Raz Chan

Country of Origin:

Canada

Themes:

Citizenship, Immigration, Asian Heritage, Racism/Discrimination, Adjusting to Life in Canada

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Bio

Author of the book The Human Excellence Project: Lessons Even Awesome Parents Never Teach which has received an endorsement from Brian Tracy. A portion of each the sales of each book will go towards helping start a robotics program for disadvantaged kids in my city. I plan to further the cause by spreading awareness on the importance of after school programs wherever I get a chance to speak. Earned a BA from University of Manitoba and Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Practice from the National Academy of Osteopathy. Spent the last 10 years as an entrepreneur in the field of martial arts and speaker on mental toughness. Life mission is to help disadvantage kids succeed. Currently, I'm conducting fundraising efforts to raise money for after school programs for 12th Avenue Elementary School in Burnaby: https://www.gofundme.com/2rawa864

Links to my contribution to the community are as follows:

http://www.razchan.com/vancouver-magazine-basic-instinct/

http://www.vancouversun.com/Adopt+School+Community+struggles+meet+children+needs/9312754/story.html

Story

Growing up as a child my father and mother struggled financially. My father declared bankruptcy in 1979 creating hardship for many years afterwards. It was during this time I struggled to fit in with North American culture despite being born in Canada. My lack of confidence and shyness would effect me deeply during my younger years.

My parents took on odd jobs to make ends meet while they started a bean sprout business out of their basement of their home. To help out with the finances, at the age of 10 along with my siblings went to work for my parents. The hours were long often lasting 10 to 12 hours on non school nights.

The financial instability in the house lead to many nightly arguments creating a toxic negative environment for the kids. These negative experiences haunted me until the age of 26.

It was during this time I discovered self-help books from Brian Tracy, Anthony Robbins, and Dr. Robert Anthony. I learned the power of forgiveness, began to live my life by design and no longer worried about past events.

I made decision to leave my secure government job to pursue mys own business. First, in the fitness industry teaching the world's first women's cardio kickboxing boot camp. Within 6 months I had a large following generating a 6 figure income as a solopreneur.

10 years later armed with a passion to touch the lives of others around the world by encouraging people to stretch beyond their comfort zone to achieve greatness. I became a professional speaker on the subject of developing mental toughness, coach, and infopreneur.

I'm an avid martial artist, winning numerous international titles including the 2x US Open Champion and 2x World Silver medalist.

I have been featured in The New York Times, CTV, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Magazine, Gracie Magazine, Canada's Women's Fashion Magazine, and in Canada's Fight Network Documentary "Training Like A Champion."