2022 BCYL Conference – Keynote

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Keynote - It Starts With You! with Michelle Ray

How to Elevate Your Influence and Drive Success in a Radically Changing World

The changing landscape of business is fast, furious, and complex. Real-time leaders are redefining their respective roles and are breaking new ground in terms of how they inspire, empower, and engage their workforce. There are many common denominators among these leaders, but one stands out above all: they truly grasp the importance of not only becoming better leaders, but better people. They genuinely love what they do and strive to cultivate a deeper understanding of what matters to others.

Harnessing your influence and impact starts with building your relationships and demonstrating that you understand the values, perspectives priorities of the people you lead. By acknowledging others first, you are ideally positioned to make authentic connections and create greater synchronicity.

Michelle Ray’s dynamic and engaging closing keynote presentation will provide you with strategies and leadership insights to be future-ready… right now. You will leave with new ideas and strategies to strengthen your workplace relationships at all levels, with tangible and long-term results.

About Michelle Ray

Michelle Ray – Author and Founder – Lead Yourself First Enterprises

Born in Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Michelle Ray is an award-winning business keynote speaker, educator, author, and respected thought leader renowned for her expertise on leadership, accountability, change and building outstanding cultures. She has worked with diverse corporations including credit unions, financial institutions, business associations, distinguished brands, as well as government groups around the world since 1995.

In addition to her corporate background, Michelle honed her leadership experience early in her career during her tenure as program director with Junior Achievement. She secured financial commitments and volunteer support from numerous businesses, facilitating enduring partnerships between youth and entrepreneurs who helped educate future generations about business. 

Michelle is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Virtual Presenter, and author of two books: Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons in Business & in Life and Leading in Real Time: How to Drive Success in a Radically Changing World. She has appeared on numerous podcasts and current affairs programs. Michelle was inducted into the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame in December 2021.