Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is the former BLM Rhode Island Chapter Co-Founder, & now, he is the Founder and executive director of BLM Inc, which is “…A pro-entrepreneurship education and financial empowerment non-profit company for African Americans and their communities”, based in Maryland. He is also an author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and a former community organizer.  He’s also the founding partner of “The Black Block” in which his team has bought an entire business block in downtown Pawtucket and dedicated it to supporting and elevating black-owned businesses in Rhode Island. This project also includes extremely affordable housing for people who are going through challenging times.
 
Mark was born and raised in a tough neighborhood, and like so many growing up in poverty, he had begun to travel a familiar road that doesn’t end well for so many. While this was just one of many challenges he overcame, though so many of the kids he grew up with didn’t make it past their obstacles, Mark did. He started out in life going quickly down a felonious wrong path as a wayward youth, heading toward a life of criminality, but he turned his life around with the help of family and his faith in the Lord. (As the son of a pastor perhaps it was fate that he graduated from Bible college in his mid 30’s, with a double major bachelor’s degree and making the Dean’s List!) And so now, he is dedicated to helping others realize no matter where they are in their journey, they can turn their lives around too. 
 
While many may think that Mark, by way of being of “BLM”, might be somehow partisan – he really isn’t. He is an original and analytical thinker with a mind of his own, who wants what is best for everyone in America at large, and for their communities locally. His message is one of unity, of coming together to help unify a fractured country. In fact, Mark participates in weekly prayer session of the J6 “Political” prisoners, seeing them as equally oppressed and victimized as any marginalized group. As he once said in an interview about the J6 prisoners: “”They’re lambs led to slaughter, to be sacrificed as an example for all who might want to dissent in the future,” and “This is what the government does to those who express independent thought and want to stand up for what they believe.” 
 
One of Mark’s greatest and most people-empowering projects was the creation of the first-ever African-American Library in New England called “The African American Innovation Center” to help youths not just to believe in their dreams, but also, to acquire the work skills to achieve them. He’s most proud of this particular initiative, as it teaches coding to people from the inner-city, who get paid $300 a month to learn, and then graduate from the program with the job skills to be able to earn a $50,000 annual salary. Mark has been featured recently in a number of different media outlets and podcasts, as well as having made numerous appearances on MSM outlets like NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates, as well being interviewed by The Epoch Times and profiled by the Boston Globe – everyone likes to hear his message of hope and empowerment, as well as how the country needs to vote in order for the African-American community to continue to move forward. His answers might surprise some, which is why Mark is such an important keynote speaker for this new era. 
 
 

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Chef Andrew Gruel

Chef Andrew Gruel is one of America’s most popular and beloved celebrity chefs. In fact, he’s been dubbed as “America’s Chef”, not just for his media and TV appearances or for his innovative culinary creativity, but because he’s a chef of the people and for the people. Reason Magazine had said “Chef Andrew Gruel just might be the patron saint of restaurateurs, small-business owners, and service workers during the pandemic.”  And why would they say that? Because when the lockdowns happened in 2020 and the government forced so many restaurants to shut down, Chef Andrew Gruel started a fund in December 2020 to raise money for out-of-work restaurant workers, raising over $230,000 in the first three weeks alone. The fund, called 86 Restaurant Struggle, raised over Half A MILLION DOLLARS for the displaced and out of work restaurant employees that found themselves without a job, during the holiday season, no less. It is also worth mentioning that Chef Gruel via his one of his many restaurants, gave away thousands of free meals during that time – either as an outright free meal, or in food giveaways and charitable donations. Andrew was very outspoken at the time, because regulations that closed restaurants came well before help from the government was available, leaving restaurant workers across the state with no way to earn an income. For those who worked paycheck to paycheck, it was a very trying time, and Andrew had to help. 
 
Helping out workers isn’t the only cause our Celebrity Chef Speaker Andrew Gruel is involved in. As an environmentalist, he loves to discuss how aquaculture is beneficial for fish stocks, and how oceanic aquaculture is good for the environment and the surrounding communities that work in aquaculture, the jobs it brings and the sustainable, healthy food it provides; in fact, Chef Gruel has consulted with governments around the world about sustainable aquaculture; but beyond that, beyond helping struggling workers or improving the environment – beyond all that, at heart, Andrew’s passion is for his family and for his community, his country, and of course – for cooking up amazing food for his restaurant patrons and for TV audiences. 
 

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Chris Salcedo

Chris Salcedo says he is America’s foremost “Liberty Loving Latino” and when you watch his show or see his live keynote presentation, you see why.
 
The driving philosophy behind Salcedo’s success is this quote attributed to one of the characters in his book, Liberty Rises: “A society’s worth isn’t measured by how much power is seized by its government but rather, how much power is reserved for its people.”  Salcedo’s book, “Liberty Rises” tells the story of an America that failed to learn that crucial lessons passed down to Americans by the 40th president, Ronald Reagan – one of which is: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Chris Salcedo opens a window into America’s future – and what will happen to the country if America doesn’t quickly change course.
 
Chris Salcedo is a veteran television and radio broadcaster, author and political analyst. He is the host of the Chris Salcedo Show on NEWSMAXTV everyday, from 5-6pm, where he seeks to counter the media-driven, false narrative that all Latinos think alike and have the same precarious left-wing values. Chris says that when it comes to the values of the Latino community – this media narrative could not be further from the truth. In fact, Salcedo’s keynote presentations always present the fact that there is indeed a broad ranging amount of diversity of thought in the Latino community, and that this parallels American society. He furthers that mission as the executive Director of the Conservative Hispanic Society, among other projects.
 

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Monica Crowley

Could there be a better dot connector on what is happening in America today than Monica Crowley? Look at this quote from the back of her book, aptly titled “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?”…

“What the @$%&! just happened? What just happened to America? What happened to our strength and greatness? What happened to our constitutionally limited government? What happened to our powerful free-market system? What happened to our traditional rocket path of growth? What happened to American jobs? What happened to our prosperity? What happened to the greatest health care system in the world? What happened to our superpower status? What happened to our ability to be respected and feared? What’s up with the unprecedented spending and record-breaking deficits?”  Now, one would think that this blurb from the back of her book cover that the book was written yesterday. Except it wasn’t. It was written in 2012. It’s almost like Monica had a crystal ball, isn’t it?  

For those unfamiliar with Monica, here’s a bit more info and what sets her apart from the rest of the “Keynote” crowd: Monica Crowley is a truly unique figure on the American political, journalistic and contemporary history scene. Why? Because she has the singular distinction of having worked for TWO American presidents: Richard Nixon during his final years, and Donald Trump as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during his Administration.  There is no one else like her – with the living history she has witnessed first-hand and the insider’s stories she’s willing to share.   

Monica’s extraordinary career at the highest levels of politics and media has given her a rare perspective – she connects dots that NO ONE else can.  Because she was – and continues to be – in the middle of it all.

Monica explains how we got here – to an unrecognizable America – in ways that will leave audiences spellbound.  With her deep love for America, Monica brings the past into the present, provides a clear-eyed analysis of the current moment – and offers an optimistic view (and action plan) for the future.

And she has some explosive predictions for the 2024 elections. This is a red-hot talk you don’t want to miss! Monica simply radiates from the podium, with an infectious energy and even a self deprecating sense of humor: Given that she has the unique experience of having worked for 2 very particular American Presidents – Monica likes to say: “Can I pick’em, or what?” 

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BIOGRAPHY

Monica Crowley is a prominent news analyst on multiple television, radio, digital and print platforms and is the Host of the Monica Crowley Podcast.  Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury.  During her tenure, she and the team she led conceived, developed and executed the policy and communications strategies for the Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasury Department, and the Trump Administration more broadly.  For exceptional service to the Treasury Department and the Nation, she received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Department.  Prior to her government service, she was a popular television anchor and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, ABC News, NBC News, and other national networks. For several years, she was a regular panelist on the legendary The McLaughlin Group.  On radio, she was the host of the nationally syndicated program, “The Monica Crowley Show”.  She is also the author of The New York Times bestseller, What The (Bleep) Just Happened?  The Happy Warrior’s Guide to the Great American Comeback.  While at the Washington Times, she was the Online Opinion Editor andSenior Opinion ColumnistEarlier in her career, she served as Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon in his final years, and wrote two bestsellers about her experiences, Nixon Off the Record and Nixon in Winter.  She has also written for many national publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek, and has lectured at Yale, Columbia, and MIT.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she graduated from Colgate University and holds two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate in International Relations from Columbia University. To learn more just click here.

SPEECH TOPICS:

  • Her unique experience having worked for TWO American Presidents: Richard Nixon during his final years and Donald Trump in at the Treasury Department  
  • What is really happening in America today: an understanding based on the sweep of history
  • Her experience serving at the highest levels of government during the Trump administration 
  • Successes and lessons learned during the unprecedented economic response to the coronavirus pandemic 
  • Her earlier experience serving as Foreign Policy Assistant to former President Richard Nixon 
  • The media 
  • Leadership and decision-making in both normal times and times of crisis

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Jamie Clarke

Thirty years of world-class mountaineering experience. Leading expeditions through more than forty countries. Creating and selling both an online and brick and mortar business. Mindset coaching for both Stanley-Cup-winning and Olympic-gold- medal-winning teams…. Suffice to say, Jamie Clarke knows about achievement and living life as an adventure.

A humorous and passionate master storyteller, Jamie captivates audiences while sharing lessons on leadership, teamwork, resilience, trust and purpose.

With an infectious sense of humor and palpable, authentic passion, Jamie challenges his audiences to think differently about success, failure, grit / hard work and fear. In his visually stunning and always charismatic and inspiring style, audiences will learn how to:

  • Adapt to forces outside of one’s control.
  • Uphold one’s mission despite the unknowns and the lack of perfect information.
  • Learn from failure quickly and adjust your plans in real-time.
  • Conquer fear through focus and practice.
  • Reframe leadership through the lenses of trust, humility, reliance, inclusion and empathy.

In his highly entertaining, energetic and visually stunning keynote presentations, — replete with stories of cracked ribs, exhaustion and then finally… triumph -Jamie Clarke shows audiences how any organization can navigate through the turbulence of intrusive and unsettling uncertainty and economic disruption, while delivering very specific and yet very simple (not easy, per se, but simple) strategies that will raise the performance both of your attendees, and the teams to which so many belong. 

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Dr. Andrew Huff

Soldier. Scientist. Author. Whistleblower. 

There aren’t many people in America that have the pedigree that Dr. Andrew Huff does. What he has accomplished in his 40 years is absolutely remarkable. With boundless energy he served his country, got his PhD, worked in labs and in private industry, and more. Today, he is serving his country again, but… perhaps not in ways everyone will like. Nevertheless, it was his sense of duty that led him to write “The Truth About Wuhan: How I Uncovered The Biggest Lie In History”. 

Dr. Huff is a rising star in politics, business, science, national security, healthcare, and technology – as he understands complex subjects, and can therefore communicate highly technical and complicated material in an accessible manner. Because of his ability to make difficult concepts easy to understand, and also due to the popularity of his book, Dr. Huff has made over 200 appearances in the media over the past four months, including regular appearances on Fox News with both Sean Hannity and Jesse Watters, Fox Business, Glen Beck’s the Blaze Network, Alex Jones’ INFOWARS, Steve Bannon’s WarRoom, Channel Rion with OAN, and Brannon House on Lindell TV.

His keynote on The Truth About Wuhan… and why he had to write this book, is as compelling, emotional and gut wrenching as it is eye opening. In this talk and in his book, he exposes some ugly truths about the world we live in, that most would not have ever seen or heard. 

He also reveals why he had to write the book. He says “The day I left my senior scientist and vice president role at EcoHealth Alliance was one of the happiest days of my life! I could no longer tolerate the corruption I was witnessing there, every day.”

Fasten your seat belts, audiences. 

 

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Christina Bobb

Christina Bobb is an attorney, investigative journalist and author of “Stealing Your Vote: The Inside Story Of The 2020 Election And What It Means for 2024” (Jan. 2023) She is also a compelling keynote speaker and as you’ll discover in her talk, a relentless optimist for the future of not just America, but also, for the world. 

Christina’s presentation takes the audience through time, an almost surreal journey that began for her on election night 2020, when she was providing election coverage in Washington, DC., for OAN – watching and reporting on vote results on that fateful Tuesday night in early November 2020. As the vote tallies came in that night and in the wee hours of the next morning, (which is when her story really begins…) Christina began to sense something was.. off. Very off.

What happened over the following days, weeks and months is her mind boggling, almost dystopian but surprisingly bi-partisan trek through a morass of legal entanglements, media obfuscation and perhaps worst of all, trekking into and bumping up against a political class on both sides of the aisle that wanted more than anything to maintain the status quo. While evidence that was blocked from being presented by both the mainstream media, social media, and the courts (!), it was becoming blatantly obvious that there were, to say the least, “Irregularities” in the 2020 presidential election voting process that should have been illuminated, at the very least, to the courts. It had also become clear that there were a plethora of politicians who would not rock the post-election boat and help expose the election irregularities that clearly took place – not just that night – but before hand as well – such as problems associated with ballot harvesting, drop boxes and mail in ballots: She meticulously documents them in her book. It’s there for everyone to see. 

But all is not lost. Christina also presents a way forward to make sure that this kind of election “irregularity” never happens again. She talks about the future in a way that you seldom hear – brighter than ever for America and the world. A future that is filled with renewed optimism and hope, and a future that provides a sense of certainty that seems to be missing today. However, it is a future that we all must help create, and in her riveting keynote, she shares with audiences real, tangible, actionable takeaways that they can do in order to prevent a repeat of 2020’s flawed election from ever happening again.

Christina’s official title is presently: “Trump 2024 Campaign Attorney & Grassroots Coordinator”. 

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Sean Magennis

Sean Magennis is the CEO of a 29-year-old private, multi-faceted Financial Services Firm, Mutual Capital Alliance. His mantra there is “Supporting Leaders to achieve breakthroughs through business and personal growth.”

Sean began his business career in management at Farm Ag Ltd. He ran his own professional services firm for 14 years focused on organizational development consulting, people assessment and executive search, which grew to encompass operations in Canada, the USA and Mexico, serving several thousand clients. Sean has managed a family office, founded two peer-to-peer membership communities, and led an award-winning global team of CEO Coaches as company President. He is the Chairman of Lumini Network, a membership community for highly skilled Executive Assistants.

Sean is also a seasoned international business executive specializing in scaling professional services firms. He contributes 30 years of experience to entrepreneurs, founders, and senior executive teams to create realizable enterprise value. His experience encompasses professional executive management, growth strategies, exit strategies, acquisitions, and financings. He is the immediate past Global President and COO of YPO. Sean remains an active volunteer and member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and in 2013 was recruited as YPO Global President and COO. During his seven plus years there, he supported members around the world, established learning content and network growth, and his teams’ set records in member retention and engagement. He also successfully led the organization through the beginning stages of COVID-19.

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Thriving In Turbulent Times

Sean is a highly rated speaker, covering business strategy and insights on leading, scaling, exiting, and innovating. 

He speaks regularly to YPO and EO groups as well as to associations and leadership teams. His inspiring presentation on Thriving in Turbulent Times, is particularly relevant given that turbulence seems to be a business rule, not an exception. Sean’s guiding principles can help any organization navigate through difficult times.

These are:

  1. Acknowledge & Assess Reality.
  2. Plan
  3. Grow – using “The Trust Formula”.

For leaders – he also speaks about his 30 years of experience in running and supporting two of the largest professional networks in the world.  His practical presentation on The Trust Formula, and how to leverage and activate trust in your business, is a game changer. 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Sean began his business career in management at Farm Ag Ltd. He ran his own professional services firm for 14 years focused on organizational development consulting, people assessment and executive search, which grew to encompass operations in Canada, the USA and Mexico, serving several thousand clients. Sean has managed a family office, founded two peer-to-peer membership communities, and led an award-winning global team of CEO Coaches as company President. He is the Chairman of Lumini Network, a membership community for highly skilled Executive Assistants.

Sean is also a seasoned international business executive specializing in scaling professional services firms. He contributes 30 years of experience to entrepreneurs, founders, and senior executive teams to create realizable enterprise value. His experience encompasses professional executive management, growth strategies, exit strategies, acquisitions, and financings. He is the immediate past Global President and COO of YPO. Sean remains an active volunteer and member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and in 2013 was recruited as YPO Global President and COO. During his seven plus years there, he supported members around the world, established learning content and network growth, and his teams’ set records in member retention and engagement. He also successfully led the organization through the beginning stages of COVID-19.

Sean has also been very active throughout his career in the Entrepreneurs Organization, EO, as a volunteer leader, innovator, and catalyst for exceptional growth. EO grew from 500 members to 5000 during his Board leadership. It now stands at over 17000.

Born, raised and educated in South Africa, Sean’s first port of call after graduating high school was to go into South Africa’s military service.

He found this to be an extraordinary learning experience and fostered an interest in team building, psychology and sociology, which he went on to study at university. He was then fortunate enough to work for a top South African entrepreneur who saw Sean’s entrepreneurial strengths and offered him the opportunity to work across his businesses. This experience led Sean to start his own business, which he decided to combine with a desire for an overseas experience—traveling to Canada and the USA to plant his own flag.


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Leigh Dundas

Known the world over for her blazing & fiery speeches in defense of Freedom and Liberty, Leigh Dundas is an impassioned human rights attorney and modern-day abolitionist, who spent much of her 30 year career battling global injustices like human trafficking and the peddling of medical tyranny disguised as progress.

To say Leigh Dundas is a force to be reckoned with is an understatement:  she is known as a firebrand, a one-woman legal hurricane, a Freedom Fighter Extraordinaire, and a riveting on-stage magician that always leave the audience electrified with her stories of fighting some of the biggest wrongs the world has known.  If you are a lover of justice and sitting in her audience, Dundas will without fail have you on your feet – cheering for Freedom – evidenced by the standing ovations she’s gotten at the more than 100 talks she’s given since March 2020, to audiences which often number between 5,000 and 25,000 people. And for those on the wrong side of liberty, Ms. Dundas is known for her no-holds-barred, positively nuclear presentations before school boards and oversight committees … which often don’t end well for the public health “officials” she has in her sights. (Orange County & State of California, and most recently – the FAA). 

Having spent many years fighting the criminal cartels responsible for running child brothels in war-torn regions of Asia – where local governments often hamstring more than help – Leigh was forced to become an expert in using creative “out-of-the-box” campaigns in order to succeed where others have failed.  While most attorneys spend their days filing lawsuits which regrettably in today’s Brave New World are often unsuccessful, Ms. Dundas instead now dedicates her time and expertise to architecting novel leverage moves that capitalize on the power of the people at the grassroots level, while simultaneously exploiting her opponent’s Achilles Heels until victory ensues.  To wit:  when Orange County was set to adopt vaccination passports in the Spring of 2021 that would have created a modern-day Warsaw Ghetto, Leigh produced a TV Ad featuring a Holocaust Survivor exposing the situation, which move successfully defeated the Passport Plan.  Similarly, Dundas architected the Nationwide Walkout – where millions of workers worldwide went on strike against vaccine mandates from November 8-11, 2021 – as well as the coast-to-coast U.S. People’s Convoy in 2022, which protested the White House’s vaccine mandates (both of which campaigns were successful in creating massive pressure on Executive and Judicial Branches that ultimately helped to defeat the mandates).

Dundas spent the three months of Summer 2021 crossing the US multiple times while anchoring the Arise Freedom Tour, touching 50 different cities in more than 25 states. And if that isn’t enough, over the past 3 years, she has spoken at live events to over 60,000 people (and an additional 20 million worldwide through podcasts, radio and television). Dundas is also well-known as possibly the brightest star on Clay Clark’s Re-Awaken America Tour, and is also a featured guest on many educational panels and press conferences, as well as on podcasts hosted by Mel K, Charlie Ward, Ann Vandersteel, Bryan Ardis, Pete Santilli, James Grundvig, Doug Billings, The Flyover Conservatives and others. 

As well, Dundas was asked to testify in January of 2022 at the U.S. Senate Building before Senator Ron Johnson concerning the alarming rise in military diseases after the COVID-vaccine mandate, and also previously testified before the California State Senate on similar issues. Leigh’s first autobiographical book detailing her work as a young attorney, that ultimately resulted in her moving part-time to Asia to fight the child sex trafficking industry – before equipping her to join the fight of our lives in restoring Freedom in America – is due to be released mid-2023.

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Leigh’s most personal and poignant speaking point concerns a lesson she learned in southeast Asia that she has never forgotten, and that resonates today more than ever:  “When you are facing a locked and loaded, double barreled weapon – full of hate and anger and tyranny and upset – which is ready to do you in, what do you do?  You… Stand… Up.  Always.  Because you are better off standing on your feet and fighting for your life, than ever taking a knee.”  Leigh is a unique keynote speaker – a woman who has taken the lessons she learned fighting evildoers that were hell-bent on destroying children in Asia … to the streets of America in 2020 – where she joined with others to defeat an even greater threat:  a second Holocaust designed to eradicate our very humanity, and to silence all who would speak against it.  To which Leigh resolutely believes:  Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum … “Let Justice Be Done, Though the Heavens May Fall.”  
 
The takeaways from a Leigh Dundas keynote are many, depending on the audience. But event professionals and organizers can be assured attendees will leave with at least 5 takeaways:
  • Motivation to make changes in their communities at the grassroots level
  • Inspiration to fight for freedom whenever it is being threatened by elected and unelected “officials”
  • Awareness of “mandates” that can be legally challenged on multiple levels
  • Hope for the future for themselves and their families
  • And finally… a sense of their own power as individuals to help create real, positive and lasting change in their lives & in the lives of others, by taking action…

BIOGRAPHY

Leigh Dundas is a veteran litigation attorney who spent a majority of the last two decades of counsel to international law firms. Beginning her career in the early 90’s as litigation counsel at Irell & Manella, LLP, Leigh handled multi-million dollar cases for Fortune 500 clients including Volkswagen of America, Advanta Bank, and William Lyon Company, as well as high-profile work for government municipalities and sports teams including The St. Louis Rams and City of West Covina. While much of her work related to general business matters, Ms. Dundas also focused on litigation that involved hi­ tech, environmental, and trade secret aspects. She continued this focus when she joined Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in 2000 of counsel.

Thereafter, Ms. Dundas was asked to join The A21 Campaign in the dual capacity of General Counsel and Prosecutions Director for Asia. In that role, Leigh spent a significant amount of time on the ground in south-east Asia, liaising with foreign governments to reach bilateral Memoranda of Understanding allowing for operation of undercover surveillance of child brothels by former US law enforcement assets. While inAsia, Leigh also arranged meetings with high-ranking executives at major banking institutions – including heads of in-house counsel for some of the world’s largest financial institutions – who remained concerned that Asian banking conglomerates were being used by human traffickers to launder cash from the illicit sex trade. In that capacity, Leigh worked closely with both NGOs and Asian banks in the formulation of a plan to have on-the-ground investigators amass evidence of money laundering by child brothels and then use secure protocols to relay said data to the banking institutions – as banks are required to place holds on accounts when there is credible evidence such accounts are being utilized to launder monetary proceeds of crimes. Currently, this evidence is being automatically relayed to over 7,000 banks worldwide – via Thomson Reuters World­ Check and other premier providers of intelligence profiles – so that banks may perform due diligence and ensure trafficking proceeds are not being laundered through their accounts.

In the last half-decade, Leigh’s first-hand knowledge of the trafficking problems in southeast Asia- as well as her extensive network in the region – have proven invaluable to the U.S. government. In 2013, Leigh was appointed by the House Foreign Affairs Chairperson, Congressman Ed Royce, to the 113th Congressional Human Trafficking Congressional Advisory Committee, to assist in the identification of trafficking problems worldwide and help formulate US policy to combat same, and has performed similar work for the US Department of Homeland Security. In February 2014, Leigh spent three weeks in Sun Gai Kolok – a modern day Sodom & Gomorrah that is comprised of 140 child brothels on the Thai-Malay border- traveling in excess of 100 mph to avoid road-side insurgent violence while en route to meet with sex slaves trapped in the brothels, and to interview the Mafia-connected brothel owners. Leigh then led a group of VIPs and film crew back into Sun Gai Kolok later that month to document first-hand the horrors of the child-sex trade, until Thailand’s coup d’etat and threatened closure of the Bangkok International Airport forced a retreat. In early 2016, Ms. Dundas co-founded the American office of Liberty Global to work in tandem with her human rights non-profit, Justice Be Done, in continuing to forward the above initiatives.


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Eric Termuende

Eric Termuende is helping leaders build incredible teams and tomorrow’s greatest places to work. His one-degree shift methodology enables leaders to build trust, remove friction, and create a culture of experimentation. But – why create a culture of experimentation? Well – if there is one thing we’ve all learned in the recent years, it is that the future is impossible to predict. Knowing that, how do we build teams that thrive in the weeks, months and years to come? The answer lies in one-degree shifts: small, consistent changes that enable teams to build trust, remove friction, and build a culture of innovation. With hybrid teams, i.e., some working from home, some not, staggered days in and out of the workplace, new cultures need to be created, and the best way to do that, is to create that culture of experimentation.

Eric has delivered over 400 keynotes to organizations including IBM, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Zoom, TD, BMO and The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. A perfect conference opener, Eric kickstarts the day, unites the audience, and leaves attendees with memorable stories, and a refreshingly unique take on leadership, culture, and the future of work.

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BIOGRAPHY:

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.

A former World Economic Forum Global Shaper and recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more.

SPEECH TOPICS 

One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work

If there is one thing we’ve all learned in the past months, it is that the future is impossible to predict. Knowing that, how do we build teams that thrive in the weeks, months and years to come? The answer lies in one-degree shifts: small, consistent changes that enable teams to build trust, remove friction, and build a culture of innovation.

In this engaging, and takeaway-loaded presentation, workplace expert Eric Termuende shares what years of research, stories, and insights uncover about the one-degree shifts leaders use to adapt to an ever-changing world around them and build incredible teams. From Domino’s Pizza to the British Cycling Team, discover how the consistent application of small, incremental changes improves camaraderie, belonging, psychological safety, and engagement. While the future of work is certain to be uncertain, there is nothing to say we can’t still thrive in it.

In this presentation, leaders will learn the secret of a one-degree shift to: 

-Reduce friction and build trust

-Increase effectiveness of remote/hybrid teams

-Build a culture of innovation

-Understand your role in creating a ‘greatest place to work’

-Discover what cilantro teaches us about strong workplace culture

 

The Perfect Storm: What Is Really Causing the Talent Shortage and What to Do About It

It is no secret that the world of work has evolved an incredible amount in the past two years. From how we communicate, where we work, and what is expected from our leaders, trying to keep up with the changes has been downright exhausting. And while managing the day-to-day has been challenging enough, a storm has been brewing and the clouds are rolling in. A talent crisis is on the horizon and COVID isn’t the only thing to blame. 

In this research-heavy, eye-opening, and actionable presentation, learn from leadership and workplace culture expert Eric Termuende as he shares what is really casing The Great Resignation, a looming national talent shortage, and the key steps we can take today to build incredible teams, sustain growth, and thrive in the future of work. 

Attendees will learn: 

– 6 factors contributing to the talent crisis

– Why COVID is only partly responsible for The Great Resignation

– How to attract top talent and stand out

– Why the best attraction strategy is a good retention strategy and how to build it

– What key actions leaders can take to build trust, engagement, and belonging on their teams

Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness

Having studied some of the world’s best leaders and surveyed thousands of employees, workplace expert and bestselling author Eric Termuende knows that those who lead remote teams do three things effectively: They communicate well, reduce friction, and build a deep sense of trust. With the world changing at a break-neck pace, there are key steps we can take today to ensure that we’re mitigating burnout and getting the most out of our teams whether working remotely or together in the office.

In this fully customized, insightful, and takeaway-filled keynote, Eric Termuende shares leadership stories from the Cleveland Browns to Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital to uncover what separates incredible hybrid workplaces from those that are losing talent and suffering as a result. Building stronger remote teams requires a deeper understanding of how we use our time, connect with our people, and tie recognition back to our values. While the future is anything but certain, the actions we take today are sure to prepare us for whatever the world throws our way.

Leaders will learn: 

– Three simple shifts to deepen trust, belonging, and psychological safety

– A framework to boost innovation and creativity

– What to expect in the future of work and how to evolve accordingly

– The difference in communication with remote and in-person team members

– How to get more smiles from the team and reduce friction

The Great Resignation: Why This is the Biggest Opportunity We’ve Never Seen to Attract and Retain Incredible Teams

Regardless of which research we subscribe to; the outlook is bleak: employees coast-to-coast are transitioning jobs at rates we haven’t seen since the Vietnam War. And while many of us think this is a threat to our workplace culture and organizational success, the truth is that the opportunity has never been greater to establish a one-of-a-kind culture that attracts and keeps an incredible team. Instead of calling it ‘The Great Resignation’, perhaps it should be called ‘The Great Reconfiguration’. After all, people aren’t leaving the workforce, they’re aligning with a lifestyle that suits them. This is where the secrets lie.  

In this head-scratching, insight-filled, and unexpectedly funny keynote, workplace culture and future of work expert Eric Termuende takes us on a journey filled with out-of-the-box ideas that are budget-free and immediately actionable as we work to not just survive ‘The Great Resignation’ but thrive through it. Just because there is a national talent shortage, doesn’t mean our team has to have one too.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

-What it means to ‘plant your flag’ and how to do it

-How to tell a better story to attract top talent

-Why the best defence is a good offence and how to retain your best people

-Where your best recruiters are (hint* they’re closer than you think) and how to give them the free tools they need to build the team

-What cilantro teaches us about workplace culture and attracting top talent

-Why all of your eggs should actually be in one basket

 
TESTIMONIALS
 

This is feedback from our CEO:

“Please share the following feedback with Eric. People really liked him and found him very inspirational. He energized everyone and was definitely a highlight of the afternoon!

  • Relevant
  • Great stories, powerful
  • Very articulate
  • Relatable 

-LINDT CHOCOLATE

We had Eric Termuende speak at two of our national leadership events in 2023. His message was a total hit as we continue to win and grow in the future of work. His engaging and entertaining keynotes were tailored, relevant, and gave all of our leaders the insights and tools they needed to build incredible teams and remain excited about the uncertain future we’re all trying to navigate.
 
-LOBLAW

Today’s presentation was great and I’m delighted at the response from the Team. The videos, the

customization, and of course, your presence, knowledge, and energy made it a huge success! I’ve

contracted and supported many Executive Leadership Summits for the agency over the years and it is not often that they say…”This is the best Summit we’ve ever had!” There’s been a lot of that type of feedback today and it is much deserved and well-earned praise.

– SUSAN SCHOENBERG, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

In October 2020, in the middle of this Pandemic crisis, we had the pleasure to work with Eric for one of our episodes of our Dell Technologies Thought Leader Series. In addition to being a very fun person to work with, Eric was very generous of his time and an amazing presenter that our customers love!!!! His story was very inspiring and helped people with a different perspective during these difficult times.

– MICHEL LAGACÉ , DELL TECHNOLOGIES

Wow, just WOW. Safe to say that was the best virtual presentation we’ve done yet, and not just

for this event! The comments section definitely showcased that.

Thank you very much for that incredible presentation. I will be in touch again very soon.

– NADIA AHMED, SENIOR CONFERENCE PRODUCER, KEY MEDIA

We had the opportunity to bring Eric in as the keynote speaker for our annual strategic planning

workshop with all of our Senior Leaders. Eric did an excellent job of helping us understand and

connect the links between strategy and culture with some “one degree shifts” in our thinking

about people and process. This slight change in our thinking was a great catalyst for the

subsequent discussions as we built out our strategies for the coming year.

– DAN KLASSEN, VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES AT TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING

Eric delivered an engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking session to our audience. It was

a pleasure working with Eric – he delivered the perfect presentation. Eric is a charismatic and

passionate storyteller with great insights, real-world experience and exceptional presentation

skills. It was a pleasure to work with Eric and I would highly encourage any organization to

invite Eric to present to their community!

-JOSHUA ZAPORZAN, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, STU CLARK CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 
BOOKS
 

Rethink Work tackles one of the big problems’ employers face today: finding and keeping the best employees, especially at a time when young workers typically quit after only three years on the job. Targeted at those entering the workforce, in job transition, or anyone looking for that perfect candidate, Rethink Work stands out from other books in this category because the author is one of those young people: Eric Termuende, a rising star on the international speakers’ circuit.

 

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