Tony Esteves is a Solution-Focused Coach, an in-person and virtual workshop facilitator and circus performer who is passionate about connecting people to people. He also works as an Interpretive Guide in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. His unique international experiences and aptitude for meeting strangers provide the foundation for

He is the creator of the Talk2MorePeople Project which was a challenge to meet one new stranger a day for a full year that started in 2016. The purpose of this initiative was to encourage people to get off their technology and back into face-to-face conversations.

Random, chance encounters with strangers have the potential to transform lives for the better. Research proves that human connection can actually extend your life. Tony documents his experience with this to encourage others to look up and experience this for themselves. The Talk2MorePeople book is available on Amazon worldwide, HERE. You can also follow Tony’s creations on his Talk2MorePeople Instagram page, HERE or on his YouTube channel HERE.

Tony has a B.A. in Communication Studies and speaks four and a half languages. Having lived, worked, or traveled to 40 countries, Tony has delivered learning experiences in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

Being active outdoors and travelling are two of his passions.

Audiences from Tony’s presentations leave entertained, educated, and empowered. You are invited to join his adventure.

Tony in the media

November 21, 2023

Here you can listen to a segment on The Calgary Eyeopener on CBC from November 21, 2023. This interview took place as a part of the inaugural Talk To A Stranger Week in Calgary.

November 21, 2023

Here you can watch a CBC TV News story when Tony was interviewed during the inaugural Talk To A Stranger Week in Calgary.

March 28, 2023

What a joy for Tony to be a Community Co-Host on 106.5 Mountain FM in Canmore, Alberta. He and host Rob Murry discuss the Talk2MorePeople book, upcoming events, the circus, improv and the upcoming Social Connection Guidelines in Canada.

March 4, 2023

Tony speaks with Abdul on the “What Sets Them Apart” podcast about how to build self-confidence and how to maintain friendships. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

October 19, 2022

Here we have Tony as the Mirror Man in an interview with the Wikkid Witch on Spray Lakes in Canmore Alberta. These two characters bumped into each other while paddling in folding kayaks. Watch this video for a discussion about being a performing artist and the importance of being connected to people.

September 24, 2022

Mirror Man (aka, Tony Esteves) was interviewed by CITY News as a part of the Beakerhead festival. Tony was performing with colleagues from the Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation for this event.

November 20, 2021

This was a great conversation with Stephanie Staples and Barry Lewis Green on the “Talk Reel” podcast. Listen to this podcast for a discussion about human connection and how meeting strangers lifts your mood.

November 5, 2021

Tony had a really enjoyable conversation with Sue Styles on the “Mind Your Own Business” podcast. Listen to this podcast to learn about entrepreneurship, and for tips on how to meet people today. This podcast is also available on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

July 12, 2021

Tony was thrilled to be the first guest on the “Excuses to Connect Podcast” hosted by Richard Lee. Listen to this podcast for conversations and resources on human connection.

June 5, 2021

This is the most detailed and accurate book review of the Talk2MorePeople book that Tony has seen since he published the book. It was written by his friend, colleague and Psychotherapist, Patricia Morgan. For a detailed overview of the book, read Patricia’s article.

June 1, 2021

Here is a 2021 podcast interview with “The Social Ninjas”. Jeremy and Kyle speak with Tony about mental health and entrepreneurship.

March 9, 2021

Tony references the research of Gillian Sandstrom in the Talk2MorePeople book. He participated in this study and Science Weekly briefly used Tony’s voice in this podcast episode. Have a listen, and enjoy learning about what the research proves about meeting strangers (hint: it’s good for you!)

February 22, 2021

CITY News did a short interview with Tony Esteves about the importance of connecting with strangers during the pandemic. “If you can leave the house to get groceries, you can meet people” Watch the TV segment here.

January 29, 2021

Dolphin Kasper and Tony Esteves had a rich conversation for the “Conversations for Change” podcast. Have a listen to this discussion on human connection and the importance of it at this time.

June 27, 2017 - Leaders Like Me Podcast

Tony was featured in June 2017, on the Leaders Like Me Podcast. Trent Schumann Interviews Tony Esteves about his work experience on a US Military Base in Uzbekistan.

October 31, 2016

Tony was interviewed by Rob Brown on the Alberta @ Noon radio show in the middle of his Talk2MorePeople Project in 2017. Listen to his excitement while he was on the journey of intentionally meeting strangers every day for a year.

October 24, 2016

Tony was interviewed by David Gray on the Calgary Eyeopener radio show. Click the image to listen to the interview.

August 26, 2015

Here is an article by Russell Thomas in his blog,  The Middle Age Bulge.  It is about the benefits of doing 30-Day Challenges.

June 18, 2013

Author, Ann Bracken shares what her experience was like as a participant in one of Tony’s juggling workshops in 2013.