What do we do?

Cairncroft manages the speaking engagements of business leaders who are fine public speakers – bringing them to a wide variety of audiences, who all have a common goal: to learn from real leaders who have impacted their businesses and their industries.

For over ten years, we have been providing complete backroom administrative services, dealing directly with the people who engage speakers or with all of the speakers’ bureaus. We are the office for our speakers.

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The people at Cairncroft found us the perfect speaker for our event. Someone that we had never even thought of.

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Featured Experts


Frank O’Dea

Homeless Man

Frank O’Dea

Frank O’Dea has a great success story that inspires, motivates and empowers his audiences.

As a young man, Frank was a homeless person panhandling for nickels and dimes on the streets. From those beginnings, he went on to co-found the Second Cup chain of coffee stores, Proshred Security and with the support from Colin Powell, Kofi Annan and Sir Paul McCartney he launched founded the international charity, “Night of a Thousand Dinners”.

He is a recipient of 2 honorary university degrees and was invested Office in the Order of Canada. Business people and entrepreneurs want to learn about O’Dea’s leadership and his ability to overcome huge obstacles; social services, frontline workers and donors want to be inspired and have their hope restored about the work they do.


Kelly Lendsay

Kelly Lendsay is a proud Indigenous Canadian leader of Cree and Métis ancestry. He is a national leader of Indigenous Inclusion, beginning over 20 years ago, when he became CEO of the Aboriginal Human Resources Council.

He delivers a fascinating, dynamic and practical keynote that inspires audiences and leaves them feeling knowledgeable and confident about their way forward on Indigenous issues in staffing and services in their organizations.

He shares with his audiences the opportunities that Indigenous Inclusion is bringing to communities, corporations and public service. He has served on over a dozen corporate, crown and non-profit boards, numerous advisory services and in 2015 graduated from the Director Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management. With an unwavering passion for an inclusive society, he moves seamlessly between both worlds fostering a spirit of trust and partnership building.

Kelly Lendsay

Indigenous Inclusion


Kelly Lendsay

Indigenous Inclusion

Kelly Lendsay

Kelly Lendsay is a proud Indigenous Canadian leader of Cree and Métis ancestry. He is a national leader of Indigenous Inclusion, beginning over 20 years ago, when he became CEO of the Aboriginal Human Resources Council.

He delivers a fascinating, dynamic and practical keynote that inspires audiences and leaves them feeling knowledgeable and confident about their way forward on Indigenous issues in staffing and services in their organizations.

He shares with his audiences the opportunities that Indigenous Inclusion is bringing to communities, corporations and public service. He has served on over a dozen corporate, crown and non-profit boards, numerous advisory services and in 2015 graduated from the Director Education Program, Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management. With an unwavering passion for an inclusive society, he moves seamlessly between both worlds fostering a spirit of trust and partnership building.


Mario Pilozzi

Former CEO, Walmart Canada

Mario Pilozzi

Mario Pilozzi, a 30 year veteran of retail, spent 7 years as the President of Walmart Canada.During that time he transformed the Canadian retail scene and, in the process, impacted a whole host of industries.

Delivering the inside story he shares how manufactures came face-to-face with volume demands they had never seen; shipping and distribution services transformed themselves into supply-chain experts; commercial real estate developed a whole new face in the expanding suburbs; He and his people took a broken down chain of stores and turned it into a powerhouse that now employs over 80 thousand people across the country.


Ryan Hreljac

Be inspired by Canada’s youth. At only 24 years-old, Ryan Hreljac has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, shared the spotlight with Prince Charles, dined with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace, attended church with Queen Elizabeth, and has collaborated for years with the world renowned Dr. Jane Goodall.

As a little boy, during a class project, Ryan learned that there were children in Africa who were not going to school, and even dying, because they did not have clean water to drink. He became determined to help and that determination raised the money to dig one well, then another and another. Now, 17 years later Ryan and his organization have brought life-enhancing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to more than 800,000 people in Africa, India, and the Caribbean.

Ryan Hreljac

Founder of Ryan’s Well


Ryan Hreljac

Founder of Ryan’s Well

Ryan Hreljac

Be inspired by Canada’s youth. At only 24 years-old, Ryan Hreljac has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, shared the spotlight with Prince Charles, dined with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace, attended church with Queen Elizabeth, and has collaborated for years with the world renowned Dr. Jane Goodall.

As a little boy, during a class project, Ryan learned that there were children in Africa who were not going to school, and even dying, because they did not have clean water to drink. He became determined to help and that determination raised the money to dig one well, then another and another. Now, 17 years later Ryan and his organization have brought life-enhancing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to more than 800,000 people in Africa, India, and the Caribbean.


JJ Brun

Retired Spy

Jean (JJ) Brun

He is a Retired Spy and is an expert at showing people how to present ideas to get buy-in. Trained by the military to operate in hostile environments to work with, and get buy-in from very skeptical locals, he is truly someone who has walked the talk.

He was a member of the Military Forces in Bosnia where, amid the chaos of blurred front lines and unstable loyalties, he established a network of local contacts pulling in critical cooperation, using some of the techniques your audience will learn in this session. An interpersonal skills authority, his expertise is recognized internationally in utilizing cultural insights as a strategy to effectively communicate, relate and connect across cultures.


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