Barry Spilchuk is the ﬁrst Canadian to write one of the books in the best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. His book, A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul®, sold over 580,000 copies around the world.
He was the Lead Instructor at a business forum, IBI / CEO SPACE, for ten years, where he taught Niche Marketing, Celebrating Your GENIUS, and THINK OUTRAGEOUS – SETTLE for AMAZING!
Barry started a new book series called You’re My Hero. The ﬁrst book raised over $27,000 for local charities. He then used the next three books to allow children to become published authors with one of the ‘Chicken Soup’ guys.
He founded the Canadian Public Speaking Academy in 2011.
Barry has served on over a dozen not-for-proﬁt boards. He was twice-nominated for the Premier’s Award in Ontario and proudly served as the President of the North Bay Chamber of Commerce for two years. He and his team raised the number of members by over 28% in the middle of a recession.
Barry recently survived a serious cancer scare; only seven months after he was told to get his affairs in order, God blessed him with a cancer-free diagnosis. He was simultaneously going through a bankruptcy, a separation, employee theft and a partnership dissolution.
His new book came out in Summer 2013. THE cANCER DANCE, What do you do when cancer catches you with your pants down? Barry gifted books to over 130 cancer hospitals.