May 9-10, 2022
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Niru Somayajula is a passionate supporter of Blue Economy growth, while seeking to become a world leader in acoustic tools and systems. Her company ethos, “What you send out comes back”, demonstrates a desire to become better global citizens. Niru actively adopts this philosophy to both company and career.
Niru has taken on the family legacy and remolded it. As a second-generation owner she has been ambitiously expanding the business, recently adding a second location in Atlantic Canada. Outside of work she likes to ride the waves as a paddleboarder, musician and photographer. She avidly supports others as a mentor, charitable board member and a mother of two. Her favourite atelier is a toss up between the kitchen, her gravel bike, or the locally owned café.
Back by popular demand, Tyler received rave reviews at CME LeanCon 2022 and for 2023 his energy will remain the same but his presentation will provide new content.
Tyler Hayden is a keynote speaker like you’ve never seen before! Tyler has been an internationally respected team builder, author, and business speaker since 1996. He delivers a powerful punch that inspires teams, innovates management techniques, and invigorates team culture. When it comes to empowering audiences and teams to succeed—and to be their best every day—Tyler leads the way with insight and laughter.
He is the author of over twenty-five books and the creative mind behind 100’s of powerful and fun team building products. His team building workshops and motivational keynote speeches receive rave reviews from managers and business leaders alike.
Phil is a graduate of the British Army’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, arguably the world’s best leadership school. He has served with the British, Canadian, and US Army. By his mid-twenties he was leading soldiers in overseas combat, going on to serve as a senior leader working alongside nations and cultures from around the world. His subsequent journey led him to becoming an executive in both the provincial and federal governments, as well as an academic leadership instructor, before launching his own boutique leadership development business.
He is a certified executive coach, has held the project management professional (PMP) designation, and has an MA in Disaster and Emergency Management. He is a lifelong learner trying to show up every day. A human, with many flaws and failures that have made him who he is today.
Some of his career highlights include:
Leading a highly diverse, 40-person combat team in Afghanistan, involving numerous high-risk operations.
Working in the US Army Headquarters that was responsible for all operations in the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq.
Leading the training and deployment of a 350-person immediate response organization that provided military assistance to the Atlantic Provinces.
Planning and leading an intensive assessment course to select the future leaders of the British Army who would deploy on operations.
Leading the training of newly commissioned officers into the Canadian Armed Forces.
Leading a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the safety and security of all marine transportation in the Arctic Waters,importantly including the Northwest Passage.
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