2016 Videos

2016 TALKS

Our theme is Ideas to Action. This theme is born from our belief that all human achievement has 3 sources: the dreams that we dream, the choices that we make, and the actions that we take. And the most impactful of these is the actions we take. Our Ideas to Action theme guides our selection of talks to those that contain powerful calls to action that give legs to dreams of what could be.


Each speaker’s talk will be posted here in order of appearance, every Sunday. Join our mailing list to be notified when each video is posted!


Ryan Phillips – Child Sex Slavery

Child sex slavery effects two million children around the world. Their living conditions are depraved and deprived. They are pawns in a multi-billion dollar industry. It was a humanitarian bike ride across Cambodia that exposed Ryan to the grim realities of rape and torture that is part of the daily life of these children. Now he wants to fix it. Ryan Phillips is a former professional hockey player and drug smuggler. After prison, he pursued a humanitarian journey and authored the ‘Return to Happiness’ book and documentary.

Isabelle Mercier – The Power of Zero Tolerance

95% of North Americans either go to bed or wake up worrying about something. Yet, worrying is the #1 killer of creativity, performance and dreams. When revolutionary brand strategist Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte discovered “What we tolerate we worry about,” she realized a little structure brings a lot of inner flexibility and freedom. The result is her simple yet powerful model to help you instantly decrease worry and increase peace of mind. Isabelle Mercier is a ‘no-nonsense’ gal, born to catapult passionate entrepreneurs to build infectious and impactful brands, businesses and lives. As one of North America’s Top Small Business Influencers; best-selling author and TV show host, Isabelle’s sole purpose is to empower ONE Million Entrepreneurs to rock their businesses and lives into shape by creating a worldwide “My Life, My Biz, My Way” Movement.

Gurdeep Parhar – Fixing Racism

Gurdeep Parhar is the Executive Associate Dean – Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (Canada). In this talk he addresses how our subconscious bias often leads to racial stereotyping which can result in misunderstandings, discrimination, and even violence. By acknowledging that we do recognize differences, by admitting that we can never be truly culturally competent, and by confirming our similarities, can we take the first steps to fixing racism?

Karn Manhas – Don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite

Karn Manhas is the founder and CEO of Terramera Inc. – a global leader in high- performance bio/organic replacements for chemical pesticides in public health and agriculture. What started as an argument on the difficulty of controlling bed bugs has led Karn to a revolution in protecting against bugs naturally. After hearing Karn, you’ll see bed bugs differently, and feel the itch to bug-proof yourself in new ways.

Jules Ku-Lea – Is there a Slave in your Food?

Jules Ku-Lea is a clinical counsellor. She is an advocate for social justice and bringing awareness to marginalized populations. Jules was mortified when she learned that some of her favourite foods were built on the backs of slaves. Now she is spreading awareness to reduce this barbaric act.

Iman Aghay – Nothing to Regret

9 out of 10 people regret something big in their lives. Many of these regrets are caused by seemingly insignificant bad habits. In this talk you will hear what causes bad habits and how these bad habits cause our lifelong regrets. Iman Aghay is the founder of Success Road Academy (one of the largest information marketing academies in the world), the founder of Vancouver Business Network (Canada’s largest small business meetup) and the winner of the Top 25 Immigrants in Canada Award.

Maureen McGrath – No Sex Marriage

Maureen McGrath hosts the Sunday Night Sex Show on News Talk 980 CKNW. She is a Registered Nurse, Sex Educator and author of “Sex & Health”. Love? Marriage? Sex? Can a married couple have all three? Perhaps it’s unrealistic since so many marriages end in divorce today. Why is that? One reason might be that a reported 20% of all marriages are sexless and that number is rising. Why have we lost the lust in our marriages? Is it technology, is it trust? More importantly, how can we “get back at it” in our marriages today?

Bosco Anthony – Fuelling Life from Average to Epic

Bosco Anthony is a digital strategist and storyteller. His background in the corporate sector provides wisdom on thought leadership, business growth and critical thinking ideology. In this talk he motivates us to act on our personal purpose in life and empower transformation.

Gary Paterson – Diversity is the Name of the Game

Gary Paterson is a United Church minister. He is passionate about the spiritual journey that embraces personal transformation and the work of justice. Drawing on the experience of the LGBT community, he shows us how discover sharing personal stories is a powerful force for change.

Jessica Pautsch – The Business of Sharing

Jessica is a social venture strategist for leaders in business innovation. As co-founder and managing partner of Social Impact Tech Accelerator (SITA), her work empowers entrepreneurs use business as a tool for social change. This talk looks at how the Sharing Economy is altering how we organize, consume, govern and conduct business.

Kieron Sweeney – Life’s Golden Buckets

Kieron Sweeney is an international speaker, wealth mindset and business coach, digital entrepreneur and author. He thinks most people could be financially secure if they were given the proper ‘how-to’ education as a child. This talk challenges the school system to revise its curriculum and teach children a financial foundation to guarantee their financial security.

Sita Sahasrabudhe – The Hell of Chronic Illness

Sita Sahasrabudhe is a Registered Social Worker with epilepsy. She knows firsthand the challenges faced by people with chronic illnesses. In this talk she offers a 3-point plan to help your spouse, children and co-workers with the lifelong challenges they experience with chronic illness.

Galya Westler – Social Media Obesity and Loneliness

Galya moved from Israel and felt the aching pangs of loneliness when she first arrived in Canada. This motivated her to create her company around B2B mobile projects with the purpose of connecting people with their communities. This has led her to launch a movement for global recovery from social media addiction. Galya is also a powerful role model for women around the world with a goal to inspire them to become larger than life.

Connor Beaton – The Mask of Masculinity

Through powerful stories from his own life, Connor illustrates the damaging impact of the ‘man mask’ and how our perception of masculinity is one of the biggest challenges men face today. His solution: a call to men to cast off the broken ideals and discover new ways of living fully and authentically.

Dan Lok – The Invisible Force

Have you ever wondered why some people achieve their goals consistently, while others fail consistently? Dan Lok wondered this same thing and began a relentless search to find the answer. What he discovered was an invisible force that stops people from achieving their goals. He also discovered a simple way of overcoming this roadblock and enabling people to achieve their goals.

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