Brock McGillis

While there are still barriers to identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community, Brock McGillis is working to break them down.




Having gone in and spoken to a number of corporations and companies, Brock sees the importance of creating shifts in corporate settings. Not only does it lead to happy employees free to be themselves and live their life but it also can be of benefit to the corporation.

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One study found that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees. When it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%. But the benefits don’t end there.
— According to a 2017 Forbes article

Happy employees are also good news for organizations: The stock prices of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for" rose 14% per year from 1998 to 2005, while companies not on the list only reported a 6% increase. “

Creating an inclusive work environment where people can be their authentic self without fear of judgment or ramification leads to happier employees which in turn leads to greater productivity.



"The Northern Sports Industry Conference had the pleasure of having Brock McGillis address our delegates during a breakout session… managing to deliver a ‘WOW’ factor! Brock is a passionate and charismatic individual, who is able to convey his story in a way that leaves an impactful message to all listeners. Our delegates left his session with a greater understanding of acceptance."

Ryley Robinson
Co-Chair, Northern Sports Industry Conference

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“I cannot recommend Brock enough - This past August in advance of the Montreal Pride Parade, Brock spoke at Rio Tinto’s Montreal Hub head office as one of the Company’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. Feedback from his conference was overwhelmingly positive – participants kept saying how much they appreciated Brock’s candidness and insight when sharing his personal story of coming out and also how we all have a role and responsibility to make everyone feel included, to be mindful of our language and what we tolerate in terms in terms language by those around us. He inspired everyone to embrace their weirdness and be true to themselves. I very much hope to collaborate with Brock on future initiatives and encourage others to do the same.”

Debbie Foster
Manager – Global Mobility, Atlantic Region Rio Tinto