My name is Sylvain and I’m a former member of Canada’s Special Operation Forces. A few years ago, a brief conversation with another soldier changed my entire perspective on the way I live my life. A subordinate told me he would follow me anywhere and that is when I realized that my actions and decisions had a direct impact on those around me.

In 2014, I retired from the military at the age of 34 due to injuries sustained during service. My reintegration into society as a civilian proved to be long and difficult  but I discovered that discipline, strength, endurance and a leadership mind-set helped to forge a new path for my life. Now, I want to share my experiences and interests with the intention of helping others navigate major changes and strive towards living an optimum life.