Spence M. Finlayson is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of personal and professional achievement, whose purpose is to make a positive contribution to the lives of millions of others. He has been inspiring individuals, companies, athletes and organizations to reach their true potential for over a quarter of a century.

He is the founder, president & CEO of The Phoenix Institute For Positive Development & Empowerment, a human resources development firm committed to delivering sound principles for creating motivation , inspiration and empowerment . He is a graduate of St. Augustine's College and the Bahamas Hotel Training College where he received an Associate Degree in Hotel Management in 1977. Additionally , he became a certified corporate trainer in 1988 at the prestigious Integrity Training Systems Institute in Dallas, Texas. Finlayson has created numerous radio and television programs including The Possible Dream Tv Show, Essence of Success radio show and Mind Your Own Business radio show.

His current television show Dare To Be Great made its debut in 2008 and is broadcasted in the Bahamas and in 21 Caribbean countries. He is an avid reader, sports fan and Motown Music specialist. Spence Finlayson, a former high school track and field star has conducted seminars and workshops in over 20 foreign countries. A former Rotarian of The Year, he rose from humble beginnings in the Bahamas to become a recognized leader in his field.

He is a results oriented individual who catalyses people into action. He resides in Nassau with his wife and daughter.