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Kelsey Ramsden

CEO & President of MINDCURE

Bio

Kelsey Ramsden was named Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur two years running and is recognized globally for building multiple, multimillion-dollar businesses both offline and online.  She has founded and run diverse businesses ranging from construction to psychedelics. Kelsey helps individuals futureproof themselves and their businesses, break the status quo to re-invent for the next level of accomplishment, success. She doesn’t deliver typical speeches but instead has conversations from the stage which provoke the status quo. She is humble and real, evoking laughter and pause alike.  Open to any question thrown at her, Kelsey is certainly not status quo. Your audience can’t help but notice.

With over fifteen years founding, scaling, and operating innovative companies across Canada and the Caribbean, Kelsey Ramsden is globally recognized for building multiple multimillion-dollar businesses. She twice earned the honor of being named Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur and serves on the Entrepreneurship Council for the University of Western Ontario. Kelsey is a renowned thought leader and published author and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Accomplishments include founding construction firm Belvedere Place Development and residential project-management company Tallus Ridge Development in British Columbia – breaking barriers in traditionally male dominated fields.

“All my life I was the organizer and hub in the spoke of many circles,” “That’s how my MBA world met my psychedelic world.”

As President and CEO of MINDCURE, Kelsey is banking on a different kind of wealth: mental.

“There are folks making compounds, folks getting clinical data, folks doing great work in these areas….but I see mental wealth – that’s the investment in ourselves and our body from the neck up – as a market that can be held and served in a revolutionary and integrated way.”

MINDCURE’S mission is to identify and develop products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. It was born, in part, as a response to the mental health crisis and the need to find effective treatments in areas beyond psychiatry. These include digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics.

Referring to MINDCURE as the Netflix of Mental Health, Kelsey cites that the company’s digital therapeutics platform iSTRYM has parallel qualities, constantly optimizing and customizing to provide predictive, personalized recommendations.

“Our tech is more deliberate than others’ and at scale, I believe we will have the largest psychedelic repository of human experience data — which means we can shorten the time it takes to heal.”

With a psychedelic Renaissance underway, Kelsey finds herself a pioneer on a frontier (again) – and with the most precious of commodities. “We have one mind,” she said. “It’s our greatest asset.”

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  • Business Management & Strategy
  • CEOs & Business Leaders
  • Change | Change Mgmt.
  • Creativity | Innovation | Disruption
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Wellness
  • Human Resources & Workplace Culture
  • Inspiring Stories
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
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  • Motivational
  • Performance & Productivity
  • Resiliency
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  • Women of Influence
  • Work-Life Balance

Kelsey Ramsden loves to rock the stage for events from 30 to 3000, bringing with her the hard-won insights she's racked up over the last 12 years building multimillion dollar businesses and coaching other entrepreneurs. Her speaking style blends raw candor with proven business strategies, and resonates with audiences ranging from CEOs to students. + 

Some of her favourite topics include:

  • Compass over Maps – on managing change and developing balance
  • The Other 4 Letter ‘F’ Word – on the possibility that risk might be opportunity with a bad name tag
  • My Story – on making good from an underachiever to industry disruptor
  • Engagement – on how to bring people on side by starting with an inside job
  • Choosing Having What You Want Most Over Having it All – the modern struggle for balance and how corporates and entrepreneurs can address it

If you want your audience to leave with light bulb sparkage and keep talking about your event for days…

If you want someone with sky-high success who walks on the ground…

If you want to break free of the stale, colourless business topics that are commandeering the industry right now……you need to have Kelsey Ramsden live. --

Kelsey Ramsden Speaking Presentations:

Is This My Life? A guide to finding the answer +

It’s the question we often find ourselves asking when we realize, almost by accident, that we’ve veered off our intended path despite our best intentions. And we suddenly wake up one morning feeling lost and adrift, not quite remembering how we got on this quicksand island. In this presentation, Kelsey shares raw wisdom and gritty perspective to help you deal with the truths and turning points that are awaiting you just around the corner. --

Never Ready, Set, Go: A game plan for where you want to go +

You’ve heard it before: Going outside our comfort zone is what cues epic stuff to happen in our lives and careers. But oftentimes, we let the risk of failure outweigh the probability of success, simply because we can’t shake the heavy fears that are piggybacking on our dreams and goals. The reality is: We’re never ready. And while we’re constantly planning, psyching ourselves up and assuming that the worst will happen, someone else is trying—and getting a huge head start on us. Kelsey shares some off-the-cuff candor and unfiltered entrepreneurial experiences to show you how to go from considering all the ‘what-ifs’ to all the ‘how-tos’, so you can create a game plan for where you want to go (and get there in record time). --

Back of the Envelope – How to establish a sound and progressive practice using creativity, risk, and innovation +

Most of what we know for sure can be captured on the back of an envelope. The issue with “back-of-the-envelope” management is that we spend time in comfort, in the things we know, repeating what we know works…until it doesn’t. Kelsey Ramsden was Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur, ranked #1 by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines in 2012 and 2013. She has founded and run businesses as diverse as construction and children’s toys. She’ll walk you through the fundamentals of rethinking, clarifying blind spots, and how you can build a solid strategy for the future by changing what you hold dear on the back of that envelope. Get down ‘n’ dirty with your hold-ups so you can unearth your awesomeness! --

Barefoot Boardroom MBA +

The Barefoot MBA kicks you out of bed, walks you to the mirror and shows you that life is worth every minute. Ramsden started with gusto, got knocked down, felt supported and was given systems to get back up and in line with her own version of success. Kelsey is a master and commander, artist and mathematician, mover and shaker, giver and moneymaker. She has developed a process to create the life of your dreams that satisfies your inner gifts, your supporting crew, your loyal customers and your legacy of this life. --

Kelsey Ramsden is represented by K&M Productions. For more information, fees, Kelsey Ramsden's speaking schedule & booking Kelsey Ramsden contact us.

Testimonials

From the very first minute we met, she exceeded our expectations, proving to be more than just friendly and energetic; she was simply fascinating. Her thought provoking keynote made the audience engage in critical self reflection in order to improve. She captured the audience.

–London School of Economics, UK

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From the very first minute we met, she exceeded our expectations, proving to be more than just friendly and energetic; she was simply fascinating. Her thought provoking keynote made the audience engage in critical self reflection in order to improve. She captured the audience.

–London School of Economics, UK

Our audience appreciated Kelsey’s vulnerability in sharing things that other speakers find too candid. They really connected with her and she absolutely exceeded our expectations. We are careful with topic selection to ensure our audience can relate, this event yielded rave reviews.

–GE Canada

You exuded confidence, strength, and determination that was easy for our audience to feed off of, making them feel as if they can do anything. You connected with the attendees through your authenticity and genuineness while offering valuable tools to help them move forward both personally and professionally.

–Inspiring Women

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