Keynote Speaker – John Morris | Earle Morris
Olympic Gold Medalist
“Johnny Mo” is a two-time World Curling Champion two- time Olympic Gold medalist. John recently returned from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea where he and his partner Kaitlyn Lawes made history by becoming the first ever Mixed Doubles Champions in the Sport of Curling. He also won Gold at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 with the men’s curling team.
In addition to his curling career, John has a passion for serving his community as a Firefighter at RockyView Fire Department, a position where he started as a volunteer back in 2004. John is also an active member of the Big Hearted Mavericks - a group of 25 dedicated businessmen out of the Calgary area who run various charity events throughout the city. The group has raised over 4 million dollars for Children’s Charities since their inception.
John currently resides in Canmore, Alberta in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. In his free time, John enjoys traveling with his family, cooking, listening to vinyl and has a strong passion for “anything outdoors... fishing, hiking, camping, golf, beach volleyball, and mountain biking.” He is also a certified holistic nutritionist and gourmet chef.
Accompanying John will be his father, Earle Morris, a legend in the curling world and a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. After a lengthy playing career, Earle moved into coaching and has been at it for over 20 years. He has won 6 Canadian Championships. At the World level he has won 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Earle decided to retire from full-time coaching after the 2016 season and began offering his services to train high performance (HP) coaches. Earle’s coaching seminars focus on areas of training that can truly make a difference in team success.
Keynote Speaker – Dr. David Posen
Physician | Bestselling Author
Dr. David Posen was a family physician for 17 years before devoting his time exclusively to stress management, lifestyle counseling and psychotherapy in 1985.
Stress is a fact of life - but it doesn’t have to be a way of life. Bestselling author, speaker and physician, Dr. David Posen, is one of North America’s leading experts on stress mastery, work-life balance, health, and wellness. His dynamic presentations have empowered thousands of people to take control of their lives…and come out on top. Combining humour and practical analogies, Dr. Posen helps unlock the mysteries of stress and wellness.
Dr. Posen is the author of five bestselling books, Always Change a Losing Game; Staying Afloat When Water Gets Rough; The Little Book of Stress Relief (translated into seven languages); Is Work Killing You?; and his most recent title, Authenticity, was released in January 2018. His magazine articles have appeared in Canadian Living and Readers Digest as well as several medical journals. He wrote a weekly column on stress and lifestyle management for a year on the popular website www.canoe.ca. David has appeared many times on TV and radio across Canada and has been quoted in many leading U.S. media outlets such as US News & World Report, People, Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Redbook and McCall’s,
Married with two adult children, David lives and works in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to his busy schedule of seeing patients, writing and public speaking, he is an avid reader, musician, baseball and tennis player.