BC Health Leaders Conference

Keynote Speakers


Bruce Tulgan
Best-selling author, adviser to business leaders, keynote speaker and managment trainer

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA. In recent years, Bruce was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru” and he was named to the 2009 Thinkers 50 rising star list. On August 13, 2009, Bruce was honored to accept Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. This honor is annually presented to a single person who represents excellence in the fields of communication and leadership. Past winners have included Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Art Linkletter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and
Walter Cronkite.

Bruce’s most recent book is Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2015). He is also the author of the best-seller It’s Okay to Be the Boss (HarperCollins, 2007), The 27 Challenges Managers Face (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2014,) and the classic Managing Generation X (W.W. Norton, 2000; first published in 1995). Bruce’s other books include Winning the Talent Wars (W.W. Norton, 2001), which received widespread acclaim from Fortune 500 CEOs and business journalists; the best-seller Fast Feedback (HRD Press,1998); Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: Managing Generation Y (Jossey-Bass, 2009); Managing the Generation Mix (HRD Press, 2006) and It’s Okay to Manage Your Boss (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Many of Bruce’s works have been published around the world in foreign editions.

Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions, and his writing appears regularly in human resources, staffing and management journals, including a regular column in TRAINING magazine called ‘Sticky Notes’ and a regular column in the Huffington Post. His writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. As well, his work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world.

Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Bruce practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College, received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, and is still a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New York. Bruce continues his lifelong study of Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do and holds a sixth degree black belt. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Debby Applegate, Ph.D., who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (Doubleday, 2006).

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Enette Pauzé, PhD
CEO of the Level 8 Leadership Institute

Enette Pauzé, PhD, is the CEO of the Level 8 Leadership Institute, a private education organization dedicated to inspiring world leaders who leave global legacies. Enette grew up in a small family business (G3), and combining her expertise in leadership, business partnerships and family enterprise, she serves as a family facilitator and business advisor. Her experience comes from leading provincial and national multi-stakeholder and cross-sector partnerships, global masterminds, training partnership leaders globally, conducting primary partnership and collaboration research, and writing articles, books and educational resources (on the topics of partnerships, leadership, collaboration, and coaching).

Enette has led provincial initiatives such as EnHANCE Ontario, IP-COMPASS and the CCL E-Learning Initiative. She has worked across multiple industries (private and public), with leaders from Canada, USA, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom, India and Sri Lanka. She is an award-winning researcher and teacher (partnerships, leadership and collaboration). She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto (Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation), specializing in organizational partnerships. She has served as a peer reviewer for national and international academic journals and is a past executive board member of the Ontario Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research.

Enette is a member of the Global Speakers Federation, the Family Enterprise Xchange and the Purposeful Planning Institute, and is completing her Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation with the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors.

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Jon Montgomery

Olympic Champion - Host, The Amazing Race Canada

Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians–and the attention of everyone–during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. After years of hard work, training and perseverance, Montgomery won a gold medal in the skeleton, securing his place in history as one of the best. His celebratory walk through Whistler showcased his passion, spirit, and sense of humour–traits that he brings to every platform, whether in front of a live audience or acting as the host of The Amazing Race Canada .

A casual trip to Canada Olympic Park left an indelible mark on Montgomery when he witnessed a skeleton race and immediately fell in love with the sport. Shortly thereafter, he began competing competitively and enjoying quick success.

Montgomery’s start to his rookie season on the World Cup could not have been drawn more perfectly, and he kicked off his World Cup campaign with a bronze-medal finish on his home track in Calgary. He went on to finish in the top ten three more times during the season, finishing sixth overall in the World Cup standings. His sophomore season was equally remarkable where he enjoyed a breakout season by achieving five podium finishes, including his first World Cup victory and a silver medal at the World Championships. He placed second overall on the World Cup, and from there he went on to win his first Olympic gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Since 2013, Montgomery has acted as the host of the hit television program, The Amazing Race Canada , which sees teams of contestants competing with one other as they race to travel the country.