Can Change

the World

Courage Keynote Speaker

Experienced Executive

ICF Certified Coach

Allyship Advocate

Founder & CEO

Fiona McKay

Fiona McKay is an international female keynote speaker, an experienced executive, and professional coach who transforms people and companies with the power of courage.

If you need to inspire courage in your organization then you need Fiona.

A courageous culture can be your most powerful competitive edge, and courage expert Fiona McKay, is the ideal guide to show you how.

Build Courageous Leaders

What does that do for you?

  • Fuel innovation- courageous leaders ignite creativity and drive groundbreaking ideas.
  • Become a magnet for top talent.
  • Elevate your brand- stand out in a sea of competitors.
  • Cultivate a devoted following: inspire loyalty and commitment within your team.
  • Boost engagement- create an environment where every team member feels invested.
  • Empower employees to seize opportunities.

Fiona McKay’s Speaker Highlights

PBExpo 2023 was designed to challenge the status quo. Fiona brought her knowledge and expertise to help people reach their A-game. Everyone was engaged and walked away feeling empowered to go forward and take risks and make connections with people they normally wouldn’t. Having Fiona was an absolute pleasure and I think everyone should have her at their show!

Karly Speros


I recently had the opportunity to book Fiona as a speaker and wow! She really connected with our audience and was able to deliver an impactful presentation that helped the audience go through some very transformative content. I’d highly recommend Fiona for any type of speaking engagement. If you are looking for someone who can connect on a very deep level. I’m really looking forward to the next project to work on with Fiona.

Howard Hale


We booked Fiona to speak at our Women, Wine & Wisdom event, hosted for local women business leaders. She spoke about why women are good for business and knocked it out of the park. Her vibrant personality, creative use of humor, and expertise kept our audience engaged, involved, and plenty to talk about in the subsequent networking. I highly recommend working with her!

Melissa Potter


Fiona has helped me tremendously both in business and in personal life. Her one on one coaching helped change my mindset and I have just finished in the top 1% of my company for sales. Her coaching has helped me be a more effective leader, lead a happier life, and achieve higher levels than I thought was even possible. Thanks Fiona for taking the time and the personal touch!

Chris Jones


Fiona inspires confidence and willingness to do more in other people. I’ve witnessed regular people do extraordinary things with a slight, strategic push from Fiona. She uses her voice for others who might not be willing to use theirs. I think this may be Fiona’s strongest point. Tough subjects and conversations – necessary conversations – happen with her as the catalyst.​

Jason Raaum

We brought Fiona out to speak because this show was all about innovation and disruption. Fiona’s keynote was very energetic and the crowd was very much engaged. Her topic reached everyone and was inspirational for men, women, those working the front lines, and executives.

Jeff Jerge

Engaging & Energetic Female Keynote Speaker


Her talks provide actionable insights on how courage creates better leaders, drives companies to market-leading positions, enables new players to enter the market, and attract and retain the best talent.

Her in-person and virtual keynote speaking events create a cultural and environmental context for effective leadership in the face of pandemic change.

Fiona McKay’s Signature Talks

Defining Courageous Leadership

A lack of courage can be costly to an organization, yet it’s not a skill that leaders are paying attention to. Human nature and the desire to be liked is hurting our ability to meet today’s workplace challenges, and courage is the key to overcoming this. Fortunately, courage is not just something we are born with – it can be cultivated.

In this keynote, Fiona shares the concepts of courageous leadership and the cultural changes required to cultivate it. Leave with a commitment to up-level your own courage, an enhanced ability to identify other courageous leaders, and tools to create more courage in your organization.

Courage Is Your  Competitive Advantage

Time and time again courageous companies emerge from the shadows and disrupt established business sectors that are crippled by a narrow focus on how things should be done. But courage isn’t just for startup environments, it’s something we all can embrace.

In this keynote, Fiona challenges the conventional ways we think about courage, and demonstrates how it’s a well kept secret of those companies with a competitive advantage. Through personal and real-world examples, statistics and practical insights, Fiona provides the roadmap for individuals and organizations to embrace and cultivate courage, enabling them to succeed in the rapidly evolving business landscape.

Finding The Courage To Be An Ally

Allyship is an invaluable business asset as it cultivates an inclusive environment, utlimatelydriving innovation and business success. However, there’s not enough of it – because either people don’t know how, or are still to find the courage to get started.

In this keynote, Fiona urges the audience to muster their courage and offers actionable steps for impactful allyship. By focusing on authenticity, listening to hear, empathy, and meaningful connections Fiona empowers the audience to self-reflect in non-judgmental ways, challenge bias through constructive conversations, and commit to an ingoing and intentional allyship journey.

Courageously Recovering From Failure

In a world often defined by success, the journey of recovering from failure requires profound courage. Major mistake are sometimes made, but this does not mean the end for an employee or project. As more businesses embrace the ‘fail forward’ mentality, employees can feel at odds between the company line and their social conditioning. Embracing failure is no easy feat.

This keynote explores resilience, delving into stories of individuals who transformed setbacks into triumphs. It emphasizes cultivating a resilient mindset, learning from failures, and using adversity as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. Fiona encourages the audience to embrace failure with courage, adapt to change, and find strength in vulnerability, ultimately reclaiming success through innovation.

Women Are Good For Business:

The ROI For Gender Parity

Today, women run companies, lead countries, and make significant contributions to our world. Still, many female professionals are the minority at the table. This was especially the case as we emerged from the pandemic. However, we are at a pivotal moment in history and the world can no longer ignore this fact: Women Are Good For Business.

This interactive keynote explores why there has been no better time to be a female leader or business owner, ways in which this paradigm must be optimized by women – and the businesses they work for – and how individuals can find the courage to smash their own glass ceilings.

Think this conversation is just for women? Think again, in mixed audiences, we make a case for how men benefit from the advancement of women and how they can play a part in creating an environment where it’s not men versus women, but everyone rising.