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What people say about us

The impact of the coaching is immeasurable...


E. Westman Manager Government of Canada

'Difficult' Leadership conversations that appeared like they would be awkward and uncomfortable now seem natural and easy. I'm really pleased with how naturally I can implement the learning and put it into effect. The impact of the coaching is immeasurable in terms of authenticity, openness, honesty, and trust, both for me and my team.

...opening up conversations that were trapped in a deadened cycle on a repeated loop.


Angelina Pratt Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and Vice Chair of Nechi Institute

In just two days my thinking got turned upside-down and sideways creating an outlet that resulted in opening up conversations that were trapped in a deadened cycle on a repeated loop. The insight for me was the recognition that the “thinking “ which precedes conversations can either contribute to its success or its failure depending on whether you want the same results or have successful, meaningful conversations. I choose the latter. 🙂

tapping into leadership skills to get things done


Dean Pickering Business Development Manager, Bellamy Software – MicroAge

Vik is…top notch and a visionary scientific talent. He has a masterful mind and provides brilliant insights into human behaviour, change management, restructuring, reorganizing, priorities, goal setting, discovering hidden talents, gaining perspective, and tapping into leadership skills to get things done...


Patty Walker Corporate Strategy Director - City of Fort Saskatchewan

Deeply authentic. Helped me see things that were profoundly impacting all areas of my life in a completely different way.

Kevin was the first to to fully engage us on a human level, help us see beyond our self-imposed barriers and communicate on an entirely new and beneficial level.


Guy Meyer CEO - Optilume Engineered Light Corporation

Kevin Gangel has been an absolutely valuable asset to our company. His innate style of gently coaching us through our preconceptions has created a great deal of freedom and advancement in our daily business activities. Further, and as it coincides with our core business philosophies, Kevin's humanistic approach to business has enabled us to create entirely new realities for our company in a very short period of time.

I have had many consultants come and go through our company that have provided advice in disconnected chunks or have simply relied upon their credentials as the sole validation of their statements. Kevin was the first to to fully engage us on a human level, help us see beyond our self-imposed barriers and communicate on an entirely new and beneficial level. Simply, if you are looking to make a positive and permanent change to your company, look no further."

"If asked, "would you recommend the services offered by Kevin's company", the answer would be a definite and very strong, "YES".

...makes it easier to have more “Take Aways”


Chad Gathercole Allied Projects

Was an exceptional presentation. I have attended one of Vik’s previous seminars, I feel he is a very skilled presenter, breaks it down into basics that makes it easier to have more “Take Aways”.

that resulted in a strengthened team and shifted our working relationship


Bill Chomik Principal at Kasian Architects

Unstoppable Conversations … is highly skilled at transforming relationships. I reached out to Unstoppable Conversations to lead a critical partnering session between our organization and two other parties who were contractually bound to work together, but whose project aspirations were not aligned. Trust between us was the key ingredient that, sadly, was missing. They navigated us through some difficult but ultimately productive discourse that resulted in a strengthened team and shifted our working relationship - allowing us to move forward. I would highly recommend Unstoppable Conversations to anyone wishing to strengthen relationships through engaging and transformative conversations.

We've done other team-building exercises but this was the first to establish long term change


Dragan Marjanovic Mediashaker - CEO

Our session…created a new kind of dialog and understanding within our team. We've done other team-building exercises but this was the first to establish long term change…

… we are extremely happy to have experienced this and are on our way to achieving our goals.

He took 5000 of us to the cutting edge of education and invited us to do the same in our classrooms.


John McGettigan Saskatoon Teachers Association

Vik challenged everyone in the room to take a look at education in a new light...[students] knowing more and more about less and less...I have the feeling that Mr. Maraj will be a name we hear more about in the future. He took 5000 of us to the cutting edge of education and invited us to do the same in our classrooms.

that resulted in a strengthened team and shifted our working relationship


Bill Chomik Principal at Kasian Architects

Vik Maraj … is highly skilled at transforming relationships. I reached out to Vik to lead a critical partnering session between our organization and two other parties who were contractually bound to work together, but whose project aspirations were not aligned. Trust between us was the key ingredient that, sadly, was missing. Vik navigated us through some difficult but ultimately productive discourse that resulted in a strengthened team and shifted our working relationship - allowing us to move forward. I would highly recommend Vik to anyone wishing to strengthen relationships through engaging and transformative conversations.

This is not…about skills.


Kara Stokke Chartered Mediator

This is not…about skills. This is a journey to explore the roots of good and true conversation.

for exploring the bold approach to heaviest but most important battles inside of myself


Robert S Co-founder Wings4U

If you don’t want to complain always about life being unfair to you anymore, you should find the way out of that paradigm. It's not an easy job, it's definitely faraway out of comfort zone, where you will find out what you don’t know, that you don’t know. Crazy enough? In that land of unknown its for sure better to arrive with a good, friendly and loving insider guide. A person whom you will trust deeply and love to see him again.

Thank you VIK for guiding me to better relations with everybody around me and for exploring the bold approach to heaviest but most important battles inside of myself.

I am looking forward to go again a bit further next time!

I recommend this… to anyone ready to find the root causes holding them back in life or work


S. Posadziejewski Chief Information Officer

I recommend this… to anyone ready to find the root causes holding them back in life or work, to dig deep and address why, then develop a practical plan to move forward and make it happen..

Members of our community who I never expected to be excited by an “out-of-the-box” event were absolutely raving about it!


Larae Pierson Small Business Advisor - Hanna Learning Centre

I had an amazing time at the community engagement sessions. I did expect a lot of you guys, ‘cause R2R brought you in and they are awesome and big picture, out-of-the-box thinkers!

To be honest, I my expectations of the event were high. I did have my reservations though – how could one possibly engage a community, much less change its thinking in only a couple of sessions? I didn’t expect an interactive, mind-provoking, thought-changing, personally/group-challenging experience. I want to apply my new thinking in my community, work and personal life. It was really neat to see a wave of change go through so many powerful members of our communities – people were working hard to change their negative, “boxed-in”, default thoughts. Unstoppable Conversations’ dynamic program has provided our community with the tools to work together in an open and positive environment, shedding light on, and addressing past issues to move forward to more positive outcomes. Members of our community who I never expected to be excited by an “out-of-the-box” event were absolutely raving about it!

I appreciate you both, and I thank you!


Marie

I just finished listening to a interview with Vik Maraj from Unstoppable Conversations. I do think it is fundamentally different from what much change management literature is saying. Mainly because it goes to the heart of what it means to be a human being and what motivates people from the inside in a non-contrived way.


Heather Atkinson Communications Coordinator - Lamont County

I learned more about myself in one day then in 3 months of therapy, and have a solution to change. Thank you!

It’s changed things in my whole approach in asking for what I need and want.


C. Parker

It’s changed things in my whole approach in asking for what I need and want. I’ve become unflappable and there is real wisdom to be gained.

I would recommend this for all those seeking a new path to finding personal happiness.


Mark Anielski Economist and Author, The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth

I would recommend this for all those seeking a new path to finding personal happiness. Vik Maraj and Kevin Gangel did a marvellous job at guiding our group to new levels of awareness of our blind spots.


Ayeesha Kassam Thermal Systems

Vik was a great presenter. It was great information which was provided and will help my role as a Project Manager.

…is a compelling leadership solution that understands


Omar Y. Sustainability Architect

This…is a compelling leadership solution that understands and addresses the multiple complexities and passions involved in breakthrough innovation, be it personal or professional.

Much was learned, much encouragement given


Yvonne Brown

He engaged us - his audience throughout the day. Sharing real experiences and working through it openly. Very positive and personal, easy to listen to. Much was learned, much encouragement given to us all. Will refer Kevin many times. Thank you.

The changes seen from our sessions were immediate.


Trisha Sewell Economic Development Officer - Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation

Thank you Vik and Kevin for transforming how we view economic development! The changes seen from our sessions were immediate. People were catching themselves when they were thinking from the Default Context. Our meetings were more open and engaging and everyone was willing to share. From this openness, more great business connections were made and more great businesses ideas were shared. It also transformed how I relate to others and how I do my job as Economic Development Officer, in order to move projects forward. The energy is contagious and all the partners around me are supporting the new vision for our community … anything is possible. The sessions taught me that the power for change is within and when this is addressed within a community the opportunities are endless. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with our community and for truly making a difference!


Jackie Northey Executive Director Farm On Foundation

After 30 years, we can say with confidence that this one is not only different but transformational.

We now see ourselves as a place where anything can happen, and does!


Angelina Pratt Vice Chair Nechi Institute

My thinking got turned upside-down and sideways opening up [new] conversations.

His coaching makes me a better leader and a better human being.


Maria Sztarovics Co-Founder Wings4U

I love working with Vik as our personal and business coach. His coaching makes me a better leader and a better human being. I would recommend Vik to anyone who wants to create an extraordinary life.

...that if I didn't know better, I would have called it Magic.


Glenise Harvey Principal - A&H Steel Ltd.

Some very serious ground was taken this week at A&H, that if I didn't know better, I would have called it Magic. You are making one little girl's dreams come true! 💜

facilitate a new way of thinking


Diana Bacon Executive Director - Ardrossan Recreation and Ag Society

When the student is ready, the teacher appears to facilitate a new way of thinking. Thanks Kevin for leading and showing the way to the road less travelled.

He was a great speaker, and was the right choice to lead off the day.


Mack Male Critic of TEDx Edmonton

His talk centred on the idea that we need to be game-changing. He used the metaphor of a child learning to walk to make his point, saying that we need to “start trying to walk, and stop trying not to fall” if we want to be successful. His talk was full of great one-liners…He was a great speaker, and was the right choice to lead off the day.


Wendy Schneider Executive Director - Green Hectares

Unstoppable Conversations was the vehicle that has transformed us!

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