Date: Monday, November 26
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 November 19th.

“Ships are safe in the harbour, but that’s not what ships are made for.”

Saying “yes” to life means voluntarily accepting the challenges that are thrown at us.

Humans being are anti-fragile. Meaning, that in the face of adversity, we can grow stronger.

There’s no escaping adversity. Everyone will face it. Not only that, we all have dragons to slay. The dragons we encounter in the world and the ones that live inside us.

The question is; will you sit idly by and wait for them to show up at your door? Or, will you venture into the unknown and meet them head on?

Join us as four courageous men share their personal stories of overcoming adversity and what they’ve learned along the way.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $20 until Nov. 19th. After, they will be $30.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Hosted by: ManTalks City director, Andy Zaremba

Sponsored by SAXX – All attendees will recieve a free pair of SAXX underwear!

Meet our Speakers:

Alistair Moes:

Alistair has run Moose Anger Management since 1995, and been in the counselling field since 1989. He leads a team of anger management therapists which include his partner in life and work, co-owner, Alejandra Proaño, MPsy, MSc, MLit, PCC, RCC. Alistair has developed a manner of working with men and women which is respectful, solution-focussed and based on both academic theory and extensive experience. This experience includes working with trauma, and historic abuse in a manner that honours each person and allows for deep healing, as well as looking at the practical “anger management” work that some prefer. During the last twenty-three years he has worked with thousands of people, mostly men, who have made the phone call out of a desire to create change. Alistair helps people to connect to the intelligence that exists in their heads, hearts and bodies in a manner that invites a deeper connection with themselves, and those close to them. He works exclusively with self-referred clients, which includes those sent from the workplace, or strongly encouraged by a partner or family member, or even, unfortunately, sometimes, a lawyer.

Michael Tranmer:

Michael Tranmer coaches high performers into living the life of their dreams. As a high performance coach he recognizes that a consistent, disciplined and focused lifestyle are the only way to make massive dreams come true.

Michael lives and breathes high performance living. An Ironman finisher, health and wellness are a key component to balance Michael’s high performance life.

In addition to coaching, Michael continues to work part time as a Coastal Engineer where he specializes in marine habitat restoration projects to enhance fish and wildlife habitat in our oceans.

A must follow on Instagram (@michael.tranmer), Michael will challenge your perspectives and provide daily tips and tricks to get the most out of this life.

Michael holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, a M.Sc. in Coastal Engineering from Queen’s University, P.Eng and PMP designations, and is a graduate of High Performance Academy.

Michael’s Talk: Awakening to Happiness

After reaching his low point one year ago, Michael began a journey to rebuild himself and his life. Michael took on the deep, personal work with a relentless commitment that led to a true awakening to happiness.

Michael will share the story of his journey over the past year with his own flare of backcountry ski trips, tattoos, Central American travels, the writing of his first book (satori ananda – awaken to happiness) and his return to Vancouver with ultimate clarity on his new purpose in life.

Steve Curtis:

Investor, entrepreneur, adventurer and revolutionary thought leader. Raised by a low-income single mother, Steve started his first business at 19 with a $500 credit card and grew it into a business with 100m annual revenue, before he sold it. Today, he leads a group of globally-impactful companies and non-profits spanning natural pharmaceuticals, CPG, hospitality, medicine, technology and venture capital.

Steve’s career trajectory changed radically at age 24 when he was diagnosed with a stage 4 terminal cancer for which there was no cure and only 2 years left to live. Steve hired an MD, built a research team and traveled the world to develop a cure. Five years later, defying prognosis, he had cured his cancer, and summited Everest. Healing with natural methods only, he was left with unquestionable truth and a vision for changing medicine and global consciousness.

Steve has become an influential thought leader in international politics and has influenced the lives of millions of people through the products he has created. His venture capital business is advancing new perspectives in science, medicine and technology with investments in AI, quantified self, VR, AR, spiritual science, block-chain, and psychedelic medicine.

His latest venture, Evolve Biologix, creates wearable technology to quantify consciousness and elevate individual and collective human behavior, through the use of artificial intelligence and quantum psychology.

Alex Rabu:

As a entrepreneurship and life coach Alexander has been able to work with some amazing individuals and support them through the experience of running their own business while figuring out what it meant to be an adult in the 21st century, the good, the bad and the ugly. Alexander developed his love of thrill-seeking at an early age but it was all put to the test when he was caught sailing into a storm at night in the middle of the ocean with the lives of his family members in his hands. When he’s not working, Alexander is busy building his tribe, nurturing a loving relationship, starting his new company, trying to save the world and not to beat himself up for stopping to smell the roses along the way.

Alexander’s Talk: Learning to control your state and lead others through physical and mental adversity. From sailing across the Pacific Ocean to facing the challenge of each day, we will explore our adversity and figure out what were going to do about it. This will be a talk about re-finding faith in yourself.

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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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