Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Your Life is an Autobiography - Is it Worth Reading?

EVERYONE loves a story. Real-life stories, even more. Sam Thiara has mastered the art of storytelling and has also done two TEDx talks on the subject. In his interview, he will show us how to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Sam Thiara is a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver, and community activator.

He developed CARE to show us how we can help others - especially during this pandemic.

There is a need for us to CARE 

CARE stands for Collaboration, Adaptability, Resilience and Empathy



Collaboration – we are not in this by ourselves – look around how you can support others and they can support you

Adaptability – we must be willing to change – we have all needed to change, how are you being adaptable to thrive and not only survive

Resilience – we are in a marathon and we need to build our stamina to get through the pandemic

Empathy – showing care and compassion to each other – we have no idea what people are going through so let’s be kind

You may want to listen to this interview TWICE - Sam has so much to share

Watch this 2-minute video on C.A.R.E.

Sameteaches at the Beedie School of Business and is Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting. He engages individuals in personal and professional development.  He has worked with more than 45 non-profits and organizations on alignment. An expert in career coaching he has helped over 5,000 people ranging from 15 to 40 year-olds.

Your life is an Autobiography - Is it Worth Reading?

A search for the past. An identity reclaimed.

This moving memoir by speaker, educator, and entrepreneur Sam Thiara documents his seemingly impossible quest to find his grandfather’s village—armed with little more than a faded photograph.

Sam vividly recounts his adventure through India’s crowded roads—a journey filled with mishaps and surprising encounters, and a growing sense of purpose. 

Along the way, Sam also wrestles with his sense of self. A British-born Indian, living in Canada, whose parents came from Fiji, he questions: Am I Indian? Am I Canadian? Who am I?

As he begins to piece together the puzzle of his history, Sam realizes he is piecing himself together, too. Touching and inspiring, Lost and Found is a book for anyone who has felt adrift in the world, confirming that what was once lost can be found.


  1. Fascinating! How amazing to be in the group that brought the Olympics to Vancouver! Amazing stories on controlling the situation!

  2. This sounds so fascinating!
    Carol CAssara aka Julie

    1. He is a fascinating man and one of my best guests.