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Our Mission...
To inspire a generation of overcomers to discover passion, find purpose, and live out destiny.


Our Founders...


Joel David Witton

Co-Founder, Speaker, Facilitator


Joel grew up with 5 siblings and is now the proud uncle of 10 nephews and nieces! Joel is an inspirational speaker and mental health advocate, who can relate to the struggles that many youth are facing, as he has faced his own battles with mental illness growing up. He passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness.


Before co-founding Inspiration Republic, Joel spent 16 years, working with youth in various capacities, and has been a guest speaker for many groups ranging from primary school right up through university. He has also had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker for a number of youth & young adult weekend retreats. His heart is to educate and help equip young people to overcome the challenges they are facing in their personal lives and to inspire them to live for a purpose greater than themselves.

Germaine Ransome

Co-Founder, Speaker, Facilitator


Germaine is happily married to his wife and best friend Debbie of eight years. Germaine has been speaking in Schools across the Greater Toronto area for over 17 years. His presentations are fun, dynamic and thought- provoking. He was previously the Director of Education for an independent media company, with whom he wrote and directed several high school performances that toured in the Toronto District School Board, The Toronto Catholic District School Board and the United Kingdom.

As an inspirational speaker, Germaine has a passion for seeing students realize their purpose and inspires them to be the change they want to see in their communities. 


The journey so far...


Established in 2017 as Inspiration Republic


We have impacted and influenced over 100,000 students, parents, educators and community members.

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Presented in all 10 Provinces, & North West Territories. We look forward to serving the rest of Canada and abroad!


Interested in having us present for your school community? Then please fill out the form below​...

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