Frédéric Byé was born in Quebec City, Canada in 1983, the only child of French-Canadian Carmen Houle and Republic of Gabon native – and Ph.D. graduate – Pierre Byé. After his father left Canada to go back to Africa when Frédéric was a toddler, his was mainly raised by his mother. Though most of her family resided in Drummondville, Quebec, the early part of Frédéric’s childhood was spent in Ste-Foy and Val-Bélair, Quebec, where his mother worked for the Quebec government. During his pre-teens, Frédéric became an avid WWE wrestling fan, and notably, when he was eleven he was named the student who brought the most peace to his classroom. He holds a first-degree brown belt in Kenpo style Karate and, in his early teens, he sponsored a child for World Vision. When he was twelve, they moved to Nun’s Island, a borough of Verdun located in the Saint Lawrence River that forms a part of Montreal, Quebec.
Frédéric attended the private High School, Collège Français, throughout his teenage years, graduating in 2001. It was during this time that Frédéric became fascinated with bodybuilding. His passion for wrestling led him to a training center in Montreal ran by the legendary wrestler, Edouard Carpentier. For the next few years, he wrestled throughout the area for several wrestling organizations, notably the FLQ, ran by another wrestling legend, Paul Leduc. Determined to become a professional wrestler, mainly working for the WWE, he decided after a brief stint in different Colleges to move to Louisville, Kentucky for WWE’s developmental system at the time, Ohio Valley Wrestling, in 2005. It was during this period that he became an avid reader, mostly biographies, and other non-fiction books. His fascination with spirituality grew when he read ‘Introduction to the Devout Life’ by St. Francis De Sales, and several other books by Mother Theresa. It was after his experience in Ohio Valley Wrestling that he began writing to channel his emotions. His motivation to write grew when a therapist, who asked him to write everything he thought during that week, mentioned the things he wrote were profound and, in her words, “so many people would like to say these things but don’t have the courage to.”
Back in Montreal, Canada, while Frédéric used his knowledge in fitness to become a personal trainer, he graduated in Humanities then became a financial advisor. It was during that year that he met his current spouse, Janine Bidelogne. As he sat in church, he turned his head to the right and saw a dark-skinned woman with red glasses. Frédéric asked her what time the ceremony started and, from that point on, “this brief question would be the beginning of a journey…”
With Paulo Coelho’s work as a primary influence, it was during his time as a financial advisor that he decided to dedicate his life to becoming an author. In 2013, he started to write his soon-to-be-published novel, My Name Is Victoria, inspired by his experience with women and the financial services industry. To support themselves, Frédéric went back to fitness training working part-time while he wrote his novel.
His unique experience in sports-entertainment gave him a foundation in the art of storytelling and public speaking. He then started his podcast, Creative Magic Unchained, to channel his passion for arts and entertainment. He has interviewed bestselling authors such as Donna Mcdonald and Beth Banning, as well as business people like Jim Beach and Corey Huff.
Frédéric is of Canadian, Native Indian, and Gabonese ancestry stands 6’2 with an athletic body weighing around 245 pounds. Though he used to have shoulder-length, naturally black hair, nowadays he shaves his head bald. He is brown-eyed and mulatto. Still a wrestling fan – and a child at heart -, he also enjoys The Simpsons and playing Mario Bros one, two, and three. He likes to play sports video games, mostly hockey, and can’t get enough of Jacques-Cartiers Restaurant’s pizza, La Québécoise. Though his current musical preferences revolve around Eminem, Pink, and Alanis Morissette, his life-long favorite musical artist is Michael Jackson. His experience as a financial advisor drew him to become interested in the world of money, and with the future of our current and next generations. He is an advocate for financial education.
In 2016, Frederic founded the Creative Magic Network with the intention to assemble a team of radio hosts and podcasters in order to help people unleash their creative urges and with self-improvement.
He uses his particular journey to fuel his creativity and motivate his audience to a bigger, richer life. The purpose of his work is to bring joy to people around the world and, at the same time, help them tap into their inner potential.