I grew up in a family of psychologists, so this is our family business. I have been an art therapist for over 10 years, written curriculum for the New York City Board of Education and trained dozens of teachers who work with special needs populations. I have given dozens of workshops to teachers across the greater New York area. I also work as a singer and actress, and have taught performance workshops across the continent, at colleges and various diverse populations. Other areas of expertise include infertility, LGBT, family building, career coaching, performing arts, single parenting, freelance work, indigenous populations and women's issues.
Christina Yap is a coach, health and wellbeing leader, speaker and writer. She has worked as a senior HR leader, project manager and lawyer for some of the world’s largest multinationals. Having lived/worked in multiple countries, she has gained an ability to connect easily with people across all cultures. She is a certified health coach, yoga therapist and is currently completing a transformational coach training (recognised by the International Coach Federation). She is passionate about helping people find clarity, focus and inspiration to thrive through challenging times. Christina is an inspirational speaker, presenter, coach and author. She serves on the Global Wellness Institute alongside prominent health and wellbeing professionals. Her work has been published by Forbes, Thrive Global and the United Nations.
Born in Montreal, to Vincentian parents, JeanPaul was raised in several cities across Canada, the US, and the Caribbean. The father of two, who he adores, now resides in Toronto where he is embarking on a career as a writer, relationship strategist, and speaker. An avid student of religion, philosophy, and sociology, he attended The University of Kings College where he studied the Foundation Year Program then went on to Dalhousie where he studied Sociology. JeanPaul first developed an interest in working in mental health while at university then later while working for the Federal government and has been advocating, writing, coaching, and speaking on the subject since 2004. In 2008, he started Reach for Your Life, an organization focused on using social media (Facebook and Twitter) to deliver mental health services to consumers globally. In 2012 he founded CUSP, Creating Unbreakable Spirits, through CUSP he is now creating digital content that will help those who need support to thrive and get on the road to recovery from their trauma by changing their perspective. Also, he is getting ready to launch a podcast called Conversations from The Lighthouse, with his co-host, best friend, and coach Kendra Swanson. JeanPaul is a transparent, persistent, and gentle spirit whose drive to serve and help others heal is only outmatched by his understanding of human behavior.
Shirin is an Associate Editor with the Waterfront Magazine and is an integral part of its events team. She was a presenter at the TDSB’s 2019 Parents As Partners Conference and was scheduled to present in 2020. She is one of the writer’s showcased in the Toronto Writers Collective’s anthology and will be a Facilitator for their WriteOn Workshops through the Toronto Public Library. She actively serves with several community and charitable initiatives.
Global Goodwill Ambassador, Musician & Writer, Philosopher and Speaker. Experienced Brand Representative with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Public Speaking, Songwriting, Dynamic Speaker, and Writing. Strong sales professional with a Master of Arts - MA focused in Music Theory and Composition from Artistic Academy.