About Us

“Families are like fudge… mostly sweet with a few NUTS”
– Unknown

5-at-the-top-webEPIC-U is a family run business that began in April of 2010. We are a family of five who have been taking personal and business development courses for over 15 years now. Each of us has followed our own paths for growth and we are very lucky that we have each other for support.

We are also the founders of CCC Montreal; Conscious Conversations Community, which gathers once a month in Montreal. We began this community to provide the space and support for others who may not have a family dynamic like ours. We want everyone to feel welcome, included and supported in their journeys.

We traveled far and wide to attend most of the courses and we were very fortunate to have the means to do so. We decided, however, that we also like being close to home. Therefore we have made the commitment to bring trainers and facilitators to our neck of the woods; Quebec. We want to continue to provide our community with space to grow and expand themselves. 


Meet the family

Stephen    Nadia    Veronica    Christopher    Sebastian 


“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”

– Sir Winston Churchill

Stephen Buna

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Stephen is committed to transformation, compassion and respect. He constantly challenges us

to be our best and continue to transform. As a result, he allows us to keep holding space for others to do the same.

Stephen is the co-founder and co-owner of; The Essence of You, which is designed and focused on giving people new tools to live from their essence rather than their conditioning. He has a degree in accounting from Concordia University and he currently also works as a consultant in the construction industry.



 “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

 but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”

– Anonymous 

Nadia Bishay

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Nadia is committed to connection, inspiration and gratitude. She thrives on supporting others and being of service. She provides space for others to speak their truth and be who they are while constantly encouraging and empowering them to fulfill their dreams and make their contribution to the world.

Nadia was born and raised in Suez, Egypt. At the age of 16 she moved to Montreal not speaking a word of English or French. She taught herself and graduated from Concordia University in 1979 as a Mechanical Engineer. Once she had her first child, Veronica, she decided to stay home with her children. Nadia is a very talented decorative artist. She is the co-founder and co-owner of The Essence of You. She is also becoming a certified Strategic Intervention Coach.


“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”

– Unknown

Veronica Buna

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Veronica is committed to respect, integrity and confidence. She has the gifts of encouragement and hospitality; which allows her to lovingly hold space for people’s growth and openly welcome new people into the community.

Veronica graduated from Concordia University in 2007 with a Specialization in Communication Studies. She has been involved with leadership programs since she was 11 years old and currently works for Dynamix Adventures in Montreal; a team and leadership building company. She also works for Peak Potentials Training as a key part of their on-site organization and logistics team.



 “Go big or go home!”

– Victor Davis

Christopher Buna

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Chris is committed to empowerment and teamwork. He is a true leader and is a major asset to our team. He has a way of foreseeing all that needs to get done and how to accomplish it logistically.

Chris is currently studying at Concordia University working towards completing a Specialization in Human Relations. Chris has a gift of teaching, which helped him become a competitive swimming coach and give back to a sport he has enjoyed since the age of 9. He also works with Peak Potentials Training as part of their on-site organizational and logistical staff and between the two jobs he can be found travelling all over the continent.


 “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,

our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

– Marianne Williamson

Sebastian Buna

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Sebastian is committed to inspiration. He keeps things simple and reminds us to have fun while we work.

Sebastian is currently studying Athletic Therapy at Concordia University. He is passionate about soccer; a sport he has been playing competitively since he was 9 years old. As part of his soccer career he has worked with many physical trainers and athletic specialists. His exposure to these trainers and specialists was a driving force for him to study Exercise Science so that he may help athletes reach their highest potential.