Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk     E: lisalongball@shaw.ca     T: (403) 804-4739

TESTIMONIALS

“Lisa Longball was our keynote speaker at our Retail Banking Leaders forum. She took the time to really understand our business, who we are as a Credit Union and the goals of our program. She spent a lot of time preparing to ensure that the session was not only inspirational but also enjoyable. Lisa has amazing energy, a great sense of humour and has a very relevant and inspirational message to share. Lisa’s program was much more than a ‘motivational’ speech on change. It was an inspirational, energizing, and thought-provoking session that provided us with unique insights to prepare our leaders for change, stay motivated and focus on our ‘long’ game. If you are looking for a speaker to ignite your team, I highly recommend Lisa!”
Shelley VandenbergPresident at First Calgary Financial
“Lisa Longball is an entertaining, energetic speaker who has found the secret recipe for integrating her athletic gifts and accomplishments into real life situations. She is funny, inspiring, down to earth and has exceptional delivery skills. She does her homework and tailors her messaging to her audience which really shows how much she cares about her presentations. She is a joy to work with and when she comes to a conference to present, she is not an in and out presenter. She wants to be an integral part of the conference experience and totally integrates herself into all of the activities. She will be the talk of the conference! I highly recommend Lisa as a keynote presenter if you are looking for motivational messages, have a golf component within your program because she gives a tremendous golf exhibition as well, or if you are seeking to share and showcase an individual who has set goals, is driven and has concrete achievements to showcase due to determination and hard work.
Pam SwensenChief Executive Officer, EWGA
WOW!!! What a great Opening Key Note speaker. The audience was not disappointed as we all watched Lisa’s “High Energy” presentation that kept everyone engaged, laughing and wanting more. What makes Lisa “unique” from other Key Note speakers is her attention to detail. She did research on our organization and got to know a couple of our advisers and she incorporated this information in her presentation. She made it a point to interact with our advisers at every opportunity throughout the conference. Our advisers are still talking about how great she was.

Lisa’s passion and energy for what she does is incredible and it shows not only her presentation but it is who she is as a person. I have recommended Lisa to other organizations and if you are considering hiring her and you need a reference, please contact me.

Michael WilliamsPresident, BridgeForce Financial Group
Lisa is simply a ball of energy! Her enthusiasm, spirit and stories brought the crowd to their feet for the first standing ovation  in 18 years at this insurance conference.  Lisa does her homework. She is always well prepared, well researched and goes the extra mile, which allows her to connect and target her message in a meaningful and effective manner.  With Lisa, you not only get an AMAZING speaker, but you also get a person that will interact with the group and become another advocate for you and your message.  We can’t wait to work with her again!
Mark Mickovskiivari
On behalf of the Project Management Institute Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI-SAC) and the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee, I would like to formally thank you Lisa.  Your keynote fit perfectly with our conference theme Peak Performance: Striving for Excellence.  Conquering Barriers. Achieving Success.  We thoroughly enjoyed the energy you brought to not only your keynote but to all of the interactions with your conference sponsor, delegates, and other speakers.  You were truly a highlight for the conference and we were extremely appreciative of everything you did to customize you presentation for our audience and the extra time you spent at the event.  Thank you for helping make our event such a success.
Candice DavisCommittee Chair for the Professional Development Conference PMI-SAC
Lisa is absolutely amazing, she was the perfect fit for our event. It was very evident that she took the time and put in the effort to get to know about our company, and to understand the history and purpose of our event. She took the opportunity to interact with as many of our guests as she possibly could, and it seemed that she already knew every single person in the room. Her presentation skills are second to none, she is a very humorous and interactive speaker. Her enthusiasm and her energy are contagious, she captivated the attention of each and every one of our guests and they had only wonderful things to say about her performance. On the golf course, she was very engaged with making sure that each of our guests had as much fun as they possibly could; they all walked away with an experience that they will never forget. We are extremely proud to have had Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk as our special guest for the 25th Anniversary of our event.
Dallas DucheminskyRichardson Oilseed Limited
Advocis Calgary was fortunate to have Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk as our keynote speaker at the Annual Christmas Luncheon. “Drive Determines Distance” was an entertaining and highly informative lecture for everyone in attendance. Lisa is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker who takes the time to get to know her audience and personalizes her message for maximum impact. She showed a genuine interest in Advocis, our members and the financial planning industry. It is easy to see how her work principles can be applied in any business and be rewarded with positive results. She addresses not only her successes but also failures in a very entertaining and inspiring way. It’s a pleasure to listen to someone who is so passionate about what they do. After the formal presentation she stayed to talk to audience members, pose for pictures and spend time with our guests.
Debbie RussellAdvocis Calgary Chapter
The audience was spell bound with her enthusiasm, humor, inspiration and phenomenal delivery skills. She is a joy to work with and when she comes to an event to present she is not an in and out presenter. She wants to be an integral part of the event experience…she will be the talk of the event!” “We recommend Lisa as a keynote presenter if you are looking for motivational messages, have a golf component within your program, because she gives a tremendous golf exhibition as well, or if you are seeking to share and showcase an individual who has set goals, is driven and has concrete achievements to showcase due to determination and hard work.
Jim CorrellExecutive Tournament Director at the Greater Hickory KIA Classic
“Lisa Longball is one of the hardest working speakers I have ever seen.” This is a quote from one of our senior VPs after Lisa spoke at our InterAG 25th Anniversary Celebration. I have to wholeheartedly agree with this statement. I would have to agree that I have never seen a speaker so engaged in the day as Lisa was. When I decided to have Lisa speak at our event several months ago, I had many conversations with her over the phone – many of them instigated by Lisa herself – asking about our business and our guests with genuine interest. Lisa also attended our business meeting to get a better feel for what we do. Lisa then took some key points from our presentations and used them in hers. Not only was her presentation highly engaging and entertaining, but she took the time to answer questions, pose for photos and just spend time with all of our guests after the presentation. I would highly recommend Lisa Longball for any event – you won’t be disappointed. In fact you will want to book her for all of your events once you have worked with her once.”
Rachel MillardBayer Crop Science
“Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk is an extremely exciting speaker – who I can guarantee would inspire and delight your leaders from CEO’s to Front Line. Her stories of wins and losses make anyone want to persevere. Her passion literally ignites everyone’s in the room. She is guaranteed to make both men and women laugh and most importantly she is truly authentic, caring and powerful in the way she shows up.”
Barbara L. ThrasherPresident of Work-Life Resources Inc.
“Aspen has had many speakers for our team retreat day but you are as good or better than any we have had! Your enthusiasm is infectious and uplifting and your passion is second to none. You were a huge hit, scored as high as possible on our employee review of the retreat, and you were adored by all! You are a fantastic person, entertainer and speaker.”
Scott HutchesonChairman & CEO of Aspen Property Management LTD.
“Lisa brings a room alive with her passion, spirit and strength. Her stories inspire others to step up, to take a risk and to live their dreams. Audiences love her laughter, her openness and her authenticity. She is a strong, passionate and magnetic woman. If you want to add spark to your event or program – ask Lisa to join you.”
Karen RadfordExecutive Vice President and President, TELUS Quebec and TELUS Partner Solutions
Lisa’s entertaining delivery style, clarity of thought and passion for setting and attaining career and life goals left everyone inspired and motivated. Thank you Lisa for the opportunity to support your quest to be the best and learn from your experiences on and off the golf course.”
Bryce PattonDirector of Communications and Emergency Planning, The Calgary Airport Authority
“The audience was captivated by Lisa’s engaging personality, inspiring character and outstandingly humorous storytelling. Lisa has the unique gift of enabling every one in the audience to feel instantly at home with her, while inspiring each person to see him /herself in her story. As Lisa winds her anecdotal series of pictures and stories, the audience becomes spellbound in the exhilarating thrill of competition and the humility of victory. I would recommend Lisa to any gathering which is hoping to be inspired by real life events as told by a true champion. This is true for men and women, old and young, professional or personal. Lisa is truly a gift for any audience.”
Lesley Southwick-TraskPresident and CEO, STP Holdings, Awarded one of “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” Trailblazer & Entrepreneu
“If you are looking for an energetic and engaging speaker with a message relevant to both business and life, Lisa Vlooswyk is your gal! As she shares her journey to the top of the world of golf, she points out the value of goal setting and perseverance. Her stories are poignant and compelling, and her energetic style connected with our entire audience. She tailored her talk to our audience exactly. Our guests are already asking when she is coming back to speak again!”
Catherine ScheersManaging Director, eWomenNetwork Calgary West Chapter
“The members of our university woman’s club are still talking about Lisa’s presentation. We loved Lisa’s energy and contagious enthusiasm for life. We laughed and empathized as we related our own experiences to Lisa’s journey down the bumpy road to success. I highly recommend Lisa to any group who wants to be entertained while being motivated to push beyond failure to experience the rewards of success.Lisa will be a guaranteed hit with any audience.”
Vera GoodmanPresident at Reading Wings Inc
“We were all so very impressed with the energy you brought to our day, right from your very informative and impressive tips and demonstration in the morning, to your most entertaining talk at the dinner. Your energy, great sense of humour, and a real ability to make all people feel welcome, valued, and like they had been your friends for years. You truly have a gift for interacting with all walks of people! You are a gifted speaker, Lisa, and for all the events I have attended, I have never seen an audience so attentive and enthralled. Thanks again for all your energy, humour, passion.”
Dr. C. A. RobertsClub Captain, Wintergreen Golf and Country Club
“We wanted to start our New Year with a bang and we did just that with Lisa “Longball”. We found Lisa to be passionate, inspirational and entertaining! Our attendees couldn’t say enough about how amazing she was! Lisa’s message of staying focused, perseverance, goal setting fit right into our Mortgage business world and our personal lives. Denis and I would highly recommend Lisa as a keynote speaker.”
Scott MusselmanVice President, Operations at Invis Mortgage Intelligence
“Lisa acted as our emcee during the 2017 Arch Awards for the University of Calgary Alumni Association. Lisa is a powerhouse, not only in golf but as a public speaker! Award presentations like this one have many moving elements and Lisa was able to manage them all with great poise (including last minute changes to her notes). Her stage presence is dynamic and full of energy. She was amazing to work with and I would absolutely hire her again for another speaking engagement.”
Elisha ChinUniversity of Calgary
Lisa was a dynamic and inspiring addition to our annual employee meetings.  She went above and beyond to understand our business and the audience in order to make her messages relevant to everyone in the room.  Lisa’s energy and enthusiasm made this year’s employee meetings the best ever.  People are still talking about her Drive Determines Distance message and how it inspired them to go after their goals.
Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best” – Epictetus

“It’s a pleasure to meet folks who make that truth complete. What a joy it’s been to have you join us in Mexico.  Inspiring , humorous , and energy at 11!  Thanks so much from all of us at Invis Mortgage Intelligence !  Carry our sincerest gratitude, and we will forever carry our one of a kind story!”

Dennis PetersenPresident, Dominion Lending Centers Westcor & Patricia Kirkham, Vice President

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