BC Health Leaders Conference

(Cette conférence est disponible en anglais seulement.)

 

 

Keynote Speakers


Neil Pasricha
Happiness Expert and Bestselling Author of The Book of Awesome

A Harvard MBA, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world, Neil Pasricha is “a pied piper of happiness” who dazzles audiences with ideas that skyrocket happiness into the stratosphere. With infectious enthusiasm, heartfelt authenticity, and a “what works” authority, Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.

Pasricha spent a decade with Walmart, the world's largest company, directly working for two CEOs and as the organization's director of leadership development. He now travels all over the globe sharing messages on happiness to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and non-profits. His Ted Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” has been ranked as one of the most inspiring of all times with more than 3 million views. He has spoken to Royal Families in the Middle East, Ivy League Deans, and to CEOs at organizations such as Google, Audi, American Express, and GE.

His first book, The Book of Awesome, is a runaway #1 international bestseller with millions of copies sold. His newest book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything (also an international bestseller), provides step-by-step guidelines to illustrate how to improve your time, your career, your bottom line, your relationships, and ultimately (of course), your happiness. His intentionally acclaimed blog, 1000 Awesome Things, has scored over 50 million hits and twice won the Webby Award for “Best Blog in the World.”

Pasricha partnered with Harvard University to design one of the first global leadership development programs inside a Fortune 10 company. And, as a management consultant, he advised Fortune 50 companies on top level leadership strategies. He earned his Master's degree from the Harvard Business School, focusing on Leadership and Organizational Behaviour.

Pasricha's writing and work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, The Sydney Herald, and Wired.



Meg Soper
Motivational Humorist

Meg Soper travels North America sharing powerful insights and strategies for being more effective in our personal and professional lives. Combining her experience as a Registered Nurse with her skill in Stand-Up Comedy, she offers a unique blend of humor and inspirational ideas to connect with her audience, break barriers, and help people ‘Shift Perspective’ to better deal with the challenges they face every day.

Meg invests the time to know her audience and the challenges they face. She has touched the lives of thousands by combining her remarkable sense of humour with a curiosity about people. Her ability to connect has made her one of the country’s leading motivational speakers.

Meg’s diverse content has been shaped by her career as a staff nurse and as an operating room nurse in regional and major urban teaching hospitals. As a health care professional, Meg recognizes the vital role that humor can play in creating a healthier workplace environment, in helping us deal better with stress, and in communicating more effectively.

A highly sought-after speaker at conventions and corporate functions throughout North America, Meg has shared the stage with many celebrities, including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres.

Meg is co-author of the book, From the Stage to the Page…Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies. She has appeared on the CBC, on the Women’s Television Network and on Prime TV.



Stéphane Grenier
Mental Health Innovator, Advocate, Speaker and Entrepreneur

When it comes to mental health, Stéphane Grenier walks the talk.

He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada and awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Guelph and Humber College for his contributions to the field of workplace mental health.

Stéphane’s riveting keynotes are not only thought-provoking, but also lead to tangible action and sustainable change for those leaders who are prepared to rethink how they support their people.

His autobiography, After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture, tells his story from the day he landed in the midst of the Rwandan genocide, through his journey of changing mental health culture in the Canadian military, developing national Guidelines for Peer Support with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, all the way to creating Mental Health Innovations (MHI); a consultancy that leads innovative and sustainable change in organizations to enhance the mental health of their people.

Today, he and his business partners develop non-clinical mental health interventions as a compliment to traditional clinical care for private and public sector organizations, as well as for provincial healthcare systems.

Stéphane’s vision is a world where people no longer face barriers to good mental health.


 


Paul Huschilt
Professional Speaker, Actor, and Satirizer

A Professional Speaker, an Actor and a Satirizer rolled into an unusual ball of corporate messaging and humour. With Paul you can expect anything and get everything you want for your conference. Hilariously funny, smart, motivating, inspiring and memorable, Paul creates conference summaries and keynotes tailored exactly to the needs of your audience.

Described by many as indescribable, he’s one of the most unique voices in the speaking industry. Paul’s talks are an adventure in content and laughter and song. He delivers his lessons and your messages with energy, passion, and fun.

Paul offers a range of funny keynotes, break-out sessions, and facilitates workshops focussed on workplace resilience, change, personal excellence, team building and recognition. His most famous keynote, The Ultimate Ending / Paul’s World Famous Conference Ending Summary, is a closing session he creates from each day’s presentations and activities. At the end of the conference, the audience is treated to an instant replay of their convention. They leave laughing, sometimes humming, and always remembering what you want them to remember most.

He’s a trained actor with degrees in Management and Theatre, a diploma in Career Counselling, training in Adult Education, has worked in an insurance firm, and has sung with the Canadian Opera Company. This strange wide and varied background and 16 years of professional speaking experience collide to give Paul a one-of-a-kind style and the ability to understand how to promote learning and excite every audience. This skill has just been recognized by his peers, and he’s a recent inductee into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. His words and talents put him in front of large corporations, small businesses, associations, governments, and his favourite charities. He works across Canada, the United States, Europe, and right around the globe to Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Paul performs in English, French, and occasionally Japanese.