”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.”


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!”

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