In this highly entertaining presentation, Brian Burke shares stories of his journey through the hockey world, including building a career in professional sports; dealing with the ups and downs; as well as challenges and opportunities in today’s environment for the players and professionals. Burke sheds lights on the three pillars he uses to build a successful organization: (1) running it like a business, (2) entertaining your target audience, and (3) promoting charity work amongst your team.
Professional sports in North America has a very limited gay presence. The NHL is one league that does not have a presence. Bias, suspicion and prejudice still prevail. Brian Burke’s goal is to help eliminate the barriers. Brian shows audiences that there is a difference between being tolerant and being an active advocate who stands up with pride at all times. His impactful and personal story on what it means to be an ally leaves attendees feeling inspired to become more vocal with their voices and intentional with their actions.
• Three key steps to support the LGBT Community.