Team

Sports and entertainment workshops and on-camera performance coaching in Toronto. Book media training sessions and purchase CONTACTCircle BeltBuckles at powerofcontact.com

Stay tuned to this page as we continue to announce events and build our core and our CONTACT circle


Training + Action

Owner and Director

Mercedez De Castro

 Mercedez De Castro

Mercedez was a casting director, actor, gymnastics and fitness instructor and is now a performance coach with over 20 years combined experience in the sports and entertainment Industry. She has made it her business to coach, audition and match talented performers with intriguing roles for CBC, NBC, Global, The Food Network, HGTV, Bravo! and beyond. Mercedez has cast for National and International TV shows, media projects and development pitches and knows how to help you prepare and shine for your moments in the spotlight. She will help you make CONTACT with your audience and with the lens!

I know what it feels like to be a coach, an actor, and a casting director. I will help you “pop” on camera and deliver powerful performances!
— Mercedez

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Sports and entertainment motivational speakers, leaders, panelists and guests for CONTACT & CONTACT Youth


Co-Creator

Andre Agate

 Andre Agate

Andre is a former NCAA Football player and has been a CSCS Certified Training Specialist and an International Model for over 15 years. As a personal strength and lifestyle coach, he has used his industry insight to help prepare others for modeling and performing opportunities. He's no stranger to the long hours and dedication that goes into getting and maintaining relationships in fitness and entertainment. Andre Agate is the co-creator of The Battle Bar, Sledbarrow and the CrossBell. His training sessions are designed to challenge and inspire you to be a better you.

Being a successful athlete and performer requires discipline. Let me show you how to tap into your core strength.
— Andre

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS

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Jacqueline Walters

Athlete/Referee/Coach/           Website

4-Time National Kickboxing Champion. 2011 BBPA Woman of Honour Award for achievements and accomplishments that have paved the path for others in the community.

                             

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Adam Reid

TV Host/Actor/Speaker/          Website

Multiple award-winning bilingual host and ACTRA performer. Versatile media career spanning 10+ yrs including voiceovers, motion capture for video games, TV production, and producing/hosting sports talk show "Reid Between The Lines". 

 

 Scotty Cook

Scotty Cook

Stunt Performer/Actor/            Website

15 years experience as an ACTRA stunt performer and actor. Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts graduate, studying Radio & Television Arts at Ryerson University. Actively involved in the Toronto film and television industry.    


SESSION LEADERS, PANELISTS and GUESTS


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Christina Abbott

Agent / Model / Owner / Philanthropist

Website 1 / Website 2


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Annalay Ajooway

Artist / Jewelry Designer / Model

Website


 Susan Antai

Theresa Albert

Nutritionist / Chef / Innkeeper

Website 1 / Website 2

                


 Heidi Allen

Heidi Allen

Positive People Army Founder & Leader / Former TV Producer

Website


 JERALD BEZENER

Susan Antal

TSN Sports Director

Website


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Sharon Babineau

Speaker / Author

Website


Anthony Bewlz (Steve)

Actor / Model / Athlete / Musician / Yogi

Website


 Martin Reader

Jerald Bezener

Actor / Adventurer / Photographer / Former Model

Website


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Haley Borden

Fitness & Health Expert / Pilatecize Creator

Website


 Teri Ritter

Melani Chong

Model / CEO
Cosmetic Scientist

Website


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Vanessa Crone

Olympian / Skating Specialist / Hockey Coach

Website


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Monica Dottor

Dancer / Actor / Choreographer

Website


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Nigel Downer

Host / Actor / Improvisor / Graphic Designer

Website


 Ken Rodger

Kristina Ejem

Clancy's Boxing Academy / Owner / Boxing Coach / Model / Host

Website


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Jason Fournier

Gym Owner / Fitness Specialist / Firefighter

Website


 Alex Stines

Kevin Gonsalves

Social Media Consultant

Website


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Ron Leach

Director / Producer / Casting Director

Website


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Phyllis Newman

Development Producer / Writer

Website


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Kevin Perez

Elite Athlete / Boxer / Boxing Coach

Website


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Olivia Portt

Actress / Model

Website


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Martin Reader

Olympian / Volleyball Player / OFFBall Athlete and Coach / Nike Trainer / Model

Website


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Teri Ritter

Talent Agent

Website


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Ken Rodger

Agency Producer

Website


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Wendy Russell

TV Host / Producer / Speaker / Writer

Website


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Rinat Samuel

Fashion Stylist

Website


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Melissa-Jane Shaw (MJ)

Actor / Director / Producer / Dancer /
Choreographer / Voice Artist / Fitness Specialist


Website 1 / Website 2


Alex Stines Actor Stunt Performer Panelist @PowerofCONTACT

Alex Stines

Athlete / Actor / Stunt Performer

Website


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Jim Van Horne

TV Director / 
Sports Announcer

Website


THE CONTACT SQUAD

 Kik Di Nino

Kik Di Nino

Producer / Photographer

Website

 Dave Di Nino

Dave Di Nino

Tech Specialist / Camera Op

Website

 Jennifer Mercer

Jennifer Mercer

Production Manager /
Dance Studio Owner

Website

 Heidi Mole

Heidi Mole

Comedian / Casting Associate

Website

Melanie Tanz Casting Producer CONTACT Youth @PowerofCONTACT

Melanie Tanz

Casting Director / Producer

Website

 

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Chris

Creative Consultant / Photographer 

Website

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David

Photographer

Website

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Matt

Asst Tech Specialist

Website


Let's keep swapping skills, sharing visions and dreams, and making CONTACT!