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Alberta is rich in resources, energy, pioneering, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Alberta is also a resource and a leading exporter of some of the best leaders, motivational speakers, engaging trainers, inspirational leadership, sales training, business success coaches, innovative consultants, experts, and business expert authors across North America.

Leverage the 'Alberta Advantage' for your team, today!

Alphabetical listing of participating 2016 Alberta Speakers promotional partners. Click on each Alberta Speaker's name to visit their profile listing, or scroll down to view them all.

Meet our 2016 Alberta Speakers online promotional 'prosperity' speakers partners

Val Carter Faith Wood  Michelle Cederberg Russ Dantu  Andrea Davis
Freddi Dogterom Lani Donaldson Crystal Flaman  Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey Darci Lang
Darren Lang Nancy Loraas Robert Manolson Zaheen Nanji Chuck Rose
David Saxby Barb Semeniuk Nelson Scott Glenda Sheard Sylvia Plester-Silk
Laurel Vespi       

Contact these Alberta Speakers directly to discuss adding a fresh Alberta perspective to your upcoming meeting, convention, or training event. You'll be glad you did and so will your audience.

Creative lead, Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey was named the 2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient.

Visit our success articles section to access words of wisdom from some of our speakers.

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Alberta Speakers creator, Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, 2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

C: 780-707-0189

Speaking for Success by Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

Legacy of Leadership by Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

Travels from Edmonton, AB

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, CKD-Emeritus, Accredited Speaker, Best-selling author, Alberta Speakers Creator, 2011 Spirit of CAPS Recipient

If you are in leadership, sell for a living, or depend on your ability to persuade for your success... Canadian Ideaman, Bob Hooey can give you the 'Alberta Advantage' in hosting a successful meeting or conference, in building a successful career, in selling more, or in successfully leading your organization to the next level.

Protect your conference investment - leverage your training dollars. Call NOW to engage Canada's Ideaman, Bob Hooey and his profitable, innovative Ideas At Work! for your company, convention, or association. Ideas At Work! - Strategies to Success!

Bob's humorous, interactive, conversational and, sometimes provocative style inspire his audiences across North America and around the globe. As a business, leadership, team and sales success expert, as well as a prolific author, Bob's innovative development programs have successfully helped thousands of leaders and professionals dramatically and profitably increase their effectiveness.

Need an inspirational speaker or engaging trainer?

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey will help you inspire, equip, and lead your meeting's audience, association, sales team, or company to greater success! Bob is committed to helping leaders build more effective teams; and sales teams become sales leaders around the globe. This year found him keynoting conventions in Cape Town, SA and Paris, France. 2016 will find him in The Netherlands and the UK, so far.

Bob is a charter CAPS National member and Past CAPS National Director; co-founder and a Past President of CAPS Vancouver; CAPS Foundation Trustee; and a Past President of CAPS Edmonton.

Bob spoke to 3200 students (grades 3-7) at a Rise Up against bullying rally.

Contact Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey:

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey:

780-736-0009 (Creative Office)
1-888-848-8407 Toll Free (USA & Canada)

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Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, Accredited Speaker
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Alberta Speakers - Val Carter, CHRP, CTDP

Val Carter


Past Director
CAPS Calgary

Travels from Calgary, AB

Val Carter, CHRP, CTDP

Val Carter helps people create lasting change for personal and professional success. She encourages everyone to turn the mirror on themselves. This is when the fun begins!

She’s walked the talk. From over 20 years of experience in the corporate, entrepreneurial, public, and not-for-profit sectors around the world, Val has gained a wealth of knowledge – plus some excellent stories. Val does her homework. This ensures that your audience connects with Val, laughs with her, learns with her - and thanks you!

Popular sessions:

  • How to Win a Goat
  • Beyond “Here’s My Card”
  • The Time of Your Life
  • Wasps in the Workplace
  • “No” Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Contact Val Carter:

Val Carter:
(403) 281-8841
Toll free: 1-866-347-8841

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Michelle Cederberg - Alberta Speakers - Michelle Cederberg

Michelle Cederberg

C: 403-850-5589

Past President
CAPS Calgary

Michelle's Books

Travels from Calgary, AB

Michelle Cederberg, CSP / MKin, BA Psyc
The Energy Habits of High-Performing People

Imagine hiring a speaker for your next event that could actually help your team get more energy, be more productive, and have more fun every day!

With over 15 years experience as a professional speaker Michelle Cederberg faces every audience with the mission to engage, entertain and enlighten. In her lively sessions she shares innovative methods to solve our enduring health and energy dilemmas in a realistic and do-able way. And you’ll laugh out loud while you’re learning how.

Popular sessions:

  • Energized for Excellence
  • the Energy Habits of High-Performing People
  • Exposing the Myth of Life Balance
  • Stress Defense
  • The Myth of Multi-tasking

Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg galvanizes people to blaze their own path and live a bigger life. An in-demand speaker, author, health expert and life coach, she empowers clients to break down the physical and emotional barriers that get in the way of growth - in business and in life.

She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach (CPCC). She combines mind, body, humour and practicality to inspire change!

A natural storyteller, Michelle transports delighted audiences on a journey of truth and laughter that will empower them to optimize health and energy habits, find better work-life balance and gain momentum toward the personal legacy they long to create. Michelle is the author of three books. Her latest literary spark plug, Energy Now! Small Steps to an Energetic Life shares her philosophy in an eye-opening and practical way, with methods that make a difference.

Please contact Michelle for more information on her services and how you might work together.


Contact Michelle Cederberg, CSP:

Michelle Life Balance Speaker
office: 1-855-850-6770
cell: 403-850-5589

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Alberta Speakers - Russ Dantu

Russ Dantu


Travels from Calgary, AB

Russ Dantu

Russ Dantu is a speaker, trainer, author, and coach. He has been speaking professionally since 1997. If you are looking for someone who entertains, educates, inspires and leaves your audience wanting more, look no further! Russ is an expert in the areas of trade shows, customer service, and presentation skills. His workshops and seminars are known to be highly entertaining and filled with group activities to drive the message home and leave your audience with the tools they need for immediate results.

Russ has been in the trade show and customer service industry since 1982 which makes him a perfect fit for your next conference or convention. Russ also speaks in schools to our leaders of tomorrow on the subjects of drugs, alcohol, bullying, racism, and overcoming challenges. His powerful keynote keeps even the toughest teenage audiences on the edge of their seats!

His programs include:

  • At Your Service – all about Service Excellence
  • Speak Up – creating powerful presentation skills for adults and youth
  • Making Trade Shows Work – everything you need to know about participating in a trade show

His keynotes include:

  • If good customer service is common sense, why isn’t it common practice?
  • The Power of YOU! (for schools and youth groups)

In 2009 and again in 2010, Russ placed in the top 1% out of over 30,000 people competing for the coveted title of World Champion of Public Speaking. Whether you are looking for a break-out session, a 2 hour or half day workshop, a full day seminar, or a keynote to open or close your upcoming event, find out what this award winning speaker can offer your audience! Contact Russ won’t be disappointed! Russ will be competing again this year in Las Vegas.

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Alberta Speakers partner Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis


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Follow this link to see Andrea's CTV interview on the day the Costa Concordia was raised.

Travels from Calgary, AB

Andrea Davis
Author, Speaker, Survivor, captivating and inspirational!

Speaker: Andrea keeps her audience gripping onto the edge of their seats as together they sail away on this incredible journey. Helping individuals turn tragedy into triumph so that they can move forward and recognize new beginnings.

On Friday January 13th 2012, the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, ran aground spilling 3200 passengers and 1,000 crew members into the dark water of the Mediterranean. Thirty two people died and many more suffered physical and emotional scars that are still healing. Andrea and Laurence Davis were unable to find space in a life boat and leading the way, followed by others, had to swim for their lives as the 2000 foot-long ship was rolling over on top of them.

Filled with raw emotion, the chaotic events of that night are told through Andrea’s eyes from the over-turning dining room, to the open deck rife with panic and confusion, the decision to jump into the black waters and swim to a rocky shore, and the painful hike over coral rocks to safety. We witness the warm hospitality of the local Islanders who rescued, fed and clothed the survivors and the waiting world who prayed for news of their safety. The incredible decision to return to the scene of the disaster only six months later and thank the people of Giglio, despite the challenges of language and customs, attest to the open-hearted courage of the Davis couple.

“What a gripping read. Once I started Andrea’s book, I could not put it down. The story of Andrea and her husband’s ordeal is harrowing, as she takes you from the sinking ship to their terrifying swim to safety. As terrible as the events were, I admire Andrea for seeing the good in the situation–the kindness of the people of Giglio, the decency of individuals who helped get them home.
Thank you Andrea, for this book.”
- Janet Dirks, CTV National News

Author: Survival Was Only The Beginning – A Costa Concordia Story

ANDREA DAVIS was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now lives with her husband, Laurence and family in Calgary, Canada, near the foothills of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. The incredible journey that Andrea documents in this book highlights their survival of the largest disaster at sea since the sinking of the Titanic, and the months following. Andrea has opened her heart to share her vivid and dramatic memories with her readers, demonstrating the love, courage and determination that she and Laurence share.

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Alberta Speakers - Freddi Dogterom. A Young Woman - A Big Truck - A Load of Explosives - and the endless Arctic Ocean ahead!  Unusual adventures in the High Arctic are translated into learning moments for today. Dynamic Personality Trainer - When your Personality Trainer shows up with a reptile on her shoulder, you know you are in for an interesting workshop!

Freddi Dogterom

C: 403-892-7879

Travels from Lethbridge, AB via Calgary, AB

Freddi W. Dogterom, CCDP, CPT

Audiences have dubbed this award winning speaker, leader and personality trainer "The Tundra Lady”. Freddi Dogterom's popular keynotes showcase the amazing stories of her adventures while working in the High Arctic. Can you imagine a young woman driving a huge truck full of high explosive up the Mackenzie River ice road to the Arctic Ocean? Apply the lessons from this adventure and others to your workplace challenges.

“Tire Tracks on the Tundra” - Living without limits.
“Rock Stars of the Arctic!” - Learn to build your Inukshuk of life, one rock at a time.

Personality Training:
Learn how to use the Power of YOUR Personality to influence the behaviour of others.
• “Like Sandpaper on a Sunburn” – personalities in personal relationships
• “Juggling the Jerks @ Work” – personalities in the workplace
• “Juggling the Jingle in Your Genes” - personality and your money management.

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2016 President
CAPS Calgary

Travels from Calgary, AB

Lani Donaldson, B.Ed
Educator, speaker, facilitator

Lani is a sought after speaker, consultant, educator and mentor. Her mission: To make a positive, significant difference in the lives of others, so that they may impact tomorrow in a positive way.

Lani Donaldson is the inspirational leader behind two highly successful companies - Beacon Literacy and Engaged Educators. Lani continues to empower and inspire others to greater heights. Her favourite quote: "Life's a contact sport - Get a Helmet!" pretty much sums up this woman's drive. Whether it is in the field of business or education, Lani is a sought after speaker, consultant, educator and mentor. Her mission: To make a positive, significant difference in the lives of others, so that they may impact tomorrow in a positive way.

Lani has been interviewed by Canadian TV stations, CTV and Global, as well as numerous newspapers, trade journals and radio stations. Her workshops, lectures and inspirational keynotes are always well received. Lani’s speaking style is engaging and entertaining and audiences leave with great memories and a ton of valuable information.

Contact Lani Donaldson:

Lani Donaldson:
(403) 283-3278

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AB /Vancouver Speakers - Crystal Flaman

Crystal Flaman


Travels from Kelowna, BC

Crystal Flaman
Professional Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author,
100km Ultra-Marathoner and Ironman Triathlete

Crystal Flaman is dynamic, enthusiastic and funny! Crystal specifically works for and speaks with organizations who want to help their people live a more inspired life and have more energy on a daily basis! She inspires her audiences to achieve greater success, find fulfillment and discover their potential! Crystal specializes in assisting individuals, businesses and organizations to get more out of their day and out of their life through interactive keynotes and workshops!

Crystal Flaman is an Entrepreneur, Five-time Ironman Triathlete, 100km Ultra-marathon runner, Author & Storyteller! Crystal is also the creator of a unique and inspiring product line. Crystal’s goal is to use her gifts and talents to make a difference in the world, on and off the speaking platform, and she has personally raised almost ONE MILLION dollars for charities, including the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Canadian Diabetes Foundation, and Partners In The Horn of Africa through various athletic endeavors! Crystal & her twin sister rode the first ever tandem bike across Canada, cycling 7906 km, raising $500,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, entering the Guinness Book of World Records for this feat!

Crystal has also run a 100km ultra-marathon to raise funds for Africa & has raised over $80,000 in three annual 100km “Great Big Run For Africa” ultra-marathon events! These funds have assisted more than 1000 females throughout Africa in starting their own businesses! Currently, 30% of Crystal’s fee is being spent on sponsoring a school in Nepal which will be built by the end of 2008, in the name of her clients! Crystal truly inspires her audiences to live & work with greater joy, passion & purpose & assists clients in achieving their dreams, goals & potential!

Creator of The Ripple Effect -

Co-founder of D.I.V.A. Retreats -

"Become more than you were when you woke up this morning!"

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Crystal Flaman:
Toll Free: 1-877-779-3577

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Sask Speakers - Darci Lang

Darci Lang


Past President
CAPS Sask.

Check out Darci's latest book

Travels from Sask.

Darci Lang
Focus on the 90%

Have you ever met anyone who complains about their job? Do you believe a negative person can bring down the group? Why do we spend 90% of our time on 10% of our clients? Why do we give 90% at work and 10% to our families at the end of the day?

These are just a few of the questions that Darci answers in her Focus on the 90% presentation. She believes we hold a magnifying glass out in front of us in our lives and only we can choose where we focus it, on the 90% or the 10%. It's a tool that makes sense -- it's simple, it's easy to use and easy to remember.

You know motivational speakers...they come in, pump everyone up and they are nice for an entire week! Darci's message is simple. Focus on the 90% is one simple idea that actually sticks.

"Darci Lang’s message was warmly accepted and heard by our group. In the days and weeks since then, I notice that people still have their magnifying glass at their desks, and I often hear a reminder to focus on the 90%... ...both of these proof that the message was important enough to remember and ‘own’, and delivered expertly! I encourage other work groups or really, any group, to take the opportunity to listen and learn from Darci!"
John Boyle, FCC

"The response to Darci's presentation at our staff meeting was extremely positive and although I am not surprised, I am a bit awestruck by the level of emotion expressed in the event evaluations and the deep value people took away from her message. Without a doubt, Darci is motivational - she is also a no nonsense Reality-Check Task Master!"
Jennifer Redston, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

We really can choose to be positive. It starts with focusing on the 90%.

Contact Darci Lang:

Darci Lang:
306 569-1354

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Sask Speakers - Darren Lang

Darren Lang

(306) 535-3233

Past President CAPS Sask.

Download Darren's Staying Up in an Upside-down World pdf

What Darren's Clients are saying (pdf)

Travels from Sask.

Darren Lang, MBA
Professional Speaker & Trainer

“Staying Up in an Upside-down World”
(Tools to beat stress and feel your best)

Tired of working with a stressed team? Is your group suffering from burn-out, apathy, absenteeism and health trouble? You are not alone. Stress can have a huge impact on your team, resulting in poor decision making, lack luster performance, stress leave and staff turnover.

In this session, Darren shares his own journey with stress and the tools that brought him back to feeling his best. Your group will hear many fun and heartfelt stories that will inspire them to take action and “Stay up in an Upside-down World”.

Why is stress such a problem?

These days, the frantic pace of our personal and professional lives has got stress levels soaring. This intense stress actually starts to deplete us and makes it hard to “Stay up” and productive. It affects our ability to deal with and rebound from stress often pulling us down into a “stress spiral”.

"Best session I have ever seen on managing stress." -Saskatoon Health Region

"I sat there thinking, 'Wow, it's like you have lived my life. I could relate to everything you said. Thank you for this information." -Canadian Red Cross

What you'll learn

• To identify when your stress switch gets flipped and how to manage it so you stay up and productive.
• How many are getting caught in a "Stress Spiral" and how to reverse it.
• Tools to reduce or even avoid getting stressed in any situation
• How to boost your body's "good mood fluid" to think and feel your best.

"Darren, I had a light-bulb moment in your session. I am taking action today to start reversing my stress spiral." -Cornerstone School Division

Length of session
This topic is available in times ranging from a one hour keynote to a half-day workshop.

Contact Darren Lang:

Darren Lang:
XL Enterprises Inc.

(306) 535-3233

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Alberta Speakers colleague Nancy Loraas

Nancy Lorass


Travels from Calgary, AB

Nancy Loraas, MBA, PCC

Up your game with Nancy Loraas! Nancy will give your audiences a no-nonsense blueprint to develop their leadership and create high performing teams.

  • Are you looking at what is next as you develop as a leader?
  • Do you wonder why your team isn’t performing better?
  • Did you receive some feedback that you know you need to act on?

Combining over 25 years in industry and working as an executive and team coach, Nancy has seen first hand what makes compelling leaders and the factors that contribute to struggling leaders. Nancy knows what it takes to create those unstoppable high performance teams. Audiences resonate with Nancy’s stories and examples and appreciate leaving with a simple plan of action.

An essential element in work and in life is communication. Over the years, Nancy has developed an expertise in communication and has trained countless teams and leaders on how to do it better. Let Nancy remind your audiences – business or general – of the top ten communication tips to enhance your life and your workplace! Humorous examples and simple actions leave audiences with a great approach to even their most difficult communication challenge.

  • Keynote speaking
  • Executive / Leadership Coaching
  • Facilitation / Training
  • Mediation / Negotiation

Meeting Planners – see web site for further details including bio, photo, etc.

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Nancy Lorass:
Next Level Leadership

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Alberta Speakers - Robert Manolson, Powerful Play Experiences

Robert Manolson


Check out this article on Robert

Passionate Professional article

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Travels from Edmonton, AB

Robert Manolson, Powerful Play Experiences
Workplace Fun & Wellness Workshops

Planning your next team building session, staff retreat, conference or seminar?

Stuck with planning something that is fun and have no idea what to do or
who to bring in?

Powerful Play Experiences is in the business of raising fun levels at your next event. We use cooperative play as our innovative and creative, leading edge tool to engage co-workers, open lines of communication, manage stressors, and improve staff relations. Powerful Play Experiences achieves the goal of simply bringing people together in a most unique experience. Nothing else compares.

Your company is a great place to work, right?

Then show your staff how important they are. Invite fun and playfulness into the daily grind. Powerful Play Experiences are highly interactive, highly engaging, results-based workplace fun & wellness workshops. Create the WOW FACTOR to your company's next event that's so amazingly awesome, your staff leave 100% re-charged, re-juvenated, and re-energized.

After all, isn't it really all about a smile on everyone's faces at the end
of the work day?

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Zaheen Nanji


Resilience Reflex Show with Zaheen

2016 Director CAPS Edmonton

Travels from Edmonton, AB

Zaheen Nanji BSc., CCF
Award-winning author, Resilience Champion

Imagine hiring a speaker for your next event that could actually show her audience how to easily embrace change, handle unexpected challenges and build their resilience muscle so it becomes their first reflex!

Zaheen Nanji demonstrates that achieving excellence and bouncing back from adversity or challenges  doesn't have to be difficult. She shares revolutionary concepts that are grounded in scientific evidence, brought to life with inspiring stories and guaranteed to produce extraordinary results. Her system of transformation and excellence is grounded in building your resilience muscle which is the daily practice of the three R's - Release, Reprogram and Resolve.

Popular Keynotes:
Building Your Resilience Reflex
Unlock the Power to Your Resilient Life
Resialax™ - The Smart Option to Building Resilient Health

Popular breakout session:
ResilientTalk™ - Reduce Conflict and Improve Working Relationships

People who don't know Zaheen's background sometimes assume that achieving success was easy for her. That couldn't be further from the truth. Her first challenge began around age 5, when an incident left her with a speech impediment-stuttering. As she got accustomed to the people around her in Kenya and they got accustomed to her speech, another change occurred at the age of 15 - her parents sent her to Canada to create better educational opportunities, but this move made her speech even worse; she lost confidence in herself and found comfort in food. Even after going through speech therapy in her twenties, Zaheen wasn't cured, but this was the stepping stone to finding her VOICE. For many people who stutter, simply being able to stop stuttering is a dream come true. But Zaheen has run with the dream and is now a sought-after transformational speaker.

Our organization is going through a reflective period in which change is part of the process. Zaheen captured the meaning of change and the opportunities it can bring. An example of the impact her words had on our members was the use of her catch phrases later. A number of delegates quoted Zaheen, demonstrating the success of her presentation. She made a difference. Garnet Roth, Elks of Canada

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Past Director
CAPS Calgary

Travels from Calgary, AB

Chuck Rose, BFA (Drama)
Restaurateur Entertainer, Musician, Actor, Keynote Speaker, Stand-up Comedian,

Helping retail business owners create amazing customer service by inspiring their staff to "buy in!"

Does your team need an Attitude Tune-up?

Chuck Rose is the right presenter for you if you want to train and motivate staff with a fun, entertaining, yet practical message about great customer service. With lessons learned from almost 40 years in the hospitality industry, Chuck makes these key points in his keynote and workshops: "Your first customer is always yourself! If you are not sold on your product, how in the world will you sell it to anyone else.  Inspire your staff to love their work, and they will keep your customers coming back. Attitude is everything!" 

Chuck Rose opened his first restaurant in 1978 and, five restaurants later, is still in the game with one of the most successful pubs in Calgary, The Hose and Hound Neighbourhood Pub. Not only does Chuck bring a wealth of expertise and experience as a food and beverage guy, he has a lifetime of experience in the entertainment and music business. Chuck adds value and fun to his engagements with animated stories and catchy tunes that will have your team humming along. Order a full meal deal with Chuck Rose!

As a Speaker and Educator, Chuck works with business owners, managers and associations to improve staff relations, staff retention and customer satisfaction by inspiring managers to be leaders and staff to be self-motivated.

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Chuck Rose:
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Alberta Speakers - David Saxby

David Saxby


Past President
CAPS Calgary

Past Director
CAPS National

Travels from Calgary, AB



David Saxby
Spark Com
munications, Inc.

David Saxby will ignite innovative thinking and boost your sales and marketing results.

A speaker and trainer for over 20 years and a marketing communications consultant for 30, David is President of Spark Communications Inc.

Keynote presentations range from 45 minute to 90 minutes and can be customized for you audience. Seminars or Training programs can be delivered in a 90 min to one and two day presentations and can also be customized for you audience.

All presentations are interactive, motivating sessions and packed full of strategies, tactics and tips based on over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of; Creativity and Innovative Thinking, Sales and Marketing and Professional Presentation Skills.

David has served on the CAPS National Board and two terms as President of the CAPS Calgary Chapter.

Contact David Saxby:

David Saxby:

Office: 403-244-7450 Cell: 403-585-9870

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Alberta Speakers - Nelson Scott

Nelson Scott


Past President
CAPS Edmonton

Travels from Edmonton, AB

Nelson Scott
Creating Staff & Customer Loyalty

During Nelson Scott’s presentations, your managers and supervisors will develop skills that will enable them to:
• obtain high-quality information about job candidates needed to make hiring decisions matching the right person to the right job.
• use no-cost/low-cost recognition to improve morale, increase productivity, and reduce turnover.
• create customer loyalty by delivering exceptional service and responding quickly and effectively to customer complaints.
• retain top performers without spending buckets of money (which wouldn’t work even if you could afford it).
• conduct meetings that achieve more in less time.
• use effective leadership and communication techniques to guide productive work teams.

Is Nelson Scott the right speaker/trainer for you?

You decide. Nelson is the right person for your association, public, or private sector organization 'if' you want a speaker/trainer who:
• customizes presentations to your needs
• listens to you first, before planning his presentation
• provides content-rich presentations, delivered with clarity and humour
• challenges participants’ thinking
• focuses on changing behaviours, rather than just creating “good feelings”
• invites feedback from participants and shares everything he hears with you
• supplies follow-up information to participants

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Sylvia Plester-Silk


Professionally Speaking TV Appearance

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“Sylvia’s One Page”

Sylvia Plester-Silk, B.S.W.
Catalyst, speaker, trainer, executive coach

Helping leaders understand the impact of team dynamics and how to become the company of choice for employees.

Sylvia Plester-Silk is a human dynamics specialist who continues to gain international appreciation as a remarkable team integration specialist, facilitator and inspirational speaker.
Through Sylvia's honest approach, real life stories and dynamic energy, audiences will gain insights, motivation and practical steps that will positively impact any organization.

Topics include:              

  • The 5 Essential Elements to Unleash Your Team’s Potential (keynote)
  • Unleashing Collaborative Results (workshop)
  • Leadership Communication Skills Training – Communicating On Purpose (workshop)
  • Unleashing Results with Difficult Conversations (workshop)
  • Conflict Resolution Skills: Leading through Challenges (workshop)
  • The Art of Inquiry (workshop)
  • The Art of Giving Feedback for Leaders (workshop)
  • Expanding Your Comfort Zone (workshop)

Sylvia helps her clients shift from challenges to meaningful solutions through deeper understanding of overt and covert company dynamics. Her ability to create collaborative solutions for complex challenges keeps her in high demand.

Sylvia has worked extensively in human services for over 20 years – as a therapist, facilitator and trainer. Combined with her playful and direct approach, she is an important catalyst for engagement and performance improvements. Sylvia's gifts and her ability to quickly achieve a deep connection with others creates a sincere partnership between herself and her clients.

Sylvia is the author of Unleashing Team Potential: Lessons for Managers from My Canine Friends. She is a sought-after speaker for her expertise in human dynamics.

She is a graduate of the Improvisation Program at Second City, Toronto and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

Clients describe Sylvia as insightful, able to draw deep insights from conversations, rapidly analyze and process the information and translate it into meaningful results such as improved performance, employee commitment and profitability.

She is passionate about helping organizations become the organization of choice! On Purpose!

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Alberta Speakers - Barb Semeniuk

Barb Semeniuk


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Travels from Edmonton, AB

Barb Semeniuk
Author, Speaker, Industry Safety Guru

Safety Guru, because the 20 years of Industrial Health and Safety advice that Barbara offers saves lives… and forces your company to take a look at what might get in the way of keeping your employees safe and happier on the job.

Speaker, because she reflects the dynamic professionalism of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)… Barbara facilitates inspiring Industrial Health and Safety programs. She conducted over 500 audits of companies both large and small in the Construction, Food Processing, Oilfield, Trucking, Retail, Security, and Manufacturing industries. She taught auditing skills at Red Deer College, for the Food Processor’s Association, the Manufacturers’ Health and Safety Association and the Alberta Construction Health and Safety Association (ACSA). Barbara also pioneered the creation of ACSA’s auditor training course and the peer auditing system.

Any company in the Construction, Food Processing, Oilfield, Trucking, Retail, Security and Manufacturing industry who were wise enough to hire Barbara see transformations in their offices, construction sites and experience greater satisfaction in the quality of health and safety in general.

As an Author, Barbara Semeniuk specializes in industrial and high-tech safety and loss management articles about how to improve the safety policies and safety management systems in your company. Two decades of invaluable Industry Safety education is at your fingertips. Be the one to take action in your company with one of the industry best in your quest for safety issue solutions.

To receive details on how you can prepare your company to pass audits and safety inspections, contact Barbara Semeniuk.

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Barbara Semeniuk:
Cell: 780-951-0867

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Alberta Speakers colleague Glenda Sheard

Glenda Sheard

Cell:780 907-9424

Travels from Edmonton, AB

Glenda Sheard
Professional Speaker, Facilitator, Emcee, Mentor

Glenda brings a dynamic, empathic, and captivating voice to her speaking engagements, mixed with a dash of humour. Her style engages and inspires with customized motivational presentations and workshops, encompassing a positive and unique connection with her audiences.

As a speaker for A Compassionate Tomorrow, Glenda Sheard brings hearfelt compassion from her life experiences to the floor - From Broken to Blessed - impressing upon her audiences the importance of gratitude and appreciation, and encouraging successful outcomes in enhanced self-esteem. Her experiences as a keynoter speaker, special events emcee, and host of numerous workshops draws on her role a a Donor Relationship Specialist and Fund Raising Professional. She draws on her work in Radio sales and marketing to ensure her sessions are designed to be both enlightening and captivating.

Glenda's Communicate with Confidence program enables leadership, servant leadership and better communication within the workplace, groups and everyday life boosting morale, self-confidents, team morale and spirit.

Glenda Sheard is regularly called upon as a speaker and emcee within her community and recently participated in a Human-book program, using her focused motivational methods to commect with community residents to inspire them.

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Glenda Sheard:
Cell: 780 907-9424

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Alberta Speakers colleague Laurel Vespi

Laurel Vespi


Past President of the Edmonton Association of Professional Coaches.

2016 Director CAPS Edmonton

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Travels from Edmonton, AB

Laurel Vespi ICF, ACC, ORSC, M. Ed.

Known for her bold, humorous and creative style, Laurel Vespi inspires people to make something different happen in their lives or businesses. Not just talk about it, but really create change. Laurel is a certified life coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and the creative energy behind stone circle coaching. With more than 30 years experience as an educator, consultant and group facilitator, Laurel particularly loves helping people find more balance, meaning, fun and satisfaction in their lives.

Laurel is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Her keynotes and workshops combine thought-provoking content, down to earth anecdotes and practical strategies leaving participants feeling uplifted and inspired.

Laurel is the author of the award winning book Spontaneous Combustion: Setting Your Life on Fire, a kick in the pants look at how to stop procrastinating about the most important things in life. She also co-authored Create a Ripple: Making a World of Difference, a book designed to empower people to create the kind of impact they desire.

Laurel has been featured on several television and radio programs including Global, City TV, CTV, Alberta Prime Time, CBC Radio, EZ Rock, CHED and a variety of print media including newspapers, Readers Digest and Homemakers Magazine

Laurel has a Master of Education degree and is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach who has also completed advanced training in Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching. Laurel is the Past President of the Edmonton Coaches Association.

Laurel's areas of expertise include:
whole life balance
• life passion & purpose
• communication
• personal leadership
• team development

Laurel’s Most Popular Keynotes & Breakout Sessions:
•What Are You Waiting For? How to Stop Procrastinating & Start Living
• When the Chickens Come Home to Roost: A Common Sense Approach to Personal & Professional Success
• The Power of One: Making a Difference
• Loving the Chaos: A Whole New Approach to Life Balance
• I'm a Work in Progress: Embracing Your Authentic Self
• Ignite the Leader Within

"Laurel is a very energetic and true motivational speaker! She tailored her presentations to compliment our theme. Laurel was very much enjoyed by our delegates as our keynote speaker and as she spent the day mingling with us. It is obvious that Laurel genuinely believes in what she says. She challenged us to take charge of our lives and be a part of 'change.'" Yvonne Verklan
Chair, 2010 CSGNA Conference

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Alberta Speakers colleague Faith Wood

Faith Wood


Travels from Calgary, AB

Faith Wood, CSP
Speaker, trainer, business entertainer

Would you like to know how…..?

  • To leverage your collective intelligence by asking better questions and showing up differently?
  • To understand how to take your ideas and conversations to a whole new level of influence?
  • To stop doing, thinking and believing in ways that are no longer serving you?

Then it’s time you met, Faith Wood. Faith works with driven professionals and teams helping them to discover how to show up, on purpose, by strategic design, and think out of the box (or outside the crowd if you prefer).

With a background in law enforcement, her stories of courage in overcoming conflict are as amusing as they are educational. She is also the 2013 program director for CAPS Calgary Chapter

Need a Speaker, Business Entertainer, or Workshop Facilitator?

Skilled in mediation/negotiation, a trainer of Neuro Linguistic Psychology (NLP), a talented hypnotist and handwriting analyst, Faith has no shortage of opportunities for insight into the human condition. Whatever your issues or challenges, Faith has a program to suit your needs. If you are ready to Unleash the Power of Faith! Follow this link for more information on her programs.

Faith is the author of 5 books

  • Life Under the Limbo Bar;
  • Fundraising on a Shoestring;
  • Taking the Bully by the Horns with workbook (designed for students and parents);
  • The Graduating Bully with workbook (designed for workplace bullying issues)
  • The Accidental Audience (Just released)


Contact Faith Wood:

Faith Wood:
PH: 403-461-3498
FAX: 403-420-1346

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