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Layne (the Auctionista)

High-energy, witty, emotionally charged storytelling that powers kindness, authenticity, empathy, and inclusion. That is what audiences from across the globe have seen and felt when Layne takes the stage.  Layne is a non-binary, successful entrepreneur with a charming, animated personality, and armed with a collection of captivating anecdotes. They have presented on stages for over […]

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Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. A three-time Canadian Screen Award winner, Vivek is the creator and writer of the new CBC Gem Original Series How to Fail as a Popstar, which had its international premiere at Cannes. She […]

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Rob Kearney

As a professional strongman and the only openly gay man competing at the highest level of his sport, Rob has plenty of experience when it comes to overcoming obstacles, tackling stereotypes as well as setting goals and achieving them. Rob went from an un-athletic high school kid to amateur strongman competitor (a bad one at […]

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Beverly Priestman

Hailing from small-town Consett, England, Beverly (Bev) Priestman grew up with a soccer ball at her feet. Bev adopted the hardworking reputation of her hometown, bringing that blue collar mentality to every team she has coached in her young career. The humble soccer ball would take her on to the world’s biggest stage, leading the […]

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Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, a global newscast that goes beyond the headlines with in-depth reporting and investigations. The show airs weeknights at 8:00pm ET on CNN and is simulcast to an international audience on CNN International. Cooper also hosts Anderson Cooper Full Circle, a streaming show which airs on […]