Top, local leaders will be speaking at the new, self-development Recharge Conference. Instead of focusing on one topic, the one-day, holistic event will cover mind, body, spirit, career, relationships and finances. Vancity Buzz is proud to be a sponsor of the event.
Recharge participants will spark new ideas, be energized to live healthy lives and leave empowered to make a positive change in their world.
“Motivation is an appetite. You need to keep feeding it,” said Mike Dirks, owner of West Coast Fitness and a conference organizer. “You don’t just wake up every day motivated. We get stuck in rhythms and patterns. We need to feed ourselves with new ideas to take new risks and pursue new things. For myself, I find the best way is to get inspired by someone who has taken that path before, and can show me how to do it.”
Recharge will feature world-class keynote speaker, Peter Twist, an elite sport conditioning coach and educator, who has used his skills to train the Vancouver Canucks and whose training method is used around the world. Most notably, Twist is a recent brain cancer survivor. Recharge will also feature financial planners from Vancity who will show participants how to optimize their personal finances, a leading nutritionist, a relationship expert and other experts. The first conference of its kind, it’s sponsored by Vancity, Coast Hotels, imagine1day and others.
Participants will also get the opportunity to individually tailor their day, choosing from over a dozen workshops, interactive sessions and lectures that best help them maximize their potential.
Presenters and workshops include:
- Amrit and Noelle, Vancity: Do You Have What It Takes to Be An Entrepreneur?
- Mike Dirks, West Coast Fitness: 10 Ways to Recharge Your Workout
- Dai and Christie Manuel, Life Enhancers: Recharge Your Relationships
- Scott Andrews, holistic nutritionist: New Ideas for Nutrition
- Kelly Jablonski, athlete/plane crash survivor: Recharge Your Spirit
- Melanie Guertin and Justine Levenberg, PL3Y Inc: Get PLAYFUL with your life
- Rachael McErlean, McErlean Mortgages: Recharge your Career
At the end of the day, participants will get the support, coaching and tools they need to create a concrete action plan. They’ll leave equipped and empowered to stay motivated and make real change.
The best part about growing locally, is that participants will also have the opportunity to become part of an ongoing community and a conversation. They can connect with the speakers at the event, and follow up afterwards, because everyone is local. Participants can also connect with each other online. “We want people to really get what they need to get the fuel and passion back into their lives. That doesn’t end at the end of the day,” said Dirks.
“It’s really relevant this time of year. As young professionals, we’re back to the grind. And you start to wonder, where is the motivation and excitement? You need something, so you can go back to your workplace and the rest of your life, and be jacked up,” said Dirks with a laugh.
Recharge Conference 2013
When: Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Regular $124 — ENTER THIS PROMO CODE and save $25! Code: LIG25
Buy tickets here: www.rechargeconferencevancouver2013.eventbrite.ca
Charity: 10% of the conference proceeds will go to imagine1day.
Vancity Buzz is proud to be a sponsor of the Recharge Conference.