workshop leader


Gair Maxwell
International Speaker and Author
London, Ontario


Gair didn’t follow a safe or conventional path to get where he is today. Not since the day he was fired from a two-decade career with the news plastered on the front page of his hometown paper. Few back then, would have bet a plug nickel that he would rise from the ashes of the unemployment line and become an internationally-recognized author, speaker and entrepreneur. His story is one of going from flat broke to flat out successful; earning national awards from high level CEO organizations and sharing conference stages with business superstars such as Richard Branson and Gene Simmons.  
Described as a shock stick of energy, this self-made Atlantic Canadian discovered tried-and-true methods to forge a new destiny; inspiring thousands of people and companies to build the business, brand or life they deserve. Beginning in 2006 when Gair’s counter-intuitive theories were first applied, some independent business owners were astounded to see their enterprises grow more than 10-fold over a 5-year period. Some of those theories were sprinkled through his 2010 critically acclaimed book, Nuts, Bolts And A Few Loose Screws. Now based in London, ON he publishes The Reinvention Chronicles each week to a growing, on-line global audience inspiring readers to re-think, re-create and re-imaginate their company, community or career.

A member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Gair is a former broadcaster who racked up more than 10,000 interviews and 30,000 on-air appearances in a two-decade radio and television career. The son of a former pro-golfer, Gair struggles to break 90, grooves on '80s classic rock and became a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the ’70s. A serial fitness buff, he also completed his first marathon in 2005 with less than a week of preparation.

Like we said… he is a little unconventional.