Hi there, so nice to meet you…
Just a hunch has someone you trust mentioned our name, told you about us, or have you seen us perform somewhere around the world, hear us speak at one of our speaking engagements, stumbled upon one of our videos, quotes or articles online. Whatever path you took, it’s so nice to have you here. This site is ever-growing with a team of talented people enhancing the change we want to see in the world. It’s full of incredible resources and ideas that can help you change your life (not kidding!).
We are a production company that has you in mind. From our insights of experience and tricks of the trade, all the way to the great training advice we have delivered.
Here’s a brief run down so you can find what you’re looking for and we can start something beautiful together.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT US?
We are entrepreneurial elite athletes, entertainers, coaches, writers, and parents with hopes of being great parents with philanthropy in our hearts. We have an unshakable optimism dedicated to helping you and those around you become the person, performers, human-being you most want to be. We are not scared of change we embrace it. If you’re curious about our backgrounds and how we came to do what we love, get the full scoop on us here on the about page.
Here is the Kiddie Scoop on us:
We are Canadian (fist pump!) turned bi-city dwellers of Toronto Canada and Tampa Florida. We are professional athlete performers and obsessive learners who spend time traveling the globe, immersing ourselves in sport, technology, business, and world history.
We read, write, design, produce, and perform in epic shows and events for the faint at heart. We coach athletes to push their personal inner limits and to push aside fears to take leaps and bounds towards achieving their dreams.
Our core ideals are strong within our hearts and souls and are the building blocks for the foundation of this company to create positive change, helping build a community of like-minded people challenging the status quo.
In our infancy we wrote our down dreams in a list allowing us to focus on the steps needed to succeed. We’ve educated ourselves in business, sports, and best coaching practices immersing ourselves with the right people to prepare our future. As we embark on the mission to make great things happen we know the team of people we created will share in the fun journey.
We’re a socially conscious digital medial and production company with great expertise at its side. Seajo produces shows, coaches athletes, are life coaches and we are into hosting online events focused on creating and selling the world’s best online sporting educational programs, and ironically — we try to spend as much time offline as possible in nature.
We love each other, thrill rides, skydiving, roller coasters, mountain climbing, swimming, scuba diving, biking, hiking, camping , and canoeing. Anything Nature we love it. Photography is a big passion that we love sharing with the world.
We’re honored that the good Lord gave us a mission to do great things together, with our friends and family whom we love dearly. The journey to date has been epic in the competition and show world. Life in the last 25 years has never been dull and the next 25 is going to be even better with our little girl Signey at our sides.
“We Reciprocate and inspire a positive mindset and heartbeat of all whom allow us inside their world.” To be great leaders and role models for the next generation we need to do things differently, do it better, and have a deep desire to push our limits to be the best we possibly can be all while making a positive impact on the world.
SEEN US PERFORMING OR LOOKING TO WATCH US ENTERTAIN YOU?
Our story together has wonderful history. Around the world we have competed and performed in award-winning shows in many countries. We learned the technical world of our sport while competing and representing our country for 11 years. When we turned to the professional sport & performing world we finally pieced the puzzle together and learned how to entertain well, ignite crowds getting them to cheer loud for everyone.
Together we promised and guaranteed ourselves to grow stronger and wiser living a life that made us happy, trying to stay young and performing and coaching around the world as much as we could. OK, not younger but we stayed young at heart! Yet, the knowledge and experience we’ve gained is some of the most wonderful moments we ever had. Our memories are priceless and well this is why we decided that we would jump to the other side of the table in a millennial version of business.
The thought of making people smile from young to older is our hope. We want the people in our audiences at the shows or online to feel alive and emotionally fulfilled. Our wish is to have people be a part of our community wanting to share their talents with us.
WHY DID WE START SEAJO?
The question of why is so important, it’s not really the question of how first.
Honestly, we do this because we wanted to have our chance. We wanted to break free, unleashing our talents to perform, coach, choreograph and raise an awareness in what we believe in and the world which is changing around us.
There is this status quo that exists and honestly we were tired of listening to people throwing other people under the table. We personally worked closely with the best bosses in world, and we listened to the best. We’re fortunate to have learned so many positive things from them. One day another business whom we worked for cut the other boss up left right and centre. We were appalled at how these people treated their talent and employees. We had even felt their unkindness in the past and well it really revved us up to become the bosses to challenge the status quo and help grow a community that will see evolution in our industries.
We are here to help find their exponential value and grow
We have found businesses’ think they have a sense of ownership. In our experiences, we have seen many others in a situation where coaches and business we trained or worked for acted as if they were the only ones the talent could work or be taught under. Never a handshake agreement nor exclusivity agreement in contracts existed saying that they acted as agents on the talents behalf. It is just wrong if there is not a contract or binding handshake. Talent should be able to have multiple people representing them if they wanted to stimulate business income from many sources. If talent is in an exclusive contract that is something totally different. But that doesn’t often seem to be the case and somehow they feel they own talent. We feel it is important to advocate the future talent giving good guidance that people can trust, which is hard to find these days.
We personally have never had an agent and we would never sign a contract that exclusively allows the producer the be our only contract unless it was a company with great morals, values and a great track record.
Poor business ethics in our business or any other business hurts trust and the common goal to profit for all. We learned a lot from the Canadian Figure Skating Association (Skate Canada today) when we first turned Professional in the do’s and don’t in this business. A great man named David Dore taught us so much about contracts and what the real money in the business was and what we were valued at then and how to calculate todays value which we may charge. That was one of the first and greatest lessons for us.
In the business of skating shows and most dance shows there is no union to protect the talent through medical, pensions, 401K’s, RESP’s, or any other investment vehicles for them to plan for the future when they are finished performing. We have many friends that were with Cirque Du Solei and they have had these very things that allow them to grow on top of all the training they received to perform in their company shows. That company is an amazing business machine and has become an inspiration for us. Most producers and production companies don’t have anything set in stone to help them grow and protect themselves for the future. We want to change that mindset as a precursor in our industries. Some people say it cannot be done, and maybe they are right, but we like to think down the road we will have a team to be reckoned with making a big difference inspiring others to come be in our community of people thriving to learn.
We dreamed and we planned on building a company that people want to stay with, not because we own them, not because they have to stay, but because they feel like they are a part of a community, because they know the reciprocity effect is in place helping to grow our community.
Respect is everything. People need to know they can be respected and we will return respect because it is a stringent process to become a member of our team. Taking the first leap to sign up on the join page is everything. Do it now!
The people in our company know they can come and go happily as long as they are truthful and honest with their intentions with themselves and us as a company. We are all team players looking to advance in life.
We want people to know they have value. Value that is important allowing us to share together and not feel threatened. We want people to be able to stay with SeaJo because they feel like they are a part of a family where they want to learn, grow, perform, coach, and become a great investment in the company.
In all the years we competed and toured we’ve learned so much and we have ideas that we want to share with the world, but there was no platform where we could bring out our ideas with our training and experiences without waiting our turn in a line up so to speak. We have patience but if you know us we are not ass kissers at all. So we made SeaJo and even though it has not been easy we’ve networked, found partners whom believed in us and saw that our passion was true, and that we are very truthful and hard-working for the sport, the fine arts, music, dance, and circus and other business too.
We never ever give up, and we always appreciate the people who believed in us and in our dreams. There are times that we have been found on the ice till 3 in the morning building our repertoire of tricks, perfecting patterns, and figuring out things to refine our technique and choreography so we could connect with the people in the audiences better.
We know that inspiration is in the hearts and minds everyone and they are just itching to try to get their ideas out. We understand, yes it takes time sometimes, and so we’ve built a team of people who know how to get things done well. They are people who’ve trained like we did, performed like we did, and can be trusted around the world like we are.
Our work opens people up emotionally, spiritually and creatively. It inspires people to make bold and courageous moves, take action on long-held dreams and live the lives they once only imagine. They start to perform magical acts from the heart in anything they put their minds to.
With thousands of shows under our belts, we have tremendous experience from behind the scenes and on stage to share with you, our clients, and patrons. Our new shows and new episodes that are coming will inspire a world of growth and entertainment which just awaits to be discovered.
We have watched some of the very best people in our industry do their thing and some of the very worst people too, and we feel the knowledge we have from our experiences will set a new standard and playing field for all the people who come after us. People should never be bullied and made to feel like a piece of spam, be lied to, or ridiculed for something inconsequential. A person that feels deflated emotionally will never have a full spirit on stage or business leaving it all out there for the clients patrons to see. No essence and spirit on the stage means for poor future ticket sales. We believe in sharing a great positive experience in every way.
In our hearts, we want to change the standard of respect in the industry being great role models and leaders for others to follow creating the most positive environment .
The difference between an armored leader and a vulnerable present leader is the ability to say ya this is scary, we don’t know how this is going to turn out but we have confidence enough in the group that we can take it on, and if we should fail, we will have failed by daring greatly. Then we will clean that stuff up and we will learn from it and we will embed the learning into our culture.
This is SeaJo, this is our love for what we believe in.
One of the things we are often asked is:
“How on earth did you get started in all this?”
Founder Sean talking here. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been insatiably curious about my potential, the human potential, and just how many lives we can positively affect. Years ago I found that sport and theatre brought out the best in me.
I had my dreams of being an Air Force or Navy pilot, but I found my dream chaser Jodeyne who gave me three weeks to try out with her. “Hard to get and here we are 25 years later still doing our thing together. Deep down I wanted to know, what exactly is it that makes people genuinely happy, successful and creatively fulfilled? I found that entertainment and coaching and getting my hands dirty helping people started to make a difference and inspired people to make a positive change in this world.
I also asked myself, “Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive, often despite the most challenging circumstances? How can I help?” I then saw a path of how can we help together? This is where things started to pick up and things got done. We worked for so many other businesses and Jodeyne is a born leader and she is so creative inside her heart, and the connection she creates with others is true at heart.
I see the world in a different light. I came from a much older family and I grew up with an amazing Mom and Pop. I could see my father helping people everyday as I grew up in his doctor’s office. My mother ran the business and still manages doctors to this day in the medical field. I learned my people skills from them as a young lad and from my coaches as well.
I learned how to never break from peer pressure as a child due to my older brothers bugging my ass growing up. Oh Brother, and I thank them for doing it now. Hated it then, but I sure learned how to hit hard playing football in the backyard with the boys growing up. Good times!
I found myself passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: sports, mechanics, building with my hands, photography, nature, psychology, entrepreneurship, creativity, spirituality, and philanthropy, just to name a few. Writing is a new one for me because I am dyslexic and learning and pushing through to tell my story.
After a few failed attempts at great corporate and ministry jobs I had a lot of trepidation trying to choose just one thing to be in life that I loved to do. My bosses and coaches always said to me “choose one thing do it well and carry on”, yet my father never told me I had to choose just one thing, but he encouraged filling my heart with everything I loved to do.
I had an ah-ha moment and realized that my unusual combination of interests and skills was a strength, not a liability. I even had one of my students parents, Mary have me turn to do the Gallup Strengths Finder test by Clifton. I was astonished with the results and started to follow my passions even further.
I walked away from the security of corporate and ministry jobs which I loved doing, but I loved my skating and coaching even more. Knowing in my heart and reality that we could go all the way to the top if we focused in and started working for other producers whom we made a lot of money for over the years from our talents. We trained other skaters to become competitors and performers too. Walking away opened up some time to reinvent and reinvest in us to be able to help so many more people than I could ever imagine. I began training, landscaping and teaching, building, doing photography, MLM and doing reality tv shows and movies while doing a multitude of odd jobs to keep a roof over my head while slowly building a production and coaching business from the ground up.
It has been so hard, but it has been a fun journey thus far, I hope one day our efforts will be a legacy which we leave behind for our child to share with all the people out there who wish to spread the word of friendship, love and hard work pays off in the end.
Together we are stronger with a common goal insight. I really believe in the term “Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur” is who I am because I just didn’t (and never will) fit into a conventional box and more importantly, everything we do focuses on helping others become healthier mentally, physically, and financially by challenging the status quo, doing good for the world, and inspiring others to take a leap of faith and believe. To simply believe in themselves and that they have that special something inside which they only have to share with the world. We take action on our insight and life experiences.
From the non-stop working in the organized chaos and frenzy of the stage and production teams from TV to the Olympics, to the well-heeled halls of Buckingham Palace, to choreographing Multiple Christmas Productions and shows and being one of the world’s most successful athletic entertainers and mega-lifters in skating, to coaching some of the best international athletes and Olympians, to founding a production and digital education company, we are undeniable proof that traditional rules were made to be broken.
We believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s world. Your passion, your unique set of talents, your personality, your sense of humor and most importantly, your heart are so vital to your success. We believe that whether you run your own business or not, a creative and entrepreneurial approach is critical to fully blossom in the modern world today and to experience the happiness and fulfillment you deserve. You need to see outside the box if the others around you don’t. You will find your leadership qualities are decisive when you break free from the rat race.
Most importantly, we believe that no matter what your dreams or obstacles, you have the power to change your life and, by doing so, you’ll change the world.
The philosophy, a dogged amount of hard-work and a discernible amount of grace has led to some wonderful milestones. For instance:
From these folks and many others, we continue to learn new things each day and expand our own ideas about what it means to live a fully creative and meaningful life.
WHICH BRINGS US TO YOU
Our company is built on a bedrock of love, an excitement and passion for what’s possible, and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good. We are here to serve.
Through our free content, our production and event skills, our paid online training programs, and anything else we might offer — we’re in this to make a difference. We are here to help you and your company build a life and heartbeat that you will truly love. A life that is one of a kind, unique and brilliantly tailored for success.
Whether you’re starting or growing your business or looking to make a big change in your personal life, we’re here to help you reach the highest levels of your creative potential and tap into you deepest wisdom within you.
Yes, this is a business. Yes, we sell great services and things. Yes, we’re proud and deeply grateful to earn a living doing so. But you should know the vast majority of our creative work is offered to you 100% free of charge.
We are not sages from the stage and we don’t have all the answers. We make mistakes, and we have shitastic days and get held back in fear and self-doubt from time to time, just like the rest of humanity, but we continue to push through. We never give up. We were trained to win and be the best.
Our commitment is to bring you the very best of what were living, what we are learning, and keep it real and honest as we go. Please don’t expect perfect spit and polish (even though we are perfectionists, but we are too plain-spoken for that). Do expect from us thought-provoking ideas, honesty, timeless wisdom, some goofy antics, bad jokes, athletes doing crazy skating lifts and tricks, creatives creating, kids being happy, good last min bbq parties, good tea & coffee, and an unwavering devotion to help you live your most expansive, expressive and meaningful life.
“If you’ve read this far, thank you. Thank you for taking the time and getting to know us a little better. We hope this is just the beginning of our relationship.”
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Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, to designing complex touring sets, woking with theatre automation, corporate events or brand experiences, SeaJo works with the brightest minds in live event entertainment to bring the vision to life.
Our depth of understanding in cutting edge technologies human and robotic continues to advance SeaJo’s global brand capabilities. The team talent from SeaJo have coached, been trained, performed in, and supplied performers for some the highest watched shows and world touring shows including London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Ceremonies, Dancing on Ice, Battle of the Blades, Royal Caribbean Productions, Spirits – Christmas on Ice, and many more.
WHO WE ARE
Since day one in 1992, we have been committed to the future of sport, skating, and sport-entertainment, production through quality, consistency, smart safety, ease of technical teaching, operation and most adamantly, continuous innovation. Along the way, every turn has meant challenges and opportunities to grow general sport–improving the production + entertainment experience as a whole.
Our goal is to utilize people and technology to drive and enhanced the customer experience through safety, knowhow, performance, sophistication and a heart beat. We are proud that today, after 26 years of dedication, the SeaJo brand is associated with these accolades and hallmarks that mean so much to us.
Our history of developing our abilities to push the upper limits of the human spirit and body
turbocharged our lives. Up to this point we have incorporated technologically advanced equipment, advanced electronics, advanced training, and standard safety technologies and the unique mental neuroscience training available. Our latest performances jet the vision, raises the bar even higher as it ushers in a new era in personal entertainment experiences and introduces the world to “the show.”
When you become a SeaJo Client or member of the family, you aren’t merely taking up a hobby, you are choosing a whole new lifestyle full of freedoms, choices and responsibilities unlike anything else. Our team members and clients reflect our standards; they demand the most impressive shows, exhilarating performance and cutting edge features. Together, we are devoted to these passions.
We’ve traveled far, but in many ways, we’re only just taking off. Join our family of owners, team members, and clients and become a part of the future today.