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CORPORATE

Deloitte & Touche
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Management Health Care Group –Wallmart
General Motors of Canada – Supervisor Council Conference
Datatel, Fairfax, VA
Edison Electric Institute, Washington, DC Council of Community Education Committees Society of AVC-LCL ( mainly EAP people from Canada and the USA )
Superior Medical Supplies
The Executive Committee (throughout Canada)
Presidents' First – Calgary
Faculty of Dentistry U of Toronto – burnout
Great Lakes Orthodontists Association
Burlington Dental Association
College Park Dental Associates, Toronto
MediSolutions
Serono Pharmaceutical
Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals
Ontario Home Builders Association
Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating
Ontario Hydro
ACTA national conference
Actuaries of Canada
Canadian Association of Exposition Managers
Wise Ridell Financial
CIBC Trust
Family Enterprises, Waterloo ON
ARCA Insurance
CUMIS Groups
CLHIA – Claims Section Annual Meeting
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
Travel Health Insurance Association, Scottsdale, AZ

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HEALTH CARE

Health Canada Management Team
Hospice BC; Hospice ON, Canadian Palliative Care Conference, Hospice Peel, Hospice Simcoe, Waterloo Region Palliative Care
St.Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Palliative Care Team (retreats for staff), sessions for volunteers
Trillium Health Care, Mississauga, staff and volunteers
Peel Memorial Hospital – staff day
St. Joseph's Health Care, Hamilton – staff day for nurses / another for social workers
St. John NB Regional Health Care Centre – staff day
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington
Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg – staff day
Moose Jaw Union Hospital – staff day
Calgary Hospitals – day on humour in the workplace
BC Association of BC for Quality in Health Care
George Brown College – Faculty of Health Sciences
BC Association of BC for Quality in Health Care
George Brown College – Faculty of Health Sciences
New Brunswick Nurses Union (two consecutive years)
Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations
SAHO- Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations
Manitoba Health Organizations
Post Acute Care Unit – London Health Care Centre
Sunnybrook Hospital Cancer Centre – staff
Canadian Hospital Assoc.
Ontario Hospital Assoc.
PAIRO – medical interns – Toronto, London, Hamilton
QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax (staff day)
Canadian Mental Health Association – throughout Ontario, Atlantic Provinces, AB and BCv Walkerton Hospital and the Town of Walkerton
Newfoundland Nurses Association
Ontario Chaplains Conference
Newfoundland Chaplains' Conference
New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes
Misericorde, Hospital, St Boniface, MB
Ottawa General Hospital / St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Ottawa
Salvation Army Hospitals throughout Canada
Huron-Perth Hospitals Partnership
Peel County Health Unit
Peel County "Families First" Nurses
St.Michael's Hospital Grief Recovery Team
Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
William Osler Health Centre
Headwaters Hospital, Managemeant, Leaders, Orangeville,
Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, On
Chinook Health Region, southern Alberta
Seniors' Health Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta
St.Vincent & the Grenadines Medical Association Health Fair 2004
Hospice Association of Ontario
Near North Palliative Care Conference, North Bay, ON
Canadian Medical Veterinary Conference, Quebec City

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MENTAL HEALTH / SOCIAL SERVICES

Associations for Community Living (throughout Ontario and BC) Rainbows International (international training team member) for kids in grief/from divorced families (Canada and the USA for 12 years)
Family Counselling Centre of Brant
Ontario Psychiatric Association
Peel Family Services
OMSSA both provincial conference and regional conferences
Centre for Leadership Development (Sydney NS)
Ontario Association of Hostels
Voices for Children
YMCA – Fort Erie
Loft Community Services – staff retreat
Air Force:Family Support Centres – all US bases
Rehabilitation Services of Canada
Niagara Regional Police (pre-retirement sessions for officers, staff and their spouses – for 10 years)
Salvation Army – all levels of leadership
Baptist Chaplains of Ontario-Quebec
Adult Protective Services of the United States
Adult Protective Services of Texas
Illinois Department on Aging
Texas Network of Youth Services
Distress Centre of Peel
My Sister's Place (Women's Shelter, Alliston, ON)

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EDUCATION

Associations for Community Living (throughout Ontario and BC) Rainbows International (international training team member) for kids in grief / from divorced families (Canada and the USA for 12 years)
Family Counselling Centre of Brant
Ontario Psychiatric Association
Peel Family Services
OMSSA both provincial conference and regional conferences
Centre for Leadership Development (Sydney NS)
Ontario Association of Hostels
Voices for Children
YMCA – Fort Erie
Loft Community Services – staff retreat
Air Force:Family Support Centres – all US bases
Rehabilitation Services of Canada
Niagara Regional Police (pre-retirement sessions for officers, staff and their spouses – for 10 years)
Salvation Army – all levels of leadership
Baptist Chaplains of Ontario-Quebec
Adult Protective Services of the United States
Adult Protective Services of Texas
Illinois Department on Aging
Texas Network of Youth Services
Distress Centre of Peel
My Sister's Place (Women's Shelter, Alliston, ON)

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GOVERNMENT

National Archive and Library (400 auditors)
Town of Stettler, AB (when the town was overwhelmed with deaths)
Windsor and Essex District EAP
Department of National Defence
Environment Canada
Human Resources Development Canada
Office of the Auditor General Canada
Government of Ontario: Good Neighbours Programme
Canadian Armed Forces – various bases in Canada (burnout/change)
Superior Court Judges of Ontario
National Conference of Adult Protective Services USA
Industry Canada: Managers' Conference

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FUNERAL SERVICES

Order of the Golden Rule (funeral directors – Las Vegas)
Board of Funeral Services of Ontario (on their continuing ed team for at least 10 years)
Turner and Porter Funeral Homes, Toronto
Humphrey Funeral Home, Toronto
Foster Funeral Home, Calgary
SCI Canada
Arbor Capital, Canada
Trillium Funeral Services
COPES programme, Toronto
Bereavement Ontario
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Social Services of Bruce County – grief seminars
Retreats for funeral directors and spouses – Ash Croft
Saskatoon Funeral Home
Bereavement Network of Ontario
MADD international conference, Grand Bend ON
London Grief Conference 2004
Bruce County Social Services Grief Conference

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Testimonials:

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Thank you for your very significant contribution to the success of our recent conference. Your session was extremely well received, with comments such as "...very meaningful to me", "changed the way I think about myself and my work", "helped me along a new path", "wonderful information, thoughtfully presented" and "great speaker"

Barbara Moses, Ph.D., President,
BBM Human Resource Consultants

"Kelly is such a good speaker and has such a way with motivating a crowd. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed him. If the chance arises I would definitely have him back again. I would recommend Kelly in an instant."

Theresa Scott, Vice-Chair and Coordinator,
General Motors of Canada,
Canadian Supervisor Council Conference

"Evaluations were glowing, and comments uniformly enthusiastic. Your humour and your message were obviously both very much on target. It is especially delightful these days to find a keynote speaker who is also engaging, on a personal level, and for whom it doesn't seem to be just a job. We appreciate the time you spent getting to know us and our group, and your personal responsiveness to our needs; as conference planners, we always give that extra points."

Theresa Andreas Tod, Executive Director
Texas Network of Youth Services

"Using storytelling, music, information and humour, you elegantly encouraged us to attend to the importance of healers taking care of themselves. The tears, laughter, nods and thoughtful silences were all evidence of the degree to which your audience was engaged."

Janet Morton,
Community Education Director, Trail BC

"Your instinct for what was required was correct and certainly made an impact on jaded public servants."

Regional Manager,
Training and Development Canada

"You most definitely exceeded our expectations and the feedback from the five hundred plus participants was over-whelming with comments like: powerful, heart-warming, touching, meaningful, motivating, life-changing, and best seminar I've ever attended."

Tom Easthope, Director,
Grief Resource Centre

"The feedback has been so positive and "Kellyisms" are heard resounding through the corridors. Comments such as "he was just what we needed", "Kelly was good for our souls", etc. are still coming in and I feel we now have the fuel to really become Champions for Health which was our theme for nurse's week. He did inspire and motivate all who heard him and in these days of sagging morale we are very grateful for the boost."

Una Ferguson RN GNC(C),
Leader, Nurse's Week Ottawa

"One of the evaluators even congratulated us for "having the courage to include Kelly Walker." I didn't think it needed much courage, just common sense."

Helen Patriquin, Chief Liason Officer,
Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations

"...may I extend our most heartfelt appreciation for your delightful and motivating address at our Fall Seminar. The comments afterwards were uniformly positive. For judges to rise in a warm and spontaneous ovation at the end of a long day is unprecedented. Thank you so much"

Madame Justice Sandra Chapnik, Chair, Education Committee,
Superior Court Judges of Ontario

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BOOKS

For the book "Loss of Soul"

"Rich in compassion, insight and hope, this slim volume is worth its weight in gold to those snared in the loop of burnout and depression. Kelly Walker writes with integrity and authenticity about one of the major plagues of our anxiety-ridden time. He walks his talk because he knows this particular hell himself. He's been there."

Tom Harpur,Columnist,
The Toronto Star

"Kelly Walker is an honest, caring, funny and wise man. If you're feeling burned out and a little wasted, this book has directions to the wonder and joy of life, still available to all of us if we'd only stop long enough to notice."

Peter Downie,
Author and Journalist

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"Kelly Walker's message is that the years of mid-life (and later) offer a profound opportunity for personal growth and reconnection to our deepest values – if only we can find the way. He has written a trustworthy guide, one that is filled with grace, humility, and good humour."

Margaret Wente,
The Globe and Mail

The perfect present for everyone's 50th birthday – or for any birthday thereafter.

Dini Petty,
TV Host & author

"Kelly Walker's latest book distils a lifetime's wisdom about aging with grace during the "last gift of time". Written with gusto, humour and love by an "Elder" who dared to birth new dreams on his own human journey, the book challenges all of us to break the myriad chains that hold us back from true living and find new ways of dancing with life. His timely message is a feast for the soul – a tonic of hope for a dispirited age."

Judge James Clarke,
retired Superior Court of Ontario, poet

"If you are finally ready to follow where your heart leads, it is now time for you to read this book."

Ron Kilius, president,
Superior Medical (Canada) Ltd

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