The Epic Speakernet

Barry Lewis Green was the first member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) in Newfoundland and Labrador.  He was the first National Board Member of CAPS in his home Province as well.  Indeed, he is a humbly proud and engaged member of CAPS since 2004.  With that in mind, he is honored and excited to announce:

The Epic Speakernet™ is all about speaking, the profession, and the craft and service that it can and must provide. It is a speaker bureau led by speakers, based out of and serving Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a network of professional speakers, who deliver on content rich work right here on the Rock and in the Big Land.

We are bringing the first ever, locally run speaker network… to help you find the right message and delivery for your events.

We are engaging some 16 (and growing) diverse and independent experts in their own right, who are committed to the craft and profession of speaking and training, found right here, and beyond… to serve right here… to serve Newfoundland and Labrador.  Many of our expert speakers also serve as contributors to our monthly broadCAST™.  If commitment to excellence and professionalism is important to you… if making your event or conference rich in content and delivery is important… we very much encourage you to connect with us today.

Below, you will find a listing of our content rich and passionate professional speakers.  And the list is growing.  Live and -in-person keynote ranges of fees ranges are listed, though negotiable depending on circumstance.  These fees are for National conferences.  Rates for Virtual Sessions and Provincial conferences and other local events are lower and available upon request.    Some or many of our speakers will have breakout, workshop and not-for-profit fees as well.  It is best to connect with us to get more information.  We will not steer you wrong.

Barry is one of the most genuinely dedicated people that I have ever met. We have been colleagues in the speaking industry for several years now and I am always inspired by his passion for community and equality for all. I am honoured to have him in my network.

Toni Newman

The Talent is Here: Newfoundland and Labrador

We are humbly proud of this place, and the talent that is here… in leadership, communications, service, and more.

BARRY LEWIS GREEN: Character Leadership

Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal.  Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community.  Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart.  The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.”  As a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry stokes the fire on noble, together, strong.  Fee Range: $5000-8500.

JON BUTLER: The Community Mindset

Jon was born and bred in St. John’s and is especially passionate about helping to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Newfoundland & Labrador. After graduating from MUN in 2009, he spent the following 9 years building a career as an entrepreneur. He has started companies in both Ottawa and St. John’s, and most recently, a food business called LunchIn. Jon has also launched Get Started Café; an initiative that offers a new approach to professional development, leadership, and community impact. He believes that thinking like an entrepreneur can help anyone become empowered at work, enact social change, and find purpose. Fee Range: $2500-5000

DAWN GOUGH: Environmental Excellence

Dawn Gough is about environmental excellence, change through policy, social responsibility, and long-term sustainability. An environmental consultant, policy writer, and management system consultant; she has enjoyed forging environmental initiatives and providing environmental expertise for 20 years. She leads with knowledge of federal, provincial, and municipal regulations, industry best practices, and ISO 14001.  Dawn believes real change starts with policy and is initiated from the inside out and from the top down. With a Master of Technology Management (Engineering and Applied Science Technology), and certification as Lead Auditor for ISO Integrated Management Systems Dawn inspires the leadership of socially and environmentally-conscious companies.  Fee Range: $2500-5000.

TRENT LANGDON: Justice in Learning

Trent is a practitioner championing ‘Justice in Learning’ for children & young people. A nationally-certified school counsellor, educator, and peer-elected leader, he works to build the identity, skill-set, and resilience of students, parents, educators, community leaders, and educational professionals. For 25+ years, Trent has worked in public education, residential youth care, and not-for-profit charitable youth programs; he has been formally engaged in organizational governance for 15 years. Trent espouses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, and Peace & Justice. He speaks on Adolescence, Parenting, Bullying & Harassment Prevention, Supporting 2SLGBTQAI+ Youth (as an Ally), and Humanistic Leadership. He is a family guy, social justice advocate, and community volunteer. Fee Range: $3500-7500.

LESLIE BRIDGER: Healing Power of Nature

After twenty years of ‘successful’ yet unhappy corporate living, Leslie Bridger decided to follow her calling, helping people create healing environments both internally and externally with nature. After her near-death experience in 2005, she fully understood the importance of what she had learned from the Elements.  Leslie now spreads this message through her joyful awe-inspiring talks accompanied by her uplifting nature photography, as well as her upcoming book “AWE for Humanity: Awakening Wisdom from the Elements”. Her mission is to lovingly empower others, individually and in groups, as they awaken to the magnificence within and all around them. Fee Range: $3000-7000.

DOMINIQUE HURLEY: Intuition into Action

Dominique Hurley is an intuitive visionary artist, educator and naturotherapist who guides you to explore and express your True Self through inner guidance. Grounded in her love of beauty and the beauty of love, Dominique delivers insight and inspiration through her Intuition Into Action Treasure Map: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life.  She’ll delight you through energy-infused art, keynotes, practical interactive workshops, guided visioning meditations and more. If you’re looking to activate whole-brained success in your life, organization or community, hire Dominique to nourish your transformational journey. Her unique blend of expertise will animate your meetings, events, conferences, and conventions.  Fee Range: $3000-7000.

AIDEN HIBBS: Intimate and Impactful

Aiden Hibbs is a broadcaster, speaker, and coach. He believes that our approach to everyday conversations, phone calls, and even emails should be the basis for how we speak too much larger audiences. For 25 years Aiden has focused on creating intimate and impactful conversations through broadcasting. He can teach you to talk to 1 person in a crowd of 500! Aiden can help you transform your presentations and your one-on-one interactions so you become a better and even more inspiring communicator. You can engage with Aiden on VOCM where he is currently the Evening Show Host and Program Director. Fee Range: $3500-7500.

CORINA WALSH: Emotional Intelligence

Corina Walsh is a certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker … and the owner of Shift People Development Inc. She works with business owners and their teams to help them leverage the power of emotional intelligence for greater leadership and team effectiveness. Corina published her first book in 2017 entitled, The Engaged Employee Blueprint. Corina helps companies implement her framework to increase engagement among employees and build a thriving workplace culture. With this in mind, Corina works with individuals who are ready to reclaim their personal power so they can play a bigger game as leaders personally and professionally. Fee Range: $3500-7500.

Our Come From Aways

We have some amazing voices from outside our shores who have something to offer too. These are people with diverse and content-rich expertise, and who bring it in service to individuals and organizations around the world. Exploring potential and power and so much more.

CAROLINE BROOKFIELD: Science and Creativity

Caroline Brookfield loves to dance at the intersection of Art and Science. She feels compelled to show people how to rediscover their creativity, for a professional and personal life that spreads to the edges. As a veterinarian and researcher, Caroline prioritizes data and evidence-based concepts and delights in convincing staunch skeptics that everyone is creative. Caroline seeks new challenges, like stand-up comedy, guitar, rock climbing, and surfing. A late diagnosis of ADHD explains her deep distaste for irrelevant and pointless drivel. Caroline lives in Calgary, where her lectures go unheeded by her family. The dog listens, sometimes. Fee Range: $3500-7500.

RAY HOLLISTER: The Human Potential

Ray Hollister is all about excellence and potential. In fact, he has one astoundingly powerful personal story to tell. Believe it. Ray has a remarkable connection with students, helping thousands achieve average scores of over 90% for nearly 30 years!  Ray’s love of learning, and his ability to teach anybody powerful and actionable strategies quickly, earned him legions of new friends seeking his advice. Ray’s programs are tailored specifically to Middle School, High School, and University students. His newest program for educators helps them provide powerful strategies to students when they need it most … to achieve excellent results. Fee Range: $5000-8500.

STEPHANIE STAPLES: Energy and Motivation

Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work and Life!! Using humour and heart, this author, radio host and social entrepreneur keynotes for busy professionals from the Mayo Clinic to the Middle East. Stephanie helps people who are ‘nice for a living’ find more time, energy and motivation for what matters most.  She is the Manitoba Women Entrepreneur of the Year winner for Contributions to Community, a wife, mom and tri-athlete (she came in last, but who’s counting?). Steph’s programs are proven to increase feelings of hope, happiness and empowerment for participants. Impressed yet? She also bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie!  Fee Range: $5500-9000.

DAVID GOUTHRO: Making the Tough Decisions

A seasoned (but not too spicy!) speaker with 40 years experience, David is best known for his creative presentations, playful demeanor and relentless focus on delivering value to his clients, colleagues and community. The main focus of his business involves working with individuals and groups who have no one else to point to as excuses for their own inaction. This has led him to spend the majority of his time helping executive teams and Boards make tough decisions to grow their businesses in a complex and unpredictable economic environment, while discovering the individual courage required to learn and grow! Fee Range: $5500-9000.


Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg galvanizes people to blaze their own path and live a bigger life. An in-demand speaker, author, and coach, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle transports delighted audiences on a journey of truth and laughter that empowers them to optimize health and energy habits, find better work-life balance and gain momentum toward the personal legacy they long to create. Michelle holds a Masters in Kinesiology, BA in Psychology, specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Professional Co-Active Life Coach and  ORSC-Trained Team Coach; combining mind, body, and practicality to inspire change!  Fee Range: $7500-9000.

MARK BLACK: The Power to Thrive

Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4- Time Marathon Runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people “Thrive in Challenging Times”. In 2002, Mark survived a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant. Three years later, he became the only man in history to complete a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs. His programs provide tools to transform adversity into your competitive advantage. Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional and has worked with global brands including Exxon Mobil and Mercedes Benz. He lives in Moncton, NB with his wife and three children.  Fee Range: $5500-9000.

And More

MARK BLACK: The Power to Thrive

Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4- Time Marathon Runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people “Thrive in Challenging Times”. In 2002, Mark survived a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant. Three years later, he became the only man in history to complete a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs. His programs provide tools to transform adversity into your competitive advantage. Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional and has worked with global brands including Exxon Mobil and Mercedes Benz. He lives in Moncton, NB with his wife and three children.  Fee Range: $5500-9000.

HEATHER STAMP-NUNES: Leadership Life-Cycle

Leadership Matters specializes in leadership life-cycle solutions; working with you to create fully customized solutions that are unique to your needs and ensuring your leadership strategy is executed and sustained to guarantee long-term success. Heather Stamp-Nunes is the founder and director of Leadership Matters Inc, an executive coaching firm focused on one-on-one executive and top team coaching. Heather serves as a strategic thinking partner, who approaches today’s most pressing leadership challenges with curiosity, optimism, and practicality. Heather works directly with senior leaders and their teams to leverage their strengths and accelerate and enhance leadership and top team performance.  Fee Range: $3500-7500.

BRUCE TEMPLETON: Stories of Giving

Bruce Templeton has assisted Santa Claus in St. John’s, Newfoundland for 40 years with 1500+ visits in a red suit. Those visits have generated some amazing memories for children, families and him.  Bruce is the only living Santa in Canada, of 20 in the world, to be a member of the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. He has been knighted as a Knight of St. Nicholas and has written three books. Through those efforts, and with matching funds from Rotary and the Gates Foundation, he has bought polio vaccine for 300,000 children.  Bruce has a great story to tell. Fee Range: $3500-7500.