Tyler Hayden

Tyler Hayden
Tyler Hayden, Team Building

Motivation, Team Building

Travels From: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Fee Range: $5000 +


Tyler Hayden is an international leadership and team consultant, elected government official, and founder of the Message In a Bottle book series. He has over two decades of experience as a speaker and organizational consultant and is the author of more than a dozen books and measures on personal development, leadership, and team building. These are just some of the reasons why Tyler is regularly chosen for leadership and team events internationally.

As one meeting planner said, “Tyler had us at Hello. He is pure energy and you can’t help but hang on every word…. [We] only wish we’d had more time with him.”

You will quickly see why Tyler consistently scores as the top keynote speaker at conferences and meetings from Health Care and Government to Oil and Gas and Banking — Tyler knows how to deliver just-in-time and on-target learning in an engaging and inspiring way. His trademark “Livin’ Life Large” leaves audiences with actionable items, custom learning, and a sore belly from laughing so hard.

Tyler’s team-building repertoire includes high adventure activities, virtual team tool kit, on-site adventures, unique professional measures, and more. You’ll have to check out his list of team design tools from secret agent movie trailers and off-the-wall Olympic games to cardboard arcades and retro game shows. His team events blend knowledge development and team skills with hilarious fun and out-of-the-box innovation.

You may meet Tyler as your keynote speaker solution, then, like many, you will engage him in helping to build customized solutions in the areas of leadership development, virtual and on-site team building, personal development, structured mentoring, and staff retention and engagement.

As one YPO member said, “You were not only able to achieve [our objectives] with exacting detail, but you exceeded every member’s expectations.”

Some of the success stories he has helped author with clients include: structured mentoring in health care, customer relationship management in IT/IMS, team building for key account sales, applied research studies, and team building in virtual and 24/7 work environments. Tyler’s thought leadership will help guide innovation, leadership, and team skills within your business for years to come.

Finally, a description of Tyler would not be complete without acknowledging his greatest source of affluence: his family. Tyler is a loving husband to Laurie, a school educator and “crazy” dad to Tait and Breton, his two beautiful princesses. They are dedicated travellers and adventurers, active community leaders, and animal care enthusiasts. They cherish being part of a loving family and making a difference from their seaside farm in the beautiful Town of Lunenburg.


Keynote Presentations

Living Life Large
Simple Actions That Create Success

Team Building With Intelligence

Catching the Carrot
Mr. Potato Head

Play 4 All
Friday State of Mind

Sustainable Team
12 Sustainable Keys to Team

Team Building

Live solutions by the Team Mover™
Looking to really move your team? Invite the Team Mover™ himself to your next event or meeting. Tyler comes fully packed with function and fun team building games. Choose from a packing list of great events that will have your team up and moving.

Effective and Team Building Design Workshops
Looking for an impactful executive workshop or team-building workshop for a smaller group? That group could be managers, leaders, or a specific department Tyler builds a group’s knowledge base in leadership and management understanding using experiential learning, interactive workshops, journaling, long-term coaching and other tools to deliver sustainable impact and excitement. Tyler’s energetic and insightful team building events are often delivered as executive or management retreats or meeting style. These intensive executive style and train-the-trainer workshops are usually a full day program.


Here’s what some of Tyler’s clients say:

“Feedback from the participants was glowing for both presentations. Light it Up was an exciting ice breaker for the crowd and really made sure participants met everyone at their table. Interestingly, I personally had even more feedback on Livin Life Large, where people seemed to really connect with the messages of “one little thing today”, “be a little outside of you comfort zone”, and “enthusiasm is caught, not taught”.  A great kick off to our conference, Tyler you really took the materials we provided, you seemed like one of us, and made both sessions OUR sessions.
Patrick Vandermeulen, Senior Director, Customer Insights and Loyalty, Lawtons Drugs

“This our second year working with Tyler and once again it has been great. The energy he brings to the conference is infectious and his messages delivered in a style that is entertaining and thought provoking at the same time. The vendors at our conference rave about how great the “Light it Up” event works to show case their product or company in such a fun and entertaining way. It was a pleasure to have him.
Carol Hemphill, Cerner Canadian Regional User Group

“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.”
Kevin MacAulay, Sales Manager, Air Liquide Canada – Atlantic

“Tyler’s performance electrified our drivers. From start to finish he had the audience on the edge of their seats at full attention. Our drivers are still buzzing about how much fun they had and that his speech made the training day the best they have ever had.
Gilbert Jackson, Transportation Advisor, South Shore Regional School Board

“You were not only able to achieve them [our objectives] with exacting detail, but you exceeded every members’ expectations. Tyler, your professional skills far surpass your age.”
Robert Zed, President and CEO, The Zed Group

“Tyler’s participation in our event promoted team work and networking with a creative burst of energy. Our members were encouraged and entertained and the event was very memorable. We might not all be ready to jump out of an airplane, but we all jumped back into our workplaces with a fresh perspective.”
Andrew Burt, CMA, Financial Management Institute

“Tyler Hayden was emcee for the Atlantic Internet Marketing conference this year in Halifax. Tyler had the audience cracking up from his first time on stage, through every stop. He was 200% the professional – doing whatever was asked, whether planned or unplanned – filling in the holes when needed, herding cattle when we had to get people going, and generally being a larger than life (of the party) host. In one line – Tyler Hayden was the best emcee we could have asked for, alternately inspiring and full-on hilarious, he makes people laugh, makes them comfortable, and gets them engaged. No question – the biggest single decision we made that impacted the event’s success was hiring Tyler Hayden to emcee the show. He became the glue that held the event together, and lifted it up to a new level. I don’t think we could find better.”
Rob Swick, Producer The Atlantic Internet Marketing Conference

“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.”
Wanda Beatty, Property Claims Adjuster, Cooperators

“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, yet our managers took some key messages that were consistent with how we want to build our team and achieve success as we move into a new fiscal year.”
Paul Farquharson, AGM, Sales and Service, Scotiabank Atlantic 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.”
Les Mackay, Regional Manager, Weyerhaeuser

“Last year we had Tyler Hayden and people are STILL talking about how great it was. Besides his great humour and fantastic message, the great thing about Tyler was that he did his talk, and then lead the rest of the afternoon team building activities.”
Chantal Pelham , Nova Scotia Economic Development

“Thanks to you we can say that our objectives were met. It is safe to say that you were a definite hit! You are a man of great talent and great wisdom, who also has a big heart! What a combination to have in no small package! It was again a real pleasure meeting you and we would welcome any chances of working with you again.”
Richard Gauthie, National Capital Commission, Ottawa Canada

“Tyler, thanks again for working with us at the team-building retreat last week. The team can’t stop talking about it, and with so many of our staff being new to the company, this was an excellent way for us all to get connected, while squeezing in some excellent leadership and communications skills development. It is clear that you listened to me when we were planning this, as you gave us exactly what we needed, without anything to worry about. Thanks so much.”
Mark Fraser, General Manager, Content Services T4G Limited

“I just want to thank you for recommending Tyler….he was fantastic. Our group of advisors loved him!! He had us in stitches… and at the same time he made some very good points… a perfect ending to our jam packed day…I would definately recommend Tyler to anyone.”
Chantal Gale, Assistant to Richard Alderman, Assante Wealth Management

“My past work with Tyler Hayden for our CBDC network has been outstanding, inspirational and educational with extreme motivation for all ages igniting not only innovative thoughts and actions completely out of the box, but a solid plan for success for entrepreneurs and youth chasing their dreams in rural Atlantic Canada. If you are planning success, then have Tyler Hayden on your team.”
Randy Smith , Executive Director, CBDC Cumberland

“You captivated, enthused and inspired the group within minutes of beginning your presentation and continued the energy throughout. It was a memorable experience for all. Thank you for joining us and bringing a high energy close to our conference!”
Lana Williams, Human Resources, Cooperators

“Thank you for sharing your energy, enthusiasm and learning with Dooly’s Inc. during our AGM. Your presentation was certainly motivational AND inspirational, but more than that, it was just plain fun! I think you were a perfect ending to a jam-packed two days, … a shot of that obscure Italian liqueur at the end of a fabulous meal.”
Lisa Stutt, Goddess of Marketing, Dooly’s Inc.

“Tyler’s energy and optimism are contagious an no one is immune to his humour. Tyler has worked for us with several groups in our area. His empathy and ability to touch each individual is like magic, making the group a team. Everyone should have a chance to experience him!”
Bonnie MacDermott, Manager, Future Worx Job Search Centre

“The event was a great success, and your presentation is still the topic of much discussion! At future events, you might consider issuing a “choking hazard” in advance, since one of our guests laughed so hard she did just that. She has since recovered and is singing your praises – though in a rather hoarse voice.”
Tracy Durkee, Maritime Regional Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada

“Our group [YPO – Young Presidents’ Organization] comprised of extremely busy CEOs from around Atlantic Canada, had high expectations – given their time is not a commodity often wasted. The result, from start to finish, exceeded expectations…. Good luck Tyler. I hope you never stop “Livin’ Life Large”!”
Angus Beattie, President and CEO, Global Design & Construction Limited

“If you are looking for an alternative energy source Tyler is your man. Tyler brought his focused, energized, fun talents to my team of serious-minded bureaucrats and turned their world inside out. He provided them the opportunity to recognize the important things in their personal and work lives while having a heck of a lot of fun and laughter doing so. I had high grades given by my team and pass them along to Tyler.”
Kevin Marlin, Manager, Service Canada – Benefit Pay Processing Centre

“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 go…you were more than we ever expected.”
Michelle Baker, Sales & Business Development, Intact Insurance, Atlantic Division

“Tyler can definitely keep a crowd awake and interested with his amazing life adventures and his ability to put a spin on them which we can all relate to is quite unique. He connects with the audience using good humor and delivers positive energy in the room throughout his performance. I would recommend Tyler to speak at any function.”
Jean-Marc Picard, Executive Director, Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association