2017 ITA Youth Day Keynote

Professional Development

Testimonials:

As a Millennial I have not heard one positive thing about millennials in any meeting for the last 3 years. This was positive and transformative. You’ve given me the language I’ve been looking for years. I can’t wait to bring the message to my school district.”

Jessica Regan
Apprenticeship Teacher at School District 38

 

Very engaging. I was engaged for the full 2 hours!”

Melanie Jorgensen
Career Programs Coordinator at School District 22

 

Extremely relevant.”

Zach Maralia
Talent Acquisition Specialist at Canfor

 

Best keynote I have seen. Came away with better understanding of millennials and strategies for working with them. Thank you.”

Bree Odd
Career Programs Facilitator at School District 27 Cariboo Chilicoton

 

Mark nailed the message, he articulated everything I believe in education and careers for young people.”

Rick Gibbs
Neutron Factory Works

 

Sharing your personal experiences made the presentation engaging and more relevant to the subject. Great story teller, great motivational speaker. Made it fun, kept our attention.”

Rick Kasper
Board Member at Industry Training Authority

 

Love the concept around light at the end of the tunnel and how we need to connect career potential to career seekers.”

David Ribeiro
Industry Advisor at Automotive Retailers Association

 

Innovative, easy to follow. Concrete ideas, loved it.”

Heather Elliott
School District 33

 

Relevant, inspiring, meaningful presentation. Would like to talk to you about keynote speaker for a conference!”

Terri Lockhart
District Coordinator Career Programs at Richmond School Board 38

 

Amazing energy and passion.”

Nicola Priestley
Associate Director at South Island Partnership

 

Please come and present to our teachers, parents and community. Your presentation will lead to changing the way we do business for kids!”

Jeff Lontayao
District Career Facilitator at School District 72 Campbell River

 

Armed me with great reasons to convince parents not to pressure their children into doing 4-year degree programs that are not a good fit.”

Stu Rhodes
Career Counselor/District Apprenticeship Coordinator at Saanich School District 63

 

Great presentation!”

Joshua Peters
Member Services at New Car Dealers Association of BC

 

Great message and a passionate, heartfelt delivery.”

Emily Smith
Magic Trout Imaginarium

 

Are you a Toastmaster? Well done!”

April Atkins
Program Assistant at Camosun College

 

Great content, very relevant.”

Dennis Green
Director, Masonry Training at Go2HR

 

Appreciate the words, stories and delivery. A lot of what you shared resonated. You were truly amazing and gifted at sharing.”

Sam Thiara
Chief Motivating Officer at Gradus One and League of Innovators

 

I’m representing industry and could relate so much today to business. I employ youth (ski industry) and how to view youth, engage and connect was awesome. I took 3 pages of notes — I never do that. So engaging, a relevant and impactful message. Thank you!”

Karen Bauckham
Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition at Whistler Blackcomb – Vail Resorts

 

Thank you for reaffirming my belief that there are 2 things we all need: to be acknowledged and validated.”

Charles Lay
Career Teacher at School District 67

 

Changed my way of thinking about today’s youth and will change my way of helping them move forward with their career/lifestyle path.”

Brigitta Van Heek
Trades Coordinator at Coast Mountains School District

 

Great energetic presentation.”

Paul Pridham
Fleet Maintenance Manager at Bison Transport

 

Good description of the world of employment for youth today.”

Paul Krainer
Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd

 

Awesome presentation!”

Wendy Gilmour
Apprenticeship Teacher at Vancouver School Board

 

Mind blown!”

Roxanne Boyko
District Career Coordinator at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

 

As Gen X/Y I look for respect to be earned. Don’t always consider people life-changing/inspirational. You are now on my very short list of WOW people.”

Marcus Johns
CEO at BC Alliance for Manufacturing

 

Excellent and relevant presentation.”

Chris Wylie
Business Owner at Searles Auto Repair

 

Superb presentation! Passionate, lively, fun and informative. Very professional and accessible strategies to take away.”

Maggie Allison
Manager Career Development at School District 64 Gulf Islands

 

Fabulous!”

Helen Plummer
Chilliwack School District

 

Fast paced, exciting, 2 hours seemed like 20 minutes.”

Martin Lim
Fraser Heights Secondary

 

Fantastically engaging, showed me the light at the end of the tunnel while teaching me how to show the light to others. I am pumped up.”

Ashley Barrault
Office Manager at High Point Plumbing & Heating/High Point University

 

Idea behind and formulation of Career banners and Trees is genius.”

Sharon Hoecherl
Dual Credit Coordinator at School District 60 Peace River North

 

Understanding why people enroll, sign up and do things is the key I’m taking to work tomorrow.”

Richard Haukka
Maintenance Manager at Coast Mountain Bus Company

 

All excellent information!”

Martha Manuel
FN Liaison at New Gold

 

Very interesting and engaging.”

Sebastien Paguet
District Career Coordinator at School District 52 Prince Rupert

 

You changed my perception of opportunities with young people.”

Ron Themblay
Owner at The Garage

 

The Career Tree is brilliant!”

Jackie Letkeman
Counselor at School District 20

 

Clear and concise marketing programs using copy points and career focus. We will rework our marketing.”

Michael Pearson
District Principal Career Programs at Abbotsford School District 34

 

Excellent session! Wonderful stories.”

Brad Booker
School District 59

 

If young people are told often enough negative reinforcement, their self-perception can definitely take away the benefits of all their amazing qualities. Thank you for your positive comments.”

Donna Anderson
Apprenticeship Advisor at Industry Training Authority

 

Energizing and timely. The information is useful professionally and personally.”

Anthony Arthurs
Career Coordinator at the Ministry of Education

 

Clear inspiration, thank you.”

Dorota Peacock
District Career Coordinator at Surrey School District

 

Mark’s message is universal and has no borders.”

Wade Peary
Riverside College