Joel Primus giving a motivational speech

Throughout my life, mentors and role models have helped me break through personal and professional barriers, and I want to continue the cycle by sharing the wisdom I’ve acquired on my explorations as an athlete, husband, father, meditator, world traveller and entrepreneur.

My Keynote Speaking Background

I’ve represented Canada on the international stage as an athlete, started multiple companies—one of which is on the NASDAQ—and raised over 17 million dollars for businesses.

I’ve appeared on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den as well as Entertainment Tonight. I worked with Shark Tank investor Daymond John, NBA champion Dwyane Wade, and made investment pitches to Boiler Rooms on Wall Street.

Although I’ve been fortunate to have many successes along with my journey, I’ve also struggled with anxiety and depression. Through meditation and developing new lifestyle habits I’ve come to be grateful that these life-challenges gave me the opportunity to grow, learn and become a more self-aware person.

I have spoken on stages all over the United States and Canada at universities, conferences, banking & investor events, private events, Chamber of Commerce functions, and opening ceremonies.

Entrepreneurial and Motivational Keynote Speaker

My presentation can be as concise as a 10-minute Introduction to as extensive as a full 60+ minute feature event. Through my presentation I’ll share direct stories and touch on the following themes:

  • Learning to Let Go
  • Trusting the Process of Life
  • Working through Adversity
  • How to Make Hard Choices
  • Finding your Purpose
  • Making Business Persona
  • Abundance
  • Business Advice for Entrepreneurs
  • Business advise for Team Leaders
  • Zen Habits and Balancing Work, Health, Family and Relationships
  • The Power of Meditation
  • The benefits of Failure
  • Dealing with Fear, Anxiety & Depression

Over the years being able to help others break through barriers, personally, professionally and in some cases spiritually has become one my greatest passions, and I look forward to the opportunity of working together and being part of your event.

Motivational & Entrepreneurial: Getting Naked

My Presentation, “Getting Naked,” is about the journey through my first startup: Naked Brand Group. It is also the name of my upcoming book. The story follows my career as a former elite runner, to world-travelling vagabond to entrepreneur.

I started Naked in my dingy apartment in rural British Columbia and soon moved to the Big Apple. Nine years later, I divested the underwear company to a 100 million dollar lingerie company in Australia.

Testimonials

LaVonne Bandsma

Joel’s entrepreneurial insights, coupled with an engaging real-life journey, combine to impact listeners lives with a myriad of practical “lesson learned” applications.

LaVonne Bandsma

Shaun Lauder

I’ve seen Joel speak twice and he’s always incredibly engaging. It’s hard not to be inspired.

Shaun Lauder

Anton E. Goff

Joel did a great job in talking to our student-athletes at the University of Hartford. His presentation was engaging and very informative. Our student-athletes spoke highly about the things they learned in a short amount of time. I believe that his experience in sports, as well as his achievements in business, allowed him to make an immediate and meaningful connection to our audience. If you are looking for a personal and powerful presentation, Joel is your guy.

Anton E. Goff

Andrew Kaplan

Of all the presenters I’ve toured the country with I’ve never had a presenter connect with an audience quite like Joel.

Andrew Kaplan
Barry Kaplan & Associates

Cindy S.

Real and Raw

Cindy S.

Susan Francis

The University of the Fraser Vallet was delighted to have Joel Primus speak to students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members regarding Leadership and The Process of Entrepreneurship. Joel provided an honest, engaging and informative talk. He is extremely talented, bright and captivating. We received raving reviews and feedback from those who attended I would highly recommend Hoel as a motivational speaker.

Susan Francis

Nico Pronk

We host a large conference in Florida every year. Joel’s presentation is always a standing room only hit. He combines his personal charm with his hard-won business lessons.

Nico Pronk

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