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Spencer McDonald

Spencer McDonald is a nationally recognized, awardwinning author and business professional who has appeared on television, radio and stages across North America. He is the Founder and President of Spencer McDonald & Associates Inc. and Thinking Driver, an international company that provides training and consulting on vehicle safety to government and industry. Spencer rose from humble roots as an adopted child in a middle class family to become a leader in his field. He was awarded the 2008 Transport Canada Award of Achievement and the 2013 Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Award of Achievement. He is a respected and frequently-published author and has written extensively for Canadian and U.S. publications. Having built a successful international training business, Spencer is giving back by sharing his four decades of business experience with fellow entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Spencer draws on the challenges he overcame as a survivor of abuse and bullying as a child and subsequent episodes of depression as an adult, as well as the day-to-day hurdles he faced and surmounted, to become a successful entrepreneur delivering presentations that move and motivate with a focus on value-added, actionable, takeaway concepts. An adventurer and motorsport enthusiast, Spencer is a Canadian motorcycle racing National Champion and extreme adventure motorcyclist. He has ridden motorcycles from Death Valley to the Arctic Circle. He is also a nationally certified sailing instructor and has skippered and taught in the waters of the U.S. and Canadian west coast and in the Caribbean. His expertise as a master trainer led him to be called on by the Justice Institute to train emergency vehicle operators, including police officers, in advanced and pursuit driving. “I always seem to end up teaching what I love to do, that’s why I ended up teaching people to drive almost any vehicle including police cars, to ride motorcycles and to sail. That is also why I am so passionate about teaching people how to achieve greater success as an entrepreneur or within a corporate structure.” As a sought-after keynote speaker, he has delivered a multitude of speeches and trainings across North America focused on his principal message, “You create your reality.” Dr. Dawn Howard-Rose, PhD in Educational Psychology says: “Spencer isn’t just a skilled facilitator, he wrote the book on group facilitation.” Spencer McDonald inspires, entertains, teaches, trains and motivates audiences to be more, do more, achieve more and have more. He is a Certified Master Trainer and communicator with certifications in Counselling and Hypnotherapy. Spencer is not just a speaker or motivator: he is an entertaining keynote speaker with a message. He brings “boots-on-the-ground” experience in achieving business success in challenging economic times, both inside and outside of corporate environments. Reach Spencer at: [email protected] 1-877-250-5601 www.SpencerMcDonald.com