Connie Jakab

Author of the books, When the Dead Live, and Culture Rebel. Connie is passionate about rebelling against status quo living and encouraging others to branch out. Connie is the creator of The Courage Program as the Artistic Director of Movement With A Message (, a movement company through which she imparts community, compassion and courage through school programs.

She is also one of the owners of Village where she seeks to create a strong village for caregivers, teachers and children. She has produced five theatre shows based on social issues such as poverty, women’s vulnerabilities, youth resiliency, family breakdown, mental health, and addiction. She is also the co-founder of a church for the artistic community, Cypher Church (

Connie drives her passion outward into the arms of those wanting something more radical and meaningful in life. She is an active speaker and lives with her husband and two boys in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.