Chris Cummins

Motivational Speaker

Chris Cummins is a seasoned keynote speaker on sales, leadership, and personal development. He speaks to audiences of all shapes and sizes. Whether a senior leader or a seasonal hire, business professionals appreciate Chris’s unique ability to deliver highly-customized, educational content in a hilarious, approachable and real-world style.

He has delivered programs to over 20,000 business owners and 500 organizations across North America including the likes of BMW, FedEx, Philips, and Microsoft.

Senior executives, business owners, and sales professionals appreciate Chris’s unique ability to deliver highly-customized, educational content in a hilarious, approachable, and authentic style.

Working with leading organizations across many industries, Chris has developed a unique method to ensure the highest level of customization and impact for each presentation. His signature Black Box Method™ uncovers hidden opportunities for learning in your organization, allowing training programs and keynotes to connect with your audience at the highest level. Applying insights gained from the Black Box Method™, Chris takes everyone on an exhilarating journey that educates with expert storytelling, dramatic personal stories, and relatable humor.

Dr. Sherry Cooper

DLC Chief Economist

Dr. Cooper is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. Canada’s leading mortgage and leasing company with more than 2,600 members offering free expert advice across Canada. In this role, Sherry helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision – buying a home.

An award-winning authority on finance and economics, Sherry is also TMX Industry Professor at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.

Named “the megawatt celebrity economist” by Canada’s national newspaper –and repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada, Sherry served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group where she was responsible for global economic and financial forecasting as well as country-risk and industry-risk analysis. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1994 when it acquired Burns Fry, where she had been Chief Economist, Co-Head of Fixed Income and the first female director of a Bay Street investment firm.

Well-known as a media commentator, Sherry’s third book – The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future – was a block-buster best-seller.

Dr. Cooper has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. where she worked very closely with then-Chairman, Paul Volcker and subsequently joined the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) as Director of Financial Economics.

Doreen Walsh

Regional Sales Manager - First National Financial LP

Doreen brings more than 20 years of industry expertise to her role as Regional Sales Manager. Fifteen years ago, she began her career at First National as an Account Manager and has evolved into her current role. She prides herself on her leadership skills and ability to build strong relationships, sharing her vast industry experience and knowledge as well her as unbridled passion for what she does every day.