Deri Latimer


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker

An expert in positive possibilities for people, Deri Latimer is an Organizational Consultant, TEDx speaker, and author. She inspires leaders to create happy and healthy places for people to work and live. Turning personal tragedy into purposeful action, she transforms research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and human performance to deliver a message that is loaded with simplicity and practical application.



Business Leadership Collaboration and Team Trust Emotional Intelligence and Empathy Gratitude Human Potential Leadership Keynotes Mental Health in Business Mindfulness Mindset Neuroplasticity Healing Neuroscience and Business Organizational Development Organizational Psychology Positive Psychology Psychological Safety Psychology of Happiness Trauma Healing Trauma-Informed Leadership Women in Leadership Workplace Wellness

Popular Talks

Your Brain ‘At Work’

Feeling tired? Unmotivated? Burned out? Stressed? You can learn to ‘hack your brain’ and use it to help you achieve more energy, interest, peace, and productivity! In this stimulating keynote, we will peel back the complex layers of neuroscience, exposing simple and effective methods to access more neural resources. As a result, you will experience proven strategies that will maximize your brain’s performance.

The Neuroscience of Leadership

Your brain, like the brains of everyone else around you, is “at work” every moment of every day. It impacts your ability to focus your attention, to manage your emotions, and to create the kinds of relationships that maximize your results. It is the very source of your leadership strength, just as it is of life itself. This energizing keynote will inspire you to discover how your brain works, and what you can do to create more opportunities for insight, handle pressure effectively, and facilitate positive change in yourself and others.

The Resilient Mindset

Life is filled with challenges. It always has been and always will be. Life is also filled with opportunities and moments of joy. This thought-provoking keynote will invite you to develop a resilient mindset; one that is prepared and capable of approaching and resolving tough times, while also seeking and celebrating positive moments.

Consulting & Coaching


I provide consulting services to senior leaders around how their HR practices can more positively impact the human beings impacted by them.


I coach senior leaders about creating and maintaining a positive workplace culture.

“I am usually the type to sit in the crowd, quietly take it all in, and take notes, notes that end up in a binder, often never to be seen once I return to work. Deri was engaging, fun and as real as they get. I was so moved by her session that I shocked myself by approaching her after the session to chat. During the session I didn’t need to take notes because her concepts hit home and stuck with me. I have already taken her advice and acted on her tips and tools to be more positive. Her positivity is contagious and her message is one that everyone should take time to listen to.”
– Amy Normal, VP, Corporate Services, Said Business School, University of Oxford

“Deri is the personification of quality, style, and enthusiasm in her message. She delivered a message with our group that heightened their awareness and ability to share success. My hope is that you too will seek her out as a keynote, connector, and catalyst for change.”
– Joseph Bork, Program Director, St. Mary’s University

“A wonderfully authentic speaker with an infectious positive energy, Deri takes the crowd back to the roots of inspiration by sparking something within the humanity of the people in the room. Her fantastic sense of humor and knowledgeable way of integrating experiential learning opportunities into an inspirational message makes her a speaker not to miss!”
– Ashley Collette, Social Work Officer, Canadian Armed Forces

“It was an absolute pleasure to have Deri speak at our AGM. Deri brought an amazing level of passion and energy as she engaged our members with her talk on growth mindset. If you are looking for a speaker to connect with your audience I would highly recommend that you reach out to Deri. Thank you Deri – we were lucky to have you!”
– Rob Chester, Director Information Security, Wawanesa Insurance

“You changed People.”
– Michelle Kletke, Human Resources Manager, TNG, Jim Pattison Group[

"A wonderfully authentic speaker with an infectious positive energy."

Deri Latimer is an expert in positive possibilities for people. A TEDx Speaker, author, and Organizational Consultant, Deri combines a business degree with over 20 years of experience engaging audiences across every sector.

Turning personal tragedy into purposeful action, she transforms research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and human performance to deliver a message that is loaded with simplicity and practical application. One of fewer than 15% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), Deri inspires us all to create happy, healthy, humane places for people to work and live.

A lifelong knowledge seeker, Deri adds extra value to client experiences with certification in emotional intelligence, psychometric assessment, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP).

Deri’s client resources, including three books “Wake Up To Your Habits,” “What’s Your Story? You Decide,” and “Not Crazy, Just Human,” provide rich resources, strategies and tools to shift your emotions, adjust your thinking, and positively impact your results.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.