Your Workplace welcomes speakers from across the globe who have a history of well-researched, credible content that is innovative, timely and accessible. We are also interested in presenters who can provide actionable tools and measures to substantiate the concepts presented. This event features both research and practical application within the content streams of: leading, managing/coaching, wellness and work culture.


2018 Speakers

Feature Speaker

Gary Gzik

CEO, BizXcel Inc.

Gary believes that a business is more than just plans, processes and technology — it is the people and culture that truly make it great. He is passionate about giving people the tools to build strong organizations that are not only profitable but are raved about by customers and loved by employees. Over the years, he’s brought these beliefs to thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations, including RBC, Proctor & Gamble, Linamar, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Ferrero, Weston Forest and more. He is an international presenter and the author of two books.

Darren Steeves

CEO, Vendura Wellness

A professional Exercise Physiologist, who has worked in the health and performance field for nearly 25 years, Darren is passionate about improving the total health of Canadians. He is a wellness consultant in Halifax and owner of Steeves Training Systems since 2001. He has consulted with top level executives and world champion athletes and attended the Rio Olympics as a port scientist with Team Canada. He has a weekly column on total health in the Chronicle Herald and authored the recent book Are You Ready? Stop Wishing It Was Friday. Darren has conducted research in sport science, mindful hydration and resilience.

Elizabeth Williams

President, Candler Chase Inc.

An award-winning brand and communications expert with a particular interest in the intersection of HR and marketing, Elizabeth Williams works with companies on employer branding, internal communications strategies, change communications and external brand initiatives. Prior to founding her consulting practice, she was the head of brand and communications for ADP Canada, and held senior roles at Rogers, Constellation Software, BMO, and other agencies and start-ups. Elizabeth started her career as a reporter. She has a degree in Journalism from Ryerson University and is finishing her Master’s in Communication at Royal Roads University.

Glain Robert-McCabe

President, The Roundtable

Founder and President of The Roundtable, Glain Roberts-McCabe is on a personal mission to inspire great leadership. Through their innovative and award-winning Roundtable Peer-to-Peer Coaching Programs, The Roundtable is known as a place where leaders cultivate their leadership, together. She is a frequent guest columnist for the Globe and Mail and a former Leadership Guru for BizTV Canada. A life-long learner, she is currently completing her certificate in Group and Team Coaching and has completed advanced training from The Coaches Training Institute, The Centre For Right Relationships and The School of Shadow Coaching. An active volunteer, Glain lives in Toronto with her supportive husband and highly engaging daughter.

Masam Ali Malik

Consultant, CCM Consultancy

Masam is a senior facilitator who has delivered over a 150 workshops and speaking engagements around the North America and MENA regions covering diverse topics such as, Leadership, Motivational Leadership, Culture Change, Sales Management, Emotional Intelligence and Customer Experience. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he is a highly driven individual who believes in delivering excellent solutions to his clients that are true to the organizational values of customer-centricity and innovation.

Trish Huston

Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Trish is a Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher, a graduate of theatre school and a lifelong student. She is curious about how we can continue to be conscious and aware amidst the distractions we constantly face. Her passion is sharing the transformative benefits of simple mindful practices with a wider audience: from being more efficient at work and kinder in our relationships to experiencing less stress and burnout on a daily basis.

Dr. Jonas Eyford

Director, Fjord Wellness

Dr. Jonas Eyford is a chiropractor who enjoys digging into the complexities of human behavior and how they impact health. He’s worked on medical teams in clinics and on health policy with the World Health Organization. He now runs Fjord Wellness, setting up onsite Recharge Stations, which provide Canadian companies with weekly visits from talented doctors and therapists.