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This event occurred on
December 4, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Granville Island Stage
1585 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3R9
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Azim Jamal

Author + Coach
Azim is the founder of Corporate Sufi Worldwide. His mission is to inspire leaders to achieve material success blended with a deep sense of purpose, happiness, and significance. Azim can be reached at

Donald G. 'Skip' Mondragón

Army veteran + Wrestler
Dr. Skip Mondragon is a U.S. Army Colonel who spent 18 months in combat zones. As a national wrestling champion and Army physician for twenty-five years, he was the epitome of a tough guy. Yet, he was beat up, beaten down, and broken by depression. He is on a mission to help tough guys struggling with depression, fight the stigma of mental illness, and save men from suicide. You can reach Dr. Mondragon at

Dr. Harbir Sian

Optometrist + Podcast host
Dr. Harbir Sian is an award-winning optometrist whose passion lies in education and his profession. Harbir studied Kinesiology and attained his Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Simon Fraser University. He then moved to Boston to study at the New England College of Optometry and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2010. Dr. Sian traveled to South America and the Middle East to perform eye exams in underdeveloped areas and has been awarded Young Optometrist of the Year by the BC Doctors of Optometry. He has written many blogs, started multiple video series including For Your Eyes Only with and Chiasma, and launched The 20/20 Podcast.

Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis

Coach + Trainer
Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis is a career strategist and the President and CEO of the Executive Women’s Success Institute. Her mission is to help women accelerate their career path to success. You can reach Dr. Lewis at

Dr. Stefan Zavalin

Physical therapist + Kinesiologist
Dr. Stefan Zavalin helps companies improve employee well-being and productivity through a culture of moving more and sitting less. You can reach Dr. Zavalin at

Elaine Starling

Mentor + Life coach
Elaine Starling is the founder of The Abundance Journey. She helps entrepreneurs increase confidence, productivity and abundance in their life and business. You can reach Elaine at

I.J. (Ida-Jean) McIntyre

Retirement life planner
I.J. McIntyre created The Grateful Way Books & Talks to champion the power of gratitude. She shows women the ‘whys and ways’ of the power of gratitude to deal, heal and feel free from regret. You can reach I.J. at

Janelle Lin

Student + Outdoor enthusiast
Janelle is a curious and adventurous first-grader. She finds joy in tending her garden, and loves to roller-skate, swing on the monkey bars, and explore the natural world.

Lisa Barnett

Lisa Barnett is the Founder of the Akashic Knowing School. Lisa is the author of 2 books on transformation. You can reach Lisa at

Matt Young

Kinesiologist + Entrepreneur
Matt Young is an athlete development expert and father of two sport-obsessed boys. He has coached multiple sports over 20 years and consulted over 50 organizations from grass roots, to professional and Olympic sport. You can reach Matt at

Nelson Soh

Nelson Soh is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), author, financial literacy expert, and part of the social media generation. His goal is to help current and future generations succeed in life - personally, professionally and financially. You can reach Nelson at

Nikita Sharma

Fitness Coach + Competitive Bodybuilder
Nikita is a health and fitness coach and competitive bodybuilder. You can reach Nikita at

Olivia Liu

Student + Animal activist
Olivia is a 5th Grader who is passionate about protecting animals. When her head isn’t buried in books, you can find her enjoying nature and taking long walks to relax.

Sophia Ran

Sophia is an 11th Grade student in the IB Diploma Program at Semiahmoo Secondary. She is a competitive ballet dancer who loves to read, watch drama shows, and snowboard. She encourages kids everywhere to take pride and be more confident in their own abilities.

Stan Peake

Stan Peake is the values-based leaders’ coach. He is an expert at helping entrepreneurs and executives release themselves from their limiting beliefs and discover their potential. You can reach Stan at

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Vancouver , BC, Canada