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Biography

Laurel Crossley, B.A. Life Coach, Parent Educator, Certified Adult Educator, Founder of Opti-Mom

Laurel Crossley is a highly sought after Speaker catering to topics on self-development, parenting and child development. She not only is the Founder of Opti-Mom and Simply Blossoming, she is a regular guest on the Gail Vaz-Oxlade Night Shift Radio Show and Rogers Daytime as well as an appearance as a Parenting Panelist on Canada AM. She has been interviewed for Chatelaine Magazine, Oh Baby Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star. She hosted, and produced her own cable television series, MomU! which ran from 2009 – 2012.

In addition to her speaking, she is devoted to supporting Children (and their families) that struggle with mental health issues. In 2012 she was nominated for a prestigious Dove Celebrate Mom Award for her work with her mental health initiative, LMAO (Laughing My Anxiety Off) supporting 9 – 13 year old Girls that struggle with anxiety. Her unique connection to Children on an energetic level is paralleled to few and she has worked with Children as young as 3. She is extremely sensitive, highly intuitive with a tremendous sense of humour and has overcome her own struggles as a former painfully shy, extremely sensitive and anxious child.

How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?

Assisting new entrepreneurs with a vision for their business through tapping into their intuition. Helping new entrepreneurs network and find resources that are free and easily available.

What do you hope to take away from the conference?

Meeting and connecting with new people that are as passionate as she is about supporting Families.

What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?

Families in crises. Building community by listening to those most affected – children. The wee folks often have the most brilliant ideas.

What is the most inspiring book you have read?

Too many to list but my fave is The Secret Garden about a child overcoming neglect.

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Laurel Crossley is attending the #SocialforGood Conference

About the #SocialforGood Conference

If you are a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.

#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:

  • What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
  • Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
  • Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
  • We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
  • Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
  • How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
  • How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
  • How to raise money for your social business or cause
  • The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more