Learn the public speaking and leadership skills
to achieve your dreams.

40+ Online LIVE classes Every Year!

Join Any Time

For Ages 12-18

What The Young Leaders Have to Say

Master Your Public Speaking Skills

✓ Build Your Self-Confidence

Public speaking takes practice.
The best way to learn is doing.

✓ Impromptu Speaking Games

Participate in fun & competitive
public speaking games.

✓ Deliver Formal Speeches

Prepare 3-5 minute speeches graded
by skilled professionals on a 100-point scale.



Mastering Fear

Problem Solving

Problem Solving Skills 101


Dealing with Groundlessness

Lifelong Learning

The Dunning – Kruger Effect

Critical Thinking

Occam’s Razor


How to Improve Self Confidence


Passion and Purpose

Strategic Planning

The After Action Report


The Challenge Response to Stress

Financial Management

Assets versus Liabilities


The Power of a Mentor


Infinite Game

Emotional Toughness

The Grit Scale


The Value of Just Showing Up

Friendship & Mentoring

Your Board of Advisors


Widen Your Options


How to Listen for Comprehension


What Makes a Great Leader?


The Importance of Feedback

Creativity & Innovation

Blue Oceans Versus Red Oceans

Public Speaking

How to Deal with Pressure


Progress Versus Perfection


Are We Experiencing an Empathy Shortage?!

Relationship Management

How Do You Visualize Your Interactions?

Leaders are Readers Book Club

✓ Expand Your Horizons

Reading good books will open
your mind to new possibilities.It is a skill that takes practice. The best way to learn is by doing.

✓ Learn from Others

Participate in LIVE discussions about key insights from these books.

✓ Powerful Daily Habit

Reading 10-15 pages per day is all it takes to keep up with our reading club.


September 2022

Gaetan Boutin

High Performance

B.Sc Kine, CSCS, CCP, Elite Athletic Performance Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nutrition Coach and Mindset Coach… “Mental Toughness.”

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A co-founder of Strong Athlete and former national level athlete, Coach Gaétan is a world-class performance coach and functional movement master who has worked for many years with elite professional and amateur athletes and individuals who want to take their health and performance to the next level.From cutting-edge strength & conditioning design and advanced sports nutrition protocols, to elite performance mindset coaching, Coach Gaétan delivers incredible results for his extensive clientele. Coach Gaétan also specializes in addressing and treating chronic and acute injuries that keep hard-training individuals from achieving their full potential.

His techniques are forged through over 15 years of extensive research, testing and application and are based on his personal philosophy of achieving a healthy balance between the mind, body and spirit. Coach Gaetan has also been a presenter at some of the most prestigious international conferences in the world including the SWIS Symposium (Society of Weight Training and Injury Specialists), The Strong Summit, and the CanFit Pro Conference.

October 2022

Jill Hewlett

Brain Gym

Speaker, Trainer and Author at Jill Hewlett Inc…. “Rewiring the Brain.”

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Jill Hewlett is a nationally recognized speaker, author, Brain Fitness Expert & Wellness Authority.

Combining user-friendly neuroscience and inspired common sense strategies, Jill draws out the natural leadership, resources and resilience in individuals and organizations to support them in achieving greater levels of productivity, wellness and success.

You will be equipped with the information, motivation and tools, to proactively build your Fit Brain & Fit Life!

November 2022

Milan Pandya

Creative Thinking

PhD., Teacher, Trainer, Educator and Vice President of the Advancement of Critical Thinking Solutions… “Introduction to Critical Thinking.”

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Milan Pandya is a Teacher, Trainer and Educator in the field of Critical Thinking & Argumentation, English Language Teaching & Communication Skills.

He currently holds a position of Vice President of Advancement at Critical Thinking Solutions, Ontario, Canada. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, he has trained over 30,000 people in Critical Thinking & Argumentation around the world.

Healthy & Strong

✓ Yoga & Boxing

✓ Optimize your Mental Health & Physical Well Being

✓ Mindfulness & Meditation

Social Impact Program

✓ Make a Difference

Learn about topics of Equity & Social Justice.

✓ Teamwork

Collaborate with others to make a positive impact.


Freedom Malhotra

Team Member

Founder, President & Youth Empowerment Coach

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Freedom Malhotra is an educator, activist and social entrepreneur whose personal mission is to promote the principles and practices of altruism, the unselfish concern for the welfare of others.

As an outspoken critic of our mainstream preoccupations with happiness, he frequently delivers keynotes, seminars and webinars to various organizations on “The UnPursuit of Happiness: How Our Desire to Feel Good Can Sabotage our Leadership Potential.”

As an advocate for youth empowerment, Freedom Malhotra founded The Young Leaders, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating altruistic-based leadership education programs for kids, ages 10-18. Identifying the growing need for today’s youth to learn many of the real-world skills that are not taught in school, he took the initiative to start the program which now enjoys a nationwide audience.
Freedom Malhotra has co-authored Born on the Mountaintop: Reclaim Your Life & Unleash Your Spirit and, while promoting his book, made numerous guest appearances on radio and television shows including CTV Breakfast Television, CH@Home and the Good Life Show. For three consecutive years, Freedom Malhotra facilitated weekend workshops in Toronto coaching people on how to both self-diagnose and break free from 13 Psychological Life Addictions.

Jessie Wu

Team Member

Business Development Officer

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Jessie Wu is a third-year double-major in English and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. She is intrigued by the mind-body problem, the liar paradox, as well as the many ways in which we use language on a daily basis.
At UofT, she serves as the President of WUSC Trinity — a non-profit refugee empowerment organization — and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Trinity Review, a literary arts journal. In her spare time, she loves a good YA novel, skiing, and devising new strategies for the Pokemon VGC.

Kyle Sean Thompson

Team Member

Youth Empowerment Coach

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Honor All You Are.

Even Cherish What You Fear.

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Kyle Sean Thompson embraces fear on stage, so others can do the same.

After graduating from York University with a Specialized Honours in English, Kyle honors who he chooses to be with confidence, grace and humility. Kyle is a teacher, poet, performer and more who divides his art into multiple personas, while reminding his audience that they too, have an inner world to explore. Appearing as a guest judge for Mississauga’s 2nd Annual Poetry Slam is one of many ways Kyle encourages those who create, leading them back to the reasons why they dream while offering critique.

Within the last year, Kyle has built a virtual community he calls family on Twitch, where he performs music, asks meaningful questions and makes people feel at home even though they’re miles apart. In January 2020, he joined The Young Leaders Public Speaking Club as a teacher alongside club founder Freedom Malhotra. Gaining and creating confidence both in himself and his students, The Young Leaders has become yet another gateway where Kyle can create positive change and inspire arguably the most important group: our youth.

Whether he’s sending shivers down your spine with emotional melodies as k y l i e , or inspiring you to pursue your passions as a teacher or KIT-Man on Twitch,the point is this: there is a world inside your heart.

So honor all you are.

Eryl McCaffrey

Team Member

Yoga Teacher & Anxiety Coach

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Eryl McCaffrey is an Anxiety Coach, Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Mental Health Speaker.

Her Yoga and Meditation Classes are mindfulness-based and help her clients release stress, build resilience and physical strength. Eryl also works 1:1 with clients who struggle with anxiety, to help them cultivate their own unique mindfulness toolkit for healing. When she’s not teaching or working with her clients, Eryl’s writing about her own experiences with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health-related topics. You can find more about her at www.erylmccaffrey.com and follow her on Instagram at @erylmccaffrey.

Her goal is to empower the youth of The Young Leaders program to see that community leadership is possible at any age!

Joey De Los Reyes

Team Member

Youth Empowerment Coach

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Joey De Los Reyes has been a professional martial arts coach for over 30 years.
He holds many credentials in martial arts, fitness, nutrition and coaching. One of his teachers was the late Larry Hartsell, a student and training partner of Bruce Lee.

Joey is also a co-owner of a martial arts academy, first starting his business in a parking lot, and growing it into one of the largest academies in North America. During this time, he has taught numerous martial arts enthusiasts, provincial, national and international champions and professional champions.

He has been most fortunate to be the head or co-head coach for 2 Canadian National Teams, the National Director for 2 sports, and has taught self defence and law enforcement skills to Wal-Mart Canada Inc., Sears Canada, a div. of Ontario Hydro, Carecor Security Services, Nexus Protective Services, SIS/ADT, Total Investigations Services, Wyco Security, Action-Plus Protection, Home Depot Canada and the Dufferin Roman Catholic School Board.

Besides his love of martial arts and fitness, Joey’s higher calling is to share the many lessons learned from sports and business and how we can use them, to be better human beings.

Michelle Sturino

Team Member

Meditation Instructor & Martial Arts Coach

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Michelle Sturino spent 15 years in broadcast media working on-air for Sportsnet The Fan590, CityNewsChannel, Sportsnet World and was one of 13 women in all of Canada to have a Hosting Job in Sports Radio while with NHL Network.During that time, Michelle sharpened her skills in martial arts training, fighting and eventually teaching. Her passion for connecting with people and helping them evolve physically, mentally and spiritually grew with every class and person she taught which led her to doing this work full-time.

Martial arts is the perfect combination of releasing negativity, stimulating the mind and getting a phenomenal workout. It works on every level of our being as well as a phenomenal workout and emotional outlet. Combining the skills and empowerment of martial arts with the mindfulness of meditation creates an optimal experience of health and wellness.

Over 15 years in martial arts, a former WAKO Amateur Low Kick Champion, Junior Kru in Muay Thai, 2020 Ontario Winter Games Coach, Certified Boxing and Krav Maga Coach. CTAA Meditation Instructor, CPD Wellness Coach

Frequently Asked Questions


How long is each class?

90 minutes.

How often do the classes take place?

Classes take place on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST. Please see Calendar for days classes are open and closed.

When does the program begin?

You can join any time. New material is taught during every class. This is a membership club that continues month-to-month with no break.

Where do the classes take place?

Classes take place online via Zoom. Before each class, all students will receive a link and password to login via email.

How old must my child be to register?

We accept students from ages 12-18.

What happens if my child misses a class?

An overview of material missed is sent whenever applicable and possible. There are no make-up classes.

Do I need to pay anything extra for the guest speaker events, book club and the healthy and strong programs?

No. These programs are integrated into our regular class schedule. There are no extra fees, except kids choosing to participate in the book club may have to buy the books if unavailable from library.


What form of payment do you accept?

We accept payment by credit card only.

Will my membership automatically renew?

Yes. Your credit card will be automatically billed and your membership will be automatically renewed.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registration fees are non-refundable.