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Speaker.  Facilitator.  Author.  Silver Lining Prospector.


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In this time of uncertainty, social distancing and new directives in the work world, we are all working together for the greater good. Ian recognizes that the time of live conferences, business presentations and workshops may be well into the future. Yet, we all still need effective tools and resources to cope with stress, unlock resilience, find our optimism and perhaps have a laugh along the way. 

There is still work to be done, and stories to be told, and Ian is ready, willing and able to conduct keynotes, workshops and programs in a live virtual setting. 


Options Including:

- Flexible range of content and pricing models

- Shorter Presentation Length to accommodate virtual

- Live or Pre-recorded streams available

- Multi-unit training programs

- Higher level of interactivity

Isolation Motivation

For the 30+ years, Ian Tyson has been entertaining and inspiring audiences around the world to realize their potential, and seek happiness in life.  His presentations combine hilarious and heart warming story telling, observational humour and meaningful life lessons to leave your audience with words and thoughts to live by. 


He is one of North America's top inspirational speakers, and has worked extensively with companies, TEDx, conferences and special events about teaching optimism, resilience and  kindness.  Ian's book, "Hooray For Everything! The Optimist Manifesto" is an insightful collection of stories, rants and ideas about finding and keeping positivity. Ian is an avid home cook, who brings his positivity and energy to the kitchen and was featured on the Food Network Canada show “Wall of Chefs” in 2020, and has an online cooking show of his own called "The Confined Kitchen".

Whether as a keynote presenter, workshop facilitator, or event emcee, Ian will bring an energy and impact that your team will not soon forget.



— Steven Buhagiar, Meadowbrook Construction, Mississauga, ON

"I believe that the message that stood out to me the most was that you have a choice- jump into the game and play hard OR stand still hoping that life will come to you"

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Keynote Presentation

Ian takes a deep dive into attitude and how it affects our day to day lives at home and work. This presentation contrasts the way we have carried ourselves and faced negativity throughout our lives and how those habits change our perception. This interactive and high energy presentation explores the things we "spend" time doing in our lives, and how they add up over time. While not advocating blind optimism; he instead looks at a more complete understanding; that while negativity is unavoidable, our response is within our control - resilience comes with perseverance and the right mindset. Dealing with topics like fear, choices, habits, work -life balance, and more, Ian shows how letting go of negativity can really improve our outlook and help to forge the life we all crave. Capitalizing on his trademark style of storytelling with wit and wisdom intertwined, this presentation will leave audiences with a new mantra for life "Hooray For Everything!"  (65-90 minutes)

Keynote Presentation

 This keynote is the epitome of "Comedy with a Message", and is both entertaining and thought provoking for all . Hero Inside takes your audience on a hilarious journey from childhood through high school and beyond, with observational humour and life lessons along the way. Through his anecdotal tales, the audience will meet the colourful characters that have inspired Ian throughout his life. Ian combines his skills as an award winning stand-up comic with his vibrancy for life to create a presentation that your audience will not soon forget.  Covering topics like overcoming obstacles, kindness, respect, dealing with loss, resilience, building culture, balancing stress in life, recapturing childhood energy, finding a personal motivation and making a difference in the lives of others.

(60-70 minutes)

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Emcee, host

Ian is a seasoned Emcee and will bring levity and efficiency to your event. With his experience as a stand up comic and  veteran speaker, he will keep things moving and monitor the energy of the room, so that you have nothing to worry about. Drawing from Ian's extensive background in leadership training and group facilitation, he has a wealth of workshops to help people at all levels be stronger teams and lead more effectively. Workshops can be customized to your company needs and can cover a myriad of topics and activities, including: 

Building Effective Teams

Enhancing Trust

Examining What Leadership Means

Improving Corporate Culture

(Workshops can be 45 mins to multiple hours)

"Feed My Life" - Speaker Slam

Hooray For Everything: TEDx Talk

Hooray For Everything: "Choices"

Ian's podcast appearances

"Inspire Us" Podcast with J. Paul Nadeau

Journeys With The No Schedule Man with Kevin Bulmer

Face2Face with David Peck

Ian interviewed on Face2Face Podcast with David Peck - Face2Face with David Peck
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Hooray For Everything!

"HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING is a wonderful collection of stories and insights to put a skip back into your step. Happiness is a choice and Ian Tyson will kick start your journey and fuel it with optimism."


- Mark Scharenbroich, Emmy award winner, & Author of Nice Bike - Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life


.There are a lot of things we encounter every day that can make it easy to choose to be negative. Stresses at school, work or home can all add up to an unfortunate change in the way we react to and treat others. That attitude spreads like a virus.


With his first book, "Hooray For Everything! The Optimist Manifesto" renowned speaker Ian Tyson looks to reverse that trend. Ian's anecdotal stories, essays, tips and rants tackle the in's and out's of staying positive no matter what life throws at you. Whether it's learning the power of "No", practicing some Uncommon Courtesy, or examining some of the 2000 choices we make in a day, this relatable read will help you to see that glass is indeed always half full!

The Optimist Manifesto
The Optimist Manifesto
The Optimist Manifesto
Hooray For Everything!


$18.95 + shipping

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We Be Us

$2 from the purchase of each of these masks will be donated to Canadian Food Banks, to help those in need from COVID-19 job losses and poverty.

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