Founder of VYVE, Human-bonding Fanatic, and Chief Experience Facilitator
Jacques has three obsessions.
1 Creating an optimized entertainment experience based on neuroscience and social-bonding research. 2 Reducing the burden of drugs and alcohol on society. 3 Teaching people healthy ways to boost their vitality.
After witnessing the carnage of music festivals as a medical staff, Jacques began on a journey to transform the systems that encourage unhealthy social behaviours. Launching Party4Health in 2017, Jacques’ objective was to popularize a new style of partying, which was drug-free. After numerous interviews, hundreds of parties, and a lot of self-growth, Jacques realized that what he was working on went beyond partying. This was rapid social-bonding. VYVE was born therein.
You can find Jacques roaming the globe, or the streets of Vancouver in a banana suit, carrying a large speaker. Of course, with an ecstatic smile on his face.
Jacques’ Party Count: 154. Jacques has traveled to Puerto Rico, Amsterdam, Montreal, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle, France, and Copenhagen to throw parties.
1 Starting a dance party, anywhere and anytime.
2 Conducting workshops about health and leadership.
3 Eliciting natural euphoria in a group of strangers.
4 Injecting communities with social connectedness.
“Stop deferring moments of celebration for the weekend. The true benefits of partying come from a daily practice, independent of drug use.”
“Making people laugh at me is better than a society deprived of laughter.”
“Whatever you want to call it: Aliveness, Natural Euphoria, Bliss, Ecstasy. One thing is certain. Human connection is one of the healthiest paths to access this feeling.”
"Vitality is to be found in moving, grooving, and vyving to the joy of living."