Strategic Seminars

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Keynote speaker Grant Fairley will enchant your audience with reflections and insights to motivate and encourage everyone no matter where they are in their life journey. His style is relaxed and entertaining as he engages people to reflect on their life and the possibilities for their growth and development.

With experience in the financial industry selling intangibles, teaching adult education, serving in charitable organizations, counseling, marketing, consulting and various technologies, he can tell the stories that will bring the topics to life. His unique combination of talents and commitment to people that is rooted in the real world. Grant Fairley brings an affable and winsome presentation style that will warm and encourage your audience.

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In addition to keynotes, Grant is a great facilitator to help any group explore a topic of interest. He combines information, story and questions to engage the group to not just hear a presentation but to experience it. His flexible approach is ideal for groups who need someone who can reach a wide range of people as well as opportunities where the topic is highly focused for a leadership group. Whether it is an hour or a weekend retreat – your group will find Grant’s presentations to be positively memorable.


Grant is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA.

He has spoken to thousands of people over the past 25 years. He has also made a difference for people in small groups and one-on-one. He is an executive coach with Canadian Executive Coaching.

He is the inventor of a patented technology system to allow patients to access their physician services online including prescription renewals in Canada.

His books include Own Your Future and Positive Influence – How to Lead Your World.

“There are many life journeys we all must take but we do not need to walk any of these bright or dark roads alone.”

Grant D. Fairley

Comments & Feedback

“Grant was hired for a three hour team building event having received a brief overview of what goals I wanted to accomplish. Immediately Grant took command of the group and through a great combination of story telling, practical exercises and self reflection had all team members taking away a whole lot of values.

I have encountered many team building events in both Europe and Canada and by far the three hours with Grant were the most successful and talked about. I will not detail the content of our day but what I can say is many of the participants reflect on the squares, circles, triangles and squiggles that they encounter on a daily basis!

Thanks Grant, we will be using you in the future and highly recommend you to others.”

Simon Hancox

Plant Manager (Branch Manager) at Schukra of North America

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Grant for the wonderful professional development seminar that you provided for my staff. You did a terrific job of presenting great concepts that will be beneficial for me and my team, both personally and professionally. I enjoyed the fairy tales and all of the meaningful and rich information. The fairy tales allowed us to connect familiar stories with real life situations. Your approach was practical and will challenge us to think outside the box.

I would recommend Grant’s services to anyone looking for an informative, down to earth, and inspiring presenter.

Vista Suarez Fletcher, PhD, RD
Regional Director
Special Supplemental Nutrition Programs
United States Department of Agriculture

“I would highly recommend Grant Fairley of Strategic Seminars. He is one of the best presenters I’ve seen in his ability to engage an audience and invoke their contribution. His presentations have the right balance of content and “real life” application examples that make them entertaining, educational and relevant…I have always left Grant’s presentations inspired and with something new and valuable to bring back to my workplace and clients.”

Ross Downing
Managing Director
KPMG Consulting

“Grant has a special gift in explaining and communicating new ideas and concepts in a classroom or executive presentation setting. He has a wide range of experience to draw on which provides added background and examples to his teaching and coaching skills. He is articulate and his congenial style makes the learning experience effective and rewarding. I would recommend Grant as an excellent presenter or trusted coach to senior professionals and executives.”

Ted Roberts, Owner
EC Roberts Advisory Inc

“Grant is always well prepared for sessions that he manages. He has a very inclusive style that encourages dialogue and participation while keeping discussions focused and on track”

Doug Yungblut, President
Yungblut & Associates Consulting

“Our field staff from across Canada were pleasantly surprised with the How To Give Great Customer Service seminar. They’ve done various personality trait assessments in the past, but they really connected and identified with the shape characterization for personality assessment. It was entertaining but most importantly it will resonate with them at each and every farm they visit for some time. Our people learned a lot about themselves, their own strengths and weaknesses, and thinking of the special people in their lives who have been very important in their personal development. We were very impressed how you could address the crowd for 4-hours, and keep the undivided attention of the entire group as you spoke with minimal notes or multi-media dependence. You drew on real-life day-to-day examples for which our people could easily relate to.

Your talk on serving customers in the field was very much appreciated and reminded our field staff how their customer service skills and passion for the business can deteriorate over time if they don’t make efforts to revitalize themselves throughout their careers. One other segment that was particularly beneficial was forgive and forget. The concept that you must forgive and forget, not for the benefit of the other person, but for yourself in releasing the burden and negative that is dwelling inside. I believe our staff learned a lot in a short period of time that will help them immensely in both personal well-being and serving customers.

Thanks again Grant for the great day!”

Jay Shannon
Breed Improvement Manager – Directeur, Amélioration de la race
Holstein Canada

“On behalf of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and the Business Week Committee I would like to thank you for your inspiring delivery of “Win-Win Thinking in a Win-Lose World”.

It is a perennial challenge for us to get a high quality speaker who can address a crowd as diverse as the one we had for our Business Week Kick Off Breakfast. You not only did a great job. You hit a homerun! The feedback from your keynote address has been extremely positive – well balanced with the right mixture of humour, business lessons, storytelling and motivation. Without a doubt you set the tone for a Business Week that will make a difference for all participants here in our community.

Once again Grant, thank you so much for coming to Sarnia Lambton and delivering such a motivational message.”

Garry McDonald, President
Jane Beairsto, Marketing & Events

“In my capacity as Chairman of the IBM ViaVoice Dealers Association, I wish to thank you for the excellent job you have done as a speaker at our last two conventions in Boca Raton, Florida…Your presentation was very professional and well received…”

James P. Cox
Crown International
Varna, IL

“Grant Fairley’s seminar was wonderful! Not only was it informative, but we also had a lot of fun! Good information presented in an entertaining way. Our staff really enjoyed it and I have received much positive feedback. Thanks!”

Misty M. Phillips, MBA
General Education Instructor
Faculty Development Coach
International Academy of Design and Technology
1850 Research Drive
Troy, MI 48083

“We have received nothing but positive and superlative comments on your ability to discuss sophisticated technology applications… your easy going manner, clarity of speech and your ability to allow the “average” individual to understand…We look forward to sharing the podium with you and your associates, once again, in the near future.”

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Jack Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer
Lifebridge Health Management Inc.

“Our Staff have thoroughly enjoyed listening and learning from Grant Fairley! I have received very positive feedback from his sessions, we had to have him come back a second time! Grant is engaging, funny and very professional, we would highly recommend him.”

Zione Mupesa
Human Resources Clerk

“Grant was a most valuable IBM Business Partner when I was responsible for the Brand and Product Management of IBM’s ViaVoice Speech Recognition across Canada. Selling to numerous professional organizations as well as many medical and legal professionals, Grant excelled with his approach to customer service that went beyond installing and customizing the software. His personal style of educating and training his clients helped them quickly become highly efficient users thereby significantly improving their productivity. Grant’s knowledge and professionalism enabled him to work well with executives to help solve their business problems. Reliable and responsive, I knew any lead I passed to him would be converted into another delighted customer. With his excellent leadership and communications skills, I would highly recommend Grant as a member of your team to achieve your goals.”

Glenn Rogers IBM Canada Ltd

“Thank you again for your presentation in Montreal last month. The group was entertained by your talk on Triangles and Circles. It helped us promote our business with them. One of the group commented that they were having fun referring to each other’s personality shape…the next day. …your seminar has made you and Strategic Seminars an important resource for our company…”

David E. Johnson, President
Canadian Insurance Vendor Registry

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