This engaging keynote uses a unique, highly-interactive format to connect all listeners with the tailored story unfolding before them. In it, Marc utilizes a pioneering approach to visuals that allows the audience to take an active part in the story, steering it towards their own interests and the inspiring mentors they feel most connected with. The thread that ties each individual anecdote together is the tangible leadership lessons they bring – lessons that can be used by any team member, no matter their background or level within your organization.
The lessons Marc shares have been accumulated over 25 years of active service, delivered by some of the world’s most impactful change-makers, from Nelson Mandela to Mother Teresa to Richard Branson. Impactful for teachers, executives and community groups alike, as well as those planning larger conferences, the speech will leave attendees with new ideas and a framework for creating organizational and personal change.
Beginning during his time as a teenage activist supporting an AIDS hospice in Thailand, and following Marc’s journey to becoming an impactful leader, working with hundreds of employees around the world, Marc provides the key moments in his life that brought him and his movement to where they are today. From the mountains of Davos to the shadow of acacia trees, Marc had the chance to learn lessons in unconventional leadership from world-leaders and community-leaders alike. The insight he gained from this – everything from taking chances to the vital importance of empathy and emotional intelligence in all circumstances – makes up the foundation of this innovative multimedia speech. At its core, the talk asks listers to choose the story they wish to hear, crafting a collaborative keynote that resonates for audiences both overflowing and intimate.
This powerful and emotional keynote draws from Marc Kielburger’s personal history of building a movement from the ground up. Bringing audiences along for this life-changing journey, Marc’s story carries moments of laughter and adventure alongside the more serious subjects and inequality he’s witnessed in his decades of activism.
Building a movement with his brother Craig after the younger Kielburger was driven to act by the death of Iqbal Masih, a 12-year-old Pakistani activist killed for his own crusade against child labour, Marc quickly found himself on a journey he never could have imagined. From his studies at Harvard and Oxford to the set of the Oprah Winfrey show, where the legendary host promised to help Marc and Craig’s burgeoning movement build 100 schools, Marc experienced an exciting and often daunting education in leadership.
Now, more than 25 years later, Marc sits at the head of the WE, a movement that has built thousands of school-rooms around the world and given more than one-million people the tools to lift themselves from poverty.
In this speech, Marc presents the impact that changing your focus from “me” to “we” will have, helping you find your purpose and begin your own path of impact. He accompanies this with applicable, real-life suggestions to help you on your journey, no matter your background or level of influence.
Starting a family during these challenging, rapidly changing times can seem hugely intimidating. Based on the Kielburger’s bestselling The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this inspiring speech shares significant insight into how parents can encourage their kids to grow as empathetic and caring contributors to the world.
Raised by educator parents to see the world in a different light and never turn away from big challenges, Marc Kielburger has spent decades building opportunities for young people to make a difference. Through WE Charity’s WE Schools programming and campaigns, he and Craig work with more than 18,000 schools across the globe and offer 4.3 million students the chance to create lasting change on a local and global scale.
In this speech, Marc presents important recommendations and key information gathered through his unique apprenticeship with some of the world’s leading voices on mentorship and early childhood development. Backed by more than 1,000 interviews on this vital subject, these tips provide a boost not only for those hoping to help their children thrive academically, but also become positive examples for their peers and active global contributors who care about the issues the world is facing today.
Drawing upon the often-overlooked links between purpose and profit, two of the great driving forces for human action, WEconomy provides a clear path for bringing the impact of both forces together.
Focusing on the awareness that we all have on the power of purpose, this speech is anchored by Marc’s 5th book, WEconomy – co-authored by Craig Kielburger and Holly Branson. In WEconomy, Marc, Craig and Holly share how you can merge purpose into your career as well as your company and life. Designed to help listeners benefit from every aspect of their purpose, the speech can be customized for both executives and new employees looking to move up and increase their impact. Also tailored for each company’s unique core values and mission, Marc celebrates the purpose already present in your work while sharing the power you have to make an even bigger difference.
This is a clear roadmap for following your own values without sacrificing career success, and your audience will be fully engaged whether they are looking for just a few key steps or a holistic, comprehensive plan to make a difference.
Anyone who turns on the news today will likely be left thinking that the “me” rather than “we” mentality is stronger than ever. So in a time like this, how should parents go about raising engaged and empathetic children who are part of a family tradition that gives back?
Marc’s answer is WE. In this rousing keynote Marc offers his personal perspective on connecting with contemporary young people while presenting key steps to help individuals and families strengthen their own values.
With the experience of an entire movement and the wisdom of some of today’s greatest change-makers behind him, as well as the teachings of expert partners like Foundation Source, Marc is excited to offer families the tools they need to find their passion. Having a shared cause helps families prepare their children to build and continue a meaningful legacy of positive change as they grow as people, leaders, and dedicated change-makers.
Marc Kielburger is available to deliver the following presentations individually or as a duo alongside his brother Craig: