Keynote Speaker Heath Slawner

Heath Slawner

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About Keynote Speaker Heath Slawner…

Heath believes that when we meaningfully connect with and inspire one another, we rise well beyond what we could do alone. Specializing in strategic communication and leadership, Heath is fascinated by human behavior and has built a career learning and sharing his insights with leading organizations around the world. In his keynotes, workshops and training sessions, Heath uses stories, studies and basic biology to show that trust is at the heart of it all.

Why Heath?

As a professional speaker since 2008, Heath has delivered over 200 keynotes for some of world’s most iconic brands — such as Canadian Tire, CN, Cisco, Loblaw, McDonalds, Microsoft, RBC and Siemens — as well as for international organizations, such as the United Nations.

What drives decision making? What brings teams together to achieve remarkable results? How do we inspire action and motivate people to say “yes” to joining us in realizing our vision?

Heath proves that trust and purpose- based on a palpable concern for others- are key to having a high performing team. When we’re clear about why we’re here, where we’re going, who we serve and how we’re getting there, people start to feel valued and fulfilled. As a consequence, the natural response is that people seek out ways to collaborate, execute, and bring bold visions to reality. This is the reason Heath believes that for all our differences, we are stronger together than we could ever be alone.

Heath is the only professional in Canada certified to deliver and facilitate the Principles of Persuasion, an evidence-based program based on the work of renowned psychologist Dr. Cialdini which dramatically enhances one’s ability to drive and inspire change.

Heath has a degree from the Wharton School of Business. He works with clients across the world in a variety of industries including government, international affairs, consumer products, restaurant, hospitality, telecommunications, education, non-profit, financial and banking services. Heath lives in Montreal, Canada.

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  • Thanks to your coaching and guidance, we were able to do this! Everyone is still talking about the process and your skill at getting us to think deeper and bringing up the great stories – we continue to say how amazing it was. Thank you Heath!

    Phyllis Ziakas

    Senior VP, Talent Management, Northwest Federal Credit Union

  • Heath’s presentation was phenomenal. He kept everyone engaged and involved, attentive and participating all the way through. And many had been there for at least four days. It was fabulous! I sure looked very good having selected you as one (if not the best) of keynote speakers at our event – at the beginning of my new career with this group, this was a boost I could certainly use!

    Valeria Palladino

    Chief Learning Officer, Alberta School Boards Association

  • Heath’s presentation went great. His message aligned perfectly to what we were trying to convey to our audience and he kept their attention during the hour right before lunch. That’s not an easy thing to do! I was truly impressed with his dedication to getting to know our firm and our business model. He did his homework and even reached out to a few of our branch offices in Canada and the US.

    Lisa Wells

    Program Manager, Edward Jones

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