Empowering People Inspiring Consciousness

Imagine attending a company meeting where business was not discussed. Sales goals, department reporting, and employee reviews were not on the agenda. Imagine spending three days with your boss where your only task was to focus on your self-awareness, consciousness, and your dreams. In this three days, you meet amazing celebrity speakers, participate in soul-changing activities, and connect with your peers in meaningful ways. It’s called E.P.I.C. and it’s a way to “hit the pause button on life.” For Dwayne, its one of his most important investments into his team and the company’s culture.

Tiny Check

“I always come away from E.P.I.C. feeling motivated, inspired and always with a new outlook on not only the way I do my job but in the way I live my life.”

Kevin Rougeux

VP, Risk Management

Empowering People Through Creativity

In the midst of planning a 2006 annual meeting with my team, I decided to throw out all the rules and created a “business meeting” where no business was to be discussed. No pie charts, no sales goals, no marketing plans or business projections. And in their place: discussions of self-awareness, urges to follow your dreams, and lessons about life.

In an industry that requires our staff to be patient, empathetic and mindful everyday, we want to invest in creative and meaningful ways to energize and enrich the lives of our employees and leadership.

Glimpse of E.P.I.C. 2020
3 E.P.I.C. Days
Celebrity Speakers
Best Selling Authors
Inspiring Stories
Transformative Activities
Amazing Meals and Incredible Conversations
Black Tie Gala
Dance Parties
All focused on empowering employees and raising the group's consciousness.
Tiny Check
Transform a Life at E.P.I.C.

“A big part of our job is ‘giving’ every day, but this is an opportunity to reflect on the larger purpose of our lives and the power we have when we come together.  Participants report it is the most emotionally draining yet rewarding program they have ever been a part of, with the camaraderie built within teams a recipe for improved team work and staff retention which ultimately benefits residents in our communities.”

The Transform a Life program challenges employees to change the life of an individual in a positive way. Teams of senior management from all Áegis Living locations receive an initial $500 company contribution toward a service project they determine. The blank canvas sparks a collaborative conversation and bond of purpose. Most activities focus on solving root causes of people’s problems, rather than a quick fix.

Projects have included:

  • Contributions to San Diego-based Kitchens for Good

  • Helping a family that lost their home in the Napa fires

  • Supporting a former foster child and several at risk youth

  • Fixing broken pipes in the home of a woman who had been without water for 3 years

Results are shared at Áegis Living’s annual E.P.I.C. leadership event. Transform a Life results are also featured on a wall in Áegis Living’s Home Office, reminding staff and visitors of the company’s foundational culture of corporate philanthropy and the importance of helping others.

Past Speakers
Carlos Santana
(E.P.I.C. 2011)
Guitarist. Winner of 10 grammy awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.
Deepak Chopra
(E.P.I.C. 2008)
Author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
(E.P.I.C. 2007)
Self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Harry Belafonte
(E.P.I.C. 2011)
Singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants.
Jack Canfield
(E.P.I.C. 2008)
Author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.
Lance Armstrong
(E.P.I.C. 2017)
Professional road racing cyclist. He won Tour de France titles, as well as a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Monica Lewinsky
(E.P.I.C. 2017)
Social activist, television personality & fashion designer. In June 2015, she became an ambassador and strategic advisor for anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution.
Naomi Judd
(E.P.I.C. 2009)
Country music singer, songwriter, actress and activist. In 1991, Judd created the Naomi Judd Education and Research Fund to raise awareness of Hepatitis C.
Sharon Stone
(E.P.I.C. 2016)
Actor, producer, and former fashion model. In 2013 Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers.
Susan Sarandon
(E.P.I.C. 2012)
Actress and Activist. Known for her social and political activism, she was appointed a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.
Sylvester Stallone
(E.P.I.C. 2018)
Actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Rocky, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor.
Tyra Banks
(E.P.I.C. 2017)
Television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author and model. Banks established the TZONE program, which aimed at leadership and life skills development.
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Past E.P.I.C. Themes

Power of Full Engagement

Overcoming Extreme Adversity

Be A Better Human

A Thirst for the Profound

Live a Curious Life

A Time of Hope

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Susan Sarandon

(E.P.I.C. 2012) Actress and Activist. Known for her social and political activism, she was appointed a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.