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Ange Friesen

Writer and Brand Strategist, On Wonder Creative in Toronto

How to Figure Out What to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life

PRESENTED ON JUN 09, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 15

“Follow the energy and it will lead you to somewhere big.”

Writer and Brand Strategist, Ange Friesen, talks about her typical and not-so-typical choices that she made which eventually led her to create a career for a wild, precious, purposeful, and practical life.

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How To Make the Most Out of Life

BY RAJIV NATHAN
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

As he turns another year older, Rajiv Nathan reflects on his past experiences of being 24 and talks about the goals he set out to accomplish. Whether overcoming fear, how to be an intersting person, learning to tresure every second, or trying something before you decide to hate it, he disccused on how to make the most out of life and what it means to live out your true purpose. 

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A Figure Skater in a Hockey Game

BY ROY KHALIL
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Roy Khalil shares his blogger experience, comparing himself to a figure skater in a hockey game and dropping, on his way, a couple of jokes about his younger self and what it is that he's doing. Enjoy!

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How to Find Your Thing

BY BEN TRISTEM
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Everyone has a thing but is yours the right thing? Ben Tristem explains how he got to where he is now, what he learned on his journey and how by following a few basic principles you can find your thing too. 

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Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World

BY ANDREW KASZOWSKI
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

"You can do what you dream of."

In Living Your Life With Passion: How I Got Paid to Travel The World at PechaKucha Night London, Ontario Vol. 1, Andrew Kaszowski shares how he lived out his dream of traveling the world. He took his writing and design experience to sea, setting sail as Publications Editor aboard Crystal Cruises’ four-month World Cruise. He has been to 38 countries. Learn how Andrew did exactly what he dreamed of doing: and got paid to do it!

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How and Why I Work for Myself: The Highs, The Lows, and The Ugly

BY NICOLE W CLARK
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Nicole Wong Clark, a cake top maker, is passionate about using her tiny hands to make and create things that touch people’s lives, shine at their events, and makes people’s days. She shares insights on what it is like to work for herself and what it took for her to be in love with her job. 

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Shape Your City

BY BEN JOHNSON
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Ben Johnson made a conscious decision to move from the big city to a small town with lots to offer growing families. As a city planner in Penticton, British Columbia, he invites residents to weigh in on their vision for the future and shape their city

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Embrace Uncertainty

BY MARIIA KIRICHENKO
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

Planning long-term in our ever-changing world can be a challenging task. When thinking about where we see ourselves in 10 or 15 years we should not get obsessed with a clear path but instead embark on a journey of self-discovery, daring to take risks and embrace uncertainty. 

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Journey to Self-Employment

BY MARTIN PLUMMER
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2018

PechaKucha organiser Martin Plummer invites us to look at his adventures, from a career in the emergency services, to giving it all up and starting again.

Martin served in the police service from a 17yr old cadette in training, to a firearms officer covering the county of Essex. A life-changing event was the catalyst for Martin to follow his dreams, seek adventure and experience the unknown.

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How to Leave Fear Behind on the Journey of Self-Discovery

BY JAY-RAM RAJENDRA
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 31, 2018

Jay-Ram Rajendra, Industrial Chemist
“How to Leave Fear Behind on the Journey of Self-Discovery”
As Bruce Lee once said, "All knowledge is self-knowledge." In our quest to understand ourselves, we tend to experience many emotions throughout our life, but none is as self-limiting as the feeling of fear. Join Jay-Ram in a moment of letting go of the illusion of fear so that we may discover our reality, and ultimately ourselves.