As we reflect back on 2014, it’s important to realize that amidst many of the sad and negative news stories we were bombarded with there are also many hopeful and inspiring stories. These stories often do not get their share of the spotlight since we are all too eager to turn to more sensational tales. As we return to work and school after the holidays, we have the opportunity in conversations with our colleagues, friends and family to shed a light on the good that happened in the past year. I like to think of it as a challenge when people bring up the negative stories to try and counter with an amazing positive story. In the spirit of that challenge here are five of the most talked about news stories of 2014 and an inspiring positive news alternative. Continue reading
I had the amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes at TEDxYYC and get the reactions of speakers right after they shared their idea worth sharing. It was amazing to hear their passion and get to know them each better as people. Check out this first interview with Dallas Arcand, 3 time World Champion Hoop Dancer. I personally worked with Dallas as his speaker coach too and had the great pleasure to get to know him well.
After speaking to many TEDxYYC attendees they said they were most surprised by Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May. Many had expected that she would speak only about the environment. When she focused her talk around the need for democracy many were inspired to look at politics in a new way. Continue reading