2019 Keynote Address: SickBoy
The Power of Authentic Story Telling, How Discomfort can Provide a Valuable Source of Growth and Embracing Your Passion is going to rivet your energy and propel your thought process, this is cutting edge inspiration that has the ability to help us all move forward in life.
The three guys who make up Sickboy – Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary and Brian Stever – are hilarious, ridiculously insightful and determined to break down the stigmas associated with illness and disease. Sickboy began because they recognized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses and diseases, people tighten up, get awkward, and simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, they help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. Through the therapy of laughter, we can begin to understand that whether sick or healthy, we’re all human, and we’re all dying, so let’s talk about it.
It started in a public library recording room, moved into their own recording studio, was funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and within weeks they were among the top-rated podcasts in the country. Their talks are engaging, forward thinking and hilarious. Let them inspire your audience and blow the conversation wide open today!
De-stigmatizing illness: Let's just talk this stuff out
Why do we get awkward and tense when we’re faced with the topic of disease? Let Taylor, Jeremie & Brian take you on an adventure weaved with stories from podcast guests and lived experience out in the real world on how to stop treating disease as if it’s transmitted through conversation.
Living with a fatal disease
It’s funnier than it sounds – whether born with it or freshly diagnosed, the someone living with a fatal disease can shed light on a refreshing perspective of life that may be adopted by all for a more fulfilling life experience. Hear Jeremie’s story of how Cystic Fibrosis has shaped the person he is today and an illuminating perspective from Taylor & Brian on the reality of life and mortality: we’re all dying, so let’s talk about it.
Hanging the Conversation
Taboo, stigma, awkwardness. These are all words that typically describe a wide range of subjects that people feel weird talking about, but why? In the vicious cycle of feeling awkward, not talking about it and perpetuating the taboo nature of certain subjects, we create a culture of silence and alienation. Whether it be illness, sex, sexual orientation or gender identification, the same fundamental roadblocks get in the way of open dialogue.
Marketing/Organic Growth When Creating Something You Believe in
What are you passionate about? What would you pursue intensely with no monetary gain in mind? Like the keys you can’t find until you stop looking for them, your passion can provide you with financial success when you stop placing money at the top of your priority list. Let your passion and enthusiasm guide your effort and let your financial success follow as a result.
The video below, “Embracing your expiry date” by Jeremie Saunders (one of the three) wows what woke up the Raising Sales Committee and started us thinking that this was a wakeup call for us in Business and then we went on to explore the Sickboy Podcasts (iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud), this is all about life and work.