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We are on a MISSION

... to integrate neuroscience and game dynamics with emotional intelligence to support people of all ages to build Conversation, Connection and Community.


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AWESOME TEAM

The success of YouEQ is attributed to the benefits of shared leadership. Through the collaboration of numerous leaders with unique life experiences, talents and passions we've created an optimal environment to generate this innovative solution.


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BRENDA JACOBSON
Synthesizer, Founder

"To synthesize is to combine numerous things into a coherent whole" and that's Brenda's role on the YouEQ team. She is the visionary for YouEQ and has a skill for attracting the exact talent required and inspiring these people to connect and contribute their wisdom to the project.

Calling on over 20 years experience as a finance executive, business strategist and an expert of whole life health and vitality, Brenda contributes to the strategic direction, business structure and content of the platform. Learn more about Brenda on LinkedIn


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ED KANG
Game Changer, Founder

Ed is charged with creating YouEQ as an engaging, innovative, leading edge personal and professional development platform. His extensive research and knowledge in the areas of emotional intelligence, mental health and performance and organization development, integrate with his supreme knowledge of game dynamics to create this powerful series of games and training. Learn more about Ed on LinkedIn 


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MICHELLE GIANGUALANO
Master Trainer

Michelle contributes her depth of wisdom as she supports students and trainers in the YouEQ Platform. As an accomplished coach and motivational speaker she inspires people to live life with an expanded awareness. Being a two-time Olympian and mother of two highly active young athletes, Michelle is committed to helping transform lives. Learn more about Michelle on LinkedIn


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BRILLIANT ADVISORS

Beyond the subjects included in the YouEQ platform, the expansiveness of this endeavor requires us to seek advice and guidance from experts in other realms of developing a business of this nature. We have had the great fortune of attracting some world class experts in multiple fields to advance this initiative. 


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AN COPPENS, MBA, Gamification Design Master
Advisor- eLearning, Game Development

An contributes years of experience and wisdom to amplify the impact of the YouEQ Game Platform. She is the recipient of several global awards recognizing her as an HR Tech Visionary and eLearning specialist. An is the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation Ltd, offering gamification solutions designed to encourage winning behaviors and improve business results in the areas of sales, marketing, HR, learning and productivity. Learn more about An on LinkedIn


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PETER LAFONTAINE
Advisor - Business & Technology, Sales & Marketing

Peter joins the YouEQ Advisory team as a Business Mentor, Sales and Marketing Guru and Social Good Interloper. He brings with him two decades of experience selling, growing company revenues, and bringing technology and business solutions to market. Peter is a proud member of RainForest Alberta. Learn more about Peter on LinkedIn


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JAMES PETTIGREW
Advisor - Financial Matters

James is a seasoned financial professional with a passion for serving the complex needs of high-growth, innovative, entrepreneurial business. Benefiting from years as a partner with both PWC and Deloitte Canada, James has gained diverse experience working across Canada and the UK. He contributes to YouEQ as a creative problem-solver, strong communicator, and supportive leader. Learn more about James on LinkedIn