Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate. Nicknamed "The Tone Arm" Wade became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He is recognized as a talk show pioneer. As a mental illness survivor, Wade is a sought after motivational speaker sharing his inspiring personal story of his lifelong struggle with mental illness at numerous events including the 2011 International Symposium on Wellness and the 2017 National Mental Health Conference.
Wade Sorochan is recognized as "Canada's Leading Mental Health Advocate and Social Media Expert"-- Toronto Star, CTV, Global TV
Broadcasting Career Highlights, 1979-2014
"I am passionate about raising awareness about the importance of mental health using my own personal experience to inform and encourage others"
Wade Sorochan's keynotes and workshops are designed to connect and engage audiences of all ages. Wade's warm and friendly style and sense of humour creates an instant and genuine connection with his audiences.
"Moving and informative" "Great use of Humour"
"A source of encouragement"
Clients have included: Government of Alberta, Bell, City of Edmonton, ATB, Enbridge, PCL, Association of Canadian Harvesters, Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Public Schools, , ATCO, Alberta Teacher's Conventions.
Canada's social media expert and award winning speaker and author, Wade Sorochan, provides an informative and humorous presentation on the rise of Social Media Addiction causing an anxiety inducing fixation for "LIKES," FOLLOWERS" and "COMMENTS." Studies now show that social media can actually make you feel sad, anxious and depressed. Wade believes social media is one of the biggest threats to mental health today. He shares the latest information on the effects of social media on mental health with expert tips on how to recognize symptoms before it turns into an addiction and causes mental health issues. Based on the groundbreaking book.
"Best School Presentation I Have Ever Attended"
Student, M.E. LaZerte High School
1 in 3 people will expedience a mental illness in their lifetime and mental illness is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada. Mental illness affects every family in Canada. National award winning mental health advocate, Wade Sorochan, is a life-long sufferer who shares important mental health information and talks openly about his mental health struggles; being emotionally abused and abandoned as a child, experiencing five mental breakdowns, eventually hitting rock bottom, and how he is living with mental illness today. Wade's powerful and inspiring message will connect with those who are suffering and their supporters to provide encouragement and hope. Wade shares tips on how to identify symptoms early to maintain good mental health along with practical tools for employees and employers to deal with mental health effectively in the workplace before it affects productivity.
Wade Sorochan is recognized as Canada's leading mental health advocate.
Wade Sorochan's childhood dream was to be on the radio. Through many ups and downs in his personal life and career he never gave up that dream. Wade shares entertaining stories from a career that spans four decades. Highlights include being featured on Alberta's #1 rated talk show the Bill and Bill Show where he was nicknamed the "Tone Arm" and became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He has also interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in the world including Betty White, Don Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Bob Barker, Carl Reiner, Henry Winkler, David Cassidy, Mel Blanc, George Takei and more! Audiences will be entertained but also inspired to never give up on a dream.
Jan 31, Featured Speaker, National Hope Talks Evangel Assembly, Edmonton AB.
Feb. 4, Keynote Speaker, Westmount Jr. High School
Feb 13, Featured Speaker, Calgary Teacher's Convention, Calgary, AB.
Feb 20, Featured Speaker, South Western Alberta Teacher's Convention, Lethbridge AB.
Feb 21, Featured Speaker, Central Alberta Teacher's Convention, Red Deer, AB.
Mar 4-6, Keynote Speaker, Mighty Peace Teacher's Convention, Grande Prairie, AB.
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National award winning speaker, author and mental health advocate Wade Sorochan reveals how social media can affect mental health. Studies now show that social media can actually make you feel sad, anxious and depressed. Research now confirms that addiction to social media, smartphones and technology in general is equivalent to an addiction to a drug like heroin. The book provides the latest information on the connection between social media and mental health and provides expert advice on recognizing symptoms of "Social Media Anxiety Disorder" with tips on how to balance the virtual world with the real world.
"A must read for youth, parents and educators."
"Wade Sorochan book's is definitely a must read for parents, educators or anyone concerned about the dangers of social media. This book is highly recommended and absolutely worth buying."
As Featured in The Toronto Star, Brandon Sun, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun and on CTV, GLOBAL TV , CITY TV, CHED Radio, CBC Radio, CHQR Radio, CJOB Radio.
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster known for his pioneering impact in talk radio in a career that has spanned four decades. Highlights include being on “Canada’s most unique radio talk show” the Bill and Bill Show, working with some of the biggest names in broadcasting and interviewing some of the most famous celebrities in the world. Wade spent the majority of his tough childhood alone in his bedroom to escape from his abusive mother, and would pretend to be on the radio with his makeshift studio. He would not only spend time playing radio, but also dreaming about one day actually being on the radio. Fastest Tone Arm in the West takes readers behind the scenes of a successful radio career along with an inspiring story of a difficult life journey that included child abuse, hopelessness, mental illness, ...and many miracles.
"Great book Mr. Tone Arm. I got absolutely hooked into it. Such an honest. easy-going enjoyable read. Such great memories"
Gene Zwoszdesky, 12th Speaker --Alberta Legislative Assembly
"Wade, thank-you for putting your heart into this book, I loved your honesty and vulnerability; you haven't had an easy road to travel. Reminds me of Team Canada'72, we were down but didn't give up and it ended well. This book will be of great encouragement for many."
Paul Henderson--Canadian Hockey Legend
A VISUAL REMINDER TO PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE
RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH A CD OF RARE CLIPS FROM
"CANADA'S MOST UNIQUE RADIO TALK SHOW"---Approx 1 Hour
RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH THIS VISUAL REMINDER OF
"CANADA'S MOST UNIQUE RADIO TALK SHOW"
RELIVE THE MEMORIES WITH A CD OF ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE TOPICS
FROM "EDMONTON'S MOST INTERACTIVE RADIO TALK SHOW."--APPROX. 15 HOURS
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA