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Meet Your Speakers for the Empowerment Competition

Aug 18, 2023

Empowerment is not about giving power to others, it's about helping them discover the power within themselves

Join us on September 19th live in Toronto at Lula Lounge for Speaker Slam®, an empowering evening of inspiration and growth, as 10 incredible speakers take the stage to share their stories of Empowerment.

Empowerment is about recognizing our own strength and potential, and using it to make positive changes in our lives and communities. At Speaker Slam, you'll hear from speakers who have done just that - who have overcome adversity and harnessed their own power to make a difference.

Their stories will inspire you to tap into your own inner strength and to take action towards your goals and dreams. You'll learn how to overcome self-doubt and fear, and how to use your voice to advocate for yourself and others.

Join us on September 19th and discover the power of true empowerment - the power to create meaningful change and to live your best life.



Tyler Charlebois

Life & performance coach

Ontario, Canada

My name is Tyler Charlebois, I'm a 27 year old life coach. I own a business that helps hundreds of people through anxiety attacks, trauma and phobias, and helped them off the ledge in their darkest moments.




Louise Jackson

Emcee, Leader, Athlete

Ontario, Canada

A born leader and athlete, lives by the motto "Aim High, Go Higher." From Olympic dreams in Tae Kwon Do to an F45 athlete, she inspires with her signature smile and positive energy. A mom, friend, and entrepreneur, Louise believes in giving back to the community and empowering others to achieve success. She embodies the principles of Integrity, Indomitable Spirit, and Culture. Through resilience and support, she proves that together, we can overcome any challenge.



Jamie Kelly

Entrepreneur, Mentor, Mental Health Enthusiast

Ontario, Canada

Once I ended my career helping folks in the mental health field, I took time for "me" to embark on my own journey of healing. It led me to discovering Energy Work which helped me transform through my Anxiety + Depression. As a result of doing this inner-work, I began connecting deeper in my relationships, I became an entrepreneur with a true sense of purpose, + now help others do the same.




Lydia Knorr

Health and Wellness Educator

Ontario, Canada

With more than three decades of combined experience as a health professional, educator and trained media expert, it is my passion to connect, inform, and inspire others to live a life in alignment with their truest selves. My signature program, Discovering Y.O.U. (Your Own Uniqueness), empowers people to connect with their innermost essence by aligning with their personal core values to experience life in a healthy, authentic, and fulfilling manner.




Michelle Jacob

Author of You Are Enough, Quantum Inner Healing Coach and a former Occupational Therapist.

Ontario, Canada

I am love, I am light, I am joy, I am peace, I am enough, I m growing everyday - This is who I am deep inside. A little bit about me - I am a former occupational therapist and a mom, whose higher calling is to heal and transform 200 million lives to step into the knowing that they are enough, they are valuable and they are here with a divine purpose.




Alicia Robertson

Founder & CEO of Lemonade Life

Ontario, Canada

I’m a Life Coach, Speaker, and Best Selling Author who knows what it feels like to unexpectedly hear the words it’s over. I am passionate about coaching others towards a new and better life, and created Lemonade Life to support women navigating divorce on a much larger scale. I’m on a mission to lift the shame, and stigma of divorce and start a conversation about it one of societies most taboo topics.




Jay Kalryzian

Father, Creator, Lover of Life

Ontario, Canada

Jay Kalryzian - I'm a dad, a creator and a lover of life. The founder and CEO of The ZEN DAD Method - I work with parents around the world to help create connections and teach about being intentional.
I spend the majority of my time with my kids being silly and laughing. The rest of my time is dancing - hiking to waterfalls and cooking delicious healthy food.




Patrick Richard Garcia

1x International & 1x Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker, and Entrepreneur

Ontario, Canada

My mission as a learning disability champion is to show others that anything can be possible with the right tools and resources dedicated to each individual. By being a role model of that, many parents that have children with learning disabilities feel that there are endless possibilities! As a modern man in today's world, I desire to create a movement of healthy masculinity through combining current and past historical skillsets.




Lara McCulloch

Chief Shift Disturber

Ontario, Canada

By 16 I was living on my own. By 19 I was an agency strategist. By 30 I was burned out. By 31 I semi-retired. By 35 I stood on stages around the world as a keynote speaker. By 37 I battled infertility to become a Mom. By 40 I'd seen 36 countries. By 46 my son's father passed. By 50, I will make the world better for my son and others like him.




Martin Lespérance

Speaker, Motivator, Engagement Expert

Québec, Canada

My objective is to INSPIRE people to take action so that, together, we can live in a better world. I've spent his entire career in the field of coaching and training. I've worked as an artistic gymnastics coach, Canadian Armed Forces Reserve soldier, science high-school teacher, advisor for the Quebec Government, national trainer at Bayer, national director of training and development at Essilor Canada, and am certified in performance coaching with LMI.



Who will be the Inspirational Speaker of the Year?

Our competition features 10 speakers going head to head and heart to heart, to deliver an inspirational speech around a theme, with a chance of winning prizes valued up to $10,000 and the opportunity to move on to the Grand Slam to compete against the best speakers of the year for the title of INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER OF THE YEAR!

Get your in-person or virtual ticket here to find out:

Our speakers have gone on to get paid speaking gigs, TEDx talks, book deals, press, documentaries, virality, create movements and events plus so much more! Best of all though, they go and inspire schools, charities, and corporations with their messages. They are at the ground level making systematic changes for the things they care about.

Do you have an inspiring story? Apply to compete on our stage: