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New year, new you!

By December 3, 2018Alive Costa Rica

What goals and aspirations do you have for 2019?

Often we have big plans for what we want to create for the new year and within a few months or weeks, those goals get pushed back and forgotten about…

If you’re interested in creating something new in the new year, we have assembled an All-Star team of highly trained coaches and facilitators to share their knowledge and personal genius with you. These generous humans live and breathe transformation daily and have prepared powerful workshops to inspire, educate and empower you to truly be ALIVE!

Marcos Mendosa

Marcos Tolu, better known by his stage name, Marcos Mendosa, is known by some as a solutionist that uses his creativity and self-expression to invent innovative solutions towards building online businesses. To others, Marcos is known as an inspirational wordsmith that writes compelling speech content that he shares with his global audience across his Facebook accounts that have impacted over 300,000 people to date.  

With a background in Audio Engineering and a graduate of the Toronto Film School, Marcos has been known for his talent as a Public Speaker that fuses Music with Motivational Speaking at his acclaimed “Performance Seminars and Edutainment Workshops.” 

In 2014 Marcos won 1st Place at the Dynamo Public Speaking Competition.  Since then he has been speaking at schools, corporate offices, community centres, and seminars across Canada spreading the word about how to develop the qualities that can help a person live out their best qualities.  

His speech, ‘I.M.P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E. – THE 10 ESSENTIALS TO REACH YOUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL” gained him the privilege of living up to such an esteemed title as “1st Place Dynamo Public Speaking Champion”.

In June 2015 Marcos was introduced to Satish Verma, the President of the Think and Grow Rich Institute.  Throughout his position as the National Operations Manager and Instructor at the institute, Marcos lead the team that developed the infrastructure that has now provided Canadians with access to learn how to apply Napoleon Hills worlds practical philosophy of success. 

On Sunday November 1st, 2015 Marcos and the Think and Grow Rich Institute combined their efforts to produce his largest performance seminar to date.  The I’M.P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E. Performance Seminar was a success, and operated as a catalyst to enrol thousands of students into the institutes courses.  

Today Marcos has applied his experiences at Think and Grow Rich and built an entrepreneurial launch company called, The StartUp Boutique.  

The StartUp Boutique caters its services to entrepreneurs that aspire to build and launch online businesses, while also providing a unique business proposition that has companies put the boutique in charge of all operations besides delivering the service that each company provides in and out of itself.  In 2017, The StartUp Boutique launched 24 companies and is scaling as one of the industry’s leading startup entrepreneurial companies.  

As the success of Marcos continues to escalate, you can find him online inspiring hundreds of thousands of viewers with his spoken word content that is shared through video platforms at his Facebook page.

Marcos will be sharing his workshop called Modern Meditation. With the use of carefully selected music, poetic instructions, dynamic breath work, and physical movement, a Modern Meditation session surrenders the soul to all feelings that are held by resistance and ignites ambition, passion, and imagination. Your ability to manifest thoughts into reality is bridged by the occurrence of self-expression and emotional guidance. Modern Meditation experiences are driven by Guided Spoken Word Lyricism that carries you through 4 phases of Personal Expression.

Prepare to Release.

Lindsay Sukornyk

Lindsay is a transformational leadership coach, yoga teacher, writer, wanderluster, and mama of four amazing kids. A regular Huffington Post blogger and often featured as a speaker and expert in the media, she is obsessed with guiding global game-changers to becoming fully Alive + Awake. She is obsessed with guiding global game-changers to becoming fully Alive + Awake. Lindsay is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) with CTI and a certified vinyasa yoga teacher. Lindsay has been a speaker and teacher at Afest, the Bliss Project, and many other leading organizations. She is often featured as an expert in the media and was also a columnist in Canadian Health and Lifestyle Magazine for six years.

Lindsay will be leading 2 powerful group workshops focused on Passion and Purpose. During these sessions she will guide each participant in discovering what they truly care about and what contribution and legacy each has to offer.

Purpose: In this talk we explore the concept of purpose and meaning, integrating research on meaningfulness, longevity and positive psychology.  Inspired by Viktor Frankl’s work on Logo Therapy, based on his research in the concentration camps of the Holocaust, we explore the importance of having a clear sense of purpose as the key ingredient to living longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives.  Participants will leave with a clear life purpose statement and a new appreciation for the potential for aliveness that exists in each day.

Passion: As much as research shows that having a clear sense of purpose and practicing servant-leadership helps people to thrive, there is always a risk of burnout, particularly when leaders are so mission-driven.  In this talk we integrate research on positive psychology, flow, and practices of ancient wisdom traditions to help participants reconnect with the things that fill them up, so they may use this never-ending source of energy to fuel them in their work.  We explore the principles of tapping into stillness and contemplation in order to tap into inner wisdom, and then using intuition to inform which people, places, things and experiences will bring greatest joy and, therefore, vitality to each person’s life.  Participants will leave this session with an accounting of their core values and passions, and, through the partner coaching session, they will leave with concrete accountability to immediately integrate more of their passions into their daily lives.

In her talks, Lindsay will share her findings from her research and experiential work with thousands of elite leaders in top-tier organizations, including CEOs, C-suite executives, start-up founders, athletes, academics, artists and philanthropists.  She has created a powerful framework to elevate elite leaders to their highest potential, so they may direct their time and talent towards having an even greater net positive impact in the world.   She integrates research on flow states, meaningfulness, optimism, positive psychology and mindfulness, with tools and insights from ancient wisdom traditions and philosophies.  The evidence is overwhelmingly clear – people who are aligned with a clear purpose and living fulfilling lives are also significantly more focused, productive, creative and adept at big-picture thinking and complex problem solving.  This is the path to creating positively disruptive change in global paradigms and leadership.

Lindsay has the ability to bridge the gap between seemingly disparate fields, including business and spirituality, modern research and ancient wisdom.   She integrates complex ideas from far-reaching fields and articulates them in a simple, concise and practical way. Sharing stories and findings from her work as a transformational conscious leadership coach to global game-changers, to illustrate what’s possible when people are living purpose-driven, passion-fuelled lives. She aims to leave people not only with newfound wisdom and understanding, but also with powerful, practical tools to not only inspire growth, but to transform and immediately change their lives.  The outcome is a growing tribe of leaders who are, by their example, showing others how to be fully ALIVE + Awake.

David Binns

Founder of Mind Body Reset, David is highly effective at hitting the reset button on life. He helps high performing people discover the power of who they really are.

David has positively impacted thousands of lives as a senior program leader at one of the world’s largest personal and professional growth, training and development companies. Recognized nationally by Keller Williams Realty as Top 25 in Canada David is the embodiment of performance and firmly believes that how you show up in your spiritual life is how you show up in your health, with your family, in your business and your bank account.

The moment, in December 2015, David received the email recognizing him for being a top performer in the highly competitive real estate industry was one of the most deflating times of his life. He was crushed inside while his bank account was full. This was a pivotal moment in David’s life and where Mind Body Reset was born.

Having dealt with being lonely, emotionally broke, depression and overweight for 20+ years it wasn’t until David went inside to investigate, meditate and renovate where he found the answer. He is a sought after speaker in bridging the conversation between spirituality, performance and health.

Speaking at numerous engagements across North America, David leads a powerful and insightful conversation around aligning your mind, restoring your body and resetting your life.

David will be leading a powerful and insightful workshop marrying the esoteric and often confusing conversation of spiritually and presenting a clear access for answers that you’ve been looking for. The emphasis of the Workshop will be on your personal performance and health/well-being.

He breaks down the existing paradigm of thinking that inhibits your performance and health. Do you feel like you’ve hit the glass ceiling in an area of life and business? You will be left free to create a new paradigm for your life. You will discover your personal power in a whole new way that will dramatically impact your current levels of performance, health, self love, abundance, and fulfillment.

This workshop will be delivered inside of the RESET360 Mind Body Reset framework that has benefited participants in ways such as:

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Massive increase in income
  • Authentic sense of happiness and fulfillment
  • Fulfilling on dreams that have been dormant for years
  • Connection with people
  • Increased levels of performance in career
  • Discovering a greater purpose in life

If you are ready to RESET on an area of life or many areas this workshop will be a profound experience for you.

Chris Hawk

Chris is a Métis – Cree Canadian is originally from Northern British Columbia yet now calls Costa Rica home. He has been cultivating his spiritual practice for 20 years now. His journey has lead him all across the world and through many disciplines. His multifaceted approach to personal growth and consciousness is received very well by those undergoing the awakening process.

Over the last six years he’s been working with the sacred plant medicines of the amazon, drinking with: Taita Juanito a traditional Inga – Doctor of the indigenous community of the Colombian Amazon and also with the Santo Daime tradition of Brazil. He is honoured to be leading introductory classes to the Breathe, Meditation & Sacred Plant medicines.

Chris will be leading a workshop on altering your mental and physiological state through breath work as well sharing information on mindfulness and elevating consciousness.

Julian Brass

As the former CEO (9+ years) of a leading Canadian media company and employee in fast-paced Silicon Valley before that, Julian understands the importance of owning anxiety and nerves both professionally and personally. Over 10 years ago when he created Notable Life and the Notable Awards, Julian experienced severe anxiety for the first time and became determined to naturally deal with it. This led him on a path where he simultaneously managed and grew his former business while exploring empowering natural lifestyle enhancements like holistic health & wellness, self-care, spirituality, yoga, and positive psychology. Julian’s book 99 Ways to Own Anxiety will be available across North America next year.

Today he helps people all over the world #OWNANXIETY by guiding them toward empowering, natural tools from his upcoming book combining medical research from the West and holistic philosophies from the East. These tools, which are the foundation of the Own Anxiety method led to a redefined relationship with anxiety taking it from negative and debilitative to positive and facilitative. As an international keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, coach, teacher, and healer Julian aims to leave every person he connects with ready to not just own anxiety, but to holistically own themselves just a little bit more so that they can truly own their lives.

During Julian’s workshop you’ll be taken inside his Own Anxiety system to begin your awakening that anxiety is your greatest gift and superpower. You’ll learn how to change your relationship with it immediately, meet other successful people in your group with anxiety, and leave inspired to explore.

Rethinking anxiety is the beginning, learning the tools to enable you to own anxiety comes next. You will learn research-proven tools, bridging Western Medicine and holistic Eastern Philosophies, to rapidly change the state of your body and mind the moment anxiety flares up.

You will gain the tools to help #OwnAnxiety when it shows up in your personal and professional lives. Julian is determined to make sure every one of his workshop attendees leaves empowered, confident, and ready to thrive with anxiety.

Zark Fatah

Zark is a serial entrepreneur who has created over a dozen businesses in the entertainment and hospitality industry. After a 25 year run, his career path is now headed in a new direction. He is combining his expertise in events and marketing with his passion for travel and self-development to bring like minded people together for the ALIVE Experience.

Turning 40 was a major turning point in his life where he realized that he wanted to be more than a successful entrepreneur, he wants to be a successful human living a well rounded life and being in service to others. Since then he has been on a journey of self-discovery and self-development. With all that he has learnt he is committed to creating businesses that have purpose and a very positive impact. He enjoys sharing the lessons he’s learned through his various personal and professional experiences and will be leading a workshops on contribution and how to give back to help others and enrich the quality of your life.

If you feel you can benefit from our workshops and you’re ready for a transformational vacation, then we invite you to join the January ALIVE Experience taking place January 11th – 18th, 2019. Please contact us at travel@TheAliveExperience.com and we would be happy to provide you with any information you may need.

“Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.”


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