Date: Monday, October 22
Time: 7:00pm Event Start – 6:30pm (Doors open)
Location: Soundhouse Studios, 33 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 Early Bird & $30 Regular

Early Bird Tickets end on October 15th.

What do companies like Uber, Airbnb and Alibaba have in common? They’re each a result of a revolution in the way trust functions in our society.

Trust is the most essential ingredient to establishing and maintaining long-term successful relationships with our partners, friends, businesses and communities. Once we gain the trust of others, it can open up a world of opportunity for everyone involved!

Meditations on trust allude to some interesting questions:

– Within the sea of conflicting online information, how can you be sure your information is reliable?

– How do you know what establishments and institutions are trust worthy?

– Do you trust that our elected officials are operating in good faith?

– Do you know the real reasons you trust someone, or, why they trust you?

– Could technological developments like online rating systems and blockchain help us trust more easily? Or, could they contribute to a dystopian future where governments implement personal “trustworthiness” rating-systems, like the China Social Credit System, that rewards or penalize the individual base on their beliefs, behaviors and who they associate with?

Join us for a night of exploration, as three powerful men share their personal experiences and insights into the sometimes difficult, but critically important concept of Trust.

Also, there will be plenty of time for networking and the sharing of ideas!

Meet out speakers:

Matt Chan

Matt Chan has been a successful mortgage broker since 2004 and loves to help his clients find the right mortgage to purchase or refinance their home. Since joining Dominion Lending Centres (DLC) in 2006, Matt has consistently been in the top 10% of mortgage brokers in the DLC network and is proud to be recognized as one of the top 75 mortgage brokers by Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine in 2011.

Matt strongly believes in the value of continuous personal and professional development and that maximizing human potential is a constant journey. In addition to working on himself personally, Matt enjoys working and supporting others to achieve their peak potential. In 2013, Matt started working with PSI Seminars as Vancouver Area Director. PSI Seminars, based in Clearlake Oaks, California, is founded in 1973 and is the oldest continuously operating personal and professional training company in the US. In 2017, Matt was proud to be awarded the Golden Eagle award from PSI Seminars co-founder Jane Willhite for his contribution to PSI Seminars.

When not working, Matt can be found pursuing his other interests which include spending time with his family and friends, reading and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Matt holds a B.Comm from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at U. of Toronto and a CPA designation.

Matt’s Talk:

Through both his personal experience and professional experience in the mortgage and personal development industry, Matt truly knows how to harness the power of trust to build a successful business and relationships. Matt will share some of his insights about trust. During Matt’s presentation, you will learn about the power of trust and why it matters. Matt will share some of his personal stories that underscore the importance of trust and steps on how to cultivate more trust with others.

Satyen Raja

Satyen has impacted over 100,000 students from over 50 countries around the world.

After 35 years of rigorous study & practice in both creating enlightened business growth and developing higher consciousness, Satyen works privately with CEOs, high impact individuals, executive teams who have mastered accomplishment in the financial and public world, but now want a deeper balance, illumination and self-realized equilibrium that we call Peak Existence™.

A remarkable living synthesis of eastern wisdom and western practicality, Satyen combines the power of the warrior and wisdom of the sage to lead leaders worldwide into their highest self-knowledge, self-expression and impact.

Satyen’s elite clientele know they are ready for next level integrated fullness, and a life vibrant with purpose, passionate intimacy, connection, significance and transcendence.

Satyen’s Talk:

Equilibrium – creating and maintaining Equilibrium and freedom in abundance, relationship, power and leadership. To be truly successful and happy, it is necessary to have balance between all the areas of your life – Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness and Fun.

Angus Reid

Angus Reid is somebody who found a way to make his dream a reality. Angus has just recently retired from professional football after playing 13 years for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. The Richmond Born native played in 200 professional games placing him in the top 5 all time for games played by a BC Lion. Throughout his career, Angus has been a 3-time all-star, 2-time Grey Cup Champion and 5-time team captain.

A long shot to make it. Too short and way too small by all pro football measurables, Angus beat the odds. He didn’t even begin playing football until the eleventh grade. He then missed three of his five collegiate seasons with a severe stomach ailment, making it back for his senior season and becoming only the 6th All American in school history.

Angus became the 4th overall pick in the 2001 CFL college draft by the Toronto Argonauts, only to be cut by them following his first training camp. It has been through sheer relentlessness and determination that Angus was able to not only fulfill his seemingly impossible dream, but also be able to do it longer than almost anybody else.

Today Angus has become much more than simply a football star. He is a true fixture in his community. He has written a weekly newspaper column for the Vancouver Province, hosted a radio show on the team 1040 and is currently the host of Global TV’s “CrimeStoppers” and “The Monday Morning Blitz”. He speaks non-stop across both Canada and the U.S to businesses, schools and Sports teams on what it really takes to make your dreams a reality. He lives with his wife and son in metro Vancouver.

Angus’s talk:

Trust is a skill, and skills need to be practiced. Using his years and years of success in the ultra-competitive world of professional football, Angus breaks down trust into its components and builds out the template required to master this essential skill.


Hosted by: Andy Zaremba – ManTalks City Director

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Andy Zaremba is an Ontario transplant who moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008.

Andy began his career in law enforcement by immersing himself in the field, training in martial arts, volunteering in various organizations, gaining experience in crisis intervention and applying to various police services.

Midway through the hiring process with the RCMP, Andy terminated his application after receiving an invitation from his father to work in the family business, which was rapidly expanding. This was his trial-by-fire in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

In 2010, Andy became a father through a traumatic birth experience, which altered the course of his life. His daughter remained in the NICU for ten months and required full-time-at-home nursing for the next two years.

During this period, and to mentally detach from the immense stress, Andy immersed himself into the world of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and various forms of self-education.  The time in hospital and rude awakening of parenthood became an incubation period for what was to come.

He and his brother, Mike, tried floating for the first time in late 2010 and after their second experience decide to purchase their own tank, which they setup in Mike’s apartment. Shortly after, they realized the huge potential of the service they took a stab at their first business plan.

Andy immersed himself in personal development and entrepreneurship, battling the resistance that came up from friends and family while launching his first entrepreneurial venture. In May 2013, Andy and Mike opened Float House, which went on to become a landslide success. Today, there are eight locations under its banner.

Inspired by Joe Rogan, Andy and Mike launched their own podcast called Vancouver Real with the blessing London Real’s founder, Brian Rose. With over 125 episodes under their belt, and having interviewed world-class guests such as Dr. Gabor Maté, Graham Hancock, Rick Doblin, and Wim Hof to name a few.

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