Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Edmonton, Alberta
Award Winning Mental Health and Social Media Expert
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster, national award-winning speaker, and mental health advocate. Author of a ground-breaking book Unsocial Media. Wade Sorochan as a mental illness survivor has helped raise awareness by sharing his inspiring personal story to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental illness.
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Wade Sorochan is an accomplished Alberta broadcaster and national award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate recognized as Canada’s “Social Media Expert.” Wade first gained recognition for his pioneering impact on the #1 rated radio talk show and “Canada’s most unique radio talk show”: The Bill & Bill Show.

Nicknamed “The Tone Arm”, Wade Sorochan became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. Wade went on to host his own popular radio and television talk shows in a career that has spanned four decades.

As a mental illness survivor, Wade Sorochan is a sought-after speaker sharing his inspiring story of living with mental illness; being emotionally abused and abandoned as a child, experiencing five mental breakdowns, eventually hitting rock bottom, and how he is surviving and thriving with mental illness. Wade’s warm and friendly style and sense of humour create an instant and genuine connection with his audiences.

Wade Sorochan is the author of the ground-breaking book Unsocial Media: Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety. The book reveals how social media can affect mental health. He is also the author of the book Fastest Tone Arm in the West: Chasing a Radio Dream. The book features entertaining stories from a successful radio career and an inspiring story of surviving child abuse and mental illness.



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Wade Sorochan Topic Presentations

how's your mental health? - surviving mental illness

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  • National award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate, Wade Sorochan, is a life-long sufferer who shares important mental health information and talks openly about his mental health struggles, which include being emotionally and mentally abused and abandoned as a child, experiencing five mental breakdowns, eventually hitting rock bottom, and how he is living with mental illness today.

    Wade’s powerful and inspiring message will connect with those who are suffering, and their supporters, providing encouragement and hope. He shares practical tips on how to maintain good mental health, especially during a challenging life event,  along with facts about mental illness to help break the silence and end the stigma.  Wade Sorochan is recognized as Canada’s leading mental health advocate.

unsocial media - virtual world causing real world anxiety

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Social Media is one of the biggest threats to mental health today. Canada’s social media expert and award winning speaker, author and mental health advocate, Wade Sorochan, provides an informative and humorous presentation on the rise of Social Media Addiction causing an anxiety inducing fixation for “LIKES,” “FRIENDS,” “FOLLOWERS” and “COMMENTS.”

    Studies now show that social media can cause  feelings of sadness, loneliness, envy, resentment and anxiety and depression. Wade shares the latest information on the effects of social media on mental health with expert tips on how to recognize symptoms before it turns into an addiction and causes mental health issues along with online safety tips and the importance of balancing the virtual world with the real world.

    Based on the ground-breaking book UnSocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety.

chasing a radio dream

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  • Wade Sorochan’s childhood dream was to be on the radio. Throughout his traumatic childhood, he never gave up that dream. Wade  shares entertaining  stories from a career that spans four decades. Highlights include being featured on Alberta’s #1 rated talk show the 11- 2 Show. 

    Nicknamed the “Tone Arm,” Wade became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He has also interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in the world including  Betty White, Don Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Bob Barker, Carl Reiner, Henry Winkler, David Cassidy, Mel Blanc, George Take and more!

    Audiences will be entertained and also inspired to never give up on a dream.  Based on the entertaining and inspiring autobiography Fastest Tone Arm In The West; Chasing A Radio Dream.

Wade Sorochan travels from Edmonton, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Wade, I just want to say thank you. I too have a narcissistic mother and I heard “what’s wrong with you” daily growing up. I struggle with all the same mental illness as you. I was encouraged by your story as I struggle with guilt for not being in my mother’s life but she’s not emotionally or mentally safe for me. I feel better after hearing you say we have to take care of our own mental health. Thank you.

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Wade, I can’t thank-you enough, your testimony and message saved my son’s life.

Mother of 14 yr. old boy

Best School Presentation I Have Ever Attended


Very informative; shared cutting edge research that teachers should be aware of.


Engaging and Great Use of Humour


Westmount School

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UNSocial Media: Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety.
UNSocial Media: Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety.
A Revealing Look At How Social Media Can Affect Your Mental Health In this book you’ll learn: How social media can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, envy, resentment, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression Important facts about mental illness Symptoms of “Social Media Anxiety Disorder”...
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