Stuart Knight

Stuart Knight

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Communication Expert, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Acclaimed Author

Stuart Knight helps the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success. An award-winning entrepreneur, communications expert, and critically acclaimed author, Stuart’s clients are the “who’s who” of business — from Nike and Telus, to Kraft and BMO — with his presentations  seen by over one million people worldwide. Believing that organizations are only as strong as their people, Stuart uses hilarious stories and well-earned insights to motivate everyone to achieve their goals in both their professional and personal lives.

The author of You Should Have Asked: The Art of Powerful Conversation, and The Madness of My Mind, Stuart also writes a weekly blog followed by over ten thousand people.

The founder of The Top Ten event, one Canada’s biggest speaking extravaganzas, Stuart brings together many of the world’s most interesting people to share their stories in support of charitable causes

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“Show me the strength of their personal relationships, and I’ll show you the strength of that organization.” Stuart Knight

After 25 years of speaking to audiences around the world about the importance of building personal relationships, this keynote takes a deep dive into the science of human connection and how it is the number one factor to organizational success and personal wellbeing.  

On a macro level, our lack of human connection has caused international conflicts, national divisiveness and community breakdown.  Organizationally, meaningful human connection is the biggest influencer on productivity, collaboration, innovation, absenteeism, equity, inclusion and diversity. Individually, our disconnection from each other is behind a wide range of physical and mental ailments including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, greater stress and so much more. 

Each day, forward thinking leaders within governments, companies and organizations are embracing the exciting reality that in order to thrive, human connection must be given priority over everything else.  Stuart Knight provides a scientifically backed “wake up call” for people ready to harness the power of personal relationships as a true path to success and happiness.  

In this hilarious, entertaining and deeply thought-provoking presentation, Stuart Knight unveils the elephant in the room we all knew was there, but didn’t know how to see.  By incorporating meaningful human connection into your everyday culture, and promoting powerful conversations amongst your team, Stuart will help you thrive both professionally and personally, while changing the world.  

Audience Takeaways

  • Gain a true understanding on what authentic human connection is, and lead by example so that it can flourish in the workplace.
  • Learn how to build the kinds of personal relationships that have always been the backbone to productivity, collaboration, innovation and overall morale.
  • Practice inclusivity by creating meaningful connections between all employees regardless of race, religion and sexual orientation.
  • Discover how to harness the power of meaningful human connection as a means to improving individual physical and mental health.
  • Learn how to create the relationships people desire most in order to attract and retain talent.
  • Learn how to build trust, invite feedback and develop the bonds that will push your organization past surviving and into thriving!

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Stuart Knight: The Art of Conversation

Speaker testimonials

Stuart was such a hit at our Conference that we made it a priority to have him back in for a Province wide tour. The Art of Powerful Conversation is not only upbeat and informative, but we consider it as a “must attend” presentation for our members.

Randy Carroll | Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

My executive team was very happy, and Stuart received rave reviews. Many people continued discussing your message during dinners and throughout the conference. Our other presenters and vice presidents decided to incorporate your message into their presentations as well.

Kamal Dhamrat | Marketing, Global Transaction Services, Citi

Stuart Knight has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience. At one moment you are laughing hysterically, and the next moment you are on the edge of your seat as he shares profound insights into the world we live in.

Graham Chrystman | Director, Sun Microsystems

Stuart is an amazing talent – inspirational, motivational, wickedly creative, and best of all funny! I highly recommend his shows or corporate speaking engagements to everyone or anyone

Rick Arkell | Vice-President, Redux Media

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