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Michelle Cederberg

Opening Keynote: The Success-Energy Equation - How to Win Big at Work and Still Have a Life
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.

Janice Butler

Breakout Session: Simplify Your Life! Minimalism & More!
Breakout Session: Let’s go, Explore!

 

Like an inspiring breeze, Janice Butler, entertains and grabs the attention of her audience by her amazing storytelling ability that keeps them on the edge of their seat! Her enthusiasm is contagious…you will be invigorated by her energy!

She has been acclaimed an “absolutely brilliant keynote speaker” from all over the world, Australia, France, Belgium, England, United States, and Canada. Being fully bilingual, she worked with thousands of people from major North American, European and Australian firms for over 30 years.

Janice is the owner and president of Creative Breeze Training Inc., a professional and personal development training company. She was born in the north eastern part of New Brunswick, Canada and now lives near Fredericton.

Her message is SIMPLE, yet POWERFUL... “Be energized, Excel at what you love, Live a fulfilling life!” Can you imagine the "BOOST" in your organization if EVERYONE would be positive and enjoyed life? Based on a research published in the Fortune Magazine, a person who loves and enjoys life is 127% more productive in everything they do! Janice’s life is a living testimonial that what she teaches actually works. She is one of those people who “walk the talk” and she adapts and relates all her keynotes and seminars to her audience.

Janna Hare

Breakout Session: The Seven Elements of Trust

 

Janna holds a BA (Honours) in Psychology, a B. ED and M. ED in adult education, all from the University of New Brunswick. In addition, Janna is a graduate of Royal Roads University as a Certified Executive Coach and an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB).

She is certified to integrate powerful tools and curriculum such as The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), The Leadership Circle Profile™ and The Leadership Circle Culture Survey™ in her client work.

“I am a super passionate advocate for continuous growth and development. Early on in my career, I decided to pursue work in a field that had always held interest for me – adult education – and realized that I loved serving others in the context of their learning and personal development. This led me to eventually earning a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Development from the University of New Brunswick. Through my work in adult learning and development, I was introduced to the field of coaching. It was not long after I completed my post-grad work in Executive Coaching that I first heard about Dr. Brené Brown and her ground-breaking research on cultivating courage and living wholeheartedly.”

Sarah McVanel

Lunch Time Session: F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others' Greatness™
Breakout Session: The Flip Side of Failing

 

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
Breakout Session: Self-Empowerment: Developing Resolve, Resilience and the Drive to Thrive

 

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.

Robyn Tingley

Breakout Session: Building a Modern and Inclusive Workplace

 

Robyn works with the world’s leading employers who are preparing for a future of significant demographic changes. She conducts research, consults on diversity programs, and helps senior management teams assess their readiness for shifting demographics. She speaks to audiences all around the world, sharing her insights and igniting conversations that prepare management for the future of work. Audiences gain new insights into emerging groups, and learn how they can adjust their HR practices to achieve better engagement, while building a modern workplace where top talent can unleash new levels of innovation and productivity. She delivers interactive keynotes and workshops for leadership programs, diversity & inclusion events, management retreats, and client roundtables. Her clients include JD Irving, Hyundai Capital, Scotiabank, Ingram Micro, The Government of Canada, Mars Corporation, and major industry associations including academia, technology, engineering, nursing and water & wastewater management.

Catherine Doucette

Breakout Session: Plug Back into Your Life

 

Catherine’s passion is helping people and companies fulfill their potential. A warm, witty, and focused speaker, she delivers transformational training that teaches organizations and individuals to embrace change and challenges as positive forces for growth. Along with more than two decades of experience, Catherine has impeccable credentials. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations along with a Diploma and Master’s Degree in Adult Education and the professional designation of Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).

Catherine has completed training in both The Simplexity Thinking System (for Innovation and Strategic Planning) and Experiential Learning (David A. Kolb’s model).

Catherine loves mentoring the next generation of leaders. She teaches Management Skills in the MBA program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, where students nominated her for an Excellence in Teaching award in 2015. She is the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the New Brunswick Community College in Saint John.

She also is a LearnSphere Canada associate, helping new businesses launch and existing organizations expand. In 2015, Catherine received the National Volunteer Award from the Institute for Performance and Learning for launching and then chairing its New Brunswick Chapter for five years.

Jason Cyrus

Saturday Evening: Entertainment

 

Born in the small coal mining village of Minto, NB and son of country music legend the late Joey Knight. Jason has always been loved for his big heart, quick wit, great sense of humor, family values and charismatic personality.

Like a true Canadian boy, Jason has always had a love for hockey combined with talent and skill. During his hockey career, Jason played on AAA hockey teams and received many awards including MOST VALUABLE PLAYER and HIGHEST POINTS. His success led to an invitation to try out for a Junior A hockey team in Ontario. His hard work and dedication earned him a position on the team which led to many other opportunities.

Jason fostered his love for magic and hypnosis at a very young age and is now called “Canada’s Stage Hypnosis KING” by the country’s entertainment capital, Niagara Falls. Jason began touring at the major theatres/casinos in Canada and very quickly had one of the hottest tickets in town. Audiences were completely blown away and people came from everywhere to see his gift, packing the theatres more and more each and every year.

In addition to his stage shows and speaking, he also does one on one sessions at LAZER IZ ESSENTAIL wellness Center in Moncton NB. Jason is a certified Naturotherapist (Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada), unconscious coach and clinical hypnotherapist (National Guild of Hypnotist). Jason is able to help his clients reach their true potential while enhancing and improving their lives. The success and popularity of his shows have increased his clientele as people travel from far to see him privately. Jason enjoys all aspects of his career. While he enjoys performing and speaking in front of large audiences, he also finds working one on one with clients very rewarding.

On any down time (which is very limited these days), he still enjoys playing hockey and softball but his real dedication belongs to his family. He values the time he spends with them. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”.

Michael Landsberg

Closing Keynote: Darkness and HOPE – Depression, Sports, and Me

 

A veteran broadcaster and former host of Off The Record, MICHAEL LANDSBERG is as brash, witty, and smart as you’d expect—but that’s not all. He’s also one of the country’s most staunch and vocal mental health advocates. After publicly talking about his own struggle with depression for decades, Landsberg founded #SickNotWeak: a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating stigma and building community. In talks, he shows us that the road to healing begins with non-judgemental conversation.