NSBest 2015 | Speaker Updates [2/2]

2015 marked our sixth annual speaker showcase and once again the event took another step forward. Our best speaker showcase yet, with a great mix of speakers who shared valuable insight and their “Words to Live By” with our valued clients. This week, we’re going to update you on some of the great things our #NSBest speakers have been up to since. In part two, we’re looking at our featured speakers at Vancouver: NSB-Divider

NSB-Engage-Vancouver-78-600x400Ken Coates | Leading Thinker on Canada’s Future & Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation

In tandem with his work educating the next generation of thinkers on Canada’s future at the University of Saskatchewan, Ken also conducts valuable research on issues affecting Canadians. From Aboriginal rights to Northern Governance, Science and Technology policies to circumpolar affairs and everything in between. Ken recently completed his latest book Dream Factories: Why Universities Won’t Solve the Youth Jobs Crisis, set for release on May 14. In it, Ken explores the impacts of universities turning out graduates with the wrong skills, and the consequences of vanishing job opportunities. Check out the highlights from Ken’s NSBest presentation:


Matthew-Corrin-NSBestToronto-highres-4-600x400Matthew Corrin | Founder & CEO of Freshii

Matthew continues to grow the Freshii organization throughout the world, recently opening new locations in Dublin, Grand Rapids, Winnipeg, and Columbus to name a few. The chain is now in over 85 cities around the world. The Financial Post recently looked at how Matthew is riding the health food boom and finding inspiration from fast fashion to fuel Freshii’s rapid expansion. Freshii’s in-store partnerships and new home meal-delivery service are featured in the article.
“The more of us that can bring health and wellness to the masses, the more that will have a positive impact on society.” -Matthew Corrin
Check out the highlights from Matthew’s NSBest presentation:


Adam-Kreek-EngageYVR2-web-600x400Adam Kreek | Olympic Gold Medallist, Adventurer & Social Entrepreneur

In between his work with audiences looking to embolden organizational culture, re-boot team performance, and expand resiliency, Adam provides insight on peak performance of top athletes for CBC. Some of his most recent pieces include benefits of flexibility, exercise boosting brain size, beating the stresses of a hectic schedule and more. You’ll see a lot more from Adam as we near the Olympic Games in Rio. Building off his work at the recent PanAm Games in Toronto, Adam will join the CBC team as a broadcast analyst in Rio de Janeiro. Check out the highlights from Adam’s NSBest presentation:


Michael-Hyatt-NSB-Engage-Vancouver-145Michael Hyatt | Investor, Business Expert & Entrepreneur

Michael can be seen providing commentary and insight on hot-button business issues for CBC News. Some recent stories include a look at the state of Bombardier, the Doha Oil Summit and Canadian Bank CEO Pay. Michael also teamed up with UBER to take part in their UBER Pitch program. Here’s a link to an interview he gave with Bloomberg sharing his experience. Check out the highlights from Michael’s NSBest presentation:


Dawn-Chubai-highres (2)Dawn Chubai | Television Host, Emcee & Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist

Dawn continues to help British Columbians start their mornings off right as a co-host on Breakfast Television Vancouver. In her current role as a “Live Eye” Host, she’s got up to some interesting activities as of late including touring of Vancouver’s First Certified Passive HouseJumping Exercises At ‘Sky Zone’, and setting the stage for the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. She also finds fills in from time-to-time on News 1130. Check out the highlights from Dawn’s NSBest presentation:


Lesra-Martin-highres (5)Lesra Martin | Acclaimed Lawyer Who Helped Bring About the Release of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

Lesra is an inspiring example of the power in each of us to make a difference. Functionally illiterate, he realized that in order to achieve his dream of attending university, he would need to learn to read and write. Lesra continues to inspire audiences throughout North America. Check out the highlights from Lesra’s NSBest presentation:



Thanks to our incredible NSBest attendees we were able to exceed our goal of $5,000 to outfit a school in Kenya through Marc and Craig Kielburger‘s Free the Children foundation. Thank you to all who helped make this happen.

View the updates on our NSBest Toronto speakers here.

Learn more about these speakers and how their insights can help your organization achieve success by contacting us today.