•  2018 Keynote Speakers

    Conor Cunneen


    Conor (“IrishmanSpeaks”) has worked in senior leadership, sales and marketing roles in Ireland, UK and USA.

    This lyrical Irishman combines the fun that won Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year with his years of business experience to provide compelling presentations that leave attendees with smiles on their faces, a spring in their step AND memorable takeaways to create an even better and safer workplace.

    Conor has authored five books, including two on Mark Twain. Conor is a recipient of the (US) President’s Gold Medal for Volunteer Service. “As an Irishman,” he says, “that’s really cool!”

    Find out more about what you can expect from Conor’s keynote

    Stephane Grenier

    Stéphane Grenier


    Stéphane is a former member of the Canadian Military who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving for just over 29 years. He participated in several Canadian missions overseas, most notably nine months in Rwanda in 1994/95 and six months in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2007, as well as numerous shorter deployments. Faced with his own undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) upon return from Rwanda, he took a personal interest in the way the Canadian Forces was dealing with mental health issues. His work helps to reduce mental health stigma in the workplace, and in 2009 he was awarded a national Champion of Mental Health Award by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.

    Learn about Stéphane’s presentation, his session at the 2018 AMSP and read his full bio

    Faith Wood


    One of the leading language and persuasion mavens, Faith is an award-winning novelist as well as a communication and conflict consultant. As a former Peace Officer, Faith has first-hand experience with the power of persuasion. She has conducted influence strategy and training for government, education and entrepreneurial organizations globally.

    Faith lives with her husband and two golden retrievers on an acreage in the Okanagan Valley.

    Read more about Faith’s two-part presentation