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Diane McQuaig - McQuaig & Company. Toronto, ON, CA

Diane McQuaig

Innovation Keynote Speaker | McQuaig & Company

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Are You Paid To Think? Recognize your thinking style, manage the voice of caution, defer judgment and generate brand new ideas on demand!


Diane McQuaig has 25 years of experience as a seasoned keynote speaker and consultant in the field of innovation. Partnering with world renowned speaker and author Edward de Bono, Diane has worked with organizations globally to produce measurable results using the powerful de Bono thinking tools. From the classroom to the boardroom Diane has trained thousands of clients and engaged audiences at conferences globally. Her sessions are described as "highly interactive, fast paced and fun". In addition clients take away knowledge that allows them to understand their personal thinking style, defer judgment, manage the voice of caution, and generate ideas on demand. All sessions are customized to the needs of the client. Clients include BBDO, BMO, Disney, DuPont, HSBC, International Paper, IBM, J Walter Thompson, Merck, Motorola, Prudential, Pfizer, TD Canada Trust, The Federal Reserve, MDS Health Group, Motorola and Philip Morris to name a few.

Industry Expertise (1)

Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (2)

Six Thinking Hats

Think Smarter Not Harder

Accomplishments (1)

2009 Recipient of the Annual Flare Award for Leadership in the Community (personal)

Recognized for my work in philanthropy as Founder and Director of Camp Cucumber, a camp for single Mom families on social assistance, and also as Founder of The Don McQuaig Foundation, supporting colon cancer screening and awareness.

Education (2)

George Brown College: RN, Nursing 1975

Master Trainer in Edward de Bono's "Six Thinking Hats"and "Lateral Thinking"

George Brown College: Registered Burse, Nursing 1976

Affiliations (1)

  • WPO, Executive Round Table,

Event Appearances (3)

Are You Paid To Think?

Global Law Firm Conference  Toronto


Six Thinking Hats

Executive Round Table  Toronto


Are You Paid To Think?

Breakfast Speakers Series  The Granite Club, Toronto


Sample Talks (1)

Are You Paid To Think?

During this fast paced session you will learn to use the highly popular Six Thinking Hats framework, embraced globally by business, government and education. Learn to separate out your thinking into six distinct modes, recognize your personal thinking style and become a more focused, creative thinker



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC


5000 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee