As an Indigenous trailblazer, Jordin Tootooo understands his responsibility as a role model and has committed his life to reaching Canada’s Indigenous communities through his work with the Team Tootoo Foundation that he founded in honour of his late brother, Terence. Tootoo, who grew up in Nunavut, 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle says “it’s part of Canada that a lot of people struggle with mental health, addiction, and suicide. These issues are a national epidemic. I feel that, at this point in my life, it’s my calling to give back to a lot of these remote communities.”
A bestselling author and seasoned speaker, Tootoo brings an uplifting message of creating a culture of inspired inclusivity, telling humorous and authentic stories about his ground-breaking work on and off the ice.
Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. With a street-wise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For nearly two decades Kevin was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars.
After a career in franchising, Kevin decided to retire from corporate America and pursue his passion for bringing The HERO Effect™ message to as many people and organizations as possible. Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision,
develop their potential and grow their results.
Within a workers’ compensation system, Paul excelled in multi-faceted senior management roles. Early in his career, he spearheaded a total reform of underwriting systems at WorksafeBC, resulting in the creation of a pricing model that directly reflects safety outcomes.
Paul has led groups of more than 200 professional disability management staff . As an Executive Account Manager and team lead, Paul served as a consultant to high risk and high claims volume employers and industries, introducing innovative and powerful interventions. Few leaders have as much, and as varied, experience in the field of workers compensation as Paul does.
As a public speaker and trainer, Paul’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through. Each presentation is packed with useful information and practical tools based on the science of positive emotions. Accented by playful and captivating storytelling, Paul’s presentations are also highly engaging. His teaching is powerful, authoritative and convincing. He gets the point across that increased happiness has serious outcomes—improved safety and reduced disability.
Dr. Winegard is an award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science, all with aim of making her audiences happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful. As the principal of Winegard & Company, an independently run management consultancy and research incubator, she helps clients build better business brains.
Dr. Winegard combines real-world experience with cutting-edge research to deliver a customized program that will please your audiences and elevate their outcomes at work and personally. She leaves audiences informed, humoured, and inspired to tackle their challenges armed with fresh insights. Dr. Winegard believes an understanding of brain science can help us be more effective, efficient, productive, informed, influential, persuasive, and successful.
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