MISSISSAUGA: Lunch & Learn – Lessons from Canada’s Best Managed Companies @ Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Lorrie King, Best Managed Co-lead & Partner, Deloitte Private

In today’s complex and ever-evolving economy, what does it take for ambitious businesses to outperform the market?

At a time when sustained success is far from guaranteed in any industry, what can businesses do to outlast the competition?

Lorrie will draw from her unique experience working with private businesses in Canada, and from in-depth research drawn from more than 600 of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, to provide actionable strategies you can use to outlast and outperform.

About Lorrie King:

Lorrie is the Greater Toronto Area Marketplace Leader for Deloitte Private at Deloitte Canada. She is also the co-leader of the Best Managed Companies Awards Program, the leading program recognizing the accomplishments of private companies in Canada. With over 27 years of experience in industry and privately owned businesses in Canada and abroad, Lorrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a trusted advisor to her clients. Lorrie started her career with Arthur Andersen in 1986 in Toronto and was part of the team that launched the original Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program in 1993.

Lorrie was also in industry for eight years in the travel industry where she held a variety of roles, including Divisional President, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She has consulted to private companies in the U.S. in the areas of finance and strategy.

Lorrie is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and is a co-chair for Gold Medal Plates Toronto – a non-profit organization supporting Canadian Olympic athletes.

HAMILTON: Private CEO Lunch @ Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This private CEO Lunch is hosted by Ron Baugh, CEO Group Leader, CEO Global Network with Dan Lawrie, CEO, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers.

There will be 16 CEOs & Executives attending.

Topics for discussion include specific tools to help CEOs:

  • Build & Lead the A Team
  • Develop a Results Driven Company

Agenda for the day:

12:00 Welcome & Introductions

12:15 Finding, Attracting & Keeping High Potential High Performers

1:00 Developing A Culture Of Accountability

1:45 Major Takeaways, Closing Comments & Wrap Up

2:00 Adjourn

>> This event is invitation only.

MISSISSAUGA: Delivering Superior Presentations @ Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Delivering Superior Presentations

…because inferior never wins.

When you speak you compete for the attention, belief and influence of your audience.

Inferior communication wastes time, loses money and fuels stress. In this presentation, you’ll discover practical techniques you can immediately use to project more confidence, engage your audience and emphasize key messages.

Imagine the difference that could make for you.


George Torok

As host of the weekly radio show, Business in Motion, George interviewed over 500 business leaders. He co-authored the national bestseller, Secrets of Power Marketing.

George was a shy and introverted student who learned how to present. He’s since presented to audiences on three continents. He coaches executives and trains professionals to deliver Superior Presentations.

This event is by invitation only.

TORONTO: Women’s Leadership Summit: How Women Rise with Sally Helgesen @ Toronto Congress Centre
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Visit the event site for additional information and registration – 

The CEO Global Network Women’s Leadership Summit will bring together 400+ female business leaders and executives from across the GTA for a day of learning, networking and empowerment.

Created exclusively for women, this empowering leadership development event will feature targeted questions, interactive exercises and vivid real-life examples that both resonate and inspire. Sally will help you:

  • Identify the specific habits or (cluster of habits) most likely to hold you back
  • Understand how these habits can hinder you at a higher level
  • Initiate simple behavioral tweaks that can smooth your path going forward
  • Hold yourself accountable for changes that can benefit you and your organization
  • Become a more powerful resource for other women seeking to rise

Women’s distinctive strengths and behaviours provide them with many advantages. Yet the very habits that help them early in their careers can hold them back as they seek to rise.

Sally Helgesen is a best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership. For the last thirty years, her mission has been to help women leaders around the world recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths. She also works with senior teams seeking to build more inclusive cultures.

This event is exclusively for women.

Get your tickets today – 

SAVE THE DATE! Toronto: GREAT CEOs Speaker Series with Daniel Coyle
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Details coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE! Toronto: GREAT CEOs Speaker Series with Patrick Lencioni
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

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