Featured Testimonials for Warren Macdonald's Keynote Presentations

By living and breathing change management and sharing a gripping story of facing hurdles that seem insurmountable, Warren sets himself apart. He walks the talk, and that is the secret to his natural ability to connect with, and move people on an intellectual and emotional level. Read some of Warren's reviews from past clients.


"Over the past 32 years, we have hired hundreds of speakers around the globe; many considered to be best of the best. Personally, for me, Warren’s Story is beyond compare. But it is in meeting this man, and how every time I see him or speak to him, he has an attitude that is always positive and exciting. I would place Warren in the Top 10 in the World for Motivational speaking, and we have had Presidents, Mayors, actors, activists, political and religious leaders, and everyone in between."


Rob Thorsteinson
President / Cascadia Motivation Inc

"Three years later, our leaders still speak about our offsite and how impactful your participation was in seeing the possibility of transformation. We needed to see that if we wanted another outcome, we had to change the way we looked at ourselves and our future and commit to doing something about it."


Jane McVeigh
General Dynamics Canada

"Warren, you were warmly embraced with a standing ovation before you even reached the stage! Your message of perception and determination deeply touched the entire audience. It has renewed and reenergized our sales force to reach for new heights. We are so excited to have you work with us again. Climb on!"


Laura Rodrigues
Director, Corporate and Employee Events / RBC Insurance

"No testimonial I can give will do justice to what you brought to our Annual Franchise Partner Conference this year. I had the highest of expectations after booking you and completing the pre-event call yet you absolutely blew those expectations out of the water. I believe you received the only standing ovation of our three day event because you went out of your way to customize the message not only based on the details I'd given you earlier but also on the information you gleaned from attending several sessions earlier in the day. I have never seen a more captivated and inspired audience or a more dedicated speaker. Thanks Warren for helping to make this our highest rated conference yet!" 

David Christopher
Manager-People Department / 1-800-Got-Junk?

"Everyone, including Mike, thought that you wove the challenges we face in Major Projects into your personal story extremely well and that served to really drive home the message about creating a crisis in order to raise the performance bar rather than waiting for one to occur."


Ron Genereux
VP Operating Plant Projects / Suncor

"I hope you realize the impact you had on all of us! We found your talk so incredibly motivating and inspiring... I know it will have a profound impact on many of us for years to come."


Dave Lemmon
Managing Director / Smuckers Foods of Canada

"Warren delivered and exceeded all my expectations. This man is nothing less than a gift waiting to be bestowed upon your group or organization!"


Bobby Lolley
Executive Director / Home Care Association of Florida

"Warren Macdonald is a must for any organization with Leaders looking for development and obstacles that need to be turned into opportunities. I am a fan."


Joel Chevalier
Director, Employee Experience / Whistler Blackcomb

"It was a pleasure having Warren at our meeting. He is one of the most effective speakers that I have listened to. He has a unique ability to deliver his powerful message in an authentic and down to earth style. The attendees felt privileged that Warren made the effort above and beyond his speaking commitment to be a part of the event. I have and will keep recommending Warren."


Sanjeev Khosla
National Accounts and Broker / Dealers / Canada Life

"Your presentation was the highlight of the event and people are still commenting to me on how you have changed their perspective. You were bang on in understanding the challenges we face and connecting your own story to ours in a way we could all relate. You got it! You inspired our people to pick themselves up and feel good about themselves and what they do, despite their past and current challenges. This shift in perception, I'm sure, will prove invaluable as we move forward."


Mike Cachia
Team Leader – Recruitment / Syncrude

"You could hear a pin drop for the entire length of your one hour presentation. Your ability to connect with an audience and hold their attention is something that I have never experienced with a Guest speaker before. The Key message our people needed to hear, and you delivered, was that change is inevitable; we can't change that. What we can change is our response to that change, and I want to thank you once again for reinforcing that message for us that it is up to all of us, individually, to see change as an opportunity rather than something to be feared."


Andy Kahrmann
Business Unit Manager, PIE and AVS / London Drugs

"Warren delivered an important message in an engaging way that really connected with our audience. He made an outstanding contribution in being the catalyst for our people to reflect on and take control of their own circumstances, and had a material impact on the success of our conference."


Margaret Willis
European Head of Wealth Management / HSBC Bank

"The presentation you delivered was heartfelt and more than inspirational. You captured exactly what we were looking to hear and you weaved your story and teachings brilliantly throughout. We have been back to work a few weeks now and people are still talking about some of your key take-away messages. They were so simple and resounding..how could they not! Thank you again for choosing to spend time with us. We are better for it!"


Niall Quaid
Director / Sales Communications & Training / Kraft

"All of our expectations were exceeded. Warren captivated the audience from start to finish and was able to connect on a deeply personal level. He also made a point of sticking around to meet with attendees afterwards, which was very much appreciated. We received nothing but positive feedback all around on his keynote."


Byron Bergen
Director / Business Development Private Company Services at PwC

"So Warren, well done, was well presented and your investment of time the night before, and coming to my presentation prior to yours was very much appreciated and allowed you to add some relevant comments about our business to the presentation. You are a professional!"


David Carriere
President/COO Centennial Foodservice

"We recommend Warren to anyone who needs inspiration and encouragement during challenging times, both personally and professionally. He was easy to work with, relatable, and very honest, open and real about his own personal struggles."


Jackie Panera
Internal Communications Manager Shell Canada

"The entire event was a huge success and you were a very big part of it! Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring out team. Our associates here will be talking about you and their learnings from your presentation for years to come."


Charolette Obringer
Zone Vice President / LensCrafters

"Your speech was absolutely amazing and just a phenomenal kick-off to the concert! The amount of wonderful comments received was quite overwhelming! Thank you a million times over for making our 2016 Conference one of the best yet!!! Again – thank you – thank you – thank you!"


Mindy Herrmann
Director of Sales Operations, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

"Warren was awesome, it was an absolute pleasure working with him. He was extremely easy to work with and was flexible with any small changes made. He was perfect for this event and incorporated the conference theme of ‘Discover What You’re Made Of’ throughout his entire presentation. Warren joined our group for their Awards Dinner after his session which was a highlight for everyone as they got to spend some quality time with Warren. I would recommend Warren to any group looking for a top motivational and inspirational speaker."


Tara Davoren
Director/ Event Manager Imagine Experiences (for Vow Financial)

"In the 8 years I’ve been with BCLC and planning these divisional meetings for the team, that was by far the most engaged our group has been with a guest speaker. Your message was timely, to say the least, Warren. Your perspective will help the team individually and as a whole moving forward with the changes that we’re implementing to be ready for the future."


Holly Miggins
Business Technology, BCLC

"Warren, especially, was so impressive. He was funny, insightful, inspirational, emotional, and on top of all of that, managed to customize his message to match the conference theme. He was absolutely the punctuation on the content for the week. We definitely hope to work with him again in the future."


George P. Johnson Agency

“As a transformational healthcare company, we are always looking to inspire our employees to look at problems differently. Warren’s message was a perfect fit for our inaugural all employee meeting. Attendees loved his keynote and left feeling inspired and impassioned to make a change. He was the only speaker at the event to receive a 100% approval rating on the post-event survey!"


Lisa Becklund
Manager, Landmark Fellows and Culture / Landmark Health