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motivational | Jul 30th, 2019

Turning Hope into Action: Introducing New Lavin Speaker David Fajgenbaum

Faced with a life-threatening illness with no known cure, David Fajgenbaum made it his mission to find one. In his beautiful memoir Chasing My Cure, Fajgenbaum explores how his fight for survival led to a revolution in rare disease research. David Fajgenbaum was the picture of health. A... Continue Reading →
motivational | May 23rd, 2019

Top 9 Motivational Speakers: Cultivating Teamwork, Performance, and Positive Change in the Workplace

The pursuit of happiness, wellness, and success has become a huge preoccupation of the 21st century—but how do people achieve these goals in a world filled with economic insecurity, emotional suffering, and a mounting uncertainty of the future? Whether drawing from the field of psychology or... Continue Reading →
motivational | Mar 14th, 2018

So You Work 120 Hours a Week—Daniel Lerner Tells You How to Find Meaning Beyond the Minutes

You change every day, so your sense of success does too, says speaker and positive psychologist Daniel Lerner. Lerner, author of U Thrive—a guide to prospering through the college years and beyond—teaches audiences of all ages to find success (and the more elusive measure: meaning) in daily work... Continue Reading →
motivational | Oct 11th, 2017

Dialogue, Empathy, and the Hard Work of Indigenous Reconciliation: Icon, Olympian, and Activist Waneek Horn-Miller

At 14, Waneek Horn-Miller was stabbed by a Canadian soldier for protesting developments on Mohawk land. Ten years later, she rebounded, becoming the first Canadian Mohawk woman to compete in the Olympics—and grace the cover of TIME. Today, she shows how reconciliation is possible: through listening... Continue Reading →
motivational | Oct 10th, 2017

“Practice Matters More Than Games”: Karl Subban Raised Three NHL Players. His New Book Tells Us How.

Former school principal Karl Subban understands success in life (and on the ice), with three NHL-drafted sons—including famed player P.K. Subban—to prove it. The newly-released How We Did It is a must-read motivational, grit, and parenting primer from a sports-loving educator with a gift for... Continue Reading →
motivational | Aug 29th, 2017

Watch These Videos on Getting—and Staying—Motivated from These 5 Uplifting Speakers

Momentum is easy to keep up when the coast is clear and the slope inclined in your favor. But what about when good fortune flags and fatigue sets in? As the summer holidays yield to first days of school and fiscal planning, we’ve put together a sampler of speakers who each approach the question of... Continue Reading →
motivational | Aug 23rd, 2017

Everyday Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Mental Climate with Dr. Jonathan Fader of The New York Giants

In his role as the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants, Dr. Jonathan Fader teaches already high-performing individuals to transcend their inhibitions. In Part II of his exclusive interview with Lavin, Dr. Fader shares some of the everyday mental conditioning tips that we can all... Continue Reading →
motivational | Jun 19th, 2017

The Four Pillars of Wellbeing: New Speaker Emily Esfahani Smith on the Search for Meaning in a Happiness-Driven World

When Emily Esfahani Smith was in college, she began to see a curious pattern. Our “single-minded obsession with happiness” is leading people astray. As featured in her hit TED2017 keynote and new book, The Power of Meaning, Smith provides readers with four pillars of wisdom that are not about... Continue Reading →
motivational | Apr 19th, 2016

New Videos: Motivation from the Rink to the Boardroom with Karl Subban

Few parents have accomplished what Karl Subban has. All three of his sons—P.K., Malcolm, and Jordan—have been drafted to the NHL, having defied the odds and bested thousands of other hopefuls around the world. And Subban, a former school principal, was there 100 percent of the way to inspire and... Continue Reading →
motivational | Mar 27th, 2016

New Videos: Yvonne Camus’ Three Lessons from Eco-Challenge

Yvonne Camus understands what it takes to defy expectations. As the sole female member of the first rookie team to complete Mark Burnett’s Eco-Challenge, Camus hiked, biked, kayaked, and mountaineered through 500 grueling kilometres of Bornean jungle—even after Burnett ranked her team dead last. As... Continue Reading →