The broadCAST™ is a monthly weigh in by members of The CAST™ of Epic Engage™.  Experts in their own right, members of The CAST™  are asked to answer a question of simple but possibly profound nature.  We encourage you to connect with these experts.  They each bring great value in service to their work.  For May 2016, the question is:

With “May it be…” in mind, what is one clear intention you have for the balance of this year?


My intention for this year is “embodiment”. In my business, I give a lot of great advice on life and business and it is not always easy for me to follow my own advice. I believe that for my work to have the majeed-square-web-ready-300x300greatest impact, I must first embody my message. I must become the change I wish to see, and that means facing my deepest fears and challenges and transforming my body and mind to be the person needed to show up to make the impact that I want to make. The more I want to change the outer world, the more I need to focus on my inner world.

Majeed Mogharreban is all about entrepreneurship.  He owned and sold five successful businesses and traveled to 24 countries before he was 21 years old.  After early success in business, now his mission is to support the next generation of entrepreneurs to make a difference doing what they love. With clients ranging from the United Nations, to start-up businesses, to an Olympic gold medalist, Majeed helps you discover your strengths and your passions so that work is meaningful and fun. His book, Winning At Life, is a guide for young people to make a plan and win at life.


One clear intention I have for the balance of this year is to work on truly valuing the natural dichotomies of life… instead of subtly fighting against one thing or another depending on what my mood demands in that moment. Discipline vs. spontaneity… giving vs. receiving… sitting vs. acting. Instead of constantly searching for the thing we should be doing, never content with what we’re focusing on, an intention Sheenacould be to appreciate the “ebb and flow” of it all. Balance requires both/and… it requires the pull of opposing forces. Living in balance means holding space for change, and allowing for it when the time comes.

Sheena Grobb Singer/Songwriter and Speaker… is humbly amazing. “It is without a doubt a masterpiece of songwriting and soundscape. Really incredible, soulful music. She will definitely get a huge audience in time, trust me.” Alex Wharton, Abbey Road Studios. A songbird from the age of two, songwriter at ten, with 3 albums under her belt, a nomination for the Western Canadian Music Awards, and over 500 tour dates across Canada, the US, and the UK, Sheena Grobb (one of Canada’s best kept secrets) is spilling over. With the release of her newest album, The Breakless Heart, mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, and a life changing music video created by Lindsey Nelko (past choreographer with So You Think You Can Dance), Sheena is embarking on her most meaningful project yet – The Living Compassion Project™ – inviting others to “unlock their lives” through sharing their stories… as she begins to share hers.


Action follows intention. Intent provides meaning and direction, a goal and a purpose. Intention gives focus, and being mindful of our intentions forces us to ask bigger questions, such as ‘what do we want the results to look like?’ and ‘where do we want to invest our resources of time and effort?’ and ‘why are we interested in this path?’. I share this with my students all the time when I coach them on learning techniques. Think about reading a textbook chapter. You could open the book and start reading, moving from the first to last page – to what end? Consider starting with the intention of reading to find key terms and definitions – this fundamentally changes what you will find and how you will pull out the information to learn it because you have a clear purpose. The intention produces better results, moving you towards your goals. One intention I have this year is to better manage my time, paying more attention to the finite amount of time available to divide among activities. Like many people, I have found that I can get caught up in the moment of a really exciting opportunity, quickly saying yes without william-murray-296x300assessing my time availability. Recently, I have been approaching opportunities more intentionally, asking myself questions like, ‘How does this project serve my two or three big goals of 2016?’ and, ‘In terms of time resources, what is the cost of this project? Do I have the time currency to pay for it?’ This intention has helped me to respect myself and others, creating greater balance and focus in the work I do.

William C. Murray, PhD. is all about humanizing our business in two core ways: providing amazing service and building strong relationships. His passion for service excellence comes from years of hands-on experience in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors. William is an author, story teller, an occasional painter, and a full time teacher with over 15 years of experience. He holds a PhD in management with a focus around meaning creation, language, and sensemaking.


I’m always learning something new. Recently, I started an online course to upgrade my Cognitive Behavioral Counseling skills. My intention for the balance of this year is to find more balance in my ways of thinking. This is going to involve me practicing what I preach to my clients, “be the watcher of your thoughts.” When my thoughts are rigid, I’m going to encourage more flexible, fluid thinking patterns. I’m doing this because I believe in the power of our thoughts. I see each day how our thoughts have the amazing ability to either keep us stuck in old unhealthy habits or keep us moving forward towards our health dreams. This is my mantra for the month of May. “May I have flexibility in my thoughts and Laurieactions.”

Laurie Pinhorn is all about nutrition and whole health.  She is a registered social worker, holistic and therapeutic nutritionist, an Orthomolecular Health Practitioner and a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN). She is a passionate speaker, educator and service provider on the subject of nutrition and its connection to mental and physical health.   She works with individuals, families, groups and corporations to design and deliver nutrition and wellness programs to optimize health and performance.  With a diverse 20 year background in clinical social work, holistic nutrition and physical fitness; Laurie’s hybrid of expertise is very unique.   Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Biology), Bachelor of Social Work, and a Masters in Holistic Nutrition from the Edison Institute of Nutrition, focusing on the nutrition and mental health connection as it specifically relates to Autism, Anxiety and ADHD.


My primary focus for the remainder of this year is to get my service offerings online and available to a much broader audience. I am really excited about the potential that the online market offers. Until this year my clients have been almost entirely local. It has been and continues to be a pleasure and an honor to service this client base. I will not only expand my geographical reach, I will expand my impact dramatically. It is very gratifying to know that  I have something of consequence to offer my target market. In the past few months I have become very clear on my target audience and what I do for them. I help entrepreneurs and business professionals become confident, engaging and effective speakers. I am excited by the ability to serve. I am excited by this new journey I am on. I am restructuring my product and service offerings to fit this amazing online opportunity. It is very satisfying to realize that this will allow me to reach ideal clients well beyond the borders of Newfoundland and even Canada. The most Joel-Sweeney-291x300prominent lesson I have learned since beginning this journey is that it is a lot of work and there are a lot of pieces to consider. It also requires a strong commitment to consistency of timing and content. Knowing that I will expand my reach and impact and that I CAN make a difference makes it all worthwhile. What’s the “May it be …” in your world?

 Joel Sweeney is all about effective communications. He is a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, personal coach and author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought with his third book, The Speaker’s Tool Box, just released in the Fall of 2014. Through his focus on communications training and his keynote speeches, Joel helps individuals and organizations maximize their potential. His messages are thought provoking, entertaining and laced with connection, humor and enthusiasm.


With the ‘daily grind’ and ‘rat race’ becoming the norm for so many of us, I mindfully start each day by taking the driver’s seat but yet, promising myself to enjoy the ride. This is my personal and professional intention as I clue up another school year and move forward into the summer. I generally attempt to do this by seeking out those natural highs of musical injections, chocolate infusions, and breathing, in order to survive the ‘tornado of to-do’s’. But it has also become about listening to myself, truly listening to Trent1-296x300those around me, and embracing what it is to be a true care-giver and contributor to the community.

Trent Langdon, M.Ed, Canadian Certified Counsellor is all about legacy and building yours by rewriting your ‘game plan’ or rejuvenating your organization’s foundations.  Trent is a strong believer that success and contentment is achievable through actions of integrity and character; for an individual or an organization. With more than 20 years of experience as a CHANGE AGENT for children, adolescents, families, schools, communities, and professionals, Trent can walk with you toward Personal Development and Discovery, Organizational Review and Renewal, and A Career / Life Plan for Teens.


At the risk of sounding cliché, my clear intention this year is to become healthier – this impacts both my personal and professional life. Physicians the world over are all agreed: losing weight as you get older gets increasingly harder to do. Since the benefits of losing weight are numerous, the impact on health is enormous – if you’ll pardon the pun. And, to help me adjust to, and engage in, consistent action, I have chosen to label my ‘intention’ as becoming healthier so as to help me make this a permanent Lifestyle choice. Physical health has never been a big concern for me in the past, I am learning now – to my Ray-300x294detriment – how foolish this decision was early in my youth. So, to ensure a long(er) and productive life, my goal and commitment is to living a healthier life.

Ray Hollister is all about resilience and potential. He works with organizations to reveal extraordinary resilience and unlimited potential in everyone.   His powerful presentations will not only energize and inspire you, but also reveal how YOU can make radical, immediate changes to how you perceive, handle, and experience adversity resulting in experiencing life in a new and thrilling way.


Wow, I could echo everyone on this one.  But I won’t… and yet, I will.  My intention centers on the virtue of Simplicity.  I recently blogged that it was actually a virtue; a strength of character.  I affectionately call it the focus virtue.  One of my favorite quotes goes… “One cannot obtain the full force of the sunlight when it is cast on a flat mirror, but once the sun shineth upon a concave mirror, or on a lens that is convex, all its heat will be concentrated on a single point, and that one point will burn the hottest. Thus is it necessary to focus one’s thinking on a single point so that it will become an effective force.”  Like, I am sure, many…. I have become much of both a “go to and wanna help guy”.  That still exists.  But this road back to health has taught me the need for simplicity and sharpness of focus.  Where can I best serve is a better question that where can I serve.  The book Essentialism by Greg McKeown and the works of Joe Calloway have become heightened faves for sure.  And I see so much wisdom in what The CAST™ have shared here.  Like Majeed and Laurie, I want to be a purely living example of our work.  Like Sheena and Laurie, I want to experience the balance.  Like William, I want to be strategic and discerning in my use of time and resources.  Like Joel. I am eager to serve who I best serve.  Like Trent, I want to explore that joyful mindfulness.  And like Ray, health is essential, going forward.  But, for me… it comes to focusing with powerful intent… on simplicity… to be that simple man that LP Jacks wrote of… “The Educatormaster in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.”  Simple, man.  🙂

Barry Lewis Green is an educator.  He is a dynamic motivator.  Yes, he is a motivational speaker of substance.  He is an expert who speaks.  Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. It is a team with a mission born of Barry’s work.  He is about epic and noble leadership and wholehearted communities at work, school and everywhere; advancing together in thought, will and action. He is about uniting diverse talent to create cultures of growth.


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