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  • Keywords
    • Memoir,
    • Adventure,
    • Vulnerability,
    • Facing failure,
    • Exploration,
    • Transformation,
    • Challenge

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My Love Affair with Fear
How Fear Enabled Me to Become Who I Was Created to Be
by Brad Kilb

Brad’s life has been tested - his body ravaged by disease; his life spared during death-defying adventures; his fear as he speaks to an audience of 1,100. As tough as these moments have been, he shares his insights into ‘dancing with fear’. Brad’s storytelling encompasses his remarkable gift for sharing emotions, adrenaline highs, and insights while learning to utilize that gut-wrenching feeling to his advantage by stepping into terrifying scenarios with fear as his partner - the greatest tool for personal discovery, growth, and becoming all we’ve been created to be. Brad believes that leaning into personal challenges shapes stronger individuals, giving us an awareness of our true selves. He himself testing his own resilience following the two most catastrophic days of his life - the loss of two sons. “I am forever grateful for my wife Bonnie, whose true & tested partnership allows us to navigate our new reality as we strive to find ways to flourish in the midst of our pain.” Brad reveals practical strategies on how to dance with that unnerving emotion we face every day - FEAR. His qualitative research with students and athletes has enabled him to transform fear from foe to friend. Get ready to binge on this entertaining memoir as you become inspired to explore and discover how to use fear as your ally. “I can’t push aside my fear; it’s omnipresent. Managing my fear enables me to be more alive - to live a fuller and richer life.”

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Brad’s researched fear as an educator for 51 years, traveling to 67 countries, residing in 6. He’s a University of Calgary ‘Teaching Excellence’ Hall of Fame inductee; coauthor of a Canadian ‘Best-Seller’; Banff International Mountain Film Festival ‘Gold Medalist’; London Olympics ‘Technical Official’; Canada’s University ‘Volleyball Coach of the Year’; past coach of the Canadian National Volleyball Team, and professionally in Italy, Switzerland and Japan; won more National Championship rings than he has fingers. Brad lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife Bonnie MacRae-Kilb (artist and former National Volleyball Team Player). His six adult children are scattered across North America raising his six grandchildren. Brad loves outdoor activities, mentoring, and West Coast carving.


Brad Kilb
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