Nicole Malachowski

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra – “Nobody wants to lead a scripted life.”

Michelle Ray

Born in Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Michelle Ray is a health and safety speaker renowned for her expertise on leadership, accountability, influence and building outstanding safety cultures. Michelle demonstrates a deep understanding of team dynamics, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility. She has worked with hundreds of leaders and their teams in diverse industries including occupational health and safety sectors within private and public enterprise, construction mining as well as oil and gas. Her style has been described as dynamic, fun refreshing, uplifting with a common- sense message.

Jeff McKissack

For over three decades, Jeff McKissack has been addressing the topics of profiling, threat assessment, and risk management to conferences and conventions as well as onsite employee training programs.  Having addressed over 350,000 in live audiences as well as countless millions via radio and television interviews over the years, Jeff remains as passionate about his subject matter today as in his early years working with a renown investigative reporter for the national media.

Jay Allen

Dr. Jay Allen is a seasoned Corporate Safety Executive with 20+ years of operational leadership and policy experience in the transportation, retail and logistics spheres. His research practices have a history of in-depth analysis regarding organizational structures and continuously contribute to company growth and cultural components. These analyses can reinvigorate service efficiency as well as create process automation and implementing best practices, so the integrity of the system is continuously strengthened. Dr. Allen is the Creator and Chief Safety Officer of Safety FM, an organization that is changing the way people look at safety one broadcast and one podcast at time.

Glyn Jones

Glyn is a Partner in the firm EHS Partnerships Ltd.  He is a consulting occupational health and safety professional and leadership coach.  Glyn is a chemical engineer by training and is a Professional Engineer.  He completed a Master’s degree specializing in occupational health and safety.  He holds numerous professional certifications and is a CIH and a CRSP. Mr. Jones has over thirty years of experience working as a consulting Occupational Health and Safety Professional.  He has completed work in all industries and for all levels of government inCanada and overseas.  He remains very involved in related Professional Associations and currently sits on the advisory board of Mount Royal College’s Environmental Science program and he is the Regional Vice-President of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.  He is a very involved conference speaker and teaches occupational and environmental health and safety at theUniversity of Calgary, University of Alberta and the University of New Brunswick.