As the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield has had the type of career one can only dream of – just like he did as a child watching the Apollo 11 moon landing. Through his 21-years as an astronaut, three spaceflights, and 2600 orbits of Earth, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.
Keith Hawkins is recognized as one of the world’s top motivational speakers and leadership consultants. He is most known for being able to connect on a personal level with everyone who hears him speak. Keith speaks with conviction, purpose, and passion. Keith specializes in the areas of leadership, team building, diversity, enhancing school and work climate, bullying and abuse prevention and much more. Audiences walk away inspired from Keith’s keynotes, seminars, and workshops with Real value, Real direction, Real skills, Real hope, and Real Inspiration.
Phil Boyte is passionate about creating amazing school culture. He has spoken to thousands of schools across North America, empowering both students and educators to transform their campus’ climate. Phil’s dynamic and transformative message to youth and adults enhances the quality of life for each individual, school, and community. As a motivational speaker, keynote, consultant, husband, father, and friend, Phil aims to be a force of enthusiasm and encouragement
in the world.
Michel Chikwanine has overcome unimaginable pain and struggles. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel grew up amid the terror of the Great War of Africa. He witnessed the torture of his father, the rape of his mother, and endured torture of his own. Much of his childhood was ravaged by death and decay of a war that claimed the lives of 5.8 million people, his father included, and forced him to be a child soldier. Michel now inspires people to believe in their ability to make a difference and leaves audiences with a new perspective on life, a sense of hope through social responsibility, and a desire for change. Michel is an accomplished motivational speaker. He is also the author of the graphic novel, Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War.