Episode 338

Published on:

25th Oct 2021

Zark Fatah - Your Transformation Begins Now

Over the past 20 years, Zark Fatah has created over a dozen successful businesses that include Blowfish Restaurant, Century Room, Hammam Spa, Maison Mercer, The Everleigh, Digital Dreams Festival, and H&Co salon. After a very prosperous career in the Entertainment and Hospitality industry, he had enough and was ready for a change. Not just professionally but also a major lifestyle change. At the age of 40, he realized that he wasn’t where he wanted to be personally, professionally or financially. Despite his success and accomplishments, he felt lonely, stuck and frustrated and knew there was more to life than the superficial lifestyle. So he decided it was time for a change and began to do the self-work. 5 years later he has completely transformed his life and now sharing his journey with others to help inspire, educate and empower them to create what they truly want for their lives. In 2018 he launched a transformational travel company called The ALIVE Experience with organized trips that offer a holistic wellness program, self-development workshops, adventurous actives and deeply meaningful connections in places like Costa Rica, Whistler, Muskoka, Tofino and soon Bali. 


  • 07:53 Navigating childhood trauma
  • 16:29 Entering into the world of nightlife in Toronto  
  • 44:53 The journey into personal development and transformation
  • 50:42 Learning to sit with yourself
  • 58:00 Opening your heart to healing


Zark says, “Nothing that is excellent in life is possible without integrity..”

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.

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About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.