Beecuz strives to create and promote healthier, happier futures for children and youth through proactive, positive mental wellness education. We are committed to designing innovative programs that break barriers, bridge gaps, energize minds, and inspire lives.
Meet the Founder
BSc, CAPP, PEC, PECT
Formally trained in Neuroscience at Western University, Leighton is a passionate mental health advocate and daring leader. Leighton has earned a Certificate of Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) from the world-renowned Flourishing Center, as well as completed a Positive Education Certification (PEC) and Level 2 Trainer Training (PECT) from the Center for Positive Education. His energy, expertise, and dedication to positive education reflects his extensive training, continued education, and personal experiences with overcoming mental illness.
Since 2018, Leighton has been spearheading a shift to proactive mental health care through the development of educational curricula for children and youth. He has lead countless community workshops and eagerly participates in public speaking engagements.
After all, there's no health without mental health.
Humans have, what is known as a hive switch, that allows us to "turn off individual competition in favour of group cooperation". Like bees, humans are wired for connection with a fundamental need to belong.
Beecuz is building a hive where like-minded bees from around the world work towards a common goal of enhancing mental wellbeing.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
We ask you to have the willingness, strength and determination to be vulnerable, embrace uncertainty, and take risks. You will fall. We ask that you have the courage to get back up.
The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.
- Albert Einstein
We ask that you have an open mind and open heart. That you are ready to learn and willing to listen. We encourage you to think critically, reflect deeply, and grow continuously.
Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
- Brené Brown
We create connected communities by cultivating safe paces, embracing authenticity, and inspiring compassion.
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