GPS Trainer and Coach
John Watkis Is at Home on Stage
John Watkis joins Global Public Speaking with a solid background in speechwriting and stage performance. John is a professional entertainer who was the first Canadian-born actor to play “Mufasa” in the Disney musical, “The Lion King.” He is an international speaker, speechwriter, and public speaking coach who helps leaders find their rhythm when they get up to speak.
John’s been in the speaking and coaching business for over 20 years. In addition to delivering keynote speeches and workshops in six countries and on three continents, he has written speeches for corporations, government officials, non-profits, professional speakers, and hall of fame athletes.
A partial list of his clients includes BMW Canada, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Human Resources Professional Association, RBC, TD Bank, Canadian Federal Government, Moneris Solutions, and Hills Pet Nutrition.
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John Watkis Is an Accomplished Author and Performer
John is the author of the new book Speaking Notes: 8 Essential Elements to Make Your Speech Sound Like Music to Their Ears and Don’t Bite the Hand That Feeds You – How to Avoid Mistakes That Cost You Customers and Credibility. He wrote and appeared in the Fred Pryor/Careertrack video, “Management Skills for New Managers & Supervisors,” and his articles have appeared in Profit Magazine, The Toronto Star, and Ragan Communications. He’s also been interviewed on BBC and appeared on the CBC network.
John studied Adult Education at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer. He has advanced designations in Behavior Change, Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement, and Weight Loss. He has a passion for inspiring youth and has volunteered his time speaking to students in local schools and youth in prison.
John is a professional entertainer who was the first Canadian-born actor to play “Mufasa” in the Disney musical, “The Lion King.” He is also passionate about fitness and dance. He has run his own fitness studio and is a champion salsa dancer and instructor.