Life Literacy

Real Life KNOWLEDGE and RESOURCES

for the NEXT GENERATION to SUCCEED

Providing career and life advice for ambitious young adults.

It has become almost cliché to say that the world has changed.

The pace of technology change, the increasing number of new businesses, and the growing global workforce have made the world a more competitive place.

Global economic events have delayed retirement for millions around the world and thinning margins are making employers more risk-averse to prevent any disruptions in business continuity.

This major shift in the business world is the recipe for a perfect storm that could be nothing short of catastrophic for many organizations, nations, and people.

Life Literacy is a cautionary tale, a forensic journey into what went wrong, a roadmap out of trouble, and a beacon for what life can be like. It is a timely, highly practical survival guide that will help the current and future generations create a better world where opportunities are abundant, success is achieved, and the pitfalls of predecessors are avoided. One-sided solutions never solve problems.

This non-fiction book provides both viewpoints highlighting the problems that aren't very far downstream that will cripple companies and communities if left unaddressed, as well as solutions that show what life could be like if people learn from one another.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

MATT YOUNG

Matt Young is a fitness & sport enthusiast at heart. A Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest bike relay across Canada and two-time Ironman finisher he is also a Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 and Caldwell Partners Canadian Top 40 Under 40 business award winner.


Graduating from the University of British Columbia, Matt started his first start-up company; Innovative Fitness. Two decades later Matt finds himself consulting local, national, and international sport organizations on creating quality sport experiences.


Along the way, Matt has worked with numerous businesses in the for-profit and not for profit space, published articles for magazines and journals, his own books and is the executive producer of two documentaries.


Without hesitation, Matt will tell you his proudest accomplishment is raising over $6.1 million dollars for community charity with the support of his team and members.


NELSON SOH

Nelson Soh is not your ordinary Chartered Professional Accountant; he is an author, an entrepreneur, and a CFO.


Nelson is a University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business graduate who brings a wealth of knowledge from a diverse experience background. Throughout his career, Nelson has worked with organizations like KPMG, Pearson Education, Cathay Pacific Airways, CPA Canada, and more.


With a passion for helping others paired with his ability to teach others about money and finances in a simple and easy-to-understand way, Nelson helps people and businesses create positive changes to reach their full potential. Nelson has spoken at national conferences, recorded podcasts, and written articles on topics around financial literacy, lifestyle, and fitness, and created the 100-Day Money Mindset Journal – a tool to help people create healthy habits and a positive mindset around money.


Nelson’s core values are family, fitness, and finance and you can be sure to find him spending his time filling one of those three buckets!


STAN PEAKE

After an 18-year career in the health, fitness, and medical industries that saw Stan Peake own his first two businesses, he turned his passion of coaching others from fitness journeys to coaching leaders and entrepreneurs in their business and career pursuits.


He has grown his coaching practice, InSite Performance Coaching, into a national firm with clients across Canada, the United States, and Europe; with coaches in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.


Certified as an Executive Coach by the world’s #1 executive Coach John Mattone (former coach to Steve jobs), Stan is also certified as a corporate facilitator. He holds a graduate certificate in values-based leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, as well as an executive education in sales leadership from Queens University in Ontario.


Stan is an author of six books, has published works in many national newspapers, several magazines (including Entrepreneur), and has appeared as a guest on over 20 podcasts on entrepreneurism, leadership, and principles of success. Stan can be reached at stan@insiteperformancecoaching.com.