OUR 2019 mandate
REVITALIZING TODAY’S LEADERSHIP.
peer-to-peer gROWTH & SUPPORT.
connection | EDUCATION | VARIETY | VITALITY.
2.0 DOES @CANFITPRO !!!! (August 2019)
Our Presentation Theme of Time and Space.
Our presenters spoke on the ups and downs of their personal/professional life with pinnacle moments of the past, present, future. They framed their pinnacle moments spatially, and spoke on how they have rippled out locally, nationally, and internationally. The uniqueness of this 'panelist' experience comes from the rotating moderator model. Our intent was to showcase the value of the moderator, and their ability to answer, ask, and hold space for audience and fellow presenters. We wanted to emphasize that asking the question can be a demonstration of its power over answering the question. Tyler Sammy catered his answers towards Technology & the Future of Educational Vehicles, Lauren Howe; Public Figure'ing & Managing Identity, Paluna Santamaria; Beyond Movement Polymathy, Nsuani Baffoe; Neo-Leadership & Emotional Intelligence, William Greenblatt; Conscious Communication, Cecily Milne; Integrative Movement Practice and Preventive Healthcare. (Click their bolded names to learn more about them).
Below are some pre-designed questions that founder Julian Ho and a newly forming ‘3.0’ team of community leaders had brainstormed, along with the design of the remixed panelist format.
1. What does 2.0 mean to you?
2. How is space influencing your work? (Gym, studio, classroom, community space?)
3. Tell us about your community and what it is currently working to solve.
4. What will be your biggest failure in the near future?
5. Describe yourself 10 years from now as it relates to 10 years ago?
6. What are you doing on the international stage and how can it help locally?
7. What personal problems are currently affecting your professionalism?
8. How are your products and services currently adjusting and adapting for constantly evolving gender norms, stereotypes, and special populations?
9. What is one wellness practice that has stayed with you from the start of your career until now?
10. Identity: (Fill in the blanks) "Because I'm _____, people think I'm _______, but actually I'm ______."
Julian’s Final Questions to Presenters
To Lauren: How can we better curate our own relatability to better connect? (with the intention of elevated engagement)
To William: How can you be more aware of your Non verbal communication?
To Cecily: Who are you beyond what you do?
To Tyler: What tools are you using to better connect with the people and the world around you? And how are you educating yourself and others on how to optimize their usage?
To Nsuani: How can your decisions always manifest a win-win-win for the I -we-all?
To Paluna: What are you physically/emotionally/mentally holding onto? What can you let go of? How can you move forward by honouring the past while celebrating the present?
To all: What kind of athlete are you off the ball? Who are you when you are not in the spotlight? Can we share more of that version of you?
Mindshare: Project Presence (June 2019)
THE MINDSHARE is our version of a boutique Ted Talks. It is where embodied coaches, creatives, and thought-leaders come together to share their innovations, stories, and skills for the common goal of growing better together. This is our neo-generalist approach to experiential education. At Project Presence, co-curator Jamie Snow, fitness and wellness guru, unpacked ‘presence’ as an actualizing philosophy/principle/tool for mental health. Our 6 presenters furthered the ‘presence’ theme by sharing their mental health strategies, techniques, tools, and methodologies. We experienced group activities, break out conversations, movement exploration, guided meditation, lecture, and personal story shares.
Mindshare: Project Renaissance (April 2019)
At Project Renaissance, lead curator William Greenblatt, our in-house professional speaking Coach, and founder and director of Outloud Now Speaker School, unpacked what it means to be a multi-talent, multi-potentialite, neo-generalist, jack/jill of many trades. We shared the ups and downs, successes and struggles, growth and the obstacles of being this hybrid human.
Masterclass: Project Nightlab (February 2019)
"A night out to night in. A night to work in. A night with those akin. A night without sin. A night for a self win." This special Masterclass started with Hip Hop Flow Yoga, then Restorative Yoga with Reiki and Aromatherapy Massage, then a Sound Bath with singing bowls and other instruments. Thanks to donors Chi Junky Yoga and Wellness Studio, Garden of Life Canada, and Adidas Canada.