Meet George Couros:
Learner | Speaker | Author
First and foremost, I am a dad with two amazing daughters that inspire me every day.
I am also a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant. I am also the author of "The Innovator's Mindset" and "Innovate Inside the Box." I have presented for over ten years to audiences all over the world, both in person and virtually, where the audience sized ranged from 2 people all the way to over 10,000 people. Many of the lessons that I have learned by speaking in-person can be applied to a virtual setting through some thoughtful modifications. When I first started providing keynotes virtually, I had truly struggled, but I have found many ways and made many adjustments to make them as powerful and meaningful for participants as they would be in-person. I would not have said that in March 2020 but can confidently say that today.
I learned a ton from my parents who came from a country (Greece) that was going through a war and did not have the resources or the same opportunities that we had for education. They stressed the importance of education for their kids, and are my inspiration in my career as an educator, learner, speaker, and parent. When my mom and dad opened their restaurant in Canada, they modelled to me the power of warmth, hospitality, and caring nature that I work diligently to embed into my presentations to create an experience that people will not forget.
I believe that if you want to inspire meaningful change, you have to make a connection to the heart before you make a connection to the mind. Throughout this course, I share the strategies I have learned and implemented to create an experience for the audience that ultimately leads them to action because of the ideas shared, and sometimes more importantly, how those ideas are shared. This course goes in-depth to make sure that people feel inspired, challenged, and motivated because of your presentation