MentorUP (Calgary) – Would You Hire Yourself?



Come to this event and afterwards be able to answer the question “Would You Hire Yourself?” with a resounding “YES!”

Through interactive presentations our speakers will inspire you to take a fresh look at yourself and provide you with insight about how to promote yourself. This, combined with a few simple exercises should enable you not only to convince YOU to hire yourself, but also gain some perspectives and tools to convince “THEM”, i.e. potential employers, that your skills, experience, background and ambitions are a great match for their organization. As in all our events, there will be time set aside to network with mentors and other job seeking professionals to share experiences and gain connections.

Time and Date

6-8 pm,Wed. Jan 20th

Innovate Calgary (Alastair Ross Technology Centre), 3553-31 St. NW, Calgary, T2L 2K7


6:00 pm – Doors open/Registration – refreshments available
6:30 pm – Introduction and self-marketing exercise
6:35 pm – Presentation and Q&A by Matt Adolphe (see bio below)
7:05 pm – Presentation and Q&A by Lori Farley (see bio below)
7:40 pm – self-marketing exercise revisited and closing remarks
7:45 pm – networking opportunity
8:05 pm – Event ends

$10 to cover cost of refreshments. Register online at or with cash at the door.

Speaker Bios

Matt Adoplhe 

Matt is an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He holds a B.A. in Indigenous Studies and History from Laurentian University and an M.A. in Communication Management from the University of South Australia. Matt is an experienced facilitator with 20 years of experience. He has delivered countless sessions for job seekers eager for success. He teaches a variety of professional courses on the Oil and Gas industry and education sector, typically focused on building strong communication skills in the workplace. Beyond teaching, his professional life has been punctuated with experiences as a political organizer, volunteer, career coach, consultant, actor, radio DJ, studio musician, speech writer, and media presenter (the first English speaking TV News presenter in Macao broadcasting history). He was also a founding member of the Metis Nation of Ontario in 1993. Matt is the author of the books “Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules” and “Would You Hire You?” and his goal with these books is to help people achieve a high level of success in their chosen careers. For more information about Matt, please visit his website:

Lori Farley
Lori comes from a diversified background with business, academic and non-profit experiences. She is a capacity in several positions among them Principal at umewe Projects & Consulting, Executive Director of the Calgary IT Pro Community Association, Academic Liaison for the Gas Processing Association Canada, Executive Director of the Alberta Construction Trucking Association, and Association Specialist for Associations Plus. Lori’s work and extensive volunteer commitments have combined her interest in Arts, Technology, Education, Disability and Community Development with her interests in modified forms of communication, human interaction and learning, and social roles within communities. Lori currently focuses her business efforts on working with small to midsize not-for-profits, professional associations, and start-ups to build strong internal foundations through Strategic Planning & Implementation, Board Governance & Operations, and Fund & Program Development. For more information about Lori, please visit her website: