Here Are 5 Montreal Influencers That Are Making The City Proud!
Montreal is definitely winning these days and thanks to our dedicated Montreal influencers, we’re slowly but surely getting recognition from all over the world!
Social media platforms brought many entrepreneurs, taste makers and powerful souls to the spotlight. Those go-getters in return made sure to push our city forward in their various projects.
Being an influencer is more than a number of followers or how many likes you get per picture. The term gets thrown here and there these days and it’s getting out of control at times.
Perhaps, for us, an influencer is someone who has a voice to make things move and make the crowd take action! They educate their audience and they make significant moves to make their field/industry move forward.
Today we will make you discover 5 Montreal influencers that are making this city a better place either through their projects or their global influence!
Ps: the order in which they appear is not a ranking system.
Meet 5 Montreal Influencers
1. Nalie Agustin
Inspiring, courageous, powerful and tenacious are a few words that first came to our mind but none of them are strong enough to describe Ms. Nalie Agustin.
Her story and what she stands fore are both inspirational. After she got diagnosed with cancer, Ms. Agustin reinvented her life journey.
Indeed. Nalie educates her audience and provides useful tips to people affected by cancer. Her platform called “The Nalie Show” became a sort of therapeutic experience where people can share their challenges and grow in the process.
Her compassion and desire to make a change around the world brought her to collab with French Montana and tell her story across America and around the world.
She also managed to take this journey to a new level with her own talk show coming soon at Theatre St-James!
Follow Nalie’s journey and learn how to break obstacles like never before!
2. Steve Daniel
Steve Daniel is building a social media empire in front of our eyes and only time will tell how far this young entrepreneur will go!
Indeed, as the founder of MTL Promos, he managed to bring the best out of the city’s foodie culture, sight seeing spaces and local businesses. Thanks to his initiative, there are over 60 000 people from all over the world that discovers Montreal on a monthly basis.
Mr. Daniel is also a keynote speaker that teaches young entrepreneurs how to dominate social media and expand their influence.
Now focusing more on his personal projects, Steve Daniel is currently reinventing the social media game through his partnership with a platform called Swishlinks.
A perfect mix between Linked In, Instagram & Facebook, this new social media originally developed in Chicago is making its debut in Montreal!
When this will go worldwide (and it definitely will), the world will turn their head where it actually started from: Montreal!
Follow Steve’s journey, an inspiring entrepreneur that lives and breaths Montreal.
3. Olivier Primeau
Give a man some lemons, he’ll give you lemonade but give Olivier Primeau a piece of land and he’ll give you a Beachclub!
Easier said than done but Mr. #BeachdayEveryday took the challenge and turned the Beachclub into one of the most sought after “Go To Place” in North America.
Beyond bringing a new club experience to the world, he brought some of the biggest names to his venue. Artists like Akon, Sean Paul & even Flloyd Mayweather had their #BeachdayEveryday moment at one point.
While BeachClub recently made it to its own tv reality show, Oli Primeau reminds us why he’s one of the best at giving Montreal the taste of being a ”cool entrepreneur”.
Follow Oli’s journey because with him, the party never stops!
4- Thierry Lindor
Thierry Lindor is the living example of what it is to have the “midas touch“. From his real estate empire and now his platform called “Influence MTL“, everything Thierry touches turn to gold!
With Influence MTL, he managed to bring together various entrepreneurs in Montreal to celebrate the entrepreneur spirit and grow. He made it his mission to provide a platform where ideas and community engagement can collide.
He recently brought Gary Vee in Montreal for the very first time to help inspire the young entrepreneurs in the city.
We’re looking forward to see what this young mogul got next!
5. Samantha Kris
Samantha Kris is the little voice in your head that tells you ”you can do it” when giving up seems like the only option.
Ms. Kris is a connector. She’s building bridges between entrepreneurs with one thing in mind : G-R-O-W-T-H.
As a business coach & author she helps upcoming entrepreneurs to put the pieces together and chase their dreams with passion and dedication. In the process, she became the voice of those who at one point or another say ”no”.
”no” to a regular job, ”no” to insecurity and ”yes” to your dreams. She also built a facebook group called ”Bossing Up”. In the group you’ll see entrepreneurs share tips, provide ressources & give themselves that virtual ”tap on the shoulder” whenever someone in the group succeeds.
Join The Group Here!
She’s also launching a book by the same name pretty soon in which she breaks down what ”Bossing Up” truly means and how to apply her keys to success.
Follow Samantha’s journey to be inspired and fearless!
What Do You Think?
Did you know some of those Montreal influencers? Do you have an influencer that should’ve made the list?
Let us know in the comment section now!
Myraï Lavoie Is Taking The Fashion World By Storm With The Glitch Fashion Show
Myraï Lavoie Is Creating Her Own Universe And You’re Invited
What I appreciate the most about my work is the fact that I get to meet great minds & humans with a powerful story and this time around, I got to cross path with the talented Myraï Lavoie.
The city has been quiet fashion wise over the years and as platform that mostly talked about fashion in its inception, we’ve felt it the most over here.
There would be sparks of hope here and there but besides Festival De Mode & Design, not a lot of things really stood out.
When I heard about ”The Glitch” it’s like I knew what it was about without nothing what it was about.
I mean good branding is good branding but it was more so who’s behind the good branding this time around. I had the chance to work with Myraï Lavoie in the past and one thing I can is : there’s a method to her madness.
Every artist has an eye and that eye is shaped by our views of the world and life experiences. Myraï had an interesting life.
One where being different is actually the move. One where if you don’t fit somewhere, you don’t try to get in the mold, you bend it.
For all the lack of support or misunderstand she got in Montreal, she found a place to be creative working or being in room with the likes of Paris Hilton & P. Diddy to name a few.
What she’s learned from coming out of her shell and experiencing the world she’s about the share it with us with her own fashion called ”The Glitch” tonight.
”The Glitch” is exactly what I thought it was going to be. A standout experience and experience and something you’ve never seen before just like its creator.
The 50th Anniversary Of Les Grands Explorateurs Presents A Touching Documentary Exploring Africa And Its Wonders
An Amazing Story by Amazing Creators!
Les Grands Explorateurs Is Celebrating Africa In A Real Way!
Curiosity has to be the most incredible human quality there is and Les Grands Explorateurs has been putting it on the forefront for the past 50 years!
We are now entering an era where we want to know more about what is going on on the other side of the world.
How people are living, their culture and what is their reality compared to ours.
Sometimes the depiction of such reality is either unfair or made to look down at somebody. Other times, filmmakers have the challenge to depict a reality in a way to uplift what other cultures are bringing to the table.
Milan Bihlmann and Muammer Yilmaz are two filmmakers who know where they stand when it comes to that.
”Rêves D’Afrique” is the epidemy of that. The two filmmakers decided to go to 7 countries in Africa to not only paint the picture for the world but to give the good people out there something we forget to give one another : ”a piece of yourself’.
Armed with a backpack, film gear and true altruism, the duo spread love and good deeds wherever they could throughout their trip.
Watch The Trailer
Les Grands Explorateurs being this platform to uncover the world made the right choice by adding this beautiful piece to their program.
Up until November 1st, you still have the chance to see the beautiful piece in theater and then online starting November 2nd.
Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais: An Unlikely Journey For An Unlikely Unique Success Story
A Change Is Coming…Finally?
I grew up in the 90’s and although we can only realize it now but seeing people like Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais striving in a space where not a lot of us do is what was missing this whole time.
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The thing about representation is that you won’t know you need it until you need it. As most of us were just looking at society, we didn’t see ourselves but also normalized it.
I think Isabelle saw something that we couldn’t see in ourselves. The truth is not at the extreme it’s right in the middle. The intersection between being different but also a part of the ecosystem was what she saw.
Representation is not about doing what’s right because it’s right but more so because it needs to be done.
Starting her career in the public sector wasn’t a thrill anymore. Then she did some soul searching and probably came to the conclusion we all come to at some point in our existence:
Life Is A Joke
For her it was literal though. She figured out that humor and the business around it was her calling so what was the first step? Becoming a comedian herself and teach a thing or two to Dave Chappelle?
What about producing your own show with up and coming artists? Well, for Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais the start of this new chapter was simple as getting a non-paid internship.
Just For Laughs became her new home and with that started her mission to be at the forefront of what the landscape in comedy was to become.
Through thick and thin, work and dedication, intuition and know-how, she pulled through and the big way too!
Isabelle Mugwaneza Desmarais became the director of ZooFest. With her pulse on the scene, she fought and pushed for upcoming talents that are more than just tanned.
We’re seeing more BIPOCs getting a chance on stage and I would like to believe that this is just the beginning.
Speaking of ZooFest, if you want to see for yourself how this festival has grown in diversity and get a good kick out of it. You still have the opportunity to do so tomorrow as the last day of the celebration
With french performers like Lenny M’Bunga, AZ, Marine Ella, Meryem Benoua, Ayoub Marceau & Hugo.
Live podcasting will also be a part of the last run of the show. In the corner of Jeanne-Mance & Maisonneuve, you can can get a good view, a good potential date, you get to see greatness in all shapes, size or color AND of course a good laugh!
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