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100% of book royalties donated to Defeat Depression

100% of event ticket sales donated to Defeat Depression
*Net event sales + net royalties

Our goal is to spread awareness about mental health, and to help end the stigma. We feel the best way to succeed in our mission is by offering our speaker series + BONUS BOOK for next to nothing.*

$20 donation to Defeat Depression gets you event entry + book


Event entry fee covers attendance, plus a FREE copy* of Success or Suicide? (Value $10). Already have a book? Take $10 off your entry fee.

*Must attend event to pick up your FREE hard copy book

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Wayde and his daughter, Trista

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In a 2012 workplace survey of over 6,600 Canadian employees:

14% of the respondents reported being currently diagnosed with clinical depression;
8% more believed they had depression, but had not yet been diagnosed


72% are affected by mental health conditions

‘Laugh. Cry. Learn.’ is best suited for the following organizations:

  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Employers struggling through ‘The Great Resignation’  
  • Post Secondary Institutions
  • Mental Health Organizations
  • Associations and Unions

Due to the nature of our approach, we aim to schedule events outside of standard business hours, specifically on Saturday’s. Please contact your local Chamber of Commerce for event dates.


  *All We Ask Is The Following (from our Chamber of Commerce partners):

  • Event promotion and marketing

  • A minimum of 25 registered attendees

  • Suitable venue within your geographical region

  • A/V support and equipment

  • Travel, accommodation + food and beverage (two nights, two people)

  • Book signing opportunity + table and chairs

  • Contact info of registered attendees (post-engagement)


Wayde is a wonderfully creative marketing person. Besides being a dream to work with - dedicated, resourceful, full of initiative, funny, thoughtful - he has an endless supply of inventive (and clever) ideas for every situation.


He is much loved and respected by his clients; his colleagues valued his commitment and his creativity. He was a key part of our team and instrumental in the early stages of our company. If you can get him, you couldn't do better.

James Roy - President, Amazing Agency

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