Mississauga – “My Ask”

Jennifer Schoffield

“My Ask” is: “It is never too early to begin thinking about holiday gift giving. Arbonne has launched it 2017 Holiday Collection to rave reviews; health and wellness products that make practical and thoughtful gift giving a breeze this holiday season.

If you are searching for that perfect gift for corporate or office staff, contact me at jennschofield@outlook.com. I would be delighted to personalize those gifts for you.

Check off your list early, these products are sure to sell out fast!”

Jennifer Schofield
Arbonne International
Independent Consultant, Executive District Manager
www.jenniferschofield.arbonne.ca
905-510-4870

Jane Cotnam

“My Ask” is for referrals; millennials with children and parents who know they may not get insurance for their children because of autism or hearing impairments.

For more info, please direct them to me personally at: Jane.c@insuranceforchildren.ca

Loretta Penny

My “Ask” is to get as many referrals as possible for my business. I wish to offer my innovative educational presentations/displays and global gifts to anyone interested in gaining new knowledge and hand-crafted items!

Company website: www.downtoeartheducation.ca

Loretta Penny, Founder/Presenter
Down to Earth Education
Miss., ON
905 271-8988

Tasia Keeng

“My Ask” is for referrals and clients. Real Estate Agents or homeowners who may require home staging, redesign or colour consultation services.

For more information, they can contact me at 416-627-8199 or by email at tasia@tasiakeengstaging.com and visit my website: www.tasiakeengstaging.com.

Warmest Regards, Tasia Keeng

Certified Staging Professional
Ceritified Colour Consultant

Tasia Keeng Home Staging and Redesign
416-627-8199
www.tasiakeengstaging.com

Julia Katsivo, Focus Coach-Transition Strategist

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this fabulous, heart driven female entrepreneur, Julia Katsivo as our Mystery Speaker for our Mississauga Chapter this month.

Julia says:

“I love being a female entrepreneur because running a business is the portal for chasing all my dreams. In this world, I have no salary or opportunity caps. There are no hierarchies and I am fulfilled by my work.

Here, working hard, having faith, being present and providing value is the only criteria to succeed.

It’s a wonderful place to be if you can handle risk and being uncomfortable all the time.”

Julia Katsivo is an award winning entrepreneur, a Focus coach, and a motivational speaker who has helped c-suite employees, small businesses, and professionals, maximize their potential for the results they want in their personal and professional lives.

She has helped structure business models, income streams, lifestyle balance, and transition paths for clients in Canada, the US, and parts of Africa. Julia Katsivo is an active member of several international organizations in which she holds leadership positions and an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council. As a member of Forbes Coaches Council, Julia Katsivo can write and submit expert business articles and short tips related to your industry for publishing on Forbes.com.

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JULIA KATSIVO COACHING serves Coaches, Speakers, and MLM distributors 0 – 3 years in business with mindset, sales, and marketing strategies. There is an emphasis on thought patterns, habits, and a focus on key business activities. Our promise to you is clear and defined focus on exactly what you need to do to move forward and accomplish your goals.

CONTACT:
Julia Katsivo
Focus Coach
www.juliakatsivo.com
416-668-9230

Scarborough Launch “My Ask”

Regina Neal

“My Ask” is … for connection with Women’s Groups and Youth Groups in schools, churches, etc. to speak on two topics (1) Boosting Confidence and Courage and (2) Money Management Ease.”

Please contact me at regina@theyouniqueyou.com.

Tracey Fenwick

“My Ask” is to shout out my Customer Appreciation Event Oct 14th at 2pm to 6pm. 21 Dalcourt Dr., Scarborough. This is my annual event to celebrate my customers. Bring a friend , bring a bag and bring your wallet (preferably your spouse’s) and come and enjoy a great afternoon. There will be updates and videos on my business page on facebook Tracey’s Parties and Gifts showcasing what free stuff is up for grabs.

Thank you and have a great candle burning day!”

Tracey Fenwick

Jackie Stanley, Financial Debt Solutions

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing Female Entrepreneur, Jackie Stanley.

With over 30 years in the financial industry, I have worked for Sovereign General Insurance as a supervisor on the commercial insurance side, transitioning to work in the Life Insurance field I worked for Mutual Group/Clarica/Sunlife as a Agency Trainer. This allowed me to assist clients with their financial needs and find the right product or solution for them.

Wanting to be able to help individuals financially and provide solutions to solve their debt problems, I started working for David Sklar & Associates Inc. I have been with the company for the past 7 years and truly love what I do.

Serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1997, the caring professionals at David Sklar & Associates have empowered thousands of people in financial crisis to regain control of their finances, financial problems and move on to better lives.

I provide not only knowledge and experience. My clear straight-forward, sincerity and direct approach with debtors enables me to offer real solutions to their debt problems and help them build a bright financial future for themselves and their families. There is no better satisfaction in knowing you have helped another person realize their goals.

Unable to Manage Debt?

If your debt load feels like it is too much to handle – you are not alone – many people at one time or another have gone too far into debt. Getting your debt load back into shape may take a bit of simple debt management – or it may take more. It all depends on how much debt you can really afford.

If you already know you have more debt than you can reasonably pay back and live in the Greater Toronto Area, contact the experts at David Sklar & Associates – Licensed Trustee – for a Free consultation to explore your debt relief options. Call Jackie Stanley at 416-498-9200 x291 to book your appointment.

Even if your current debt is manageable – will it be manageable if interest rates increase significantly or if you lose your job? Reducing your debt before it is an issue will increase your financial security and reduce your stress load.

DEBT ASSESSMENT FORM

If you live or work in the Greater Toronto Area, and are overwhelmed by debt: complete this confidential form, submit it to Jackie Stanley, and she will review your information and get back to you within one business day.

According to Jackie,

“There is no better satisfaction than knowing you have helped another person realize their goals”.

On a personal note, I have the following milestones and loved ones to share with you!

Married 24 years!
1 daughter – Jessie
1 Dog – Stella
1 Bird – Skittles
1 Bearded Dragon (Lizard) – Lizzie – who is a boy!!!

CONTACT INFORMATION

JACKIE STANLEY, ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR
Address: 245 Fairview Mall Dr., Toronto, On M2J 4T1
T. 416 498-9200 x291
E. jackie@davidsklar.com
W. www.davidsklar.com

Annie Balgobin, Spiritual Networking

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase Annie Balgobin as our Featured Business celebrated in Pickering Chapter this August. This amazing female entrepreneur has the following to share:

Hello, I am a wife and momma of two grown boys. About three years ago, a spiritual awakening started happening to me. It was around the same time my husband had some health challenges. Healing abilities started to rise to the surface. I wanted to do more and be more. I knew deep down that there were so much more to healing than what meets the eye. I had a vision of me using my hands to do healing work and thought that it to be a massage therapist. At the time, did not know about Reiki. I also had another vision where I was doing spiritual readings for others, but did I did not believe it. This spiritual awakening led me to the work that I do now. I am an energy healer. I channel energy from a higher power for others to heal themselves. I feel this work has chosen me as it was a call from above.

I am Reiki Practitioner, Angel Tarot Card Reader and Elemental Space Clearing Practitioner. I work out of my home based in Pickering. I am truly doing what I love and what is close to my heart. My experiences of receiving Reiki Healing has been profound. I am also seeing how it is shifting my clients.

Consider Reiki

· If you’re feeling a bit disconnected

· If life feels overwhelming for you

· If you’re feeling anxious

· If you’re feeling dis-empowered

· If you’re seeking to enhance your spiritual path

Reiki is a holistic healing modality. Universal Life Force Energy is within all of us and it’s why we breathe, it’s why the blood runs through our vein, it’s why we have thoughts.

Website: Spiritual Networking
Email: annieb@spiritualnetworking.me
Facebook: Spiritual Networking

Instagram: spiritual.networking

Mississauga’s Summer Mystery Speaker Night

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to announce and showcase this Summer’s Pop-up Mystery Speakers! Each attendee enjoyed 10-15 minutes exclusive speaking time to share their experience and story with all attendees in the room.

Yes, this year WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women Gifted all our Female Entrepreneurs that ‘suited and showed up‘ at our August meeting in Mississauga each a full Mystery Speaker Media package as our Gift of Gratitude for their constant appreciation and support of our efforts and work hosting monthly meetings in all our chapters. *Features published ‘first come – first served‘.

Thank you Female Entrepreneurs!

SCROLL BELOW to enjoy Mississauga’s Summer Winners and Fabulous Female Entrepreneurs!

Jennifer Schofield, Health & Wellness

When I used to think of the word “entrepreneur”, I was convinced that word would never apply to me. After graduating university with a BA in Psychology (Mount Allison University…go Mounties go!), I knew I wanted to work in an industry where I could help people. As we naturally do, I searched for a career (aka “job”) that I felt could offer me exactly that. Further training in healthcare led to some incredible positions including one where I was the Program Director for a Training School, my dream job or so I felt. Healthcare is a difficult industry and with the many cuts over the year, my school fell victim to these cutbacks. My dream job was no longer. I needed something else, but had no idea where to turn.

As a busy mom of two young girls, who are competitive dancers, and working full-time in healthcare, I could not even imagine adding another thing to my already full schedule. Advancement in my current role was no longer an option unless I was willing to go back to school; something that was not a possibility. With the lack of time, I certainly was not willing to invest thousands of dollars without a guarantee, let alone a possibility for advancement. We certainly know, as women, how busy our days can be!

Then I was introduced to Arbonne. Initially as a client, I enjoyed purchasing products that I knew I could use on my growing children and feel safe with Arbonne’s premium ingredients. Arbonne offers ultra-premium skincare, nutrition and cosmetic products for all ages, that are botanically-based, vegan and gluten-free. With a commitment to never testing on animals, Arbonne’s motto is “pure, safe and beneficial” and this tied in with exactly what I wanted. I was looking for products that were safe (did not use harmful or even worse, dangerous ingredients), beneficial (effective products that create incredible results) and with a green commitment throughout the company that is certainly admirable. Loving the products, I was happy being only a client. That was the role where I was comfortable.

I love my job in healthcare but was tired…..tired of the long hours, commuting three hours a day and limited vacation. So when I was shown the business model, initially I was skeptical. I thought this business was perfect for those individuals with sales experience, of which I had none. Listening to the business presentation I realized that if I did not change something, nothing in my life would change. This was the opportunity I was searching for.

Arbonne’s business model is incredibly fair, equitable and attractive. The thought of being able to advance based on my work ethic, was extremely appealing. Social marketing is a business model that is oft misunderstood, however, once I did my research, I understood that with a generous compensation plan like Arbonne’s, and a healthy environment of supportive individuals, I could become a success. The best part of this plan is that success comes from mentoring others and help them build their own business; it was no longer strictly about sales. I never thought I would become involved with a Network Marketing Company. With a career spent in healthcare and most of my connections remain where I grew up on the East Coast, I did not believe I had the connections to build a solid business here in Ontario. However, once I educated myself on the benefits and possibilities associated with social marketing, I realized that this opportunity was exactly what I had been searching for.

My journey in this business has just begun, but the opportunities afforded to date have been incredible. I have the ability to share ultra-premium products with amazing clients that I have the opportunity to meet on a daily basis. I also have the opportunity to share the business with the others and help them grow into successful entrepreneurs themselves.

Teaching is my passion and my Arbonne business allows me to do this once again.

Arbonne is expanding globally, operating currently in Canada, US, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan and launching in Germany in 2018. With the use of technology, we are able to build an international business right from our kitchen tables! As my daughter said to me, “you are small town girl trying to build a global business”!

My journey began with a leap of faith and continues daily as I share my passion for this business and help others work towards fulfilling their dreams through this extraordinary vehicle called Arbonne.

This month, Arbonne is offering 25% off our Clear Future products. Clear Future acne products were developed for people ages 12 and older as a complete system to help keep skin clear, and reduce and help prevent acne pimples. Daily, consistent use as a regimen is clinically tested to deliver faster results. For more information on the incredible line of products that Arbonne offers or how to begin your own entrepreneurial journey, please contact me via email at jennschofield@outlook.com , cell number 905-510-4870 or visit my website www.jenniferschofield.arbonne.ca.

Patricia Lagace – Education of Children

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this passionate female entrepreneur this month at our Mississauga Chapter, Patricia Lagace.

Her focus in life is on the education and legal protection of children, and their families!

“My name is Patricia Lagace and I am a single mom of two. I currently own and operate a Kumon franchise in Bolton. Kumon learning centers for children specializes in nationwide after school math and reading programs for preschool students through 12th grade.

TALENTED, EXPERIENCED, CREATIVE, PASSIONATE, DRIVEN, SUCCESSFUL, TEAM PLAYER

Bolton Kumon Math and Reading Centre. For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

Three years ago I joined Legalshield to earn some extra income on a part time basis. Since joining it has empowered me to make good choices for me and my family, I have been able to touch many lives with both the membership and the business opportunity.

I have been on free trips, most recently Atlantis Resort in Bahamas and enjoy monthly freedom bonuses. My mission is to be able to empower as many women as I can with the same opportunities.

Digital disrupters are dominating the market place. Through our mobile app, we provide affordable access to legal services as well as providing identity theft protection and restoration, protecting families and small businesses. Download our free app HERE.

How It Works Your monthly membership fee gives you access to a quality law firm in your province. Call about anything you want. It’s that simple. Just contact your Provider Law Firm directly to speak with a qualified experienced lawyer about any legal issue.
We even provide 24/7 access for covered emergencies and complete or update your Wills and Powers of attorney as a part of our service.”

CONTACT INFORMATION

Visit or contact me for more information. www.plagace.com
Address: 12612 Hwy 50 #6, Bolton, ON L7E 1T6

t. 519-217-8976

Pat Saunoris, The LIVE Program: 180self

Pat Saunoris is a Registered Nurse, wife, mom to two beautiful daughters and a female entrepreneur. She has owned a nursing agency in the 1980s that provided palliative care for clients in their homes and also a Rehabilitation Consulting firm providing case management services to clients who were injured in car accidents.

Most recently her new business venture is 180 self!! This company was designed to assist women to make a lifestyle change towards being healthier and happier!

After owning a successful rehabilitation company for 14 years, Pat now works part-time as a medical consultant with a prominent law firm in Toronto. She is still assisting clients to recover from their injuries sustained in accidents. Pat is dedicated to helping people be the best they can be after a trauma.

When Pat sold her rehabilitation business in 2012 she was exhausted, completely worn out AND had an extra 30 pounds of weight that had creeped on over the years. Menopause, quitting smoking, sporadic eating habits and not enough exercise – and there it was!

Pat made herself a goal to get back to her running which had virtually been non-existent in the past 28 years and to run another marathon in two years time. She started at the beginning again with running , healthier eating and getting proper sleep. Two years later in 2014 she ran the Chicago Marathon (42.1 km) with her family cheering her on!

Pat spoke with a lot of women who wanted to know how she was able to turn her life style around and feel andlook better. This lead to Pat life coaching a few women to change their lifestyle – she believes in slow and steady is the best way to go – Women are all busy and a lifestyle changing program needed to fit into their busy lives and it had to work!

And it does!

At that point, Pat’s friend Val, who was seeing positive results, told her she should tell all women about this Lifestyle Program. So Pat developed 180self and an on line program called LIVE Program!

The LIVE Program is a guide to help women get started – nutrition tips, strategies to healthier eating – a walking program twice per week and a 10 minute weight program once a week that targets areas most women have problems with!

The LIVE program is offered at a nominal one time fee. Pats goal is to have as many women as possible begin a life style change that will result in improved health, weightloss and a feeling of Confidence and Empowerment!

Pat would like to see women stop the vicious 360 circle of diets, gym memberships and home equipment that never gets used. She would like women to turn in a new direction at 180 – and start a life style change they can do themselves!

Independence: This is what 180self is all about!

IT STARTS NOW for Only $29.99 +tx Lifetime Fee

Website: 180self.com
Facebook Private Discussion Group is Available for those that are Registered.

Pat can be reached at: info@180self.com

Women are always taking care of everyone – and often are last on the priority list.

Change that with the LIVE Program at 180 self!

Jane Cotnam, Insurance for Children

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing female entrepreneur, who found that through having her own business, has made it been able to create her own schedule and take time off at her choice, Jane Cotnam.

I am a strong woman.

I am a feminist.

I am a mother.

I am an entrepreneur.

I am a perpetual optimist.

I am a dreamer.

I am a volunteer.

I choose to believe the best in everyone.

I have strong beliefs that I am passionate about.

I love a good debate.

Working for myself never seemed to be a big goal when I was younger. I followed the flow; school, job, got my first apartment and started living. The only problem was that I wasn’t happy, but I didn’t know it! I moved from Montreal to Toronto, joined my father’s business and saw what it was like to work for myself. I knew I had found what I wanted to do.

Starting a career in insurance , I immediately gravitated to the group benefits side of the business, and I enjoy it still. In ’84 I assisted in developing the Canadian Organization of Small Businesses, an association plan that allowed small businesses to have group benefits that had previously been unattainable. This later morphed in what is now known as a ‘Chamber of Commerce’ plan. I also put together the first online billing system for group benefits. I am proud of being a dedicated independent group benefit plan broker and advisor, and I specialize in groups that are hard to acquire benefits for.

I got involved with Insurance for Children when I went to a seminar introducing the “fastest growing alternative to the RESP”. When you are a licensed insurance broker, you have to do 30 hours of continuing education every two years, in order to maintain your license. This way, I stay educated on new products as well as rules and regulations from both CRA and our governing board, Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Insurance for Children took on a whole new meaning for me. It is a product that has been around for 150 years, and the insurance company, Equitable, has been in business for 100 years.

I realized very quickly, how this could help so many parents. It has become personal. I have a daughter who is fighting for her health. She has had to quit her job, which she loved, as she is no longer able to work while on the meds she is on. Had I had this in place for her, I could very easily have presented her with an alternate means of financing herself. She has had to move home, and though I am happy she has, I’m quite sure she would have preferred not to!!

I am a firm believer in giving back. Through my own business, and the fact that I have been able to create my own schedule and take time off, I have volunteered with organizations that touch my heart and mean much to me. I am a hearing-impaired member of CHS (Canadian Hearing Society) and had the privilege of teaching ASL (American Sign Language) to kindergarten children in a play environment. I am still a member of the CHS Board. I was also involved in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Canada (following my mom’s passing) and that lead me to being a Palliative Care Liaison Volunteer running workshops at Credit Valley Hospital. I have also volunteered with my children’s schools as a fundraising chair. This coming September, I will have the honour and privilege of volunteering at the Invictus Games.

Being an entrepreneur has allowed me to be available for all the big events in my family’s life. With four kids and four dogs, life is always busy, bordering on hectic. I wouldn’t change any of it!

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

CONTACT

T. 647 828 -5104
E. jane@insuranceforchildren.ca
Web. www.insuranceforchildren.ca

Lisa Smith – President & CEO at The Staff Room

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase as this month’s Mystsery Speaker of our Pickering Chapter, Lisa Smith.

Lisa began her career in 1996, delivering front line support to organizations in all areas of human resources, including policy and program development, talent management, performance management, recruitment & selection, and employee relations. Lisa has developed direct experience in a range of industries including software development, information technology, power, utilities and manufacturing. Firms such as Symantec, Intek Communications, Keating Technologies, Cara Foods and Robert Half.

As a baccalaureate in Human Resources Management from Centennial College where Lisa went on to also complete her post-graduate in 2010, also from Centennial College, Lisa has also successfully completed courses at York University and holds her certificate in Canadian Payroll. Lisa worked guiding and advising potential students at Centennial College while completing her post grad. Lisa has successfully taken other Human Resources Management courses such as Employment and Labour Law.

Lisa has spoken on many panels including Centennial College, TriOs College and Pathway To Success for newcomers. Lisa has been the key guest speaking for WMRCC. Speaking on many topics including what is takes to achieve gainful employment within Canada. Lisa has been a guest on television shows such as Rogers TV. Lisa and her team have also developed various courses for those that are in need of further information in such areas as Human Resources and Entrepreneurship.

Lisa was nominated in 2015 for Rising Star of the year and featured in HRD Magazine, and in 2016 was one of 9 finalist for HR Advisor/Consultancy of the year for all of Canada out of over 35,0000 HR professionals.

CONTACT INFORMATION

T. 1-888-716-7791 ext 707
Web. www.tsrcanada.com
twitter: @thestaffroom1