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We live in a time of change ripe with possibilities
A time when our biggest challenges are our greatest opportunities.
Now is the time for us to think differently and act boldly.
But our daily diet of sad, bad, fake and negative news is dampening our spirits and holding us back.
We need to progress.
Every meaningful element of human progress has happened because humans have inspired each other to take action that turns ideas into reality. One highly effective medium for inspiring action is a thoughtfully scripted and impactfully delivered short talk.
Welcome to Vancouver Get Inspired Talks (“VGI”).
“Words may inspire, but only action creates change.”
Why GI Talks?
Boy meets girl, and if they like each other, they start dating exclusively until they get married and live happily ever after. Right! I believe that it’s more natural for us to have consensual non-monogamous relationships instead of forcing ourselves into a mould that our 50% divorce rate says doesn’t work anymore. The vision of Vancouver Get Inspired Talks - to inspire brave actions - is an excellent fit for my provocative topic and unconventional thinking.
There is an epidemic of people doing work they weren’t meant to do. Their passions and professions are out of alignment. My mission is to help people align the work they do and the lives they live with their passions. When they do, they’ll live happy, healthy lives that are more meaningful to THEM. Vancouver Get Inspired Talks is about inspiring people to take brave action so it’s a perfect fit for my message – act now to take happiness into your own hands.
“Choose Not to Use” is the talk I want the world to hear, so that addicts everywhere can embrace the power they possess to choose not to use. I also want to help people become aware of the devastating danger hidden in their spare change. I selected Vancouver Get Inspired Talks to showcase my message because of the reputation the team built with another event. I felt that this team would best support me in becoming an inspiration for change and that they had the expertise and the tools I needed to take my message global.
This year over 40,000 young people will experience homelessness in Canada. I understand this all too well because in 1989 I was a homeless youth on the streets of Vancouver. Today, I am on a mission to prevent youth homelessness. In 2017, I completed a 9,064 km walk across Canada pushing a shopping cart and sharing sustainable solutions on how to prevent homelessness. I have chosen to describe the issue and tell the story of my walk at the Vancouver Get Inspired Talks event because this platform holds the promise of galvanizing people to take positive action.
People in cities around the world are being choked by car congestion and bad air, mostly because of our dependence on cars. For decades, both as a citizen and politician, I’ve been promoting and trying out better ways to get around than driving alone at huge personal, social and environmental cost. Today we have innovative mobility choices that have never been available before. The Vancouver Get Inspired Talks stage is a perfect showcase for promoting these opportunities to a wide audience of people eager to take action to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
I had an Aha moment that I want to share with the world - I realized that the skills I use to win hackathon competitions can be adapted and applied to solve complex problems and make high-quality personal and professional decisions. Imagine our world if we had more of those! I want to share my Aha moment from the stage of Vancouver Get Inspired Talks because its production team has a history of empowering others to generate fresh ideas and take positive actions to reach new heights.
I want to share my message of The Optimist’s Club with the world because the framework we use to view our circumstances directly impacts the outcome. I know this firsthand as I live with a brain tumour that cannot be removed and I choose to view life through the lens of optimism. I chose the Vancouver Get Inspired Talks stage because the production team has an excellent reputation and I felt that the event, which focuses on inspiring massive social change, was a perfect fit for my intention of causing a ripple effect of optimism.
If you are a thought-leader or change-maker
and want to inform, inspire and activate humanity
with your important message…
we’d like to hear from you.
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