Amanda Lindhout

Opening Keynote –
A House in the Sky: An Extraordinary Mindset
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am- Book Signing

Amanda Lindhout is a sought-after inspirational speaker, trusted by big brands to deliver a life changing, transformational keynote experience. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, A House in the Sky, is being developed into a Hollywood motion picture by heavyweight production company Annapurna, with two-time Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara playing Amanda.

A publishing phenomenon, A House in the Sky, has remained a Top Ten bestselling book since it’s release in 2013. Raised by a single mom in a small city, Amanda escaped the violence of her childhood by imagining herself in the pages of National Geographic magazine. As a young woman, Amanda’s curiosity led her to some of the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperilled and perilous countries and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity. Working as a journalist in Somalia, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Amanda spent 460 days as a hostage, surviving on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.







Generously sponsored by:

Jim Moss

Day Two Opening Keynote – The Changing Ways of Work- Why Employee Well-Being Matters to Everyone in Long-Term Care and Retirement Living
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Jim Moss is on a mission to give one billion people the tools to live a happier, higher-performing life. He is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Plasticity Labs.

He is a former gold-medal winning, professional athlete, and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee. His high-level understanding of sports psychology and education in positive psychology became Jim’s catalyst for the company.

Jim shares his personal story and motivation that brought him into the research that the business is built on today.

Today, he educates and trains business leaders and managers to reach their personal, and professional potential by building great corporate cultures and investing in well-being.

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Michelle Ray

Closing Keynote – Leadership: It Starts and Ends with Me
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international leadership keynote speaker, entrepreneur, author and educator who advocates the importance of developing leadership and accountability skills, regardless of one’s title. She is committed to helping her clients create engaged workplaces, develop exceptional leaders and implement practical strategies to revitalize their cultures.

Now residing in Vancouver, Canada, Michelle’s work as a keynote speaker and coach helps individuals at every level and any stage of their career to master personal leadership: The ability to take charge of oneself first in any situation. She speaks passionately about self–actualization, change, the importance of authentic leadership in the workplace and the responsibility of positive communication and influence. Michelle is one of less than 700 people worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.