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Profiles of Members

Stacey Aarssen
Up Your Game, Guelph
I believe that true passion comes from the heart. When we are living as our true selves everything comes together. How we show up — whether it be to a job interview, a networking event, a family function or a corporate presentation — we speak without words based upon our presence and how we’re dressed. My great passion is helping people make a good first – and lasting — impression by increasing their professional presence through the ABC’s of image: appearance, behaviour and communication.
Aviva Abraham, 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.
Kamloops Telus Clare Adams GroYourBiz
Clare Adams
Telus, Kamloops
Clare is a Senior Market Manager with TELUS focusing on their health customers. TELUS has invested over $2 billion in its health divisions over the last 10 years; both in provider solutions and, more recently, in personal health solutions. Clare has been in marketing with TELUS since joining in 2015 as they began their PureFibre build in Kamloops and Revelstoke. She has worked in the small business team as well, prior to her current health role. Clare brings experience from a diverse career background having worked in health management, offshore finance, airline operations, fundraising and has entrepreneurial experience, having run her own media & PR business for several years. At work, Clare is a member of SPECTRUM, supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace and CONNECTIONS which connects and supports women across TELUS. Outside of work Clare sits on the Kamloops GYB Board and also sits on the board of the Gaby Davis Foundation raising funds for families who have a child going through cancer.
Liz Adams
Lavish Hair Salon, Victoria
Lavish Hair Salon is a boutique Style Salon in the heart of Victoria's Design District. Our strong educational focus is the foundation for the quality services we provide. Our products speak to the commitment we have made to being a non toxic salon. We carry Kevin Murphy and Loma Organic Haircare. We are a proud Green Circles Salon. Lavish Hair Salon has been in business in Victoria for 8 years.
SDG WEEmpower GroYourBiz Habiba Ali
Habiba Ali | WE Empower UN SDG Awardee
Sosai Renewable Energies, NIGERIA | UN Region: Africa
Habiba is a pioneer in the renewable energies field. She is the founder, managing director and CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, an innovative company that brings reliable and affordable renewable energy products to those in Nigeria who need it most. Her sustainable energy solutions provide communities with unforeseen economic growth, increased capacity and the potential for greater business development. Sustainable Development Goals 1 (no poverty), 7 (affordable and clean energy) and 10 (reduced inequality).
GroYourBiz Denise Alison Social Media Marketing Meteghan
Denise Alison
Stratigro Social Media Marketing, Meteghan
Denise is the Founder and CEO of Stratigro, a boutique social media marketing firm that works with entrepreneurs across North America. She specializes in helping service-based entrepreneurs establish their expertise and build meaningful relationships with their future clients through live video and social media content. Stratigro offers a range of services including: social media strategy creation, content creation, and live video training.
Mafalda Arias
Mafalda Arias and Associates, Vancouver
Mafalda Arias, M.A., is the President and Founder of Mafalda Arias and Associates, an organization that coaches organizations and individuals to interact, communicate and manage differences effectively. The company’s innovative training programs help build trust, reduce misunderstandings, leverage diversity and introduce collective empowerment through culture.
Tess Arpa
Excel Mortgage Canada Connection Inc., Cambridge
Tess Arpa is a licensed Mortgage Agent at Excel Mortgage and she has access to over 40 different lenders; including banks. Tess will rate shop for you saving you time and money. Think about it, your home is typically the biggest purchase of your life. If you do not seek independent expert advice for your mortgage it is likely you will miss out on important opportunities. Tess is known for her excellent level of service and integrity.
Innovatex Solutions GroYourBiz Richmond Hill Ann Baiden
Ann Baiden
Innovatex Solutions Inc., Richmond Hill
Ann Baiden is an award-winning promotional products wizard with over 20 years experience. Her company, Innovatex Solutions Inc. is driven by brand elevation and bold results. We see ourselves as an extension of your brand and together, will discover the perfect promotional product solution for your next project or event. We strive for a balance between creativity - matching clients with the perfect product, and strategy - achieving results that resonate. And we do this with personality. “At the end of the day, it’s not about finding a pen, its about find the pen that increases your brand equity.” Innovative - Creative - Passionate - Professional
Madeleine Baker
TELUS, Vancouver
Maddy has had a broad and exciting career within the Procurement & Supply Chain field. Within TELUS, Maddy has recently taken on responsibility for leading the IT & Global Services Procurement team. Prior to this, she led the Procurement Strategy and Innovation (PSI) Team, and was responsible for leading the future state strategy, processes and policy within the function, in addition to operational management of compliance, risk, offshore support, Supplier Diversity, technology, and data intelligence. She is a strong advocate for expanding the profile and impact of Supplier Diversity within Canada, and sits on the WBE Canada Board of Directors, CGLCC Procurement Council and GroYourBiz Vancouver Board. Prior to joining TELUS in 2016, she held progressive roles within GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and North America, ultimately holding the position of Head of Procurement, United States, including responsibility for delivering the organisation’s Supplier Diversity commitment. There is a strong commitment within TELUS towards Supplier Diversity, and a recognition that our programme delivers an improved and innovative customer experience by taking proactive steps to provide equal access to a supply base that reflects the diversity of where we live, work, and serve.
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.
Shatha Barbour, Hera Hub, GroYourBiz USA
Shatha Barbour
Hera Hub Phoenix, Phoenix
Shatha Barbour has a diverse background with experience working for a hospital, a Fortune 500 company as well as starting and growing a non-profit organization in Phoenix, AZ. During her career in both the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, she worked in a variety of roles ranging from strategy, sales, operations, and compliance, until her and her family relocated to Phoenix in 2010. In early 2011, she shifted gears to start up a non-profit organization, leveraging all the skills she had gained to start and grow this new endeavor. These experiences have given her a chance to work and to see all aspects of growth and development, and have ultimately positioned her to pursue her passion: cultivating and empowering women to fulfill their goals and business ideas in a collaborative environment through Hera Hub! In her free time, you’ll find Shatha hiking the peaks around Phoenix, powering through Crossfit workouts, teaching high school students about leadership and community service, and spending quality time with her husband and three kids.
Prodaptive Medical Laura Barker Sooke, BC GroYourBiz
Laura Barker
Prodaptive Medical Innovations, Sooke
Prodaptive Medical is a progressive and innovative company, dedicated to identifying and eliminating biohazard threats to the healthcare workers and systems of the world. More specifically, we are committed to developing products and procedures which can reduce the spread of contaminants from Aerosol Generating Procedures and Events. The World Health Organization has identified Anti-microbial Resistant Pathogens and Healthcare Associated Infections as a real and growing threat to global public health. We believe Prodaptive Medical is poised to make a significant contribution to addressing this world wide concern. We are, "Making Good Better!"
Holly Barkwell
BH Group Inc., Port Perry
Holly is the president and CEO of BH Group Inc. a business advisory organization specializing in technology and communications. Two and a half decades in the 9-1-1 emergency communications sector provide a wealth of global communications project experience. We solve complex communications issues with cost effective long-term solutions. BH Group Inc. provides services to 9-1-1 emergency communication centres, commercial call centres, network and operations monitoring centres, and small to medium business enterprises. We help with technology requirements and specifications, network bandwidth planning, communication centre configuration, technology procurement, and vendor evaluations. We also provide cyber security planning and network penetration testing services. Whether you need a technology assessment to support a new strategic plan, a new telecommunication strategy, or an IP phone system and don’t know where to start, BH Group Inc’s experience and track record of proven success can help.
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Diana Barshai
Environmental Infrastructure Solutions Inc., Markham
Environmental Infrastructure Solutions Inc. is a privately owned company focused on providing innovative engineering and project management services mainly for the water and wastewater municipal sector.
Community Futures Julie Bayman GroYourBiz Kamloops
Julie Bayman
Community Futures Thompson Country, Kamloops
A not-for-profit that has been established in the Kamloops community for over 30 years, assisting new and local business and the community as a whole. Our services include business planning, coaching, workshops, loan funding for start-up or expansion and micro loans. Our many economic development projects include the CFBC Wildfire Business Transition Project and Juniors Dragons’ Den.
GroYourBiz Surrey Tracy Bell La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique Ltd
Tracy Bell
La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique, Surrey
Tracy has been a floral designer since 1986. La Belle Fleur Floral Boutique is her dream realized and has been Surrey’s most trusted and award winning professional florist since 1997. Tracy was also awarded the 2019 Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence
GroYourBiz Artist Kristina Benson Art Kamloops
Kristina Benson
Kristina Benson Art, Kamloops
I create unique intention-based artwork and then design this artwork onto Yoga Leggings, Capris, Kimonos and more. These pieces are a beautiful visual harmony that connect spirit, soul and stories into Wearable Art. I create all of my artwork in my studio in British Columbia. I work with acrylic painting, watercolour, illustration and photography. Each piece is brought to life with positive affirmations and messages integral to each piece. The products are Canadian-made, machine washable, ultra-comfortable and truly unique pieces of art!
Surrey GroYourBiz Lana Bezzubiak BMO Bank of Montreal
Lana Bezzubiak
BMO Bank of Montreal, White Rock
Lana is the Branch Manager at the Semiahmoo Branch in White Rock, BC. She leads a team of people who provide financial advice to their customers to help them achieve their financial goals.
Diana Bishop
The Success Story Program™ , Barrie
Diana Bishop builds brands, people brands. As a former National and International TV News Correspondent for CBC, CTV, Global and NBC News, Diana is the creator of The Success Story Program™ which works with highly motivated leaders in Business, Law, Not-For-Profit and Politics helping them to develop their personal brands in order to shape their identities, raise their profiles and grow their reputations and influence. Her clients have have won various Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, been on Dragon's Den, signed contracts for regular spots on Canadian and U.S based TV shows, done TED and TEDx Talks, gone on national and global speaking tours, written books, developed new products and services, sold businesses… thereby achieving personal and professional goals TEN times bigger than they ever thought possible!
London UK GroYourBiz Lisa Boissel MissJonesPA
Lisa Boissel
Miss Jones PA, London
Miss Jones is London's Leading PA Network with over 22,000 members. We are a premium, high-end members club offering our members introductions to the best suppliers in the U.K and Worldwide.
Denise Botbyl, owner Niagara's Elite Wellness Spa, GroYourBiz Niagara Falls
Denise Botbyl
Niagara's Elite Wellness Spa, Niagara Falls
A prior career in the dental field introduced Denise Botbyl to health and wellness, where she realized her dream. Her career started in 2003 when she graduated with honours from Canadian Therapeutic College and Hydrotherapy. After 13 years of experience, Denise was prestigiously awarded Best Registered Massage Therapist in Niagara Falls in 2014. Denise has experience with sports/work injuries, motor vehicle accidents, WSIB, brain injury, pregnancy, children, scar removal, athletics and more. She draws on her extensive knowledge of the human body and customizes each treatment to suit the needs of the individual and continues upgrading her knowledge with post-graduate courses. Denise now owns a wellness clinic since 2016 that employs over 25 staff members, where she has incorporated her love for medical wellness and beauty under one roof.
Toronto Ontario GroYourBiz NB Consulting Nada Kamaleddine
Nada Boutarieh Kamaleddine, CPA, CGA, CGMA
NB Chartered Professional Accountants, NB Consulting, Toronto
Nada brings over fifteen years of leadership experience in the field of finance and public accounting. Nada has an accounting firm, she offers accounting, tax, and business advisory services to professionals, entrepreneurs and small and medium business owners. Nada helps businesses better manage their finances and become more successful. Her firm takes pride in building strong client relationships and offering services that are tailored to the unique needs of each client ensuring results beyond expectations. Nada also has a consulting firm, NB Consulting where she offers coaching and training on mindfulness and emotional intelligence to professionals. Her training is designed to help professionals manage their careers and businesses effectively.
Cruizin K9 GroYourBiz Kamloops Lori Bradley
Lori Bradley
Cruizin K9, Kamloops
I started Cruizin K9 Pet Adventure Company in 2010 after realizing the need for local pet owners to have their dogs exercised and socialized while at work. As the second company of its kind in Kamloops, Cruizin K9 has seen substantial growth over the past 9 years and shows no sign of slowing down. We look forward to growing and servicing even more pet owners in the future. Offering hour long group adventure hikes with pick up and drop off services, we cater to busy pet owners allowing them the peace of mind that their furry family member is being well looked after.
Holly Broughton
Revive Massage Therapy, Cambridge
Holly is a co-owner and founder of Revive Massage Therapy in Cambridge. At Revive Massage Therapy we believe that massage therapy does not need to have a clinical feel. We have created a beautiful and tranquil atmosphere while keeping the same therapeutic treatments you would find in a traditional massage therapy clinic. Revive is staffed with knowledgeable therapists that will help with your healing process whether it be sports injuries, repetitive strain, general aches and pains or stress relief and relaxation. Clients are always our first priority and we want to create a positive, relaxing experience from the moment you enter the clinic.
GroYourBiz Carol Bulford Advantage Print Prince Rupert
Carol Bulford
Advantage Print & Design, Prince Rupert
Advantage Print and design is owned and operated by Carol Bulford. Located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Printing is a passion for Carol, she has been involved in many different aspects of the printing industry for over 30 years. Located in a remote community, there are always challenges, but Carol firmly believes that even though we are remote, we should not have to settle for less. Passion, Vision, Quality are the key aspects to this business.
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.
Interior Design Calgary Stephanie Charest GroYourBiz
Stephanie Charest
Stephanie Charest Interior Design, Calgary
Stephanie Charest Interior Design provides complete interior design services for their residential clients, whether they are looking to embark on a new build, renovate an existing home or modernize the out-of-date decor. Superb attention to detail and outstanding project management abilities result in clients staying on task and on budget throughout the entire project. By making you feel confident in your choices, your home will be a beautiful reflection of your personality and lifestyle.
Julie Christiansen
Leverage U, St.Catharines
We provide specialized training, public speaking, and publishing of print and audio resources. Our mission is to leverage individuals, families, and businesses into radical, positive, lasting change.
Legacy Denture Clinic GroYourBiz Brandi Connolly Kamloops
Brandi Connolly
Legacy Denture Clinic, Kamloops
Brandi Connolly RDT is a dental technician and Co-owner of Legacy Denture Clinic. We are a dental healthcare provider, specializing in providing removable prosthetics to our clients. We love to create smiles 🙂
Carolyn Cross
Ondine Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Carolyn Cross is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ondine Biomedical Inc., a Vancouver based MedTech company whose mission is to save lives and reduce suffering of millions of people by developing effective non-antibiotic treatment and prevention therapies for a broad-spectrum of multidrug-resistant bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Ondine's antimicrobial program utilizes a platform technology called Photodisinfection, a light-activated approach for use in humans being developed to provide rapid antimicrobial efficacy without elevating risk of resistance. Ondine’s life-saving and award-winning nasal Photodisinfection is already helping leading Canadian hospitals reduce surgical site infections by nearly 80%. In six minutes of treatment, it eradicates infection-causing pathogens--including drug-resistant bacteria (i.e. MRSA, MSSA), viruses, and fungi (i.e. aspergillus, Candida auris)--that reside in the human nose and are easily transmitted from there to wounds, surgical sites, hospital surfaces, and other patients. In addition to Ondine’s nasal Photodisinfection therapy, other applications of the Photodisinfection platform are under development, including treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, treatment of burns and wounds, and disinfection of endotracheal tubes to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Sandra D'Alessandro GroYourBiz St. Catharines
Sandra D’Alessandro
Sandra's Home Health Care Services Inc., St. Catharines
Sandra D’Alessandro is the Executive Director of Sandra’s Home Health Care Services Inc. since 2005. She started her career as a PSW in 2001 and quickly realized that healthcare was her passion. She won the caregiver of the year award in 2014 presented by Canada Cares. Sandera is currently working on opening a small intimate retirement home geared to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
SDG WEEmpower GroYourBiz Marta del Rio Villanueva
Marta del Rio Villanueva | WE Empower UN SDG Awardee
Wasi Organics, PERU | UN Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Marta founded Wasi Organics, a unique Peruvian snack company based on environmental sustainability. Wasi Organics leverages the country’s culinary excellence, unique biodiversity and produce from small farmers’ associations to develop healthy, organic products at a fair price.
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.
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!)
Sabrina Ding
Varity Law Pro. Corp., Richmond Hill
Sabrina is the Owner and Principal Lawyer at Varity Law. “Varity” is a coined word from “Verity”, and Sabrina chose this name because she takes pride in offering honest, authentic, and professional legal services. She prefers not to cut corners. Varity Law provides services in Real Estate/Mortgage Law, Business Law, Wills/Estates Law, and Immigration Law. Varity Law has been transforming how legal services are provided by following the 3 core values below, and have received countless positive client feedback. 1. Understand the clients’ specific situation and offer tailored legal service & advice 2. Provide free legal education so we can work as a team with clients – we tend to refrain from one-sided conversations where clients walk away with minimal understanding about what went on in the law office 3. As much as possible, offer flexible fee structures so legal expenses are predictable and affordable.
GroYourBiz Isagenix Elaine Diviney Hertfordshire UK
Elaine Diviney
Isagenix, Hertfordshire
Elaine is an associate with Arizona-based Isagenix, a health and wellness network marketing company that specializes in nutritional foods and supplements for weight loss, energy and performance, and healthy aging. She wants to help others live the life they want.
Jocelyne Dodier
Studiostone Creative, Vancouver
We are an artist driven company that specializes in hands-on learning and introducing people to the art of stone carving.
Inspire Play Newmarket ON GroYourBiz Christina Doracin
Christina Doracin
Inspire Play, Newmarket
We design and build customized outdoor play and recreation spaces that inspire play for all. If you can imagine it, we can create it!
Yvonne Douma, GroYourBiz Abbotsford, Douma Leadership
Yvonne Douma
Douma Leadership, Abbotsford
Yvonne is a passionate communicator, leadership specialist and people developer who has over 15 years of business leadership and management experience. She is open, sociable and at ease working with large or small groups and individuals. Her trusting, cooperative, and well meaning ways allow Yvonne to adapt to others’ learning and communication styles, ensuring that she can meet the individual needs of her clients or workshop participants.
GroYourBiz Yolanda Dye Fresh Tracks Online
Yolanda Dye
Fresh Tracks Leadership Development, Heffly Creek
Owner of Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Taproom. Founder of Fresh Tracks Leadership Development, a training and consulting company specializing in employee engagement, team development and leadership development. When Yolanda is not running workshops or consulting with clients, she can be found engaging with her team and customers, and serving great tasting craft beer, wine and delicious bites at her local restaurant located in Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia. With over 15 years of growth, leadership and managerial skills, she brings an energetic presence to her workshops and seminars to inspire her audience to create intentional forward momentum in their businesses to generate more revenue and reduce turnover. Her tell-it-like-it-is style is felt from her one on one clients to help them create healthy boundaries in their life and business so that they can lead and develop their teams with confidence and ease and make more profits.
Brandy Ferrer
Pathfinder Strategies, Tucson
Pathfinder Strategies is a consulting company that helps companies create an environment where employees are excited to work, love their jobs and perform at their best. We develop a High 5 Culture℠ for our clients using The Smart Select Hiring Process, Team Alignment and Leadership Development. Our diverse experience and unique insights help our clients achieve business results through people.
Megan Ferris
Dog Utopia Daycare & Spa, Surrey
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.
Natalie Friese
Nature's Vibe, Cambridge
Nature's Vibe is family owned and staff-energized Natural Health Center, Store & Smoothie bar. When you walk into the Vibe you can talk to a professional natural healthcare practitioner, grab a delicious and nutritious smoothie and be guided through our large dispensary of vitamins, supplements, essential oils, herbs, teas and homeopathic remedies. You will then be empowered to learn more yourself through our educational tools like our social media channels, website and wellness workshops. Our team has 60+ years in alternative health experience. This, coupled with our genuine desire to help, is what has helped us develop a solid reputation - a place where you can not only easily get answers to your question, but also the care you had hoped for and the product quality you need.
Ann Gomez, Virtual EXCELerator, GroYourBiz, Clear Concept Inc.
Ann Gomez
Clear Concept Inc., Richmond Hill
Ann Gomez is a productivity and leadership facilitator and the founding president of Clear Concept Inc. She is also the author of The Email Warrior. Ann’s mission is to help busy people do their best work and live their best life. Ann is an engaging speaker and proud wife and mother of four active kids.
GYB Casey Grundy GroYourBiz
Casey Grundy
Broatch Agencies, Vancouver
We have been serving the garment, tent and marine industries in Vancouver and beyond for over 40 years in providing snap fasteners, grommets, labeling and attaching machinery. We are a full service agency and can help you find a ’snap 'solution!
Teresa Zulueta GroYourBiz Spain
Teresa Guillén Zulueta
Mujer Exportadora (Export Woman), Spain
Mujer Exportadora is a unique and totally innovative program that covers the current gap in the subject of International Trade and Gender, supporting women in their professional development in the international arena. For this, it is based on four lines of action aimed at professional women and institutions: Information, Training, Mentoring and Promotion. More Information:
Sarah Hawco, GroyourBiz Calgary
Sarah Hawco
Hawco Peters and Associates, Calgary
Sarah Hawco is a partner with Hawco Peters and Associates. At Hawco Peters, she focuses on turnaround, due diligence, financing, litigation support and alternative dispute resolution. Sarah has provided a range of consulting, monitoring, interim CFO, and insolvency services to a wide range of clients across numerous industries. Prior to starting Hawco Peters, Sarah was a founding partner at 180 Group, LP, after practicing for 13 years in insolvency and turn around management at national and international firms. She also has previous Big 4 experience where she specialized for several years in corporate taxation. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, a Qualified Arbitrator, and holds a Masters in Law in Banking and Finance from Osgoode Hall in Toronto. She is a member of CPA Alberta, the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the ADR Institute of Alberta.
Rena Hawkins
H-Four Logistics Inc., Cambridge
H-Four Logistics provides commercial transportation services across Canada and the United States. As a full service transportation provider Rena’s focus is on bringing a shipping experience to her customers and carriers so that they can be assured that all aspects of their shipment will be taken care of with individual plans, according to each customer’s needs. Rena has been working in trucking for over 20 years and has experience dealing with a wide range of customer needs. Her passion for the industry shows through her dedication and willingness to go over and above to meet expectations. Obtaining her CITT designation in 2013 has provided her a greater understanding of Supply Chain demands. Outside of taking care of her day to day business, Rena enjoys spending time with family, exploring the local live music scene, and every once in a while dusting off her camera lens to take some great nature shots.
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Melissa Heer
Colin Griffinson Inc., Vancouver
As the finest quality house painters in Vancouver and the surrounding area for more than 25 years, Colin Griffinson Inc., Griffin Decorative Arte and Colour Masters are the obvious choice for discriminating decorators. From hand-brushed European style painting to some of the most elegant, innovative faux finish in Vancouver, our team of master painters draw on generations of training and experience with decorating projects for: Architects, Interior Designers, Building Contractors & Home Owners.
Daniela Hofmann
Freedom Medi Spa, Woodbridge
Daniela owns a boutique style Med Spa with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We use only gold standard technologies and provide real results. In a nutshell – We help you look as young as you feel.
Marianna Iannaco, BMO Bank of Montreal Concord, GroYourBiz Vaughan,
Marianna Iannaco
BMO Bank of Montreal, Concord
As a Senior Relationship Manager at BMO Bank of Montreal, Marianna is responsible for the overall management and growth of a complex portfolio of diverse clients in the mid market space. The clients have various lending needs and she is there to provide the best banking solutions and financial expertise to help grow their business to new levels. Marianna is engaged in many industries and takes much pride as a trusted advisor to many of her clients while ensuring BMO is a valued financial partner every step of the way through their business journey’s. As a business senior relationship manager, Marianna is enthusiastic to meet new business owner’s and prospect’s so that she can one day call them a valued client!
Kimberly Irwin
Hair Cuts On Wheels, Toronto
"Even when grandma was 96 and bedridden, she still wanted gorgeous hair and pink nails." Kimberly Irwin, founder of Haircuts on Wheels specializes in senior hair care service in homes, hospitals, retirement and long term cares salons. Our vision is to create the standard in senior hair care across Canada. So if there’s anyone hairy in your life, give us a call!
Bridget Jensen
Better Bedtime Infant & Child Sleep Solutions, Cambridge
As a Sleep Consultant, I help families struggling with their children’s sleep. I provide a gentle, custom-sleep plan and in-home support to get children into healthy sleep habits that last.
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.
Kerri Jones
Peaked Pies Inc., Vancouver
Kerri is the Co-Founder & Owner of Peaked Pies, an Australian bakery cafe specialising in gourmet Australian meat pies and artisan coffee. With flavours such as Steak, Bacon & Cheese, Chicken Mushroom Leek and Chunky Pepper Steak, this is not fast food, it's good food fast! Current two locations are Whistler and Vancouver (West End).
Carla Joyall BMO Bank of Montreal Grande Prairie
Carla Joyall
BMO Bank of Montreal, Grande Prairie
Carla is a Relationship Manager, in Business Banking for BMO Bank of Montreal. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs succeed with their business.
TELUS Surrey Ashifa Jumani GroYourBiz
Ashifa Jumani
TELUS, Vancouver
Ashifa has an exciting career as a Director within Procurement at TELUS and has been in the field of Procurement & Supply Chain field for 20 years. At TELUS, Ashifa manages over a billion dollars of spend in such areas Real Estate, Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Premise Equipment, Mobile Technologies, Supply Operations, Finance and Travel. Ashifa is a strong advocate for expanding the profile and impact of Supplier Diversity within Canada, and supports organizations such as WBE, CAMSE and GroYourBiz South Surrey.
Susan Kabani, Ugenie, GroYourBiz London, GroYourBiz Global
Susan Kabani
Ugenie, London
In 2016, Susan Kabani launched Ugenie, which provides organisations with tailored digital platforms to more effectively engage their membership. Ugenie focuses on small to medium sized organisations that have an existing membership or customer base to which they deliver regular content. The platform also allows enables the organisation to build a stronger community in private and customized digital space.
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!
Joyce Kang, Certified financial planner, Groyourbiz Burnaby, 365 Financial
Joyce Kang
The 365 Financial Solutions Corp., Richmond
The 365 Financial Solutions Corp. (365 Financial) was established in Vancouver, Canada in 2012. 365 Financial is dedicated to providing clients with professional services, including wealth management, real estate investment, and cultural media.
Katie Kertesz Remax Twin City Realty GroYourBiz Cambridge
Katie Kertesz
Remax Twin City Realty Inc., Cambridge
Residential real estate broker, guiding home sellers and buyers through buying and selling real estate. Achieving real estate goals while having fun! Pro advice, home search help, sales. I'm here to help! Est. 2011
Jennifer Kirby, BA,CFP,CHS,CLU,GBA
Vital Partners Inc., Calgary
We design innovative employee benefits and insurance solutions for individuals and business owners. With a focus on innovative and tax-effective options, we customize plans according to your budget and needs. We understand that a good benefit plan is critical to attracting and retaining employees and in turn healthy employees are integral to the success of organizations.
Crystal Lachambre BMO Bank of Montreal Calgary, GroYourBiz Calgary
Crystal Lachambre
BMO Bank of Montreal, Calgary
Crystal Lachambre has been with BMO for over 10 years and has worked in the Commercial Banking Sector for the majority of that time. In the past 6 years Crystal has specialized in Treasury & Payments, focusing on Mid-Market and Private Banking clients. Crystal helps clients create efficiencies in their business while focusing on the Online Banking for Business Platform, Electronic Payments and receivables as well as other Treasury & Payments Solutions.
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Krystin Laferriere
B*Dazzled Spa & Parties, Grande Prairie
B*Dazzled Spa & Parties is Grande Prairie's only spa dedicated to offering spa treatments designed for not only adults but kids too. B*Dazzled Spa also offers full theme parties for the little ones in your life.
ELICE GroYourBiz Penina Lam Kingston
Dr. Penina Lam
ELICE, Kingston
Dr. Lam is the Founder and CEO of eLearning Innovators’ Inc., a Center of Excellence in EdTech consulting and digital learning solutions. She is passionate about advancing learning and performance and loves to work on collaborative, social impact projects with global reach. She is a pioneer in the eLearning field, specializing in on-demand training, organizational development (OD), and knowledge management (KM). She works internationally to support organizations seeking to start, scale or sustain performance improvement interventions. She is also the co-founder of Lishe Foods, a Canadian social enterprise that conducts research and development (R&D) and supplies specialized, ready-to-use nutritious foods, for use in emergency relief contexts. Learn more at
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Juliana Leamen
Naturally Joyous, Kitchener
Juliana is a Mind-Body Weight Release Expert, nutritionist and energy healing practitioner. She focuses primarily on busy women in pre and post-menopausal years that wish to release excess weight in a healthy and natural way. She is the creator of the H.E.A.R.T. System, a functional approach for weight release that takes into account diet, lifestyle and emotional well-being. Juliana holds a Masters degree in Science, is Certified in Holistic Nutrition, is a Bach Flower Remedies practitioner, and she has been training in energy healing since 2001. She spent 7 years of her career leading the R&D team of a Canadian manufacturing facility that produces extruded pet products and launched her practice in 2010 on a part-time basis. In 2017, Naturally Joyous was born, becoming Juliana’s primary focus. She operates out of the Perfect Balance Wellness Centre in Kitchener and online, and aside from one-on-one coaching, she also offers online programs, speaking packages and b-2-b nutritional and product development consulting.
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
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.
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Sasha Lomas
ASL InfoTech Inc., Burlington
Sasha Lomas, PMP, founded ASL InfoTech Inc. in 1997 to provide IT consulting services. Over time the company has evolved to offer services specific to process improvement for IT and non IT business units with focus on communication and collaboration. Sasha’s structured approach has helped many organizations to gain insights and focus on implementing improvements that have allowed for growth and success. Building on the foundation of structure, communication and collaboration Sasha provides advisory, mentoring and coaching services to individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses who want to transition from chaos to clarity and are ready to take the necessary steps. Sasha brings unique qualities to the table as project management professional, energy healer and certified law of attraction coach.
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.
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Alice Ma
Magenta Designs, Richmond Hill
Alice works with over 500 clients in Toronto to help them with their marketing and web design needs. Prior to opening Magenta Design, Alice worked at a top ad agency as an art director in downtown Toronto. Clients she worked for are IKEA, Microsoft, TD Bank to name a few. With more Chinese settling down in major metropolitan cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco and etc, Alice sees endless opportunities to help local brands tap into this niche market and grow their business.
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.
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.
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Michele Maher
Maher Designs, Toronto
Michele Maher is a Custom Jewellery Designer who empowers women to show the world their true personality and style. Creative. Like her designs, Michele stands apart from the crowd. Passionate and sophisticated. Not afraid of the edge. She cares deeply about the woman who wears her jewellery. Michele Maher creations are one-of-a-kind pieces designed to be noticed. Wear Michele Maher and you’re making a purposeful statement. It says that you deserve to be here. That you’ve earned your place at the table. That the focus is on you for a reason. "Wearable art for the passionate soul"
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Lynn Maidment
Grand River Tea, Cambridge
Challenging the status quo as to where you think tea should come from. Sourcing unique teas from around the world by developing close relationships with growers in North America and beyond. Grand River Tea provides premium loose-leaf tea for our retail, wholesale and corporate clients. Our services includes private blends, packing, fundraising and retail sales.
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
Teletek Structures Inc., Kitchener
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.
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
Sheri Millage
Sherlase Clinic Inc. , Markham
Since 2000, Sheri Millage, owner of Sherlase Clinic Inc. strives to bring the best medical esthetics services to her clients. Her group of professional technicians, Doctor and medical professionals pride themselves in providing a no-pressure, result focused, educational environment.
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Lisa Mitchell
Green Apple Consulting, Mississauga
Lisa Mitchell is the Principal of Green Apple Consulting, a leadership development company. As a Certified Professional Leadership Coach (ACC), Lisa helps high-achieving yet breathless leaders get clear on priorities, elevate their results, and lose the overwhelm. As a Talent Management Consultant and Facilitator, Lisa builds and facilitates high-impact leadership development programs and strategies for progressive organizations. She is an engaging and polished facilitator and truly enjoys connecting with groups of all sizes.
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Anna Mkrtchyan
Innovative Strategy Resources, Toronto
Innovative Strategy Resources is a boutique consulting firm focused on empowering small to medium size businesses to scale-up and grow sustainably. We help business owners and founders align and shape the business strategy and resources- financial and non-financial. We believe in an unlimited potential of our Canadian home-grown entrepreneurs and are here to support along the way with financial planning, forecasting and budgeting, cash flow forecasting and any other strategic needs that arise in times of exponential growth. We aspire to be your trusted advisor and will lead your way of success and business failures avoidance.
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Dr. Tamzin Morley
Naturopathic Physician, Kamloops
Dr. Tamzin Morley is a board certified Naturopathic Physician with a practice in Kamloops, BC. She received her doctorate from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Morley supports the health and wellbeing of her community using diet and nutrition counselling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, IV nutrient therapy as well as pharmaceutical medicine. Dr. Morley believes in the body's innate ability to heal and therefore provides the building blocks in order for her patients to help heal themselves. Dr. Morley focuses on women's health, digestive support, pain management and chronic skin concerns. She is currently accepting new patients into her practice. Dr. Morley is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia, The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.
Togna Mouwen, BSc, CDC
Authentic Transitions, Calgary
Togna is a Certified Divorce Coach focused on advising and healing people in transitioning relationships. As the founder of Authentic Transitions, a divorce and relationship consultancy, Togna offers guidance and support for people going through separation and divorce. By offering practical coaching based on her first-hand experience and professional accreditations, Togna helps clients successfully navigate the often-complex process of divorce. With over 4 years of experience, Togna’s 1on1 services help clients avoid pitfalls and common mistakes while mentoring them to build a sense of hope and confidence for a brighter future.
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Anthea Mumby
Mumby Insurance Brokers, Waterloo
Anthea Mumby is the CEO of Mumby Insurance Brokers. At Mumby, we build relationships and inspired confidence. At Mumby Insurance Brokers, the key word is “more.” We provide more service, more value, more heart, and more confidence. We’ve created a unique six-step process to help new clients understand exactly how we can help them. Our clients hear from us more than any other insurance provider they’ve ever had -- 24 times a year between insurance check-up calls, newsletters, and other communications. Whether for business, life insurance, group benefits, critical illness, health and dental insurance, or any other insurance need, we would be pleased to help fellow GroYourBiz Members.
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Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi | WE Empower UN SDG Awardee
The Alchemist Lab, JORDAN | UN Region: Asia-Pacific
Hadeel, a social entrepreneur with a passion for empowering girls, founded The Alchemist Lab, whose educational center has offered more than 25,000 children in cities, remote villages and refugee camps the skills they need to explore themselves and the world around them with confidence and determination. Sustainable Development Goals 4 (quality education) and 5 (gender equality)
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.
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Elisia Neves
FABRIK Architects Inc., Kitchener
From design conception to construction, Elisia provides her clients with architectural solutions that are innovative, poetic and timeless. With over 10 years of industry experience, she approaches design with comprehensiveness and rigour; working in close collaboration with her clients to ensure that every project is carefully crafted and articulated to form a more engaging and healthier environment. As a professionally licensed Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects [OAA] and founder of FABRIK Architects Inc., she designs buildings that stand out as exceptional, progressive, environmentally and economically sustainable projects. She provides a full spectrum of architectural services, from: building design, space planning, urban design, building code analysis, permit documentation, construction documentation, construction administration, and project management. Elisia has a keen sense for the latest trends in contemporary architecture which enables her to bring a fresh perspective to your next project.
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Larissa Neville | CPA, CA
L Neville & Company, Surrey
Larissa Neville is a professional accountant with a passion for working with business owners, helping them to run their business effectively and efficiently in the areas of financial reporting, GST, payroll and income tax planning. By developing relationships and getting to know and understand her clients and their needs, she can work closely with them throughout the year to put them on track for success, ensuring that they are getting the most from their efforts. The work that she does helps to take the stress out of running a business so that her clients can focus on doing what they love, growing their business.
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Jodie Pappas
Clean Kiss Organics, Oakville
At Clean Kiss Organics we are passionate about creating natural skincare and body products that you can feel good about using yourself, and for your whole family. From health-conscious, active mamas, to busy teenagers and dads, our customers love the experience of using our clean and fresh products that not only leave your skin feeling amazing, but ACTUALLY work. Effective. Made without toxins. Proudly Canadian.
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Kyley Paul
NaturalSci Reg , Kitchener
Founded in 2015, NaturalSci Reg was designed as the better way to bring your Natural Health Products to market. Our team has a background working in industry with the largest Canadian vitamin manufacturer, natural cosmetics production and pharmaceutical manufacturing. We are familiar with the entire product launch process from concept to retail shelf and International export. Our goal is to prepare our clients with market climate updates, claims, and regulatory compliance- getting them ready for product launch without any headaches or government red tape.
Carmen Pecican
TELUS, Toronto
Carmen is a Supply Chain and Procurement expert with a broad business and technical skill set in the areas of analytics and project management. She specialises in project delivery and execution, process automation, customized tools development, interactive analytical dashboards and business case development. Her passion about new business technology and innovation keeps her motivated to continue learning to develop her expertise further into the AI and Robotic Process Automation fields. Carmen is a strong advocate of Diversity and Inclusiveness and as a registered Mentor with CultureLink she provides personal and professional support to successfully integrate newcomers into the Canadian work life and culture.
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Sylvie Peltier
Red Letter Films, Surrey
We have built our company producing factual entertainment for television broadcasters. We are now expanding into the production of YouTube Channels and online courses to help individuals and businesses monetize their expertise online.
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Janice Perkins
Missing Pieces Discontinued China, Winnipeg
We buy, sell and consign discontinued china patterns. We offer an Active Search service as well as a packing service for those that want to keep their prized dinnerware in the family but the family lives far away.
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Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel | WE Empower UN SDG Awardee
ECOncrete Tech Ltd., ISRAEL | UN Region: Western Europe and Other
Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, a marine biologist with expertise in the eco-engineering of coastal and marine infrastructure, is pioneering innovative and sustainable technologies to confront climate change and reinvigorate our coastlines world-wide. Shimrit co-founded ECOncrete®, a cutting-edge company that protects and rejuvenates our coastlines and marine resources using bio-enhancing concrete solutions that are strong, cost-effective and low-carbon. Sustainable Development Goals 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 13 (climate action) and 14 (life below water)
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Robin Peterson
Seymour + Smith, Vancouver
Made from a blend of sustainable materials with a modern west coast aesthetic, my reading glasses will elevate your look and help you see. Sold online and in luxury boutiques, it's time to upgrade your most used accessory. No more granny glasses!
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.
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Sheryl Plouffe
Sheryl Plouffe Video Strategist, Kitchener
The uncomplicated expert video approach to a 24/7 communication strategy.
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Tasaday Pollesel
BMO Bank of Montreal, Vancouver
Tasaday Pollesel is a Relationship Manager within the Small Business Team at BMO Bank of Montreal in Greater Vancouver, BC. Tasaday has a specialized Business deal team behind her, to ensure a seamless client experience. Tasaday's focus is to become a Trusted Advisor to our Small Business clients, and support them at all stages of their business from start-up, growth, maturity, and exit strategy. Tasaday also works with a variety of Internal Partners who are there to provision our clients for their personal lending, investment, and wealth needs.
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Jackie Porter
Carte Wealth Management, Mississauga
Jackie is an award-winning Certified Financial Planner who has been in the financial industry for the past 20 years. She helps people who are going through a divorce, have received a settlement, or have received a severance package through sudden unemployment. Jackie doesn’t just talk about being financially resilient…she has learned from personal experience. After losing her single parent to cancer and having the security she knew pulled out from under her at the tender age of 16, Jackie had to learn how to make the most of her limited financial resources. She made many mistakes on her journey to becoming financially independent. Jackie now shares her journey on how she created a 7-figure net worth out of very humble beginnings. She works with individuals, business professionals, speaks to audiences, and shares her insights through publications such as Wealth Professional, Globe and Mail, CBC and BNN. Jackie believes that the best way to become more financially confident is to ‘know your numbers’. She is committed to showing you how to build, or re-build, your financial fortress.
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Cathy Press
Chinook Helicopters, Abbotsford
Award-winning and Internationally recognized helicopter and aeroplane flight training company. Owned and operated by Cathy Press, a leader in the flight training industry and the first female helicopter flight instructor in Canada. A pioneer and leader in the field of Simulation-Based Learning.
Larissa Primeau
Framework Creative Content, Toronto
Framework Creative is a collaboration of the most creative and dynamic people in Toronto and across Canada. Framework is a digital content agency, producing the most innovative and creative video content for brands and corporate clients. Our portfolio includes branded content, webseries, web based advertising and corporate content. Recently Framework has collaborated with another company to Gamifying Training. We've taken our experience in creating training videos to innovate and offer our clients the newest and best way to train their staff though mobile apps, desktop apps and in class applications. The best part, we have lots of fun doing it.
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Lois Raats
Ready2Grow Associates, Waterloo
Ready2Grow Associates is a business and leadership consulting firm that helps businesses accomplish their next level. Growth requires focused thinking and planning across all areas of business to ensure that the right changes emerge. The coaching conversation is a highly efficient time-and-energy container where you get to analyze your business situation, enhance your natural strengths, trouble-shoot issues and challenges, and leverage opportunities. Whether your goal is to double profits, expand into new markets, strengthen internal systems, build a great team, or exit your business, we have proven methods, tools, and connections that will get you there.
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.
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Melanie Ratnam
Indaggo, Toronto
Indaggo streamlines the process of purchasing lab supplies – a task that is both time-consuming and costly for scientists around the world that continue to experience funding cuts in the midst of rising healthcare needs. Indaggo maximizes scientific funds so that researchers can get back to doing what matters the most – their research.
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Penny Redmond
Fortura Marketing, Etobicoke
Penny is an accomplished business strategist, entrepreneur, blogger, e-course creator and host of podcast, Ladies in Biz. She has more than 20 years of extensive domestic and international expertise knowledge in marketing, digital marketing, global sourcing and product development. Her achievements have positioned her as an individual known for understanding market and customer segments, branding, trends, and social media channels. Due to her rare blend of financial acumen and creativity she has played a key role in many company start-ups and scaling up businesses. Currently Penny lives in Mimico and when not working can be seen walking the shores of Lake Ontario with her rescue dog Sophie, family and friends.
Angel-Marie Reiner
Onyx Energy Inc., Kitchener
Angel-Marie Reiner is the Co-Founder and President of Onyx Energy Inc.; Onyx Energy Inc. provides sub-metering and billing options for multi-family, commercial and condo titled properties. Offering a fair approach for occupants to pay for only their share of utilities. Onyx Energy supports conversation to assist in the protection of our natural resources. We promote, Conservation Through EmPOWERment and provide Occupants with their individual carbon emissions and options for them to effectively lower their Carbon Footprint!
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.
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Liza Richer
Richer Currie LLP, Grande Prairie
Liza obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Athabasca University in 2000 and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 2007. She has been a partner at Richer Currie LLP since 2013. Her main area of focus is owner-operator businesses along with corporate and personal tax. Liza has been active within the Grande Prairie Chapter of CPAs having served as president, past-president and currently as the professional development co-ordinator for the area as well as holding a position on the provincial board for CPA Assist Alberta. In her spare time, Liza enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and helping with the various clubs and organizations that they are members of.
Carol Robinson
Harbour West Consulting Inc., Vancouver
Carol Robinson is the Principal and Owner of Harbour West Consulting, an executive search firm. Carol also own and operates Clear Talent which provides management and staff level retained recruitment services and HR consulting. Carol is a consummate volunteer and currently serves on the Board Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and the College of Midwives of BC. She is the former Co-Chair, Nominations Committee, for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and Board Member of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC.
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Celest Robinson
Shade Tree Coffee Co., Grande Prairie
Igniting the spark of connection through chocolate and coffee artistry.
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Cayley Rodd
Devry Smith Frank LLP, Barrie
Cayley is a lawyer with Devry Smith Frank LLP, serving Simcoe Country and Barrie in particular. Her practice focuses on corporate work for owner operated businesses, ranging from sole proprietorship's to corporations with hundreds of employees. She also works with a number of local not for profit and charitable groups, handles real estate law (both commercial and residential) and wills and estates. She is a Rotarian, loves cycling and is active in the community, currently serving as the Board Chair for the Waterloo Region women’s shelters.
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Bobbi Rothenburger
Smart Homes by SA Electric, Kamloops
Smart Homes by SA Electric is reputable electrical business for residential and commercial projects. We also offer a full suite of smart home solutions, including audio, video, comfort and security. From theatre rooms to lighting control to security cameras to powered shading to amazing sound- to everything all together as an integrated ecosystem- Smart Homes by SA Electric can help you amplify your home experience!
Jas Salh
HollisWealth 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.
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Janice Savage
Savvy Concierge, Toronto
As a Lifestyle Manager, I assist my clients with home and office organizing and completing their “to do” lists. I approach each person with a non-judgmental and compassionate attitude, helping to bring clarity and order into their personal and professional lives. Each new client receives a complimentary confidential consultation. I also facilitate time management seminars and workshops.
SDG WEEmpower GroYourBiz Marijana Savic
Marijana Savic | WE Empower UN SDG Awardee
NGO Atina and Bagel Bejgl Shop, SERBIA | UN Region: Eastern Europe
Marijana works as the founder and director of Serbian NGO Atina to combat human trafficking and fight violence against women. Through Atina’s creative social enterprise, Bagel Bejgl Shop, Marjana creates a safe space for women trafficking survivors to learn new skills and find employment opportunities alongside other survivors and at-risk women. Sustainable Development Goals 1 (no poverty) and 10 (reduced inequality
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Gloria Scheerer
Clearly Spoken Inc., Kitchener
Clearly Spoken Inc. is a court reporting service we provide for our clients of pre-court hearings, eg. examinations for discovery/depositions. We also provide a transcription service both for those pre-court hearings and in-court hearings, eg. trials, motions etc. We’re a full service – our clients enjoy the comfort of our beautiful boardrooms, pleasant and courteous staff, and refreshments throughout the day, at their leisure.
GroYourBiz Carol Schulte Toronto Living Big
Carol Schulte
Living Big, Toronto
International experiential speaker and founder of Women Living Big, Carol helps individuals and teams get their brave on. When high potential leaders and executives aren't afraid to bring all of themselves to all of what they do, you create a contagious culture of increased engagement, higher productivity, and peak performance. Carol has been educating and entertaining international audiences for a decade. Holding a BFA in Theatre Performance, an MA in Communication, and two postgraduate certificates in coaching and mentoring, she’s worked with thousands of individuals to get out of their comfort zone and into their brave zone; whether that’s surfing, getting a promotion, or finally starting their dream job! And as someone who’s lived in Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, shaved her head, and bungee jumped in her birthday suit, she certainly walks her talk!
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Krista Sears
BMO Bank of Montreal, Sidney
Krista is a Relationship Manger with the Business Banking team for BMO in Greater Victoria and based in Sidney B.C. She is passionate about collaborating with business owners &/or managers to develop creative financial solutions to help meet their business objectives. Krista specializes in general business financing, commercial real estate, as well as overall financial and cash management strategies for business and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked with business owners in various capacities for over 25 years, including over 7 years as a self-employed owner/manager of a successful business in Victoria, giving her a unique perspective to business challenges and needs.
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Julia Sebastian
HR Off-Site, Niagara Falls
At HR Off-Site, we understand that not every business needs an experienced human resources professional on staff full-time. We offer employers an affordable alternative: consulting services by well qualified and highly experienced human resources professionals. HR Off-Site consultants combine their expertise to create practical solutions designed to meet the specific requirements of your business. The solutions we propose typically relate to simplified strategic planning, leadership development, hiring or managing staff; terminations and layoffs, protecting employer interests, and improving workplace dynamics.
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Shirley Segal
BMO Bank of Montreal, Toronto
BMO Commercial Relationship Manager who specializes in business growth and cash management. Point of contact for daily business inquiries and commercial lending needs.
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Julie Senger
The Best Health Now, Kamloops
"If your health fails, nothing else matters.” Julie heard this 30 years ago and although health typically slips down the priority list almost everyone knows someone who had to drop everything to take care of their health. Julie helps busy people improve their health in easy, time-efficient ways by using natural stones and crystals like Shungite to protect from cell phone, WiFi and the many other radiations we’re bombarded with each day; adaptogens to help with every kind of stress; and powerful customized DNA nutrition that addresses individual health needs locked in your DNA.
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Jennifer Sharer
The Co-operators , Waterloo
Jennifer Sharer is a Insurance and Financial Advisor at The Co-operators. Jennifer takes the time to build an insurance plan that is tailored to her clients' needs, and then she takes it to the next level. Jennifer make sure that clients' policies are reviewed frequently so that they understand what they're covered for before they ever need to use it. You can count on prompt, friendly and expert advice backed by an organization that puts people at the centre of everything she does.
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Vanessa Shpak
BMO Bank of Montreal, Kamloops
I am a Relationship Manager for Canadian Business Banking. I have 25 years banking experience and have had various roles that include Customer Service Rep, Financial Service Coordinator, Private Banking officer, Financial Service Manager & my current role Relationship Manager. All of my positions have broadened my depth of Financial information, personally & commercially and I am proud to be part of such an amazing group.
GroYourBiz Karen Simmons Vocrom Solutions Edmonton
Karen Simmons
Vocrom Soluntions Inc., Edmonton
VOCROM is your solution to targeting the market without compromising your Brand. We are industry leaders in providing communication solutions to our partners through multi-channel platforms which we continuously develop and enhance. With over 50 years of experience in marketing and communications, we have stood the test of time with consistent innovation to provide the best to our partners.
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.
GroYourBiz Kim Snider PeopleBrain
Kim Snider
PeopleBrain, Waterloo
PeopleBrain helps leaders get it right with the people on their team, so they can thrive in business. Are you ready to grow your business? Getting it right with your people and culture can make or break your success. PeopleBrain can help small business leaders with difficult conversations, change, talent and performance management as well as building an engaged place to work. Do you have PeopleBrain? Need help with your Human Resources in Waterloo Region? I can help.
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Jessy Sra
MNP, Kamloops
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.
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Alyssa Stuppiello
Tony Di Paola Professional Corporation, St Catharines
Tony Di Paola Professional Corporation is a professional services firm providing advisory services in the areas of Accounting, Assurance, Taxation and Business Advisory services. Our team of professionals prides itself on providing a high level of service, at exceptional value to all our clients. Our success is based on the relationships we build with our clients as trusted and dependable advisors.
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.
Julia Suppa
Suppa Media Inc., Vaughan
Julia Suppa is an award-winning multi-platform media professional with 12+ years experience in creating dynamic and engaging content for television (talk shows and magazine style), corporate videos and business profiles, fundraising campaigns, galas and award shows, printed magazines, blogs, and social media. Julia works with small businesses, brands and individuals to brainstorm and develop strategies to integrate content through storytelling, thus targeting a niche market and raising awareness and profile. Whether it’s video, photography, traditional written word or 140 characters, it’s the story that sells. Services include media training and coaching, interview techniques, on-camera comfortability, social media training, video production, writing, consulting, event management.
Meagan Swan
Pavey Law LLP, Cambridge
Meagan is a Litigation Partner with Pavey Law LLP, a full service law firm located in Cambridge, Ontario. Meagan has extensive experience in civil litigation and her practice includes business and commercial law matters, employment law (both employer and employee), estate litigation and administrative and health law. As with all the members of the Pavey Law LLP team, Meagan is committed to providing quality and focused advice to address the needs of business owners and individuals within the community.
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Monika Szucs
Feifei Digital Ltd., Vancouver
Monika is the CEO and founder of the digital agency called Feifei Digital Ltd. Feifei Digital is here to help clients with website development, user interface, user experience, marketing, graphic design, video production/editing, and project management. Before starting her company, Monika has studied the Digital Design and Development Diploma, Computer Information Systems Certification, and Medical Office Assistant Certification at BCIT. She is currently running her business and studying to upgrade her diploma to Bachelor of Business Administration. Monika's goals are to help companies soar and expand her network!
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 Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice for ages 2 and up. Musica Academy enriches your life through the Yamaha Music education system. We connect people through music, in a group or private setting. Everyone can make music. We have two convenient locations- NW Calgary and SW Calgary!
Roxanne Tate
Tate Engineering, Halifax
Roxanne is an accomplished professional with experience that spans the academic, industrial, institutional and commercial sectors. In 2012 Roxanne founded Tate Engineering Inc. - an engineering, project management & consulting firm that defines and solves complex issues related to facility development and operations. Since 2012 Roxanne has lead the firm to grow to a team of 10 Professional Engineers and Project Managers. Beyond the office Roxanne is seen as a leader among her peers and within her community taking on different leading and supporting roles. In her downtime, she enjoys activities like camping and kayaking with her husband and three children.
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Angie Tsai
BIOESQUE Corporation, Vancouver
To create the products that deliver visible results, BIOESQUE® looked towards science and nature. Our elegant formulations are derived from pure, powerful natural ingredients, because we understand a product can only be as good as what’s inside. At, BIOESQUE®, beauty is more than just skin deep. It’s a way of life.
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Simone Upham
Advanced Office Solutions, Grimsby
Simone has been in the technology industry for 25 plus years. She has always focused on understanding client’s business needs and objectives. Knowledge and relationships has allowed her to be considered the trusted advisor for clients, playing a significant role in client’s growth and successes. Starting at AOS in 2007 as Sales Manager, to VP of Technology and a Partner in AOSgroup. Our team currently supports businesses throughout Canada, focused more heavily in South Western Ontario, extending into the GTA, as far west as Winnipeg, MB and to the east in Montreal, QC.
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Laura Valvasori
Good to Grow Marketing & Flying Solo Academy, Burlington
I help business owners build a strong marketing foundation to grow the business they love. With a broad understanding of marketing, I focus on working with businesses to develop their big picture marketing strategy and help create discipline around execution.
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Eveline van Sandick
Attached - Language Intelligence, The Netherlands
Attached: your gateway to international growth. As a language intelligence agency, we translate and create copy for corporations with a local and international presence. We help you to connect, be understood, found, liked or even loved, in every language and on every platform.
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Debbie VanGrieken
Moyaa Shea Products Ltd., Lowbanks
Moyaa Shea Products Ltd is a Social Enterprise that focuses on the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Sustainability. Importers of Grade A, Organic Share Butter from Northern Uganda. Debbie works directly with farmers using the Fair Trade model in order to improve the lives of the workers. Moyaa is creating Global and Local impact by creating premium products that help with your family's skin health and wellness and improves the lives of producers and their families. Supporting girls education globally and responding locally to the needs of youth in our community Debbie is aligning her values of Family, Faith and Fairness with a purpose driven business model.
Heather VanPatter, Digital Marketing Agency, GroYourBiz, Cambridge, VanPatter Group
Heather VanPatter
VanPatter Group, Cambridge
Conveniently located in the beautiful downtown core of Cambridge, Ontario, Van Patter Group is a marketing agency with customers Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo. We provide effective online marketing services that deliver maximum return on investment for small to medium sized local businesses. A well executed digital marketing strategy is crucial to enhancing your brand image, building consumer confidence and converting them into actual customers. We can deliver the right solution to put your business in front of the right customers.
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Talyaa Vardar
FLOW Coaching Institute, Toronto
Talyaa Vardar is the co-founder of FLOW Coaching Institute. FLOW Coaching Institute (FCI®) is the leading international school for coaching, mentoring, and leadership development. The Advanced Coaching Certification Program (ACTP), the Core Foundations Fast Track ACC Coaching Certification Program, and the Business Coaching Core Foundations Certification Program (ACC) meet the academic requirements and code of ethics for becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and Master Certified Coach (MCC).
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Candace Wagner
Supper Works, Waterloo
Easy on-site meal assembly with delicious recipes without the hassle of shopping, washing or clean up.
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Susanne Walton
BC Farm & Ranch Realty, Abbotsford
I specialize in acreages and country properties. But I am also a Buyer's Agent for condos, houses, etc. and I work in the Fraser Valley area.
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.
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Zainab Williams
The Lauper Team, Caledon
Helping you make smart, safe and secure financial decisions The best financial plans are about more than your investment assets. That’s why we look at your whole picture: income, real estate, inheritances and legacies, businesses, dreams and succession plans. What lights you up - and what keeps you up at night. Together, we can create a financial plan that minimizes fees and taxes. A plan that gives you the solid foundation to fund things that are important today, that’s flexible enough to adapt as life changes and still keep you on track for the kind of future – and legacy – you’ve worked so hard to create. Furthermore, a sound financial strategy is not written in stone. It needs to grow and change as life grows and changes. I’m dedicated to helping you navigate life’s transitions with skill, security and confidence.
Krisha Young, GroYourBiz Toronto, Success Coach
Krisha Young, Toronto
Krisha Young is a Success Coach & Sabotage Slayer. - Helping women get clarity, make better decisions and create the business and life of their dreams with Human Design. Not sure what Human Design is? Check out my FREE guide:
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Samra Zafar
BMO Bank of Montreal, Toronto
Samra Zafar is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and social entrepreneur. As Director of Business Finance at BMO, she also works closely with BMO for Women and Diversity & Inclusion to support the advancement of women entrepreneurs across Canada. Her passion is to empower women to be the most authentic version of themselves and reach their full potential.