Get moHeart, moHumour & moHappiness at momondays!
Un. Deux. Trois. CAT! AUGUST 12 = Show Number Four!!!!!
You meet the nicest people at momondays!!
Put storytelling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!
PRE-SHOW NETWORKING AND SOCIALIZING!
5:30pm - 7:00 pm
There are all kinds of networking events where you can connect with people on a professional level. There are dozens of events where you can 'get into the minds' of brilliant experts on countless subjects.
But how many opportunities do we have to truly connect with each other on the human to human level? Come at 6 to give yourself time to connect with some of the nicest people !
An interesting thing happens when you come to momondays for the pre-show socializing and networking. While the purpose of the show is not business, some of the best business connections have come out of a meeting at momondays.
Come on a roller coaster ride of life, laughter and music!
7:00 - 9-ish pm
Carmela Russell (ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO START OVER)
After 32 years of working in finance and a job she loved, Carmela's position was eliminated and her future was looking bleak. She never dreamed of switching careers and this was just one of the things that led to her depression. One particular night, in an effort to give her hope and encouragement, her sister said something to her that ended up ringing more true than ever imaginable. Come hear what those magical words were and an example of how the universe works in mysterious ways.
Carmela is a very hard working and determined woman in the Barrie community. She raised two children mainly on her own and now that they’re grown and gone she enjoys learning languages, walking in nature and exploring the world.
Emily Warren (Life Happens In Waves)
Emily loves being a positive model for kids as she works at a day camp and she's an avid traveler!
When she lost her big brother from suicide it was the first time in her life she actually heard the term, “mental health.” Although there were no warning signs as her brother left in silence and answers still remain hidden; she did choose to start helping others find their hidden voice instead of suffering in silence. This story is about new beginnings and how no matter what life throws at you, there is always a way to turn horrible circumstances into something worth living for with a little dedication.
Debbie Clark (ARE THESE MY KIDS?)
Debbie’s decision to adopt and raise her two beautiful daughters from the same birth mother was full of spirals. She contemplated, “Was I a good mother or were they a product of genetics?” Perhaps re-connecting with the birth-mother could help. This is a story of expanded and unique family interrelationships and how family love is what you make it…and a mothers love is so strong it conquers everything regardless if you gave birth or not.
Debbie Clark is the COO of a Microsoft Partner organization. Debbie has also been working the front door of momondays Toronto for the last 2.5 years and her huge welcoming smile is the first thing you see!
Amber Beckett (LOST IN YAKUSHIMA)
Once upon a time, in a far away land called Japan, a young Canadian girl named Amber and two local girls wandered through a forest on a remote island called Yakushima. After reading some details wrong, they found themselves deep in the forest and having to navigate their way back naturally. As the rain came down, Amber fell behind, twisted her knee, ended up alone and she began to question if she’d make it out alive. Throughout these pivotal moments exploring and surviving, she came to appreciate the power of human connection and the kindness of strangers to help find her way back!
Amber spent two years living in Japan and currently she runs her own business called the Hello Code where she holds workshops and coaching to help people become comfortable and confident when talking to strangers.
Greg Smith (ONE OF THESE DAYS I'LL GRADUATE)
Greg has been working in some form of education for most of his life both in Australia and Canada. In a world of constantly changing ideas and values, his role has had to be one of constant adaptation and learning. As he approaches the end of his career he wants to focus on the one constant - the kids. These short stories are about the gift of working with kids, the sadness, and the humour gathered from four decades of working with children and how they teach you as much as you teach them.
Sunday2Sunday are a group of seasoned musicians interested in spreading the love to people from any walk of life through our music and how they've recognized that we are all brothers and sisters.
9:00 pm - 11:00pm
YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE AT MOMONDAYS... NOW YOU CAN PARTY WITH THEM TOO!
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YOUR MOHOST: Jeffosaurus Rex
Jeff is the epitome of AMBITIOUS yet is a huge believer of BALANCE in life. After some extensive world travelling, he's made it his mission to explore his own backyard and impact the lives of the people in his own community..Barrie. You can find Jeff out on the lake teaching dragon boating for charity festivals or facilitating team building events with his company CORPORATE RECESS:
He hosts a travelling podcast on Youtube called, "VicariousDiaries" with plenty of inspirational videos. Lesson #1: Create a fun nickname as it is a huge help to being remembered.
In his free time he enjoys writing music with the guitar, singing and learning about plant based cooking.
"There is definitely not a shortage of inspirational or educational content out there; through social media, books or the web...but there is definitely a shortage of human connection. Come, share your voice and enjoy a unique form of art; the art of a story."