There is one thing missing in many of our lives, our teams, and in our communities...and that is simply joy!
Dr. Billy Strean has spent a lifetime seeking solutions and developing practices to help others find their joy, re-connect with their natural sense of awe, and create more aha moments!
His practice of joy has been developed over decades as a university professor and multi-disciplinary practitioner.
To Billy, joy is both a destination and a journey.
The destination is what he refers to as a “Joy State of Being.”
The journey is the daily practice of joy.
And like any practice, the more we practice, the better we become at creating habits. Those habits can open us to more joy, awe and aha moments.
"Billy was able to connect easily with our team, take into consideration their specific concerns, and tailor his presentation to our group's specific needs."
City of Edmonton
“Enjoyable and energizing … He is obviously an expert in his field, which shows in his ability to explain, cite examples, provide anecdotes and answer questions"
Lynn Cook, Executive Director
“I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed spending the day with you. Our folks have not stopped talking about the day and how much they learned; everyone had a “take-away” – that is awesome. ... it was a privilege getting to spend the day with you."
Carrie Thannhuser, EA
Child & Youth Advocate
“Your remarkable workshop is still in the forefront of my happy post-conference memories. I am SO grateful to you for sharing your talents with us!”
Barb Bloemhof, Ph.D.
"It was a great success! Billy had us laughing and learning all afternoon. When we returned to the office the next day, people were still talking about it, quoting from the event and asking for more from Dr. Billy!"
Here are some of the clients Billy has worked with:
Yale University School of Management – New Haven, CT
Wellspring – Edmonton, AB
Human Services, Government of Alberta
Forestry Division – Alberta Sustainable Development
Heart & Stroke New Brunswick
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Institute for Physical Education, Thailand
National Judges Institute
City of St. Albert
Vancouver Inner City Schools
Alberta Infrastructure & Transportation
Alberta Children & Youth Services
Cross Cancer Institute
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Public Works and Government Services Canada – Enoch, AB
Alberta Entrepreneurs’ Association
Afton School – Edmonton, AB
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Washington Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers
Vital Grandin School – St. Albert, AB
Canadian Natural Resources, Ft. McMurray, AB
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
Fall Focus for Farm Women – Camrose, AB
Capital Health Patient Relations – Edmonton
Washington State Association for Health Care Recruitment – Seattle, WA
Faculty of Education, University of Alberta – Edmonton
Cardiac Athletic Society of Edmonton
Alberta Employment, Immigration, and Industry
Orthodontics Graduate Program, University of Alberta
Valued Lives Conference, Wenatchee, WA
Northern Alberta Renal Program – Edmonton
Parkland Head Injury Association – Stony Plain, AB
Stollery Children’s Hospital Staff – Edmonton
Information Technology, City of Edmonton
Alberta Medical Association
Association of Information and Records – Red Deer, AB.
Canadian Parish Nursing
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada – Canmore, AB Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association
Interior Health – Kelowna, BC
Dalhousie University – Halifax, NS
Associated Engineering – Edmonton
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Society
Bellevue Community College – Bellevue, WA
Strean, W. B. (2016). Do yogis have “learning styles”? International Journal of Yoga Research.10(1), 37-39.
Strean, W. B. (2016). Communities of Practice: A mindful opportunity. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 9(1), 1-4.
Cassidy, A., Wright, A., Strean, W. B., Watson, G. (2015). The interplay of space, place and identity Transforming our learning experiences in an outdoor setting. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching.
Strean, W. B. (2013). Using movement, music, and humor as creative approaches to enhance student engagement. In E.G. Carayannis (ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, DOI 10.1007/978.
Strean, W. B. (2012). Exhilarated learning and the scholarship of engagement: From here (the university) to the horizon (the community). Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 5, 179-183.
Strean, W. B. (2012). The human connection dimension. Interdivisional Review, 2(1).
Strean, W. B. (2011). Creating student engagement? HMM: Teaching and learning with Humor, Music, and Movement. Creative Education, 2, (3), 189-192.
Strean, W. B. (2010). Moving (literally) to engage students: Putting the (physically) active in active learning. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 3, 33-37.
Strean, W. B. (2009). Remembering instructors: Play, pain, and pedagogy. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, , 1, 210-220.
Strean, W. B. (2009). The Laughter Prescription. Canadian Family Physician, 55, 965-967.
Strean W. B. & Strozzi-Heckler, R. (2009). (The) Body (of) Knowledge: Somatic contributions to sport psychology. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 21(1), 91 – 98.
Strean, W. B. (2008). Evolving toward laughter in learning. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 1, 165-171.
Strean, W. B. & Henderson, B. (2007). Mining our experiences: Reflecting on the subtle interpersonal dimension of teaching and learning. MountainRise, 4(1), 1-11.