Elias Kanaris is an author, professional keynote speaker, executive coach, leadership trainer, and entrepreneur. He has been a regular keynote presenter and he has frequently spoken to audiences in the I.T., telecommunications, insurance, financial services, real estate, and education sectors across thirteen countries on four continents. Since the early 1980s, Elias has been using humour and energy to deliver great learning experiences to his audiences. Elias was the President with the Global Speakers Federation (2018-2019) and the President of the Professional Speakers Association of New Zealand (2015-2017). He is also a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team (where he served on the President’s Advisory Council). Elias was born in North Africa, was educated in the UK, and now lives in Murrays Bay in Auckland with his wife of 22 years and two of his four children. He has authored three books. His latest book, ‘Leading From The Stop: Positive influence and heartfelt resilience in times of adversity’ is about the leadership lessons learned from the people of Newfoundland, Canada in the aftermath of 9/11. Elias Kanaris offers an insider’s view of what happened on 9/11 when the plane he was flying on was diverted, alongside another 37 planes, to Gander International Airport due to the terrorist acts in NYC and DC. What the passengers expected was going to be a short layover, turned into five days as they were hosted by the Salvation Army in Newfoundland, Canada.
To learn more about Elias and possibly purchase his new book “Leading From The Stop” visit http://www.eliaskanaris.com
This episode is a bonus Thursday episode in honour of the 20th anniversary of that fateful day and tribute to how compassion and kindness make a difference.