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Greg Schwem - Motivational Humorist, Corporate Comedian & Author
An award-winning syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Greg Schwem brings clean, customized humor & 30-plus years of experience to your corporate event, whether speaking live or virtually. As a business humor speaker & corporate emcee, Schwem’s clients have included Microsoft, McDonald’s, Southwest Airline and even the CIA. What sets Schwem apart from other corporate entertainers is his ability—and willingness—to customize material for his audience while working within the parameters of the corporate environment. By immersing himself in your business, his deep research coupled with his smart humor, provides an unforgettable unique & hilarious presentation just for you.

Keelan Leyser - Digital Illusionist, Technology Magician, Futurist & Keynote Speaker
Exemplifying "Education by Entertainment" Keelan Leyser is a renowned tech magician, mentalist, digital illusionist, keynote speaker & futurist, widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading practitioners of the art. He is known for his innovative use of technology to create captivating illusions, combining elements such as iPads, drones, LED screens, robotics, AI, virtual reality, holograms, and social media to engage audiences in new and exciting ways. An international performer & business speaker, Keelan has given presentations to companies like Microsoft, Intel, BMW, Google, Skype, Acer, House of Fraser, Rexona & Xiaomi. Keelan has performed for the King of Bahrain as well as King Charles in the UK.

Chris Barton - Founder & Creator of Shazam; Entrepreneur; Inventor; Tech Investor
Chris Barton wanted a way to identify the songs he was hearing everywhere around him. There wasn’t one — so he invented it. The founder & creator of Shazam — which now has over two billion downloads & was Apple’s sixth largest acquisition — Barton excels at using technology to make seemingly impossible ideas come to life. The holder of 12 patents, his incredible story captivates audiences & leaves them inspired to make big things happen in their organizations & create magic in defiance of any & all obstacles. In 2018, Shazam & its 200 employees, were acquired by Apple & today, it is considered one of the world’s most popular apps. It even inspired the popular game show, Beat Shazam, hosted by Jamie Foxx.

Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal - Former Head of Executive Leadership Development & Talent Strategy at Nike - Resilience Leadership
Dr. Taryn Stejskal (pronounced stay-skull) is one of the leading authorities on Resilience Leadership. She  is uniquely focused on enhancing resilience in leadership & in life, to allow people to bring out the best of themselves each day. Taryn Stejskal is the former Head of Executive Leadership Development at Nike, Global Leadership Development at Cigna, & founded her own company, Resilience Leadership, where she serves as the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), where the empirically-based framework, The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People serves as the foundation for executive coaching, top team effectiveness, high potential leadership program and workshops, and inspirational keynote addresses.

Dan Pontefract - Leadership & Future of Work Expert | Keynote Speaker
For 20 years, Dan Pontefract held senior roles at SAP, TELUS & Business Objects leading corporate culture change, leadership development, employee experience & overall performance improvement. Ever since, he has worked with organizations around the world including the likes of Salesforce, Amgen, State of Tennessee, Nestlé, Canada Post, Autodesk, Manulife, Nutrien, City of Toronto, BMO, D2L, among many others. Dan is the award-winning author of four leadership books: His 5th book will publish in 2023 titled WORK-LIFE BLOOM; Dan has presented at four different TED events & also writes for Forbes & Harvard Business Review. He has on-the-ground experience to improve your leadership & corporate culture. Indeed, the future of work is now.

Speaker Jennifer MossJenn Harper - Indigenous, Award-Winning Entrepreneur | Founder of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics
An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC. Cheekbone Beauty aims to help every Indigenous person see and feel their value in the world while developing sustainable colour cosmetics that won’t end up in a landfill. Harper has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years but gained popularity quickly after appearing on CBC’s hit show, Dragon’s Den in 2019. Since her appearance on the show, Jenn has been featured as Chatelaine’s “Woman of the Year in 2019”, Canadian Business’s “2022 New Innovator’s List”, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Women of Influence in 2022” list.

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