Excellence Canada is thrilled to announce
the Keynote Speaker for the 2021 CBEA Virtual Cocktail Party


Claudia Harvey

Global Entrepreneur & Investor |
Speaker & Influencer | Best-Selling
Author | Philanthropist | Proud Mom of 3


Twenty-plus years into her successful corporate career, Claudia Harvey began her first independent venture with Dig It Apparel® Inc. (www.digitapparel.com). Dig It® struck a deal with Kevin O’Leary, famous venture capitalist of CBC Canada’s Dragons’ Den and NBC’s Shark Tank. The resulting deal opened the door to launching and investing in other businesses and making a quantifiable difference in the lives of others. The recent purchase of Suncayr™ in December 2020 added another patented product SpotMyUV® to Dig It’s product line and will be slated to be in over 7000 retail locations worldwide.

Expanding her company portfolio’s, she is a Founding Partner of BG Wealth Group Inc., BG Investment Holdings Inc., and BG Marketing Authority, and 2020’s recent addition of the Village Pizzeria franchise. Claudia and her team help others emulate her success, grow their businesses, and expand their wealth.

In 2019, Claudia was awarded the Top Female Professional Award from New York’s International Association of Top Professionals and The Entrepreneur of the Year Award from UK organization Livewire. She also joined other outstanding influencers – such as Oprah Winfrey and Melinda Gates – as a contributing author of America’s Leading Ladies.

As she balanced raising a family of 3 and creating her own businesses, Claudia became an international keynote speaker and shared events with notables such as Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Bill Walsh, Jim Treliving, Pitbull, and many more.

Aside from her successful career, Claudia believes in the power of paying it forward and helping organizations dedicated to empowering women and youth. She sits on the international Advisory Board of Sonas.org and created the BG Scholarship Fund, which provides under-privileged children with a post-secondary education that will help them realize and achieve their full potential. Never forgetting her Canadian roots, Claudia is also a member of the Foundation Board of Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the five most renown cancer research hospitals in the world.

Website: https://claudiaharvey.com | https://digitapparel.com | https://BGWealthGroup.com

Social media: Facebook: @ClaudiaHarveyInc and LinkedIn: Claudia Harvey.


John Wilson
Founder and CEO of CEO Global Network

John Wilson is the Founder and CEO of CEO Global Network—an exclusive CEO peer group organization that leads opportunities for learning and development through monthly group meetings, customized one-to-one mentoring, a focused curriculum, and engaging events.

Having built and led successful 9-figure businesses in both Canada and the United States, John understands what it takes to lead at the top; which is why he is so invested in giving back. Over the years, John has personally coached hundreds of high-performing CEOs to greater success and is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of CEO Global Network: “To significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs and executives, their families, and their companies.”

John currently sits on the Board of Directors of Excellence Canada and is the author of the acclaimed business book GREAT CEOs and How They Are Made.


Meet Your Hosts


Iva Grbesic
Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger and regular on Cityline’s Makeover Madness

Iva is a firm believer that life’s problems are easier to deal with when you’re wearing great jeans, red lipstick and an amazing pair of shoes. This stylist and mother of four has worn sizes 4 to 14 and believes that celebrating your body at every size is important.

Iva is a style expert bringing you the latest trends in fashion. She offers tips for real women by a real woman and shows you how easy it is to look your best and feel confident. Known for her transformations during Cityline’s Makeover Madness episodes Iva always brings the style and wow factor to every transformation.

She educates her viewers with tips and tricks on how to dress their bodies to their fullest potential and acts as an age and body positivity activist encouraging women to love and embrace every part of themselves.

Adam Stoehr
VP of Education, Excellence Canada and Promoter of Employee Happiness & Sports Enthusiast

Adam Stoehr has overall responsibility for Excellence Canada’s educational services, including the development and deployment of training and certification. He is one of Excellence Canada’s primary facilitators and speakers. He researches and typically speaks about strategy, employee happiness, organizational excellence, customer experience, leadership, process improvement and all forms of quality management.

Adam has delivered talks for more than 25,000 adults and has conducted more than 20 Canada Awards for Excellence award verifications since 2000.

He has a PhD in Business Strategy from the University of the West of England, Bristol Business School. His published thesis explores the relationship between a strategic approach to quality and employee happiness. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and French degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Benjamin De Graaf (DJ Elegance)
Musical Connoisseur/Curator and Experiential Event Strategist

Benjamin De Graaf (DJ Elegance) is a musical connoisseur/curator and experiential event strategist. When he is not instructing/teaching new DJs through his successful DJ Academy or working with youth in schools and community using his arts based educational workshops (Love Music Initiative) he is lighting up stages and event spaces across the GTA.

DJ Elegance’s musical style incorporates a wide variety of styles from past to present mixed or blended to perfection and filled with a twist of musical experimentation. DJ Elegance reads the room to curate the perfect balance of classic, traditional and unique hits to keep guests guessing but also having a good time.

Benjamin’s active roster of clients are Holt Renfrew, Match.com, Footlocker, Footaction, LA Fitness, Delta Hotel, and the Toronto & Durham District School Board


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CEO Global

CEO Global Network is an exclusive CEO peer group and mentoring organization dedicated to the ongoing business and personal success of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and senior executives.

CEO Global Network Members benefit from confidential peer group meetings, targeted one-to-one mentoring, ongoing learning and networking events, and a customized curriculum that optimizes the development of key leadership imperatives while also addressing each Member’s unique goals, opportunities, and challenges.

CEO Global Network is truly committed to the success of their Members. They maintain a careful membership screening process, cultivate outstanding Member commitment, and select only the very best Group Leaders and Mentors. Everything CEO Global Network does as an organization is driven by finding the most effective means of providing Members with the tools, resources, environment, and people they need to succeed.

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