Founders

The people that started it all – from the vision and mission to the core values that Trust Your Talent Academy is built on.

Andrew Cowe

Tim Tsai

Co-Founder & Principal

After retiring himself at the age of 30, Tim began to pursue another goal and passion of his – helping those who are committed to achieving financial freedom do the same. To this day, Tim continues to be an active investor as he believes investing is a “lead by example” venture.

With the investment he made in his own financial education, Tim became financially free in 2 years (25 months to be exact) after his first training. In the past few years, Tim has built cash-flowing portfolios in Canada, US and the UK, using a variety of strategies – income properties, lease options (residential and commercial), creative financing, flipping, wholesale, infill development, mobile home parks, etc.

Tim has learned the power of connecting people first hand: helping people reach their goals. This has been at the core of his business model. Today, he is passionately paying it forward, helping others increase their financial education through real estate investing.

His previous career experience included internet marketing, B2B sales for small and medium sized businesses, mass marketing campaigns, sales management, direct marketing and strategic business planning. These collective experiences have equipped Tim with the skills and fundamental knowledge of how to create truly win-win scenarios for his business associates and investors.

After retiring himself at the age of 30, Tim began to pursue another goal and passion of his – helping those who are committed to achieving financial freedom do the same.

To this day, Tim continues to be an active investor as he believes investing is a “lead by example” venture.

With the investment he made in his own financial education, Tim became financially free in 2 years (25 months to be exact) after his first training. In the past few years, Tim has built cash-flowing portfolios in Canada, US and the UK, using a variety of strategies – income properties, lease options (residential and commercial), creative financing, flipping, wholesale, infill development, mobile home parks, etc.

Tim has learned the power of connecting people first hand: helping people reach their goals. This has been at the core of his business model. Today, he is passionately paying it forward, helping others increase their financial education through real estate investing.

His previous career experience included internet marketing, B2B sales for small and medium sized businesses, mass marketing campaigns, sales management, direct marketing and strategic business planning. These collective experiences have equipped Tim with the skills and fundamental knowledge of how to create truly win-win scenarios for his business associates and investors.

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Rey Salazar

Co-Founder, Strategy Coach, Mentor

Rey Salazar is a passionate investor and coach with Trust Your Talent. Here, Rey coaches novice investors into investor champions! He cut hi teeth in the corporate world of sales winning awards from multinational corporations. However, working long hours making someone else rich was not Rey’s chosen path; so he broke out on his own.

Since starting his investing journey in 2011 he has continuously challenged himself to new markets and different strategies. He has started his experience teaching others how to swim and save others. Eventually leveraging his experience teaching and investing to teach Robert Kiyosaki’s learnings.

Rey believes in empowering the individual to change the lives of the community. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” When not poring over excel spreadsheets Rey relaxes over a hot wok preparing multi course feasts or indulging his competitive side over board games; often at the same time!

Rey Salazar is a passionate investor and coach with Trust Your Talent. Here, Rey coaches novice investors into investor champions! He cut hi teeth in the corporate world of sales

winning awards from multinational corporations. However, working long hours making someone else rich was not Rey’s chosen path; so he broke out on his own.

Since starting his investing journey in 2011 he has continuously challenged himself to new markets and different strategies. He has started his experience teaching others how to swim and save others. Eventually leveraging his experience teaching and investing to teach Robert Kiyosaki’s learnings.

Rey believes in empowering the individual to change the lives of the community. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” When not poring over excel spreadsheets Rey relaxes over a hot wok preparing multi course feasts or indulging his competitive side over board games; often at the same time!

The Strategy Coaches

Our Strategy Coaches are here as your first point of contact for the 1:1 guidance on how you can maximize your journey and experience with Trust Your Talent Academy. Your tailored path to financial success starts with them here and NOW!
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Andrew Cowe

Strategy Coach

Andrew Cowe

A Serial Entrepreneur born and raised by a loving family in the great City of Toronto, Andrew has always had a strong passion for business. As a young child, he started several small ventures including setting up stands to sell ‘Kool-Aid beverages, and a ‘business’ to repair Yo-yo’s for other kids in his neighbourhood. In his teenage years he continued with his entrepreneurial spirit by forming a mobile audio production studio to create song recordings for local bands, a live events company focused on showcasing musical acts, all while continuing high school and holding a part-time job from the age of 14. Andrew went on to pursue post-secondary education by attending University and obtaining a degree before entering the workforce, where he excelled as a Sales Consultant Team Lead & Account Manager. Even while achieving success through his career in B2B sales, he continued to create new business models, highlighted by a sports gear personalization company that ran for several years before being sold at the beginning of the pandemic.

Despite the successes of his previous ventures, Andrew had always been intrigued by real estate and the fact that so many successful people had used it as a vehicle to create long term wealth, allowing them to live life on their own terms. In 2019, he took action and attended his first real estate investing seminar to learn how he-to could create a legacy of time freedom for him and his family – from that moment, and for those reasons, he was hooked!

His passion for real estate and the life it could create was unwavering as he continued to get educated. He understood that the life formula often promoted by society of; go to school, get a job, work for 50 years, and then retire to finally enjoy life, didn’t quite match the values of time freedom he had. After attending a bootcamp with Trust Your Talent, Andrew committed to his dreams by enrolling into the program where he immediately boosted his financial literacy and went on to execute on deals with fellow TYT students and partners using a combination of different strategies including; Distressed Properties, Creative Financing, Duplex Conversions, Multi-Family Apartment Buildings, Fix and Flips, Private lending, Short Term Rentals, and Joint Venture Partnerships.Living big through his frame and ambition, he is an aspiring philanthropist understanding that the pursuit of wealth is worthless without being able to share it with family, friends, and those who would benefit from a helping hand.

Andrew continues to be a lifelong learner while investing in real estate. He is passionate about working with others to share the various strategies of real estate investing can make an impact in so many positive ways. He believes that we can all live the life we have always wanted by taking action using the right steps as we work towards our goals. His wife, son, and family continue to create his WHY, because, as he likes to reference, “You can have all of the wealth and cash-flowing properties in the world, but without family and friends, it’s just brick and mortar.”

A Serial Entrepreneur born and raised by a loving family in the great City of Toronto, Andrew has always had a strong passion for business. As a young child, he started several

small ventures including setting up stands to sell ‘Kool-Aid beverages, and a ‘business’ to repair Yo-yo’s for other kids in his neighbourhood. In his teenage years he continued with his entrepreneurial spirit by forming a mobile audio production studio to create song recordings for local bands, a live events company focused on showcasing musical acts, all while continuing high school and holding a part-time job from the age of 14. Andrew went on to pursue post-secondary education by attending University and obtaining a degree before entering the workforce, where he excelled as a Sales Consultant Team Lead & Account Manager. Even while achieving success through his career in B2B sales, he continued to create new business models, highlighted by a sports gear personalization company that ran for several years before being sold at the beginning of the pandemic.

Despite the successes of his previous ventures, Andrew had always been intrigued by real estate and the fact that so many successful people had used it as a vehicle to create long term wealth, allowing them to live life on their own terms. In 2019, he took action and attended his first real estate investing seminar to learn how he-to could create a legacy of time freedom for him and his family – from that moment, and for those reasons, he was hooked!

His passion for real estate and the life it could create was unwavering as he continued to get educated. He understood that the life formula often promoted by society of; go to school, get a job, work for 50 years, and then retire to finally enjoy life, didn’t quite match the values of time freedom he had. After attending a bootcamp with Trust Your Talent, Andrew committed to his dreams by enrolling into the program where he immediately boosted his financial literacy and went on to execute on deals with fellow TYT students and partners using a combination of different strategies including; Distressed Properties, Creative Financing, Duplex Conversions, Multi-Family Apartment Buildings, Fix and Flips, Private lending, Short Term Rentals, and Joint Venture Partnerships.Living big through his frame and ambition, he is an aspiring philanthropist understanding that the pursuit of wealth is worthless without being able to share it with family, friends, and those who would benefit from a helping hand.

Andrew continues to be a lifelong learner while investing in real estate. He is passionate about working with others to share the various strategies of real estate investing can make an impact in so many positive ways. He believes that we can all live the life we have always wanted by taking action using the right steps as we work towards our goals. His wife, son, and family continue to create his WHY, because, as he likes to reference, “You can have all of the wealth and cash-flowing properties in the world, but without family and friends, it’s just brick and mortar.”

Mike Moreau

Strategy Coach

Mike Moreau

Mike is a small town boy at heart who was born and raised in the town of Tilbury, Ont. He attended a full french school up until College, where he studied Business Management at Conestoga College in Kitchener. Unlike all of his friends, he decided to leave town and venture out of his comfort zone. The reason he decided to study Business was because of his upbringing. His parents ran a family owned business which allowed them to provide for his 3 siblings and himself. He always knew he had aspirations of starting his own business, however, didn’t quite know what that was.

In 2018 he sought out some good financial books to read, and like most “Rich Dad Poor Dad” was brought to his attention. The moment he opened the book, he was instantly hooked. This is where Real Estate Investing and Financial Education became a part of his life. He continued to read more and became fascinated by the Real Estate Investing game and what it could provide for not only himself, but others as well. He decided to attend a seminar on a Saturday morning and brought his wife Allison with him. Soon after, they found themselves enrolling for a 3 day course to learn a little more. He admits, it was a very scary time as he just switched jobs, his wife was on maternity leave for their first born and they were planning a wedding. That being said, they made a choice to take control of their lives and invested over $15K (at that point and time) in themselves to continue on this journey of happiness and fulfillment.

Fast forward to today, his wife is able to stay at home and look after their two young boys (Landon and Lennox) while working on their business as well. They have managed to grow their portfolio within the Calgary and Ontario markets through multiple strategies. Their experience lies within legalizing and suiting homes, Lease Options, Private Lending, SDRRSP Lending, Structuring Joint Venture Partnerships, etc.

Mike operates and prides himself with passion, integrity and gratitude. When not working on his business, you can find him spending time with his family and loved ones, quading (ask me about this) and camping in the wilderness or playing hockey!

Mike is a small town boy at heart who was born and raised in the town of Tilbury, Ont. He attended a full french school up until College, where he studied Business

Management at Conestoga College in Kitchener. Unlike all of his friends, he decided to leave town and venture out of his comfort zone. The reason he decided to study Business was because of his upbringing. His parents ran a family owned business which allowed them to provide for his 3 siblings and himself. He always knew he had aspirations of starting his own business, however, didn’t quite know what that was.

In 2018 he sought out some good financial books to read, and like most “Rich Dad Poor Dad” was brought to his attention. The moment he opened the book, he was instantly hooked. This is where Real Estate Investing and Financial Education became a part of his life. He continued to read more and became fascinated by the Real Estate Investing game and what it could provide for not only himself, but others as well. He decided to attend a seminar on a Saturday morning and brought his wife Allison with him. Soon after, they found themselves enrolling for a 3 day course to learn a little more. He admits, it was a very scary time as he just switched jobs, his wife was on maternity leave for their first born and they were planning a wedding. That being said, they made a choice to take control of their lives and invested over $15K (at that point and time) in themselves to continue on this journey of happiness and fulfillment.

Fast forward to today, his wife is able to stay at home and look after their two young boys (Landon and Lennox) while working on their business as well. They have managed to grow their portfolio within the Calgary and Ontario markets through multiple strategies. Their experience lies within legalizing and suiting homes, Lease Options, Private Lending, SDRRSP Lending, Structuring Joint Venture Partnerships, etc.

Mike operates and prides himself with passion, integrity and gratitude. When not working on his business, you can find him spending time with his family and loved ones, quading (ask me about this) and camping in the wilderness or playing hockey!

Vince Lee

Strategy Coach

Vince Lee

Vince Lee is an ambitious and goal-driven young millennial. He was born from a lower class income family, and understands the struggles and hardship of living a minimal and frugal lifestyle. Due to his upbringing, being resourceful was how he was able to get around. He often says,“Use what you have, to get what you need, so that you can have what you want.” He believes that we have the power and resources that we need around us, we just need to look a little closer and think outside of the box.

Vince Lee was the first in his family to attend post secondary education. Being in love with Heath and Fitness his entire life, he went to school and studied for 7 years. Vince started his career as a personal trainer, then as an exercise therapist with a background in kinesiology. A few years into the workforce, he realized that he was so focused on making a living that he forgot to live. He wanted to bring his family out of poverty, help his parents retire and start a family of his own. Vince knew that living paycheque to pay-check was not going to be enough to get him to the next stages in life. This is when he decided to start a new journey in his life, a journey to Financial Freedom.

Vince’s success did not come easy. In just over 1 year, Vince was able to retire himself from his J.O.B. He managed to do this through real estate investing and is now a full-time seasoned investor. Today, he is continuing to establish his real estate portfolio and is on a path to self-discovery and fulfillment.

As a mentor and coach, Vince has the experience, skills, and financial literacy to guide students towards their goals. He is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that the magic truly happens outside of your comfort zone. Work hard, work smart, persevere and never ever give up!

Vince Lee is an ambitious and goal-driven young millennial. He was born from a lower class income family, and understands the struggles and hardship of living

a minimal and frugal lifestyle. Due to his upbringing, being resourceful was how he was able to get around. He often says,“Use what you have, to get what you need, so that you can have what you want.” He believes that we have the power and resources that we need around us, we just need to look a little closer and think outside of the box.

Vince Lee was the first in his family to attend post secondary education. Being in love with Heath and Fitness his entire life, he went to school and studied for 7 years. Vince started his career as a personal trainer, then as an exercise therapist with a background in kinesiology. A few years into the workforce, he realized that he was so focused on making a living that he forgot to live. He wanted to bring his family out of poverty, help his parents retire and start a family of his own. Vince knew that living paycheque to pay-check was not going to be enough to get him to the next stages in life. This is when he decided to start a new journey in his life, a journey to Financial Freedom.

Vince’s success did not come easy. In just over 1 year, Vince was able to retire himself from his J.O.B. He managed to do this through real estate investing and is now a full-time seasoned investor. Today, he is continuing to establish his real estate portfolio and is on a path to self-discovery and fulfillment.

As a mentor and coach, Vince has the experience, skills, and financial literacy to guide students towards their goals. He is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that the magic truly happens outside of your comfort zone. Work hard, work smart, persevere and never ever give up!

Neena Popat​

Strategy Coach

Neena Popat

Neena Popat is an ambitious, highly motivated and successful young professional. Growing up in a large household with her parents, sister and extended family she saw first hand the financial requirements on supporting the basic needs for a family as well as having additional funds to be able to participate in activities and take family vacations.

Education has been an integral part of Neena’s upbringing. Watching her father make the decision to go back to school to achieve big career milestones and constantly going through continuing education seminars helped her understand it is never too late to commit to growth personally and professionally.

In 2013, Neena graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a renowned university in Boston, Massachusetts. After that, she moved back to her hometown of Mississauga where she successfully operated multiple pharmacies and businesses around the Greater Toronto Area. She was really well-loved by her patients and won several awards in Pharmacy.

In 2019, Neena read a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This book changed her life and she was determined to enroll in financial education to further learn the secrets around wealth. Although she truly loved what she did in health care, she was determined to learn more about building income producing assets and freeing up life’s most valuable currency: time while building a lifelong legacy of wealth to pass along generations.

It took hard work, dedication and persistence; however, despite the 50 + hour working weeks, Neena would spend her nights and weekends taking courses, studying, taking action to apply various strategies, attending networking events and working with her mentor to build her portfolio while meeting her monthly passive income cash flow goals.

At the end of 2021, it was time to jump off the ledge and pursue her real estate investing career and business full time. She learned that life was about designing it on her own terms and having the freedom of choice and the power of control to build her business while attaining time and location freedom.

Now as a coach, Neena is so happy to share her journey with other students and people to shine awareness around the importance of financial education by leveraging real estate investing to achieve those financial and wealth goals to design the life everyone deserves!

Neena Popat is an ambitious, highly motivated and successful young professional. Growing up in a large household with her parents, sister and extended family

she saw first hand the financial requirements on supporting the basic needs for a family as well as having additional funds to be able to participate in activities and take family vacations.

Education has been an integral part of Neena’s upbringing. Watching her father make the decision to go back to school to achieve big career milestones and constantly going through continuing education seminars helped her understand it is never too late to commit to growth personally and professionally.

In 2013, Neena graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a renowned university in Boston, Massachusetts. After that, she moved back to her hometown of Mississauga where she successfully operated multiple pharmacies and businesses around the Greater Toronto Area. She was really well-loved by her patients and won several awards in Pharmacy.

In 2019, Neena read a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. This book changed her life and she was determined to enroll in financial education to further learn the secrets around wealth. Although she truly loved what she did in health care, she was determined to learn more about building income producing assets and freeing up life’s most valuable currency: time while building a lifelong legacy of wealth to pass along generations.

It took hard work, dedication and persistence; however, despite the 50 + hour working weeks, Neena would spend her nights and weekends taking courses, studying, taking action to apply various strategies, attending networking events and working with her mentor to build her portfolio while meeting her monthly passive income cash flow goals.

At the end of 2021, it was time to jump off the ledge and pursue her real estate investing career and business full time. She learned that life was about designing it on her own terms and having the freedom of choice and the power of control to build her business while attaining time and location freedom.

Now as a coach, Neena is so happy to share her journey with other students and people to shine awareness around the importance of financial education by leveraging real estate investing to achieve those financial and wealth goals to design the life everyone deserves!

The Trainers & Mentors

Trust Your Talent Academy’s team of dedicated trainers & mentors are passionate about real estate investing and committed to teaching the most current and effective strategies that are instrumental in shaping the next generation of successful investors. They inspire, educate, and empower students to navigate the world of real estate with confidence and competence, ultimately helping them achieve their financial goals through cashflowing investments.

Gustavo Garcia-Herreros

Trainer & Mentor

Stephen Cheung

Bootcamp & Workshop Trainer

Brooke Shang

Seminar Trainer, Strategy Trainer, Mentor

Jeffrey Li

Trainer & Mentor

Liliam Vasquez

Trainer & Mentor

Rolando Davila

Trainer & Mentor

Ryan Carr

Trainer & Mentor

Kathryn Butler

Trainer & Mentor
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