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Hello Anxiety Warrior,

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and it is for a reason that our souls have now connected (digitally). I live to inspire others to learn natural strategies to #OwnAnxiety so that they can live their best life. I am a keynote speaker, certified health coach, yoga instructor, investor, and soon to be author (book launching Summer 2018!).

In 2008 after working in Silicon Valley, I made the decision to move back home to Toronto, Canada with the mission of launching Notable Life and the Notable Awards which grew to become Canada's largest digital lifestyle brands for driven millennials.

As the business grew, so did my fear of the unknown and so did my anxiety. Looking back, I now realize that anxiety actually was my greatest gift in building a successful digital media company while so many others, unfortunately, failed. Yet, even though anxiety may have been my secret tool to overcome adversity and beat out the fierce competition, back then it fully owned me. My nerves, fears, and uncontrollable anxiety had me on to a deadend road that was bound to break. I was living a life of highs and lows. It felt out of control.

I longed for a deeper, more balanced lifestyle that wasn't negatively affected by anxiety and fear, although I really didn't have the faintest clue as to how to create it. But my curiosity and belief in a better way to live inspired me to embark on a new path routed in holistic living, wellness, spirituality, mindfulness and yoga. This path eventually lead me to Israel, one of the most spiritual places in the world. While living in Tel Aviv I began training in meditation and yoga with a guru from India while also learning with some of the world's most enlightened teachers and thinkers. Eventually, after discovering a holistic, wellness-oriented lifestyle, full of natural strategies to own my anxiety so that I actually liked living with it, I decided to return to North America with the intention of sharing these learnings with others.

This purpose and passion to help, lead me to eventually sell Notable so that I could dedicate my life to sharing my natural #OwnAnxiety strategies through public speaking, workshops, coaching, and writing my first book. 

I truly believe that each one of us has a unique energy and gift to share with the universe and that through self-work and intention, we can all unlock this magical gift. The treasure is unlocked when anxiety is owned by us, rather than owning us. 

My nontraditional path and unconventional philosophies have lead me to have the great honor of being a keynote speaker and creator of workshops, seminars, and classes for prestigious brands, companies and initiatives both in the US and Canada such as Wanderlust Festival, lululemon, Equinox, Bombas, Deloitte, PepsiCo, Kit & Ace, Microsoft, Princess Margaret Hospital, Womens College Hospital, Schulich MBA, Rotman School of Business, University of Guelph, General Electric and more.

Here's to us owning anxiety and changing our relationship with it forever!

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With love, light, respect, and gratitude,

Julian

#OwnAnxiety

Get in touch with Canada's keynote speaker Julian Brass, expert in providing inspiring & motivational keynote speeches across Canada and the United States, specializing in anxiety management strategies.