Westshore Women’s Business Network (WWBN) is a connected network of business and professional women.
We enhance and support the personal and professional development of women from Southern Vancouver Island. We provide networking and training opportunities in a supportive, relaxed, friendly environment. Event Dates
Upcoming Networking Events:
April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Electric Jello with Maryanne Pope – REGISTER
Learn how to transform “I can’t” into “I can…and I will. We’ve all procrastinated about something. Have you ever put off something really important in your business or life? Maryanne Pope knows this all to well, yet she got a wake up call, not the kind of kick-in-the-pants we wish for. Her wake-up call about the importance of working towards achieving your dreams came after the devastating death of her husband. Her powerful on-point keynote helps every business owner and professional. You don’t want to miss this!
April 3rd @ 6:30 pm.
Join Maryanne as she shares a funny story about a stagette gone wrong and getting caught in the act of some seriously pathetic complaining.
Four years later, Maryanne has a not-so-funny argument with her husband, John, about her habit of procrastinating on her writing. She complained to him, yet again, about not having enough time or money to write. The next day John died in the line of duty. They were both 32. From a financial perspective, Maryanne was handed her dream of becoming a writer on the same platter as her soul mate’s life.
In an instant, the time for complaining and making excuses was over. On Sept 29th, 2000, Maryanne received one heck of a wake-up call about the importance of working towards achieving your dreams – and began the long, slow, heartbreakingly difficult work of accepting John’s easily preventable death and learning how to transform “I can’t” into “I can…and I will.”
Take Away Messages:
- Is there something you have been telling yourself you can’t do?
- Is this the truth? Or are you hiding behind excuses, fears, limiting beliefs or bad habits?
- Are you on the path you really want to be?
- If not, what changes do you need to make and when are you going to make them?
- If yes, what tweaks need to be made to take you to the next level and when are you going to make them?
About Maryanne: She is the author of the creative non-fiction book, A Widow’s Awakening. Maryanne also writes play scripts, screenplays and blogs. She is the playwright of Saviour and The Widows, the screenwriter of God’s Country and the executive producer of the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood. Maryanne is the founder and CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions Inc as well as Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.
Maryanne is a passionate public speaker and has delivered dozens of presentations on a variety of topics including workplace safety, grief, mental health, writing, financial preparedness and women in business. Maryanne is a firm believer in the idea that what happens to someone matters far less than how they choose to respond. As such, her purpose – in life and work – is to encourage, inspire and challenge people, herself included, to break through their barriers to become the best they can be.
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