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Who's Tyler Anyway?

Tyler Hayden CSP, is a keynote speaker like you’ve never experienced before!

Since 1996, Tyler continues to be a sought after internationally respected team building designer, best-selling author, and business speaker. He delivers a powerful punch that inspires teams, innovates management techniques, and invigorates team engagement.

When it comes to empowering audiences and teams to succeed—and to be their best every day—Tyler leads the way with insight and laughter.

His team building workshops and motivational keynote speeches receive rave reviews from managers and business leaders alike. "Energizing," "hilarious," "who knew learning could be this much fun." and "ideas I can easily implement," are things regularly said by Tyler's clients about his keynotes and team building events.

He is the author of over twenty-five books and the creative mind behind 100s of powerful and fun team building products including: The Business that Cared About People, The 14-Minute Mentor, Livin' Life Large, Father's & Mother's Message in a. Bottle, TEAM Activities, and More.

Tyler is a thought leader who works internationally with Fortune 500, Inc 5000 and Premier Associations to level-up their learning design.  Tyler's innovative gamification and in-depth understanding of multiple intelligences yields programs that increase engagement and learning in amazingly simple ways.

Make sure your seat backs are up and your table trays are stowed, because we are about to unleash Canada's Answer to Alternative Energy ...

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Tyler took the opportunity to remain at the conference and met staff, volunteers, and conference attendees, spreading his energy and enthusiasm. We enjoyed Tyler’s contributions to our conference and would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker!

- Recreation Connections  

Tyler Trivia


Tyler has been
speaking full-time
since 1996.


Tyler once fed hungry Emu's from his head in Australia


Tyler won
his first speaking competition in grade 5.


Tyler was a Town Councillor in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


Tyler worked 8 years as a consultant to the Young Presidents' Organization starting when he was 23.


Tyler has flown loop-d-loops and more in a trick airplane over the Grand Canyon.


Tyler swam with sea lions, dolphins and great white sharks all at the same time in Australia.


Tyler regularly creates laughter & learning with audiences of 8 to 8 000 internationally. 


Tyler went topless on a topless beach while backpacking through Europe.


Tyler has trekked with Polar Bears in Canada's North & Ridden Camels in an African Desert.


Tyler has farmed everything from Crops to Chickens & Agritourism to Beekeeping.


Tyler has raised 9 dogs, 3 cats, 5 Lovebirds, 3 Rabbits, 8 Ducks, 8 Guinea Pigs, 5 Hamsters, & Fish.


Tyler creates and sells Folk Art inspired sculptures, paintings, and oddities - from found objects.


Tyler helped start and was elected President of the Nova Scotia Secondary School Students Assoc.


Tyler started working at age 12 for local farmers.  His first "real job" was at McDonalds.


Tyler has driven NASACAR as fast as he possibly could ... next stop the Autobahn.


Tyler has shared the stage with great speakers and celebs ... and they always want a picture with him.


Tyler has tested his survival skills by going naked into the wilderness while it was still snowing.


Tyler is a engaged Dad who is always cheering on his 5 children with their sports, academics & more. 


Tyler has canyoned in the Alps, skied in restricted areas, and jumped out of airplanes. 


Tyler has been blessed to find the most amazing person to spend his life with - meet Meg.


Tyler has restored, renovated and built 9 properties on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.


Tyler finds fun things to do while at work from dog sledding to dangling off of the CN Tower.


Tyler sang on broadway in Phantom of the Opera. But during intermission as he's usually off key.

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Saying Tyler is a motivational speaker is like comparing a VW Beetle to the Space Shuttle. He is much much more... I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He has an unbelievable talent for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds including cross generations.  

- General Manager, Honeywell 

Fun at Work Gallery

What People Say ... 

Saying Tyler is a motivational speaker is like comparing a VW Beetle to the Space Shuttle. He is much much more... I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He has an unbelievable talent for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds including cross generations. 

General Manager

Tyler Hayden has delivered several content rich, exciting and fun team building events for our business. As a project manager I can always count on the quality and effectiveness of investing in Tyler.  He is able to connect with the team, from the Executives to the Field Supervisors in our company. 

Project Manager

Tyler presented exactly what he guaranteed.  The session was informative, motivational and entertaining! Tyler wrapped up our conference with a bang!  Participants left energized and motivated to set their own goals and to go out there and get them!  Well done, thank you Tyler! 

Canadian Red Cross

“It was a very high energy, fun session that got everyone involved and laughing! Your technique of delivering the message of paradigms and change was unique and well demonstrated and one that our sales force will definitely remember. A truly high energy, entertaining way to deliver the message! Thank you.” 

AirLiquide Canada

“Tyler's participation in our event promoted team work and networking with a creative burst of energy.  We might not all be ready to jump out of an airplane, but we all jumped back into our workplaces with a fresh perspective.”

Financial Management Institute

“Tyler had us at Hello. He is pure energy and you can't help but hang on his every word. Our group was ready for some good laughs, which we got. And Tyler even managed to tie it back to our client service theme. Only wish we'd had more time with him.”

Property Claims Adjuster

“Entertaining, energetic and certainly outside the box, Tyler left our group with some key messages that we will carry with us going forward and these will ultimately help us be even more successful. His presentation was full of energy and very entertaining. 

Assistant General Manager
Scotiabank Contact Centre

“Tyler took the time to fully understand our meeting message and objectives. He also went the extra distance by aquainting himself with our company, providing a cultural connect with his presentation. A fun filled learning experience.”

Regional Manager

“Tyler, your ability to tie your message of Livin' Life Large into our "Focusing on the Customer" theme was not only motivational, it was exciting. You delivered the message with so much energy and humor that participants are still laughing. You engaged the audience at the first minute and never let were more than we ever expected.”

Sales & Business Development
Intact Insurance

“We worked with Tyler for 4 years as our main stage host. Every year he reinvented himself, bringing amazing audience participation, engaging dialogue with keynoters, and a fun yet professional image to our event. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Tyler as your EMCEE and Keynote solution for your next event.”

Past President

“Tyler was a huge hit at our event. The crowd loved him, so entertaining and the feedback today has been pouring in and very positive. His energy is definitely infectious and it did not feel like we were there with him for 2.5 hours, the time flew by, he had the crowd completely engaged the whole time!”


Tyler added SO much fun and energy into our first day of our retreat. Everyone had great things to say, and the room was full of tons of laughter and smiles. I can’t say enough good things about Tyler. His positivity and energy are contagious, and I am certainly going to keep him top of mind for future team building sessions.

Assante Capital Management