What we're about

If you want to make a change, need inspiration in your life or want to be around like-minded people then this is the Meetup group for you.

And if you enjoy TED style talks, maybe wished they lasted a little longer and you could ask questions, then you’ll love our format.

Welcome to Be Inspired Vancouver.

This Meetup promises two things:
• To inspire ideas, and;
• To share strategies to put those ideas into action

Life. It can be both exciting and confusing! We all have moments where we are unsure what to do next, both personally and professionally. And we look for inspiration.

Join us to invest in your personal development, your intellectual growth and to be inspired to create new ideas and run with them!

At each talk, featured speakers give 90-minutes of interactive talks on a specific topic, curated to inspire and give take-away actions and strategies that you can put into practice on the SkyTrain home.

The talk series will be held in an intimate venue in Downtown Vancouver to create a fun and social atmosphere.

All the talks are interactive, practical and from quality speakers, and the audience is friendly and welcoming. The perfect recipe for a great evening.

Sometimes, all we need to invest in ourselves is a little inspiration, a little time and a little action. This can lead to great things. So, Be Inspired Vancouver.

Be Inspired Vancouver in Three Words:

Thought-provoking, Comforting, Exciting - Gavin

Eye-opening, Thought-provoking, Inspiring - Anita

Interactive, Relaxed, Informative

Inspiring, Educational, Interesting - MK

Welcoming, Inspiring, Thought-provoking

Interactive, Friendly, Refreshing - Joanne

Informative, Thoughtful, Interesting - Norm

Interesting, Helpful, Enjoyable - SF


"The smaller more intimate group size made it a very welcoming 'safe' space for someone new to this and the city! Towards the end it felt like there was a very natural group conversation beginning. Having experienced similar events in London [UK] I have never experience that openness." - Ali A -

"I love being able to converse with other people on the same journey of exploration." - ST -

"What I loved most about this event was that everyone in attendance was open and honest about sharing their story. I believe this event is totally worth it and I look forward to the next one!" - Sarah L -

"I liked how honest the speakers were and how there was a good variety of speakers (personalities)." - Lara -

"The interactivity make the strengths/values self-assessment we did more impact-ful and memorable." - PY -

"It's new and the format is different. I loved the three reasons of coming to this group! Looking forward to how it evolves." - Aaron -

"What I liked most about the event was the advice that the speakers gave and how diverse the background that everyone came from. There's something for everyone." - Ellen T -

Inspiration should have no barriers - Together we support Kids Up Front


Together we can be bigger than a series of talks. For every attendee, we donate 10% of the ticket value to Kids Up Front to inspire our future generations.

4 seats sold = 1 inspiring night for a child in need.

Kids Up Front provide inspirational experiences to children-in-need through the distribution of donated tickets to arts, recreation and sporting events. Learn More (https://www.kidsupfrontvancouver.com/)

3 reasons to attend:

1. Meet new people who share your passion for learning, and who are truly like-minded.
2. Learn something new and leave inspired and with strategies to take action for yourself.
3. It is AMAZING value for money.

First timer attendee? This Q and A is for you:

Q: I don’t have anyone to go with.
A: The majority of Meetup attendees attend as singles, and I (Sam) have been a solo Meetup attendee for well over a year now. Say yes to stepping out of your comfort zone for a few hours and the possibilities are endless. We are fun, open and welcoming, and I’d love to meet you.

Q:I sometimes feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others, especially at events.
A: Be Inspired Vancouver talks are interactive, but there is no pressure for attendee to share their story unless they volunteer it. You will never be put on the spot - just share if you feel like it.

What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can however be transferred to another person, or be transferred to a future Be Inspired Vancouver event. Please contact Sam before the event: Sam@beinspiredvancouver.ca directly where this is required.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not need your printed ticket. We just need your name on arrival.

Your Host - Sam Middlewood

Hi I’m Sam Middlewood and I’ve recently moved to Vancouver from London. After many years working for corporations in the UK, enduring the same day in and day out routine become more of a drag than a motivator, and I felt lost as to what I wanted to do next.
I was close to letting the assumption that “you’re not supposed to enjoy what you do for work” get the better of me, but instead I made the decision to start investing in myself, surrounding myself with positive people, and experiencing new things that I have grown to enjoy.
Moving to Vancouver was a part of the experience - and what an amazing city it is.

Along the journey I’ve been inspired by countless people and the ideas they share; from their books, from their TED talks and from their outlook on life.

I believe in the power of inspiring others to be the best version of themselves, and founding Be Inspired Vancouver is my way of inspiring people just like you.

Upcoming events (1)

Learn the Art of Story Telling for Everyday Life

7 Gate Hub


Since our ancestors started painting in caves, and probably before, storytelling has been an essential part of our culture. It is how we teach our children; it is how we share knowledge. Storytelling is a thread that runs through the fabric of every single culture on this planet and it is essential that we learn how to tell our own stories for the benefit of others. Why is learning to share your story important for you, now? • People can get to know who you really are and what matters to you • You story will leave the greatest possible impression on others and make you memorable. • Storytelling is how we connect deeply with others because we see ourselves in someone else's story, and through sharing our story we share emotion - not just experience. • Sharing your story in a compelling way will give you greater influence, and lead others to trust you. •And what’s more, stories can be absolutely transformational for your audience, no matter how big or small. But like many others, you may feel that you don’t have a story to share. Or if you do, you may not consider it to be interesting, exciting or worthy of telling. The truth.... each of us have hundreds of stories which deserve to be told! And each one IS interesting, each one IS exciting and each one IS worthy of telling - all that is needed is to Learn the Art of Storytelling. Join David Fisher for this interactive and engaging workshop, where David will bring his experience as a speaking coach, an actor and a story teller, and will show you how to take your entire life story, so far, and cut it up into many pieces so you can tell story after story with fresh insights; forever being able to captivate and engage with whoever you are speaking to. BY ATTENDING THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP YOU WILL: -Learn the very simple structure that will turn your life stories into epic tales of adventure! -Avoid the most common mistakes that have people switch off when you are talking to them -Understand how to create a wonderful experience for the person listening so they are fascinated and feel great. -Lose the feeling that you are not interesting enough by having access to limitless, authentic, content -Gain confidence in sharing your story, and learn to enjoy sharing it with the world. INTRODUCING YOUR SPEAKER David Fisher is a speaking coach, actor and award winning speaker, and is returning to speak at Be Inspired following his awesome workshop in August 2018 on "The Power of Being Vulnerable". David believes that by connecting with ourselves and each other, in real ways such-as sharing stories, we can create a kinder and more connected world. www.davidfish.ca EVENING SCHEDULE 6:50 - Doors open/sign-in/social 7:00 - Welcome 7:15 - Workshop part 1 8:00 - Short break 8:15 - Workshop part 2 9:15 - End of Workshop/social 9:30 - Close SMALL INVESTMENT: Until 1st February: Early Bird seats are just - $15 From 2nd February: General Admission seats are - $20 Included in the ticket price: - Inspiration for your ideas and strategies to put those ideas into action. - 10% donation to Kids Up Front Vancouver - Be Inspired Vancouver's charity partner who provide uplifting experiences to children-in-need through the redistribution of donated tickets to arts, culture, recreation and sporting events. Together - we can inspire the next generation. - Networking and Socialising before and after the talks - Interactive sessions with the speakers and fellow attendees. - The opportunity to ask questions and share your story. - Light Refreshments FAQs What's the refund policy? Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can however be transferred to another person, or be transferred to a future Be Inspired Vancouver event. Please contact [masked] directly to learn more :) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do not need your printed ticket, we just need your name on arrival. Learn more about us: https://www.meetup.com/Be-Inspired-Vancouver/

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How Redesigning Your Habits Can Change Your Life - PART 2

7 Gate Hub


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