LIVE2LEAD: Saskatoon
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LIVE2LEAD Rebroadcast

This is a rebroadcast of Oct 12th 2018 LIVE2LEAD half-day, leader development simulcast experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. Learn from world-class leadership experts and start leading with renewed passion and commitment. 
LIVE2LEAD was held live in Atlanta, GA and simulcast to more than 300 host sites and 40,000 people around the world including Saskatoon.

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Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content that inspires and motivates all who attend. Breathe new life into your leadership.


Grow your own leadership as you connect with other influencers in your local community.  Expand your network with relationships that produce tangible results.

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Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a half-day format, full of rich content, key takeaways and easy-to-implement action plans.



Content was King. Great presenters. Great breakfast. — Shelley Keyes : Founder of S.K. Transitions

Sold out venue. Flow of event was great. Great speakers. — Sara Wheelwright, Owner of Trusted Marketing Services on Behalf of Ignite the Life Organizing Committee (Saskatoon, SK)

Great venue.  Easy registration.  Assigned seating.  All at the right price. — Jacqueline Zabolotney, Director of Learning with the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors®

Excellent Presentation/Speakers.  Great venue. Great Breakfast. — Todd MacPherson, MD at Parkinson Canada

Great presentation, facility, speakers and snacks.  Great job. — Rhonda Schuler-Iula, Co-Owner Decora Homes (Saskatoon, SK)

Great presentations, and nice venue. — Jill Sauter,  Founder of Jill Sauter Marketing & Communications (Saskatoon, SK)

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2018 Speaker Line up


John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in fifty languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. Magazine. He has also been voted the top leadership professional in the world on for six consecutive years.



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Carly is a true leader and a seasoned problem-solver. She is a passionate, articulate advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation, and effective leadership. Carly started out as a secretary for a small real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Carly was recruited to lead HP in 1999, during the worst technology recession in 25 years. While there, she re-focused the company on innovation and market leadership again. Under Carly’s leadership, revenues grew, innovation tried, growth quadrupled, and HP grew to become the 11th largest company in the U.S.

After leaving HP, Carly focused her efforts on giving back. Prior to announcing her candidacy for the Republican nomination for President in 2016, she served as the Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization, and as Chairman of Opportunity International, a Christian-based organization that lifts millions out of poverty around the globe through micro-finance. She also founded the One Woman Initiative in partnership with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to engage and empower women in Pakistan, Egypt, India and the Philippines through increased access to economic opportunity.



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Best-Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind. Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behaviour have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. 

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioural science. He also appears frequently on NPR's Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country's massive comic industry. In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the Top 10 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 14 million views. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Hubspot, Heleo, Betterment Institutional, and RiseSmart.Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He also received honorary degrees from Georgetown University, The Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design and Westfield State University. Pink and his wife live in Washington, D.C. They have three children - a college sophomore, a high school senior, and an eighth grader.


Debra Searle, MBE

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Debra Searle is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo and unsupported across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. As well as other expeditions across the globe, she has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a host for the BBC and won gold medals for Great Britain at World Championship level. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She later co-founded the Business Women’s Network Forum which meets at Buckingham Palace.


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Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist. Tyler started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea. Tyler's first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the decade since, the 18 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed nearly $2 billion.                                                                        

He has also stepped on the other side of the camera for other directors including David Fincher for Gone Girl, Rob Cohen for Alex Cross, Dave Green for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, and helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious as Executive Producer. 

Tyler has also made an indelible mark in the television space. In 2007, he debuted the TBS series "House of Payne" which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful "Meet the Browns" on the same network. In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, with For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and The Haves and The Have Nots, which continues to break ratings. 

In July 2017, Perry continued to grow his empire by announcing a mega multiyear content partnership with Viacom covering TV, film, and short form video projects. In addition to currently working on his television series, in Fall 2017, Tyler released a book, Higher is Waiting, and the feature film sequel to  his box office hit Boo! A Madea Halloween, which took top spot at the box office on opening weekend. Next up, Perry is set to release Nobody's Fool starring Tiffany Haddish with Paramount and A Madea Family Funeral with Lionsgate which will bring his popular character back to the big screen. Perry also recently completed production on Adam McKay's untitled feature film about Dick Cheney, in which he will play "Colin Powell."



your hosts


Ezna Groenewald

President and Co Founder of Lift Leadership Coaching.

Ezna graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a degree in commerce and has over 20 years of leadership and volunteer experience. Her giftedness and passion for adding value to others has allowed her the opportunity to lead in various fields, including business management, sales, marketing, facilitating and teaching. Her experience includes Government, non-profit and business. As a certified John Maxwell coach, Ezna has a desire to draw out the potential in others and to empower them in their personal and professional pursuits. Ezna shares freely and authentically about her journey through many challenges. Ezna has always taken an active part in her community and describes herself as a “serial volunteer”.

Ron Morris

Partner and Co Founder of Lift Leadership Coaching.

Prior to becoming a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and teacher, Ron owned and operated a training/consulting company for more than 20 years. In addition to his valuable experience as a business owner, Ron is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Program, and is licensed in DISC Programs and Tracom’s Social Styles. Ron has also authored a book titled The Power of WOW!  which emphasizes the importance of valuing customer service above the bottom line. As someone who values relationship above all else, Ron desires to encourage leadership that is intentionally modeled, executed, and taught in a climate of mutual respect.


Speaker Content:



Leadership expert, bestselling author, and coach

Internationally recognized leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, will teach the audience how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today's fast-paced world.

Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren't nimble and ready to adapt, they won't survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.

John C. Maxwell will help leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He will do this by touching on some of the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership experthe is today.

Taking a deep dive into new content from his upcoming book, Leadershift: 77 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace, John C. Maxwell will give specific guidance to the audience about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

Tyler Perry

World-renowned filmmaker, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

 Tyler Perry is a world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The mastermind behind 20 feature films, 20 stage plays, 8 television shows, and two New York Times bestselling books, Tyler has built an empire that has attracted audiences and built communities, from the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia, throughout theworld.

Celebrated "among the pantheon of today's greatest cinematic innovators," his unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor continues to  shape his inspiring life story, connecting with fans across the globe and always  leaving space todream.

 In his session, Tyler is going to talk about some of the pivotal shifts that he had to make to get to where he is today.


Founder and Chairman of Unlocking Potential

Carly is a true leader and a seasoned problem-solver, but she didn't set out to be CEO. Carly will share the road she took from starting out as a secretary for a small real-estate business to becoming the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company. Carly had to make several shifts in her own leadership and in doing so was able to re-focus a company on innovation and market leadership again. Under Carly's leadership, revenues grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP grew to become the 11th largest company in the U.S.

Now, after a career with HP and a candidacy for President of the United States, Carly has shifted her focus to giving back. As Chairman of Good360, Chairman of Opportunity International and Founder of the One Woman Initiative in partnership with Condoleezza Rice, Carly will share with the audience her experiences and know-how to demonstrate how everyone has the ability to reach their full potential - you don't need to have a title or work for a well-known organization to make a difference.


Best-Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind.

We all know that timing is everything. Trouble is, we don't know much about timing itself. Our business and professional lives present a never-ending stream of "when" decisions. But we make them based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, we believe, is an art.

In this provocative and entertaining presentation, multiple New York Times bestselling author ,Daniel Pink, will show that timing is really a science-one we can use to make smarter decisions,enhance our productivity,and boost the performance of our organizations.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from dozens of fields, Pink will show:

  • How the hidden pattern of the day affects our analytic and creative capabilities - and how simple work rearrangements can improve our effectiveness,

  • Why breaks are more important than we realize and what the emerging science reveals about the kinds of breaks that are most restorative for the modern workplace,

  • Why reaching the midpoint of a project sometimes drags us down and other times fires us up-and how to tell the difference.

  • The four ways that endings shape our behaviour and how to use endings to spark motivation, improve customer experiences, and deepen a sense of meaning and purpose in the workplace,

  • How groups synchronize in time - and how leaders can use the three rules of "synching fast and slow" to turbocharge team performance.

Deeply researched, packed with takeaways, and tailored to each audience, Pink's presentation will leave you looking at your work, your organization, maybe even your life in fresh and invigorating ways.


Professional Adventurer and Serial Entrepreneur

Choose Your Attitude - Reprogramming Our Thinking

At Live2Lead, Debra Searle will share her amazing personal story of rowing the Atlantic solo for 111 days after her oarsman husband developed an uncontrollable fear of the ocean and had to be rescued just 2 weeks into the journey. More than just an inspiring storyteller, Debra will leave the audience with actionable golden nuggets that she used to stay motivated at sea and that she relies on now to grow her businesses, taking her from school failure to working regularly with the Royal Family. This session is about facilitating a re-wiring of our brain’s autopilot and re-booting our attitude so we can support ourselves rather than sabotaging ourselves in our leadership journeys.

This is a tentative agenda.

8am - Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - Opening Remarks & Announcements

Session 1 – John C. Maxwell
Session 2 – Tyler Perry
Session 3 – Carly Fiorina
15 minute BREAK
Session 4 – Daniel Pink
Session 5 – Debra Searle

Closing Remarks


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The Saskatoon Club, 417 21st, Saskatoon, SK.