Presentation Topics and Formats
Allan is experienced in providing keynotes and interactive workshops ranging from intimate small group settings to packed auditoriums. He speaks on a variety of issues related to mental health.
Below are the most requested keynotes/workshops for associations and organizations.
Below are the most requested keynotes/workshops for educators.
As a conference designer for close to 30 years, Allan is among the most memorable because his talks have an impact. He exhibits qualities that make for a great experience: He speaks from the heart, he is a great story teller, and he has an important message that everyone should hear. In short Allan cares and it shows.
Allan is an energetic, captivating and dynamic speaker. He shares his stories in a way that tugs at the heart-strings while motivating you to make positive change. Every individual at the Canada’s Safest Employers gala were hanging onto his every word. He truly has a wonderful gift.
Allan validated the feelings I didn’t even realize I had in such a thoughtful and articulate way. Suddenly, I was looking at myself rather than focusing on the external factors. This was a powerful moment for me.
That evening the four of us who were in attendance let our walls down and connected with one another on a personal level which we had never done before. This never would have happened without Allan’s message.
To say Allan has faced adversity is a massive understatement. His journey to recovery is an undeniable story that puts life in perspective. Allan is on a mission to be a positive influence on society, and he will continue to impact all who hear his touching story.
Our community experienced several traumatic events which created an atmosphere of uncertainty and worry. Allan provided more than just words of wisdom, but also practical advice to parents. Allan’s presentation allowed our students and parents to open the doors of communication and gain the strength to deal with the topics many of us try to avoid.
I have attended several seminars on mental health and addictions in the workplace and found Allan’s to be, by far, the most personal, insightful, educational and informative. He brought humor to an otherwise heavy topic without compromising the seriousness of the message.
Allan comes across to his audience with such integrity that it draws a person to be an active listener. If you are a supervisor, front line worker, parent or friend, you can take something away from Allan’s message. There are times for laughter, emotional self-reflection, and above all, hope for improvement as a team or an individual.
Allan was an exceptional keynote speaker – he was both motivational and inspirational. He offered a balance of technical information, personal experience and interaction with the audience. I highly recommend Allan for any group wishing to explore themes of mental health and wellness.
Allan spoke to our team and the impact cannot be overstated. Allan’s life experience and powerful presentation gave our people new insights and understanding into what “Mental Healthiness” looks like. Allan is truly a World Class speaker, and when he speaks, people listen. There are a handful of speakers everyone should hear. Allan is one of them!
I have heard more than 100 presentations on similar topics but Allan’s approach is refreshing because it is so holistic and positive. He has a gift in reaching far beyond the facts and statistics. He talks to MY experience and MY desire to live fuller with more freedom. Allan is the speaker that supervisors and employee groups need to hear when planning topics around Addictions, EFAP, and Wellness.
Allan presented many great tools for dealing with stress that we can work into our daily lives and see positive results. To my surprise he was able to successfully convince a very reluctant group to participate in the game ‘Pie Face’. Judging by the amount of laughter in the room they clearly had fun doing it! Allan was compassionate, informative and entertaining. We’d invite him back in a heartbeat!
Allan uses his education and life experiences to engage a wide spectrum of audiences on the topics of mental health and stress management. He adds humour, facts and tools which make his sessions not only highly useful, but also highly entertaining. The audience is left reflecting on the impact of these topics in their own life and the lives of those around them.
I selected Allan to speak at the 2015 and 2017 CPHR Alberta conferences. His popular, standing-room only presentation “Goodbye Stress. Hello Life!” showcased his excellence as a speaker. Allan is knowledgeable, authentic, inspiring, and he carefully weaves humour into his presentations. Allan provides guidance to HR professionals regarding how to approach and support individuals in the workplace who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues.
Allan brings a powerful message of hope, empathy, and inspiration for teachers faced with the challenge and uncertainty about how to approach and assist students. Allan speaks with emotion, commitment, experience, and without reservation. It is his mission and hope that teachers discover ways to use his personal experience to ensure that no student feels the need to hide in silence.
Please feel free to contact Allan with any additional questions.