My Specialty: Keynotes / Workshops / Brainstorming / Leading Change / MCing / CEO Interviews

(416) 231-8920

One of Canada's top motivational speakers on Opportunity and Purpose.

25 Years of Business and Thought Leadership!

Rick's Story

As a business journalist, Rick has been covering the top success stories in business for 25 years.
  • Columnist on entrepreneurship and innovation, Financial Post
  • Professional speaker, growth guru, innovation expert
  • Former Editor/Publisher, PROFIT Magazine
  • Creator of the PROFIT 100
  • Author, Secrets of Success from Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Corporate Director  for a multinational software company 
  • Keynote Speaker, Panel Moderator or MC at more than 300 major events in the U.S. and Canada
  • Volunteer, mentor and director, Startup Canada
  • Former instructor in entrepreneurship and new business development at Ryerson University
  • Media appearances include CBC TV and radio, Global National, Canada AM, TV Ontario's The Agenda, and countless local news programs.
Blogging since 2007 at 

Rick's Topics are your Organization's Biggest Challenges

  • Creating Growth in Tough Times
  • Culture is Your Secret Weapon
  • New Lessons from Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

  • How to Suck at Innovation
  • What Your Organization can Learn from Canada's Best Startups
  • 7 Growth Strategies your Competitors Won't Even Try

  • Are You the Leader your Organization Needs Now?
  • Pulling on the Door Marked 'Push': How to Build More Leaders in your Business
  • No One Succeeds Alone: Building Social Capital for yourself, your business and your career
10-minute sample video: "Surviving the Recession" 

"Not Bad for a Print Guy" ..... Why Clients Love Rick!

 "Informative and thought-provoking. I came away with ideas that have immediate application to my industry.”     
  • "You helped make our National Convention a great success. PS: I really enjoyed your Business Tips from Golf.” 

  • "Very informative and educational session. Thank you again."

  • “You gave us a delightful, insightful talk. I carry your list of 10 success factors in my purse."

  • "It was a pleasure to be with you.”
  • "Thank you for speaking at our recent conference. Your generosity, preparation and participation were key to the success of the event." 
“Rick Spence is the best MC of a business awards show I have ever seen. He is always smooth, engaging and well prepared. He keeps things moving with his upbeat style, while his humorous ad-libs keep audiences grinning.Not bad for a print guy.”  


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Rick Spence, CanEntrepreneur Communications

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(416) 231-8920