Greg Wood

Helping Educators Discover the Magic of Leadership

A bit about me

For over 20 years I have partnered with educators to present assembly programs in schools across Canada and as far away as India, Hong Kong, Fiji, Brazil, the USA, and Mexico.

During this time I was studying leadership and joined the John Maxwell Team. I could not help but make the connection between what I was learning about leadership and what I saw in schools.

I began to understand what my mentor John Maxwell meant when he said “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”

And almost no one has more influence on young lives than educators. Real success is when each generation continues to develop the following generation.

My ability to blend my expertise in leadership with my unique talents as a comedy entertainer makes me a refreshing, substantive, and valuable resource for educators seeking to increase their influence with a dynamic and entertaining presentation.

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The Magic of Leadership

Great leaders make great countries, great families, and great schools. And the good news is that leadership is a learnable skill. Your effectiveness is limited only by your ability to influence and lead others. Your life is going to make a difference. The important question is what kind of difference will you make?

Effective leadership will result in:

Increased Productivity
Improved engagement and satisfaction
Reduced turnover and absenteeism

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The Magic of Believing in You

Educators with high self-esteem make better team members, require less time off, and produce more. Those with low self-esteem make more mistakes and generally take fewer risks. The greatest separator between successful and unsuccessful people throughout any stage of life is how they perceive themselves.

Audiences will:

Discover the importance of healthy self-esteem at every stage of life
Learn practical steps to improve self-esteem
Benefit from adding value to others

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The Magic of Kindness

It is wisdom as old as the world itself. When you are kind to others, you help yourself. When you are cruel to others you hurt yourself. As found in the work of Dr. Donald O. Clifton PhD, also known as the Grandfather of Positive Psychology, we can see this in action in our own lives. If you want more kindness in the world, then put it there.

Audiences will:

Discover the need for more kindness in the world
Learn practical ways to add kindness
Improve their own lives by being kind to others

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What People are Saying

Greg Wood is truly an entertaining speaker. His natural skills made us laugh even on the toughest issues leaders of today face. He drives the point home and leaves you with enlightening thoughts through his true to life examples and fruits of his many years of experience in teaching the principles of leadership.

He’s a pro. His patter is effortless, his magic is well-honed, and he’s funny. FIVE STARS

Greg Wood gave an amazing performance at our Spring Convention.   The theme was “Discover The Magic” and he certainly had our members under his spell during the weekend.  Greg smoothly and skillfully entwined stories with magic illusions.  The magic illusions enhanced the messages and the morals of the stories told. The audience was mesmerized and laughing as well. Greg gave a spectacular performance.

Greg was very entertaining, funny and kept the audience on the edge of their seats wondering what he was going to do next. It was great to hear the auditorium filled with laughter and to see the looks of amazement on the faces of everyone. I found Greg was excellent at communicating his needs ahead of the event. He was very flexible and willing to adjust his presentation to suit the audience and the facility. I would highly recommend him. We will be considering bringing him back for an encore performance as well as taking advantage of some of the many other teaching presentations he has to offer.

In my experience as the President of MICLE In Brazil, Greg wood ranks among the very best speakers I’ve ever encountered. His speeches on the topics of leadership and success in leadership have influenced many leaders in many parts of the world. Mr Wood is an electrifying public speaker. His passion for the subject matter is infectious. In just one hour, attendees gain a fresh perspective on the major trends that are transforming leadership across the globe. More attendees have requested printed text from Mr Wood’s keynote speeches than any other speaker. Greg has deep professional expertise, and it shows. His presentations are packed with illuminating anecdotes, telling statistics, surprising paradoxes and a refreshing dose of good humor.  Several times his comments were punctuated by spontaneous applause from the floor. In sum, it is my pleasure to give Greg Wood my highest recommendation as a keynote speaker. He will deliver valuable information and analysis in an inspiring and entertaining manner.

We have been privileged to have had Greg Wood involved in the TrueNorth Leadership Summits in Saskatoon, SK., along with other leadership speakers and authors such as Patrick Lencioni and Ken Blanchard. Greg has an ability to share lessons of leadership using illusion to make clear points while engaging the audience through clever humour and yet still driving home important lessons.

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