Dr. Izzo has spoken to over one million people, advised over 500 companies, authored six bestselling books and helped some of the world’s most admired companies in the world including MacDonald’s, Coca Cola, Telus, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, IBM amongst many others.
Dr. Izzo has been a pioneer on creating successful businesses and emerging work trends for over twenty-five years. He was a pioneer on employee engagement and social responsibility in 1994 with his book “Awakening Corporate Soul”, then in 2000, the shifting generational values when he wrote “Values Shift-The New Work Ethic”, and most recently, showed how individuals shape the future with the book “Stepping Up” in 2014.
Currently, he is blazing a new trail showing businesses why a rising class of people worldwide will shape the economy of the future with his book “The Purpose Revolution”. This rising class is not one of nationality, income, race or gender but one that aspires to have a good life while doing good.
Known for his compelling combination of leading-edge research, riveting storytelling, practical ideas to make a difference starting now and a keen sense of where the future is, organizations who have the privilege of working alongside Dr. Izzo are inspired to act with purpose and inspiration.
Rocky is a successful entrepreneur, business leader and one of Canada’s most passionate evangelists on the Future of Work and Culture Transformationalism. Rocky is also a highly rated speaker for MacKay CEO Forums.
Rocky preaches that technology, a sharing economy and the connected generation have dramatically changed the way companies attract, engage and retain their people. Companies that fail to embrace this reality will find themselves disrupted or made redundant by an increasingly innovative and agile economy.
Rocky couples 10-years of executive HR and operations leadership in large enterprise organizations, with 5-years of startup tech experience. He is the co-founder of the NoW of Work Inc. and the NoW-Academy.
Liz Rose is the youngest Canadian to conquer the Seven Summits. she accomplished this fear in under three years and is one of the few women in history to have done so. After receiving a communications degree from the University of Denver, Liz studied broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy. Liz was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, with older twin brothers. Liz attributes her adventurous spirit to the ocean and mountains at her doorstep. To learn more about her adventures, visit LizRoseSummits.com
Kerry's very diverse business background gives her the personal experience from which she speaks. She grew up with a father who was an insurance broker and then both parents went on to open their own very successful Jewellery store. She saw first hand what it took to be successful!
After gradutating from University, Kerry spent 12 years as a top producing real estate agent, she owned her own real estate office managing a staff as well as 30 realtors, and has been a top producer in the direct sales industry. When it comes to business experience Kerry has personally seen and experienced it all!
Her expertise and passion has been in inspiring individuals by delivering practical, business coaching and training which combines both personal effectiveness and business effectiveness strategies. It was this passion that led Kerry and Richard to start their company, Success Biz Coach and the programs they offer to small business owners and their teams.
In her 18 years as a Business Coach Kerry realized success in business was more than passion and enthusiasm, being "good at something" and the breaking down of our own barriers to success, it also required learned skills and competencies.
It was the application of this education her own Coaching Business that resulted in revenues in the six figures in a short period of time.
Kerry is also active in her community as an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Capital City Executives Association, a chapter of Business Network International (BNI), the founding Executive Managing Director for eWomenNetworkan organization for women in business, and the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Curt, a millennial himself, has received standing ovations for his powerful delivery that combines The Center’s latest research and how-to with his unique experience working with clients around the world. His entertaining speaking style has engaged and inspired audiences across North America and Europe.
Curt’s personal experiences leading Millennials and serving as a speaking coach for top performers, from executives and TV personalities to helping the Heisman Trophy Winner prepare for his speech, make him a powerful and entertaining speaker on how to solve generational challenges with employees and customers.
The Center for Generational Kinetics is the #1 Millennials, Gen Z and generations research, speaking, and consulting firm. The Center’s team have repositioned global brands to win every generation, advised companies on multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, and taken clients from last to first in employee retention.
Read The Center’s latest discoveries at GenHQ.com
Dr. Lois Nahirney is passionate about creating a healthier world by helping people take power over their health. She has identical twins adopted from Vietnam (one transgender) which led to a fascination in DNA. She solved years of personal health problems by learning about a simple weakness in her genetic make up, and acquired the company. She has a doctorate and a master in business and has held a number of international senior executive roles. She has been honoured with several women in business awards and volunteers extensively in the community and overseas. Her vision is to help people make better health decisions and live healthier lives based on their unique DNA.
John is a facilitator and coach who works with business leaders to develop high performance teams, create differentiated and compelling strategies, and then enrolls their organization to realize the vision. He is committed to helping executives become self-aware and understand the impact of their actions.
A disciple of motivation theory, John enables connections that engage people to achieve higher performance. He believes that when leaders encourage the right conditions, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. One of his strengths is seeing the possibilities and potential in everyone.
HIs early career focused on developing Information Systems, which included the creation of a Cash Forecasting System for BC Hydro. This became the prototype that launched Selkirk Financial Technologies which went on to become a four-time FAST 50 technology firm and was twice recognized as a finalist for “Best Managed Private Company”. John led VP roles for Client Services, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development. He discovered his true calling as VP, Organizational Performance when Selkirk grew from 35 to 85 people in one year.
After Selkirk was acquired by Thomson Reuters, he used the experience of founding a technology company to start the West Coast Practice of Potentials Unlimited, a Leadership Development firm. John has supported a wide range of organizations including BDC, BMO, Enerplus, Conoco Phillips and Matrix Asset Management. He chaired Take a Hike, Youth at Risk Foundation during his 10 year tenure as a director.
John has an MBA from SFU and is a certified practitioner with Insights Discovery, Black Isle’s ‘Speak with Impact’ and a graduate of Destination Coach. He is a proponent for “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and “The Four Disciplines of Execution”. He is an advocate for “Firms of Endearment”, organizations that live the principles of Conscious Capitalism to generate profit at its best. His mantra is to ‘amplify the impact’ before, during and after an engagement.
When John is not cooking or gardening at his home in Lions Bay, he can be found skiing or mountain biking on the slopes of Whistler with his wife Carol and dog, Mack.
Andrew has a history of improving financial results through optimizing the collaboration of teams and developing more effective senior leaders; focusing on the culture and behaviors required to be successful. He has been a consultant and a leader in turnaround situations and led companies that were recognized as being one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Privately Owned Companies.
Andrew is a professional speaker and performs training engagements for small and large groups, covering the topic of “Performance and Cultural Alignment: Aligning your team to increase the predictability and profitability of your business.” Some of the groups that he has been asked to speak to include CEO Connections, TEC, MacKay CEO Forum, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Innovators Alliance, ScaleUp Academy and Presidents of Enterprising Organizations.
His current role also involves him meeting with CEO’s and members of the Executive Leadership Team to determine how well aligned their organizations are. Through a series of interviews and surveys conducted over a 1 day period he is able to conduct a Performance and Cultural Assessment (PCA). This tool provides feedback and action plans as to where companies have opportunities to gain a greater degree of alignment.