Henry Burris, aka “Smiling Hank,” connects with audiences. His depth of life experience includes roles as an entrepreneur, CFL star, a CFL sportscaster, ranch kid and, importantly, as a committed father, husband and family man.
As a speaker, he weaves personal stories of overcoming obstacles into audience-applicable lessons. The lessons he shares are built on the foundation of a lifetime spent in learning and operating in the arts of strategy and discipline in sport and as a dutiful team member.
Henry Burris is personable and kind in his approach. His narratives inspire, and create a space with an audience where a shift in thinking can germinate. For each specific business environment, Burris has the applicable real-life, working examples to customize presentations and help promote culture shifts.
Keynote – S.M.I.L.E.
Henry provides a forward path with his S.M.I.L.E. steps that any individual or organization can use. Burris’s S.M.I.L.E. Success Program builds on a physical action; supported with an mnemonic acronym and a push for greater personal accountability. This program serves to change the way an individual or team can reset goal focus, better attitudes and create success.
Burris explains his belief that the true place to find happiness is within. From the moment we are born we are filled with the desire to achieve. We continue to work through setbacks, and in the end our S.M.I.L.E. prevails.
Henry was an amazing speaker at SLS last week – and in fact an amazing delegate. He joined us at the welcome reception on Thursday evening and we heard over and over what a genuinely nice person he was to visit with. His presentation created a spark of energy that carried throughout the day.
Henry is a true professional. He was charming, well-prepared, and provided great leadership insight into the game of football and his time with the Ottawa Redblacks. Engaging, approachable, and a lot of fun. Henry was a hit!
Henry Burris was excellent. Everybody at sports night really enjoyed his outgoing personality and humor. We had a great evening and would recommend Henry for any ones event.
We have received excellent service from Events Edge in every aspect.