The individuals featured here were chosen because they are exceptional. That is to say, they are an exception to the rule. They do things differently. Yes, they have proven expertise, but they are also known to have redefined norms. They challenge themselves and others around them. They stand out from the crowd, set new standards and can be described as innovative, creative and resourceful.

Our Thought Leaders are authentic – they say what they mean and they mean what they say. They have a superior understanding of their environment and as such are able to recognize and leverage opportunities. They have clarity of vision and are able to communicate it and no matter the circumstance, they are able to deliver on strategy.

These are not average people; these are the people we admire and go to for advice and guidance. Take some time and read their stories. Prepare to be inspired.


Shelley-Ann Brown, Olympian, World Cup Champion and Motivational Speaker


Alex Budak

Alex Budak, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Mary Jane Copps

Mary Jane Copps, The Phone Lady

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Jennifer Gillivan, Social Profit Change Maker


Mike Grandinetti

Mike Grandinetti,  Business Model Design and Optimization, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Leadership and Management

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Kevin Hamm

Kevin Hamm, People Leadership and Business Development

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David Holt

David Holt, Leadership, Strategy, Innovation


Frances Leary

Frances Leary, Online Strategist, Author, Storyteller, Speaker

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Robert Orr

Robert Orr, Visionary Leadership, Strategy and Creating Customer Value

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