Victoria speakers gather for inspirational conference

The Inspired Living Summit 2019 will bring together local motivators

David Knapp-Fisher has organized the Inspired Living Summit 2019 to give people a chance to make positive changes to themselves. (File contributed/ David Knapp-Fisher)

If anyone is feeling stuck and wants to be inspired, there’s no better place than the upcoming Inspired Living Summit, said organizer David Knapp-Fisher.

For the first time a dozen local speakers will come together to share tales of motivation and build connections with people in their community.

“We’re not a networking group, we don’t want people passing out business cards, but we want everyone to talk about what they do for fun, what their interests are and connect on a personal level,” Knapp-Fisher said.

For three years Knapp-Fisher, a professional speaker and TedX presenter himself, has organized 84 discussions with motivating community leaders in Victoria, and he decided that an event with a larger group of people would benefit everyone.

READ MORE:Athlete who survived head-on collision offers GameChanger award for women

“It’s unbelievable the stories that come out from people you think are regular,” he said. “In honesty, this is just a love letter to the community to thank everyone for what they’ve done.”

Speakers include Susan Simmons, an athlete known for swimming in the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis, Michael Losier, author of Law of Attraction, Jacqueline McAdams, independent consultant for the United Nations in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia, Janelle Morrison, Ironman athlete who found a second chance at life after a devastating accident, and local radio DJ and cancer advocate Robin Farrell.

READ MORE: Susan Simmons begins a 24-hour swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Knapp-Fisher said that the summit hopes to give like-minded people the chance to connect and grow, so along with the $99 ticket are vouchers for local businesses that can help improve people’s lives. These include $30 off at the Float House, $50 to the Flight Centre, and free access to Mike Vardy’s “Productivityist” course.

Knapp-Fisher encourages everyone to attend, adding that no one should feel intimidated.

“We’re all just regular people,” he said. “Every single person does something miraculous, right here in the city of Victoria.”

The event runs 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Coast Hotel. For more information, you can visit theinsiredlivingsummit.com

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

Just Posted

UPDATED: Oak Bay father takes stand, denies killing young daughters

Andrew Berry has plead not guilty to the December 2017 deaths of his two daughters

Relative of man found dead in Saanich says he was missing for years

RCMP and a private detective had been searching for him since 2012

Man who killed Langford teen attended her memorial service, demonstrates little remorse

Parole Board of Canada documents reveal factors in parole decision

Saanich Police warn of counterfeit money being used

Several fake $100 bills have been reported in Greater Victoria

Victoria police seek help finding ‘high risk’ missing woman

Brown, 30, is described as an Indigenous woman standing five feet, six inches tall, weighing 170 pounds

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Island manslaughter suspect found not guilty in Supreme Court

Court accepts accused’s argument of self-defence for 2017 incident in Courtenay

Most Read