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.

  • Longtime columnist on entrepreneurship and innovation, Financial Post
  • Professional speaker, growth guru, innovation expert
  • Former Editor/Publisher, PROFIT Magazine
  • Former managing editor, Financial Times of Canada

  • 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 business development at Ryerson University
  • Media appearances include CBC TV and radio, Global National, Canada AM, TV Ontario, and countless local news programs.

Blogging since 2007 at  

My Topics are Your Group's Biggest Challenges


  • How to Future-Proof your Organization 
  • Creating Growth in Tough Times
  • Culture is Your Secret Weapon
  • Lessons from Canada's Coolest Companies

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

  • Are You the Leader your Organization Needs Now?
  • How to Build More Leaders in your Business

  • Instant Clarity: How to get your messages across faster, with more impact
  • 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 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,  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