Speaking about something you’ve never done is like describing a meal you’ve never tasted.

– Michael Canic

Are you ready for a speaker who has done it, not just talks about it?

Is it crucial that the message is tailored to your audience’s pressing needs?

Do you want your audience leaving equipped as well as inspired?

You’ve come to the right place

Michael delivers keynotes and workshops that engage, equip, and inspire. How? By connecting with your audience before, during and after “the event”.


By determining their most serious challenges and pain points.


By spotlighting root causes, outlining remedies, and prompting action.


By reinforcing key learnings, and recognizing those who make it happen.

With Michael, a presentation is more than just a done-and-gone event. It’s a process designed to impact.

What Our Clients Say

Michael delivered exactly the message our company needed to hear. Applying his principles of ruthless consistency is a big reason why our company has more than doubled in size.

Kurt Lang

President, Air Technologies

We had 300 business executives attend in London and many said ‘best speaker in years’. It was some of the most positive feedback we’ve had in a long time.

Sam Oddie

Speaker Bureau & Events Director, Vistage UK

When we hold our annual client conference, we have to wow them. Michael delivered big time. He gave them more takeaways than any speaker we’ve had.

Jeffrey Porter

CEO, Rockysoft

Just awesome! By the end of Michael’s presentation every one of our employees realized how they can help drive our company’s growth.

Michelle Gleeson

COO, Gulfshore Insurance

Michael did an outstanding job of connecting with our team and leaving them with practical concepts and tools they can apply. Really a first-rate speaker.

Frank Evans

CEO, Triton Management Group

Why Michael?

Michael has delivered hundreds of presentations to CEOs and organizational leaders on four continents. More importantly, he has the credibility of having done it. The insights, practices and processes are based on his successful experience as a corporate leader, national championship-winning coach, and strategy + execution consultant to top management teams.

Yet what makes Michael truly unique is how the lessons are brought to life through stories of his adventure travels to more than 40 countries. From swimming with piranha in the Amazon and trekking the mountains of Northern Pakistan, to journeying by camel in the Sahara and rock-climbing in Jordan, Michael offers perspectives that are incisive and compelling.

Speaking Topics

Michael speaks exclusively to his expertise: Making Strategy Happen. He customizes each speaking engagement to address the specific challenges and opportunities faced by his audience. Challenges and opportunities that could include: how to turn strategy into reality, how to make sure your change efforts result in change, how to engage your people’s hearts as well as their heads, and how to embody the right commitment.

Whether you want to emphasize the role of leadership, team engagement, organizational change, or any other topic relevant to Making Strategy Happen, Michael brings to bear vast experience, concrete examples, original thinking, and ready-to-apply concepts, models and processes. He leaves your audience equipped and inspired to Make Strategy Happen.

Ruthless Consistency: Aligning your organization to win … or else!

Here is what you’ll take away from this presentation:

  • The real reason why 60-70% of strategic change initiatives fail
  • The three things you must get “right” to execute and to win
  • The one trait all successful leaders have in common
Change How You Think About Organizational Change

Here is what you’ll take away from this presentation:

  • Why we need to change how we think about organizational change
  • How well-intentioned leaders unwittingly undermine change
  • THow to manage change by managing the psychology of change
The Lies and Truths of Strategy and Execution

Here is what you’ll take away from this presentation:

  • The limiting lies about strategy and execution and why we’ve come to believe them
  • The surprising truths and what you can do to apply them
  • Finding the nuggets: How to separate the truths from the lies

Upcoming Events

Michael’s presentations are private events unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to see Michael speak at one of these private events, please contact us.







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Speaking Clients

(Partial List)

Air Technologies

Appleton Alliance Church

American Society for Industrial Security

American Society of Quality

Association of Professional Design Firms

Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta

Atlantic Packaging Products

California Association of Community Managers

Canadian Centre for Management Development

Central Oregon Community College

CEO Global Network

Cornell University

Frybe Gourmet Foods

Goodwill Industries

Great Clips

Groupe Deschenes

Gulfshore Insurance


Land Title

MacKay CEO Forums

National Association of Chemical Distributors

Professional Landcare Network

Road Runner Sports

Rocky Soft

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

South Australian Sports Institute

TEC Canada

Triton Management Group


Vistage UK