MetroTech Connect May MeetUp

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Today’s start-up owners often feel they must do it all. They are Owners, Operators, CEO’s, Accountants, Legal Counsel, Administrators, Human Resource Specialists, Marketers, Salespeople and the list goes on! These entrepreneurs are left with little time to think about their own day to day health, wellness and finances. The common health issues entrepreneurs face include mental health conditions, hypertension/heart disease joint & circulation challenges, and sleeping disorders. As a result, they often put everything on the line in the name of running a successful business.

Our May Meetup is designed to help entrepreneurs alleviate these pressures. We have an esteemed panel of experts who will share their knowledge on how to find balance and build a rock-solid foundation in their business and in their life.


Dr. Francis Vala is the founder of the H.E.A.T. Academy and author of ‘The Third Vision’. He is also a medical doctor, certified life coach, public speaker, social entrepreneur, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia; more importantly, an inquisitive life-time student. He considers himself to be a ‘global citizen’, dreaming of a better world for future generations; his vision is to have a positive impact on humanity and make this world a better place to live. His mission is to create and share the H.E.A.T System, which is a self-improvement platform based on science & evidence, designed to maximize human potentials in the 4 foundations of life; BODY-MIND-SOUL-SOCIAL ASPECTS.

Mark Ainley is a Contemporary Feng Shui Consultant with a unique approach. His advanced training in multiple disciplines and with 25+ years’ experience as a teacher and workshop facilitator, he has an integrated perspective that synthesizes the roots of this ancient practice into easy-to-apply solutions for modern architectural spaces and he emphasizes practical arrangements of home and workspaces that are attractive and inspiring. Mark has a thriving international practice that includes annual teaching trips to Japan; he has produced two sets of instructional DVDs & graduated 2 dozen consultants.

Patrick von Pander has over 16 years' experience working with over 900 Businesspeople & over 60 corporate teams to help them have their best year ever! As a Master-Certified Business Coach, Professional Speaker & Trainer, he has guided them toward greater business success while experiencing deeper personal satisfaction & fulfilment. He’s done this through 1-on-1 Coaching, Team Coaching, Live Training Workshops, Online Webinars, Live Keynote Presentations, & a variety of professional development tools & resources.

Steven Lake has been studying human dynamics and relationships between the sexes for over 30 years. He has given workshops in assertiveness training for women, relationship training for men, & seminars on “How to Communicate with the Opposite Sex” for both men and women.
“Unfortunately, we are not given a handbook when we are young on how to be successful in relationships, or how to maintain a long-term healthy marriage. Through a lot of hard-won experience and a sincere belief in the importance of a healthy relationship for the couple, the family, and for society, I have dedicated myself to spreading the word ... on the best ways for achieving relationship success.”

Jasmine Chin combines her passion for problem-solving with her desire to help others. She eagerly fosters financial wellness in the lives of others as a financial professional. Jasmine’s holistic approach with a focus on financial literacy allows her to empower clients, giving them confidence in their future while developing tailored solutions that provide long-term peace of mind. Whether managing debt, saving for your child’s education, planning for your retirement or preparing for the unexpected, she will be there to support you every step of the way.