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William D. Gairdner

William D. Gairdner, Ph.D., is a former Olympic athlete and professor of English, and the bestselling author of seven books, including The Trouble with Canada and The Trouble with Democracy. Most recently he was the managing editor of Canada’s Founding Debates. Read about William Gairdner and Oh, Oh, Canada! in the National Post, and at Western Standard

Victor Shepherd

Victor A. Shepherd, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, teaches theology and philosophy at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto. He also teaches frequently at graduate-level institutions throughout Canada and isProfessor Ordinarius, University of Oxford. Shepherd is the author of The Committed Self: An Introduction to Existentialism for Christians,Mercy Immense and Free: Essays…

Tony Altilia

Tony Altilia retired from corporate life at 57 after working for over thirty years for multinational advertising agencies, including Leo Burnett in the US and Canada. Tony started his career in brand management at the Campbell Soup Company and later helped champion brands Procter and Gamble, Kraft, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Reebok, and others. The father of three…

Tim Cork

TIM CORK is also the author of Tapping the Iceberg: Achieve Straight A’s in Life Through Attitude, Aptitude, and Action. He is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and coach who educates, entertains, and shares his wisdom with thousands every year. Tim Cork’s career spans thirty years in the hi-tech, commercial real estate, and communications industries, where he…

Ted Cadsby

Ted Cadsby, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a corporate director, consultant, best-selling author and researcher, writer and speaker on complexity and decision making. As the former executive vice president of Retail Distribution at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, he led 18,000 employees in banking and wealth management services. He also served as President and CEO…

Syd and Ellen Kessler

Syd and Ellen Kessler live in Toronto, where Syd, a renowned advertising executive and the author of The Perfect System, is an investor and mentor in new businesses and Ellen is an elementary-school science teacher.

Steve Hirsch

Steve Hirsch, MD CCFP FCFP, practices family medicine near Toronto and is a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hirsch is passionate about leading a healthy life, which for him includes exercise, proper diet, and daily mindfulness meditation. Besides being an avid cyclist, he has run…

Stephen A. McAllister

Rev. Dr. Stephen A. McAllister is the founder of Spirit Renewal Ministries, which is devoted to transforming lives and renewing communities. He is a minister with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies of Canada and has served as a minister of the United Church of Canada. Stephen is a graduate of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry…

Stéfan Danis

Stéfan Danis is the CEO of Mandrake and NEXCareer. He and his wife and two daughters live in Toronto.

Shawn Whatley

Shawn Whatley, MD, is a seasoned physician leader with experience in emergency medicine and primary care. His passion for challenging accepted thinking and offering solutions started in emergency medicine at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He served there as Interim Medical Director and then Physician Leader of the Emergency Services Program from…

Sarah McVanel

With roots in humanistic psychology, Sarah McVanel uses the mediums of coaching, facilitation, and training to help individuals, teams, and organizations leverage their existing gifts and talents to reach their full potential. She has evolved her style through her training to be a human resources, organizational development, and coaching professional and through various specialist and…

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Sarah Chana Radcliffe holds a master of education degree in psychology and is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has a busy private practice in marital, family, and individual counseling and has been conducting parenting workshops, lectures, and seminars locally and internationally for more than 25 years. She has written five…

Roger White

Prior to a twenty-five-year career in federal government communications and media relations, Roger White was a reporter/editor with weekly and daily Ontario newspapers. He is married and lives in Ottawa, where he is hard at work on the next book in his Capital Crime series.  

Robert G. W. Langmaid

Robert G.W. Langmaid is a minister in the Anglican Diocese of Yukon, the fourth member of the past five generations of his family to be a member of the Anglican clergy.

Paul Flaman

Paul Flaman is an associate professor of Christian theology, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta. He is also the author of Genetic Engineering: Christian Values and Catholic Teaching(Paulist Press). Vist Paul Flaman’s website here.

Paul Clark

Paul Clark, along with his wife, Marty, has worked for Scripture Union since 1969, first as a volunteer and then on staff. He is now the administrative director of Scripture Union in Peru.

Paul Born

Paul Born is a master storyteller who infuses his work, relationships, community, and life with the magic of conversation. He is internationally recognized for his innovative approaches to community building. Paul is president and cofounder of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement. He is also the founding chair of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network,…

Nick Forrest

NICK FORREST founded Forrest & Company Limited in 1987, a firm that specializes in executive management coaching and organizational transformation. Before that, he spent twenty-five years in progressively senior line-management and staff roles in food manufacturing and retailing organizations in the UK and in Canada.

Michael A. Lobraico, Jonathan Isaacs, Mitchell Singer

Michael A. Lobraico is president of the Family Business Counsel of Canada. A former president of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises, he is a facilitator, executive coach, and mediator. Jonathan Isaacs is an executive member of the FBCC team. He is a founding member of Sabre Insurance Group. Mitchell Singer is a lawyer with experience and expertise…

Mary K. Armstrong

Mary K. Armstrong is one of Canada’s most accomplished trauma therapists. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the School of Social Work, University of Toronto, and has trained extensively in the techniques of Focusing and EMDR. Mary lives in Toronto. Visit Mary K. Armstrong’s blog.

Mal Coven

Mal Coven, the son of Jewish immigrants from the Russian empire, grew up in Mattapan, a working-class neighbourhood of Boston. His education in business began with his father, a custom peddler who walked door to door and floor to floor, selling merchandise and extending credit to fellow immigrants in Boston. He is a graduate of the…

Lance Osborne

LANCE OSBORNE is Founder and Chairman of the Lannick Group of Companies, a successful recruitment firm specializing in professional accountants. Over his 30-year career he has developed a commonsense approach to sales that anyone can put to work right away. Many of the people Lance has trained have gone on to become top performers in…

Kurt Rosetreter

Acting as a “Family CFO,”Kurt Rosentreter takes the stress out of managing money, helping Canadians make decisions in light of their goals and dreams. Kurt is a Senior Financial Advisor and Insurance Agent at a major financial-services firm in Toronto.  

Keith G. Richards

Keith G. Richards owns and operates Value Trend Wealth Management (under the aegis of Worldsource Securities Inc.), where he is a discretionary Portfolio Manager for high-net-worth clients. Keith is certified as a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), the benchmark designation for Technical Analysts. He is also an accredited Certified Investment Manager (CIM). Keith, who has been in…

Kathryn MacKenzie

Kathryn MacKenzie is an award-winning speaker and certified world class speaking coach and presentation skills instructor. She came to the world of public speaking after many years as a classroom teacher, education consultant, and college instructor. Her aim in life is to help others magnify their magnificence by developing superb speaking skills.

Jim Beqaj

Jim Beqaj is the Founder of Beqaj International Inc., a company that provides the strategic delivery of recruiting, consulting, and coaching services to individuals and companies worldwide. Visit Jim Beqaj’s blog here.

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is one of the world’s premier Arctic travelers. His writing and photography appear in such magazines as Condé Nast Traveler, Canadian Geographic, and Outside. When he is not on an extreme journey, he lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his fellow adventurer and wife, Alexandra. Visit Jerry Kobalenko’s website here.

Jan Hatanaka

Dr. Jan Hatanaka’s approach to grief and reconciliation is informed by: her personal experience; her extensive academic research on the universality of grief and loss; and her in-depth discussions with hundreds of individuals willing to recount their personal stories. The founder of Grief Reconciliation International Inc., she holds positions at York University, Toronto, in the Department…

ISOBEL SPRINGETT and MARTIN SPRINGETT

ISOBEL SPRINGETT is a professional photographer and equestrian based in Lake Louise, Alberta. She has documented the unlikely love story of Kate and Pippin for over two years.   MARTIN SPRINGETT is Isobel’s brother, an author, illustrator, and musician who has won many awards for his picture book illustrations. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Hellen Buttigieg and Sari Brandes

Hellen Buttigieg, CPO®, of Oakville, Ontario, is a Certified Professional Organizer, a life coach, and the president of We Organize U. She is best known as the television host of a popular decluttering makeover show. hellenbuttigieg.com Sari Brandes, M.Ed., of Los Angeles, is a coach, speaker and educational consultant. She has spoken at conferences internationally, including the National…

Eric McLuhan and Wayne Constantineau

The late Wayne Constantineau was a mime and scholar who left behind him, at his death in 2006, his studies on mime and the insights of Marshall McLuhan. Eric McLuhan, who is bringing these studies to fruition in The Human Equation Toolkit, is also the author of Laws of Media(written with Marshall McLuhan), Electric Language, and The Role of Thunder…

Eleanor Passailaigue

Eleanor Passailaigue was born in Jamaica and moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1953. Her early childhood is depicted as part of this book. Donnie Passailaigue, the boy she fell in love with as a teenager, is still at her side. In 1966, Eleanor and Donnie went back to Jamaica with their two daughters, returning to Toronto…

Dr. Brian W. Hands

BRIAN W. HANDS, MD, FRCS(C), leads Vox Cura – Voice Care Specialists, a medical voice centre in Toronto. He is a long-time voice consultant for the Canadian Opera Company, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Mirvish Productions, and major record labels. For voice care tips, and advice visit the Vox Cura blog. Visit the Vox Cura site here.

Douglas Farrow

Douglas Farrow is associate professor of Christian Thought at McGill University in Montreal. He is the editor of Recognizing Religion in a Secular Society and co-editor, with Daniel Cere, of Divorcing Marriage.

Doug Robbins

DOUG ROBBINS started Robbinex Inc. nearly forty years ago and is one of North America’s most experienced and accomplished business intermediaries. He and his team work with business owners to find smart, creative, tax-saving, and liberating ways to restructure or sell their business on their way to a well-deserved retirement.

DOONE ESTEY

DOONE ESTEY, BA, MA, is a Certified Adlerian Parent Educator. She is in demand as an expert parenting speaker, giving school courses, corporate talks, and conference keynotes. Aside from being a Principal of Parenting Network, she does private parent consulting and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Family Education Section of the North American Society of Adlerian…

Donna McCaw

Donna McCaw (B.A., M.Ed.) retired at age fifty-four after a career in education and counseling at high schools and colleges and with Adult Education programs. She is a speaker and workshop presenter on Retirement Readiness, Retirement Planning for Women, and other topics. Her writing and presentations are straightforward, down to earth, and accessible as well as spirited…

Donald N. Bastian

Donald N. Bastian, bishop emeritus of the Free Methodist Church of North America, is widely regarded as an inspired preacher, wise overseer of the church, and outstanding writer. Throughout his ministry he has spoken with particular urgency on the biblical vision of marriage and the family. His own vision is informed by a unique blend…

David Peck

David Peck is a Canadian magician, academic, and writer who is active in the academic, entertainment, and international development sectors. Peck is the Founder of SoChange, a regular contributor to Rabble.ca, and a lecturer at Humber College in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2004. Peck…

David Patchell-Evans

David Patchell-Evans is the founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness Clubs. He is also the founder of the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.

Danny Pehar

Having to wear his older sisters’ clothes to school because his parents felt that saving a few bucks was worth his utter humiliation, Danny Pehar learned to get through tough times by putting a comical spin on things. Danny began his corporate life by taking an entry-level job so entry level he was told he…

Cynthia Reyes

Cynthia Reyes has published non-fiction stories in Arabella Magazine, one of the fastest-growing magazines in the United States and Canada, as well as in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. Reyes is a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. More than a hundred episodes of her programs have appeared on network television. She is the…

Cy Charney

Cy Charney, the President of Charney and Associates Inc., is a leading consultant in the area of organizational performance. He has private and public sector clients across every industry, including a number of Fortune 500 companies and government departments around the world. He is associated with the Schulich School of Business at York University and…

Colin Zvaniga

Colin Zvaniga is the Chief Information Officer of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC). He has more than 15 years of experience leading technology operations and initiatives across large-scale, complex, international organizations — and has successfully built high-performance teams in many sectors.

Cathrine Ann

Cathrine Ann heads Consumer Connection Inc., a leading customer service monitoring firm where she provides contract work for thousands, she speaks to audiences internationally. She has won numerous entrepreneurial awards including the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Entrepreneur/ Innovator.   Listen to Cathrine Ann’s interview with Australia’s ABC radio Cathrine Ann interview Brisbane Writers…

Brady G. Wilson

Brady G. Wilson is, undisputedly, the embodiment of focused energy. As co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady’s vision is to create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy. For 20+ years, he has inspired and energized leaders, managers, and frontline workers in many of North America’s Fortune 500 companies. His passion for creating breakthroughs for companies…

Brady G. Wilson

Brady G. Wilson,  a renowned speaker, trainer, and consultant, is the co-founder of Juice Inc., a solution provider for leaders who want to boost their organizational energy levels and employee engagement. He has unleashed profitable results for leaders, managers, and sales professionals in many of North America’s Fortune 500 companies. His passion for creating breakthroughs…

Beth Kaplan

Beth Kaplan‘s book about her great-grandfather,Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordon , was hailed by famed playwright Tony Kushner as “witty, shrewd and elegant.” For years a professional actress, she now teaches memoir and essay writing at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University; in 2012 she was given University of…

Benjamin Halpern

Benjamin Halpern, MSW, LCSW, is President of the F.A.S.T. Center for Personal Development in Lakewood, New Jersey, and the developer of the Staying on Track … One Step at a Time program for dealing with anxiety and stress. He is an experienced business professional and licensed social worker who is passionate about applying his skills…

Art Horn

Art Horn is also the author of Beyond Ego: Influential Leadership Starts Within; Face It: Recognizing and Conquering the Hidden Fear That Drives All Conflict at Work; and Skills for Sales Success. He is the founder and president of HORN, a company that influences the skills of people and organizations to transform their results. Numbering among HORN’s more than…