Lorimer Shenher – Dynamic Keynote Speaker
Lorimer Shenher is a Canadian writer, creator, and dynamic keynote speaker living and working in Vancouver, BC. A former detective with the Vancouver Police Department, Lorimer was intimately involved in the investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton, which lead to his first book, That Lonely Section of Hell. His second book, This One Looks Like a Boy, details the story of Lorimer’s gender journey with warmth and openness. Both books have been nominated for numerous awards.
Lorimer speaks frequently to companies and organizations on the power of diverse perspectives to achieve desired results. Whether it’s employees, students, criminal investigators, or creatives, diverse workplaces and representative mindsets enable a broader world view that can certainly be life-changing and in some cases, life-saving.
A very passionate and engaging presenter, Lorimer brings a unique and unconventional background as a former 27 year police major crimes detective, a transgender man and father of three, a published author, produced screenwriter and technical consultant, and podcasting executive. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Communications and brings insightful viewpoints on what it takes to truly connect with people in this day and age, regardless of the field.
Lorimer talks about the power of acknowledging biases and stereotypes and how those ideas can change perceptions, behaviour, and results, no matter what industry you find yourself in. Lorimer’s themes can be applied to any sector and issue, as he focusses on the thinking behind effective police investigations and reform, strategic insights into policy development, story development, and crisis management for organizations.
Leading organizations understand it’s not enough to have customers or citizens feel satisfied by your service – the key is that they leave happy. That is a crucial step beyond providing a service. Extraordinary customer service creates intense customer loyalty and fuels referrals. Lorimer speaks to how this holds true, no matter what sector — public service, entertainment, or private industry — you work in.
Lorimer’s public speaking presentations are specifically tailored to each event and group; careful, thoughtful research and collaboration with organizers ensure an event that leaves attendees with plenty to discuss and work toward for the future.
Groups Lorimer Has Spoken To
- APTN Songhees Band
- City of Hamilton
- City of Vancouver
- CUPE BC AGM
- Douglas College Health Studies Program
- Edmonton LitFest
- Government of Canada Department of Justice
- Greater Vancouver YWCA AGM
- Incite Montreal
- Indian Summer Festival
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Langara College Faculty of Journalism
- North Island College
- Ottawa Writers Festival
- Read Local Victoria
- Semiahmoo Arts Council
- Simon Fraser University Criminology
- Unitarian Church of Vancouver
- University of Alberta
- University of British Columbia
- University of Guelph
- University of Winnipeg
- Vancouver MP Joyce Murray’s Constituency Office
- Vancouver Writers Festival
- Veterans Transition Network
- Whistler Chamber of Commerce
- Whistler Writers Festival
- Women in the World Summit
- Words on the Water