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Monique LaCoste
Host. Moderator. Podcaster.

www.phoniquemedia.com

About Monique - When you need to resonate with an audience, trust Canada’s premiere MC, Monique LaCoste – an engaging, polished, and fully bilingual Métis host.

With decades of experience as a radio and television broadcaster and IABC-accredited business communicator, Monique is passionate about helping organizations spark meaningful conversations.

Monique’s unapologetically bright personality, a journalist’s sensibility for offering the right observation or question at the right moment, and a producer’s exacting knowledge of timing, flow of show, and problem solving make her the perfect host to set others up for their best possible spotlight moment. 

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Opening Keynote



Calvin Strachan

www.calvinstrachan.com

About Calvin - As a global facilitator and consultant, Calvin designs and presents corporate training tailored to each organization, exploring behaviours that improve leadership, sales, and business performance.

Additionally, Calvin is a sought after speaker and professional coach who brings a proven track record for helping clients close deals, pinpoint solutions, problem-solve, and establish powerful identities that catapult success.

What makes Calvin different is, he’s been tested, he will fight for you and he will not quit until you achieve the unthinkable. In front of crowds or working one on one as certified professional coach, Calvin has taught tens of thousands how to Find a Way to Win.

Find a Way to Win

- Discover how to Perform your Best under Pressure - 

After experiencing Find a Way to Win, participants will:

  • Overcome nerves and nail important presentations or interviews
  • Express themselves with confidence and poise during difficult conversations
  • Stop hiding from high-pressure goals and begin seeking them out
  • Stop losing opportunities because the competition is more bold
  • Learn to maintain their best abilities in the heat of the moment

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Business Strategy

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About Ryan - With years of industry experience under his belt, Ryan founded William Joseph Communications. He had a vision to create a marketing agency that relied on smart strategy and research to inform on-the-mark creative. From its humble beginnings, the agency has grown over the last 20 years into a place that dozens of diverse industry experts call home. Through it all, Ryan provides leadership and direction, guided by an unending passion for the industry and helping everyone who comes through the door.

As CEO, Ryan manages the key relationships of the agency in all its markets and helps provide long-term vision and insight for the company. Read more ...

The Art and Science of Marketing

Creating a Brand and Marketing Program that Drives Results

Does your brand stand out in the crowd? Do you know where to invest your time and money to maximize your marketing program? How do you know your marketing is working? All great questions and topis we will address in our session on the Art and Science of Marketing.

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Lyndon J Linklater

About LyndonLyndon J Linklater is a traditional knowledge keeper and storyteller. He has an educational background in Indian Social Work, Indian Studies and some law.

He is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation (Plains Cree) in Treaty 6 and has roots in Couchiching First Nation (Fort Francis, Ontario) in Treaty 3.

Presently, Lyndon shares work with the Remai Modern Art Museum in Saskatoon as their Indigenous Relations Advisor providing advice to their board and staff and delivering cultural programming.

He is the longest serving member of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner’s Speakers’ Bureau, since he was appointed in 2000. Over the years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of people, delivering awareness ... Read more ...

Positive Race Relations: Race Relations and Diversity, Multi-Cultural inclusivity


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Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC

www.thrivemeetings.com

About Tracy - Dietary Needs Expert. Meetings Industry Changemaker. Certified Special Events Professional. Tracy Stuckrath works with organizations and meeting planners worldwide to create safe, sustainable, and inclusive food and beverage events that deliver experiences where everyone feels valued. Every guest matters. Every meal matters.

Founder of thrive! meetings & events, and the Eating at a Meeting podcast, Tracy’s has had a 30+year career as an event professional. After being diagnosed with a food allergy, she changed the trajectory of her career in 2009 to help clients establish best practices, mitigate risk, improve experiences, and increase profit with food and beverage.

She has produced 140 podcast episodes, co-authored two books, published over 100 articles and is recognized as a meetings and event industry leader, including Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry and a Top 500 Event Professionals in North America. She lives in North Carolina, drives a Mini Cooper and talks to strangers.

Eating at a Meeting



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Dr. Grant A. Wilson

About Dr. Grant - is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina. His research focuses on marketing, strategy, and innovation. Dr. Wilson has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in top management journals such as Journal of Small Business Management, Research-Technology Management, and Journal of Business Strategy. His research has been featured in the National Post and by the World Economic Forum. In addition to Dr. Wilson's research and teaching, he is a professional strategy and management consultant, assisting over 20 clients on more than 50 projects.

Value Proposition
- Workshop -


Closing Keynote



Janna Dutton

www.jannadutton.com

About Janna'A giving heart grows’ is the personal mantra of long-time entrepreneur and philanthropist Janna Dutton.

Proudly from Saskatoon, Janna is well known in her region as the owner of multiple locations of the famous Tim Hortons multinational quick-service restaurant chain.

She is also respected and known for her community spirit and how she strives to make a positive impact in everything she does.

Janna has set out on a personal mission to rebrand and re-make herself as Janna, not Janna from Tim Hortons. This voyage has been a transformational awakening to the power of the human spirit and the value of knowing yourself. 
Learn more ...

You Can Be So Much More


In this keynote you will experience these inspirational stories and more:

From Donuts to Dollars -- a full-circle climb from the dumpster to the board room.

Couples Only -- the triumph over odds as a solo-female entrepreneur during a time in a multinational company when the only partners were couples.

Can't Kill Me -- a voyage through the devastating effects of mental health and the breakthrough into recovery.

I Am More Than My Business -- the great re-make, how you lead your thoughts, will lead your life.


        

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