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

Anne Naumyk, Community Development

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase as our Mystery Speaker at our Barrie Chapter this May 2017, the amazing, altruistic and empowered: Anne Naumyk Community Development Coordinator, Reiki Practitioner and photographer.

Anne Naumyk is a Community Development Coordinator at Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. Her role is to engage and inspires new community relationships and provide awareness about Gilda’s Club cancer support Program.

Anne also provides support to businesses and community members who are fundraising in support of Gilda’s Club to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is a non-for profit charity providing cancer support for individuals within the York, Simcoe and Muskoka region including Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville and many other outlying communities.

Gilda’s Club receives no government funding, and relies 100% on the support of the community yearly to help keep our signature Red Door open for men, women, teens and children, along with their family and friends, whose lives have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Anne also takes great pleasure in photography, plus sharing her love of music and positive energy singing at special events when the opportunity arises.

Anne is also a certified Reiki Practitioner offering holistic healing service for people and animals in Barrie, and surrounding areas.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things.

Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

How Does Reiki Heal?

When our chakras are unbalanced we begin to feel run down, tired, irritable and often experience pain and other health problems. Reiki is a wonderful healing tool and a great complement to conventional medicine, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy and any other form of healing.

Reiki Energy heals by flowing from the practitioners hands, through the affected parts of the individual or animals energy field, channelling it with positive energy and putting your body into a relaxed state. The healing energy raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to unblock and disperse. The Reiki healing energy clears and strengthens the energy pathways and chakras therefore allowing the inner life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. Reiki treatments help ease tension, stress, and helps support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.

In simpler terms a Reiki treatment involves lying on a massage table, fully clothed, listening to music, where at some point you may very well fall asleep as the healing energy is being channelled to you. A Reiki treatment is very relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness, and helps to flush out any toxins and find peace, balance and harmony.

Anne Naumyk
Community Development Coordinator
Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka
10 Quarry Ridge Rd.
Barrie, ON L4M 7G1
Ph: (705) 726-5199 ext. 228
Cell: (705) 321-9699
Email: anne@gildasclubsimcoemuskoka.org
www.gildasclubsimcoemuskoka.org

Claudia Mariano, Nurse Practitioner – Skin Care

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this caring nurse practitioner who has taken the leap into the life as a female entrepreneur as our Featured Business May 2017 at our Pickering Chapter: Claudia Mariano

My biggest challenge in starting my business was my own mindset. While I believed in the company​, the products, and the integrity​ of the business model, I had to be very honest with myself about what believed about myself, my relationship with money, and how I want others to see me.

Embracing the vision I have for myself, and understanding the power of my own beliefs, have been the greatest achievements,

and I can’t wait to share them with others so they can live their best lives!

I work full-time as a Nurse Practitioner in Pickering, and am also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing. Two years ago I wrote and edited a book about Nurse Practitioners.

In Oct 2015 I tried the Rodan+Fields skin care products, and was so impressed that three weeks later I became CEO of my own business and partnered with the doctors to share the results and the opportunity with others.

I was not looking for anything else to do, but I could not pass up the opportunity to become involved with a company that is revolutionizing how we think about business, how we live our lives, and how we treat the largest organ in our bodies, our skin.

I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist � without an appointment.

Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. While you are here make sure to check out the tips from the Doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctors’ seasonal skin-care recommendations.

Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people’s skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceeding your expectations and always here to help.

Our team has grown since I first stated my business, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to help people gain confidence and live life on their terms. 

Contact info is below. 

Claudia Mariano – Website
Claudia – Facebook

Juvs Pabilonia, Entrepreneur Extraodinaire!

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to Showcase this female entrepreneur extraordinaire as our Mystery Speaker for Toronto Chapter this May 2017. This powerhouse energized all in the room with her Amazing Journey!

Everyone has a story to share and I believe that mine is something worth sharing with everyone. My goal in life is to inspire others to believe in and do more for themselves … and trust in new beginnings!

I moved to Canada over 20 years ago. I’m a nurse by profession and was involved in teaching fitness class for seniors for over 2 years. I have 2 amazing daughters, Casey is now 19 years old. My youngest Maryam is 6 years old.

In 2005 , I had a pinch nerve on my neck that gave a clot in my head and caused vertebral dissection (TIA) this terrible thing left me with bad migraine headaches I carried on for over 10 years and caused me to gain weight.

“I gained over 50 lbs and grew froma size 0 to a size 12 dress.”

“I was miserable but life went on for me.”

In the same year, I started working for BELL Canada and becomes one of their most successful Sales Representatives, Trainer and Coach. I was with BELL full time until November 2014.

In 2012, while still employed with BELL, I opened up my very own home staging company.

It gave me a lot of new confidence in building a real estate business and developing relationships.

I can say that both in business and my corporate work, I did very well. I was satisfied.. however, I found myself wishing I had more time to focus on things I enjoy like travel and spending more time with my kids.

“My resources were good but I had no time to really enjoy the life I always envisioned to have.”

In March 2014, an old friend asked me to try her weight loss coffee.

“I was not expecting that day would have changed my life forever…”

I did go to her place for samples not knowing anything about network marketing. I did sign up to get the discounts. The entire purpose of me joining is to lose weight and get discounts on the products only at that time. After nearly 14 days of drinking the coffee, I started seeing amazing results and people started asking me what I was doing, as weight loss was already being noticed.

From that moment, I shared my website with everyone who asked and started getting a lots of attention. It took me 6 months to finally start learning about the business.

Turns out that the simplicity of this business called ‘network marketing’ is something that suits me and my personality. To make the long story short, I was able to partner with the top leaders in the company, and slowly started to appreciate not only the health benefits of the products, but the financial reward of this industry.

In less than 6 months, by just simply following the system, I was able to get rewarded with a brand new BMW.

My success attracted more people to join me!

I am so happy that I am able to inspire others to really work on achieving their goals. I am able to get the support from all my leaders, and achieved the opportunity to travel the world as I share the benefits of our products and the financial opportunity that comes with it. In the last 16 months, I have traveled across south east Asia, Europe and North America. I am now able to send my eldest daughter to the UK to study law and give my girls one of the best vacations ever!

Right now I’m making a 6 figure income and still growing non stop, not only in Canada but across the world .

My mother has been insulin free for over 2 years now because of the products. Thanks to this business, I have been able to change a lot of lives positively, inspire others to reach their full potential, make friends and secure my future. Today, working to grow my business has become very manageable; and I have more time now to do the things I love and spend time with my kids.

This industry of network marketing has truly changed my life.

My goal is to continue this journey to inspire others to change their lives positively, one cup at a time.

The Dollar Coffee Club (DCC) is Javita’s Preferred Customer program – offering its product line of healthy coffees, teas and other functional beverages for $1 a cup, dispelling the notion that products sold through network marketing need to be premium priced.

The DCC not only provides customers healthy, great-tasting, premium coffee for only a buck a cup, but Preferred Customers also receive FREE shipping and a Loyalty Rewards Program where they can earn FREE product.

The Dollar Coffee Club was created to provide our Members with the best possible business opportunity,” said Javita’s Founder Stan Cherelstein. “The DCC is unique and provides our Members a real competitive advantage. It has become clear that the internet has changed the buying habits of all consumers and therefore all companies must adapt. The ease of access to product information and pricing has changed the game.”

Contact info:

Juvie Pabilonia
416-659-3834
juvie_1230@sympatico.ca