Morning Keynote Speaker
Creating new leadership for a new world of work, Keith Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences.
As Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by coaching new behaviors that increase growth and shareholder value.
A New York Times #1 best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and many other leading publications, Keith’s gained over 20 years of experience, from the C-Suite to founding his own companies, and distilled those years and experiences into practices and solutions he brings to every engagement.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Kathleen (Katie) is Chair of the Board of RBC and chairs or serves on several additional boards including financial services firms, SickKids, and Air Canada.
In addition, Katie is the former President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and the Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Closing Keynote Speaker
Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield became a household name as the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.
A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Hadfield is also a bestselling author of three books, an acclaimed musician, and the host of two internationally acclaimed television series, including National Geographic’s One Strange Rock.
What we heard from last year's attendees:
The speakers were great with lots of insights and it was very valuable to have my entire executive team attend with me.
What a great day, full of learning and conversations! The best part for me was meeting the other participants, none of whom I knew before attending.
The 2019 EDGE Summit was one of the best leadership events I’ve attended! All of the speakers seemed to be the best of the best and the MC, Steve Patterson, was really, really funny. A nice touch that added a fun element to the day.
EDGE Summit Chair
Passionate about populating the world with inspiring leaders, Nancy founded MacKay CEO Forums to accelerate CEO performance through peer learning. Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, and published author.
Dr. Nancy MacKay is the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada. With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.
Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy holds a B.Math and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. She is the co-author of “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing. Nancy loves playing squash and travelling around the world with her family and lives in BC.
Master of Ceremonies
Steve, host of CBC’s The Debators, has performed his comedy across North America and all around the world. Yet wherever he performs his fierce Canadian pride shines through.
As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007 Patterson has become a household name, with more than 700,000 weekly listeners. In 2010, steady accolades for his work on that show earned him a third invitation to perform on one of Just For Laughs’ prestigious televised galas, hosted by Steve Martin. Considered to be the highlight of the show by the audience and critics alike, Patterson’s performance prompted the legendary Martin himself to quip, “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”
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This event will sell out as it has in the past three years.
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2019 EDGE Summit – a huge success!
Our 3rd annual EDGE Summit was a huge success! Held in Vancouver, BC, 450 CEOs, Executives and Business Leaders spent the day together learning about Inspiring Leadership. Our four keynote speakers, Curt Steinhorst, Dr. John Izzo, Terry Stuart, and Dr. Lance Secretan, spoke about crossing the generational divide, how leaders inspire engagement in an age of social good, inspiring leadership in the age of disruption, and why 80% of employees detest their jobs and how to fix it.
“I believe that we all need to show up as Inspiring Leaders every day and be the best for the world.”