Manuel Sousa is an administrative professional living in Ottawa. A graduate of the former youth program at SAW Video; 2001, Rural Urban Youth Connection, he keeps his passion for video production alive through ongoing participation in workshops, self-directed learning, following industry trends and volunteering on local productions. In 2015 he was the recipient of an award in recognition of over 100+ volunteer hours contributed towards the production of two local independent series for Bell fibe TV1. Motivated mainly by his desire to be surrounded by successful people, Manuel is currently pursuing the creation of a success focused, life coach consulting business, with the intent of positioning him as a social-minded, creative problem solving, socialpreneur. On his free time he enjoys being in nature, often taking long walks along the Rideau Canal and other trails within the city. Manuel enjoys listening to epic music, traveling, photography and writing. He is currently working on writing his first fantasy science fiction novel.