Tuesday, November 14
FICP's Speaker Showcase has become one of the most anticipated features of the Annual Conference and offers a sneak peek at three world-class speakers in one venue. Each speaker will follow up on their short keynote with a full-length breakout session to continue their story.
Meet Our Incredible Lineup of Speakers
Session descriptions will be announced soon!
Resilience and ReVisionary Thinking Expert
Represented by SpeakInc Speakers Bureau
Read Courtney's Bio
Courtney Clark is the luckiest unlucky person in the world. After a series of major struggles beginning in her mid-20s, she has built two successful businesses and is the author of two books, including her most recent book The Successful Struggle: Powerful Techniques to Achieve Accelerated Resilience. She works with people who want to adapt faster and achieve more and has spoken worldwide to organizations like Procter & Gamble, Dell, S&P, Humana, Cisco and Cardinal Health.
Courtney’s resilience work has been called “practical,” “powerful” and “empowering” by industry leaders and she’s been featured in Forbes, Psychology Today, USA Today and The Chicago Tribune. If she wasn’t writing and speaking about resilience, Courtney would have wanted to be a tap dancer. Thankfully for her audiences, she wasn't very good at it.
Future of Work Expert
Represented by Speakers' Spotlight
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Hamza Khan is a multi-award-winning marketer, bestselling author and global keynote speaker whose TEDx Talk “Stop Managing, Start Leading” has been viewed over two million times. He shares actionable insights on resilience, productivity and leadership to help people and organizations thrive in the future of work. Through his consulting, writing, teaching and speaking, Khan empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into action.
From New York to Singapore, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Khan is a global thought leader who has spoken to hundreds of audiences across many industries, in numerous countries. His clients have included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations, including PepsiCo, LinkedIn, Deloitte, PwC, Trivago and over 100 colleges, and his insights have been featured by notable media outlets such as VICE, Business Insider, and The Globe and Mail. He is also the author of Amazon bestseller The Burnout Gamble: Achieve More by Beating Burnout and Building Resilience.
Khan works alongside young people and new talent as Managing Director of Student Life Network, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive education resource platform, which reaches over 2.7 million students. He is also the co-founder of Splash Effect, a boutique marketing & creative agency, as well as SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company. As an educator, he is currently an instructor at Seneca College and Ryerson University, teaching courses on digital marketing and social media.
Sylvie di Giusto
Personal Branding and Customer Experience Expert
Represented by Gotham Artists
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International keynote speaker, Sylvie di Giusto, brings her expertise from a successful corporate career in Europe to every presentation. Formerly the head of a management academy and innovation hub, she developed innovative programs for high-end education with never-before-used training methods.
As the chief of staff for the chief human resources officer of Europe’s largest tourism and retail group, Sylvie also coordinated all group-wide human resources teams and activities. Prior to that, at a consultancy firm, she implemented online and in-person training and development initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. Well-versed in the study of social and cultural norms, personal beliefs and values, as well as cognitive biases and thought patterns, her 20 years in learning and development leaves a deep understanding into how ‘The Power of Choice’ impacts an organization’s sales, leadership and growth
Now, extraordinary leaders and professionals at many of the most respected organizations and associations in the world — from American Express to American Airlines, Hilton to Nespresso, Microsoft to Prudential and even the US Air Force — trust Sylvie to help them make the right decisions that grow their brands and bottom lines. Building on her five cornerstones of ‘Modern Emotional Intelligence’ — visual, behavioral, verbal, digital and social intelligence — Sylvie gives her audiences ‘The Power of Choice’ a conscious decision-making framework that allows us to understand our perceptions, choose our behaviors and determine our best outcomes.
She is the author of The Image of Leadership, Discover Your Fair Advantage and the upcoming Make Me Feel Important, in which she leads you deep into the customer experience and shows you how to make every interaction count. Sylvie takes your organization on an entertaining, spectacular and thought-provoking journey through the brain, the mind and from the unconscious to the conscious — and ultimately to the heights of personal, professional and organizational success.