RTS is for those who believe that the future of business depends on how we develop ourselves as leaders and how we grow our companies to make big profit and big impact. It’s for those who understand that we’re entering a new era of entrepreneurship that’s altering the way we do business. The way products are marketed and the way we measure the success of a campaign are changing. Within companies, employee wellness is taking center stage, and everywhere leaders and entrepreneurs are talking about self-awareness.
On September 16th, 2018 entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals will gather to have the conversations that will push business forward. The Real Talk Summit will:
Join us to be part of the entrepreneurial community pushing boundaries and changing perspectives.
The thing about Real Talk Summit is that there’s no abstract advice. It’s not about inspiring people to become entrepreneurs. It’s about helping people ask the right questions so they start their own businesses for the right reasons and succeed both personally and professionally.
– Daily Hive
During the Real Talk Summit, attendees can expect to hear from well-established entrepreneurs that cut through the fluff and provide the true story of their success. It’s not about telling people what they want to hear, but more about what you need to hear.
Whenever you can immerse yourself in a situation that empowers you like the Real Talk Summit did, it breaths new life into you. It shows you a new path to embark on in your life or business and makes you realize that everyone has to start somewhere
– Clinton Senkow
Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million.
Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”. Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory.
Tom’s mission is to break people out of the Matrix by sharing transformative content and fostering one-to-one communication within the Impact Theory community. Tom believes that human potential is nearly limitless, but the dual pandemics of mental and physical malnutrition are hindering a realization of this potential. Through in-depth interviews with the world’s top achievers, including Gary Vaynerchuk, Maria Sharapova, and Mel Robbins, Tom explores mindset-shifting tactics, questions accepted belief systems, and uncovers distinctive strategies for success.
Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Success Live, Hustle Con, Thrive, Abundance 360, Mindvalley’s A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has been featured on numerous top-rated podcasts such the Tony Robbins Podcast, The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey, and the Dr. Drew Podcast, and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. He is currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation.
Connor Beaton is the founder of the Real Talk Summit and ManTalks — an international organization dedicated to promoting modern men’s growth, purpose and fulfillment. The ManTalks mission is to build a global brotherhood of better men through community, connection and conversation. Connor has grown ManTalks to ten cities across North America, with several new communities forming this year. Connor is also a podcast host, Business Coach, lifestyle entrepreneur and international speaker, having shared his message on stages around North America including TEDx. Connor has been featured on platforms like Forbes, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, UN Women, CBC, CNN, the National Post and more.
Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person.
He is known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? which he started here in Vancouver. He’s added brands in the painting, moving, and home-detailing industries under the O2E Brands banner.
Currently, he’s at the helm of a burgeoning home-service empire – each brand has franchise locations in every major metro in North America and Australia. He’s a respected industry leader and speaker, renowned in the business community for his belief in people and passion for innovation.
His companies have made celebrated appearances on shows including Oprah and CNBC. Brian is a regular contributor to Forbes and The Globe and Mail, and his story has been featured in other noteworthy publications.
Lotte Davis is the Co-Founder of AG Hair, the only manufacturer of professional hair care products in Canada, with distribution in over 15,000 salons and beauty stores across North America, Taiwan and Australia. Lotte and her husband John Davis started AG Hair in 1989 in the basement of their North Vancouver home with a $5000 loan.
In addition to building her company into a well-renowned and respected beauty brand, Davis has worked tirelessly to demonstrate that AG Hair cares. In 2008, she began building schools for girls in some of the poorest regions in Africa with funding from AG Hair promotions and AG’s salon partners.
In 2013, she developed her own NGO called One Girl Can expanding the scope of the work she does in Africa to include scholarships for girls to secondary and post secondary schools. She continues to build infrastructure at these schools to create more dynamic learning environments, and now mentors and coaches hundreds of girls each year to help them realize their potential through goal setting and confidence building.
Lotte is the 2016 winner of the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Giovanni Marsico is the founder and president of Archangel Academy, a coaching and mastermind organization that shares marketing, innovation, and revenue-generating strategies with big-hearted entrepreneurs around the world.
The purpose of Archangel Academy is to coach “Social Entrepreneurs” on how to be better marketers, and coach all entrepreneurs on how to incorporate ‘Purpose’ into their business model.
Giovanni is also the creator of The Gifted Marketing Formula™, a 9-phase business model for what he calls ‘Gifted’ Entrepreneurs – entrepreneurs who are successful and talented, who also believe in ‘giving’ and being a ‘gift’ to the world.
Giovanni’s dream is to solve the world’s biggest challenges, like poverty and hunger, by empowering other Gifted Entrepreneurs who want to do the same.
Keith has over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses. He has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market.
Keith is passionate about helping entrepreneurs change the world by connecting their ideas with the right tools, resources, technology, and funding. He is also passionate about Vancouver finding it’s unique and important place in the global startup stage. He co-founded Spring to focus on early stage entrepreneurs with high growth potential who want to make the world a better place. Whether you call it social good, impact, conscious capitalism, do good, or social entrepreneurship – Spring is the place to transform your ideas into impact.
Greg was practicing corporate law when he launched an online LSAT perpetration course. As the course got popular others reached out to see how they could create their own online courses. When he realized the need for a product that allows anyone to easily create and sell their own online courses so he created an online distribution platform, Thinkific.
Greg worked both in law and as an entrepreneur for a long time until his passion for being an entrepreneur won out and he left his career in law. He now works with his team of 40 people at Thinkific now help thousands of solopreneurs and companies in 164 countries to grow their own businesses.
In 1992, Jean-Pierre LeBlanc co-founded Saje Natural Wellness with a mission to connect people to the healing power of plants. After suffering from chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, he developed a series of plant-based remedies that transformed his illness into vitality.
Jean-Pierre is a champion for a new paradigm of business; layering philosophy, values, and core purpose into a culture that’s indistinguishable from brand. A passionate people developer, his intention is to inspire wellness with every person that he meets.
Jean-Pierre blends a Bachelor of Business from McGill University, a designation of Certified Aromatherapist, and a Wholistic Coaching model to achieve his vision of Global Wellness.
With over 20 years of experience leading startup and high growth technology companies, Christian Cotichini is an active angel investor and mentor to startup entrepreneurs.
In the mid-1990s, Christian founded Absolute Software, a leader in computer security and asset management. After going public, Absolute continues to grow and has diversified into a solution for organizations to manage the massive proliferation of Internet devices.
Christian then went on to found MAKE Technologies, a platform for the transformation and modernization of its clients’ legacy and mission-critical software systems. MAKE was sold to Dell Computers in 2012.
While remaining on the Board of MAKE, Christian left day-to-day activities to join co-founder Shannon Susko on a new startup, Subserveo. A SaaS company, Supserveo targeted the post- 2008 compliance and regulatory challenges faced by the banking sector. MAKE was acquired by DST Systems in 2011.
In 2013, Christian joined HeroX as co-founder and CEO. He is also a partner in TenX Ventures, focused on angel/seed financing, hands-on entrepreneurship, mentoring, M&A, and anti- consulting to startups and emerging disruptive companies.
With over 28 years of experience in the apparel industry building brand culture and leading product design – Treya’s strengths include creating cultures, teams and bringing innovative visions to life. Treya is the former Director and President of A&k Apparel Manufacturer, one of the leading technical apparel manufacturers and the former director of Polartec Performance for Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Treya has created fabrics and produced apparel for some of the largest brands in North America. Arcteryx, Ralph Lauren, LuluLemon, Nike,
Currently, she is the Senior Vice President leading the growth at RYU Apparel; a local Vancouver brand specializing in tailored innovation for the urban athlete. Throughout all of this Treya travels worldwide for guest speaking engagements on communication, performance and culture. She also leads seminars + the Communication course as a global course leader for Landmark Education.
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