Looking to inspire your conference attendees or corporate event to perform your best when it matters most? Award winning human excellence author, Brazilian Jiu-JItsu champion, and local hero shares his experience on how people achieve human excellence both personally and professionally.
His signature talk "Mastering Inner Excellence" teaches how emotional mastery used by martial arts masters for centuries can be easily applied by everyday people to build successful lives. The ability to perform under pressure, reduce stress, achieve mental clarity, focus, and goal attainment through sustained discipline are all hallmarks of a elite performer.
Price Range: $7500 to $15,000
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
A speech to will inspire people to re-examine their lives to use the techniques I teach them on how to improve their mindset, reduce stress and practice personal mastery. It will allow them to re-think what is possible in their lives removing fears and limiting beliefs.
For every speech I don my martial arts uniform with my black belt, sharing the lessons I've learned to audience members on reducing performance anxiety and stress to elevate them to personal excellence. These techniques are used by elite martial artists and athletes to perform at their best when it matter most.
Most importantly, one does not have to practice martial arts to obtain the benefits of its success principles.
At the age of 9 , Raz's dad had lost his restaurant due to bankruptcy. With little money money coming into the household the family struggle for years financially. It was this period young Raz had a difficult time accepting their family situation.
His father not willing to give in to failure took a job as a delivery driver at Kentucky Fried Chicken to make ends meet. In 1980, he started a bean sprout business out of the basement in their tiny home in Winnipeg. Young Raz and his siblings all went to work when not in school. This meant frequent 12 hour days. He fondly recalls his father waking up at 5:00 in the morning to go through his mental rehearsal or morning ritual of tai chi and martial arts training.
The family continued to struggle for many years before finding success. Today the business has become the largest supplier of bean sprouts to all the supermarkets across Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan, and western Ontario. His father credits the martial arts for helping build his mental toughness to overcome adversity.
Not wanting to suffer the same circumstances as an adult, Raz studied personal development and martial arts, learning the art of developing a strong mindset, focus, and personal mastery. Using these principles he applied them to his daily life.
Raz is an entrepreneur, mental toughness coach, and award winning author for co-authoring with the legendary Brian Tracy "Power Principles for Success" and "The Human Excellence Project." He specializes in working with athletes want to improve their mental game and perform their best when it matters most.
An accomplished black belt martial artist, he is a 2x US Open Champion and 2x World Silver Medalist in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In August 2014, his ability to remain calm under dangerous conditions was tested when he made the news headlines after helping save a Vancouver woman from an attempted carjacking.
When not training or working, he spends his time helping raise donations to feed kids from low income families. Never forgetting what is was like to have very little at a young age, he works tirelessly to ensure the Breakfast Program for Kids daily needs are met. Recently, he was nominated by Shaw Communications as one of Canada's top 50 inspiring Canadians for his contributions to underprivileged youth. His efforts have raised close to $5000 to build a robotics program for students from low income families at 12th Avenue Elementary in Burnaby.
He's been featured in the New York Times, CTV, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Magazine, Gracie Magazine, Canada's Fashion Magazine, and The Fight Network documentary "Training Like A Champion."
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