Dr. Allen Lycka & Harriet Tinka
Most Recent Book Title
The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life...Two Survivors Reveal the 13 Golden Pearls They've Discovered
Book Description
Each author suffered near-death experiences and sought renewal through the wisdom of human virtues that refocused them on a life of richness, appreciation, joy and service. They met each other when Dr. Lycka sponsored a leading awards ceremony honoring “Women of Distinction.” Bonded by their shared traumas and their renewed appreciation for the value of life and service, Dr. Lycka and Harriet wanted to give others "The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life" that they distilled from their own experience. These 13 essential human elements were founded from the grains of near catastrophe and transformed into “Golden Pearls of Wisdom.” Offered in the format of an enchanting and charming dialogue between the two authors, the book also includes their chronicles of pain and triumph, allegories, stories, and inspirational and insightful quotes. The exploration of each of the 13 Golden Pearls creates a necklace of self-empowerment that will enhance anyone’s life.
The Golden Pearls shared offer a roadmap for living a life that is rich in love, achievement, appreciation, joy, and service. They provide strength, comfort, and encouragement.

Location (city/state/country)
Edmonton/Alberta/Canada
Author bio
Dr. Allen Lycka has been acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists globally for three decades. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop laser-assisted tumescent liposuction - an advanced body sculpture technique, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success. He has lived and practiced in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1989. He’s written 17 books, 30+ academic papers and hosted the number one internet radio show in the world on cosmetic surgery – Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today. He is a co-founder of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine and founder of The Canadian Skin Cancer Association. He has won the prestigious Consumers Choice Award for Cosmetic Surgery for 16 consecutive years.

In 2003, Dr. Lycka’s life changed drastically when he suddenly developed a right foot drop and then misdiagnosed as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s’ disease). Still, he maintained his status as a leading cosmetic doctor for 30 years.

Because of what he learned, he has co-authored the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life with Harriet Tinka, a former fashion model and Woman of Distinction. He is also currently co-authoring two more books: one with Corie Poirier entitled, “bLU Talks Presents: Business, Life and the Universe” and one with Jack Canfield entitled, “Pillars of Success.”

Acknowledged as a leading expert in Living A Fantastic Life and Turning Points, he is a transformational speaker, thought leader, life-changing coach, and mentor.

Dr. Lycka is happily married to Dr. Lucie Bernier-Lycka for 39 years, and they have four lovely daughters and seven beautiful grandchildren. He counts his family as his most important accomplishment.

Harriet Tinka is a perfect example of someone finding a need in the community and filling it. Her students know her as a "Powerhouse Role Model" who makes being genuine the most powerful thing of all. She is an invigorating Transformational speaker, Passionate Life Coach, Blogger, Chartered Professional Accountant, Football Official, Turning Point Expert, and an Ultra-marathon runner. She is the founder and CEO of the award-winning Social Enterprise, Empowered Me Inc, a company whose mission is to inspire and empower girls and women.

Though stabbed, kidnapped and left for dead, she turned that horrifying experience into motivation. She has inspired and given hope to women who are faced with domestic violence.

As an expert in business and personal motivation for growth, Harriet, possesses a remarkable ability to understand what is essential to her audiences. She leads using the Golden Pearls from the bestselling book “The Secrets To Living A Fantastic Life” which she co-authored with Dr. Lycka, a life-changing speaker, acclaimed author and transformational thought leader. With her presence on stage, media experience, complete professionalism, and expertise to craft custom messaging in her presentations, Harriet ensures individuals, teams, and organizations move from overwhelmed to resilient.

Harriet has received numerous awards, including YWCA Woman of Distinction, Global Woman of Vision, Afro- Canadian Community Woman of the Year, Action for Healthy Communities Youth Empowerment Award, Rotary Integrity Award and Daughter's Day Award just to mention a few. She is a tireless philanthropist and a Toastmaster Divisional Champion. She describes her life as coming from tragic to magic.

Harriet feels blessed to have her journey supported by her partner Steve and her three lovable children Tristan, Rhiannah and Aaliyah.

Professional Speaker Topics
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Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Dr. Lycka; Remember- it's not what happens to you its what you do with what happens.
Harriet Tinka: Hope is made stronger through tragedy.

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