NSB Engage Ottawa Speaker Profile | Dave Williams

Every year, NSB hosts the Engage Speaker Talks (#NSBest) event series across Canada to give event professionals a chance to connect, learn, and gain inspiration from some of our most requested speakers. The series kicked off with our Calgary event in September and will have two more stops in our 2018 series:

Ottawa || October 12, 2018

Toronto || November 1, 2018

The Engage Ottawa showcase features two keynote speakers delivering their most compelling presentations on the topics that matter most to Ontario-based organizations. Today we’re looking at #NSBest Ottawa speaker, Dave Williams.

Dave Williams //
Record-breaking Astronaut and Aquanaut
& Leadership Expert

A true Canadian hero, Dave Williams is down-to-earth with a compelling approach to peak performance, environmental stewardship, leadership, our futures, and risk management. He joined an exclusive club when he blasted into space aboard both the Space Shuttle Columbia and Endeavour. Before his next role as hospital CEO, he also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, becoming Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut.

Dave’s Engage Ottawa Presentation || Defying Limits

Dave has led the sort of life that most people only dream of. He has set records for spacewalking. He has lived undersea for weeks at a time. He has saved lives as an emergency doctor, launched into the stratosphere twice, and performed surgery in zero gravity. In this presentation, Dave shares insights from his experiences Defying Limits. His story, one of determination, resilience, and peak performance – is proof we can all live an infinite, fulfilling life by relishing the value and importance of each moment. He teaches audiences how they can exceed their limits to soar farther and higher than they ever imagined. 

 Participants will learn:

  • Goal-setting techniques to help you live an infinite, more fulfilled life.
  • Mental tools for overcoming fear & self-doubt.
  • Risk management methods that establish zero tolerance for mistakes.

Dave’s Brand New Book

Defying Limits – Lessons from the Edge of the Universe


An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts. [Learn More]

What Audiences Say About Dave

“His presentation was spectacular… He accomplished exactly what I had hoped he would: our attendees arrived after four hours of intense technical information, needing a break and rejuvenation. They left Dr. Williams talk excited, ready for the next three hours, and with the sense that the world is a wondrous place that they could make better.”
– Program Chair, SWAC

“Dave was an exceptional keynote this morning with a capacity audience of 500 people who were captivated from his opening until the standing ovation. He was a perfect fit for the Ontario Community Support Association’s membership and he worked hard to provide great value for our client.” 
– Ontario Community Support Association


Find inspiration and learn how to nurture peak performance in your organization with Motivation & Leadership expert, Dave Williams, at Engage Ottawa. RSVP Below: