Monday, June 11, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Jon Montgomery, Host, The Amazing Race Canada
Represented by: Speakers' Spotlight
Dreaming Big: Living Bigger
While Jon Montgomery always wanted to be a Canadian National Team athlete, he didn’t know which sport it would be in!
Keeping his eyes wide open, living outside his comfort zone, trying new things and accepting the challenges that presented themselves enabled him to find his passion and his opportunity to realize his dreams. In an individual sport like skeleton, one’s success as an athlete is directly tied to their ability to work collaboratively with their team. Jon Montgomery explains the importance of teamwork in our families, workplaces, or communities.
Jon’s story inspires others to go after what they’re looking for, no matter how daunting a task it may at first seem.
Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians--and the attention of everyone--during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. After years of hard work, training and perseverance, Montgomery won a gold medal in the skeleton, securing his place in history as one of the best. His celebratory walk through Whistler showcased his passion, spirit, and sense of humor--traits that he brings to every platform, whether in front of a live audience or acting as the host of The Amazing Race Canada.
Tuesday, June 12, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Jim Harris, Disruptive Innovation & Organizational Change Expert
Represented by: Global Speakers Agency
His internationally bestselling book, Blindsided! presents a series of practical techniques to help business leaders identify trends earlier and more accurately predict their impact when the tumult of the market threatens to throw plans off course. He is also the author of The Learning Paradox and Emotional Learning.
Wednesday, June 13, 8;15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Ruben Gonzalez, Four-Time Olympian and Best-Selling Author
Represented by: SpeakInc Speakers Bureau
Becoming Unstoppable - Success Secrets from a Four-Time Olympian
In this funny, motivational, high energy message, you will learn how to build confidence and destroy fear, how to unleash your passion and drive, how to unlock your full potential, how to turn defeat into victory, and how to achieve personal or professional ambitions. In addition, this inspiring keynote is filled with proven methods and techniques that will help you develop a winning mindset. You will learn how to become resilient and how to become unstoppable on the way to the top.
A seemingly “ordinary guy,” Ruben Gonzalez wasn’t a gifted athlete. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Against all odds, four years later he was competing in the Winter Olympics. At the age of 47 he was racing against 20-year-olds in the Vancouver Winter Olympics! Ruben speaks from Olympic experience. He teaches the personal effectiveness system he used to achieve success again and again in both the Olympics and in business. He is proof that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things if they will follow a few simple steps. From Dubai to Toronto, from Hanoi to Cancun, from Singapore to Africa, Ruben has inspired and motivated audiences around the world. Ruben has shared the stage with speaking legends Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, and Tom Hopkins. They’ve hailed him as a leader of a new generation of personal development speakers. As a Four-Time Olympian and internationally recognized expert on developing mental toughness, Ruben Gonzalez knows how to achieve success again and again. A master storyteller, Ruben uses his Olympic experiences to inspire audiences to think differently, live life with passion and have the courage to take the necessary steps toward their goals – to push beyond self-imposed limitations and to produce better results!