Richard Scott Full Bio

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Richard is the President & CEO of All Weather Windows and has been with the company since 2003. He has over 25 years experience in the Canadian window and door industry, many of them spent in senior management positions. Richard received an undergraduate degree from University of Western Ontario in 1986 and after graduation he started work in the construction industry as the Manager of a trailer manufacturer. He then left to join a large American building manufacturer and distributor, where he spearheaded the company’s geographic expansion and introduction of the window product category into Canada. He progressed through the corporation to General Manager and was part of a Canadian acquisition team where he pursued acquisition targets and oversaw the integration of newly acquired firms.

At All Weather Windows, he has introduced Lean Manufacturing, diversified into the commercial market segment in Alberta and expanded the geographic reach of the company with the addition of a factory in Ontario in 2006. During his spare time Richard enjoys ice and rock climbing, running and is an avid mountain climber having conquered a significant number of peaks around the world.
All Weather Windows is Canada’s largest privately owned window and door manufacturer. The company was founded in 1978 in a 10,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta and has since expanded from coast to coast with 9 branches nationwide.
Today, All Weather Windows has two leading edge manufacturing plants with a combined capacity of nearly 400,000 square feet in Edmonton and Mississauga that produce a full range of award-winning window and door products for dealers, builders, contractors and homeowners. The company has more than 1000 dealers across Canada

Peter Legge Bio

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Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a bestselling author, and as Chairman & CEO of the largest, independently owned magazine publishing company in Western Canada – Canada Wide Media Limited. He is a community leader tirelessly devoting his time to many worthwhile organizations. Peter is a past Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
His presentations are based on his everyday experiences as a community leader, husband, father and CEO. Peter has published fifteen books including, “Make Your Life a Masterpiece”, “The Power of Tact”, “The Power of a Dream” and most recently “365 Days of Insights.” His books have motivated thousands of people towards positive change.
Toastmasters International voted Peter “Golden Gavel Award Winner” and “Top Speaker in North America” and both the National Speakers Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers have inducted him into the Speakers Hall of Fame.
Peter is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only society comprising 20 of North American’s top professional speakers. Peter has received two honorary doctorate degrees from Simon Fraser University and Royal Roads University, and most recently received an honorary doctorate of technology from BCIT.
In 2005, Peter was presented with The Nido Qubein Philanthropist of the Year Award in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2006, Peter was awarded the Ambassador of Free Enterprise by Sales and Marketing Executives International in Texas. In December 2006, The Peter Legge Philanthropist of the Year Award was introduced by The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Peter is the first recipient of this award.
In June 2008, the province’s highest award, The Order of British Columbia was presented to Peter for his life-long commitment to serving the community.

Kori Chilibeck Bio

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WHY HE’S TOP 40: He created a first-world business to help third-world countries.

KEY TO SUCCESS: “If you really surround yourself with the best people, you’re guaranteed
to succeed.”

In 2005, Kori Chilibeck, then a University of Alberta political science major, was on the 12th day of climbing to the Mount Everest base camp, in –30° C weather, when a sideways glance changed his whole perspective. He spotted an elderly man also climbing to the Everest base camp, but unlike Chilibeck, he was without shoes, gloves and a jacket. He hauled a giant basket filled with Coca-Cola on his back, for a job that paid him 25 cents a day.

“I wondered why couldn’t there be companies that compete against giants like Coca-Cola, pay everyone a fair wage, and give the rest to people who really needed it,” says Chilibeck. So, shortly after returning home from his trip, he created a business plan for a bottled water company that would give 100 per cent of net profits to impoverished people.

It was lofty goal, yes, and it came from a student without a business background. But after several months of “pure persistence,” he was invited to meet with United Nations officials for 10 minutes, provided he get off their backs. The UN agreed to a one-year trial partnership on Earth Water International, and later extended it to a multi-year partnership with the UN Refugee Agency.

Earth Water was a hit, but fell on hard times during the 2008 recession, when two U.S. manufacturers and a distributor he relied on went bankrupt. Chilibeck and his partner Matt Moreau, who ran the company with a van and laptop for a while, were forced to pull their product from the U.S. But in times like those, when the company would lose money, Chilibeck didn’t take a salary, and he continued to make donations to the UN.

Since then, the company has returned to the U.S., expanded into Europe, grown to include Earth Coffee and Earth Tea products and secured another three-year deal with the UN’s World Food Programme. To date, Chilibeck has helped feed and provide clean drinking water to approximately 250,000 people in some of the poorest nations on Earth, including Haiti, Ethiopia and Sudan.

Leah Goldstein Bio

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Prepare to be swept into the mind of a champion!
Most little girls grow up desiring to be a princess or a nurse or a teacher, but not Leah Goldstein. Leah knew since she began to talk that she wanted to be Bruce Lee. Growing up in Vancouver, B.C. with new immigrant parents, Leah was often bullied at school because of her accent, speech impediment and her limp. Leah realized at a very young age that the answer wasn’t running from your problems, but facing them head on. Leah desired a career with purpose. After attaining World Kickboxing Champion status by age 17, her focus left Bruce Lee and lasered in on James Bond. Leah enlisted in the Israeli Defense Force and became one of the few female instructors of the elite Commando division. Leah then transitioned into a special-forces unit, combating terrorism and violent crimes.
The extreme lifestyle of the secret police eventually took its toll, and she found her salvation on a bicycle. After a life changing cycling accident in 2005 and the massive pain involved in healing and retraining herself, Leah went on to win one of the world’s most excruciating physical challenges – the Ultra Endurance, 3000 Mile, 12 day, single
stage race: the Race Across America. Despite experiencing Shermer’s Neck on Day 4, Leah won this race with her head tied back in intolerable pain for 8 days.
Leah’s is a story of the will to succeed, to commit to what you have to do to reach your dreams and to live a life with NO LIMITS. Leah Goldstein has an incredible life story! Leah shares an inspiring message of strength, perseverance, and the determinant will to never give up and empowers all who hear her to push past their limits.
Leah is a remarkable speaker and motivator. Her commitment to helping others is far reaching and includes volunteering her compassionate heart to encourage women as well as motivating youth. Further, Leah’s training for women in the areas of personal safety and Self Defense equips them with the necessary skills to defend themselves and perhaps even save their lives.
Leah regularly supports At Risk Youth and Boys and Girls Clubs, where she shares her story of perseverance, commitment and the strength to accomplish your dreams and goals, even in the face of hardship and danger.
Leah personal memoir, her first book “No Limits” was published in June of 2015.
No Limits sweeps it’s readers into the mind of a champion – battling bullies, sexism, terrorism and more, as Leah shares intimate details of fear, loneliness and anger amidst an unmatched work-ethic and overwhelming drive to succeed.

Steve Gutzler Bio

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Let’s Unleash The Leader Inside You!

Steve Gutzler is one of the nation’s premier thought leaders and sought after speakers on leadership, Emotional Intelligence and personal transformation. Steve’s clients include many Fortune 500 firms and he is a sought after executive coach to CEO’s, business executives and leading entrepreneurs. Steve was recently voted #1 in Huffington Post poll for “Social Media and Inspirational Leadership”.

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle based Leadership Development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly sought after speaker who has delivered over 2500 presentations, to a who’s who list of clients including, Pandora Radio, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, U.S. Security Administration and Oxford Financial to name just a few.
Leadership Matters
Steve’s exceptional ability to communicate clear leadership and business/sales solutions with humor, clarity and insight is why he is in such high demand. Steve believes every Keynote presentation should transform a life
and inspire leadership. He presents with passion and conviction to groups of 50 to over 5000 intimately in his high-performance Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Unleash the Leader Inside of You. He knows how to
deliver proven results and has been engaging and inspiring audiences with his messages of extraordinary leadership, achievement, success, and significance for over 26 years.
Experience Matters
Having coached and trained CEOs, Presidents, professional athletes, and world-class organizations, Steve’s insights have gained a reputation around the world as an authority on high performance leadership, emotional
intelligence for exceptional leadership, growing leaders at every level, and accelerated sales success.
Steve Gutzler is a regular guest on T.V. and radio. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media. A published author on leadership and Emotional Intelligence Steve is widely read and followed by over 135,000 Twitter followers. He resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and four grandchildren.

GROWING LEADERS AT EVERY LEVEL
www.SteveGutzler.com