As a motivational speaker, Ed tailors each talk to the needs of the group. He focuses on promoting respect and hard work, the importance of being honest and giving your best effort in whatever you are trying to do. Living daily with proper communication, sharing, clarity and perspective. His “if you believe you can achieve” approach has inspired athletes and audiences alike.
In the community Ed speaks to students in entrepreneurship, and creating the job of your dreams. He also shares the importance of giving back to your community.
Ed has faced his own battle with testicular cancer. He went public with his battle in an effort to raise awareness to others who may be fighting the same fight. As a cancer survivor he candidly speaks about and promotes men’s health and the importance of self examinations and regular check ups
I met Ed Burkholder for the first time on Off The Record with Michael Landsberg.
We have been friends ever since that time and work together on many different projects and events.
Ed Burkholder is a valuable member of our community and volunteers countless hours to hockey organizations, kids groups, and Schools across Ontario. I am honoured each year to have Ed be a guest speaker at my Prospect Camps in Thornhill and I recommend his life story to anyone who wants to motivate and inspire an audience.
Ed is a man of honesty and integrity and I'm honoured to call him a friend.