The Epic Speakernet
Barry is one of the most genuinely dedicated people that I have ever met. We have been colleagues in the speaking industry for several years now and I am always inspired by his passion for community and equality for all. I am honoured to have him in my network. — Toni Newman, www.toninewman.com
Barry Lewis Green was the first member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was the first National Board Member of CAPS in his home Province as well. Indeed, he is a humbly proud and engaged member of CAPS since 2004. With that in mind, we are is honored and excited to announce:
COMING SEPTEMBER 2018
In the Summer of 2018, we are developing and offering three incredible ways to engage motivation and professional speaking right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
You meet the nicest people at momondays! Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth and transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays! With momondays originating out of Toronto, Barry has taken on a privately sponsored initiative to host momondays events in St. John’s … with Tracy Carberry as co-host, and starting in September 2018. It is going to be fun, and amazing! Stay tuned, and join our 600+ and growing community on Facebook.
Starting August 25th, 2018… weekly and random acts of cool conversations, initiated by Barry Lewis Green and invited experts who speak professionally along the way. At CM Cafe (Coffee Matters, Mount Pearl), one Saturday a month, we sit around and hear 10 minutes of thought from an expert, and then we sit and chat, making new friends and strengthening friendships alike. These are cool conversations ignited by a thought and we see where it takes us as we socialize on a Saturday 7:00-8:00 pm; or longer if you linger 🙂 . Interested? Connect with us today.
THIRD, Thinking CAPS™
David Gouthro and Barry Lewis Green are delivering on advancing online conversations around healthy minds and well being; on being well. Starting on August 29, 2018 and via Zoom, once a month, David and Barry will engage a variety of professional speakers from CAPS, on thoughts, ideas and actions for practicing greater self care as we live our lives. This is neither counseling nor advice, but simply engaging in ideas that might help move the needle on personal health and well-being. For more information join our growing community online or connect with us today.
Starting in 2018, and ongoing September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May and June (we take the summers off), Epic Engage™ will offer DELIVER™, serving educators, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders with thoughts and ideas for delivering on message. In partnership with CNA, NLOWE, Futurpreneur, CBDC, MBO, BDC and other business development agencies throughout the Province, DELIVER™ delivers. When you deliver, it shows up. Yes, 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 bit of a download on ideas, and a coaching experience to boot. It is a veritable potluck of development to build poise, confidence and clarity. News of events are posted in our various online groups… important to be a part of them, it might be. For more information, connect HERE.
NLAWS™: Pro Speaker Network
The Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance of Working Speakers (NLAWS) is a network of professional speakers, who deliver on content rich work right here on the Rock and in the Big Land. We are bringing the first ever, locally run speaker network… to help you find the right message and delivery for your events. We are engaging some 30 diverse experts in their own right, committed to the craft and profession of speaking and training, found right here, and beyond… to serve right here. If commitment to excellence and professionalism is important to you, we encourage you to connect with us today.
BRUCE TEMPLETON: Stories of Santa
Bruce Templeton has assisted Santa Claus in St. John’s, Newfoundland for 40 years with 1500+ visits in a red suit. Those visits have generated some amazing memories for children, families and him. Bruce is the only living Santa in Canada, of 20 in the world, to be a member of the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. He has been knighted as a Knight of St. Nicholas and has written three books. Through those efforts, and with matching funds from Rotary and the Gates Foundation, he has bought polio vaccine for 300,000 children. Bruce has a great story to tell. CONTACT US TODAY.
CORINA WALSH: Emotional Intelligence
Corina Walsh is a certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker … and the owner of Shift People Development Inc. She works with business owners and their teams to help them leverage the power of emotional intelligence for greater leadership and team effectiveness. Corina published her first book in 2017 entitled, The Engaged Employee Blueprint. Corina helps companies implement her framework to increase engagement among employees and build a thriving workplace culture. With this in mind, Corina works with individuals who are ready to reclaim their personal power so they can play a bigger game as leaders personally and professionally. CONTACT US TODAY.
GARY SUMMERS: Mind, Body, Soul
Gary Summers is a professional speaker, magician, hypnotist, hypnotherapist and author having written MINDBODYSOUL (the mental, physical and spiritual sides of wellness.) He has a Master’s Degree in Physiology and certifications in Hypnotherapy from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the National Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapists. Gary takes his audience on an incredible journey of self-discovery as he examines conscious awareness and subconscious programming. Gary teaches people how to think properly because he says, “When you change the way you think about things, the things you think about change.” CONTACT US TODAY.
JOEL SWEENEY: Communications
Joel Sweeney is all about effective communications. Indeed, he has been speaking, training, coaching and writing about it for over 20 years. He is the author of The Wedding MC Handbook and Little Helpings of Food for Thought. His third and most recent book, The Speaker’s Tool Box – Perfecting the Craft of Speaking, was released in the 2015. As the owner of Professionally Speaking (established in 1995), Joel helps entrepreneurs and business professionals become effective, engaging and confident speakers by finding their best and most assertive and skilled voice. Online or in person, Joel delivers on the skills of speaking. CONTACT US TODAY.
RAY HOLLISTER: The Human Potential
Ray Hollister is all about excellence and potential. In fact, he has one astoundingly powerful personal story to tell. Believe it. Ray has a remarkable connection with students, helping thousands achieve average scores of over 90% for nearly 30 years! Ray’s love of learning, and his ability to teach anybody powerful and actionable strategies quickly, earned him legions of new friends seeking his advice. Ray’s programs are tailored specifically to Middle School, High School, and University students. His newest program for educators helps them provide powerful strategies to students when they need it most … to achieve excellent results. CONTACT US TODAY.
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; and Jamie has a message for us all. CONTACT US TODAY.
MARK BLACK: The Power to Thrive
Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient – turned – 4- Time Marathon Runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people “Thrive in Challenging Times”. In 2002, Mark survived a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant. Three years later, he became the only man in history to complete a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs. His programs provide tools to transform adversity into your competitive advantage. Mark is a Certified Speaking Professional and has worked with global brands including Exxon Mobil and Mercedes Benz. He lives in Moncton, NB with his wife and three children. CONTACT US TODAY.
TRACY CARBERRY: Inspired Human Resources
Tracy Carberry is a pro, on real world human resource leadership. Bringing her background in community leadership and human resource development over the last 12 years, she is that people person who communicates, connects and coordinates; and gets results. Whether with the Virginia Park Community Center, Young Adult Cancer of Canada, Enactus, Academy Canada, MoMondays or Epic Engage™, she demonstrates real on-the-ground leadership and brings it every time with an understanding that people matter, and they matter to our success. She now speaks to the idea of advancing effective human resource leadership for small to medium size companies and not-for-profits. CONTACT US TODAY.
TRENT LANGDON: Identity and Education
SUSAN DAY: Yoga and Health
Susan Day lives by ‘simple yet effective’. Small actions lead to big results; physically and mentally. Susan is an experienced yoga teacher, IT professional and creator of The Office Yogi. First and foremost a student of yoga, she is living proof that it can change your life and has been teaching full time for over 5 years. She loves to see how simple breath work and movement can change how a person feels physically, their energy levels and frame of mind. Online or in-person, The Office Yogi helps people in offices access the benefits of yoga, easily and effectively. CONTACT US TODAY.
SHEENA GROBB: The Strength of Compassion
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 500+ tour dates across North America and the UK… Sheena is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. With her album, The Breakless Heart, mastered at Abbey Road Studios London, and a life changing music video created by Lindsey Nelko (past choreographer with So You Think You Can Dance)… Sheena embarks on her meaningful work around compassion, inviting others to “unlock their lives” through sharing their stories; as she shares hers. CONTACT US TODAY.
EMILY BLAND: Social Enterprising
Emily is about social enterprise. Graduating from Memorial University’s Commerce program, she was named HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow for Atlantic Canada, one of Inc.’s Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Atlantic Canada, and received the Unilever Leaders for a Brighter Future Award for Canada. Emily led Enactus Memorial to win the 2016 Enactus World Cup and place second in 2017. She is now a social entrepreneur, transforming the Enactus project into the social enterprise SucSeed. Whether speaking on SucSeed, social enterprise or what we can all do to create a better world, Emily’s passion for that better world shines through. CONTACT US TODAY.
STEPHANIE STAPLES: Energy and Motivation
JON BUTLER: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Jon 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. CONTACT US TODAY.
KATHY STOCK: Music and Meaning
Kathy Stock is a speaker, author, singer/songwriter and performing artist out of St. John’s, Canada. Beginning her speaking and performing career living in the Southern USA, she has continued her work since returning home to Newfoundland in 2011… singing, songwriting and speaking with TEDxstjohns, NY Times Best Seller Gabrielle Bernstein, The Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games, Mary Brown’s, Young Adult Cancer Canada, MoMondays, Women of Worth, GenesisChurch.TV and more. First an author in 2010, Kathy is working on her first album. When not speaking, writing or singing, Kathy is found loving life with her husband, 2 sons and 2 cats. CONTACT US TODAY.
DAVID GOUTHRO: Making the Tough Decisions
A seasoned (but not too spicy!) speaker with 40 years experience, David is best known for his creative presentations, playful demeanor and relentless focus on delivering value to his clients, colleagues and community. The main focus of his business involves working with individuals and groups who have no one else to point to as excuses for their own inaction. This has led him to spend the majority of his time helping executive teams and Boards make tough decisions to grow their businesses in a complex and unpredictable economic environment, while discovering the individual courage required to learn and grow! CONTACT US TODAY.
MICHELLE CEDERBURG: The Bigger Life
Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg galvanizes people to blaze their own path and live a bigger life. An in-demand speaker, author, and coach, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle transports delighted audiences on a journey of truth and laughter that empowers them to optimize health and energy habits, find better work-life balance and gain momentum toward the personal legacy they long to create. Michelle holds a Masters in Kinesiology, BA in Psychology, specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Professional Co-Active Life Coach and ORSC-Trained Team Coach; combining mind, body, and practicality to inspire change! CONTACT US TODAY.
KRISTA HYNES: Captaining Your Money
Krista Hynes is a planner, problem solver and optimist – “there is always a solution when you’re willing to work hard and make mistakes along the way!” Krista’s mission is to help people achieve and protect their goals. Her message is simple… take control of your finances or they will control you. She’s all about reducing the stress that streams from money, removing taboos surrounding financial conversations, and increasing financial literacy to build a happier, healthier and wealthier life – starting right here at home! Her passion is purposeful, practical and focuses on achieving and protecting your important goals. CONTACT US TODAY.
JOHN HARNETT: Understanding People
John’s passion is people understanding themselves and others. A registered psychologist, John spent almost 35 years in Student Services roles at College of the North Atlantic from Canada to Qatar. His passion comes from delivering countless workshops in Personality Dimensions® and MBTI®, and seeing ‘aha’ moments occur with participants taking his workshops. He loves teaching and has facilitated many sessions in personal development as well as lecturing in the Faculty of Education (MUN). The sole Personality Dimensions® Trainer in the Province, John has held a variety of leadership roles in national and provincial student services organizations and international service Clubs. CONTACT US TODAY.
HOLLY McCUE: Social Media Storytelling
Holly McCue is a creative enthusiast and the co-founder for Social On Site, Inc.; a mobile social media marketing agency that focuses on humanizing and connecting brands with their audiences across social platforms… bringing a whole new meaning to “storytelling.” Having graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, Holly has developed a very distinct business approach in association with her passions of painting, writing, photography and psychology. It is remarkable. Understanding people and serving a fresh perspective on knowing and telling your story, is what Holly values most; and she does deliver. CONTACT US TODAY.
SUSAN KENNEDY: Parenting Now
Susan Kennedy is a mom to two little kids aged 2 and 5. She is a scientist by training but now spends her days taking care of her two children and running an educational services business. Susan is also a trained birth doula and is involved in the Doula Collective of Newfoundland. Susan loves to speak about anything parenting-related, especially the intersection between technology and parenting and millennial parenthood. She is the founder of Apparently Tech, a new technology company focusing on app development in the Family and Lifestyle category. Ultimately, Susan delivers on celebrating and empowering parenting. CONTACT US TODAY.
ESTY VARDY: Recovery and Inspiration
At 23, Esty Vardy was told she’d be sick for life, when diagnosed with bipolar II. She experienced the hell of that in 2016, when she attempted suicide. After that last episode, she embarked on a path to greater self-awareness, which eventually helped to change the course of her life. Now, Esty sprinkles inspiration as a speaker and through her work with her social enterprise, Pawsology; an organization that pairs psychiatric service dogs… and provides resources for those with mental illness. Through her work, Esty shares the recovery plan she created for herself and how every obstacle presents an opportunity. CONTACT US TODAY .
BARRY LEWIS GREEN: Together, Strong
Barry Lewis Green is about character leadership at school, work, business and community. He moves the needle on what he calls joyful excellence, humble swagger and fierce creativity. Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart. The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.” As a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry’s the real deal. Get inspired. Move forward together, stronger. CONTACT US TODAY.