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Tim Magwood


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Master Storyteller & Catalyst

Tim is a creative, collaborative and passionate leader. A colleague describes him as a “lightening rod in driving positive change.” Tim has the head of an entrepreneur, the heart of a coach, and the soul of a singer/songwriter. As a seasoned facilitator and presenter, he has brought value to over 10,000 participants.

Keynote Speeches

Stories Rule!

Attention is the new currency. Fighting for attention in the midst of unprecedented noise means: Hundreds of billions of tweets, text, emails, and videos every day. It’s hopeless UNLESS you’re using stories. Stories cut through the clutter, change minds, and stick. We help you use corporate storytelling to fuel performance. Simple as that. And it works.

Stories to Fuel: Sales

No more case studies! If your salespeople are still trying to win and keep customers with data, they’re fighting a losing battle. Using connection and success stories is a game-changer in sales.

Stories to Fuel: Leadership

Is anyone listening to you? Do your people know your personal story? Do you think of stories as strategic assets? Tragically, many leaders don’t. We are out to fix that.

Stories to Fuel: Culture

Culture, what’s that? Stories are the glue that binds cultures. Can you tell a story showing one of your company values in action? How about your company origin story? If the answer to either is NO, then you need us.

Platform Plus Presentations

Unique formats and ways to connect with audiences.
As a Host/MC, Tim challenges, teaches, and inspires your audience to do whatever it is you want them to do.

Speaker Biography

Before entering the business world, Tim delighted audiences in stage productions such as Les Miserables (Royal Alexandra Theater, National Arts Centre), Napoleon (Elgin Theatre), and Fiddler on the Roof (Huron Country Playhouse).

In the mid 1990s he joined Canada’s largest private communications firm at the time, ICE, as a Senior Account Director, and worked with many of Canada’s biggest and best corporations. He left to pursue his passion for training, becoming a senior consultant and trainer with Horn and Associates where he designed and delivered sales and sales management training programs. In 1999, his vision was to create the “defacto sales learning leader in Canada.”

He started Fusion Learning, which became the fastest growing sales effectiveness firm in the country, providing programs for hundreds of corporate clients including Dynamic Funds, Rogers, BDC, Molson Coors, and TD Bank. Tim sold his shares in Fusion in 2010, but continues to work with them.

Tim reunited with ICE’s CEO Doug Keeley as a Consultant Storyteller at the Stories Rule! in late 2012. He now combines his unique skills and passion for leadership to teach, challenge, and inspire businesses and educators through The Mark of a Leader program. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife and 3 kids, and fuelling his passion for music, recently releasing his second successful CD of original songs.