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Tina Varughese
Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©
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Location: Calgary
Reputation: Provincial

Tina Varughese is most often described as a 'humorous, dynamic, energetic and engaging' speaker. She offers workshops and keynotes on a number of topics including Work-Life Balance, Cross-Cultural Communication and Effective Leadership. Her advice is insightful yet amusing and her delivery is highly entertaining. She has presented to most type of organizations and she has focused mainly on oil and gas companies, professional services, financial services, real estate, healthcare and tourism. Additionally, Tina also has expertise in relocation and settlement services specifically for expatriates working in Calgary's oil and gas industry.

Tina Varughese worked with Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry. She primarily worked with and counselled business class and skilled immigrants from all over the world - many of whom she met on international recruitment missions which she spearheaded. Most recently she worked with Alberta Innovation and Science where she was the Ministry Specialist for Alberta's Provincial Nominee Program.

In 2008, Tina was chosen to be part of Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty- representing diversity in beauty. She is a contributing writer to the Human Resource Institute of Alberta's Network magazine, Calgary Real Estate News, Home to Home magazine and nationally syndicated Mompreneur Magazine. She has spoken at their national conference level numerous times. Tina is a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. She resides in Calgary with her husband and two children.


"You are incredibly motivating, energetic and one of the best speakers I saw that night. We have a personal development program in place for our executives and a chance to listen to amazing keynote speakers is part of this program."
Izza Khan, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Economy and Environment

"Our members rave about your sessions. We were thrilled to have you again as part of our conference program. We cannot thank-you enough for your contributions toward the success of our event"

Myrna Buttner-Stahl, CMA Canada (SK)
"I really like how you've incorporated a number of activities to make your online program interactive. This doesn't surprise me though because in your professional development sessions you encourage everyone in the room to participate. We're very lucky at CMA Alberta to work with such an enthusiastic and innovative facilitator like you."
Liza Worthington, VP, Program Development
"I loved Tina's session because she gave concrete examples of how easy it is to forget ourselves in the quest to raise children."
Kelly Demo, Director Wealth Services, BMO Harris Private Banking
"Tina Varughese is a master at helping business people feel at ease and engaging in conversations about the cultural differences that we never talk about. In fact, she makes it fun. She'll help improve sales, marketing, customer service, corporate social media and employee retention."
Robyn Braley, President, Unimark Creative
"Tina was entertaining, confident and demonstrated experience and knowledge in the area. My favorite part is when she incorporated specific examples of cultural differences."
Michael A. E. Greene, Sherritt Greene Barristers and Solicitors
"Tina gave me a most needed belly laugh. Love her!"
Gayla Sinclair, Calgary Real Estate Board
"Your session was the fuel I needed. I've been saying for at least a year now that I want to specialize in the "New to Canada" market. I had fear of not knowing enough or not saying the right things. Well that has changed! Thank-you Tina for a wonderful session!"
Taz Rajan, Mortgage Architects
"Great topic. – you are a confident and engaging speaker. Everyone - absolutely everyone - can relate to what you presented. Excellent information to reflect upon."
Cindy Lavalley, President Strategies Now
"Tina's evaluations were through the roof- every participant gave her an 'excellent' rating and could 'confidently' recommend her seminar.
Heather J. Laing , Partner, McDougall Gauley LLP
"This is the type of information I have been seeking for some time. Our organization is embraced into an increasingly diverse workforce, but the appropriate tools, like this session have not been offered. At the leadership level, there I an expectation that staff will challenge respectfully. Without understanding the cultural differences, organizations may not achieve excellence."

Elis Hutton, CFO, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo


Partial Client List
Alberta Development Officers Association
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association
Alberta Real Estate Association
Alberta Professional Fundraisers Association
Banff National Park
Brooks Real Estate Board
Calgary Real Estate Board
Canadian Bar Association
Cardel Homes
CGA Alberta
Charlesglen Toyota
CMA Alberta
CMA Saskatchewan
Corrections Services Canada
Fresh Start Recovery Centre
Jayman Masterbuilt
Keyera Energy
Legal Education Society of Alberta
Lexus of Calgary
McDougall Gauley LLP∙
Qualico Communities
Real Estate Institute of Canada
Royal LePage
Sait Polytechnic
Statoil Canada∙
Sterling Homes
Town of Drumheller
TD Canada Trust∙
Travel Alberta

More Information: 1.866.420.3338 (toll-free in Canada) email: info@speakersalberta.com

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