Motivational Speaking

Calgary Motivational Speaking

Prusik Youth Counselling and Mentorship Services is excited to offer Motivational Speaking Services in Calgary and across Canada. Starting in January 2013, Prusik therapist, Monique Smith, is teaming up with 2012 Olympian (wrestling), Leah Callahan (, to bring a dynamic presentation targeted towards youth (with the option of catering the presentation to both younger and older audiences).

Tackling Youth Issues

Bullying. Suicide Pacts. Peer Pressure.

Today’s youth are experiencing stresses and pressures unlike any other generation. Biologically their brains aren’t fully developed, and yet the decisions they make can have a lifelong impact on themselves and others. As a youth counsellor (Monique Smith) and an Olympic level athlete (Leah Callahan), we hear a lot of people asking what can be done to help youth through this challenging phase. We want to share a game plan with your youth to help them make life empowering decisions.

Using multi-media (including clips about Leah’s olympic journey from the highly-acclaimed The Sticking Place Film), wrestling demos and crowd interaction, this is a presentation that will keep youth engaged.


Recently the story of Amanda Todd, a grade ten student who committed suicide after posting a youtube video telling her story of experiencing bullying and depression, was highlighted in the media. In the last few days the media highlighted the story of teen suicide pacts in Vancouver. Unfortunately, these stories are becoming all too common. Monique and Leah are aware of these issues and are passionate about being part of the solution. However, instead of specifically targeting the symptomatic behaviours, Monique and Leah want to go straight to the root of the problem and help kids understand WHY they make the decisions that they do by learning HOW the brain functions and what things they can do to help it operate more efficiently.

For more information on how to book Prusik’s Motivational Speaking Services and our presentation, “Building a STRONGer Brain,” contact Monique at 403-870-0654 or via e-mail at


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