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Grant D. Fairley        

Inspirational Speaker and Teacher, Executive Coach & Author

Grant D. Fairley is a principal speaker with Strategic Seminars. For more than 30 years, Grant shared presentations on leadership, team building, relationships, personal development, communication, conflict management, spiritual life, and more. He speaks to corporations, government ministries and agencies, educators, professionals, and community organizations.

Combining inspiration, encouragement, and storytelling, Grant creates a unique and memorable experiences for his audiences, as well as for his individual clients.

He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Grant is the author of a number of books, experienced in business and technology, is a long-time executive coach, business consultant, and an inventor of a patented healthcare technology.

The book Your Third Act: A Guide to a Great Retirement was co-authored by Grant and geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Bill Cook.

Grant and Dr. Bill Cook are currently working on their next book on surviving compassion fatigue called, Discovering Your Oasis: Hope for Weary Caregivers. Publication is planned for the summer of 2018.

He also serves as an executive coach, providing professional development to leaders in business, government, and the community.

Other books by Grant include: "Own Your Future - Wisdom for Wealth and a Better Tomorrow" (co-authored with Michael H. Lanthier) on careers, personal finance and investments; "Up to the Cottage - Memories of Muskoka" about the traditions of cottage life; and a biography of a children's television icon, "Look Up - Way Up. The Friendly Giant. The Biography of Robert Homme."

Grant and his wife Cari live in Ontario, Canada.

Positively Memorable Since 1994

Grant's love of stories comes from a long family line of storytellers and people who have lived unusual lives.

Grant D Fairley is: great great grandson of journalist and war correspondent Charles Frederick Williams; great grandson of historian and journalist, Frederick George H. Williams; great grandson of minister, author, and historian Hugh Cowan; grandson of public relations pioneer and writer, James Alexander Cowan; and son of nurse, patient advocate, Ontario labour leader and community service activist, Lois Ann Fairley.

Speech Topics

Sales Training




Stress Management - Compassion Fatigue - Burnout & Work-Life Balance


Executive Coaching

Teaching Adults

Customer Service

Team Building


Personal Growth


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