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May 3-5 2017

Profiles of Members

Aviva Abraham
Aviva Abraham, B.S. Accounting, CPA
Creative Financial Planning Group, Toronto
Paying too much for your healthcare coverage? Or.... don't have any coverage at all? Aviva shows self employed and small business owners how to minimize out of pocket medical expenses- providing affordable, customized healthcare solutions which save you money today on existing medical expenses, and protect your finances and your business for the future.
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Christina Adams
Antenna Social Media & Design, St. John's
Christina, a digital media expert for over a decade, oversees operations, client relations, and strategic direction for Antenna – leading the team to award winning results. She provides marketing insight to all projects with her inimitable sunny disposition.
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Chamika Ailapperuma
CDKA Consulting Inc., Ottawa
As the founder and CEO of CDKA Consulting Inc., Chamika's company consults with organizations to provide effective management solutions. Chamika also coaches mid-career professionals and takes them from being expert practitioners to elite executives.
Jacqueline Armstrong Gates
Jacqueline Armstrong Gates
Gowling WLG , Kitchener
With twenty years of litigation experience, Jacqueline recently completed her term as head of the WLG's Waterloo Region office's advocacy department. Jacqueline's broad commercial litigation practice emphasizes commercial and banking litigation, injunctions, shareholder and partnership disputes, negligence actions, construction liens, leasing disputes, product liability, title insurance and the defence of general insurance matters, including personal injury, third-party property damage, wrap-up, and construction and transportation issues.
Megan Babienko, CPA, CA
KPMG, Calgary
Megan is partner at KPMG Enterprise with more than 11 years of experience providing business, accounting and tax advisory services to private company owners and professionals. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs, family businesses and emerging fast growing companies from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds. Megan loves to build long lasting relationships with her clients and help see them succeed in their business.
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Jaeny Baik
JaenyBaik Media Inc., Vancouver
Video Expert, Performance Coach, Online Video Marketing, Keynote Speaker. If you’re afraid of looking bad on Youtube videos, Jaeny Baik Media Inc can train you to get confident on your script and your performance. Potential customers trust you and want to work with you. Don’t get left behind, you can SHINE online!
Liz Bandelin
Liz Bandelin
Nu-Tea Company, Abbotsford
Liz Bandelin is the president and founder of Nu-Tea Company, a Canadian specialty tea company. She created the Tega Organic Tea brand, loved for its unique packaging and delicious fair trade organic ingredients. Tega Tea is sold in Canada, the US and Asia.
Eleanor Beaton, Halifax
Eleanor helps women entrepreneurs boost sales and make more money by teaching them how to tell their unique story and say what they do in a powerful, non-salesy way. She has helped some of the country’s most powerful and influential women leaders such as entrepreneur Alrene Dickinson. She is the creator of two training programs designed to help women entrepreneurs be more successful.
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Tracy Bell
La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique Ltd., Surrey-White Rock
Surrey’s trusted professional retail florist since 1997. Delivering worldwide or around the corner. Winner of the 2008 Surrey Board of Trade Business Excellence Award and 2014 Surrey Board of Trade Surrey Women in Business Award.
Nancy Benetton
Cameraworks Productions International, Vaughan
Nancy is President and CEO of Cameraworks Productions International, a full-service and fully-equipped video production company producing creative and engaging videos for clients in diverse industry sectors: Corporate, Small Business, Energy/Industrial, Non-Profit and Government. Whether you need a corporate video, promotional video, explainer video, training video, corporate event video, social media video or aerial video, Cameraworks helps your business communicate through the POWER OF VIDEO!
Tina Brillinger
Global Food Safety Resource Centre, Toronto
Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR) is a web-based B2B resource that assists food professionals in improving food standards in order to remain compliant while protecting their customers and their brands. With food being the most globally traded commodity, Tina’s mission is to improve consumer health by ensuring companies have the right tools and information to improve their food safety systems.
Laural Carr
Impagination Inc. , Toronto
Laural Carr is an award-winning, 30-year creative business development expert at her Toronto-based firm, Impagination Inc. She works alongside successful service businesses who want to increase results by improving the three “R’s”; revenue, reputation and (ROI) return on investment. She is the creator of the Persona Maker™ Approach and the Impact Formula™, proprietary tools for building marketing and branding strategies with guaranteed impact.
Vicki Coombes
Your Bright Horizons, London
Curious as to whether you are a Hummingbird? Tired of being told to ‘find your passion’, to ‘just choose one thing’? Are you struggling with the challenges of having a diverse AND successful career, great relationships AND many interests, a fulfilling AND meaningful life? Vikki leads personal growth programmes for people who are driven by their curiosity to pursue their ever-changing widely varying interests. She empowers them to value themselves and to bring that value into their work, relationships and communities.
Sandra DSouza
Sandra D’Souza CPA, CA
Sandstone Solutions Group Inc., Mississauga
Sandra is the founder and Managing Director of Sandstone Solutions Group Inc., a boutique executive search firm. As a CPA, CA with over 20 years of experience in both senior finance and recruiting roles, Sandra is able to work with her clients to help clarify their hiring needs, and find the right people to expand their finance and head office teams.
Susan Day
The Office Yogi, St. John's
Susan is a full time yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience in the IT world as an analyst and project manager. Susan created The Office Yogi as a way to make yoga accessible to the business world. The Office Yogi is a subscription based website offering short, workplace focused yoga videos that can be done at your desk and in work clothing, allowing you seamlessly incorporate movement and breath work into your day.
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Joanne Dereta
Stonegate Private Counsel, Toronto
Managing Director and Principal; MBA, CFP, RFP, CIM, TEP. Joanne manages wealth for successful Canadians, transforming their financial lives from chaos to confidence.
Tania DeSa
Tania DeSa International, Toronto
We are on a mission to inspire women and underrepresented minorities to find voice and visibility in corporate boardrooms, so that they amplify their impact and get promoted. When there is more diversity in C-Suite, we all win. We specialize in helping Fortune 500 employees build relationship capital through workshops & group training on 3 continents.
Sheena Detwiller
Safri Investments Inc., Saskatoon
Safri Investments Inc is a real estate acquisition company that specializes in profitable multi-family ventures. We strive to provide our investors with a high value return in a safe investment vehicle. Our sister company Safri Management Corp manages the portfolio assets on behalf of our investors.
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Chala Dincoy
Coachtactics, Mississauga
Chala Dincoy is the CEO and Founder of Coachtactics, She’s a brand marketing expert who helps small businesses feel like a NATIONAL BRAND (without paying the big bucks!)
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Kathleen Dwyer
KCD Web Services, St. John's
Kathleen is a WordPress specialist and owner of KCD Web Services. In addition to creating beautifully designed websites for businesses and organizations, KCD Web Services offers WordPress training and WordPress Rescue Maintenance plans for existing sites. If you've got the website blues, Kathleen can help.
Michelle Felix
Michelle Felix
Michelle Felix Group, London
Looking for fun fitness activities for your disabled clients – seated, supported or standing? Michelle Felix inspires clients to greater fitness and well-being. . She creates a journey of spatial and self-discovery as part of a fun filled full-body workout; providing rich audio description for your blind clients, visual enhancements for your clients with low vision and the kinaesthetic feel good factor for all ages and abilities.
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Megan Ferris
Dog Utopia Daycare & Spa, Surrey- White Rock
Dog Utopia was created to enhance the well-being and happiness of dogs and their families by providing a reliable and comfortable experience, as all dogs need mental as well as physical stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. Our goal is to create a calm experience for each dog we care for and treat each dog as an individual and not a member.
Colleen Forgus
The Girl and The Egg, Scottsdale
Colleen combines over 20 years of experience as a chef, cooking instructor, award-winning restaurateur, and certified nutritional therapist, working with individuals to identify imbalances that impact physical and mental health. Scientific nutritional testing provides a basis for her work in creating individual plans designed to bring the body into a balanced, healthful state through diet and supplementation.
Heather Friedman
BMO Bank of Montreal, Toronto
As a Commercial Account Manager with BMO Bank of Montreal, I offer professional experience, industry insights and financial solutions you can depend on to help manage your business successfully. Whether you’re just starting up a business or looking for ways to run your business efficiently and cost effectively, I can help you choose the best solutions for your goals.
Elie Gaines, M.Ed.
All Schools Considered (ASC), Phoenix
Elie Gaines, M.Ed., is the Founder of All Schools Considered (ASC), a business offering personalized, educational consultation services. ASC assists families living in, or relocating to, Arizona or Oregon to find the best school "fit" serving Preschool to Grade 12 - for general, special and gifted education- through public district, public charter, private school, or homeschool. Businesses also use these services as an incentive or benefit for recruitment and retention of talent for families with school-age children.
Shirley Garrett
Leaps & Bounds Personal Training & Clinical Exercise Inc., Surrey- White Rock
We care about your health and fitness as much as you do. You receive safe and effective fitness training and support to ensure optimum Health, Function and Fitness. Services include Personal Training and Small Groups, Corporate Wellness programs, Cooking lessons, Health Coaching, Rehabilitation and Injury management programs and much more in our semi-private training.
Ruth Gates
Ruth Gates
Ruth Gates Boutique | Atomy Gates Health and Wellness, Ottawa
Essential daily products that are of highest quality, at the lowest price. Global company that you are able to shop on line any time.
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Kimberley Gill
BMO, Calgary
As a Commercial Banking Analyst at BMO Bank of Montreal I help find creative and customized solutions for Businesses to finance their Operations. We provide Commercial lending, deposits and cash management services to a wide range of small, medium and large sized Commercial clients.
Sharon Gilmour-Glover
Light-Core Inc., Kitchener-Waterloo
Sharon is an experienced consultant, speaker and adult educator specializing in leadership, strategy and transformational change. She has unique skills as a business strategist leveraging research in human behaviour and organizational dynamics. In her work with clients, Sharon simplifies complex and seemingly impossible business problems by providing clients with practical, easy-to-use tools that improve their results exponentially.
Maggie Gold
Maggie Gold
Agora Regeneration Clinics, Vancouver
Maggie is the founder of Agora Regeneration Clinics Ltd. which provides unique naturopathic treatments to help people with drug and alcohol issues, specialising in people withdrawing from prescription drugs. She is looking to license this protocol into the US at this time. In addition, she wishes to start a wellness resort in BC to provide residential treatments and emotional support for those suffering from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, PTSD, and more. There will be detox/cleanse retreats as well as educational workshops and classes, in a forest/lake setting on 300+ acres. Executive summary available for potential collaborators.
Kate Hodgson
9 to 5 Narrative, Toronto
Everyone has a story. What's yours? Kate helps professionals and teams to discover, develop and deliver their unique life experiences in a compelling story format that connects authentically with their target audience. Share your story of "the why" behind what you do, in a way that inspires and motivates. Kate offers individual coaching and group workshops that help professionals reach their goals by leveraging the power story in business.
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Yvonne Hogenes
Malary’s Fashion Network, Surrey-White Rock
Malary’s offers high end boutique selection of evening wear and local designers along with over the top servicing. I also design and manufacture the TAB Custom-fitted Bras to fit what every “body” needs. Firma Energywear offers an innovative line of compression clothing for men and women in the active world - ”Where Health Meets Fashion!”
Linda Horowitz
Linda Horowitz
Neville Park Business Solutions, Kitchener-Waterloo
Linda Horowitz is an Operations professional with over 20 years of experience in retail, training, marketing, and organizational design. She has been recognized for her ability to apply creative business solutions to meet changing environments and accomplish strategic goals.
Cathy Hume
CHF Investor Relations | Capital Markets, Toronto
Cathy's background as a stock broker was the perfect training ground for her career as an investor relations professional. Her prolific skills in pitching stories have helped clients raise over $100 million to expand their business. CHF has played a major role in taking private companies public; helping them navigate the often turbulent, unforgiving markets.
Joan Jablon
BMO Harris Bank, Paradise Valley
Joan joined BMO Harris Bank as the Branch Manager for their Paradise Valley location and builds strong relationships with the community surrounding her branch location. Joan is very passionate about teaching bankers to deliver excellent customer service through a consultative approach that provides holistic advice and guidance to every client they meet!
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Shelley Jackson
Buena Vista Massage, Surrey-White Rock
As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since 1997, and the sole proprietor of Buena Vista Massage Therapy Clinic in White Rock since 2005, Shelley is committed to providing safe, smart, and effective health care services and improving health outcomes.
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Irene (Yechen) Ji
TurnerMoore, Markham
Don’t lose sleep over your nightmares about Revenue Canada. Complete accounting solutions for small business. Specializing in financial statements, tax planning and preparation, bookkeeping and auditing.
Valerie Johnson
Valerie Johnson
Gooseberry Cove Cod, St. John's
Valerie Johnson is the proud owner of a cod ranch in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and she produces a premium seafood called Gooseberry Cove Cod. Look for this 100% natural aquaculture product in fine restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto.
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Susan Kandalaft
Executive Solutions, Calgary
Executive Solutions has been serving Calgary businesses since 1986, providing clientele with high performance team members in temporary and permanent placement services within their organizations. In addition, we pride ourselves on our long term relationships with both our clients and our candidates which has allowed us to stay at the top of our game, achieving a 95% placement success rate!
Zeniita Kassim-Lakha
Zenitta Kassim-Lakha
Habsons Jewellers Supplies, Vancouver
A locally owned and operated wholesaler of jewellery findings, tools, equipment, stones and supplies.
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Jennifer Kelly
New Initiatives Marketing, Toronto
Want results from your marketing? Call us in for marketing project management services that accelerate the growth of your company. Specializing in the implementation and execution of marketing strategy.
Jennifer Kirby
Jennifer Kirby, BA,CFP,CHS,CLU,GBA
Vital Partners Inc., Calgary
Jennifer is an employee benefits and insurance consultant and a Principal with Vital Partners Inc. Jennifer has a passion for helping companies and individuals to find innovative and cost-effective employee benefits and insurance programs. Jennifer works in collaboration with clients to understand their business and unique situation, and she has been a trusted resource to individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals across Western Canada for over 20 years.
Sharla Kruger
Twigg Design, Saksatoon
Twigg Design is a creative decal business, using the traditional in non-traditional ways. Her decal creations are custom and suited for business, home, interior and exterior. Your inspiration is our creation!
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Anna Kuzmenko
Living Assistance Services, Toronto
As an independent owner of Living Assistance Services in Etobicoke area, Anna is dedicated to delivering the best possible home care services, providing seniors and their families with support, safety, comfort and encouragement at a time of great need.
Cathy Lafee
Waddell & Reed, Phoenix
Thirty years on Wall and Bay Streets, understanding how the world economy works and what drives markets and currencies; why fortunes are made and lost; Institutional Equity Trader and Head Trader of a Hedge Fund – this experience and my resources, combined with ongoing research and training are the foundation of the wisdom I share with my clients. I am dedicated to helping individuals create the right financial strategy.
Susan Lahey
SL Home Support for Seniors, Newmarket
Susan is dedicated to helping elderly loved ones live independently by providing practical non-medical support and personal encouragement to maintain freedom and comfort at home. These services are invaluable to adult children who juggle busy work schedules or who may not live close to their loved ones. Susan and her team currently serve York region and the GTA. Susan is also a specialist in the fine and decorative arts of Asia so she speaks Mandarin, and reads and writes Chinese. These additional skills provide great comfort to her Asian clientele. Susan is a nominee for East Gwillimbury Chambers of Commerce Women in Business 2016 award.
Dana LeComte
Dana LeComte
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery , Victoria
Dana and partner Bob Liptrot started the Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery with a passion for bees, producing the finest honeys and hand-crafted mead from the local Sooke area on Vancouver Island, BC. Visit the ocean view tasting room and learn more about the world of bees, honey and mead.
Bev Lewis
Bev Lewis
Positive Solutions Divorce Services, Barrie
Positive Solutions Divorce Services™ offers mediation and divorce services to couples across Ontario wanting professional guidance to reach an amicable resolution to their marriage breakdown.
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Joni Lien
SupperWorks, Mississauga
Busy? Want to Eat Well? Let us Help You! At SupperWorks, we shop, wash, chop, grate, slice, dice and clean up so you don’t have to! Simplify your life with fresh & healthy meal delivery, pickup, or in-store sessions.
Joanna Lovett
Joanna Lovett Sterling Ltd., Vancouver
Joanna designs and creates all her sterling silver and gold jewelry by hand. The pieces she produces are smooth, wearable and evocative of her home on the West Coast. Joanna has been selling her pieces to customers and galleries across Canada and the United States for over ten years and has created many devoted collectors and lasting connections.
Rosa Lupo
Gowling WLG, Kitchener-Waterloo
Rosa Lupo is a partner in the Corporate Commercial Group based in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office. With nearly two decades of experience, Rosa practises in all areas of corporate commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, licensing and distribution agreements, and real estate. She is in demand for those seeking practical, strategic advice from a lawyer who will get the job done efficiently and on time. Rosa serves on several boards and contributes tirelessly to a number of organizations to help make her community a better place to work and live.
Melanie MacKinnon
Nulantic Water Inc., Halifax
Melanie is a third-generation entrepreneur to work with municipalities and industries in Atlantic Canada to help protect their essential resource – water. Nulantic Water Inc., supplies equipment for water and wastewater processes to treat, disinfect and monitor. In an industry that has rapidly become more complex, we work with our customers to meet their unique needs. Our focus is: Water Solutions. Clarified.
Jenny MacLean
Jenn and Larry's Brittle and Shakes, Kitchener-Waterloo
Jenny launched her Peanut Brittle business in 1999. A favorite for locals and visitors alike, her brittle sells out where ever it's available. From 1967-1974, Jenny's parents operated Larry and Gail's Drive In, which was famous for its delicious homemade milkshakes. In 2010, Jenny and her father merged ice-cream and brittle at Jenn and Larry's Brittle and Shakes, 49 York Street, Stratford, Ontario. Now sole owner of the shop, Jenny derives great joy from making life a little sweeter for everyone. Drop in for some brittle or the Best Malt Milkshake*
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Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee BSc, DC
The Centre for Epigenetic Expression, Halifax
Dr. Wanda Lee MacPhee has been a family chiropractor for over 20 years. As CEO of The Centre for Epigenetic Expression, she is co-host of Beyond Your Wildest Genes podcast, The Pain Relief Project and The Longevity and AntiAging Project. She sits as the NS representative on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.
Fiona Macrae BFA
Macrae Creative, Toronto
Running a successful communication and design company for over 25 years, Fiona is an expert who knows exactly what to say and how to say it for unprecedented successful marketing campaigns. Her strong and cohesive team engages its audience by building effective and relevant visual messages.
Linda Makins
Makinsachange, Mississauga
A professional Interior Designer for over 30 yrs, specializing in corporate and retail design and renovations to large scale condominium buildings. Her design philosophy is simple, ‘When we seek to ‘make a change’ we are expressing out innermost desire to align with the space in which we live work and play. Design speaks to our inner soul.
Christine Manning
Manning Canning Kitchens , Toronto
Manning Canning is a rentable commercial kitchen for small food entrepreneurs. On the preserves side of the business, they make assortment of award winning jams, jellies, pickles and marmalades available both on line and through an assortment of specialty retailers. At the kitchen they provide small entrepreneurs with kitchen access and consulting services so they can create, grow and expand their businesses.
Laura Marciniwe
Laura Marciniwe
Teletek Structures Inc., Kitchener-Waterloo
Laura has 19 years of experience in the telecommunication wireless industry, and is President and Founder of Teletek Structures Inc., a company specializing in communication towers. Laura has taken projects from concept to completion and provided project management, design and construction management services for tower installations.
Heather Marriott
Heather Marriott
360traction, Halifax
Based on 30 years of consulting in various sectors , Heather has developed 360traction. This is a learning and linking process that integrates the value proposition, the business model and the key business metrics to help organizations stop the fire fighting and crisis management that distracts time and resources from building greater traction at each stage of the business lifecycle. 360traction enables companies to see the organization from the 100 foot view to pinpoint the issues that derail progress and success. Heather believes in the value of continuously updating our understanding of business management practices and has most recently participated in the Strategyzer business model generation masterclass in London , England.
Jackie Martin, B.Sc., M.A.
Viking Innovations Ltd, Saskatoon
Jackie is the cofounder and Vice President of Viking Innovations Ltd. Viking manufactures and sells the Dalmatian - a kitchen fire prevention system for your home. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of household fires. The Dalmatian automatically disconnects power to the range and counter plugs if the smoke alarm is activated. It is always working in the background and will turn off the stove in case you forget. Nothing could be more important than protecting your loved ones and your home.
Maureen McCabe, Marketing Consultant
McCabe Marketing, Toronto
How do you attract more customers? With a marketing strategy and action roadmap that work. Our team works with established business owners to create and manage successful marketing projects that generate more sales leads. Request FREE report: Marketing Mistakes that Reduce Profits
Julia Miessner, CPA, CFF, CGMA
BeachFleischman , Paradise Valley
Julia has 20 years of public accounting experience with a diverse background in audit, accounting, tax and litigation. Since 2002, Ms. Miessner has specialized in the area of litigation support services. As a forensic accountant, she has authored reports and offered testimony as an expert witness in connection with numerous civil litigation cases involving marital dissolution, probate and trust accounting issues, lost profits and various types of economic damages. She has also conducted investigations involving allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud.
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Joanne Mogridge
Cocoa West Chocolatier , Vancouver
Cocoa West Chocolatier is a Metro Vancouver based Artisan Chocolatier. Our mission is to use only certified organic ingredients whenever possible in our delicious Chocolate Truffles, Hot Chocolates and Chocolate Bars. We offer white label services to corporate clients. "Let us make your job easier and make you look good doing it.”
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Lucy Mrakawa
Woolrich Group Design & Construction, Calgary
As Manager of Operations Lucy is responsible for analyzing and continuing to develop new plans to drive the company’s growth and nurture new business opportunities. Lucy is excited to work with a great team of likeminded professionals focused on delighting our customers with their design, renovation and construction projects.
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Anthea Mumby
Mumby Insurance Brokers, Waterloo
Mumby Insurance Brokers, Inc. has been providing personal and business insurance solutions to Canadians since 1975. Meet Anthea on her website and find out what sets her company apart. While you are there, she invites you to download our book, "Insurance Exposed -- What You Need to Know."
Sherri Munro
Munro Consulting Services, Mississauga
Sherri Munro is the founder of Munro Consulting Services, specializing in working with women entrepreneurs, and as a result, enabling them to feel prepared, knowledgeable and confident to grow their business. Through one-on-one coaching, skill-building sessions, and comprehensive discussions about their business, finances and market, Sherri collaborates with established business owners to formulate the right approach to raise capital.
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Gina Murphy-Darling
Mrs. Green's World, Phoenix
Gina Murphy-Darling is the founder and CEO of Mrs. Green’s World. She was born to inform and to engage individuals and businesses in the movement toward global sustainability. As the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network, Murphy-Darling is a trusted voice in the sustainability movement among experts and mainstream Americans.
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Holly Myers
AquaCleanse Colonic Hydrotherapy Inc., Halifax
Holly’s focus is on “the bottom line,” because a healthy body begins – and ends – in the colon. Colon hydrotherapy is an important part of your self-care – something you can do for you. Whether you feel great and want to keep it that way, or you’re sick and tired of being sick, this safe and therapeutic practice can be life changing. Working with both Naturopathic and Conventional medicine and doctors, Colon hydrotherapy can be an effective treatment for constipation, bloating, dietary issues, IBS, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and surgery preparation.
Rajini Nagendran, MBA
BMO Bank of Montreal, Toronto
As a Vice President, Commercial Banking with BMO Bank of Montreal, Rajini brings twenty years of professional experience and leads a team of Commercial Account Managers who offer banking solutions you can depend on to help manage your business successfully. Whether you are just starting up a business or looking for ways to run your business efficiently and cost effectively, Rajini and her team can help you choose the best solutions for your goals. Rajini is also passionate about the advancement of women in business and represents BMO at various forums to promote BMO as the bank of choice for women entrepreneurs.
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Marjorie Neilson
Radically Creative, Aurora
I help businesses elevate their brand, from logo design, rebranding, printed and online materials, to social media and more. What’s hot in graphic design? LinkedIn packages (photo & background), Social Media banners, and custom PowerPoint design (not old-fashioned template with just your logo). If you’re a GTA member, you’ve likely seen me taking photos at events.
Dr. Kimberly Nembhard
GreySuits® Advisors Inc., Toronto
Kimberly is a Co-Founder and Partner at GreySuits® Advisors Inc. She works closely with the firm’s team of CFOs, Controllers, Accounting Administrators and Bookkeepers who provide entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with tailored part-time, on or off-site, scalable financial and operational solutions to address its clients' specific business needs. To learn more about what GreySuits® can do to help your business grow, contact us today at 647-888-7872.
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Larissa Neville
Clearline Chartered Accountants, Surrey-White Rock
Larissa Neville is a chartered professional accountant with a passion for working with small business owners to help them achieve greater success. Larissa has extensive experience in accounting, taxation and auditing with a keen interest in developing relationships and working closely with her clients, understanding their needs to ensure that they are on the right track for financial success.
Colleen O’Brien
Practical Solutions Vocational Services, London
Practical Solutions was created in 2005, based on Colleen O’Brien’s own experience with personal and professional transition, as well as the belief that we all have employability potential even during a divorce, injury, or other life changing circumstances. Colleen works closely with clients to provide a comprehensive vocational assessment to determine income potential, realistic occupation options and fair spousal support. Colleen believes that introducing this process early in the divorce or trauma process can help all parties to minimize feeling overwhelmed and gain a sense of control over their own future.
Kathleen O’Grady
Kathleen O’Grady Design/grady bleu, Saskatoon
Kathleen, designer and creative director makes clothing for women who appreciate style, quality and authentic simplicity in their dress. Promoting awareness of the 'slow clothing' movement, she uses mostly natural fabrics such as silk, wool, cotton, linen and hemp.
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Rhonda Page
Know Your Difference, Toronto
Rhonda has 30 years experience building global brands for companies like Kraft and Coca Cola. She works with consultants, coaches, and creative professionals to get them clear on the ONE THING that makes them different, so they can get great clients and keep them long term. Her online classes attract students from all over the world.
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Kyley Paul
NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting, Kitchener-Waterloo
Kyley Paul, B.A. Dip.Pharm.RA. is the President, CEO and Founder of NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp., which specializes in NHP (natural health product) Regulatory Consulting.
Nicole Pereira
Cambridge Honda Centre, Kitchener-Waterloo
I am in the car business, but I think of myself as being in the “people business”. At Cambridge Centre Honda, our customers know they will receive exceptional customer service at our dealership, and that is what keeps them coming back.
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Audrey Ple
Magenta Marketing, Vancouver
What gets us excited at Magenta is an opportunity to develop great brands, write compelling content, and build marketing programs to drive results. We’re a team of marketing pros with tons of experience and creative energy. From marketing strategies, to planning and execution, we take care of getting our clients noticed.
Angelika Podgorska
McQuarrie Hunter LLP’s Litigation Practice Group, Vancouver
Angelika works in McQuarrie Hunter LLP’s Litigation Practice Group, focusing primarily on family law and employment law (non-union), with experience in general civil litigation, property/real estate litigation, estate litigation, commercial litigation, plaintiff’s injury and ICBC defense work.
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Kathleen Rake
Click Media Works, Abbotsford
Kathleen Rake is founder of Click Media Works, a Fraser Valley-based hands-on communications firm where she and her team of professional writers, editors, and media specialists work to help you deliver your message to your audience, quickly and with impact.
Theresa Reno-Enouen
Vice President, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager in Phoenix, Arizona BMO Harris Bank , Paradise Valley
Over 30 years in the financial services industry specializing in commercial lending, treasury management and providing outstanding client services and relationships.
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Joanne Richardson
MNP LLP, Abbotsford
Joanne is an accountant with over 20 years experience in assisting individuals and their businesses with accounting, tax and business consulting needs. Though Joanne serves a wide range of industries, she also specializes in serving health care and other professionals. Joanne excels at creating cohesive tax plans that suit client needs and she provides a high level of responsiveness and caring.
Judith Richardson
GroYourBiz Ltd., PONO Consultants International Inc., C-Level Executive Solutions , Halifax
As founder of PONO Consultants International Inc., and active member of C-Level Executive Solutions (CEO, COO, Strategist), and Board Chair of Halifax GroYourBiz, “it’s about change and growth!” Judith knows how to make things happen. She is an expert in bringing the right players together so clients reach and even exceed their business objectives.
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Jas Salh
HollisWealth, a division of Scotia Capital Inc., Surrey
Jas provides clients holistic financial solutions allowing them to make informed decisions regarding their Investments, Retirement and Estate Planning. Jas works with you, managing your financial journey at every stage of your life and connecting you with other professionals as needs arise.
Dorothea Sautter
Royal LePage Benchmark, Calgary
Dorothea provides residential and commercial real estate services to clients in the greater Calgary area, striving to create client relationships built on trust and confidence. Her goal: a business built entirely upon referrals from clients who are completely satisfied with the professional and caring service they received.
Charlene Savoie B.A., R.T.C., E.F.T.
Peaceful Families & Peace Within Me , Moncton
Peaceful Families & Peace Within Me is here to assist you to tap into your inner peace. The owner, Charlene Savoie, does this as she guides you to either release stress and anxiety through Emotional Freedom Techniques (a.k.a. tapping) or helps you to be a more mindful parent as a Parenting & Family Coach. Either way, more peace within is her goal.
Jaci Scully
Jaci Scully
Jaci Scully Creative, Phoenix
Freelance creative with extensive experience in marketing and branding. Strategist, thinker and communicator with an unquenchable desire for new skills, trends and technology.
Crystal-Marie Sealy
Successiory, Toronto
• Earn more. Work less. Serve better clients, better. Does business cover lifestyle and business costs? How is your current schedule affecting your health? Do clients value and invest in you? Are they connecting on social media? If not, let’s chat! Clarify Pricing, Schedule, Social Media and more. Let’s do it Your Way. Live Your Dream. Leave Your Legacy.
Linda Shaw
Legal Shield, Aurora
Linda is an Associate for LegalShield. Prior to this, Linda worked as a chartered financial planner for 30 years. During this time, Linda saw first-hand how families often faced obstacles in obtaining the legal services that they wanted or needed. Necessities such as Wills and Power of Attorneys were neglected. With LegalShield, these services are covered for a low monthly fee and the company works with referral lawyers from a long established Toronto firm. Linda also knows how lonely it can be at the top! To be able to call a law firm for advice on any matter, trivial or traumatic gives an entrepreneur peace of mind and LegalShield makes this possible.
Brenda Sibley
SinglePoint Staffing, Phoenix
Brenda is the CEO and Co-Founder of SinglePoint Staffing, a cost-effective, flexible, enterprise-wide staffing solution for sourcing, screening and placing top talent for our customers. This talent includes a wide range of professionals from mid-level specialists to executive level managers and directors in a variety of fields. We are the Single source for your hiring needs.
Alison Silgardo
Alison Silgardo
Pacifica Treatment Centre, Vancouver
Pacifica Treatment Centre is the oldest addictions treatment centre in BC and the only treatment centre in Vancouver for low income individuals. Our integrated program includes bio psycho social and spiritual elements. We believe in citizenship and invite all residents to be a citizen of our community with all the rights and responsibilities. Given the increasing need of our services and the reduction in government funding, we are constantly exploring options to work collaboratively and are open to hearing how we can work together.
Roberta Snider
Roberta Snider
Personal Edge Training, Kitchener-Waterloo
Roberta Snider owns and operates a highly successful personal training studio in Kitchener called Personal Edge Training. For the past 14 years, they have specialized in helping people change their lives through safe and effective assessment, customized programming and implementation of exercise and nutrition programs.
Marnie Sohn
Russel + Sohn Photography, Toronto
Russel + Sohn is the premier photography studio for successful professionals and entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. Our in-depth approach guarantees executive portraits and headshots that look great, feel authentically like you, and that you will be proud to to have representing you and your brand.
Cindy Stradling
Cindy Stradling
THRIVE by Cindy Stradling, Markham
Facilitator, coach, speaker, sales consultant and author, Cindy Stradling has developed unwavering resilience through her journey and has developed her THRIVE program to show others how they can too. Through her THRIVE program and personal coaching, Cindy helps clients move through their immediate challenges and build personal resilience to thrive through the next challenges life presents.
Myrlene Sundberg
Urban Mode Furniture Boutique, Toronto
Created 40 years ago, Urban Mode is a modern furniture boutique showcasing such innovative brands as Blu Dot, Softline, Muuto, Normann, Hay, DellaRobbia & Pablo. Voted Best Furniture Store in Toronto for the 4 years. Experts in sourcing for hospitality, corporate, retail and residential.
Athena Taddei
Athena Taddei
Little Fish Big Pond Inc., Burlington
All businesses have one common thread... CUSTOMERS, and we are OBSESSED with designing AMAZING Customer Experiences. We are a team of CREATIVE and STRATEGIC problem solvers who help organizations of all sizes, sectors, and industries achieve successful OUTCOMES through: CORPORATE CULTURE, EMPLOYEE AMBASSADORS, PROCESSES, SALES and CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING, STRATEGIC MARKETING, BRANDING, DESIGN and much, much more.
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Looi Tan
Musica Academy-Yamaha School Ltd, Calgary
Established in 2001, Musica Academy is an authorized Yamaha music school in Calgary. We offer high standard music lessons in keyboard, piano, violin, guitar, flute, music history and music theory. Music classes are available in both group and private settings at two locations - NW Calgary and SW Calgary.
Laura Valvasori
Laura Valvasori
Good to Grow Marketing & Flying Solo Academy, Burlington
As the owner of Good to Grow Marketing, Laura helps business-to-business companies overcome the overwhelm of marketing through better strategy and planning. As the Founder of Flying Solo Academy, Laura helps people from the corporate world become successful solo consultants and create a life they love.
Dr. Irit Van-Ham
Olliane, Aurora
Olliane was created in order to offer non-toxic, highly effective, all natural, and personalized skincare products. It was created as an alternative to traditional products that contain potentially harmful ingredients that may damage your skin and affect your health. Olliane creates customized products that are formulated to match your personal needs and preferences with the ideal combination of active plant-based ingredients.
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Angelika Vance
TELUS Communications Inc., Surrey/White Rock
Angelica Vance is Director of Product & Services for Small Business Marketing at TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company that provides innovative communications, information, and entertainment solutions for customers at home, at work, and on the go. She and her team are passionate about helping businesses succeed by developing and delivering solutions that meet their evolving needs.
Wendy Vineyard
Vineyard & Associates, Toronto
Ready to avoid premature aging? Wendy inspires and guides women to look and feel 10 years younger naturally! She’s the author of Powerful Habits to Grow Younger Every Day, a speaker, workshop leader, and a transformational coach. Book your free session now:
Donna Vocaturo Cohen
DoctorCare PLLC & Business Office Suites LLC, Phoenix
Donna is the owner and manager of the professional executive suite rentals conveniently located in the heart of upscale Kierland, Scottsdale. Donna also wears a second hat -- that of the CFO, Administrator and co-owner of DoctorCare, a valley-wide Primary Care medical practice that offers housecalls. Insurance and Private Pay patients accepted.
Ronalda Walsh
Ronalda Walsh
Revel Communications, St. John's
Ronalda understands the importance of growing your business, protecting reputations, and building trust. She has 20 years of experience developing corporate strategies in media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, internal communications, video marketing, presentation and media training.
Katie Welch, M.A., SPHR
BeachFleischman, Phoenix
Katie Welch is a Senior Human Resources Consultant within BeachFleischman's Strategic Operations and Advisory Resources group, and serves as the human resources consulting practice leader in Phoenix, AZ. BeachFleischman is one of Arizona's largest locally-owned public accounting and management consulting firms, offering a wide range of consulting and compliance services to help organizations align operations, attract and retain staff, support growth, improve accountability and achieve compliance. Katie leads the firm’s dedicated HR Consulting practice in Phoenix, helping clients of all sizes and industries achieve their business goals through robust human resource strategies and programs.
Korean Whitney
World Financial Group, London
Korean Whitney is a Financial Advisor and Educator. Her passion for the past 16 years has been Financial Literacy - bringing Canadians a financial education they never had, but always deserved! She prides herself on teaching financial concepts and strategies to serve and empower all walks of life to fully engage in and understand their personal financial future. After all, how long do we need money in our life?!
Lynn Williams
The Lifestyle Protector, Vancouver
The Lifestyle Protector is a boutique financial advising practice helping business owners, lawyers and health professionals build, protect and preserve wealth so they flourish financially.
Lee Woodward
Lee Woodward
Woman in Disguise, Phoenix
Woman in Disguise provides a transformative experience that will make a woman feel beautiful, confident, and authentic every time she puts on her wig.
Cecily Woolrich
Woolrich Group, Calgary
As principal and lead project coordinator of Woolrich Group Design and Construction, Cecily is passionate about working to make the renovation experience for the client as effortless as possible. Her extensive experience has taught her how critical it is to integrate the design and construction process; hence building a dedicated team of Woolrich Group.
Jackie Wszalek
Splash Printing, Marketing and Design, Phoenix
Splash Printing, Marketing and Design empowers innovative business leaders with creative, marketing strategies and tools to meet their sales goals with great business cards, brochures, banners, etc. Communicate your message well with great design, content and quality collateral.