Our slogan at Gotstyle has always been about more than just clothes. It’s about being able to attribute to a man’s ability to elevate his lifestyle no matter where he is in life. Whether it’s graduating, going for an interview, transitioning to a new job, retiring, dating or leading a business meeting, we strongly believe that the suit you wear is like your superhero costume- something that helps you conquer the world.
With that in mind, when we were approached to support ManTalks, it just made sense. After 15 sold out events and over 50 speakers, ManTalks is being held in Toronto for the first time. The featured speakers are men who are making a difference in their community. The purpose is to allow them to share and provide insight into their experiences about their life, work and journey in order to help men and women evolve and thrive. Our very own founder and curator Melissa Austria will be the opening speaker. She will share her thoughts on what it means to be a man in this day and age.
Gary Durrant â€“ President and Founder of Durrant Sports Management Inc.
Gary is a well-respected and prominent figure in the North American and International basketball communities. With a successful career that has been immersed in all levels of basketball; from professional player, to coach, to front office executive and TV analyst.
With the fundamental belief that â€œLife is Ball & Ball is Lifeâ€ Gary brings his philosophy of excellence, competition, collaboration, and success to audiences across North America, from corporations to schools.
Giovanni Marsico â€“ Founder â€“ Archangel Academy, Inc. and Author â€œThe Gifted Entrepreneurâ€
Giovanni Marsico is the founder and president of Archangel Academy, a coaching and mastermind organization that shares marketing, innovation, and revenue-generating strategies with big-hearted entrepreneurs around the world. The purpose of Archangel Academy is to coach â€œSocial Entrepreneursâ€ on how to be better marketers, and coach all entrepreneurs on how to incorporate â€˜Purposeâ€™ into their business model.
Ian Szabo â€“ Founder Flipschool and author â€œFrom Renos to Riches
Ian is a successful real estate investor, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of two real estate books. Heâ€™s also a former member of Canadaâ€™s Culinary Olympic Team and at the age of 23 became the Head Sous Chef of Torontoâ€™s elite Granite Club. As a child, Ian struggled under the traditional schooling model and grew up believing himself unintelligent. Luckily, he discovered his hidden talents and gifts â€” creativity, charisma, drive, and relationship skills â€” which let him achieve high levels of business success. Today, Ian speaks to childrenâ€™s groups and entrepreneurs about overcoming past conditioning, discovering personal gifts, and breaking personal limits.
Watch the short clip about ManTalks featuring Gary Durrant and Melissa Austria