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

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

Susan Brady – Business Coach

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this Amazing Female Entrepreneur as our esteemed Mystery Speaker this May in Mississauga: SUSAN BRADY

Susan Brady is a sought after international speaker, business coach and direct sales expert. She’s a woman who motivates and inspires from the heart, but isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Her company “Susan Brady International” is committed to the growth, empowerment and personal mastery of women entrepreneurs around the globe.

Susan’s experience alone is a testament – after almost 20 years in public service, she chose a career in direct sales, quickly rising to the Top 1% of the company and creating a six figure income within 18 months. She then went on to pursue a life long dream of sharing the stage with Bob Proctor from the movie “The Secret” and became Vice President of his largest company before setting out to start her own company in 2010.

Today, Susan works with women entrepreneurs in all industries to help them not only build their business but generate income from that business and provides the direction, guidance and tools necessary for them to achieve the lifestyles they set out to when they chose to be entrepreneurs. Susan’s clients have gone on to create 5 figure months, 6 figure years and increases as high as 700% in their businesses within months of working with her.

If you are looking to build a business, grow your business or take your business to the next level – Susan Brady is a business coach who can help you achieve just that. She focuses on results and creating the step by step plan to make sure you are focusing on the activities necessary in order to achieve those results.

Don’t wait another minute – reach out to her today! After all, you deserve it.

Susan Brady
The Make Six Figures Working From Home Coach

Blessings and Abundance

Susan Brady
“The Make Six Figures Working From Home Coach”
Facebook: Susan Brady
Susan Brady’s BLOG

Lori Bertoni, Life Transformation Coach

I’m Lori, and I help women get past and break through what is holding them back from living their passions, their desires and their dreams.

I created a unique program called Learn to F.L.Y.

Learn to F.L.Y. will get to the root of each of your problems in a gentle, easy, painless and peaceful way so you can release the negative emotions and limiting decisions and beliefs that are holding you back from living the life you deserve to live. You know, be happy, healthy and wealthy.

I know you can!

Lori Bertoni is merging the world of life coaching and her 10+ years of fitness experience to provide Life and Body transformations to anyone who is struggling or feeling stuck with their bodies and/or their life.

All of us have limiting beliefs and negative emotions that we aren’t aware of because they are unconscious. Now trained as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Lori has powerful tools to help people tap into their deepest values and needs so they can release their potential and life their authentic life.

Deep down inside Lori knew she had what it took to inspire and motivate people and so she created Inner Motion Fitness…for the mind, body and soul. But since 2014 and after a devastating separation her business suffered after her move out of the Barrie area.

It was during her own personal growth journey and her climb back up that she began to breathe new life into her business and passion again. Lori created Make it Happen, a life and body transformation program so she could pass on and share the exact tools she used to get herself through the toughest times of her life and back up to the top of her game where she is today.

Lori shines her light on people to brighten their way and highlights their magnificence. Lori knows everyone has what it takes to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life in whatever stage they are at and her mission is to work with those people who are ready to make that change, take responsibility and invest in living their best life.

  • Are you feeling stuck, tired and uninspired but just don’t know what to do about it?
  • Are you ready to make a change but scared to make a decision or commit to anything?
  • If you’re ready for guidance to help you take the next step, you can make it happen!!

Want to know how?

Coaching Services
“People Change to get what they want, but they always go back to being who they are.”

Whether one on one or in a small group setting.

I offer 3 guarantees to my coaching clients:
1. Accountability – I will make sure You take focused action.
2. Support – I am on your team…here to guide, encourage and support you along the way!!
3. Results – You are going to make things happen and get what you want. Are you ready?

Personal Credentials:

  1. 12 years experience as a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
  2. Master NLP Practitioner and Coach
  3. Master Hypnotherapist
  4. Master TimeLine Therapist

Book a free Coaching session HERE or
Visit my website for more info.

“The ASK”, Toronto – April 2017

Alicia Ludwig:

My ASK is: “I am seeking referrals to clients that require Wills, Legal Protection.”

Claudine Pereira:

My ASK is: ” To Help You Live Bigger!” THE PINK COACH

Carol Wright:

My ASK is: “To engage with female entrepreneurs – join me for coffee!”

Sophie Ash:

My ASK is: “Help all those with Gastrointestinal challenges.” CONTACT HERE

Lisa Bergart:

My ASK is: “I am seeking referrals for Private Fitness training clients; I offer in-home service.”

Rubiena Duarte:

My ASK is: “I am seeking clients in the Toronto area seeking Reiki Energy healing!”

Nicole Walker:

My ASK is: “Referrals to Women seeking a full portrait photography experience, with every detail to their desire!”

Hadriana Leo – Money Navigator and Certified Cash Flow Specialist:

My ASK is: “I am seeking clients to register for my 3D Money Mastery Bootcamp starting April 30.”

Ania Trica, DID BA Hons:

My ASK is:

“I am seeking referral to clients requiring Design Rendering for both residential and commercial space.”

Rubiena Duarte, Reiki Master

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this amazing female entrepreneur, Rubiena Duarte who graced us as our esteemed Mystery Speaker in Toronto this April 2017.

Rubiena Duarte has over 15 years’ experience in the corporate sector working for IT Multinationals as a senior leader driving employee engagement, leading Diversity & Inclusion, empowering women and heading up community upliftment efforts. Some of her most rewarding work has been working with women in rural villages in Africa who were survivors of domestic violence.

In her roles within the corporate sector she has also lead efforts on helping women entrepreneurs emerge within South Africa. She is a writer with her first book on Realizing You Are A Superwoman coming out later this year. Her blog focuses on everyday life experiences of women and the importance of maintaining balance.

Rubiena has been a public speaker for over 16 years on several topics related to women’s empowerment, gender in the workplace, work/life balance and has facilitated Personal Renewal Groups for women across Texas and New York.

Rubiena is a qualified and internationally registered Lightarian ReikiTM Master with the Lightarian Institute, a Karuna Reiki® Master registered with The International Center for Reiki Training, an Independent Usui Reiki Master, Reiki practitioner and Reiki teacher. She has been practicing and teaching Reiki for over 8 years in South Africa, New York, Texas and recently opened her own Reiki practice in Toronto.

The goal she has as a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher is to help women start or continue the journey they are on to create more balance in their life, to find their focus and strengthen their inner energy. She will work together on your past, present and future enabling you to take control of your life and heal from the inside out.

Rubiena also has a post graduate degree in International Relations and is a member of the Canadian Reiki Association and International Association of Reiki Professionals.

Contact Information

Rubiena Duarte


phone: 416-317-4448

Address: 124 Merton Street, Unit 208, Toronto

MONIQUE KURNATH C.Ht. (aka NIKKI-MONIQUE), Transformation Specialist

WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase this fabulous female entrepreneur. a Transformation Specialist, that graced our Mississauga Chapter as Mystery Speaker for the month of April 2017.

MONIQUE KURNATH C.Ht. (aka NIKKI-MONIQUE): Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.), Reiki Practitioner (Lev I, II), Transformational Speaker, Chakra Balancing & Meditation Coach, Author of upcoming books and Specialized Fitness Instructor for Adults & Children-trained/certified in PILOXING, ZUMBA, KIDS YOGA and ZUMBA KIDS/KIDS JR.

Born from a European-Canadian descent, MONIQUE KURNATH; commonly known as Monika, Nikki and Monique, is a Transformational Specialist in the Health, Wellness & Fitness Industry. She is a Solopreneur/Entrepreneur and the passionate founder of NIKKI-MONIQUE WELLNESS & FITNESS BIZ; a Wellness & Fitness business focusing on Holistic Health & Personal Development. Her mission is to encourage Transformational Growth among Women, Men and Children/Teens through Alternative Well-Fit Therapies, as they harmonize their own Mind/Body/Spirit connection and improve their overall natural health.

NIKKI-MONIQUE is the creator of POSITIVE POSSE 4 ME – a Children Wellness Program that promotes Emotional Intelligence & Positive Mindset Health for Children (2.5-6 yrs), Youth (7-11yrs) and Teens (12-16 yrs).

Through creative age-appropriated Mental/Physical/Emotional/ Spiritual fun & educational activities, the three Age Group Levels of her Program are presented in Weekly Sessions/Monthly Workshops, and held in Public & Private facilities within children communities (schools/homes/dance studios/wellness centres).

NIKKI-MONIQUE is the creator of two (2) Female Empowerment Well-Fit Programs: SING GIRL MUM ME HOOD- helping Single* Mothers (sole/separated/divorced/widowed) and MPOWHER – helping lower vibration energy women, to multi-task all the “roles” in their life. Both Female Empowerment Well-Fit Programs encourage women to develop a healthier holistic balance of Wellness & Fitness Sessions into their lives, while strengthening their positive feminine energies to live as “Sweet, Smart, Sexy & Strong” Women, Goddesses, Nurturers and Warriors too.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s education/training background includes: diplomas and certifications from Canada (ON) and the United States of America (NH, FL, CA), including specializations such as: Early Childhood Montessori Education, Law & Security Administration, Applied Suicide Invention Skills, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Hypnotherapy, Reiki Therapy, Advanced Crisis & Intervention, Grief & Bereavement Counseling and all Fitness/Movement Therapy areas mentioned above. She belongs to many professional organizations such as: the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), PILOXING Instructors Association (PIA) and the ZUMBA Instructors Network (ZIN), just to name a few.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s passions/interests spread widely both personally & professionally. She loves helping others (and herself), to transform into their own “YOURnique Daily Best”.

Her thirst and desire to bring: Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Yoga, Dance and/or PILOXING into people lives, comes from her own success with Alternative Therapies and Holistic Health. The traumas that she’s dealt with throughout the years of her life; as she’s faced many “quick-sands” filled with childhood/adulthood stress, anxiety, depression and forms of abuse, has increased her survival techniques with each failure and negative challenge she’s encountered.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s dedication & unselfishness as a loving single mommy and sole provider for her smart & talented son, lasts over a decade. She has improved her divine feminine strength and increased her overall self-confidence, thanks to these alternatives therapies of healing and spiritual enlightenment.

She has unlocked new powerful knowledge within her and has attracted a healthier, Well-Fit mindset; for both her and her son, as it leads her now to attract unlimited success in both of their lives.

NIKKI-MONIQUE’s goal is to encourage adults & children to “Be Empowered from Within” and to “Release the FEARS in your life and Attract the FREEDOM you deserve”.

As a Public Speaker, her Transformational Speeches she presents; from small to large groups of adults and/or school-aged children, are inspiring, captivating and uplifting.

She may also include a live Chakra Balancing and/or Meditation Group Session to close softly at the end, or a high-impact live demo from one of her Dance/Fitness Movement Therapies.

No matter what, NIKKI-MONIQUE’s positive energy and out-going personality shines right through, leaving the audience/ participants feeling optimistic, loved & more transformed than once before.

For more information on any of NIKKI-MONIQUE’s Well-Fit Programs, Children Wellness Programs and/or Wellness/Fitness Individual or Group Services; or to book her to speak at your next business or school event Email:

Social Media:
Twitter: @nikkimoniquefit
INSTAGRAM: nikkimoniquekurnath
Facebook: NikkiMoniqueWellnessNFitnessBiz


WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is elated to showcase Regina K. Neal as our FEATURED BUSINESS in Mississauga Chapter this April 2017. Her authentic sharing of her journey as a female entrepreneur is truly empowering and inspiring. Brava Regina!


Are you feeling overwhelmed and want to reclaim control of your life, but don’t know where to start or don’t see a way, then meet Regina Neal.

Regina is a personal development expert who specializes in attitude adjustments to take you from “Victim to Victor!” Transform your life with this author of the upcoming book, The YOU-nique YOU, Her mission is to boost confidence and courage for anyone facing stress, insecurity and overwhelm.

Regina provides a refreshing perspective and break from textbook psychology. She proudly claims, “I trained at the University of Hard Knocks and occasionally returned for refresher courses.”

Her own story had her starting out young, alone and broke, as a single mother of two with seemingly no way out. She is now an inspiring entrepreneur. She empowers others with strategies and simple steps to success that she used to achieve her goals and create joy in every area of her life. She wants you to know that you can find happiness, peace and resilience to break through any situation.

Open your heart and mind to discover your own unique “A-ah!” moment with Regina as you start the journey to your own miracles today!

Do you feel your life is a bit out of control?
If you want to reclaim control of your life, but don’t know where to start or don’t see a way, then this book will empower you. Little attitude adjustments will take you from “Victim to Victor!”

Have you ever felt stuck and not know where to begin?
Then, this book can be your answer and help you on your journey.

Regina’s mission is to boost confidence and courage for anyone facing stress, insecurity and overwhelm. Be empowered with strategies and simple steps to success that Regina used to achieve her goals and create joy in every area of her life. Know that you can find happiness, peace and resilience to break through any situation.

Start the journey to your own miracles today!

Pre-order your copy and save. Be among the first to get your copy of The YOU-nique YOU book and receive a $10.00 discount. Click the link HERE

Regina Neal
Author, Speaker, Facilitator,
Confidence Coach, Radio Host