Tyler Hayden

Team Building Expert & Best-Selling Author
Halifax, NS

What Tyler is Passionate About

Livin’ Life Large™ 

Premiere Keynote that delivers a high-energy Motivational and Inspirational Message in these unprecedented times.

Based on Tyler’s bestselling book Livin’ Life Large: Simple Actions that Create Success, this show will not only have your group rolling in the aisles with laughter but will also have them leaving the presentation with simple actions that they can easily make to create better balance and positive energy in these unique times.

Livin’ Life Large combines expert storytelling, current research about human performance, resilience, engaging audience interaction, and Tyler’s clean corporate humour to deliver a winning presentation.


*Premier opening or closing keynote for your next event of 50 to 8,000 people – remote, hybrid, or in a venue.
*Explore post-pandemic ways to increase your efficiency and effectiveness.
*Discover ways to inspire your team that naturally align to their learning intelligences to connect and engage in unprecedented ways.
*Experience amazing storying telling that will have your audience on the edge of their seats in anticipation and learning.
*Jam packed with amazing activity based learning and networking that is fun and not fluffy.
*DON’T TELL YOUR BOSS that you laughed till your belly hurts and learned so much while having fun.


This presentation is about creating long-term work/life satisfaction by living “every single moment of every single day.” In doing so we are able to effectively and efficiently balance the rigours that work and life throw our way. We explore this by learning about how to support each other, set goals/intentions, recognize the opportunities, and so much more.

This presentation has been a hit at conferences and conventions from 50 to 8,000 people. It’s hilarious. It’s high-energy. It’s impactful. It will have your event attendees ready to “Live Life Large.”

The Business That Cared About People 

Inspire your team with a focused and strategic approach that takes Team Building to Team Learning.

Join team building expert Tyler Hayden in this active and in-depth look at how we build greater team engagement using his technique of MIQ.

For more than two decades Tyler has been sharing with managers how to develop greater alignment and engagement within their teams to create greater efficiency and effectiveness.


*Build a more cohesive and engaged teams who will be increasingly aligned.
*Explore how to enable teams to successfully perform in a complex business environment.
*Discover insight and tools that will enable managers and leaders to improve their team’s accountability.
*Walk away with road-ready tools that can be implemented at your next day at work.
*Laugh, Learn, Network and wonder “how can learning be this much fun?”

Tyler’s out-of-the-box experiential and adventure based learning experiences are built so that you can immediately apply them to your team to increase engagement in your projects and activities. The things you will learn in this high-energy event are essential for framing your team’s structure and long-term dialogue.

You will explore 81 different team-building solutions that can be applied immediately. Further Tyler will explore how to apply certain tools both virtually and on-site. This session is based on Tyler’s book The Business that Cared About People – A Leader’s Guide to Team Building and Engagement Using Multiple Intelligences.

The 14 Minute Mentor 

Building a Structured Mentoring Strategy for: Talent Management, Retention & Engagement 

How to retain and engage critical employees in this very competitive job market is the subject of many sleepless nights for business leaders. The Philosopher and Professor: 14-Minute Mentor, a book collaboration between Industrial Psychologist Dr. Bill Howatt and Business Consultant Tyler Hayden, that presents a solution to this very problem.   In this presentation, philosopher Tyler Hayden weaves a wonderful fable about an entrepreneurial business leader who struggles with losing key talent in his expanding business. On a whim he reaches out to a more established business executive to find the secret to his business success over the decades: mentoring.


*Learn the difference and importance of Tacit and Explicit knowledge.
*Explore the benefits of designing a structured mentoring program and how it can level-up your response to the “great resignation.”
*Discover how quality training and development can help to support retention and engagement strategies.
*Quantify the benefits of a 14 Minute mentor strategy to help fund and augment your Human Resources strategy.
*Participate in activity based learning and have some fun – shhhh don’t tell anyone that learning is fun.

From here Tyler guides your group through the educational underpinnings of mentoring and how to bring it alive in your organization.  You will learn about Tacit vs. Explicit Knowledge, Structured Mentoring, and much more.

The Philosopher and Professor: 14-Minute Mentor offers rich, easy to apply content in a unique presentation that reveals the importance and value of mentoring.  Be sure to check out our bulk purchase deals for bulk purchases – a great gift to share with your leaders.

Panel Host or Emcee 

High energy off-the-wall engaging solutions to keep events fun & on track.

Do you have an event or conference coming up and need someone to keep all the moving parts in sync and engaging?Then, check out Tyler Hayden’s Supersized Panel Host and EMCEE offering.  The supersized experience answers a meeting planners’ need to build a  conference experience that will not be soon forgotten and reduce the stress of the MainStage.


*Plug in one of Tyler’s Interactive and Engaging Keynotes and make this a full meal deal!
*Experience Hands On and Collaborative Workshops, Stage Events, Trade Show Enhancements, and more.
*Participate with your hilarious EMCEE as he engages your audience with Costume Character Changes, Confetti, Chair Dancing, Speaker Activities, and more!
*Sit on the edge of your seat and dive deep as Tyler professionally hosts your Keynote Speaker or Panelists.
*Engage and Network with professional “fluff free” Icebreakers that Connect people wherever they are.
*Level-up your event with a Full Conference Team Building activity that will have people talking about your event for years to come.


Tyler carefully and hilariously weaves the business of the day with innovative and exciting audience interaction and engagement. The Supersized Panel Host and EMCEE is a custom conference solution that maximizes Tyler’s impact throughout your conference schedule. You will benefit from over two decades of Tyler’s research and practice in designing and delivering fun and engaging team and conference learning solutions.

Connect your people in real time and take the pressure off with a Supersized Panel Host and EMCEE.


Team-Building Deep Dive

An In Depth Look at Team Building that Solidifies a Managers Tool Kit for Engaging Teams. 

Buckle your seat belts and get ready for a Deep Dive into Team Building. Team Design and Building is the core element that leads to your project/businesses performance success. When you consider some of the top reasons people leave/disengage with organizations being, issues with management, lack of opportunity for challenge and growth in their position, and lack of recognition of a job well done.

You will quickly realize that the through line to keeping people engaged is though solid team design and building. Trouble is no one has ever shown us how – until now.

Catchin’ The Carrot: A Personal Strategic Plan

Using Tyler’s powerful personal strategic planning tool, you can actually Catch the Carrot you have been chasing for a long time.

In this powerful session you will begin to explore how to effectively create a plan for prosperity that has been proven time and again. Tyler has masterfully taken a complex planning process and distilled it into an elemental format that will efficiently and effectively help you in creating a personal mission, vision, values, objectives, environmental scan, SWOT analysis, action and five year plan.

Team Building Games 

In It To Win It

Hilarious – Low Organized Competitions – that teach Team Skills & Much More.

Interpersonal  – Mathematical/Logical – Visual Kinesthetic

You won’t believe your eyes when you see what your co-workers will do to win this custom-themed event!

This healthy competition is a phenomenal way to orient teams to investigate personal and professional skills in: accepting challenges, customer relationship management, worksite safety, competitive strategies, designing competitive strategies, hitting sales targets, and getting dirty to get the job done.

Your team will lose themselves in this event and talk about it for months to come.

Light It UP

Amazing Learning Event – Multiple Live Game Shows with your Custom Content to Teach Your Outcomes.

Intrapersonal – Interpersonal – Visual – Linguistic

Challenging puzzles and fabulous prizes are the power behind this interactive and fun, high-energy live game show.

In this event we will work together to create a themed set of questions and then deliver those with Hollywood ‘glamour.’  Your host Tyler Hayden will keep your group focused on the questions, make sure everyone is involved in the classic TV-styled game shows, and give away prizes throughout the event.

This is a fun way to “test” your team’s knowledge about new products, business plans, or each other.

Perfectly Putt

Indoor Golf Challenge that sees teams build a themed course.  A teaching tool for your custom learning needs.

Mathematical/Logical – Kinesthetic – Visual – Naturalistic

Adding a bit of golf to a retreat or meeting makes employees smile. But in the dead of winter or when you have a jam-packed schedule, it’s not always a reality.

Enter Perfectly Putt a totally portable mini-putt course that not only allows your group to “get a round of golf in,” but also will deliver on some of your meetings educational outcomes. Perfectly Putt can be a team-building event, deliver product knowledge, or build learning on a focus area (i.e. CRM, Strategic Planning, Sales Targets).

Why You Need Tyler

Tyler Hayden CSP, is a keynote speaker like you’ve never experienced before!

Since 1996, Tyler continues to be a sought after internationally respected team building designer, best-selling author, and business speaker. He delivers a powerful punch that inspires teams, innovates management techniques, and invigorates team engagement.

When it comes to empowering audiences and teams to succeed—and to be their best every day—Tyler leads the way with insight and laughter.

His team building workshops and motivational keynote speeches receive rave reviews from managers and business leaders alike. “Energizing,” “hilarious,” “who knew learning could be this much fun.” and “ideas I can easily implement,” are things regularly said by Tyler’s clients about his keynotes and team building events.

He is the author of over twenty-five books and the creative mind behind 100s of powerful and fun team building products including: The Business that Cared About People, The 14-Minute Mentor, Livin’ Life Large, Father’s & Mother’s Message in a. Bottle, TEAM Activities, and More.

Tyler is a thought leader who works internationally with Fortune 500, Inc 5000 and Premier Associations to level-up their learning design.  Tyler’s innovative gamification and in-depth understanding of multiple intelligences yields programs that increase engagement and learning in amazingly simple ways.

Make sure your seat backs are up and your table trays are stowed, because we are about to unleash Canada’s Answer to Alternative Energy …


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Why You Will Love Tyler

Tyler presented exactly what he guaranteed.  The session was informative, motivational and entertaining! Tyler wrapped up our conference with a bang!  Participants left energized and motivated to set their own goals and to go out there and get them!  Well done, thank you Tyler!

Canadian Red Cross

Tyler Hayden has delivered several content rich, exciting and fun team building events for our business. As a project manager I can always count on the quality and effectiveness of investing in Tyler.  He is able to connect with the team, from the Executives to the Field Supervisors in our company. 

Project Manager

Saying Tyler is a motivational speaker is like comparing a VW Beetle to the Space Shuttle. He is much much more… I cannot recommend Tyler enough. He has an unbelievable talent for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds including cross generations. 

General Manager

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Tyler, and his sessions were hilarious and really made a splash at our event.”

Andrew Bucci
Association of Municipal Administrators

“Tyler’s 150% explosive energy is the first thing we enjoyed about him. Then he took the stage with his hilarious stories, heartfelt reminders of what is important in life, and his ability to inspire audience members and we loved him even more. Tyler made room in his schedule to contribute his professional stories to our post-secondary student session and offered an inspiring leadership based workshop. He also took the opportunity to remain at the conference and met staff, volunteers, and conference attendees, spreading his energy and enthusiasm with witty conversations and unique stories. We enjoyed Tyler’s contributions to our conference and would highly recommend him as a keynote speaker!”

Executive Director, Recreation Connections Manitoba

“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.”

AGM, Sales and Service, Scotiabank Atlantic Contact 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.”

Sales & Business Development, Intact Insurance, Atlantic Division

“We worked with Tyler for 4 years as our main stage host. Every year he reinvented himself, bringing amazing audience participation, engaging dialogue with keynoters, and a fun yet professional image to our event. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Tyler as your EMCEE and Keynote solution for your next event.”

Past President, Project Management Institute, Southern Alberta Chapter

“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.

Senior Director, Customer Insights and Loyalty, Lawtons Drugs

“I want to express how thrilled I am with how Tyler’s speech and team building activities went yesterday. The afternoon was a HUGE success. All 90 employees who attended the session enjoyed themselves. Everyone was fully engaged and participated in the team building events. The room was filled with laughter and Tyler’s positive energy was captivating and contagious!  The intent for the meeting was to build relationships, celebrate past success and inspire new success for 2019 and this was achieved! Very successful event, Thanks to Tyler!”

Kimberly Ireland
Strategic Coordinator- Integrated Infrastructure Services, City of Edmonton

“Thank you for an amazing professional development team for NBASBO! The high spirited activities intermixed with leadership nuggets was the perfect mix for our group! And of course your amazing assistant was just the cherry on top! I am happy to hear  [your daughter] Breton had a nice trip with you. As parents, we always like to find those little moments that we can smile about in years to come. I will certainly share the link with our association and also your contact information with colleagues in other areas.  Once again, thank you for your dynamic, enthusiastic, varied, hilarious, thoughtful presentations!”

Candace Scott
Facilities Manager | Anglophone East School District

“Tyler was a huge hit at our event. The crowd loved him, so entertaining and the feedback today has been pouring in and very positive.  His energy is definitely infectious and it did not feel like we were there with him for 2.5 hours, the time flew by, he had the crowd completely engaged the whole time!”

Amanda Smith
Aviation and Marine Customer Service ExxonMobil Business Support Centre Canada

The team loved Tyler’s presentation! They felt that it was the best part of the day! From my perspective, I feel that it was a huge success, one of the better all-staff meetings that I have helped to plan. Thanks for recommending Tyler!

Debi Cambell
Administrative Officer - Human Resources DFO


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