Speakers

Brian Anderson, CPA, CA

Brian is a tax director with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Winnipeg. He has lectured for ICAM in both student education and professional development for many years. His teaching experience and delivery style are highly rated by participants of his seminars.

Adrian Frost, LLB
Adrian is a partner with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in Winnipeg. His practice focuses exclusively in the areas of labour relations, employment and human rights law. He acts as counsel and provides advice on all aspects of employment and collective bargaining relationships in a wide range of public and private sectors. Adrian is recognized as a leading lawyer in labour and employment law in the 2012-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada and as a “Future Litigation Star” or “Litigation Star” in the 2012-2017 editions of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. In 2013 he was selected as a Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 by Lexpert® Magazine.

Adrian is currently the Manitoba Director of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) and serves on the executive as Vice-President. He served as Co-Chair of the Manitoba Bar Association’s Labour and Employment subsection from 2009-2014. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Rainbow Stage Inc. currently serving as Vice-President.

He has been a cast member of five of the Manitoba Bar Association / Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre fundraising musical theatre productions (Chicago (2008), The Producers (2010), Legally Blonde (2013), How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (2014) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2015)), a helpful reminder that he should stick to the lawyering day job.

Shane Gibson
Shane Gibson is an international speaker, and author on sales performance, social media marketing and social selling who has addressed over 100,000 people on stages in North America, Southern Africa, India, Dubai, Malaysia and South America. Shane Gibson is #5 on the Forbes.com list of the Top 30 Social Sales People in the World. Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down. Closing Bigger the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals and Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, coauthored with Jay Conrad Levinson. He is a certified Master Trainer and contributing author in the Complete Sales Action System™, and Managing Complex Business Relationships. Shane is Canada’s only Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer. He is also co-founder and facilitator of the Langara College Online Professional Sales Certificate Program; a 72-hour 4-month program based upon Shane’s sales processes and programs. Blogging since 2002, and podcasting since 2004 Shane is a veteran in the social selling arena and cited as an expert in the use of social media platforms, and channels. Published in numerous publications including CMA Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail and Entrepreneur.com. Shane is also a regular contributor to Business In Vancouver Magazine.

Bridget Noonan, CPA, CA
Bridget is the director and co-founder of Clearline Consulting. Bridget was with a mid-size accounting firm in Vancouver for 12 years as a leader in the audit and assurance practice, while managing internal training and firm development.  Bridget moved into a professional standards adviser role at CPABC where she continued to support and assist practitioners through the application of professional standards. Bridget now provides consulting services to small and mid-size firms in areas or regulatory and standards compliance, monitoring, in-house training and efficiency projects.

Jennifer Nicholson, CPA, CA
Jen is a founding partner of Executive Finance Partners, is co-host of the CPA Success podcast and is an international speaker and educator. She helps finance professionals evolve from technical specialists to executives and move from the cubicle to the corner office.  She is a CPA, CA with over 20 years of experience as a CFO and senior executive and now helps other aspiring leaders be their best.

Pat Hirst, B. Comm, CAE, CCR
Pat began her career in sales and marketing in the transportation sector. She then became a workplace mediator. She has taught negotiation with the University of Winnipeg and many organizations throughout Canada. Pat is the author of In a Perfect World: Interpersonal Skills for Life.