Roger Haskett: Engagement Expert

Roger is an award-winning international keynote speaker who ignites positive transformational change in teams and individuals. He creates engagement through topics ranging from the power of play to stress management, performance excellence, and effective communication.

In short - Roger helps people and organizations create engagement in their work and personal lives.

In the last year, Roger has been honoured with MeetingsNet’s 2017 ChangeMaker Award, MPI’s Supplier of the Year for British Columbia and MPI’s Program of the Year for Southern Florida.  He received top session evaluations from hundreds of happy clients (see below) and has been seen on thousands of stages around the world.
Roger also has an impressive background in acting and education. He holds a BFA in Acting, and a Master of Arts in Education, and has appeared in over 175 films, TV shows, and commercials. You may have seen him in shows like the X-Files, Supernatural, Stargate, iRobot, iZombie, Wayward Pines or You Me Her.

keynotes and services:

  • Pressure Cooker Confidence - Keynote
  • The Power of Play - Keynote
  • The Age of Engage: How to Create Engagement-Keynote
  • Emcee and Learning Coach 
  • Speaker Training Services
  • Teacher Training Services
  • Facilitation (Team Building, Retreats, Workshops)


  • Meetingsnet Changemaker 2017
  • MPI BC Supplier of the Year 2016
  • MPI South Florida Program of the Year "Pressure Cooker Confidence" 2016
  • MPI BC President's Award 2013
  • Canadian Association for Professional Speakers "Rising Star" 2012


  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Diversified Communications 7 Opening Keynotes (2016 - 2017)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Excellence Awards Emcee (2017)
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Train the Trainer (2016)
  • BC Safety Authority Leadership Meeting Keynote (2016)
  • Professional Convention Management Association Canadian Innovation Conference Opening Keynote (2016)
  • Professional Institute for the Public Services of Canada (PIPSC) - Annual Steward Council Meeting Keynote and Learning Coach (2015 - 2017)
  • California Dental Association: Art and Science of Dentistry Keynote (2016)
  • Emcee, Meeting Professionals International (Vancouver) Annual Gala (2012 - 2016)
  • International Live Events Society Live! Conference Engineer (2016)
  • Cargill Annual Awards Gala Emcee (2015)
  • Royal LePage National Conference Keynote and Emcee/Learning Coach (2015)
  • International Live Events Society (2016) Highest Rated Breakout Speaker
  • First West Financial Leadership Summit  Keynote, Breakouts and Emcee/Learning Coach - (2014 - 2016)
  • Anvil Centre Grand Opening Emcee - (2014)
  • Rock and Roar Grey Cup Official Gala Dinner Emcee (2014)
  • American Express President Award Gala Emcee (2014)
  • Walmart Awards Gala Emcee (2012)
  • Various MPI, PCMA, and ILEA (formerly ISES) Chapter events (2012 - Present)

Roger is a true talent and it was awe-inspiring watching him deliver his presentation on “Managing Executive Expectations.” He was literally bursting with energy and had the entire room captivated with his intensity and charisma.
— Milos Pospisil, PMP
Roger Haskett is the most energetic and inspiring MC I have had a chance to work with in my 30 year career in the event AV business. He makes it impossible for your audience not to listen up, and perk up, whenever he takes the stage. No matter what the topics for discussion may be it is obvious that he does his research and puts his heart and soul on the line.
— David A. Evans, Senior Project Manager, CCR Solutions
I want to thank you for facilitating an excellent session with the CEM faculty – I heard such great remarks as they were leaving. One faculty member said she could have sat and listened to you the entire day. Others said it was the best training they had ever been to. They absolutely loved you!
— Jennifer Potter, CEM Program Manager International, IAEE
Your keynote was very inspiring and motivational — students were talking about it and referencing it even at the end of the conference.  We were extremely happy to have you there!
— Estella Zhao, Mini Enterprise UBC
Your BCODN presentation was FANTASTIC and invigorating, I LOVED it and learned a lot!! Now I know what to aim for as a presenter!
— Ute Kranefeld, Fraser Health
Roger combines a mega-genius mind with superb acting skills and delivers a practical, powerful message to his audience. I was glad to get there.
— Terry Brock, Achievement Systems
This session was way better than I expected!!! I was growing weary after 3 long days of sessions and this was a breath of fresh air!! So energetic and refreshing to not be talked at from a podium and present actual ideas and examples. It was so thought provoking that my notes are all original ideas inspired by this season! Bravo!
— Attendee, The Special Event Conference 2017
Thank you!  You were tons of fun and had a huge impact on creating the energized atmosphere at the summit… setting the tone you did enabled people to connect better than they would have otherwise.
— Laura Carter, First West Credit Union
Roger….once again, you knocked my socks off with your energy and humour. Way to go team!
— Mark Kinskofer, Vision Photo
Roger is so full of energy and wisdom. This is one session you won’t want to miss!
— Molly Wendel, Executives Network
The world is lucky that a talented actor named Roger Haskett has stepped off the stage and into the meeting world. His energy and passion light up a room. At a recent national conference I attended, he was by far the best speaker. I was amazed by his fun sense of humor and — most important — how much I learned from him. I implemented his tips immediately and saw noticeable improvement in my business.
— Dave Lieber, Dallas Morning News Columnist
Roger kept our group of Executive Leaders and VP’s captivated and entertained with his unique insight and enthusiasm. A masterful performance, this team of high achievers were completely engaged in Roger’s wonderfully interactive Pressure Cooker Confidence presentation. An excellent addition to any conference or team building event - we’d love to have him back again!
— Joann Pfeifer, General Manager, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with you (Roger) and really get an understanding of all you can do from speaking, to the amazing entertainment, to your role as emcee. I am so looking forward to working with you again at my first opportunity and having you back as a part of the 2015 Leadership Summit. You took the event from good to amazing with your humour, energy and enthusiasm. Thank you a million times over.
— Sherryl Parsons, Rare Affairs (Envision Financial Leadership Summit)
I loved your presentations and energy, and can definitely say that I learned a lot from you! Thank you again for taking time to come to Mobify and teach us about confidence and public speaking.
— Yana Bobrysheva, Mobify
Thank you so much for your wonderful speech given today at the PMI (Project Management Institute) event, every person I met at the event agreed that yours was the best speech of all. I liked many of the concepts you talked about, I even will be using the following statement frequently from now own, and I will quote: “as Roger Haskett says “…the world is always looking for people that make a difference…
— Angel Gonzales, PMP
Your seminar was instrumental in helping me with a book launch party I was throwing 2 weeks after the seminar. I followed many of your suggestions and found to my amazement that I WAS NOT EVEN NERVOUS! I had fun, guests had fun, people bought books…what more could I ask for?

You had an enormous impact on me and my ability to achieve this life long goal…thank you, thank you, thank you!
— AK White, Author of No Reason to Stay
[Roger is] one of the most enlightening, entertaining speakers I’ve ever heard and I would recommend him to any industrial or commercial group that wants to to improve their speaking abilities
— Wayne Kehl, Dynamic Leadership
The session was so successful that Roger went on to present the same program to their senior executives subsequent to this in Salt Lake City!
— Hans Kung, Ovation Canada