Inspired Audiences

Zandra Bell is unique, totally unlike any other motivational speaker or comedian you’ve ever known.

Instead of the typical “canned” speech that is the same for your group as for others, you will find her work truly original and created specifically for you. She extensively researches your profession, industry dynamics, and goals, then creates a powerful and effective customized presentation that leaves audiences not only roaring with laughter, but inspired and viewing her as one of their own.

Government Employee Development Conference

“What makes Zandra Bell – aka ‘Shirley Best’ – unique as a speaker is not only her powerful and sincere delivery, but her proven ability to custom build the content of every presentation. The result is a presentation with unparalleled individual and organizational impact. You will not find a more sincere presenter, nor one more committed to delivering a tailor-made presentation that speaks directly to the current challenges facing each group.”

Agricultural and Livestock

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Alberta 4H Leaders
Alberta Horticultural Congress
Alberta Ranchers’ Bull Congress
Canada West Farm Equipment Dealers’ Assoc.
Canadian Crop Protection Institute
Canadian Dairy Farmers’ Association
Canadian Farm & Industrial Equipment Institute
Canadian Simmental Association
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
Crop Life Canada
Eastern Alberta Irrigation District
Far West Farm Equipment Dealers, USA
Farm Women’s Conferences
Huron Tractor – John Deere Days


Kap-tel Services Ltd.
Kubota National
Limagrain Canada Seeds
Livestock Identification Services
Lloydminster Cattlemen
MidSouth Farm Equipment Dealers, USA
Ontario Retail Farm Equipment Association
Ontario Turkey Producers’ Marketing Board
Parkland Agricultural Services
Saskatchewan Poultry Industry
Southern Alberta Conservation Association
UFCW Packing House
United Grain Growers
Western Canadian Dairy Seminar

“Zandra’s mix of humor was the perfect end to our evening and had our staff talking positively about the experience for some time afterwards. We would recommend Zandra.”


Bumper To Bumper
Calgary Herald Automotive Industry Event
City Ford, Edmonton
Edmonton Journal Automobile Dealerships Event
Headhunter’s Diesel
Honda West, Calgary
Mr. Lube
Southgate Volkswagen, Edmonton


Ace Awards
Administrative Professionals Conference Canada
Alberta Association of Fund Raising Executives
Alberta Chamber of Commerce
Alberta Parenting for the Future Association
Alberta Women’s Enterprise Initiative Association
Association of Employment Search & Staffing Services
Auctioneers’ Association of Alberta
Canadian Society of Association Executives Design Group Inc.
Didsbury Chamber of Commerce
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce


Edmonton Executives Association
eWomen Network
International Beauty Services
International Executive Association
Lloydminster Region Community Futures
McBride Career Group
Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce
Metis Entrepreneurial Leadership Awards
Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce
TEC Canada
World Presidents’ Association
Yellow Pages Group


Breton Community Center
Camrose Regional Exhibition
Ilderton & District Lions Club
Kinette Club of Brooks
Leduc Food Bank
Leduc Nisku Rotary Club
Red Hat Society, Kelowna
Rotary Club of Lloydminster


Alberta Association for Manufactured Housing
Alberta Building Inspectors’ Association
Alberta Homebuilders’ Association
Alberta PermitPro
Alberta Roadbuilders’ & Heavy Construction Association
Alberta Roofing Contractors’ Association
Canadian Construction Association
Canadian Construction Specifications Association
Canadian Home Builders Association
Christensen & McLean Roofing
Daytona Homes
Delnor Construction
Dolce Vita Homes
Edmonton International Conference Urban Traffic Safety
Electro Federation Canada
Greater Edmonton Homebuilders
Igloo Building Supplies Group
Inland Group
Keller Construction
Ledcor Pipelines Ltd.
Leduc Truss
Mechanical Contractors’ Association of BC
Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Canada


Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Ontario
National Insulation Association, USA
Norstar Construction
North American Construction Group
Nova Scotia Roadbuilders’ Association
Ontario Aggregate Producers
Ontario Roadbuilders’ Association
Ottawa Construction Association
Quinn Contracting
Reidbuilt Homes
Saskatchewan Construction Association
Saskatoon Construction Association
Specialty Products and Insulation, USA
Spruce Land Developments
Staheli Construction
Superior Safety Codes
Surety Association Of CanadaZandra Bell as Shirley Best, the Queen of Customized Corporate Comedy — Canadian motivational humorist, author, writer, professional speaker: keynote, conference, corporate, team building, comedy
Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
Urban Development Institute of Calgary
Voice Construction
Western Insulation Association, USA
Windsor Heavy Construction Association
Winnipeg Construction Association

“Zandra’s hilarious spin on the construction industry was a great dose of laughter we all thoroughly enjoyed. Her entire presentation was absolutely fantastic! Zandra is a truly brilliant, original and a professional at what she does.”


Alberta Dental Assistants’ Association
Alberta Dental Hygienists’ Association
Camrose Dental Center
Central Alberta Dental Society
Dental Congress


Alberta Career and Technological Studies
Alberta Distance Learning Center
Alberta School Employees Benefit Plan
Alberta Teachers’ Association
Calgary City Teachers Association
Central Alberta Teachers’ Convention Assoc.
Central East Alberta Teachers’ Convention Assoc.
Community Learning Network
Durham Ontario District School Board
Edmonton Public Schools, Continuing Education
Fort McMurray Teachers’ Association
Grant MacEwan College
Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Conference Assoc.
Hilltop High School
Keyano College


Lakeland College
Lethbridge Community College
Metro Community College, Continuing Education
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
North Central Teachers’ Convention Association
North East Teachers’ Convention Association
Northern Lakes College
Ontario Association Of School Business Officials
Palliser District Teachers’ Convention Association
Parkland School Division
Portage College
SAIT Polytechnic
Southeastern Teachers Association of Alberta
University of Alberta, Facilities and Operations
University of Alberta, Dpt. of Cell Biology & Anatomy

“The amount of information you were able to learn about our strategies and processes was amazing. I think you probably speak better bankese than some of our staff do. Your ability to transform this information into humour is truly remarkable.Zandra Bell as Shirley Best, the Queen of Customized Corporate Comedy — Canadian motivational humorist, author, writer, professional speaker: keynote, conference, corporate, team building, comedy“


APEGGA Summit Awards
Canadian Geotechnical Society
Consulting Engineers of Alberta
Dillon Consulting Ltd.
Golder Associates Ltd.
Stanley Engineering Group

Financial & Accounting

Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation
Alberta Treasury Branch
Appraisal Institute of Canada
ATB Financial Direct Sales
ATB Mortgage Development
Bank Of Nova Scotia
Canadian Western Bank
Deloitte Inc.
FirstEnergy Capital Corp.
Gadowsky, Lim and Associates


HSBC Bank Canada
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Institute of Chartered Accountants Of Alberta
Investors Group
Lakeland Credit Union
Meyers Norris Penny
Midland Walwyn
Peters & Co. Limited
Royal Bank Canada
Saskatchewan Credit Union Managers’ Assoc.
Western CA Services

Forestry & Mining

Agrium Potash Mine
Alberta Forest Products Association
Alberta Newsprint Company
Alberta Pulp and Paper Association
Blue Ridge Lumber
Millar Western


Northern Alberta Forestry Show
Slave Lake Pulp
Sundance Forestry Industries
Vanderwell Contractors
Waste – The Social Context Conference
Weldwood of Canada


Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Alberta Annual Child & Youth Care Conference
Alberta Assoc. of Municipal Districts & Counties
Alberta Child and Family Services Authority
Alberta Child Welfare Conference
Alberta Children’s Services
Alberta Economic Development
Alberta Environment
Alberta Family and Social Services
Alberta Family Maintenance Workers
Alberta Game Wardens
Alberta Health
Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation
Alberta Restructuring & Government Efficiency
B.C. Parks and Recreation
Calgary Leadership and Learning Center
Central Alberta Regional Consortium
City of Edmonton, Drainage Services
City of Edmonton, Emergency Response
City of Edmonton, Parks


City of Edmonton, Waste Management
City Of Leduc
Edmonton Building Maintenance
Environment Canada
Freedom Of Information & Privacy Conference
Government of Canada, Service Canada Industry Canada
Indian and Northern Affairs
Local Government Administrators’ Association
Municipal Dist. of Brazeau, Agricultural Fieldmen
National Research Council
North Eastern Ontario Fire Education
Office of the Public Guardian
Ontario Municipal Social Services Northeast
Parkland County
Provincial Agricultural Service Board
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
Saskatchewan School Trustees
Sturgeon County
Woodlands County


Alberta Association of Massage Therapists
Alberta Blue Cross
Alberta Cancer Board
Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
Alberta Continuing Care and Home Care Nurses
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
Alberta Health Care Workers
Alberta Health Sciences
Alberta Health Services, Cancer Screening
Alberta Hearing Aid Practitioners
Alberta Medical Association
Alberta Mental Health Services
Alberta Physiotherapy Association
Alberta Society of Medical Lab Technologists
Alberta Surgical Processing Technicians
Biomira Inc.
Brandon Regional Health Center
Canadian Assoc. of Speech & Language Pathologists
Canadian Gastroeneterology Nurses Association
Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science
Canadian Society of Nutrition Managers
Canadian Society of Transfusion Medicine & Red Cross
Capital Health, Occupational Health and Safety
Capital Health, Regional Nutrition & Food Services


Capital Health, Peritoneal Dialysis
Cross Cancer Institute
Crossroads Health Region
David Thompson Health Region
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton Assoc. of Medical Lab Technologists
Edmonton Public Health Care & Home Care Nurses
Education Resource Center For Continuing Care
Fisher Scientific
Kindersley Health District
Medical Imaging Consultants
North East Ontario Local Health Integration Network
Northern Alberta Renal Program
Ontario Nurses Association
Public Health Division Medley Region
QE2 Hospital Foundation
Royal Alexander Hospital, Cardiac Catheterization
Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing
Saskatoon City Hospital’s Nursing School
Stirrat Laboratories
University of Alberta Hospital
Viking Health Centre
Wainwright and District Health Foundation
Westaskiwin Medical Emergency Services

Hospitality, Restaurant & Food

Alberta Motel Association
Alberta Packaged Water & Ice Association
Alberta Restaurant and Food Association ARFEX
Bakers’ Association Of Canada
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Barrhead Co-op
Calgary Co-op
Canadian Association of Food Service
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management
Canada Safeway Ltd.
Centre Suite Hotel


Christie, Brown & Co.
Coast Terrace Inn
Fife n’ Deckel
The Grocery People
Humpty’s Restaurants
Jasper Park Lodge
Mayfield Inn
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Westin Hotels

Industrial Supplies

Alberta Inst. of Purchasing Managers’ Assoc. of Canada
CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.
DJ Galvanizing
Emerson Process Management
Emerson Instrument and Valve Services
Gregg Distributors’ Co. Ltd.
Home Hardware
Shippers’ Supply Inc.
Spartan Controls Management
Supreme Steel

Information and Records

Alberta Health Records Association
Alberta Records Management Association
Records Management Canadian Conference
RIM Technologies Inc.



AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Heron, Siegel, Edmonton
Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta Johnson, Higgins, Willis & Faber Renfrew Insurance
Willis Carroun

Land Surveyors

Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association
Caltech Surveys


Alberta Civil Lawyers
Brownlee Fryett
Family Law Office, Legal Aid
Family Protection Services Division
Legal Aid Society of Alberta
Milner, Fraser & Casgrain

Law Enforcement & Military

Airdrie Victim Services
Alberta Provincial Victim Services
City of Edmonton Victim Services
Coronation/Consort Victim Services
Edmonton Police Service
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP
Ontario Homicide Investigators
RCMP, Pacific Region HQ
Royal Canadian Air Force Air Women
Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command


Media, Arts & Communications

Alberta Arts Touring Alliance Showcase
Banff Television Festival
Calgary Herald
Calgary Television 2&7
CISN FM Radio Country 104
Community Lottery Board Grant Program
Edmonton Sun
ITV Edmonton
Northlands Park
Saskatchewan Place


Alberta College of Pharmacists
Alberta Pharmacists Association
Federated Co-op Stores Pharmacy
Pfizer Canada
Superstore Pharmacy
Wal-Mart, Pharmacy District Office

Petroleum, Oil & Gas

Alberta Energy Company
Alberta Propane Gas Association
Baker Hughes
Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors
Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Canadian Oil Heat Association
Canadian Plastics Industry
Central Alberta Midstream
Central Production Testing
Castrol Canada Inc.
Cenovus Ltd.
Chevron Canada
CRC Wellhead Supply Ltd.
Edmonton Area Pipeline & Utility Operation Safety
Esso Canada
Exact Oilfield Developing Ltd.
Husky Mohawk Oil Canada
Imperial Oil Resources
Imperial Oil Refinery
Integrated Pipeline Logistical Symposium
Marathon Canada
Mobil Oil
Newalta Corporation
Nexen Inc.
Northern Alberta Petroleum Trade Show


Northern Area Western Conference (NACE)
Nova Gas Transmission
O.J. Pipelines
Pancanadian Petroleum
Petroleum Assoc. of Alberta Financial Symposium
Petroleum Assoc. of Alberta Transportation Conference
Petroleum Society Awards
Phelp’s Drilling
Phelps Drilling Ltd.
Plains Marketing Canada
Providence Energy
RTD Quality Services Training
Schlumberger Well Services
Shell Canada Ltd.
Smithbits International Canada
Syncrude, Information Services Department
Syncrude, Social Club
Tesco Corporation
Transcanada Corporate
Transcanada Pipeline
Wascana Energy
Weatherford Wireline

Property Management

Builders’ and Owners’ Management Association
Canadian Condominium Institute
F.J. McDaniel Property Management


Calgary Real Estate Board
Realty World National
Remax Realty
Royal LePage
Sutton Group
West Central Alberta Real Estate Board


The Bay
Home Hardware
Real Canadian Superstore
San Francisco Gifts


Alberta Snowmobile Association
Alberta Special Olympics
Alberta Winter Games
Edmonton Oilers’ Boys On The Bus Reunion
Edmonton Sun, Hockey Commentary, Graham Hicks column
Edmonton Volleyball Association
Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championships
Executive Women’s Golf Association
International Snowmobile Congress, Toronto
Oilmen’s Bonspiels: Fort St. John, Hardisty, Lloydminster
Ontario Chapter of Women On Snow
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
Polaris, USA
Pulp and Paper Men’s Curling
Rotary Club Bonspiel
Western Canadian Master’s Fastpitch Championships



EDM Systems Management
Hewlett Packard
Ikon Office Solutions
Saville Systems
Sierra Systems
Steelhaus Technologies Inc.
TANTUS Solutions Group

Travel & Tourism

Air Canada
Alberta Motor Association (AMA)
Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)
Calgary Co-op Travel
CHC Helicopter Corporation Managers
Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
Edmonton Tourism
Fun Sun Vacations
North Western Ontario Tourism Association
Ontario Economic Development Awards
Professional Women in Travel



AMJ Campbell Van Lines Camex Equipment
North American Van Lines Winalta Transport
Windsor Transportation Club


Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
Canadian Union of Public Employees


Edmonton Area Pipeline & Utility Operations Committee
Trans Alta Utilities