BARRY LEWIS GREEN is…
The Unity Guy™
CMHA had the pleasure of inviting Barry to a staff development day. In one word AWESOME! Barry was very energetic, interactive, and effective. The experience allowed us to see how, while we are all very different in our personalities and skill sets, we all have the potential to contribute positively both professionally and personally. — Beverley Hiscock, Canadian Mental Health Association
Growing up in a construction family, and amidst teachers at that, I did not realize it but I had already caught “the bug”. It was a dual bug really… business and education. As a kid, I loved learning but did not imagine myself a teacher… though, looking back on how I studied, I should have seen the signs. Encyclopedias were fair game. And, learning and initiative and creativity were my play toys. That being said, it was my university years where I met Professor Hattenauer. This was a man initially feared when you “heard” you were getting him for any number of Human Resource Development courses. But, he changed my life. He demanded much of us; because he believed in us. He engaged me in classroom discussions when I would have “preferred” not. He showed me capacities I never knew I had, by engaging me in the classroom. There is so much more I can say but I reserve that to telling my audiences in person. It is a story of character, love, unity, excellence, and inspiration; and it changed my life.
All of that is to say that even then I did not fully realize the bug had taken hold. As I progressed through my initial career with the Government of Canada, I took on more and more opportunities to lead and train… and when I moved to Vancouver in 1987 and into industrial software sales by day and a career with Dale Carnegie Training® through to 2001 by night, I knew I had this deep love for and understanding of the power that education has to lead, unite and inspire. And, by this time, I had experienced glorious examples of leaders that could manifest together, strong.
Through my career in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors over 39 years, I witnessed and experienced the same. I saw the fundamental value of character, love, unity, excellence, education and leadership for building strong cultures at school, work, business and in the community. I had incredible mentors. I sought out ever increasing opportunities to be an ongoing student of character education and leadership and its role in building strength and prosperity.
From 2000-2012, I had the honor of joining the ranks as Master Facilitator for the Virtues Project™; a globally engaging movement for character leadership and community capacity building. I became a Certified Facilitator for Personality Dimensions® and its work in temperament and personality assessment. I became a Certified Tutor/Trainer through The Ruhi Institute for spiritual and community development. I studied and wrote on character and temperament in my book Human Being Being Human©.
Yes, I am a lifelong student of the work around character, education and leadership and building communities of character, love, unity and excellence. And, over these last 25 years, armed with that passion, I have taught college level business courses. I am a teacher. I believe that education is truly the oldest and most noble of professions and am adamant about advancing the power of character, capacity and creativity based education to unleash potential. I am a business educator with an expertise built over 39 years in community, economic and business development.
I would humbly suggest that I have been and am a community guy, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. With a career in community and economic development that spans the federal and provincial public service, the private sector and the community sector… and as both a speaker and business educator… I have delivered on education, leadership and business management as a vehicle for community, economic and business development… to tens of thousands of youth and adults across North America. Through it all, the message is together, strong.
With all of that in mind, on a personal note… I am a rocker, cartoonist, and dancer… yup. Indeed, I bring that love of these art forms to my work with EPIC Engage™… cartooning, singing and dancing… they all require creativity, harmony and rhythm… and the freedom to let it go; key ingredients in creating epic engagement. I am a Baha’i, guided by the drive that we all matter and that that is the starting point for all great things…. reaching out to the Human Radio. 😉 These days, I enjoy a beautiful, modest, little home I call “The Cottage” in Mount Pearl, NL, Canada with my #bestlittledogintheworld Panda… teaching, speaking, coaching, singing, dancing, cartooning, boxing, walking, and following my Shinedown, NFL, Star Trek Discovery, Supernatural and great and epic super hero and sci-fi fantasy movies (I am a big time Marvel freak). It is a good life, and I am grateful.
JENNY DEARING is…
Chief Love Officer
Jenny is a force of nature. I cannot imagine the full breadth and depth of this work, going forward, without her talent, training, temperament, tenacity and passion. She delivers on everything.” — Barry Lewis Green
New to Epic Engage™, Jenny Dearing brings a wealth of talent, experience and learning around love, trauma and care. Born and raised a small town girl, Jenny adores life and the simpler things. With a passion for Child and Youth Care and Addictions, and a background in same, she walks her talk, big time.
Jenny is results driven and holds a unique ability to relate to all people. She connects, and memorably so. Her talent for integrating creative projects and activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional health, well-being and team work… is remarkable. She delivers on individualized support, ensuring that all children and youth have the tools that enable them to become successful, mindful adults. Ultimately, Jenny is dedicated to fostering positive relationships within the community and workplace.
Jenny’s background spans children and youth care with addictions, professional personal and senior care, respite work, and business leadership; delivering on all. Jenny is a Certified Virtues Project™ Facilitator, with professional training in child and youth care with addictions support and home support services. With certification in ASIST Suicide First Aid, Autism Awareness and Understanding, Trauma Information Care, and Child and Youth Care Practice, Jenny brings a powerful combination of training, education and experience to her passion.
Her focus is on love in action and practice, especially in the face of challenge, trauma and addictions. And she knows her stuff. She lives it too. Jenny exudes love, in the most powerful of ways and people who engage with her cannot miss it. It is palpable, powerful, practical and poignant.
On top of all that, she is passionate about singing and art. She loves the passion of great songs and singing, and she is an accomplished multi-media artist … and brings both to her work. Artistry is a path to love and healing. Jenny knows it. She believes in it. She drives it. She brings it to her life of work, studies and home as mother and friend.
Jenny is amazing. She engages and you love every minute of it. She does too. Her friendship and workship with Barry is a powerful, unique and passionate combination of love, honor and zeal. Jenny is excited to move with Epic Engage™ and advance the focus around character, love, unity and excellence.