About Peter Urs Bender


Peter Urs Bender is known as one of Canada's most entertaining and dynamic Business Speakers. His messages not only inform, but move audiences to action.

Mr. Bender's power as a speaker and a leader comes from his personal experience. Swiss-born, he immigrated to Canada at the age of twenty-three to learn English. He went on to become a top salesperson in the high-tech industry, launch his own business, and self-publish his first book. He stopped smoking, lost twenty pounds, and became a marathon runner at age thirty-eight. And, despite having an intense fear of public speaking early in his life, he is now one of Canada's top professional speakers.

Peter Urs Bender instructs top managers and sales executives in almost every industry -from high technology, to service, and manufacturing - giving up to 100 keynote presentations and in-house seminars each year.

Awards Received
  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), National Speakers Association (only a few Canadians have received this distinction from NSA, the world's largest association of professional speakers)
  • Ted Kemper Leadership Award, Canadian Training and Development Group (1997)
  • Communications and Leadership Award, Toastmasters International - Toronto (1994)



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