Talks that inspire. Experiences that transform.

An expert in the field of mindfulness and meditation, Mandy is a keynote speaker, master coach, and podcast host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest and most fulfilling potential.

Meet Mandy

Mandy is an expert in the field of mindfulness and meditation, keynote speaker, master coach, and podcast host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest and most fulfilling potential. She left her successful job as an athletic trainer for professional athletes and high performers to pursue a cause that she was deeply passionate about: mental and spiritual health.

Despite the significant stress, burnout and insecurity that many people were experiencing, 2012 was not yet a welcoming and compassionate place to discuss mental health issues and yet, that is exactly what Mandy set out to do.

Mandy has since written and facilitated hundreds of training programs, certifying over 3,000 mindfulness and meditation teachers worldwide and her reach extends deep into the education, medical, corporate, and various wellness industries. But, perhaps her most passionate work has been the anti-trafficking organizations that she partnered with in India and Nepal to bring both healing programs and sustainable business start-ups to life.

In 2016, after spending a year with her family in Indonesia, Mandy decided to return home to Canada to serve the bursting bubble of mental illness in the best way that she knew how. She knew that she needed to create a home base, and a community for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and a lack of purpose in their lives, and from there, Canada’s first mainstream meditation centre was born. The pandemic may have cut short the life of the centre, but thousands of people experienced significant transformation and self-empowerment as a result of what they had experienced.

After a quick pivot into the online space, Mandy still serves a global community today through her online community-based platform, known as “The Practice,” through her podcast, “Waking Up Human,” and through her Spirit-Centred coaching practice where she combines mental health strategies with the principals of spiritual psychology.

Mandy is passionate about supporting people out of suffering and limitation and into fulfillment. Her superpowers of intuition and compassion help people breakthrough challenges that at one time seemed insurmountable. Bottom line: she helps people get “over it and on with it!” with love.

Mandy’s passion for speaking and coaching was born at the age of 26 when she began her training at the Chopra Center with her teachers, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. As a graduated Vedic Master Educator, her greatest takeaway was the importance of not only sharing information, but offering an experience. And, to not only offer an experience, but to educate with information. This is the way that she has always led and as a result, the transformation is not only inevitable, but powerful.

The Soul of leadership

"Great leaders are those who can respond from the higher levels of spirit with creativity, vision and a sense of unity." - Deepak Chopra, M.D.

 There has never been a more important time on our planet for soulful, wise, and inspired leadership. As our traditional systems are undeniably crashing, it has become obvious that things need to change. But, who will lead this change?

Whether it's leadership within the financial, medical, educational, or other sector, the leaders that are required to evolve these systems, must all share the same qualities.

In this talk, Mandy shares how authentic, empowered, and responsible leadership isn't forceful, it's magnetic, and you will learn that leaders are not always those standing out front, but can also be those inspiring + guiding from the sidelines.

Mandy breaks down the essentials of great leadership into the 4 keys of becoming a great leader:

  • Know your "WHY", and you will find your way
  • Learn the "3" Soulful leadership styles
  • How to prevent and recover from burnout
  • How to create maximum influence with minimal effort
  • PLUS... Mandy will guide you through grounding meditations and key breathing exercises, practiced by many of the worlds greatest leaders in business, sport, and more.

sparking the entrepreneurial spirit

There are some characteristics in work and life that you just can't teach. They are born from within and over time, they awaken, take us by the hand, and support us in executing on our unrelenting inner urges to create something meaningful. One of those characteristics is the entrepreneurial spirit.

What defines this spirit is often described as the embodiment of: Passion, focus, and execution. And while anyone can be passionate about a problem or an idea, a true entrepreneur holds the ability to find and way, despite all odds, and make it happen.

But what happens when the spark of the entrepreneurial spirit goes out? Whether through personal or environmental circumstances, even the most creative and driven individuals can burn out. And although the step back may feel like a necessary reprieve, all entrepreneurs know that happiness and fulfillment comes when they are following their hearts and and freely creating their dreams.

This talk will walk you through:

  • The difference between being an employee, a business owner, and an entrepreneur
  • The 3 key entrepreneurial styles
  • The opportunity to seek out change vs. waiting to adapt to change
  • The power of "failing up"
  • How to attract and retain the right support to make the dream happen
  • PLUS...learn the #1 practice that all of the greatest thought leaders through history used in order to keep their momentum going.


the power of influence

We all have influence over our own lives as well as the lives of others...but is it the type of influence that you want to have?

In today's world, it is easier than ever to create, build, and "influence" from your platform. Social media has the ability to put you and your message in front of billions of people, eager to watch, learn, and follow. "Influencers" are now topping the charts for both notoriety and net worth, but is the race to the top worth compromising your brand and your values?

In this talk Mandy will discuss:
  • Why building a brand that aligns to your values is not only the right thing to do, but what is also best for your business
  • How to create maximum influence with minimal effort
  • Imposture syndrome: How to shift out of feeling like a fraud
  • How to know when the block isn't about you (it's about them), and how to shift arenas
  • PLUS...Experience a powerful meditation that will connect you to your values and inspire the best next steps to getting traction and creating waves.

Survive to Thrive: What Got You Here Will Not Get You There

Burnout is a form of extreme chronic stress that can manifest in a variety of dysfunctional ways. Especially within the past few years, instances of burnout have taken a quick and sharp rise.

Burnout is when the physical, mental, and psychological exertion from stress takes its toll on your body and mind. This can cause you to feel fatigued, disconnected, and worn out.

On top of its impact on physical well-being, burnout can negatively affect your mental health, leading to increased anxiety and often mimicking deeper states of depression.

In this talk, Mandy will discuss:
  • How to spot the early signs of burnout in yourself or in someone else.
  • 3 effective strategies for stopping the momentum of burnout and putting out the fire before it's too late.
  • Learn when it's time to take rest and when it's time to call it quits.
  • Re-ignite the sparks of creativity and joy and begin to thirst for life again.
  • PLUS...learn the art + science of deep rest through a restorative and inspiring Yoga Nidra experience.

Building a Culture of Resiliency: Preparing For and Embracing the Unexpected

In life, we all have stressful, challenging, or even traumatic experiences. Maybe we experience some ups and downs when we start our own mission-driven business or maybe we develop a stress-related illness we need to recover from. Resiliency is one of the most important tools we have to help us manage these experiences, recover from them, and thrive afterwards.

Despite the typical assumption of what it means to be resilient, this quality does not only pertain to our ability to recover from hardship, but rather, through resiliency we are offered the opportunity for a higher, spiritual experience.

A "Spiritual" experience is simply accessing higher states of consciousness and becoming aware of something bigger than ourselves. And in this case, the spiritual experience of resilience is the ability to see our problems from a more expanded perspective and seek higher solutions that not only allow for repair, but for transformation.

In this talk, Mandy will speak to:
  • The one and only tool that you were born with that supports, but also limits, your resiliency
  • Why some people seem to be so much better at "bouncing back" than others
  • How to train to be resilient for the times that you will need to be
  • How to look back on negative experiences of the past and find the meaning as it relates to current problems.
  • PLUS....learn 3 key practices that will calm, ground, and open your mind to possibility.

Keynotes & Workshops

Looking for a knowledgable, inspiring, and down-to-earth guest for your podcast?

Besides hosting her own podcast, "Waking Up Human," Mandy has (and continues) to have fun sharing the airways with other podcasters!

It was so much more than just a talk. It was a full body experience! I wasn't exactly sure what Mandy was going to teach us that day, but it definitely turned my life around for the better.

— Kate M. | Lululemon

I came to a business conference expecting to learn how to grow my business. Little did I know that to truly succeed, I would have to first learn how to grow myself. Thanks Mandy!

— Jane S. | Entrepreneur

Mandy is like the smaller, prettier version of Tony Robbins, lol! She will kick your ass to get you going, but then hold your hand as you take those next important steps.

— Cody H. | Entrepreneur

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