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, he is honored and excited to announce:
THE EPIC SPEAKERNET
The Epic Speakernet™ is all about speaking, and the profession, craft and service that it can and must be. Here, you will find 5 services dedicated to the power of speaking to move message and meaning. Here you will find momomondays St. John’s, Speakeasies™, Thinking CAPS™, Deliver™ and NLAWS™ our local and world class speaker bureau.
FIRST, momondays St. John’s
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 and personal initiative to host momondays events in St. John’s … with Tracy Carberry as co-host. This is a labour of love, big time! We have created a social enterprise inspired space where all net proceeds go to community causes we support. The team is all volunteer and passionate. While this is not under the official umbrella of Epic Engage™ as an enterprise, Barry includes this personal project as part of his commitment to advancing speaking as a force for changing the world. To stay connected, join our 700+ and growing community on Facebook.
Think about 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), on Saturdays as randomly announced, we sit around and hear 15 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? Join our #hUmaNITY community on Facebook where we post on events there.
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 in 2018 and via Zoom, once a month, David and Barry engage a variety of professional speakers from CAPS, on thoughts, ideas and actions for practicing greater self care as we live our lives. Held typically for 45 minutes on a monthly Sunday evening, this is neither counseling nor advice, but simply engaging in ideas that might help move the needle on personal health and well-being. It is great for professional speakers and anyone who is interested in exploring practices for healthy minds and well being. Get connected with our growing Thinking CAPS community online 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, 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.
When you deliver, it shows up. You show 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. The sessions are remarkable. News of events are posted in our various online groups like #hUmaNITY… or Barry Lewis Green on LinkedIn. And NLOWE lists the events for registration. Important to be connected to and/or a part of them, it might be. For more information, you can also connect HERE.
AND THEN THERE IS …
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 26 diverse and independent 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… if making your event or conference rich in content and delivery is important… we very much encourage you to connect with Tracy Carberry today.
OUR EXPERTS WHO SPEAK INCLUDE…
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 hosts a weekly radio show on VOCM Radio Sundays at 1:30 pm called MINDBODYSOUL helping listeners with their mental wellness. Ultimately, 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.
LESLIE BRIDGER: Healing Power of Nature
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. CONTACT US TODAY.
SUSAN DAY: Energy and Ease
Susan Day is an experienced yoga teacher, IT professional and creator of The Office Yogi. She is consciously creating her life with tools such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness and strives to live her life with lots of energy and at the same time, a sense of ease. Susan loves to share what she has learned on her path in hopes that others might find the right combination of energy and ease in their own lives. Online or in person, Susan, The Office Yogi, affects and advances your energy and ease. For more on that special work, 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.
DOMINIQUE HURLEY: Intuition into Action
Dominique Hurley is an intuitive visionary artist, educator, and naturopathic practitioner who guides you to explore and express your True Self as you connect to your 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, intuitive exercises, guided meditations, presentations, interactive workshops, and writings. For your conference, convention, meeting or event, Dominique can and will help nourish your transformational journey as an individual, organization or professional community. 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 CEDERBERG: 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.
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 .
GERRY SULLIVAN: Lead with Health
Gerry Sullivan is a business owner who has worked as a business strategist for over 10 years. Speaking about his personal story of wellness and weightless … and balancing all of the expectations that other have for us, Gerry uses his own personal experiences, combined with the extensive training he has completed over the years, to provide a unique perspective in the areas of leadership development and healthy living. Gerry walks and talks the path of leadership and health, and brings it to his audiences and all those he serves, locally and globally. CONTACT US TODAY.
TONYA WHITTLE: Mastering Mindset
Tonya Whittle is an inspiration speaker, thought leader, coach and behaviour expert blending modern strategies with ancient wisdom to help people overcome emotional and mindset blocks that prevent them from living to the fullest. Her motto is “do more than exist” that life is here to be lived fully. Having overcome childhood trauma, Tonya understands fully the concept of just getting by. Using the very strategies she teaches, she reclaimed her power in life and helps others do the same. It’s less about what happened to you and more about what you do about it. CONTACT US TODAY.
HEATHER STAMP-NUNES: Leadership Life-Cycle
Leadership Matters specializes in leadership life-cycle solutions; working with you to create fully customized solutions that are unique to your needs and ensuring your leadership strategy is executed and sustained to guarantee long-term success. Heather Stamp-Nunes is the founder and director of Leadership Matters Inc., an executive coaching and consulting firm focused on leadership strategy, executive coaching and top team development. As a leadership strategist and executive coach, Heather serves as a strategic partner who makes meaningful connections with others while inspiring them to be their best selves. Her core values are connectedness, empowerment, and leadership and she brings them. CONTACT US TODAY.
AIDEN HIBBS: Intimate and Impactful
Aiden Hibbs is a broadcaster, speaker, and coach. He believes that our approach to everyday conversations, phone calls, and even emails should be the basis for how we speak to much larger audiences. For 25 years Aiden has focused on creating intimate and impactful conversations through broadcasting. He can teach you to talk to 1 person in a crowd of 500! Aiden can help you transform your presentations and your one-on-one interactions so you become a better and even more inspiring communicator. You can engage with Aiden on VOCM where he is currently the Evening Show Host and Program Director. CONTACT US TODAY.
BARRY LEWIS GREEN: Together, Strong
Barry Lewis Green is about character leadership and unity building at school, work, business and community. He moves the needle on 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.