Carly Sotas

Carly Sotas

Winnipeg, Manitoba
TEDx Speaker - Mental Health, Leadership, Courage and Growth Expert
Carly Sotas is an activist, a program host on CITR Radio in Vancouver, and author of Illusion who is dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders. Carly Sotas published her first book at the age of twenty and after that, she began working with young empowerment and literacy organizations around the world.
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation
  • TED & TEDx
  • Youth Leadership & Students


Carly Sotas is an author and mental health activist dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders. After publishing her first book at twenty, Carly Sotas began working with young empowerment and literacy organizations around the world. As an author and speaker, Carly believes that everyone has an important story to share. As a TEDx speaker and radio host, Carly has inspired audiences around the world with her empowering message of encouragement and hope. At age 20, the challenges she faced with mental-health and social pressures led to the publication of her first book, Illusion, which empowers leaders to overcome failure and limitation.

Through her talks, Carly Sotas inspires young and mature leaders to recognize their ability to create positive change, regardless of their age, background, or status. Carly is passionate on helping organizations become more involved and in touch with their employees and their clients. She stresses the importance of self awareness, growth, and the power of community to help create support for individuals at home and at work.

As a host and producer at CiTR 101.9FM Vancouver, Carly Sotas shares leadership insights as she interviews top global leaders ranging from New York Times directors and bestselling authors, to the CEOs and founders of Starbucks and Forbes Media. She graduated from the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design as a Loran Scholar. Having studied and worked with organizations around the world, she demonstrates how young leaders are redefining leadership and education.

Carly Sotas’ presentations focus on the roles that leaders have in helping others underneath them develop into strong, caring, and empathetic individuals. She teaches the importance of self awareness and self growth in order to make a difference and create real change in ourselves and each other. Carly Sotas brings the audience to better understand themselves so that they feel empowered and ready to overcome any obstacle they might face. Her presentations are high energy and full of passion on how we can grow, achieve, and become the person we want and need to be.



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Carly Sotas Topic Presentations

everyday heroes - the power of one

  • Keynote Presentation
  • It takes only one idea to spark a movement and one small gesture of kindness to change someone’s life. Yet, how often do we overlook opportunities to become drivers of change? Drawing from her experience working with diverse teachers and leaders, Carly Sotas offers powerful strategies for influencing change as both a team member and leader. By leveraging individual strengths and reigniting a sense of purpose, this keynote demonstrates how to make a positive impact through your work and daily interactions. Whether you’re a young leader or an accomplished professional, you’ll be inspired to reach your highest leadership potential and make a meaningful difference in your workplace, school, and broader community.

uncharted waters - on leadership, courage, and growth

  • Keynote Presentation
  • What does it mean to be a leader? Leadership requires the courage to embark on new ventures and envision a future that does not yet exist; it demands the strength to step beyond uncertainty, discomfort, and fear. Join Carly Sotas as she explores what it takes to be a true leader and visionary in all aspects of life. As a twenty-two-year-old author who has lived in five different countries over the past five years, her experience will inspire you to embrace new challenges and march forward without knowing where your path will lead. Whether you’re ready to publish your first book or travel the world, this keynote will give you powerful tools to live beyond fear and create the future you envision.

celebrate failure - a true measure of success

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Making a positive impact and living with purpose takes more than big ideas and aspirations; it also takes the courage to overcome failure. In this motivational keynote, Carly Sotas discusses the importance of failure and explores what it takes to overcome obstacles when starting new projects. After publishing her first book at age 20, she became the host and producer of Question Everything on CiTR Radio, where she interviewed global leaders about the failures they faced on their paths to success. Her global mindset and perspective as a millennial will empower your audience to achieve their vision, regardless of age, background, or status.

not alone - the importance of transparent communication in education

  • Keynote Presentation
  • With the rise of technology and social media use among youth, educators today face unprecedented challenges addressing bullying and mental health issues associated with online social platforms. As a mental-health activist with a certification in Mental Health First Aid, Carly Sotas shares the importance of transparent communication among youth and adults. Having served as a facilitator and board member of the University of British Columbia’s student-led mental health support group, Carly Sotas delivers powerful strategies for strengthening open and honest communication across educational institutions.

finding your voice

  • Keynote Presentation
  • In a culture driven by image and success, being yourself and staying true to heart is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. As the author of Illusion: How Many Lies Are They Telling You? Carly Sotas explores what it takes to acknowledge your strengths and stay true to yourself despite the pressure to cave in to outside demands. She explains how each of us has the ability to make a positive impact by finding sharing the powerful stories and ideas inside us that are waiting to be told.


Carly was a brilliant speaker who captivated the audience with her inspiring stories and charisma.

Sunny Cui


Carly’s speech was not only captivating but also informative. She showed us what it means to be confident, driven, and inspirational.

Priyanka Vasudev

UBC Social Enterprise Conference

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