November 8, 2017
(evening) 

Guests brought their most pressing business challenge and we brainstormed ideas and solutions to “bust that challenge”.

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October 26th, 2017
Find Your Truth, with Alison Forster and Lanne Rice

Have you ever set your mind on a goal with genuine willpower and grit determination—only to find that your mind appears to have a mind of its own? Then you’re in the right place!

Let’s be honest, chances are you’ve tried just about everything else out there. You’ve gotten really clear on what needs to change and have awareness coming out of the wazoo. And yet here you are, still or again, staring at Groundhog Day down both barrels.

Scientific research now reveals that 97% of all cognitive activity—how we live our lives, behave in relationships and conduct business—is in fact (sub)conscious. Therefore, in order to successfully achieve your goals, it is vitally important to know how to identify and transform limiting beliefs held at the (sub)conscious level of mind.

When the stakes are high and you have a lot riding on the outcome, sentiments of lofty inspiration or shouty tough love designed to propel you forward aren’t what you need, no matter how well intentioned. What you need are concrete answers. You’re not lacking the ability, motivation or tenacity to take action—you just need help mastering your mindset so you can move your needle of success from stuck to stupendous.

Your mindset isn’t personal; it’s just programming—and you can change it in just minutes!

TAKEAWAYS

  1. Why willpower & determination doesn’t work
  2. What drives beliefs and behaviour
  3. How to change your limiting beliefs at fibre-optic speed

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October 11th, 2017
Behind the Lens: Self Love & Acceptance with Roxanne Low

Join Roxanne from Roxanne Low Photography and ROXYFOTO as she shares how she overcame her fear of being on the other side of the lens and her quest for self acceptance. Be prepared to be inspired as she talks about women’s experiences along their journey.  As a bonus, she will teach us a few tips and tricks for getting photographed.

Business Excellence Awards Nominee and Sooke Women In Business Co-Founder, Roxanne Low, is a professional portrait photographer specializing in women’s boudoir and headshots. As an advocate for showcasing authenticity at its finest, she passionately encourages women to step in front of the camera. Her gifts are putting clients at ease by connecting with them through humor and capturing their essence. 

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September 28th, 2017

Copy Writing Secrets to Attract Clients, with Bonnie Chomica

Discover why people click away from your website, ignore your social posts, or throw away your brochure.

If you’re in business you have to be a writer. Effective marketing is about using the right words to attract attention, make a connection, and entice people to take action. 

This presentation is for you if you write emails and social media posts, brochures and ads, or website content and bios. Learn the lingo you need to attract more prospects by creating credibility-building content. You’ll discover practical tips you can start using today!

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August 24th,  2017
Learn the 7 Magic Marketing Questions to Attract the Right Clients and Make More Money
, with Deb Alcadinho.

Imagine your business if your target market could easily find youunderstand the value you offer and were EXCITED to do business with you!

Do you feel like you are not connecting with the “right” customer? Or that people don’t really “get” what you are selling?

In this workshop-style keynote Deb will share her 7 Magic Marketing Questions to help identify your Target Market and Ideal Client, all with the goal to help you make more money.

You’ll work along and delve into how to identify your target market and ideal client and apply the framework to your own business. And we’ll look at the marketing language you use and how you can improve it to speak directly to your new found market and clients.

Your marketing and messaging needs to be clear, targeted and relevant, so you save your two most precious resources – time and money.

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August 8th, Evening Event.  

Living into your Essence with Liz Stone

We are often trained to talk about what we do instead of who we are. We’re taught to value our minds over our hearts…to summarize our skills into our pitch. Do you ever feel like that’s not working for you? Like there’s something missing? Do you feel like you would be more successful just being your true self? You’re not wrong, and you’re not alone.

Join like-minded peers in this interactive, intimate mini-workshop to experience your world from the inside out. Discover your essential nature and how to utilize your inherent traits to have more fulfillment in your career and your life.

We left this workshop with:

  • · A glimpse of a new view of yourself
  • · An experience beyond confidence
  • · New possibilities emerging
  • · Understanding your inner power

About: Liz Stone is an Ontological Life Coach with 7+ years of coaching individuals and mentoring new coaches in training. She is a business woman with 30+ years of experience in entrepreneurship and business development, having recently co-founded a successful $4m growing startup. With a lifelong passion for human potential, she brings a unique combination of inspired thinking, powerful conversation, and hands-on practical experience to support her clients in creating powerful results in their lives and businesses. She is skilled at supporting clients to access deep wisdom and pathways to creativity they didn’t know they had, to create lives they didn’t know were possible.  www.lizstone.com 

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July 27, 2017 

How to Set Boundaries, Say No, and Still Feel Good About It, with Erin Acton

When was the last time you said “yes” when you really wanted to say “no”? Erin will share with you how you can express yourself clearly so that others respect your decision. Isn’t it time you started saying “no” to others so you can start saying “yes” to you?

You will discover:
• How to create clear boundaries so it’s easier to say no.
• How to say no in a way that people respect, and leaves you feeling good about it
• How to deal with people who won’t take no for an answer

About: Erin Acton is an international speaker and certified life and business coach. Before that, she doused so many fires while leading the communications for a $50M company that she burned out. From the ashes of her 20-year communications and broadcasting careers, she started her own business and created powerful tools and strategies so no one else needs to struggle like she did. Now Erin helps leaders and entrepreneurs go from burnout to balance. But most of her clients aren’t burned out! They just have big goals and dreams and want to avoid burnout while making their magic happen. Her step-by-step formulas, practical tools, and high-impact techniques can help you create balance, live with purpose, and love your life. www.erinacton.com

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June 24, 2017

10 Marketing Tips to Increase Branding & Visibility for Your Business, with Deb Alcadinho

Marketing your small business can be challenging. It is the key element to all successful businesses. Let’s face it, as a small business owner, you have an array of options when it comes to marketing. Essentially, EVERY thing you do is, in some form,  “Marketing” your business.

How you communicate your product or service may depend on what you offer, but there are common principles you can adopt. Sometimes learning one new thing can make all the difference in your marketing strategy and the way you communicate with your clients (existing and new).

Join Deb Alcadinho as she shares her top 10 Marketing Tips that will help you Increase Your Branding and Visibility for Your Business. You’re guaranteed to have at least one aha moment!

About:  Deb Alcadinho is a branding & marketing maven and business advisor to female entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business and turning their passionate business into a remarkable business.

As a sought after speaker and workshop presenter, she educates women on how to build a business that rocks, how to create a business that truly matters, how to brand, market & communicate the business, and how to network for success. 

Deb is the CEO and founder of Westshore Women’s Business Network in Victoria. And a business advisor at Your Brand Power

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June 5, 2017

Learn the 7 Magic Marketing Questions to Attract the Right Clients and Make More Money, with Deb Alcadinho.

Imagine your business if your target market could easily find youunderstand the value you offer and were EXCITED to do business with you! 

Do you feel like you are not connecting with the “right” customer? Or that people don’t really “get” what you are selling?  Or that you have difficulty articulating what you are selling?

Often it’s because your target market and ideal client have not been clearly identified. Deb says, “If you are marketing to everyone, you are speaking to no one.  So get clear and focused!”.

In this talk Deb Alcadinho shared her 7 Magic Marketing Questions to help identify your Target Market and Ideal Client, all with the goal to help you make more money.

Deb’s keynotes are workshop-style, so you’ll work along and delve into how to identify your target market and ideal client and apply the framework to your own business. And we’ll look at the marketing language you use and how you can improve it to speak directly to your new found market and clients. 

Your marketing and messaging needs to be clear, targeted and relevant, so you save your two most precious resources – time and money. 

About:  Deb Alcadinho is a branding & marketing maven and business advisor to female entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business and turning their passionate business into a remarkable business.As a sought after speaker and workshop presenter, she educates women on how to build a business that rocks, how to create a business that truly matters, how to brand, market & communicate the business, and how to network for success. Deb is the CEO and founder of Westshore Women’s Business Network in Victoria. And a business advisor at Your Brand Power

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May 25, 2017

Why Instagram is the HOT Social Network for Business and
Why You Need to Be There! with JUHLi Selby

Instagram has officially gone mainstream! All the big brands are  here – as well as people of all ages. And it’s growing fast! They  gained 100 million new users in the 2nd half of 2016 – finishing the year with 600 million. By early May 2017 they had reached 700 million! More than 40% of the online population in Canada is on Instagram and growing.

Are you wondering if you should finally jump on the Instagram bandwagon?

Do you have an Instagram account – but you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing? Would you like to learn more about how this platform works & how to use it effectively for business?

In this talk JUHLi covered:

  • What is Instagram, who’s using it and why?
  • What to share on your Instagram account – especially if you don’t have a business that lends itself to nice visuals
  • How you can take baby steps to get started on Instagram, and then how you can ramp up your efforts later as you get more comfortable
  • How to get exposure for your business locally and/or globally with the strategic use of hashtags & location tagging
  • Common mistakes to avoid on Instagram
  • Some intermediate tips & apps to take your Instagram account to the next level!

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April 27, 2017

How to Fly Your Plane While Still Building It! with Angela Cote

Are you ready for take-off?  Have you hit turbulence?  Or are you flying high? 

Angela will inspire you with her flight path from Kelly Kabob to being the only female Franchise Growth Catalyst in Western Canada.

About: Angela grew up in the world of business growth and franchising.  Her father, Mac Voisin, is the founder of the successful iconic Canadian franchise M&M Food Market.  The family started the business in 1980 and successfully grew the company to over 450 franchised locations across Canada by 2008.  Angela was involved in many areas of the business over the years (from “Kelly Kabob” at early Grand Openings, to working in various roles in the corporate head office, then out in the field doing store visits ensuring compliance, training franchisees, creating and delivering workshops for franchisees and employees, and supporting franchisees as a field consultant).  In the late ’90’s, She moved to Vancouver to help develop the chain in Western Canada after attaining her honors degree in Business (Wilfrid Laurier University).

In 2000, Angela moved to Victoria to bring the chain to the island as a multi-unit franchisee, opening 3 stores in a year and a half, all exceeding sales projections within their first year.  The past 17 years as a franchisee have given her an alternate, invaluable perspective that inspired her to launch a business to help franchisors with growth.

Using her franchisor experience and invaluable franchisee perspective, Angela helps early and established franchisors by providing and helping implement the framework for exponential growth. www.angelacote.com

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March 23, 2017  GPS to Create Your Business Success with Barbara Edie. 

“It’s always seems Impossible until it’s done.”  That quote, from Nelson Mandela, sits on Barbara Edie’s desk and is the essence of her latest book, “Creating the Impossible,” What It Takes to Bring Your Vision to Life, as well as what she teaches in her workshops and mentoring.

In her book and trainings, Barbara offers a set of principles that when applied provide an inner guidance system and path to creating your desired results without getting caught up in the FEAR and the HOW.

She likes to call it “GPS for your success,” because it moves you in the direction of your vision in a simple, easy, and effective way, often with surprisingly fast results.

While “Creating the Impossible” contains a set of eight principles, Barbara will discuss three keys to succeeding in business with ease and power, including:

  • Your focus creates your reality;
  • How to embrace the mystery rather than the fear and move forward;
  • Tapping into your intuition to get the simplest and best action to take next.

 Want to know more? Check out www.creatingtheimpossiblebook.com

About Barbara: Creating the Impossible” contains the message Barbara believes she came to the planet to not only deliver but also to live and role model.

By applying the practical wisdom gained from her own transformational experiences, as well as her interviews with visionary change-makers around the globe, Barbara has been able to “connect the dots” to create seemingly impossible results and bring her visions into reality, often quickly.

For example, last March she decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; she was standing on its 19,000-foot summit in September. Earlier in 2016, after rewriting the entire manuscript of what is now “Creating the Impossible,” she launched the book in November; it became an Amazon bestseller 2 days before it was officially released.

Now through her writing, speaking, and transformational workshops, Barbara’s vision is to inspire, teach, and empower others to create their ‘impossible’ dreams—in business and in life.

And that vision is already unfolding. The principles in “Creating the Impossible” are being considered as part of a new curriculum for a school in Kenya to teach children a mindset that will empower them to consciously create their dreams from a young age.

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March 13, 2017

PITCH PERFECT: The Art of the Elevator Pitch
with Rosemarie Barnes 

What makes people like you and want to do business with you?

Is it your name?  Is it the name of your company?  Is it what you do and how you do it?  No.  It’s not.

What draws people to get to know who we are, what we do, and where we do it, is that somewhere in the introductory meeting and elevator pitches we offer, they get an inkling that we may be able to steer them into solving their top of mind problem, help them address a burning issue, or somehow be of value to them.  Until that impression has been made, your name, rank, and serial number hold no interest for them.

Yet, how do we begin this most important introduction of ourselves to others?  With our name, our company, and what we do there.  And why?  Initially it’s because of habit, and continually because we don’t know how else to do it.  An elevator pitch is nothing more than an invitation to begin a conversation: done well, others are drawn to you; done poorly, they can be repelled or at the very least, bored.

Join Rosemarie Barnes as she provides insight into the powerful opportunities that can be unleashed through your Elevator Pitch.  Learn the most powerful words to include, the ones to leave out, and the best ways to connect what you do, with what they need.

About Rosemarie Barnes:  To Spark, Speak and Hear your Brilliance is Rosemarie Barnes’ purpose.

She sparks brilliance in others by offering understanding of the generation gaps so prevalent in today’s world of business and leads them to bridging that great abyss.  She ignites confidence when personal, professional, or corporate reinvention is necessary, and she shares hope among the families and friends of individuals suffering the indignities of addiction.

She coaches individuals to speak and share their brilliance in the most powerful ways with their listeners.  From compelling content creation and organization to presentation and delivery skills, to vocal control and care, Rosemarie creates speakers who are eloquent, charismatic, and powerful.

She uses her own extensive vocal and theatre training to apply her skills as a book narrator, so that authors may extend their reach by providing their words and thoughts via auditory means.  Authors’ meanings can be made clearer and more impactful with appropriate vocal tone and emphasis, and can be heard while other more mundane tasks are accomplished.  Multi-tasking at its finest!

And finally, Rosemarie shares compassion and kindness with others, and steers them toward realizing their value, so they may live their lives with confidence.  Learn more at: www,confidentstages.com

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January 26, 2017
POWER UP 2017 WITH RESOLUTIONS THAT FOCUS, EXCITE AND SUCCEED with Grace Gerry
 

New Year Resolutions often promise so much, but deliver so little! Whether it’s fitness, weight loss, quality family time or higher income, people usually start off strong, enthusiastic and motivated. But then they get busy and sidetracked, and before long that high energy and focus dwindles away.

Grace Gerry has learned in her counselling practice that resolutions can be a powerful tool, as long as you have the right supports to stay on track.

Grace has helped hundreds of people to make the life changes they didn’t think were possible, whether with relationships, career or health.

At WWBN, Grace will talk about the key steps to harness the power of resolutions to reach your goals, and how to overcome common roadblocks. Find out what is most important to you, what calls to you in 2017, and how to get there. Learn Grace’s best tips and strategies to stay focused, energized and successful.

About: Grace Gerry is a registered counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, and has a private practice in Victoria for the past 12 years. She offer counselling to individuals, couples and for weight loss. Connect with Grace at 1.250.370-2254 or www.gracefulsolutions.ca or grace@gracefulsolutions.ca

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