BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR DESTINY In an inspirational, insightful, and humorous session, David Smith, a successful Business Consultant, will share his personal experiences overcoming impossible odds to survive brain cancer. Learn how to apply the skills and techniques he used to survive and improve his quality of life- to become master of your destiny. This session will give you information and inspire you to take charge of your life.Learning ObjectivesListeners will be challenged and inspired to:

  • persevere when faced with overwhelming odds
  • understand the importance of personal choice
  • understand the power of setting a future desired state
  • grasp the importance of taking small positive steps forward
  • achieve personal success
  • experience the healing touch of humour and laughter

ProcessThe keynote as a stand alone is one hour long and designed to inspire all audiences.The keynote with interactive group sessions is three hours long and is designed to motivate and assist organizations to move forward.Keynote BiographyIn 1993 David Smith was enjoying life as a successful entrepreneur. While working full time as a business consultant, he also obtained a 40 ton Master Mariner Ticket and ran sailing charters on his 57-foot schooner, The Salty Dog, on the West Coast of British Columbia with his fiancée.Then the unthinkable happened – weeks before their wedding, David was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. After his surgery, the prognosis for his life expectancy was less than one year.However, David and his fiancée resumed their wedding plans and were married in the spring of 1994, and they now have two sons. Today, in addition to his current work as a keynote speaker sharing valuable insights about the process that has helped him thrive, David continues to enjoy his career as a business consultant, executive coach and photographer.His story is about:

  • the power of decisions;
  • controlling your destiny; and
  • living against the odds.

He is the co-owner of Creative Links International Inc., a Business Consulting and Project Management firm.