Authors of Sociable!

Shane Gibson

bio-shane.gifShane Gibson is a Vancouver-based International Speaker, author and Global Entrepreneur who has addressed several thousand people over the past thirteen years on stages in North America, Southern Africa and South America. He is quickly becoming known as one of Canada’s foremost speakers on the topic of sales performance.  As a trainer, coach and motivational speaker he combines a diverse background in sales force leadership, new entrepreneur development and extensive sales and leadership coaching.

He has been published in numerous publications a speaker and authority on the topics of Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Strategic Communications and Assessing Business Opportunities. He has also addressed the topic of Entrepreneurial Leadership in magazine, radio and television interviews, including CMA Magazine, the Financial Post and Profit Magazine.

Shane Gibson is the author of Closing Bigger: The Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals. He is also a certified Master Trainer and contributing author in the Complete Sales Action System™, and it’s supplementary program Managing Complex Business Relationships both published and produced by Knowledge Brokers International.

He continues to advise a select group of business executives, sales professionals and entrepreneurs on personal sales performance and business. He is also in the trenches himself every day, selling and marketing KBI’s solutions.  Internationally with offices in Canada, South Africa, and Dubai, KBI has implemented large-scale sales performance programs with SAB Miller, SIEMENS Industry and Transport Division, ACER Computers, Africon Engineering, Old Mutual, BMW, Vodacom, and dozens of major financial services companies on three continents.

Shane’s North American clients include
The Vancouver Board of Trade; Translink, Chalk Media, Sauder School of Business; The University of British Columbia; The Toronto Board of Trade; Realty Executives; Coastal Contacts, Pacific International Securities; The University of Victoria; Fitness World; InfoSat Communications; ALS Environmental; The BC Automotive Retailers Association; YWCA; Dye & Durham; The Brick; Cendant Rent A Car (AVIS Rent A Car and Budget Rent-a-Car); The Financial Advisors Network; The Pacific National Exhibition; Travel Insurance Coordinators & Trent Health; TOS Insurance/Hub International, Standard Life, CMA Canada, The Wickaninnish Inn and many more.

At present Shane divides most of his time between speaking on Sales, Motivation and Leadership, and coaching entrepreneurs and executives in several industries.

Stephen Jagger

bio-steve.gifStephen Jagger is an entrepreneur that has been starting businesses since high school.  He is currently involved in 3 businesses. Combustion Labs Media Inc, which operates as, is a real estate software company that provides websites and online marketing tools to thousands of real estate agents across North America. is a training company that focuses on marketing professionals and businesses that are interested in learning more about search engine optimization, blogging, online video, Google Adwords and social media. The 3rd is which provides high level outsourced personel to business owners and mangers across North America.

Stephen has been covered in many major publications including The Vancouver Sun, The Wall Street Journal, The Ottawa Citizen, The Vancouver Courier, The Calgary Herald plus many more.  He has spoken at many different events including British Columbia Institute of Technology, The Vancouver Board of Trade, The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, and Inman News Connect 2007 in San Francisco where he was on a panel of 4 with a representative from Google, Yahoo and the Yellow Pages and 2009 in New York on a panel discussing blogging.

He is very active in the community as a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade Communication Committee, the Vancouver College Alumni Association, a volunteer with Kids Help Phone, the founding member of the largest real estate agent meetup in North America and a mentor for the Leaders of Tomorrow program.

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  • Jan. 28th 2010 - Vancouver Board of Trade Sociable! Breakfast (details)
  • Jan. 28th 2010 - Sociable! Book Launch Party downtown Vancouver (details)

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