Announcing the Outstanding Winners of the 2022 TEC Canada Speaker Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Professional Speaking

TEC Canada Speakers are an exceptional group of dynamic and experienced presenters and workshop facilitators who hail from across North America. They have diverse backgrounds, having started organizations from scratch, earned PhDs in their respective fields, and established themselves as trusted sources for inspiring our executive-level groups with innovative ideas and actionable insights. With their expertise and knowledge, our speakers are committed to delivering engaging and impactful presentations that challenge, inform, and empower our members to achieve their goals and drive their businesses forward.

Our selection process for the 2022 TEC Canada Speaker Awards was rigorous, based on consistently high ratings, positive member feedback, and overall contribution to our community of Canadian business leaders. After careful consideration, we are delighted to unveil this year’s exceptional winners, who have made a significant impact and inspired our members to achieve unparalleled success!

TEC Canada Speaker of the Year: Eddie LeMoine 

Eddie LeMoine is a Canadian-born international author, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and corporate trainer. He specializes in leadership, employee engagement, stress management, safety, and success psychology. Through his inspiring stories, infectious sense of humour, and genuine care for people, Eddie easily connects with—and motivates—audiences worldwide. Eddie’s unprecedented success is due to his powerful ability to close the gap between business results and personal development. He inspires greatness in corporations by cultivating excellence in individuals.

I am deeply honoured to receive the TEC Top Speaker 2022 – Canadian Speaker of the Year award from TEC Canada. This award is a testament to the amazing community of business leaders and speakers that TEC Canada has cultivated. I am grateful to be part of such a vibrant and engaged community. I am excited to continue sharing my knowledge and insights with other TEC Canada members to support their personal and professional growth. 

Eddie LeMoine

TEC Canada Rookie Speaker of the Year: Jillian McLaughlin

Jillian McLaughlin’s journey of self-discovery began while steering iconic brands such as Dove, Sunsilk, and Sunlight, and leading the talented multi-disciplinary teams that support them. In 2010, her path led her to the world of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its vast leadership applications, where she discovered her true passion for coaching. The power of EQ was a revelation to Jillian, transforming her life in profound ways. Now, as a TEC Canada Speaker, she shares her knowledge and inspires TEC Canada members to embrace new approaches to EQ, enabling them to achieve accelerated and sustainable growth in their personal and professional lives.

My mission is to help business leaders unlock their full potential by harnessing the power of Emotionally Intelligent leadership to create success in their career and well-being in their lives. I’m honoured to receive the TEC Top Speaker 2022 – Canadian Rookie Speaker of the Year and I’m looking forward to further sharing my expertise and perspectives with TEC Canada members in the remainder of 2023 and beyond!

-Jillian McLaughlin

TEC Canada Top Speaker 2022 – U.S. Speaker of the Year: Brett Pyle

Prior to earning his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) credential from the National Speakers’ Association in 2020, Brett’s 30-year global business career with Andersen Consulting, oil giants Amoco, and BP, and Vistage Worldwide had him living, leading, and learning in over 75 countries on six continents. Along the journey, he discovered we are all created for a purpose and gifted with unique skills, ideas, and passions that the world desperately needs. Today, Brett speaks and inspires over 100 times each year — delivering in-person and virtual programs and conducting leadership development workshops and retreats around the globe — building bridges that connect people to their purpose to deliver breakthrough results that truly matter to society.

“What a great honor it is to be recognized by TEC Canada as their 2022 U.S. Speaker of the Year. TEC Canada’s employees, Chairs, and members are all part of an esteemed learning and development community—which always demand, and bring out the best in those of us fortunate enough to be invited to challenge them with our thoughts and ideas. I’m immensely grateful that they’ve deemed my work with them on the subjects of “Purpose” and “Transformational Leadership” to be worthy of this award.”

-Brett Pyle

At TEC Canada, we take great pride in curating a community of professional speakers who are not only experts in their respective fields but who also possess the ability to inspire and challenge our executive-level groups. Eddie LeMoine, Jillian McLaughlin, and Brett Pyle have consistently exceeded expectations, earning high ratings and positive feedback from our community of 1,900+ members across Canada.

We extend our deepest gratitude to these esteemed speakers and to the TEC Speaker community as a whole. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to sharing your knowledge and passion, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in enhancing the effectiveness and success of Canadian business leaders.

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