Students Flipping Over Themselves

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Flipping“You cannot be anything you want to be but you can be everything you were designed to be.” Gregory C N Smith

Listowel Central’s Grade 7/8 class recently experienced a Foundation workshop that delved into who they are.

Facilitated by Gregory C N Smith, ‘Flipping the Iceberg’ is an interactive and informative workshop designed to help students discover their true potential with the skills they already have. Through understanding personality styles, talents and particular ‘operating systems’; the workshop highlights what each student needs to be successful and shows them how they can implement this knowledge into their everyday activities.

The aim of the workshop is to bring clarity, direction and purpose into the lives of students.

“This workshop deserves all the praise that my colleagues in the Board have given it over the years,” says Listowel Central Grade 7/8 teacher Tyler Schaefer. “I was inspired and I know the kids were as well”.

Please see a gallery of pictures from this recent workshop.

The Listowel Central session was made possible through a sponsorship at our annual Gala by Terry Marklevitz and Susan Gardiner Marklevitz.

‘Flipping the Iceberg’ has been part of the Foundation’s offerings since 2012 and this Spring, as a result of a substantial sponsorship from an anonymous donor, over 30 more workshops will be offered to classrooms across the Avon Maitland school district.

About the Facilitator

Gregory C N Smith is a personality and human behavior specialist, award winning speaker, author, personal power coach and radio personality. He believes everyone has the ability to do the things they know deep inside they can do.  This belief drives his commitment to personal excellence.  He continues to work with youth in corrections facilities inspiring them to raise their standards and achieve what they believe is possible. Gregory is the 2010 Toastmaster District International Speech Champion and the 2010 Toastmasters District Humourous Speech Champion. Gregory also works extensively with adults and youth on First Nations Communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, teaching and coaching on his ‘Flipping the Iceberg’ program.

For more information about the ‘Flipping the Iceberg’ workshop please contact Gregory C N Smith at

To sponsor a workshop like this or others please contact Wes MacVicar at

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