Gair Maxwell


Despite the formidable challenges Gair has faced during the course of his career, his flair for the unconventional has earned him international recognition as a well-respected thought leader and business world-changer. Gair’s compelling story started when he was unceremoniously fired from a two-decade career as a high-profile broadcaster, with news of his dismissal plastered on the front page of his hometown paper.

Through sheer determination and a little bit of luck along the way, Gair learned how to survive – and eventually thrive – in an entirely new industry before establishing himself as a world-renowned author, speaker and entrepreneur. Over the years, Gair has earned his place among business greats by sharing conference stages with celebrities such as Richard Branson and Gene Simmons.

Gair has also worked with some of the world’s most dynamic companies like the Apple Specialist Marketing Group and was named the 2012 ‘Canadian Speaker of the Year’ by TEC Canada, the country’s largest CEO organization. As a former broadcaster, Gair has racked up more than 30,000 broadcasts, 10,000 interviews and performed over 1,000 games of play-by-play in the American Hockey League. Since 2006, Gair has been applying and spreading his cutting-edge, counter-intuitive theories on Branding With Distinction, astounding some independent business owners by growing their enterprises more than 10-fold over a 5-year period. Some of these theories can be uncovered in his critically acclaimed book, Nuts, Bolts And A Few Loose Screws which first hit book shelves in 2010.

Named part of the adjunct faculty at the world famous Wizard Academy out
 of Austin, Texas, Gair is also affiliated with several strategic marketing firms in different parts of North America, with partners based in Calgary, AB, Austin, TX, San Diego, CA as well as his hometown of Moncton, NB as they work with companies to sharpen their brand message and anchor their story.

Now based in London, ON, Gair writes weekly for The Reinvention Chronicles, keeping a growing list of readers and viewers up to date on the latest insights exploring business, brand and career reinvention. As a frequent-flying resource speaker with Vistage International, TEC Canada and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers he stays plugged in to what’s happening on the front-lines of business and branding in more than a hundred locations each year.

A life-long fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers since the 70’s, Gair still listens to 80’s rock and struggles to keep his golf game in the 90’s. When not on the road, he spends as much time as he can with Dana, JP, Jess and their two adorable cocker spaniels, Theodore and Sophie.

To book Gair Maxwell as the marketing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Gair is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Marketing & Branding
  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Speaker
  • Broadcasting
  • Career Reinvention