The broadCAST™ Team
During the time that I have known Barry Green, he has displayed creative thinking, considerable skills and knowledge, and an effortless approach to instruction. He has offered career counseling services, volunteer opportunities, job search training and positive enforcement. I am grateful for his genuine offer to be a continual support throughout the years and I know that I will be a better Human Resources professional because of him. — Maryann Coynoypopoylos, HR Professional
Barry Lewis Green is The Unity Guy™ and he understands unity to be sourced, in part, in the power of resourcefulness and cooperation. Together, we are better. Together, strong. And, Barry is the engine for Epic Engage™; and the ring leader of The broadCAST™… a select, dynamic and diverse collection of 15 independent experts contributing to helping build individuals and communities of strength at school, work, business and community. Once a month, The broadCAST™ Team produces a blog called (what else) The broadCAST™ as a high value read. If you would like to receive The broadCAST™, let us know today.
The broadCAST Team, beyond Barry
Ray Hollister is all about strength, excellence and potential. In fact, he has a very special connection with students – he’s helped thousands achieve average scores of over 90% for 20 years! His love of learning… and his ability to teach anybody the same easy strategies he used to study far less than everyone else while maintaining outrageously high test scores… quickly earned him a lot of ‘friends’ seeking his advice. Ray has personally conducted numerous studies to develop an intense, focused, and results oriented program for college students. With the success of that program, Ray set his sights on helping younger students in Junior High, High School, and those just entering University. The end result is a program that will help any student – especially YOU – learn more, study less, and earn consistently high grades.
Jamie McCabe is all about creativity and connection. She is on a mission to bring people together through art and exploring their creative side at Clay Café Avalon. Jamie became an entrepreneur and opened the paint-your-own pottery studio in 2008 and has seen many memories painted there since then. She works with children and schools where she provides after school art programs. She believes we should color outside the lines more and embrace our inner artist. At Clay Café, it’s not about painting the perfect piece, it’s about painting the perfect memory.
Jon Butler was born and bred in St. John’s and is especially passionate about helping to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Newfoundland & Labrador. After graduating from MUN in 2009, he spent the following 9 years building a career as an entrepreneur. He has started companies in both Ottawa and St. John’s, and most recently, a food business called LunchIn. Jon has also launched Get Started Café; an initiative that offers a new approach to professional development, leadership, and community impact. He believes that thinking like an entrepreneur can help anyone become empowered at work, enact social change, and find purpose.
After twenty years of ‘successful’ yet unhappy corporate living, Leslie Bridger decided to follow her calling, helping people create healing environments both internally and externally with nature. After her near-death experience in 2005, she fully understood the importance of what she had learned from the Elements. Leslie now spreads this message through her joyful awe-inspiring talks accompanied by her uplifting nature photography, as well as her upcoming book “AWE for Humanity: Awakening Wisdom from the Elements”. Her mission is to lovingly empower others, individually and in groups, as they awaken to the magnificence within and all around them.
Dominique Hurley is an intuitive visionary artist, educator and naturotherapist who guides you to explore and express your True Self through inner guidance. Grounded in her love of beauty and the beauty of love, Dominique delivers insight and inspiration through her Intuition Into Action Treasure Map: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life. She’ll delight you through energy-infused art, keynotes, practical interactive workshops, guided visioning meditations and more. If you’re looking to activate whole-brained success in your life, organization or community, hire Dominique to nourish your transformational journey. Her unique blend of expertise will animate your meetings, events, conferences, and conventions.
Dawn Gough is about environmental excellence including change through policy, corporate social responsibility, and long-term sustainability. As an environmental consultant, policy writer, and management system consultant and owner of EnTec Environmental Consulting, she has enjoyed forging environmental initiatives and providing environmental expertise across Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 20 years. She leads with knowledge of federal, provincial, and municipal regulations, industry best practices, and ISO 14001. Dawn believes that change starts with policy and real change must be initiated from the inside out and from the top down of any organization. Dawn holds a Master of Technology Management degree in Engineering and Applied Science Technology, is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO Integrated Management Systems and is enthusiastic about inspiring the leadership of socially and environmentally-conscious companies to become recognized as leaders in the community.
Trent Langdon invests in people and interpersonal relationships. For 25 years, Trent has worked within public education, residential youth care, and charitable youth programs; and engaged in organizational governance for 15 years. A nationally-certified school counsellor, educator, and ‘peer-elected’ leader (current VP of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association), Trent promotes the ‘human connection’, integrity-based leadership, and the power of relationships and works to build the personal identity, skill-set, and resilience of students, educators, community leaders, and professionals. “Trent is a ‘helper’ and ‘educator’ by temperament and training” (Barry Lewis Green)… a family guy, social justice advocate, and community volunteer.
Jenny Dearing speaks to love in action. She brings talent, experience and learning around love, trauma and care. With a passion for Child and Youth Care and Addictions, and a background in same, she connects, and memorably so. Her work spans children and youth care with addictions, 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 it, with zeal. On top of all that, she loves singing, and 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.
OUR COOL SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS
Mark Black, CSP is all about wellness and resilience. He is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, 4-time marathoner, resilience expert, speaker, and coach. Mark helps people “Thrive in Challenging Times”. A Certified Speaking Professional, Mark has inspired more than 100,000 people in more than 350 presentations. At 23 Mark faced an unimaginable challenge. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing. Without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant he would not see his 25th birthday. Three years later, after receiving his second chance at life, Mark ran his first marathon. Mark spends his free time with his beautiful wife and two kids.
Sheena Grobb is about compassion. 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 shares hers.
The Opportunity Project
Hey there! I’m Whitney (Roberts), a student from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. I’m super involved in my Student Union and advocating for students. I’m also a creative (@wvartwork)…I have a passion for visual arts, fine arts, and more! However, my heart lies with community engagement and youth initiatives. I’ve worked with youth centres from a young age and found a passion for advocating for at-risk youth. For the past few years, I’ve worked with a national non-profit called Youth Centres Canada. I’ve had many titles since starting there but my main focus is the #Youth Magazine. I’ve learned so much about youth initiatives across Canada and engaged with so many individuals with similar passions! Recently, I’ve co-founded a non-profit organization entitled The Opportunity Project Youth Association (TOP for short). Our goal is to connect youth with opportunities to grow and develop their skills. We want to provide opportunities to youth so that they can succeed in this fast-paced world!
Will White began his journey of working with youth-serving organizations at the Youth 2000 Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. Discovering a continuous need to do something bigger he began to search for opportunities to grow. Through this search, he joined groups such as the Youth Advisory Council for the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health, Young Canadians Round Table on Health and became a Telus Wise Ambassador. After 4 years as a Programs and Promotions Coordinator at the youth centre, Will made the difficult decision of taking a break from working directly with youth and shortly after was appointed as the CEO of Youth Centres Canada. He has since joined the Advisory on Youth Matters, served two one year terms on the Premiers Youth Council and most recently become accepted to the Constituency Youth Council for MP Scott Simms. He is excited to have embarked on a new venture, Co-Founding a national non-profit, The Opportunity Project Youth Association (TOP for short), which focuses on creating and advocating for opportunities for youth across Canada from employment to volunteer opportunities. Will’s core passions are youth mental health, digital literacy and youth engagement. He believes that every youth is a wealth of untapped potential and hopes to prove that to the world.