‘Dynamic, engaging, impactful’

Paul Gardner, VP HR, Suncor

Hugh Culver

From the moment he steps on stage, Hugh Culver captivates an audience with a
Hugh uses insightful, often hilarious, stories ranging from the boardroom to
Antarctica to create powerful lessons for every day challenges. Always
RELEVANT and WELL RESEARCHED; he creates a learning experience that adds
value to any conference or team meeting.
Hugh’s remarkable keynote presentations and training programs have received
STANDING OVATIONS from leading organizations including: Royal Bank of Canada, Suncor, BC Lottery Corporation, CGA Canada, Investors Group, Envision Credit Union, Imperial Oil, Sun-Rype Products, Food Services America, and four universities.



“practical and powerful”
“electric energy”

Think, Plan, Act


It is possible to survive, even excel, in our new Age of Distraction – but only if you change
how you think, plan, and act. Based on his best-selling book, Give Me a Break, Hugh
Culver’s high-energy keynote is perfect for busy people with To-Do lists that never end.
Consistently voted as “best of the event”, Think, Plan, Act challenges audiences to rethink
what it means to be “effective” and how to create real results and a rich life.

“…insightful, educational, and entertaining… a perfect closing to end on a high note.” Vik
Kail, HR, Bayer CropScience Canada

Part motivational, part instructional, and part challenging, this content-rich keynote
presentation is an exciting experience for any audience. Nurses, CEO’s, salespeople,
and accountants have all voted with standing ovations to Hugh’s Think, Plan, Act. Will
your audience be next?

What You Will Learn

  • THINK – changing your results starts by changing your story (your audience will
    actually experience this)! This life-changing lesson continues to impact chronic
    procrastinators, frustrated leaders, and overwhelmed employees.
  • PLAN – interruptions are inevitable – poor planning shouldn’t be. Learn how to plan like
    a pilot and work from a Flight Plan that can literally create time.
  • JUMP START YOUR DAY – the secret power of habits can improve willpower, resilience, productivity, and
    results. You will learn the three parts to any habit and how rewards can change your habits immediately.


It’s All About the Small Stuff

creating excellence one habit at a time

Our habits create as much as 80% of the results in our day. Yet, in our rush to get more done we often overlook the remarkable power “small stuff” has to create the future we most desire.

Using powerful examples from Antarctica to the boardroom Hugh shares a remarkable model for changing habits to create brilliant results.

This unforgettable keynote experience is the perfect kick-start to your agenda, or an energetic wrap-up experience. Either way, your delegates will be talking about it for months.

What You Will Learn

  • REWARDS AND RETURNS – understanding why we do what we do is the first step to shifting our habits. Discover an exciting world that unlocks our most effective (and least productive) habits and the results we get.
  • HERO HABITS – habits drive as much as 80% of our behavior, yet we rarely stop to create habits that serve us better. Hugh will share how powerful “Hero Habits” can be for anyone wanting to create more success.
  • MASTER ASKING – discover how asking unlocks new opportunities and emotional connections, and creates win/win solutions. This simple lesson has profound potential for conflict resolution, client relations, sales, and personal success.
Seminars & Breakouts

Facing the Tiger

Turning conflict into opportunities

Conflict in relationships is inevitable—broken promises, personality clashes, insensitive comments, and non-verbal communication can lead to tension and even a breakdown. But, this may actually be a good thing!

Facing the Tiger is a remarkable program that teaches you a productive feedback model that can actually strengthen a relationship. Beginning with a better understanding of ‘Pinches’ (the source of all conflict), you will learn a powerful way to formulate your feedback to create a win/win solution.

This is a proven, pragmatic program* that also empowers you to make the first step to turning conflict into an opportunity.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how unresolved ‘Pinches’ create dis-ease, stress and escalating costs.
  • See how conflict can be a good thing – if you know what to do with it.
  • Find out why you need to come ‘down off the ladder’ and move to curiosity.
  • Get a simple, practical four-step approach to creating healthy conversations.
  • Gain strategies for shifting ‘stuck’ relationships and creating win/win.
  • Discover the M.R.I. – your ultimate tool for shifting out of blame.
  • Practice going down the ‘funnel’ and ‘double clicking’ to get what you want.

*In one national study, 92% of graduates successfully addressed internal work conflict within 30 days of taking this course.

The Leadership Toolbox

engaging others to lead

Great leaders are not born – they have learned specific skills that allow them to accomplish great things with people. Leaders that consistently practice these skills can bring the best out of people by engaging them with clear direction and feedback.

The Leadership Toolbox is the ideal program for leaders with direct reports who wants to get the work done, while enrolling staff in a bigger vision and motivating them to work more effectively.!

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how leverage is the ultimate goal and how to create it.
  • Sharpen your communication skills with the brain/mouth formula.
  • Discover 10 ways to increase your staff Trust Score.
  • Understand the deception of our judgements and how to come ‘down off the ladder’.
  • Learn how to use the three motivators in great delegation to get results.
  • Increase your skills and comfort with the three follow up strategies: praise, feedback and coaching.
  • Practice ‘double clicking’ and summarizing to get more of what you want.

Reclaiming the Clock

getting more of the right stuff done

It’s easy to get busy – email, interruptions, meetings, and clutter can keep us busy and distracted from what’s important. Without better systems and habits, “busy” becomes an excuse for missed deadlines, procrastination, needless rushing, and mistakes.

ReClaiming the Clock is an exciting approach to getting more from your
minutes, without making more lists or working faster. Based on Hugh’s book
Give Me a Break, this proven model will show you how to create time for
planning, improving systems, reconnecting with staff and even creative

Consistently rated as ‘best of the event’, ReClaiming the Clock is the perfect addition to any conference or staff event.

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the secret of keeping your ‘Boulders’ rolling.
  • See how to avoid the Deadly Interruptis Disease.
  • Learn why you need to move from a “To Do” list to Planning like a Pilot.
  • Get eight ways to Jump Start your Day – in charge and in control.
  • How to adopt the 2 Minute Rule and quickly reduce distractions.
  • Get 12 strategies for putting meetings on a diet.

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