December 8, 2017


It is with regret that we announce Macellus Mindel will not be joining us in Montebello, due to health issues. Together, the District Trio and the Conference Planning Committee wish Marcellus a speedy recovery to better health!

Suzannah Baum

Teri Kingston

Suzannah Baum

A presentation skills trainer, executive speech coach and keynote speaker, Suzannah helps entrepreneurs, business professionals and experts unleash their ultimate speaking potential.  Suzannah teaches both new and experienced speakers how create and deliver structured, engaging and powerful presentations, allowing them to step out in front of audiences with confidence, build their careers and businesses, and stand out as the leader that they are.

A proud former Toastmaster, Suzannah was an active member of the McGill Toastmasters Club for 8 years, from 2002-2010. Having served as Club President, VP Membership, Club Secretary and proud member over that time, she remains truly grateful for the education, opportunities, and friendships that Toastmasters provided, and does not hesitate in admitting that it was BECAUSE of the foundation that Toastmasters provided that she -- a formerly shy, quiet wallflower who was terrified of public speaking -- has been able to build a thriving career as a professional speaker, corporate trainer and speech coach in the speaking field.

Suzannah has brought her signature training and coaching programs to organizations that include BMO Capital Markets, IKEA, Service Canada, McGill and Concordia University, the National Film Board of Canada, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and more. Suzannah is currently the 2018 president of the Montreal chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), and a member of the Global Speakers Federation. She has been featured on Global News, Breakfast TV Montreal, Elle Canada, CJAD radio and the Montreal Gazette, and is a contributor to the Huffington Post, always providing tips and ideas about how to speak up, stand out, and create killer presentations that get results.

Teri Kingston

Teri Kingston is a certified World Class Speaking Coach and an experienced TEDx coach. In 2008 she received her Distinguished Toastmaster accreditation, the highest designation in Toastmasters International and has won numerous contests at the District level in Toastmasters,

She coaches TEDx speakers in Ottawa and is rapidly building an international community of followers who want to see their own TEDx dreams become reality some day.

Teri has a unique ability to help other people get their valuable perspectives and ideas out into the world in a way that will truly resonate with their audiences. She understands the difference between a TED style talk and any other style of public speaking out there and knows how to help you discover, design and develop your best talk!

Marcellus Mindel

Marcellus is renowned in the community for his leadership in the development of a joint research program that delivers productive innovation, talent, and customer insight. As head of the Centre for Advanced Studies at IBM, his leadership skills have positioned him as the head of many highly skilled and high performing diverse teams - cultivating talent and building networks to achieve results.

Marcellus has championed one of the most highly regarded and comprehensive innovation leadership development programs in the world. He has guided 25 teams of top technical and MBA interns to drive real emerging business opportunities, partnering with the business, technical and research leaders to provide mentoring opportunities.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from IBM Canada, Marcellus will share his story in leadership at the Spring Conference 2018!