”Tina’s keynote, ’50 Shades of Beige: Communicate with the Cross-Cultural Advantage’ was the highest rated at this year’s HR and Leadership Conference. She brought tremendous energy to the conference and engaged the audience throughout the keynote.”

Ron Gauthier CEO
CPHR Manitoba

Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I have looked over our 2018 Western Conference on Safety delegate evaluations and I was thrilled to find the reviews of your keynote presentation have been overwhelming positive. So much so that I can say, without reservation, that your keynote presentation was the hit of the conference. Thank you for starting off our day with such an energetic, fun and positive presentation that not only entertained but also educated the audience.

Terry Swain
Conference Chair
2018 Western Conference on Safety

“The standing ovation you received was heartfelt. All I can say is WOW! Your humor is fantastic, which engaged our staff from the moment you set foot on stage. I look forward to working with you in the future!”

Kathy Magee
City of Ottawa

Tina’s keynote presentation was motivating, thought-provoking, funny and from the heart. What made it special was Tina’s ability to engage everyone in the audience.

She is a powerful speaker and absolutely committed to excellence.”

Myrna Buttner Stahl
Director of Member Events and Communications
Certified Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan

It was wonderful to have you with us and your keynote was clearly a great success from what I saw of peoples’ rapt attention and engagement during the session. Thank you for making it abundantly clear why you are an in-demand speaker!

Sue Gauthier
Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association

Tina is an electrifying speaker. Her passion is infectious and highly relevant. In just one hour, attendees of various ages and stages of life gained a fresh perspective on the value of work life balance and how simple changes can have long term positive effects mentally, physically and emotionally. Her presentation is impactful, engaging and includes a refreshing dose of humour. She will deliver valuable information in an inspiring and entertaining manner.

Warren Wood, CFA, CFP
Portfolio Manager, Wealth Advisor
BMO Nesbitt Burns

With the aim to continue fostering a happy and healthy workforce, Syncrude’s Women’s Interest Network (WIN) recently sought out Tina Varughese to give employees her presentation on unconscious bias and diversity in the workplace. Over the course of three days, Tina delivered four equally, funny and informative sessions, each met with resounding success.

It was a delight to see how engaged employees were and their genuine desire to better understand and embrace inclusivity. Tina even received unsolicited emails from staff thanking her for teaching something they hadn’t previously thought about or recognized, which clearly demonstrates the value-add she brought to the Syncrude organization.”

Michele Toma
Government & Public Affairs Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Tina Varughese is one of the more dynamic and entertaining speakers on the circuit today.  She gave a presentation on communication with cross cultural advantage at our Feet First symposium.  Our audience was a conglomeration of many different careers impacting swine production from 11 different countries.  Tiny had the attention of the whole group and everyone laughed and left with more knowledge on how to interact with people of many different cultures.  This was a presentation packed with practical examples.  She is very skilled at involving large audiences in the presentation.  She delivers her message with confidence, humor, stories, and excellent visual impact with slides and videos to enhance her message.  Her presentation concluded our symposium and left the audience on a very high note and extremely satisfied with our event.

Mark E. Wilson, Ph.D.
Research and Nutritional Services
Zinpro Corporation

Tina was a pleasure to work with! Her presentation was insightful and fun—she had a room of senior management giggling up a storm.

Her inclusive leadership strategies are accessible and easily to implement, which resonated with our organization.

Her seminar reminded me that leadership and positivity are traits that can be fostered in individuals such as employees and team members, not just management! The impact of this for an organization is significant.

Tina’s cheerful attitude and refreshing approach shaped the mood for the conference and we couldn’t be happier.

Emma Boonstra, Competition Bureau, Government of Canada

Tina is an incredibly engaging, fun and thought provoking speaker. Tina is very polished, yet not afraid to laugh at herself as she keeps her audience engaged and amused as her important message about working within a dynamic multi-cultural environment sinks-in to all of those in attendance  She is a pleasure to work with I would definitely recommend her for any professional function that wants to give their audience simple strategies to tackle the challenges of multi-cultural dynamics.

Paul Salvatore, CLGM
Director, Community Services
Town of Drumheller

“Tina is an engaging, knowledgeable and humorous speaker! Our students who are in the biomedical field learnt a lot from her cross-cultural communication keynote. This is a very relevant topic for our students since they will be coming across different cultures during their careers. I recommend her as a keynote speaker for any healthcare related conference!”

Zenobia Ali
University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

“I LOVED your presentation and could have sat in that conference room all day listening to you. It really shows that you are in your element and love what you do. Thank you for speaking with such passion about a topic that a lot more people need to hear about these days. You were definitely one of the people that automatically felt the drawn to. You have a beautiful soul and posess the energy of a million watt light bulb. Keep up the good work!”

Kevin Robitaille
Bilingual Coordinator Groups
Porter Airlines

What a powerful communicator you are. Truly gifted. I felt truly inspired by your meaningful storytelling. It is through the sharing of voices like yours that radical social change will take hold in the minds of so many people who hold unconscious and conscious bias about humans. I hope we can stay in touch and perhaps one day have another opportunity to build change together.

Mary Jane Maillet Brownscombe
Co-Founder, SHE Day

“You rock! Loved your sense of humour, was so refreshing! It was a great reminder for me to take care of myself”

Christine Tienkamp
CMA, Business Advisor, MNP

Your session was so impactful and you are such a lovely speaker. Working for healthcare has its challenges, and at the core of our values and vision right now is diversity and inclusion. Needless to say, your material resonated with us.

Danielle Towne
Alberta Health Services
HR Advisor

As a Career Practitioner, I attended Tina Varughese’s 50 Shades of Beige Workshop in 2017. Tina provided practical tips for me to implement when I support students and our employers in intercultural settings. This is very much aligned to our Business School’s vision of developing global ready graduates, especially for those wanting a portable career. Tina is an expert in unlocking the potential in relationships and facilitates in a way that empowers, demonstrates respect and engages participants.

Sashie Steenstra
Corporate Relationship Manager
Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Thank you again for such an amazing day on Friday. Honestly, the positive comments haven’t stopped and everyone really enjoyed your sessions. You are so extremely talented and amazing at what you do. Thank you again for the honest messages and I learned so much! I hope you got some rest this weekend and I know our paths will cross again.

Have a great day,

Pauline Clark,
Social Planner | Social Planning
City of Airdrie 

We so appreciated your professionalism, enthusiasm, and the special care you put into your address for our audience. Thank you for everything you do!

Laura Adams,
Event Coordinator
Girl Guides of Ontario Council

It was such a pleasure to listen to you! You were an inspiration to all the women in attendance – I have never been as moved by a speaker as I was by you. Thank you being inspiring, authentic, and sincere in your honesty.

Danielle Thurgood, CTDP
CAA Club Group of Companies

Tina’s presentation “50 Shades of Beige: Communicate With The Cross-Cultural Advantage” was entertaining, educational, eye-opening and highly engaging. She provided our audience with practical information in an unforgettable way. I would highly recommend Tina!

Deneen Everett
Executive Director | Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce

Tina is an amazing speaker with a wonderful sense of humour.  She provided an interactive keynote presentation for our unconventional conference.  Tina is also a delight to work with behind the scenes and willing to make adjustments to suit the intended audience.  We have had the opportunity to work with Tina at past conferences and we were thrilled to bring her back into the fold.

Shannon Levandosky
Coordinator, Event Management

“Our committee booked Tina for our 2019 CPBI Atlantic Regional Conference in PEI. Tina is so personable! Her delivery is fun and upbeat  and yet she is very relatable and very down to earth. Our group liked the cultural diversity & inclusion component of her session. We also appreciated that she spent the time to get to know our group in advance of her keynote.”

Kelly Lightfoot
Regional Administrator
Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI)- Atlantic

“I had that pleasure of attending a conference in Toronto in 2018 in which Tina was the guest key-note. I left the conference thinking, I need to bring her to Fredericton, she is fantastic! I know that anyone who has the opportunity to attend an event that Tina is speaking at will come away with a whole new appreciation of cultural diversity, unconscious bias and the importance of effective cross-cultural communication”

Janet Moser,
Managing Director, Immigration Services,
Ignite Fredericton

The Lafarge Canada Performance Day Seminar in February 2020 had people development at the core of its messaging. A session on EVP (Employee Value Propositioning) saw our guest speaker Tina Varughese address the team on the important  topic of Unconscious Bias and how it can impact the workplace.

Tina brought a fresh, energetic and challenging approach to this topic. Her use of real life examples, life experience and well placed humour was perfectly balanced.  She engaged her audience and delivered a thought provoking message that was well delivered and received.

John McCabe
Vice President, Lafarge Canada