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Sarah McVanel

Keynote: F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others' Greatness™

 

Recognition expert, Sarah McVanel is passionate about guiding each of us to re-discover our own greatness and recognize the greatness in others. She personifies Greatness Magnified!

An experienced and dynamic speaker and coach, Sarah McVanel offers the business evidence to back up how recognizing greatness in ourselves and others is key to sustained business success through improved morale, increased top talent retention, and generating a positive corporate culture. Once we rediscover that understanding of our own greatness, we can use it to recognize that greatness all around us and improve ourselves, our workplace and the organization’s bottom line!

Sarah has put her psychology undergrad and MSc in family therapy/dynamics to good use and has excelled the field of Organizational Development, Training and Communications for over 15 years. She is a lifelong learner and continues to educate herself so she can better serve her clients.

Her book "Forever Recognize Others Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies to Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines" and other practical tools leave audiences with the process and insights needed to take action and make a positive difference. When we find our potential again, our enthusiasm for what we do, we can begin to implement effective growth strategies for ourselves, our employees, and our workplace.

Sarah McVanel has inspired, challenged, and focused her audiences, leaving them with a powerful new understanding of their work, their colleagues and their lives!

Shawn Casemore

Breakout Session: Collaborating for Success: Building Relationships for Success

 

Shawn’s expertise and passion for helping teams achieve peak performance didn’t just happen overnight. After a nearly twenty year corporate career in automotive, packaging, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and power generation holding various leadership roles from team leader all the way up to Assistant General Manager, he learned a thing or two about being an effective leader, and more importantly what it takes to build a strong and productive team that would consistently deliver results.

His journey as a professional speaker began in 2009 when he left his corporate career to launch his speaking career. Today, as a speaker, consultant and author Shawn invests significant time studying top performing organizations around the world, consulting with and advising CEOs and Entrepreneurs on how to grow their organization by empowering their teams to maximize customer value through the creation of compelling employee-customer connections.

Recognized as a thought leader in the area of team development, Shawn’s ideas and perspectives are frequently published in industry publications including the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Fast Company, Industry Week, 20/20 Magazine, the Globe and Mail and CFO Magazine to name a few.

Despite a hectic travel schedule across North America, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and their two young boys in the small town of Chatsworth, just North of Toronto, Ontario. In his free time Shawn also enjoys cross-fit, golfing, and what he describes as riding an assortment of fun, albeit dangerous, motorized vehicles.

Michelle Cederberg

Breakout Session: The Myth of Multitasking How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

 

For over 15 years, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has been captivating audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a Carpe Freakin’ Diem life.

An in-demand speaker, author, coach and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us to create the life and career we want. She helps people boost that capacity, so they gain clarity, build confidence, and get the discipline to do the freakin’ work.

She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach, and an ORSC-Trained Team Coach. She truly combines mind, body and practicality to empower change.