EPIC for EVERYONE
At Epic Engage™, our 19 free programs and services are intended to help reinforce and encourage character, love, unity and excellence … for a better world. Together, we are better. Much better. Together, strong. With that in mind, we offer the following free and unleashed. This is one deeeeeep dive, but worth it.
FIRST, The FREEPIC Forums™
Epic Engage™ delivers on speaking, training, educating, facilitating, coaching and consulting… and a whole lot more. Part of what we do is provide content rich sources of both information and engagement through our FREEPIC Forums™… our free online and ongoing resources, including:
1. MEANINGFUL MONDAYS with Barry
Each Monday, there will be a post intended for Activants. different from activists. Activants are quite simply those living and working on the change, by their work on the ground. They are noble minded and world embracing educators, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. They are world embracing; keeping in mind that to embrace means to take or receive willingly, gladly, eagerly and enthusiastically. They are social enterprisers and community-centered entrepreneurs I like to call Communitrepreneurs who understand that commerce is the engine of community, and not simply some appendix around which to get rich quick. They are educators who see the importance of character and intelligences and contribution in and out of the classroom. These are the teachers that make us feel we matter and they matter because they do that. They are humbly heroic in their approach. I like to call them Leaducators. Then, there are the young and emerging leaders in the private, public and community sectors who know that it is about deeds, not words; they are changing things by doing and being. I like to call them Emergents. For each of them, and on Mondays, we offer:
- The Leaducator™, for Leaducators the 1st Monday of the month…
- Deliver™, for Communitrepreneurs the 2nd Monday of the month…
- The broadCAST™, for all/everyone, with 17 contributors, the 3rd Monday of the month…
- AukWords™, for Emergents the 4th Monday of the month…
- Plead the Fifth™, an occasional post for all on that 5th Monday in a month. 🙂
Such will be shared on LinkedIn and Facebook.
This is my/our regular Monday fare.
After School Live on Facebook and LinkedIn. Here we explore character by diving into a strength of character and examining its application at school, work, business and community. Recorded LIVE in one take, it is released at 8:30 EST each Tuesday. We choose a strength of character, explore our understanding of it, and discuss its best practices. You can find it:
3. WEDNESDAYS with Barry’s Blog
Barry’s Blog is just that.. a personal blog on Wednesdays. Here, Barry reports in on his own learnings around character, love and personal leadership. He gets real, and will have some fun. Shared:
OBwan on my LinkedIn page… and on Facebook. Through short punchy cool video, we explore character and behaviour at school, work, business and community … drawing on my 40 years in leadership training and development and my 25 years teaching Organizational Behaviour. And, we have fun doing it. Here you will find thoughts, ideas and tips to advance individuals, groups and structure in a way that moves us forward together, stronger with results. You will be engaged, released 8:30 pm EST on Thursdays.
Fun and Fierce is fun on Fridays, incorporating live video feeds on my Facebook page. It could be live singing or a fun message or both.
6. WEEKENDS with Epic Engage™
Then there will be Sharpen the Blades … a new blog series about character in response to life and work. Each post is an exploration of an aspect of character and its impact on living and working more successfully, however we might define such. Sharpen the Blades is about preparing our character as strength; in the face of life and work. Period. It will run on Weekends. Shared…
7. THE WEEKLIES
On a daily basis, expect… #hUmaNITY, Shine Down on Me, and more.
At #humanity you will find articles, videos and more celebrating something human and heroic… and/or happy. #humanity is our small but growing online community where we foster an engaging exchange of thought and ideas around character leadership and education… and advancing the notion of humanity, locally and globally. It is for world embracing educators, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. And, that includes parents. 🙂 If you believe in the cool power of education, we do too. Great education is great leadership. Great leadership is great education. If you believe in humanity, heroism and happiness, we do too. Through music, meme, message and more… here, we serve YOU. And here, you will find and can share articles, videos, and more that constructively add to a global conversation around character education and leadership… and our humanity… and have fun in the process!!! Yes, we believe in humanity, heroism, humility and happiness . We believe in the noble spirit of humanity. We believe in life and the kind of leadership that advances living it to our best. We are going to have fun here, exploring the best in us. AND, weekly there will be that live chat of celebrating the good.
CHARACTER MATTERS with Barry
As well, and on Facebook (The Unity Guy … Epic Engage … #hUmaNITY), LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter, you will find daily Virtues Reflection posts… called Character Matters… taking a virtues Reflection Card and offering it up for consideration and a question.
Shine Down on Me with Barry
Borrowed from the Collective Soul song Shine, Shine Down on Me… I share a line from a Shinedown (my fave band) as a video thought weekly on Saturdays. Kind of a different bed time story. Cool music, and messaging.
ROCKfox Unity Radio
ROCKFOX Unity Radio is a Facebook “Radio” concept… here is an online space to place great music that soothes, lifts and rocks the spirit… all genres but a singular mission to connect music with spirit. You can make requests here and we will put it up for others to enjoy. You can post your own in the spirit of the space. Feel free to LIKE the page, and access it and add to it with great commentary… it is a cool community around music that moves us in the best of ways. Rock on! Join us.
Daily Dives with Barry
You will also find a wide selection of memes, music and message shared on these platforms in blog style; daily daring to celebrate character … humanity, heroism and happiness. Including Meaningful Mondays and Sharpen the Blades noted above, plus other daily blog posts and RABL, Random Acts of Blogging (video style). All shared…
#8-11. Online Focus Groups and Communities
… where we offer special video and blogs for our global community. You might want to join our LINKEDIN Focus Groups
- Engaging Youth, Leadership and Education
- Building Character, Culture and Leadership Excellence
- Wayfarers’ Virtues Connection for Virtues Project Facilitators
… or our evolving Epic Engage™ Community on Vimeo (launching in the Fall of 2019).
#12. THE FREE THOUGHT™ SERIES
Go here to find our FREE THOUGHT Series. We take on topics as diverse as spirituality, bullying, service, health, wealth, leadership, business, college and education. These FREE downloads are personal and professional… and intended to stimulate thought and action to explore some more. Think of them as tools to inspire your own independent investigation of truth on matters of living and working and studying.
#13. EPIC ENGAGE™ on FACEBOOK
In addition, check out our Epic Engage Facebook page, where we offer a wide variety of resources. There, we examine strengths of character and how to best practice them for results as leaders and organizations… and have fun along the way.
#14. STRONG SCHOOL GLOBAL™
ONLINE LEADERSHIP VIDEO PROGRAM
FOR EVERYONE and FREE to ALL. STRONG SCHOOL GLOBAL ™ is a true service project. Here we offer 30+ videos around character, communications, temperament, leadership, problem solving, confidence and more. Through an online video series, we bring and offer world class and recognized expertise in character leadership. Some of our best fun and material, right here. It is raw and real. You get cool material and an opportunity to see a powerful slice of what we do. No strings attached.
SECOND, The FREEPIC LIVE™
#15-17. PUBLIC EVENTS
Family Character™ Events
VIRTUES PROJECT™ Coaching… for the Family
Family Character™ is a focused program for parents and families seeking additional strategies for raising children and youth in a demanding world. Inspired by the work of The Virtues Project™, this program approaches real life with real world and world proven guidance. The program is a 3-hour session. This results oriented program, conducted periodically through the year, addresses 5 core strategies for engaging communications in families…. and it is FUN! It is grass roots driven and organized by schools and not-for-profit organizations. For more information or to organize a Family Character™ Day, connect with us HERE.
Started in June 2018, Epic Engage™ offers DELIVER™, serving educators, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders with thoughts and ideas for delivering on message. In partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, NLOWE, Canada Business, City of St. John’s, Memorial Centre for Social Enterprise, Metro Business Opportunities, Provincial Association of CBDCs, BDC, and YMCA of NL, DELIVER™ delivers. It delivers on two things… the art of finding and telling your story. When you deliver, it shows up. You show up. With a new format starting Spring of 2020, we run monthly live intimate and interactive sessions (TBA), supported by segments from broadCAST Live™ (see below).
The sessions are free and offered through a variety of respected organizations supporting education, entrepreneurship and leadership in Newfoundland and Labrador. Each session is a download on ideas, and a coaching experience to boot. It is a veritable potluck of development to build poise, confidence and clarity in getting your message out. The sessions are remarkable. News of events are posted in our various online groups like #hUmaNITY… or Barry Lewis Green on LinkedIn. For more information, you can also connect HERE.
Officially launching in 2020, The CLASSroom™ essentially are random acts of speaking to youth in schools, no fee. Barry speaks to the heroic in us all. He speaks to together, strong… and he connects. Oh, does he ever connect! Arranged where schedule permitting, this is a pure labour of love for Barry. Interested? For more information, connect HERE.
#18. broadCAST Live™
Monthly, Barry Lewis Green teams up with Jon Butler to run cool PODcasts and Shows called broadCAST Live™. Segments will include bite-size pieces on DELIVER™ (see above), useful for entrepreneurs, educators and emerging leaders in getting clear and confident on message. But there will be more; much more. And in support of advancing those global goals. More news to follow. For now, check out here, and here. Stay tuned.
Officially launching in Summer 2020, Pandamonium™ is dedicated to Panda, Barry’s best bud, girl and #bestlittledogintheworld. Here you will find a team of people committed to random but strategic and coordinated acts of helpfulness… a kind of volunteer SWAT Team of Service. Sometimes with Panda by our side, we will engage and deliver on STRONG STREETZ Food Runs™, WINDdancer™ Song and Dance, HUGZ and MUGZ™ , The Janeway Telethon, and more to serve the community. Really, it is about friends in service. For more information, connect HERE. Apply therein.