WHAT IS PIP?
People. Ideas. Passion
PIP is a community driven event where stories inspire, conversations interweave and passion finds its voice.
Our vision is to ignite passion through storytelling
Our mission is to empower people to connect more deeply with their own story, to find the value in their voice and the passion that can lead them to more purpose.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND PIP
PIP was started in Leah's living room, when she wanted to hear her friend talk about space. Seeing how he lit up when he shared fun facts he discovered on the topic made her want to listen, and to learn more about a subject she otherwise has no interest in. And so a community gathered to listen to each other share their stories, talk about their passion, and exchanges knowledge.
That's how PIP Talks was born.
With a background in sales, marketing, events and a bunch of entrepreneurial endeavors in between, Leah is a creative, big picture thinker who loves to bring people together through unique experiences. She has a passion for weaving together underlying themes to tell a story through her writing and event ideas, creating deeper meaning, bigger impact and stronger bonds that leave people feeling a sense of belonging, empowerment and inspiration.
A hair and make up artist by trade, Sim has a wealth of experience in the TV industry working on sets of popular reality TV Shows. She has an eye for detail and a flair for creativity, and is the queen of creating community. She's been all over the world and has been to Burning Man six times, which is a big influence in her approach to events. She figured that if she could plan a theme camp in the middle of a remote desert from the other side of the world, running an events business in her home country was a walk in the park.
Our purpose is to inspire and connect people through passion, and it is our mission to do so by living true to our values. We hope these values are embraced by each Talker, Listener and person who interacts with PIP.
We connect as a community and make everyone feel part of the family. We are open with our networks, we invite people in and ensure everyone feels part of PIP. This is a communal effort and we leverage off of each others connections to help us all grow.
We speak from the heart, showing up with vulnerability and integrity through storytelling, sharing ideas and personal experiences. We engage our audience and create conversation and opportunity for others to ask, share and express themselves as well.
PIP is about sharing ideas, topics and stories that are passionate and personal, and in doing so, igniting passion in others - creating sparks of inspiration that encourage people to connect with their own purpose, passion or story.
We empower everyone to have a voice, ask questions, and share ideas or thoughts. As such, we create a safe and comfortable space for people to speak, listen and learn by practicing patience, tolerance, non-judgment and acceptance.