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Lavin’s motivational speakers offer perspectives from all walks of life. Dispensing lessons on teamwork, tips on performance, and relatable narratives about overcoming the odds, our motivational keynote speakers never settle for easy sentiment.

 
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Drew Dudley

Founder of Day One Leadership

Drew Dudley believes we routinely ignore a huge percentage of the leadership that exists around us. He aims to remedy this by helping individuals and organizations create “cultures of everyday leaders...

Major MJ Hegar

Author of Shoot Like a Girl | Leadership Speaker | Foreign Policy 100 Leading Global Thinker

Major MJ Hegar is a hero twice over—a Purple Heart-decorated pilot, and the soldier who challenged a discriminatory military policy, winning women the right to serve on the front lines for the first t...

Daniel Lerner

Instructor of NYU’s “The Science of Happiness” | Author of U Thrive

As instructor of the ever-popular NYU course, “The Science of Happiness,” and as author of U Thrive, Daniel Lerner is using positive psychology to help people lead happy lives. Using cutting-edge rese...

Yvonne Camus

A Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance

How can an average businesswoman and mom outperform US Navy Seals? Here’s how: through grit, determination, and resilience. Yvonne Camus is one of the world’s most trusted speakers on teamwork and per...

Robin Esrock

Bestselling Author, Tourism Expert, and Global Adventurer

Having explored over 100 countries on 7 continents, bestselling author and TV host Robin Esrock helps us break through the personal and professional boundaries that often stand in our way. He speaks o...

Jonathan Fader

Performance Psychologist | Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants; Author of Life as Sport

How do pro athletes and high-performance influencers stay sharp and motivated? To Dr. Jonathan Fader, psychologist for the NY Giants, it’s all about mindfulness. A leader in sport performance psycholo...

Bill Strickland

An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader

For thirty years, Bill Strickland has used his innovative arts and training centers to transform the lives of thousands of impoverished adults and teenagers. A commanding speaker, his resonant message...

Karl Subban

Leadership Speaker, Educator, and Father of NHL Star P.K. Subban

Karl Subban is a former school principal in one of Toronto’s toughest neighbourhoods, and the father of five children, including three NHL players. He’s dedicated his life to helping others reach thei...

Choir! Choir! Choir!

International Singing Phenomenon

Choir! Choir! Choir! is the international singing phenomenon that exemplifies the best of creativity, collaboration, and community-building. In their speeches, founders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman...

Ryan Holiday

Author of Perennial Seller, Ego Is the Enemy, The Daily Stoic, and more

With bestsellers like The Daily Stoic and Ego Is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday is a motivational speaker on everyone’s mind. The New York Times calls him “a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-...

Darby Allen

Fort McMurray’s Fire Chief (Ret.) | Motivational and Crisis Leadership Speaker

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life—the largest evacuation in Cana...

Rev. Jeffrey Brown

Pastor and President of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace)

Rev. Jeffrey Brown was one of the key architects behind the “Boston Miracle,” which saw the violent crime rate among youth plummet by 79% over a decade. Today, he works with faith groups, cities, gove...

Emily Esfahani Smith

Author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters

Meaning, not happiness, is the key to a good life. That’s the vital message at the core of Emily Esfahani Smith’s book, The Power of Meaning, which outlines four pillars essential to living a life tha...

Judit Polgár

The Greatest Female Chess Player of All Time

Judit Polgár is widely recognized as the greatest female chess player of all time. At age 11, she beat her first Grandmaster. At 15, she became one, shattering Bobby Fischer’s previous record in the p...

Jonathan Fader

Performance Psychologist | Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants; Author of Life as Sport

How do pro athletes and high-performance influencers stay sharp and motivated? To Dr. Jonathan Fader, psychologist for the NY Giants, it’s all about mindfulness. A leader in sport performance psycholo...

Lyn Heward

Cirque du Soleil's Former Vice-President, Creation

Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil is one of the world’s most innovative companies, and Lyn Heward is a major reason why: for years she helped shape its performers, designers, and technicians into an artisti...

Mark Manson

Motivational Speaker | Author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson isn’t your typical motivational speaker. For one, he gives advice that doesn’t suck. He focuses on the hard stuff in life, because, as he says, these are the moments that define who we are...

Miki Agrawal

One of INC's Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016

Miki Agrawal is a true “force of nature.” She was dubbed a 2017 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, 2016’s Crain’s 40 Under 40 list, featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, named ...

George Kourounis

Host of Angry Planet

George Kourounis travels to the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth to document extremes of nature and climate. He frequently finds himself up close to the world’s most fearsome forces: vicio...

Cassie Campbell

Captain of Canada’s Gold Medal Winning Women’s Hockey Team

Six-time World Champion gold medallist Cassie Campbell laced up her first pair of skates at the age of five, and hasn’t looked back since. She is the only captain in history, male or female, to have l...

Erik Wahl

Innovation Speaker and Author of Unthink and Unchain the Elephant

“I’m in the business of creating disruptive strategies—of creating breakthrough pockets of innovation,” says speaker Erik Wahl. An internationally recognized graffiti artist and bestselling author of

Hayley Wickenheiser

Legendary Olympian | Renowned Motivational Speaker

Speaker Hayley Wickenheiser was Canada’s official flag-bearer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, where she won a gold medal as part of the Canadian women’s hockey team....

Christine Sinclair

Reigning and Seven-Time Canada Soccer Player of the Year

Christine Sinclair captained the Canadian women’s soccer team for the 2012 Olympics in a tumultuous journey that energized our nation. Through heartbreaks, challenges and a sense of redemption, Sincla...

Jon Montgomery

Host of The Amazing Race Canada and Olympic Gold Medalist

Jon Montgomery delighted Canadians by winning Gold in Men’s Skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Now, as host of The Amazing Race Canada, he is a charming ambassador for our country’s most beautif...

Lewis MacKenzie

One of the World’s Most Respected Military Heroes

When it comes to being a leader, few people—anywhere in the world—can approach the level of experience and credibility that military hero Major-General (ret’d) Lewis MacKenzie has reached. Considered ...

Jeff MacInnis

Leadership Speaker, Adventurer, and Bestselling Author

Jeff MacInnis is an adventurer, explorer, author, and business consultant. His diverse skills—and noteworthy athletic achievements—have informed his decade-plus career helping organizations embrace th...

Michael Gates Gill

Bestselling author of How Starbucks Saved My Life

Nearing retirement, Michael Gates Gill lost it all. A Yale-educated ad exec, Gill was let go from his job (ostensibly for being old), saw his marriage disintegrate, and was diagnosed with a brain tumo...

Michael Pinball Clemons

One of Canada's Greatest Athletes and Community Leaders

CFL legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons is an icon of sporting excellence, community leadership, and personal integrity. With boundless energy and moments of quiet introspection, he talks about teamwork ...

Mike Babcock

Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach; Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold Medal Winner

Mike Babcock is the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the former head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, and the head coach of Canada’s gold medal-winning men’s Olympic hockey team. One of the most ...