Resilience Rebel

Energizing people to create a joyful,groovy, sensational workplace!
Deri Latimer, BMgt (HR), CSP
International Speaker, Author, Consultant

Wake-up Your Brain!

Everyone struggles. That is life. Some people struggle more often and for longer periods of time than others. The difference lies in the habits of resilience!

I know what struggle is. I’ve experienced it first-hand. I have learned that a rebellious approach keeps the brain engaged and excited to try something new. It is the struggle that provides the opportunity for increased joy and meaningful connection. The pathway is bumpy, and those bumps are disguised gifts.

Interested in moving out of the rut, and into a new groove? Let’s talk!

Get energized, engaged, and continually try something new to increase your resilience!

Speaking Topics

Catch Deri, the Resilience Rebel, using research from neuroscience and human productivity, to create more resilient and happy humans at work!


For Meeting Planners

Get ready for a fun, unique, and energizing keynote to learn to embrace a new perspective on how to live and work with resilience.



Dive into authentic and vulnerable human stories, complemented by proven strategies based in research and grounded in practicality.


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make it fun for your audience

Make it Fun for Your Audience

When the audience is having fun, their brain is filled with the kind of chemicals needed to be fully engulfed in the experience. Allowing them to increase retention and take positive action!

Energize Yourself and Your Team

I share content that can be viewed as complex and present it in a light, humorous, and dynamic way. You’ll be jazzed to apply what you have learned to your work and your life!

Experience a Groovier and more Motivating Keynote

Get ready to experience something different – a message that is grounded in research and practicality, and presented in a most unique and memorable way!

Learn Resilience Strategies that Stick 

The reason why people function on autopilot is often because new habits seem too complicated. You’ll be ready to apply easy, doable, and proven strategies that will transform your life!

Start Your Event by Connecting to Yourself and to Others

From the instant the keynote starts, I’ll be using interactive exercises that will allow everyone in the room to meaningfully connect to the best parts of themselves and others!

Create a Healthier, Happier, More Humane Workplace Culture

At the end of the day, we all just want to be more joyful, to live a more fulfilled life, and to be able to work in an organization that adds to both. Here’s to being more hYOUman!

Recent Blog Posts

Radiate Sunshine: Unleashing the Superpower of Positivity

Welcome to the bright side of life! It’s always there, even when the sky is grey. Positivity can transform your day, week, month, year and life. We’re not talking about toxic positivity (because that is annoying), but about the power of choosing a sunny perspective and disposition. 1. Positivity: A Real-life Superpower Move over, capes…

New Year, New You: Choose Your Change!

This image from @earthlyeducation says it all. You’re supposed to change. In fact, you don’t really have a choice in the matter. You ARE changing; every minute of every day. The choice you have is in HOW you change. Are you merely ‘getting older’, or are you embracing the wisdom of having lived? Are you…

PINK’s Performance: A Lesson in Excellence!

Pink = Excellence!I had the honour of experiencing Pink’s concert in San Antonio, Tx on Monday. What a pro! Her performance was top-notch, and included moments in which I gasped as she flew around the Alamodome to wave farewell to us all. Pink is known to be an extremely hard-working, accessible, and authentic performer (and…

What Clients Say...

“Deri, you are the best! Not a dull moment and the time went too fast!”
Linda Borbridge, Manager, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
“I’m often asked to recommend a professional speaker who will captivate and motivate, and without hesitation Deri Latimer comes to mind. Deri has a reputation for a no-nonsense, energetic, synergistic approach. Her cutting-edge sessions are the perfect combination of science and inspiration and will have you moving into a new groove.”
Dr. Lewena Bayer, CEO, Civility Experts Inc.
“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
“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
“I had the privilege of hearing Deri keynote at our conference. She captivates, motivates, and positively engages an audience with her unique combination of wisdom about neuroscience and positive behaviors that can be life changing when put into action. I would recommend her without any reservation for those seeking a speaker who can move an audience – from associates on a manufacturing floor to members of an executive leadership team – into action. Her takeaways are designed for positive impact. Prepare to laugh, to be curious, to be hungry for more time to listen to Deri.”
Vickie Maris, Host, Agile Digital Business
“Deri, your seminar truly resonated with our team. You took the time to learn about our roles, our challenges and opportunities and created an inspiring and motivating seminar just for us and made an impact with every person there. Having your book to use as a tool in our day-to-day has also been very valuable and has enhanced the results we got out of the time with you. We all hope that we will see you again at the next conference!”
Chantelle Arsenault, GBA, Great West Life Assurance Company of Canada
“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
“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
“I forgot to take notes because I was taking it all in and feeling change take hold…”
Derek Rumboldt-Delouche, Director, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
“That was fantastic! That was the most energized I have ever felt leaving a conference!!”
Barb Spurway, Principal Consultant, Protegra
“I cannot exaggerate how positively our Forum delegates reacted to your presentation. You set the perfect tone for the entire conference and left a lasting impression on our delegates and CPA staff alike.”
Sarah Marshall, President, Canadian Physiotherapy Association
“You changed people.”
Michelle Kletke, Human Resources Manager, TNG, Jim Pattison Group