April 15: The Liminal Collective
Enable and Expand Your Creativity
Enable and Expand Your Creativity
Dr. Andy Walshe is a founding member, partner and chief performance officer of Liminal Collective. A globally recognized leader and expert in the field of elite human performance, his experience runs the gamut of human performance - the research and training of all aspects of human performance for individuals, teams and large organizations in sport, culture, military and business settings. His work to demystify talent has led him on a mission to hack human performance, and to share his learnings for the betterment of society. Andy’s passion is anything ocean, in particular surfing. That, and chasing his twin girls about. Preferably in and around the sea.
Ben Potvin is a former Canadian national gymnastics champion. He joined Cirque du Soleil as an artist during the creation of O in 1997. After performing on stage in over 3000 shows, he changed his role within Cirque du Soleil as a head coach on the show Viva ELVIS and later transferred to Head of Acrobatics during the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour and AMALUNA. After being promoted in the role of AcrobaticChoreography Designer, Ben jumped on many new productions including Michael Jackson ONE, KURIOS, the opening ceremony of the PanAm Games in Toronto 2015, and many more. Since then, he has opened many new shows like MESSI TEN, R.U.N and VITORI. With over 15 years involved with the Cirque Du Soleil Group, as well as being Director of Creative Development for the past four years, Ben’s knowledge and drive on merging acrobatic & artistic, his passion for creativity and human performance has made him a top consultant for designing events, shows, creative retreats and performance camps for partners like RedBull and Logitech.With his network of connections in the entertainment field, and his vision of helping pushing limits to new levels, Ben’s main focus is to collaborate with other experts in different fields to help elevate everyone’s full potential in human performance and creativity.
Angel Collinson studied environmental law at the University of Utah on a full-ride academic scholarship, while competing on the Freeskiing World Tour. Her rookie year she won the overall title, and again the next year, paving the way to a career in professional film skiing where her skiing's technical skills shine the most in the big mountains of Alaska. The same tenacity she used to excel in school and skiing she applies to her other passions, including writing, music, art, health, and climate change. Her childhood dream of working in policy has morphed into affecting change through using her platform in a meaningful way. She regularly advocates with organizations like Protect Our Winters and Citizens' Climate Lobby, doing things like speaking at schools, writing op-ed’s, and lobbying in DC. Angel's introspective, playful, curious and adventurous nature fuels her desire to explore and push boundaries, both personally and collectively. Her lifetime in the mountains and passion for exploration lead her to follow her calling to explore new frontiers: the open ocean and other parts of the globe. She is now working on a sailboat to sail around the world visiting small island communities and nations, telling stories of human resilience and adaptability, inspiring hope while documenting and showcasing the effects of environmental and social change across the globe.