Archive for December, 2013

Sweet Spot Riches! Rob Riches – Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Teacher.

Rob Riches is an eclectic mix of skills, motivations and achievements, not to mention a key move to Canada as an immigrant from the UK. He is trained in Electrical Engineering, Transcendental Meditation, and is a career teacher at both polytechnic and high school levels.

Rob Riches

Rob Riches

He chose to take Electrical Engineering to further his interest in Mathematics (or so he thought) and found it to be tough, however, he emerged with rigorous thinking skills. Rob experienced huge differences between the two cultures, and became disheartened and unable to make the leap from one culture to another.

He took up Transcendental meditation as a means to relieve the tension.  While it did that to a small extent, it opened up his life to a number of possibilities he hadn't even known existed through the exaltation of inner being.

Rob learnt to teach at BCIT, and then really learned how to teach at a state school in South London, where he added becoming both a social worker and cop.  Here Rob developed his coaching skills as the students were so different in their motivation and ability that any class plan only addressed a few students, and he discovered the real learning occurred during individual coaching sessions.

Add to all of this his own autonomous nature, a driving desire to be self reliant with an empathic gift and passion for creating health, and an ambition to invent something that would make a contribution, he has developed Soul Dynamics, Emotional Adjustment and an Emotional Goal setting course.

Rob was born thinking everything was wrong, never willing to accept the official version of reality and determined to find the 'truth.'  He has a natural gift for healing, and has decide to focus on emotional healing as it is both overlooked while being the key to continuing good health.

Rob is a firm believer in a person doing what they can for themselves before consulting the experts.

Book a time to meet:



Where do I go from here? Suzanne Fontaine – Coach, Speaker, Facilitator.

As far back as Suzanne can remember, she has always been a planner and enjoyed helping others.  She started her career working as a Registered Nurse for 11 years in Manitoba while

Suzanne Fontaine

Suzanne Fontaine

working on her Bachelor of Arts and eventually her Masters in Administration.  She moved into health care management and worked on projects in 1996 until 2008 when she decided to return to school to complete her Project Management certificate at UBC.  Suzanne shifted her career into project management and wrote her Project Management Profession (PMP) designation in 2009.

Late 2011, Suzanne made the conscious decision that she would start her own business “ProActive Pathways Consulting Inc”. to work with small and medium size businesses to lead and manage their projects.  She joined a Mastermind Group in preparation of going into business and attended various groups during 2011 and 2012. Mastermind Groups are based on Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” from 1937 which is still very much applicable in today’s world.  She found some groups provided great value while others did not.  As a new business owner, Suzanne frequently networked and began to note many entrepreneurs and small business owners could accomplish much more and move further ahead in their business, if they were part of a Mastermind Group.  Many business owners were proficient in their specific skill and the main reason for starting their business but had limited business know-how and experience.  Often they were unaware of the impact it was having on their business survival.  Suzanne quickly realized the importance of being part of a Mastermind Group and what it could do for one’s business. Therefore, in 2013 she decided she would start her own group, “PLAN for Success Mastermind Group” to meet this critical need.

Suzanne instinctively knew her expertise in planning, strategizing, business systems and processes, and being able to see the big picture along with the details could benefit and help many business owners.  That passion shines when speaking with her, in her desire to coach and work with business owners to facilitate these Mastermind Group meetings.  Any business owner who makes the commitment to themselves, their business and the group will revel in great results.  By them coming together as a community to support, provide advice and feedback, challenge, motivate and hold each other accountable to achieve their goals, they will advance their business more rapidly and ensure sustainability.  As Ken Blanchard indicated:

“None of us are as smart as all of us.”

Hence, instead of the use of one mind working on the business, in a Mastermind Group you have a community of many minds to guide, mentor and coach each other.  Consequently this propels everyone within the group to learn, grow, as well as move ahead by organizing and strategizing their business for positive and successful results.

Suzanne invites you to take the necessary steps to “PLAN for Your Success”.  If you are interested in finding out more about the “PLAN for Success Mastermind Groups”, please contact her to book your free 30 minute consultant at:


Suzanne welcomes any questions you may have. To reserve a free assessment, you can contact her by several methods:

Phone: 604-789-3307


Jim Rohn stated:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Successful people associate themselves with others who are positive, successful and are working towards similar goals.

Next workshop:

YMCA Hotel on Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC - December 4th:



What would you do if you knew you could not fail? 2nd Wind Body Science. Doug Setter, B.SC, Author, Trainer.

Doug Setter

Doug Setter

He was born with a club foot, had pneumonia three times by the age of six and was chronically underweight until adulthood.

This led to a study of physical training, nutrition, and self-defense where he was able to build himself from a 120 pound high school graduate to a 155 pound paratrooper, marathon runner, and kick-boxer.

As a kick-boxer, Doug competed in Canada and Hong Kong and later trained children and adults in competitive kick-boxing as well as his own cardio-kick-boxing system.

At age 39 Doug entered university to earn a Bachelor of Human Ecology (Foods and Nutrition).

At age 40, he won a welter weight kick-boxing championship.

At age 47, he climbed Mt. Rainier.

Doug served as a paratrooper in the Canadian military and later as a UN peacekeeper in Croatia (former Yugoslavia).

He has raised awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in swimming and running events as well as connecting with the media.

The CBC and New West Newsleader have interviewed him about his leading the Josh Fueston Memorial Swim for soldiers who died from PTSD. &

and an article in the Province Newspaper:

Doug’s clients and trainees have ranged from 10 to 80 years old.  They have included: high-school students, soldiers, police officers, teachers, doctors, counselors, nurses and business people.

Doug Setter, B.Sc is a personal trainer and author of 4 books:

Stomach Flattening,

Reduce Your Alcohol Craving,

One Less Victim (a crime victim prevention guide) and

Selo (award-winning teen novel on bullying).

Visit his website at:


Vancouver, Canada residents can contact him at: 778-837-3528



For years, I suffered arthritis and bursitis pain in my shoulder, back and hip.  My body was stiff and painful when I moved.  Since I joined your Stomach Flattening class, my body got better and the pain went away so that I don't need medication.  Mr. Setter, thank you so much for the freedom of working out without pain and being able to wear a size 3 dress again.

--Cora Lindop, Vancouver, Canada

“I would not have come this far without Doug Setter’s positive influence.”  -- Darcy Lentre, Women’s Golden Gloves Kick Boxer, Winnipeg, Canada

"Doug's methods give fast and lasting results.  I personally use them and have passed these methods down to my students."
-- Mike Fuentespina (Mixed Martial Arts Instructor, Winnipeg, Canada)