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Sunday, December 23, 2012

THE DAWN OF DEFYENEURS - THE POSTER 2012

The Year 2012 celebrates the DAWN of DEFYENEURS.  This year, I launched 2 official books: THINQ - Live the Question and the first official DEFYENEURS Book: Season 1.  I had the pleasure of collaborating with DEFYENEURS on the launch of their books: Significant Sexy Salads with Angela Kontgen, With the Stroke of a Pen, Claim your Life - Jane Blaufus and The Blueprints of Invisibility with Roxanne Derhodge.  In 2012 we launched 12 inspired TANKS, a BIG THINK YOUTH Event and expanded Thursday TANKS into Edmonton, AL and Niagara Falls, ON.  We launched a success event series called Energy Infusions with Angela Kontgen and a BIG DIG Event series with Erika Caspersen.  In 2012 we launched the official DEFYENEURS MAG and released 2 editions.

In 2012, we ignited over 15 inspired brands with DEFYENEURS and ignited close to 25 DEFYENEURS.  Congratulations to all that have stepped into their life and made 2012 a memorable year to remember.  Thank you to all that have been a part of this inspired movement of entrepreneurs.   

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Official Book Launch Party for DEFYENEURS - Season 1: Jan.24.2013

OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY - Its time to Celebrate!

DATE AND TIME: Thursday Jan. 24, 2013 - 6:00 - 9:30pm
PLACE: 551 Maple Ave, STRATA Condo 2nd FL. Ball Room Burlington, 6:00pm Registration to 9:30pm
REGISTER:
$25/person: Includes a signed book PLUS our new DEFYENEURS™ MAG Jan 2013 Edition.
Reserve your seat by Jan.10 be emailing: gerry@redchairbranding.com


It’s here, the first DEFYENEURS™ Book: Season 1.  Please join Canada’s Creative Coach®, Gerry Visca, Angela Kontgen and the contributing authors of Season 1, for our official book launch on Thursday Jan. 24,2013.  This explosive evening is fueled with inspired presentations, cocktails and paparazzi!  Kick start the New Year with a dose of inspiration, a signed copy of Season 1 and our new 2013 Magazine. This launch party is limited to 100 individuals so book your hot seat today. 


Thursday, December 6, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEFYENEURS BOOK SEASON 1 IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED


BURLINGTON, ON (December 5th, 2012)…

All of us are born with dreams, a vision and goals for our lives.  It’s one thing to merely let them exist as thoughts, but it’s quite another to take action and bring them into being. Upon leaving the field of architecture in 1999, Gerry Visca, now regarded internationally as Canada’s Creative Coach™, has been on a quest to inspire 1 million people world-wide to action.  With the release of his recent inspirational movement; DEFYENEURS™, an inspired breed of entrepreneurs, Gerry Visca is confident that his life purpose is coming to fruition.

“I was compelled to write the foreword in DEFYENEURS™ Season 1 because, like Gerry, I’m drawn to big dreamers who also have the ability and the commitment to make their visions a reality.  Gerry Visca’s vision is becoming reality.   Since we first met, he’s travelled to over ten countries, delivered hundreds of talks, impacted thousands of people, and published six books. Gerry Visca personifies his DEFYENEUR™ movement as the spark and the catalyst for others to entrepreneurial success.  He’s started a movement that is flourishing and with this latest DEFYENEURS™ venture, he’s casting his rock star spotlight on those individuals he sees have value to share with others.  On to those who can tell the tale of their journey to defy gravity and inspire others.  In this way, Gerry’s message moves from one to one, to one to many.” said Theresa Beenken, CEO of National Speakers Bureau.

“Have you ever questioned your life purpose and your destiny? Do you feel there is a bigger picture of your life that you are stalling on?” These are the kinds of questions that Gerry Visca asks all DEFYENEURS™ just before they extract and define their ‘WHY’ and impact themselves and the world around them.  As part of this inspired movement, Visca has launched the first DEFYENEURS™ Book, Season 1 with eleven other contributing authors.  Season 1 is scheduled for official release on January 24th, 2013 at the Season 1 launch party in Burlington, ON.  “There are a few collaborative books out in the world but none, I believe, have such a passion and commitment to inspire others to action!” said Visca.

“These contributing authors are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and I am committed to celebrating them as part of this inspired movement” said Gerry Visca, author of six books and one of Canada’s top inspirational speakers. “I am focused on inspiring a creative movement that celebrates an inspired breed of entrepreneurs that are defying gravity in their everyday lives.  Many of these DEFYENEURS™ are becoming best-selling authors, coaches, teachers, and speakers with a crystal clear purpose as to why they exist in the world”.
The following is a list of the contributing authors in Season 1:
Gerry Visca, Canada’s Creative Coach, Founder of DEFYENEURS™
PJ Mercanti, CEO of The Carmen’s Group in Hamilton, ON, Canada
David Grant, Founder of EPK Training in Burlington, ON, Canada
Angela Kontgen, Canada’s Energy Coach & Author in Burlington, ON, Canada
Anna McConnach, Songwriter, "Torch Run Anthem" inspired by the Olympic movement, Athletics Coach, Muskoka, ON, Canada
Sara Martel, Health and Freedom Coach and Columnist in Burlington, ON, Canada  
Adriana Girdler, Chief Efficiency Officer of CornerStone Dynamics in Burlington, ON, Canada
Roxanne Derhodge, Psycho Therapist & Author in Chippewa, ON, Canada
Elvira Hopper, Professional Coach, Speaker & Entertainer in Mississauga, ON, Canada
Erika Caspersen, Adventures in Self-Discovery & Healthy Workplace Innovator in St. Catharine’s, ON, Canada
Cheryl Renzenbrink, President of Buzz Events in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
D’Arcy Tresham, President of Busy Bee Junk in Fenwick, ON, Canada
Published by: Redchair™ Branding and Proof Reading by Sara D’Arcey  

Angela Kontgen, contributing author and editor of DEFYENEURS™ Season 1 notes: “The dictionary definition of an entrepreneur is ‘an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or initiative’ – not really all that compelling, I think.  Make way for the age of the ‘DEFYENEUR™’ – an individual inspired and/or ignited with a compelling purpose and a massive clarity about ‘why’ they exist.  These individuals create a movement.  These individuals defy gravity to make a difference in the world and bring their ‘why’ into existence.”

The ambitious goal that Gerry Visca declared in 2008 of creatively inspiring 1 million people to action is being taken to new levels with the DEFYENEUR™ movement.  “There are few as deeply committed to surrounding people with such an incredible energy as they do the work, take the risks, and defy gravity to bring their dreams to life” notes Angela Kontgen, regarded as Canada’s Energy Coach “This movement is rapidly expanding nationally with stellar people that want to make a difference in this lifetime” said Gerry Visca. “They want to uncover their full potential and live their best lives now by inspiring others around them”.  
 
For more information on the DEFYENEURS™ movement or to interview the list of contributing authors in Season 1, contact:
Gerry Visca at 905.528.6032 gerry@redchairbranding.com

Official book launch party for Season 1 is: Thursday January 24th, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: 551 Maple Ave, Burlington, ON
RSVP: To reserve your seat email gerry@redchairbranding.com 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Red Tip – Your Life - Is it where you want it to be?


Red Tip – Your Life - Is it where you want it to be?
The Greeks never published obituaries, rather they asked one question when a person died.  Did he or she live with Passion?
Ask yourself the following Big Question: “What would make 2013 the biggest and the best year ever?  What needs to be faced head on and what do you need to embrace? 
You only have one life and you are the only one that will make the choices towards living it with great intention.  Every morning I leap out of bed, fired-up with enthusiasm and design my day in advance instead of having it designed for me.  The same principle works in life.  You are the architect of your life and you have the ability to step into your greatness and design it the way you want to live it.  Perhaps up to this point you have underestimated just how powerful your thoughts are.  Recognize that our universe emerges from thought.  Only you can commit to making better choices NOW and take full control of your life.  Last Friday, November 23rd, I inspired over 300 youth in St.Catharines together with DEFYENEUR Binu Dhindsa with a powerful message to ‘Shape your life and become what you seek.’  I was amazed at how this message resonated with a younger audience.  They have no fear and believe that they can live their dreams.  I believe that something happens between the age of 14 and 40.  We stop dreaming, believing and taking chances to live our life the way we intended it to be.

This is your life and today is all that you have and all that you will ever have.  Ask yourself: “Are you WHO you want to be?  Are you WHERE you want to be?  Are you living your life HOW you want to be?  Your incredible life starts today by declaring to yourself and to the world that you’re taking full responsibility for creating it the way you want to live it.  Today is the day that you no longer look back, only forward and build incredible momentum by taking action.  It all starts with one powerful intention declared by you.  Take a sheet of paper this very moment and write on it:  “This is my dream (state your dream) and I’m living it from this point on.” 

Recognize that you are not alone and there are others waiting to hear your words and lift you up so you can shine.  Through the transformational DEFYENEURS™ movement we have impacted and inspired thousands of people world-wide to ‘extract and live their life purpose’ with great intention. This Thursday November 29th, 2012 we officially launch the [TANK NIAGARA] together with The Business Link, DEFYENEUR™ Erika Caspersen, Canada’s Energy Coach Angela Kontgen and a cast of DEFYENEURS™. On Thursday we will pour ourselves into 35 individuals with the power of BEING WHAT YOU SEEK.  This will be a sold-out Thursday TANK so please reserve your seat TODAY by emailing gerry@redchairbranding.com or erika@erikacaspersen.com and make the climb to uncovering who you were meant to be in this world

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Inspiring youth to action on Nov.23, 2012

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23rd, 2012

Canada’s Creative Coach is focused on inspiring youth to action and 
impacting 1 million people world-wide

HAMILTON + NIAGARA ON (November 23rd, 2012)…All of us are born with dreams, a vision and goals for our lives.  It’s one thing to merely let them exist as thoughts, but it’s quite another to take action and bring them into being. Upon leaving the field of architecture in 1999, Gerry Visca, now regarded internationally as Canada’s Creative Coach™, has been on a quest to inspire 1 million people to action as an author of six books and an inspirational speaker.

“Become what you seek” was Gerry Visca’s recent message published in The Business Link Newspaper in November 2012 that inspired Deb McLean a teacher with Connaught Public School in St. Catharines, ON to reach out to Gerry.  Deb McLean noted: “Upon reading Gerry’s article, I was compelled to have him share his passion and enthusiasm with the kids of our school to have them ‘become what they seek’.

“I loved the passion in Deb McLean’s email. She shared with me how the kids in her school need to hear from positive and inspirational people so they believe that a door is not closed to them” noted Visca.

What started with inspiring one classroom has now transpired to the invitation of two public schools to attend Gerry Visca’s inspirational talk on Friday November 23rd , 2012.  Parents and children have been personally invited by the principal of Connaught Public School in St. Catharines to be inspired to attend Gerry Visca’s inspirational talk.   “On Friday November 23rd we are going to bring the inspiration to the kids of Connaught.  I have invited my twelve year-old daughter Sophie Visca and DEFYENEUR Binu Dhindsa, a high-energy and inspirational ZUMBA instructor who has a passion for motivating youth” noted Gerry Visca. 

The ambitious goal that Gerry Visca declared in 2008 of creatively inspiring 1 million people to action is being taken to new levels with his recent Young DEFYENEURS™ movement.  “There are few as deeply committed to surrounding people with such an incredible energy as they do the work, take the risks and defy gravity to bring their dreams to life” notes Angela Kontgen, regarded as Canada’s Energy Coach and editor to Gerry Visca’s two recent books.  “This movement is rapidly expanding nationally with stellar people that want to make a difference in this lifetime” said Visca. “People of all ages want to uncover their full potential and live their best lives now by inspiring others around them”.  

For more information on Gerry Visca’s inspirational talk at Connaught Public School in St. Catharines please contact:
Deb McLean, Teacher, Special Education, Learning Resource, Connaught Public School, 28 Prince St. St. Catharines
ph: (905)-682-6609.

For more information on the DEFYENEURS™ movement please contact Gerry Visca at:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Red Tip: Absolute Visualization

Red Tip – Absolute Visualization
Ask yourself the following BIG QUESTIONS this very moment:  “What do I want to create?  What do I want to attract into my life?   What legacy do I want to leave?  The very act of asking these three questions starts to put into motion the art of creativity.  When you start to imagine your desired life you have already created it.  Recognize that your universe emerges from thought.  Inspired action combined with ‘Absolute Visualization’ will help you draw what you want most, closer to you.  Every morning I sit and meditate for 20 minutes using a perfected technique that I define as ‘Absolute Visualization’.  Get very clear on the end result of that which you wish to create.  Picture the end result clearly in your mind as [absolute fact] and draw it closer to you.  Picture a rope surrounding the end picture in your mind and pull it towards you.  With ‘Absolute Visualization’ you need to be in a constant ‘receiving mode’ in order for you to draw in what you wish to create most in this life time.  It is absolute in that you need to feel it as already complete. Every night as you drift off to sleep flood your sub-conscious mind with high levels of gratitutde for attracting the resources and the people that are showing up in your life to help you become the person you were born to be. 
On Thursday November 29th, 2012 we officially launch the [TANK NIAGARA] together with The Business Link and DEFYENEUR™ Erika Caspersen. This evening I will present the techniques behind ‘Absolute Visualization’.  Don’t miss out on this exciting launch and the last TANK of 2012 as we celebrate with a cast of DEFYENEURS.  Reserve your seat today by emailing gerry@redchairbranding.com or erika@erikacaspersen.com

Monday, November 5, 2012

Climb to your Greatness

Red Tip – The Climb to your Greatness



With less than two months until the start of a New Year, ask yourself the following question: “What one thing could I do today that if I did it, would propel me to a whole new level of greatness?” I often express to audiences; “It’s not where you are that matters but the direction that you are heading in.” This question is designed with the intention of helping you imagine a new level of greatness that you deserve. Recognize that the art of creating what you want most starts with [Imagination, Belief and Inspired Action]. Once you have imagined it, you have already created it. It’s time for you to take action on that one area of your life that you have been stalling on. Today I am extending you a ‘free pass’ to go deeper and imagine a new altitude for your potential. When 2013 rolls around, you will be ‘ready to receive’ since you have already generated the momentum that you need. The climb to your greatness is about to unfold within your incredible life and it will only happen by ‘living this question’ and then taking action. Becoming the architect of your life will drive your goals forward with passion, purpose and enthusiasm.


Congratulations to Edmonton, Alberta for launching your first inspired Thursday TANK on Nov.1. On Thursday November 29th, 2012 we are celebrating the launch of the TANK NIAGARA together with The Business Link and DEFYENEUR™ Erika Caspersen. Don’t miss out on this exciting launch and the last TANK of 2012 as we celebrate with a cast of DEFYENEURS. Reserve your seat today by emailing gerry@redchairbranding.com or erika@erikacaspersen.com



Monday, October 22, 2012

Become what you seek


Red Tip – Become what you Seek

I love the power of a question to drive the goals that we seek in life. Have you ever contemplated the following question: What do I want to attract into my life? Apply this question to all areas of your life: relationships, business and personal development. Upon contemplating this question I recommend living it for the next 30 days by becoming the very thing that you seek.


If your goal is to attract more love into your life, then be the love that you wish to receive. If you’re personal development goal is to become a speaker then be inspiring and motivating. The key to becoming ‘what you seek’ is to become highly intentional by [fixating] on the picture of what you wish to create. Only you can see it, feel it and more importantly ‘be it’. This afternoon, I encourage you to take action and write down the question on a blank sheet of paper: What do I want to attract by the end of 2012? Under the question, write a series of NEW affirmations and post them on your bathroom wall to help you live it for the next 30 days. These affirmations should start with three words: ‘I am being…’ followed by what you seek.


In 2009, I created a goal of seeking greater ‘love and inspiration in my life.’ What showed up for me after taking inspired action is the publishing of 6 books, the inspiration of over 100,000 people world-wide and the attraction of the deepest love that I have ever experienced. This is your time and your life so be what you want most, you know it’s in you to receive.

Our Thursday TANKS are impacting thousands of individuals to take action and create their lives. This Thursday October 25th, 2012 we are celebrating Self-relationship coach and author Carolyn Hidalgo and her intention to create a judgment-free world. This TANK is themed as MASQUERADE, reveal the REAL you. There are only 5 seats left for this sold-out event so book your seat today by emailing gerry@redchairbranding.com.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Red Tip: Uncover the Real You

Red Tip – Uncover the Real You



I was recently contacted by a series of stellar organizations and asked to inspire in Chicago, Edmonton, Niagara and Ottawa at the start of 2013. What was the deciding factor for their selection? Each one responded with a similar response: ‘Gerry, we have a strong desire to inspire our audiences to think different about their personal brands.’ My tip for you: Continually strive to extract the essence of what makes you truly unique. Recognize that your brand is what they say it is that matters. Here is a great little exercise, email five of your closest friends and/or colleagues right now and ask them to share with you what they perceive to be your top attributes. What are you recognized for? How do you want to be perceived? What is your brand essence? To thrive in today’s marketplace means you need to go well beyond the point of differentiation. A new creative mindset is required to create a meaningful experience that has your clients and customers wanting a piece of you. The key is to declare to the world right now, this very moment that you are no longer interested in playing small and you are ready to play at a new altitude. That means everything you do has to be taken to a new level of inspiration, your events, your approach, your message, your style, everything. Why you ask? Quite simply, your competition is doing it and they are striving to deliver an experience that will connect with the hearts of your customer.


There are over 50,000 speakers world-wide so anytime that I attract these amazing opportunities I am extremely grateful and strive to raise the level of my game. Uncovering the [real you] means going deeper and living some really big questions. You can’t stop there, you then need to get people excited and engaged with your ‘why’ by leaning forward, stepping in and declaring your intention. You need to get a bit uncomfortable with the uncomfortable, more importantly, you need to get fired up with enthusiasm. Here is the thing, if you’re not excited about your personal brand and what you stand for, how can you expect others to be!

Thursday TANKS are impacting thousands of individuals to take action and create their lives. The TANK is expanding to Edmonton on Nov.1, Niagara on Nov.29 and Burlington on Thursday October 25th, 2012. Thursday TANKS provide you with the unique opportunity to answer some really big questions, meet a new inspired breed of entrepreneurs that are changing themselves and impacting the world. Meet some of the authors of Gerry Visca’s upcoming book DEFYENEURS Season 1. Thursday TANKS are always sold-out events so please email the DEFYENEURS team at: gerry@redchairbranding.com to hold your seats for these events.
You are receiving this exclusive Red Tip directly from Canada’s Creative Coach®.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

An Inspired Breed of Entrepreneurs impacting 1 million people world-wide

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26th, 2012

An Inspired Breed of Entrepreneurs impacting 1 million people world-wide

HAMILTON ON (September 26th, 2012)…All of us are born with dreams, a vision and goals for our lives.  It’s one thing to merely let them exist as thoughts, but it’s quite another to take action and bring them into being. Upon leaving the field of architecture in 1999, Gerry Visca, now regarded internationally as Canada’s Creative Coach™, has been on a quest to inspire 1 million people to action.  With the release of his recent inspirational movement; DEFYENEURS™, an inspired breed of entrepreneurs, Gerry Visca is confident that his life purpose is coming to fruition.

“Have you ever questioned your life purpose and your destiny? Do you feel there is a bigger picture of your life that you are stalling on? Do you feel that you are still playing small with a desire to live larger? These are the kinds of questions that Gerry Visca asks all DEFYENEURS™ just before they extract their ‘why’ and impact themselves and the world around them.  As part of this inspired movement, Visca launched the DEFYENEURS™ magazine in August 2012.  Visca didn’t stop there, one month later he compiled eleven contributing authors in the first book of the DEFYENEURS™ movement titled: Season 1, an inspired breed of entrepreneurs.  Season 1 is scheduled for release in January 2013 and includes eleven contributing authors each with a unique and impactful message to share.  “There are a few collaborative books out in the world but none with such a passion and commitment to inspire others to action!” said Visca.

“These are amazing people doing amazing things and I am committed to celebrating them through inspired mediums” said Gerry Visca, author of five books and one of Canada’s top inspirational speakers. “I am focused on inspiring a creative movement that celebrates a new breed of entrepreneurs that are defying gravity in their everyday lives.  Many of these DEFYENEURS™ are becoming best-selling authors, coaches, teachers and speakers with a crystal clear purpose as to why they exist in the world”.

The following is a list of the contributing authors in the book: DEFYENEURS™ Season 1 compiled by Gerry Visca:
PJ Mercanti, Owner of Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, ON, Canada
David Grant, Founder of EPK Training in Burlington, ON, Canada
Angela Kontgen, Canada’s Energy Coach & Author in Burlington, ON, Canada
Anna McConnach, Songwriter, co-wrote "Torch Run Anthem "inspired by the Olympic movement, Athletics Coach, Muskoka ON, Canada
Sara Martel, Health and Freedom Coach and Columnist in Burlington, ON, Canada  
Adriana Girdler, Chief Efficiency Officer of CornerStone Dynamics in Burlington, ON, Canada
Roxanne Derhodge, Psycho Therapist & Author in Chippewa, ON, Canada
Elvira Hopper, Professional Coach, Speaker & Entertainer in Mississauga, ON, Canada
Erika Caspersen, Adventures in Self-Discovery & Healthy Workplace Innovator in St. Catharine’s, ON, Canada
Cheryl Renzenbrink, President of Buzz Events in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
D’Arcy Tresham, President of Busy Bee Junk in Fenwick, ON, Canada



Angela Kontgen, contributing author and editor of DEFYENEURS™ Season 1 notes: “The dictionary definition of an entrepreneur is an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or initiative – not really all that compelling, I think.  Make way for the age of the ‘DEFYENEUR™’ – an individual inspired and/or ignited with a compelling purpose and a massive clarity about ‘why’ they exist.  These individuals create a movement.  These individuals defy gravity to make a difference in the world and bring their ‘why’ into existence.”

The ambitious goal that Gerry Visca declared in 2008 of creatively inspiring 1 million people to action is being taken to new levels with the DEFYENEUR™ movement.  “There are few as deeply committed to surrounding people with such an incredible energy as they do the work, take the risks and defy gravity to bring their dreams to life” notes Angela Kontgen, regarded as Canada’s Energy Coach.  Gerry Visca was recently approached by a stellar entrepreneur in Edmonton, Alberta after she reached out on the Twitterverse requesting that she wanted to be a DEFYENEUR™. “This movement is rapidly expanding nationally with stellar people that want to make a difference in this lifetime” said Gerry Visca. “They want to uncover their full potential and live their best lives now by inspiring others around them”.  
 
Each year, as Canada’s Creative Coach™ and one of Canada’s top inspirational speakers, Gerry Visca inspires thousands to get clear on their brand essence and take action towards creating their lives. 

For more information on the DEFYENEURS™ movement or to interview the list of contributing authors in Season 1, contact:
Gerry Visca at 905-528 - 6032 gerry@redchairbranding.com



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Red Article: Putting in the Time by Gerry Visca






Putting in the Time by Gerry Visca, Canada’s Creative Coach® September 2012


As I sit here in my creative studio I gaze outside and marvel at the spectacular day in front of me. I can’t help but observe the growth of the ivy that continues to envelop my house. It has now managed to weave its way along the perimeter of my porch. Somehow it has achieved what it set out to do, artlessly grow! It puts in the time, daily, weekly and monthly. Its focus is centered on one key objective, continual growth. It maneuvers itself forward towards the light slowly blanketing each bit of surface. The audiences that I inspire often comment, “Gerry, it’s easy for you to create, it comes naturally to you, you’re a super achiever.” My audiences only witness the final product; a new book; an article; a magazine; an audio recording or a new presentation. What they don’t see is the perspiration and the daily discipline behind the curtains. Have you ever driven past a new subdivision that appears to suddenly spring out from the ground? We underestimate the tremendous effort involved in its creation. So many of us are infatuated with the future as a destination for happiness and peace. We also overlook the beauty and the wonderment that is directly in front of us. We can’t speed up the future no matter how hard we try similarly we can’t force a plant to grow no matter how much we will it to. What you can control is the daily, weekly & monthly actions that you intend for yourself in the present.


What I know for certain is that we all have a life purpose and when you fixate on ‘putting in the time’ you will uncover your true potential and you’ll help others live ‘in-spirit’ with their why, the true path to being inspired।At the end of 2008, I declared to myself and then to the world that I was going to live a life of inspiration. My life goal became aligned with a purpose of inspiring 1 million people to action across 33 countries. In the past 3 years, I have put in time and taken incredible action through the delivery of a myriad of inspirational presentations, publications, articles and events.



As I leaned into my life purpose with determination, passion and enthusiasm, I discovered I was able to shift my perspective of time. Through this process I have managed to achieve greater results in far less time. My process consists of daily visualization combined with stillness of mind. I focus on harnessing new levels of energy and I align action with tremendous belief. When you create with this new mindset anything is possible.



Plato argued that time is constant and life is the illusion. Einstein noted that our understanding of time is based on its relationship to our environment. He further noted that the faster you move the slower time moves. Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one. There is no difference between past, present and future time.



As I continue to live a life ‘in spirit’ deeper levels of awareness for what I can ‘shift’ have opened up. I have become fascinated with two significant concepts: The ability to create in less time and the power to completely re-create oneself. For example, what used to take me a year to create now only takes several weeks. How is this possible? If time is an illusion then I have demonstrated that we are the only ones that determine just how long it will take to reach a goal. As I continued to step into my greatness, discomfort and challenge presented itself. The more discomfort the more disciplined and focused I became. I recognized the power in the statement: energy flows where my attention goes. I allocated energy towards what I wanted. When fear presented itself, I focused on what I could control by visualizing the end result of all that I was creating and taking action through creation. My Process of Creation:


Imagine it

Believe it

Take daily action

Receive it




Putting in the time for me means living a disciplined program that starts at 5:45am with my hour of personal power। Thirty five minutes of physical exercise followed by 25 minutes of stillness and meditation. I quickly recognized that I needed to harness new levels of energy so I adopted a new diet that included healthy smoothies, juicing, an explosion of greens and supplements from Usana Health Sciences. I carve out the time with very specific coaching days so I can pour myself into select clients who are on a path of doing great things. I continue to allocate writing days with a goal of publishing 17 books and producing monthly articles, tips and inspirational audio productions. Over the past three years I have reached incredible milestones, however this year has been the most impactful for me todate. I truly believe that when you are living your life ‘on purpose’ you reach a state of flow. As I write these words and glance over at my past books, I ask myself, “When did I produce all of this? Was it me or something more powerful working through me?” Everything that I do whether it’s writing, recording, coaching, extracting, presenting or inspiring everything is aligned with my ‘why’, to creatively inspire people and ideas to action.



This year was by far one of the most challenging and equally the most fulfilling times filled with tremendous personal and professional growth. Audiences often feel that inspirational speakers and authors like us never endure discomfort, sadness or fear. Well, let me set the record straight, we are human just like you. This year I was presented with some of the most life challenging situations todate. In spite of these challenges I managed to write over 1,000 pages, publish 2 books, produce 100 articles and tips, record over 50 audio and video productions, launch a 24 page glossy magazine, launch 12 major events and creatively coach 25 amazing DEFYENEURS™, my inspired breed of entrepreneurs.



This year, I have even experienced a deeper and richer love. I spend more quality time with my two amazing daughters and travelled to 12 incredible destinations with my life partner.



This is your time to uncover your why and achieve your goals by putting in the time. Here is how you begin:



  1. Go to the art store today, purchase a canvass and paint that beautiful art that has remained dormant in your mind.

  2. Get some clay and sculpt that magnificent form that has always been there.

  3. Write that manuscript, regardless of what you think of it.

  4. Draft that article and send it to a magazine publication for consideration.

  5. Download an audio recording program and produce your first cd-rom with those beautiful poems and songs that you have stored in the abyss of your soul.

  6. Stop what are you doing this very moment and grab your loved one sitting next to you and embrace them with the most passionate kiss ever.

  7. Spend time with an expert in the field and ask them thought provoking questions to kick start your dreams.

  8. Begin to THINQ and live a daily powerful question like: What would make this the biggest and the best year and live it for thirty days।

Keep putting in the time, you are the architect of your life, if you don’t design it someone else will।


Gerry Visca, Canada’s Creative Coach®
International Speaker Author Consultant
Redchair™ Branding
www.gerryvisca.com
gerry@redchairbranding.com
Tel. 905.528.6032

Monday, August 13, 2012

Red Tip – An inspired breed of entrepreneurs

Some of my favourite entrepreneurs are the ones that continually push the envelope as to what is possible for them. They defy gravity and realize the power of believing in something bigger than themselves. As a rock climber I never look down only forward and upward. Successful entrepreneurs consciously decide to stay [focused] on what they’ve got to WIN and embrace the discomfort that comes along with their journey to realize their goals. Recognize that it takes great emotional strength to reach the next level of greatness. The more that you climb upward the stronger your emotional engine will become. The key is not to loose sight of your goals and never compromise your dreams. Your faith in you and all that you wish to create determines your destiny. Last year I was asked by Ryerson University and Queens University to inspire their students on the art of becoming an entrepreneur. I am always honoured to inspire younger generations to tap into their passion NOW. At the end of both presentations I was inspired by the lack of fear within these passionate individuals and the collective belief that they share in the power of ‘believing’. Recognize that there is tremendous power in the statement: I think therefore I receive. I recently launched a new creative movement referred to as DEFYENEURS™, an inspired breed of entrepreneurs. DEFYENEURS™ are just like you and made of the same stuff. They feel compelled and ready to tap into exploring their BIGGER purpose.

FACT: We all have a purpose. In the face of fear DEFYENEURS™ step into it.

DEFYENEURS™ surround themselves with greatness, like minded people and like energy.
DEFYENEURS™ actively seek out sources and movements of inspiration.
DEFYENEURS™ recognize the power of being part of an inspired community to help them stay the course and live their purpose.
DEFYENEURS™ get thrown off like everybody else but, build strategies and success habits that support them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
DEFYENEURS™ continually harness new levels of creativity to challenge the status quo.
DEFYENEURS™ continually build new levels of clarity around what they want and condition their mind, body and soul towards receiving it.

FACT: A goal can only be realized when you can condition yourself to receiving it.

DEFYENEURS™ live and breathe the concept of: ‘changing yourself - changes the world’. I encourage you all to join us on Twitter by typing in the ‘hash tag’ # DEFYENEUR and become a part of a new inspired movement. Together with a stellar cast of DEFYENEURS™ we are creating over 10,000 conversations designed to help entrepreneurs reach new levels of magnificence.

The August 23rd TANK is focused on inspiring a maximum of 11 ‘leaders’ that want to create a meaningful legacy. This intimate evening will be hosted at ThinkSPOT Burlington together with several DEFYENEURS. Gerry Visca is delivering a powerful presentation focused on ‘engaging your team’ to believe in a bigger purpose. Don’t miss out on this evening of inspired conversation and cocktails as Gerry Visca, Angela Kontgen and select DEFYENEURS™ inspire a group to new levels of greatness. To reserve your seat, contact gerry@redchairbranding.com this week. Your invitation is attached. On Thursday September 27th, we are rolling out the red carpet for the offical launch of DEFYENEURS™ magazine so mark that date down you won’t want to miss it.



Friday, July 13, 2012

Inspired Creativity – The New Metric for Success

Fortune Magazine recently published ‘Creativity’ as the new attribute for successful leaders. As Canada’s Creative Coach® and inspirational speaker I believe that creativity is the new medium from which to unlock hidden potential within individuals. Last year I delivered an inspirational key note to a world leader in Medical Technology in Madrid, Spain. It was titled ‘Think Different’ and I defined innovation as: ‘The use of creativity and intuition to advance human potential.’ To often when I consult with large organizations I find they have not yet adopted the principles of creativity as a means of cultivating a stronger culture of initiation within their client/customer base. Many of their top sales reps are still utilizing traditional marketing models fixated on promoting product features and benefits. Top organizations today understand the power of creativity as an inspirational tool to harness new levels of potential within individuals.


Apple scoffs at the notion of a target market. It doesn’t even conduct focus groups. “You can’t ask people what they want if it’s around the next corner. It starts in the gut and then gets hatched in creative conversations” says the late Steve Jobs, Apple’s former CEO.

In my 4th book titled ‘The Innovation Gap’ I summarized the definition of creativity as follows:
  • Uncover your ‘Why’
  • Take Action
  • Create Your Own Opportunities
  • Stand OUT
  • Differentiate
  • Become a Master Presenter
  • Re-Think and Challenge Opportunities
  • Cultivate a Higher Level of Magnificence within your employees
  • ZIG when others ZAG
  • Live Life with Passion.
Recognize that ‘Creativity’ is a mental process and it involves the continual generation of new and inspired ideas. It is fueled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight and the act of creating something new. Now is the time for organizations to inject ‘Creativity’ into the essence of their corporate culture as a means to inspire their employees to new levels. As an inspirational speaker I am always focused on helping individuals uncover their ‘why’ and inspire themselves to action. When you are inspired you are driven by a powerful force that connects you to a bigger purpose. The definition of inspired is to be ‘in spirit’ with your life purpose. When you are in this state, you leap out of bed with enthusiasm and excitement; you are fueled with a drive for success. You receive a deeper sense of gratitude that almost brings you to your knees. You feel that you are now part of a greater good and contributing to a higher calling within your organization. A new friend asked me the other night over copious amounts of wine what was the defining moment for uncovering my ‘why’. In 1999 I decided to expand out of a 12 year career in architecture, I followed my heart to helping others communicate their passion and purpose. This very act led to the opening of numerous doors that included the creation of a branding agency that existed to inspire creative strategies. If I had to select the ‘defining moment’ I would have to say it was a culmination of inspired acts. In 2008 while driving to a networking meeting it him me like a lightening bolt. I was inspired with a calling to live a life of inspiration: ‘To creatively inspire people and ideas to action.’ From that point on, tremendous discomfort entered my life and became the catalyst for the creation of my new world. A life where I inspire world-class individuals, audiences and organizations to take action and become the best that they can be. In my 5th book THINQ – Live the Question, my continual focus is to motivate people and organizations to uncover and live their ‘why’. Just imagine finding your purpose, what would that do for you? How would your life change? More importantly what kind of legacy would you create?

My recommendation to organizations is to focus on [elevating] your team and your clients/customers to new levels. Strive to create a bigger purpose and an inspired community to drive new market opportunities. Within most organizations the culture is becoming increasingly toxic and fixated on financial metrics, and increase of market share as primary drivers. I think with this ideology organizations are putting the cart before the horse. The goal of leaders today is to maximize everyone that comes into contact with your organization: employees, suppliers, clients and customers. If you find yourself staring at the clock or jumping for joy when Friday rolls around, it is time for a shift in your organizations culture.

This is where inspired creativity comes in, to become deeply passionate for everything you do. It is a new compass that helps you navigate a path that is outside yourself and directed towards a common good. So how do you measure this level of inspired creativity in your current career? Quite simply, if you are not leaping out of bed every morning with joy and enthusiasm you are not living a life on purpose. My tip for injecting creativity in your daily schedule is: Create a personal mission for each individual and for the organization. Ask yourself: ‘What can I control and create right now that will help inspire others around me?’ Recognize that employees are ‘not mechanisms’ but rather human beings that have the ability to unleash higher potential with everyone that comes into contact with your organization. When you see individuals as creative potential and create strategies that help them become bigger than they currently are only then will your organization aspire to living its core mission and values.

Have you downloaded my THINQ APP yet? Android users can now download my THINQ app that contains my top questions designed to help you unlock your full potential.


Monday, June 18, 2012

RED TIP - What are you waiting for?



Only you can make the choices to unfold the bigger picture of your life.
So many great ideas start off with a ‘little dream’…and gain momentum through inspired action. Every great idea started off with a little dream by individuals that were told their idea was impossible to realize. The first night FEDEX was in business they only moved 15 packages…The Beatles were turned down by the DECA recording studio…Michael Jordon was cut from his high-school basketball team. Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn anything…Walt Disney was fired from his newspaper job because he lacked imagination…Richard Branson was laughed at by his colleagues when he started his newspaper job. Inspired action is a powerful force that helps you build momentum. Every dream starts off small and like a snow ball, it builds incredible momentum and increases its size. Inch by inch move yourself closer to your dream. It starts with you and it continues with you day by day. However, you need to start NOW to move your dream forward and realize its full potential.

There is something so magnificent, so wonderful within the power of creating your life and sticking to your dream even when others around you feel you don’t have the right to manifest that dream.
Living your life purpose and realizing your little dream means that you need to take action every day, week, month and year. By living it each and every day you are moving yourself closer to realizing your dream. The journey becomes the destination as a result of living your life purpose. Before you know it – 5 years have faded away into the wind and where will you be? What will you have accomplished? What will you have created for yourself? Since time does not stand still and we are all living this daily thing called life…why not live each day on purpose, celebrate the ‘now’ knowing that you are moving yourself closer to realizing that little dream.
What one thing could you start doing today that would generate the incredible momentum that would soon change your life? You can live with failure but not regret.
Live this question and begin today.

My last Thursday TANK for this summer is scheduled for June 28th at ThinkSPOT. June’s theme – [The Adventure of your life] celebrates new DEFYENEUR, Erika Caspersen, Teacher, Healer, Facilitator. This TANK is limited to a maximum of 20 individuals so don’t delay, book your seat today as there are only a few spots left. In July, we are taking the TANK on the road to Blue Mountain with 10 special guests for day to develop your personal brand.
June 28 is a special evening as we launch my new book THINQ and create an evening of meaningful questions. The evening also includes an energy presentation by Canada’s Energy Coach, Angela Kontgen. Get inspired and be seen at The TANK.

Email gerry@redchairbranding.com to book your seat today.



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

THE BIG THINK YOUTH - JUNE 16, 2012 - HAMILTON

BRANT COMMUNICATIONS + GERRY VISCA PRESENT:
THE BIG THINK YOUTH Ignite your life now. Discover the Real you.


CALLING ALL YOUNG DEFYENEURS - A CHANCE TO WIN A $2,000 CREATIVE COACHING PACKAGE  
Please join Brant Communications and Canada’s Creative Coach™, International Speaker Gerry Visca and a cast of DEFYENEURS on Saturday,

June 16th from 1:00–4:00pm for an afternoon of creation and inspiration. This one-time only YOUTH THINK TANK is dedicated to creative


young minds between the ages of 12 & 17, who have a passion for uncovering their unique ability, harnessing their inner-beauty and

learning how to shine a light on their magnificence.
 
Cost is $20 per adult (Kids attending with parents are FREE of Charge).

Reserve your seat @ gerry@redchairbranding.com

AGENDA 1:00 - 4:00PM

12:30 - 1:00           ARRIVAL, REGISRATIONS & LUNCH SNACK
1:00 - 1:30             WELCOME BY CANADA'S CREATIVE COACH - GERRY VISCA
1:30 - 2:00             KEY NOTE BY CANADA'S ENERGY COACH - ANGELA KONTGEN
2:00 - 2:15             KEY NOTE BY CANADA'S RELATIONSHIP COACH - CAROLYN HIDALGO 
2:15 - 3:00             KEY NOTE BY GERRY VISCA
3:00 - 4:00             YOUTH CREATIVE WORKSHOP | BREAKOUT

This exclusive event is limited to 50 individuals so register today at gerry@redchairbranding.com to book your seat.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CALLING ALL DEFYeneurs - Next Thursday TANK: April 26, 2012



At my sold-out March Thursday TANK we celebrated 3 incredible entrepreneurs that are defying gravity. Congratulations to Angela Kontgen, Carolyn Hidalgo and Elvira Hopper. The next Thursday TANK is April 26, 2012 and features live pitches from entrepreneurs. This will be another sold-out event so book your seat today. If you think you have what it takes to make a pitch then this is the event for you. A selected winner will receive a coaching package worth $2,000. Seating is limited to 50 people so don’t delay – email gerry@redchairbranding.com this week.

At this Thursday TANK I will be presenting a new inspirational presentation titled: [The Killer B’s of Branding].




Monday, March 5, 2012

The Power of THURSDAY [TANKS]



Every last Thursday of the month - Canada's Creative Coach Gerry Visca hosts an exclusive event series known as [Thursday TANKS]. These consistent events are Gerry Visca's creative vehicle to connecting recently ignited entrepreneurs with the world. It also provides individuals access to one of Canada's Top Inspirational Speakers. "These are inspirational and intimate get social gatherings that allow people to connect in a very meaningful way" notes Visca. Gerry Visca is a master at helping people be 'in-spirit' with their life purpose. He connects like-minded people at his Thursday TANKS in a 'fun, high-energy and thought provoking way'. Gerry Visca typically highlights several recently ignited entrepreneurs providing them with a platform to showcase their intentions/creations. Thursday TANKS also include one of Gerry Visca's 10 Creative Laws/Teachings - a question is tabled to each delegate and facilitated by one of Gerry Visca's brand ambassadors who have become quite skilled at working within the group.


What are the attributes of a Thursday TANK?


  • They run from 6:00 - 9:00pm

  • Gerry Visca hosts these exclusive events either at The Coffee Office - 3310 South Service Road in Burlington or at ThinkSPOT - 492 Locust Street in Burlington.

  • These events are exclusive - 50 people max at The Coffee Office and 15 people max at ThinkSPOT.

  • Each event is themed with an associated meaningful question for each delegate to answer.

  • Each TANK highlights several recently ignited entrepreneurs and their incredible story.

  • Gerry Visca facilitates the evening along with several brand ambassadors.