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Broken Heart Love Affair, The Gist, Novus Global Join SPX Academy Faculty

We are thrilled to announce that the SPX Academy has secured an incredible lineup of instructors for our upcoming event. We've partnered with some of the most renowned experts in their respective fields to provide an unparalleled learning experience. Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their unique expertise. From cutting-edge business strategies to creative storytelling and sports insights, our lineup has it all covered.

With these esteemed instructors on board, the SPX Academy is committed to providing you with top-notch education, inspiration, and practical skills you can apply immediately.

Stay tuned for more updates on our event schedule and speaker sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best in the business at the SPX Academy. Get ready to elevate your skills and knowledge to new heights!

Novus Global

Prepare to be inspired by world-class leadership and personal development experts who will guide you toward unlocking your full potential. Their insights will empower you to excel in your personal and professional life.

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Demore Barnes | Novus Global, Associate Partner

Demore is a successful and award-winning television actor and co-founder of the executive leadership and coaching company, Create Possibility. Demore is thrilled to join forces with Novus Global, an elite-level executive coaching firm with presence on three continents. Working together, Demore and Novus Global will co-leverage their strengths, further enhancing their work with top-tier executives, leaders, athletes, artists and their teams within the impact development space - helping great leaders, teams and their companies go beyond what is believed to be possible and beyond high performance.

Broken Heart Love Affair Dive into creative storytelling and content creation with experts who can capture hearts and minds. You'll learn to craft compelling narratives that resonate with your audience.

Beverley Hammond | Broken Heart Love Affair & Lifelong Crush Beverley is a founding partner & the Chief Business Officer at creative agencies, Broken Heart Love Affair and Lifelong Crush. Prior to that she founded, Republic; and spent 12 years as President, CEO, then Chair of Veritas Communications. She has also been president of Communique PR and worked at Grey Worldwide. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Project 8 – Canada’s professional women’s soccer league. She was the first female Chair of the Board of Special Olympics Canada and a recipient of the Harry “Red” Foster Award – the highest award in Special Olympics. She was a founder of the G(irls)20 Global Summit and a member of the Global Advisory Board; a director on the board of the LCBO as well as the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Women in Leadership and Leadership Sinai at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Kristy Pleckaitis | Broken Heart Love Affair, Senior Vice President, Strategy Kristy Pleckaitis is a seasoned marketer with more than a decade of experience at some of Canada’s most awarded agencies, with a focus on brand building and transformation, digital products and platforms, and experience design.

She has advised clients on how to action on and advocate for equity in sport. Currently, she is leading the strategic brand development of the first professional Canadians Women’s Soccer league.

Kristy's internationally acclaimed work has received recognition across award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show, D&AD, CMA, Applied Arts, ADC Awards, and the Webby awards.

GIST Sports Get ready to dive into the sports world with a fresh perspective. The GIST Sports team will share their industry knowledge, offering valuable insights into the sports business and marketing landscape. For more see:

Jamie McCormick | The GIST Account Executive Jamie McCormick is an Account Executive at The GIST, a women-led sports media company that’s levelling the playing field in sports. She specializes in creating sponsorships that authentically engage female fans for brands like BMO, Under Armour, NBA Canada, and DoorDash.

The GIST has over one million community members and has been incubated and accelerated by global brands like Facebook, MLSE, Comcast NBC, Techstars and Billy Jean King’s Trailblazers program.

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