Media coverage can launch you to a new level, as you work to build your brand and promote your business. Communications Consultant Gail Hulnick gives tips on strategic planning, press release writing, giving interviews and developing media relationships. Gail brings 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, including hosting CBC Radio programs and reporting for CTV, plus 15 years in business, and in the past year, she published a book The Media Communications Tool Kit. Through her company, WindWord Communications Inc and her website www.windwordcommunications.com she provides consulting and coaching services to organizations and individuals.
Description: Many women entrepreneurs face one of four similar scenarios:
What all of these have in common is that you have not tapped into your GENIUS AT WORK! During Karen’s interactive presentation you will discover the 3-step system to let go of struggle and find your unique untapped genius at work; learn the 3 key ingredients of genius. When you combine all three you become an irresistible combination of fulfillment, confidence and maximum impact; understand the key to standing behind your product or service so powerfully that you magnetize your ideal clients with ease and get inspired to change your relationship with work forever…so that you live the mantra: “If it’s not my Genius, it’s not my Job.”
“For those of you who started your business with a dream – don’t ever give up on it”, says Serena Kwei of Serena/Bellissima Fashions. How you face the challenges in your business says a lot about your character and shapes your future. Serena Kwei was born in China and at age 13 her dream was to open up a chain of retail fashion stores! She eventually moved to Canada in the 1970s and with her husband starting an importing business in fashion. Importing clothing turned out to be much harder than expected and so rather than quitting the fashion industry altogether, they decided to give it one more try and opened up a retail store. And we could say the rest is ‘history’ but it was a long journey to achieve the success that she has today with her Bellissima Fashion stores in 22 stores throughout BC and Alberta! She has an engaging story to tell and she will be telling her story in the form of an interview with SWAN president Dana J. Smithers (think of it as an Oprah show)! She will share her personal philosophy of giving and why she fosters a culture of respect and empowerment in all her employees.
In this dynamic presentation, Isabelle engages participants on leadership and Solution-focused coaching principles and tools to achieve mastery and next levels of success. This dynamic keynote addresses:
- How to shed light on limiting beliefs or peripheral “blind spots” and to anchor yourself in the ultimate “success vibration”.
- 3 tips to help you navigate ahead, beyond your comfort zone, to reach the shores of achievements you so yearn for.
- 5 imperative qualities of leadership that attract clients and lead to better results in business and life.
Results include enhanced leadership capacity, tools, tips and fresh insights to improve one’s ability to achieve mastery and the fulfillment of personal and business goals.
Isabelle St. Jean is a Life Transitions Coach, Professional Speaker and Facilitator. She is the author of Living Forward, Giving Back: A Practical Guide to Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond and co-author of award-winning anthology Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination and Excellence in the Workplace. She will be offering a worskhop in North Vancouver in March.
Erica will talk the importance of creating respectful, healthy relationships in our business. The way to do this is to step into our power and speak up respectfully. She wants us to know that if we are unaware of our own power – that is a liability. Power is a dynamic in every relationship we have and fear keeps us trapped with unconscious messages. Knowing how to have the conversation is a critical piece in building successful relationships. Her message is that power, fear and skill stop us from speaking up. We all have a choice to be our own advocate, to challenge the status quo, and we can learn to speak up to promote our own success. She will share with SWAN how to move into our power, look at our behaviours and then take action to speak up and be wildly successful doing it!
Join us for a morning of networking, a light breakfast and the opportunity to participate in a Panel Discussion and Question & Answer session with some fantastic and successful women in business today:
Sandy Gerber of NEXT Marketing Agency Inc.
Sandy Gerber of NEXT Marketing Agency Inc. has been in business for 7 years. They have been nominated for BIV Top 100 Fastest Growing BC Business, YWCA Women of Distinction Nominee, WOW Mompreneur of Year and North Vancouver Chamber Business Person of the Year Finalist . NEXT has 4 core team members providing Marketing Strategy, Project Management, Content Strategy, Content Copywriting, Media Planning and 27 NEXT Certified team members . NEXT is a marketing agency thatcreates marketing strategies, content creation, campaigns and projects to position businesses as THE leader in their industry. They specialize in marketing messaging and created the methodology to craft business messages to create BRAND CHATTER™ while also packaging their distinctions in such a way that it is difficult to duplicate in the marketplace. www.NextForYourBusiness.com
Ozzie Kipnes of Hot Wax Entertainment.
Ozzie Kipnes of Hot Wax Entertainment. They say “invite us to your next party!” Ozzie’s husband started the business 27 years ago and Ozzie joined him in 2005 to expand it. She is a a member of BNI and has received the Master Networker Award 6 years in a row, as well as the National Giver’s Gain Award. Hot Wax has 10 contracted DJ’s plus 3 Photobooth staff. They provide full-service DJ Entertainment and Photobooth. Their extensive experience in the entertainment industry coupled with their experience in the hospitality, corporate event & wedding industry allows them to be leaders in their field. www.hot-wax.com
Barbara Richards of VisionWork Coaching Group
Barbara Richards of VisionWork Coaching Group was founded in 1998 part time, and full time since Valentine’s Day 2000. Barbara has been coaching since 1994 and is a Master Certified Coach. VisionWork Coaching Services offers a range of programs that provide inspiring support, leading-edge ideas and practical tools to help you grow yourself and build your business. They work with individuals and groups world-wide via telephone, webinars and in-person workshops; mastermind groups and private VIP ‘Virtual Retreats’. Her work has been talked about in the Globe & Mail and Canadian Business. Her ‘virtual’ Dream Team makes running her business possible and consists of a Financial Assistant, Virtual Assistant, Web Developer, Editor and Transcriptionist. Their Compassionate edge is blending compassionate listening with practical, transformational tools to produce the results their clients truly desire to live a fuller life. www.VisionWorkCoaching.com
Kathy Matak – Baker Street Agency
Kathy Matak – owner of Baker Street Agency – Need Sherlock – Call Baker Street! Since 1992. Baker Street Agency has received lots of media coverage over the years. Their business involves private investigations, security consulting and business risk management. Kathy’s team consists of an admin assistant who handles client relations and office work, accounts assistant, coordinator of training programs and 3 private investigators–in-training and on call as needed. Kathy considers her company the best because of the personal, caring, detailed, thorough and accurate services they provide. www.BakerStreetAgency.com
The North Shore Women’s Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization whose objective is to improve the social, economic and political status of women, and to encourage and support self-empowerment, by acting as a resource and a catalyst for change. Michelle Dodds is the Executive Director of the Centre, where she has been working for over 13 years. Michelle will be speaking about the activities, challenges, accomplishments and exciting direction of the Centre as it heads into its 40th year in 2013. What does a day at the drop-in resource Centre look like? What issues are facing women in our community and how can the Centre provide support? Michelle will also speak to how SWAN members can become involved through mentorship opportunities, information and resource sharing, educational workshops and contributions toward a growing need for emergency resources.
Topic: Time Management: Focusing On What Matters Most
For those of you who are burdened and stressed with too many things to do and not enough time to do every thing. Join us in this presentation that will focus your time on what really matters most.
Linda Chu is a leader in the organizing and productivity industry. Her company, Out of Chaos specializes in organization and productivity in homes and offices. Linda speaks on workplace productivity and home & office organizing. As an international speaker at conferences & in Work Health & Wellness programs, Linda provides tangible strategies on how to master the overwhelming challenges we all face in gaining control of our time, space & information.
Her expertise has been sought after by municipalities, school districts and corporations. She has been seen on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, heard on CBC Radio, and featured in publications such as Chatelaine Magazine, Globe and Mail, and Reader’s Digest. Her most recent appearance will be on The Oprah Winfrey Network series, Million Dollar Neighbourhood.
Successful businesses have strong BRAND CHATTER™. A SWAN attendee will have the rare opportunity to receive Sandy Gerber’s brilliant and personal attention, on the spot, at our SWAN breakfast meeting. She will align your target audiences to your core services and products and get more people talking about your business. In this presentation you will learn and be given Sandy’s popular template and tool, “Attracting Audiences” for simplifying your marketing planning and giving you the kick-start and focus you need to succeed in business today.
Sandy Gerber, CEO & Founder of NEXT Marketing Agency, is a dynamic award-winning Marketing Strategist Extraordinaire. BIV ranks her as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC. She helps some of the largest Canadian companies attract and retain their clients by developing top marketing solutions. Be sure to attend as she will be giving SWAN attendees her complimentary eBook and will have a special product offer at the event!
Does it ever feel like you never have a moment to yourself? Whether you are at home, at work or with your family, it seems that someone always needs something from you . . . and right now!! The phone is always ringing, your inbox is never empty, the texts are always binging and someone has to call your name to locate you.
Women of today can sometimes feel that they need to be all things, to all people, all the time. This assumption is dangerous and in therapy, I refer to it as the Superwoman Syndrome. It can get in the way and does not allow women to define balance . . . much less achieve it
In this presentation, we start by looking at assumptions and explore a few ways to begin taking off the Superwoman Cape. We will look at ideas and strategies that can help you stop being on demand. You will learn new ways to think about:
- setting limits
- understanding guilt
- resetting standards
Pam is a certified speaking professional, trainer and therapist! There is nothing that gets her more excited than helping people look at different options so they can “stop doing what does not work and do what works!”. You can check Pam out at www.ThePossibilities.ca
Why do some businesses stand out from their peers in the same industry? How do some entrepreneurs grow their businesses in significant leaps, while others remain stalled? Narges is an energetic speaker and will actually workshop one or two members of the audience on the spot! Here are the learning outcomes of this interactive session:
Narges P. Nirumvala is the CEO of ExecutiveSpeak, a company dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs, executives and community leaders with the ability to craft a persuasive message and communicate it with clarity and confidence to achieve powerful results. She offers coaching & mentoring programs, corporate training and keynote topics all through ExecutiveSpeak.com. She hasarticles published and circulated to 106 countries worldwide; has appeared on many television programs; is a columnist for Entrepreneurial Woman Magazine and a philanthropist, volunteering her time on numerous not-for-profit boards.