Another like. Another follower. An unfollow. A negative comment. The pressure to be “perfect” on social media. The anxiety that we face. 1 in 4 Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. 40,000,000 Americans have reported suffering from anxiety. There is an epidemic right under our nose that is being ignored, overlooked, and often overprescribed. What if the solution to what so many feel is their plague is actually their superpower? What if anxiety is actually your greatest gift? And, what if all of this time the vast majority of us “sufferers” simply don’t have the tools to take anxiety from debilitative to facilitative?
As someone who has lived with (and learned to thrived with!) anxiety for over 10 years, Julian Brass, (Founder, Former CEO and creator of Notable Life and the Notable Awards, author of soon-to-release 99 Ways to Own Anxiety, yoga instructor, certified Health Coach and investor), is on a mission to spread the message that anxiety is a gift that can be owned. His empowering #OwnAnxiety movement is spreading across the world and will give Social Media Week attendees an inspiring and introspective look at how to own anxiety from behind the screen of our device(s) and into every other aspect of our lives. Expect not only to redefine your relationship with anxiety but to learn actual tools that you can keep with you for the rest of your life at this closing Keynote.
There will also be a live “anxiety intervention” with one member of the audience who volunteers to receive a 1-1 coaching session with Julian on stage at SMW. You don’t want to miss this.
About Julian Brass
As the former CEO (9+ years) of a leading Canadian media company and employee in fast-paced Silicon Valley before that, Julian understands the importance of owning anxiety and nerves both professionally and personally. Over 10 years ago when he created Notable Life and the Notable Awards, Julian experienced severe anxiety for the first time and became determined to naturally deal with it. This lead him on a path where he simultaneously managed and grew his former business while exploring empowering natural lifestyle enhancements like holistic health & wellness, self-care, spirituality, yoga, and positive psychology. Julian’s book 99 Ways to Own Anxiety will be available across North America next year.
Today he helps people all over the world #OWNANXIETY by guiding them toward empowering, natural tools from his upcoming book combining medical research from the West and holistic philosophies from the East. These tools, which are the foundation of the Own Anxiety method lead to a redefined relationship with anxiety taking it from negative and debilitative to positive and facilitative. As the closing keynote speaker at Social Media Week attendees will leave this inspirational conversation with actionable tools to galvanize them to use social media for the better, avoid social media burnout and to #OwnAnxiety when it shows up in their personal and professional lives.