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|Show Bio||Balance for Professional MOMS | Show Map ||
My background begins in the corporate world as a marketing executive for more than 20 years. I worked my way up and through the business world learning from the best of the best. My mother called this, “the school of hard-knocks.” But I was determined. I stumbled, I learned, grew and succeeded! I started as a secretary, then administrative assistant, manager, director and eventually achieved my dream of becoming a leader and vice president.
It wasn’t a conscious thing for me at the time, but I took very specific actions and applied strategies that came to me quite intuitively. Throughout my corporate career, I have taught these steps and mentored many. Was it always easy? No! But, was it worth it? Yes! Over time I was able to infuse my passion for supporting others with the business skills I had honed. The creativity of marketing inspired me and as I grew as an individual, I embraced my heart calling for helping others and trained as a Corporate Coach, Certified Energy Coach and Matrix Reimprinting with EFT Practitioner.
When I had my children, the juggling act of boss, wife and mother sometimes took its toll. I secretly believed I wore a cape and a big W on my chest but soon found out that I was falling short of the traditional definition of Wonder Woman. I was so frustrated because anything written for working moms was about achieving work/life balance. What were they kidding me? So, I questioned myself, “was it wrong to enjoy my work?” Couldn’t I love my husband, my children AND my career all at the same time? I came to my own conclusion that the idea of having everything perfectly balanced was in itself a mind-blowing concept and an exercise in futility. What I really feel is that each day presents itself differently and the best I could work towards was harmony and peace of mind! Balance…schmalance!Then my career took a sudden turn. I lost my job. I took this as a message from the Universe. It was time for me to seriously consider what really made me happy. And so it has been a time for reflection and self-questioning. Since a little girl, I have felt most fulfilled when helping others find their happiness. I vividly remember when I was about 9 years’ old, and we lived across the street from a family with two rivaling sisters. They were always fighting. Not just ordinary sibling name-calling fights, but physical hair-pulling, punching and biting kind-of-fights. It used to make me very upset to see and the fighting would disrupt whatever games we were in the middle of playing. So, being the true ’60′s child that I was, I decided to have a “love sit-in” in the middle of the street and began to conduct an intervention with the sisters! I would go up to my big sisters closet while she was at work and take her brightly-colored “hippie beads” to wear, as if they were channeling the peace movement! I’m really not sure what the neighbors thought, but I am glad to say peace prevailed (well, for just as long as the sit-in lasted anyway!)It is my joy to support others as they find what Oprah has forever dubbed the “AHA” moment. This is the place where I want to be…this is the place where I thrive!
So I am taking a leap of my own, from one edge to another! With unique experiences and programs, I’ve combined what I have learned from the business world with cutting-edge energy field techniques and coaching to support you!
|Show Notes | Show Bio||Youre Almost There Girl | Show Map ||
The “You’re Almost There Girl” tm
Is this you?
If you answered yes to any of these statements then somewhere in your life you are an almost there girl.
The You’re Almost There Girl is everywhere. It’s you, me, your sister, mom, best friend, colleague, the girl down the street and the person who packs your groceries. She is of any age, socio and economic status.
The You’re Almost There Girl has it going on in one or more areas of her life but in others a gap exists between where she stands and where she aches to be. What she wants appears to be just out of her reach and no matter what she does or tries, she can’t seem to grab it.
All of us who find ourselves in this situation are asking the same question, “How do I
get what I want? What do I have to do? How do I bridge the gap between where I stand and where I ache to be?” And it is an ache. Esther knows what she speaks of because she’s been there.
This website is dedicated to all the You’re Almost There Girls. Here you will find
tips, hints and strategies for making giant leaps in your life and navigating the challenges and stumbling blocks which pop up along way. Because the truth is, you are closer then you think—You’re Almost There Girl!
Speaking and writing from the heart, Esther will share with you the wisdom and knowledge she has gained along her life’s journey. She will tell you what worked for her and what methods she continues to rely on every time she finds herself back in the land of You’re Almost There Girl.
In addition, Esther will offer to you success tips from fabulous women who have also made great gains in their lives. One solution doesn’t work for everyone. Pool together all of our tips and strategies and you are sure to find one that will work for you.
Esther will encourage and inspire you to hold fast to your dreams and keep moving forward. She will assist you in reconnecting with the part(s) of yourself that you have lost and help you to get your mojo back.
Allow Esther to be your friend, confidante, practitioner and mentor helping you to blossom into a greater and grander version of yourself. She will help you to feel confident and get back on track. Esther will guide you as you shed your I’m Almost There Girl status and along the way hold your hand and whisper to you,
“You’re Almost There Girl, keep going. You’re Almost There Girl keep believing.”
Esther has been empowering people as a motivational speaker and holistic therapist for almost a decade. She is a Certified Core Belief Engineering Practitioner, Speaker, Writer and Spiritual Mentor.
Esther works with people of all ages and backgrounds to help them stand in their power and think in new ways. She is committed to helping you walk through fear, break through barriers, embrace change and unlock your potential.
After a life altering Ah Ha moment in her mid thirties, Esther realized that she was an “Almost There Girl,” successful in some areas of her life and off the mark in others.
Fed up with living an “almost there” life, Esther embarked on a journey of personal growth and transformation using the Core Belief Engineering Technique. Over the years she has made giant leaps in her life and continues to set new goals and reach for her desires.
Esther appears regularly on television and radio shows as a guest expert including the CBC’s Steven and Chris Show, CH Morning Live andMomU.
She contributes as a writer to various publications such as O Baby Magazine, Wondermoms.ca and MomMagazine.ca..
Esther’s transformational keynote addresses and seminars have made her a highly sought after inspirational speaker. When she speaks Esther stirs the hearts and minds of her audience to be the best that they can be and achieve not only their dreams but more importantly new heights of personal and spiritual growth and awareness.
This former broadcast journalist andMcGillUniversitygraduate is a Certified Practitioner of Core Belief Engineering trained personally byCBEcreator Elly Roselle. She is involved in a private practice inBurlington,Ontariowith an international clientele.
Esther’s clients and peers credit her success to her ability to see beyond the content and get to the root of a problem. Her trademarks are compassion, inspiration, insight, intuition and the ability to facilitate positive change.
Esther has an adventurous spirit and is willing to take risks. When she hears herself say, “I’ve always wanted to do that,” she goes out and does it.
Esther will be your greatest encourager always whispering to you, “You’re Almost There Girl, keep going. You’re Almost There Girl, keep believing.”
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Laura Berg is the founder of My Smart Hands, a sign-language system for hearing babies and kids. She saw an opportunity to use ASL signs to communicate with babies and started a program to teach parents and families using instructors, flash cards and iPhone apps. A former teacher, she pitched her idea on Dragons’ Den and won a business partnership with Kevin O’Leary and Arlene Dickinson. Her company has expanded from a one-woman enterprise to a successful business with 180 instructors worldwide.
|Show Bio||http://www.weehands.com/ ||
Sara Bingham is the founder of WeeHands and the author of The Baby Signing Book. Canada’s original baby sign language company, WeeHands is now the world’s leading children’s sign language and language development program for babies, toddlers and preschool children.
Sara completed an honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Ottawa, and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University. In addition, she has earned an honours post-graduate certificate from Georgian College, as a Communicative Disorders Assistant.
She has been studying American Sign Language (ASL) since 1991 with the Canadian Hearing Society, the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf in Toronto and at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. Sara speaks at parenting & early childhood conferences across North America and is a frequent contributor to parenting magazines and baby-related professional websites.
WeeHands’ mission is to respectfullly share our knowledge of American Sign Language as well as our strong understanding of earlly language development. We are strongly committed to reaching every family, educator and health professional in North America and helping them to connect and learn with the children they care for.
|Show Bio||May You Know Joy Inc. | Show Map ||
May You Know Joy Inc. empowers people to live intentionally and navigate towards joy each and every day. This is available to anyone at any stage of their personal journey.
For every day intention setting, reflection and mindful living, I’ve created May You Know Joy meditation cards and Seeds of Intention cards. These are available at http://www.mayyouknowjoy.com and through select retailers worldwide.
One-on-one coaching is available for clients looking to work more intensely to navigate a specific challenge or make a big change in their lives. It’s raw, real, beautiful and worth it.
And – the power and energy of community is never to be underestimated and, with that, I always welcome the opportunity to host retreats, facilitate workshops or participate by means of public speaking. A full list of upcoming events is always available on my website. You can also contact me through the site for speaking engagements.
Joy is a choice. Each moment you can choose who you want to be and how you want to live your life. This is the journey we’re on and I encourage you to rise to the challenge of creating the best life you can possibly imagine.
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Momprenuer Speaker, Trainer, Business Coach. Juggling three fabulous kids in the middle of it all. Social Media for Business Evangelist. Co-founder of
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Or Har-Gil is an Art Therapist in private practice in Toronto. After studying psychology, she completed her Master’s degree in Art Therapy at Concordia University in 2010. She helps people tap into their natural creativity and strengths to explore new possibilities for themselves and their lives. Or facilitates workshops in community and corporate settings on topics like managing stress, work-life balance, overcoming perfectionism, and unleashing creativity.
|Show Bio||Triple M Communications ||
Triple M Communications is a full-service boutique Public Relations and Communications consultancy located in Toronto, Ontario. Founded by Samantha Kemp-Jackson in 2011, the company provides expertise in Writing, Media Relations, Media Training, Digital Strategy, Marketing Communications and Content Creation. The company also provides corporate workshops and training sessions on a variety of business-related topics for businesses of all sizes.
Samantha’s abilities and Communications successes have been noted by a variety of clients and media contacts – click here for details.
For more information and to inquire about working with Triple M Communications, visit the “Services” page on the Triple M website and fill out the form to connect.
Clare Kumar Chief Organizer and President, Streamlife®, Co-creator Pliio® Streamlife®, an organizing company, and Pliio®, the best way to fold, file and find your clothesCell Phone: 647-444-3535cell Work Phone: 416-234-0188work Work Phone: 1-855-356-3569work Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNET Personal Email: email@example.comINTERNET
|Show Notes | Show Bio||Streamlife® – an organizing company ||
A Toronto-based Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant with a talent for teaching and motivating others, Clare Kumar founded Streamlife ® in 2005.
Passionate about helping people reduce stress and get more out of life, Clare realized she could marry a love of working with people, her natural creativity, and problem solving skills, with her desire to make a real difference – one life at a time.
Clare has since coached residential, small business and corporate clients across North America, to get organized, improve productivity and achieve greater peace of mind, while creating inspiring spaces in which to live and work.
Clare organizes at home…
A natural at process simplification, Clare has developed and refined systems to tackle routine tasks. Saving a few minutes every day is an effective way to ‘make time’. By being resourceful and creatively storing possessions to avoid clutter, she can ‘create space’.
Through relocating from Toronto to Tokyo, Montreal and back, Clare has become adept at preparing for and managing moves. She understands how overwhelming moves and renovations can be and is able to pave the way for a less stressful experience.
and at work…
With over fifteen years in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Communications, both in national and international companies, Clare understands senior management concerns and how to practically support today’s workforce, especially with respect to making choices between work and personal life.
A progressive thinker, Clare encourages sustainable alternative work arrangements by helping employees and home-based entrepreneurs establish comfortable, efficient work environments and develop productive work habits. She is a proud member of the Canadian Telework Association and an affiliate member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.
appears as a guest expert…
Clare has been featured in House & Home Magazine, quoted by Chatelaine, and interviewed by Style at Home and Today’s Parent. Clare has been featured by CBC, the Globe and Mail, Report on Business and The Canadian Press as an organizing and productivity expert. Clare has also appeared regularly as a guest expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, CityLine, The Steven and Chris Show, Breakfast Television (Toronto), Canada AM, CTV Newsatnoon, Downright Domestic, Money Moron2 and Get Connected. Clare has also appeared on The Shopping Channel, HSN and QVC.
speaks to wide audiences…
Clare is a compelling speaker and has delivered engaging presentations on topics such as How to Make Your Office Work for You, From Overwhelmed to In Control, Getting Organized at Home: The Source of a Smooth Day, and Living an Organized Lifestyle to diverse audiences in Canada and the US.
is an organizing industry professional…
Clare is a Silver Leaf Member and former National Board Director of Marketing for Professional Organizers in Canada (POC), Canada’s national association for organizing professionals. She is a member of US-based NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers. Clare continues to develop organizing expertise via the Institute on Challenging Disorganization and has received Level 1 Certificates in Chronic Disorganization, ADD Issues, Mental Health Challenges, Life Transitions, Students, Learning Styles and Modalities. She also serves as ICD’s media coordinator.
Clare is also a Canadian Certified Staging Professional (CCSP ®)
and an organizing product developer…
Clare has created several organizing and time management products sold at retailers throughout North America and Japan.
The Pliio® Clothing Managment System
The Organized Family – 2012 Weekly Planning Calendar
A Balanced Life – 2012 Wall Calendar
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Odette Laurie is a business coach, speaker extraordinaire, kick-ass coach, and supermom. She is the founder of Women on Top and creator of popular programs like In it to Win it! and the Profit Domination Club.
Odette is all about looking beyond the problem and uncovering the possibilities. YOUR possibilities. She’s a proponent of tough love delivered tenderly. And she’s a survivor — of much. Odette is your go-to gal when you need to get the answers quickly to what it takes to build your business quickly and successfully.
Odette is an award-winning entrepreneur with multiple business ventures under her belt. You see, SHE KNOWs how hard it is to start a business, to make it successful, to make money
and to be happy. Odette helps her clients get the strategies in place so they can have the business and life of their dreams.
|Show Bio||Corporate Canuck ||
The Corporate Canuck provides creative solutions for small business owners- bookkeeping, marketing, sales training, and more! By offering custom-designed solutions for your unique small-business needs, you can focus your energies where it matters most: growing a successful business.
Owner Jennifer Long proudly brings over 15 years of diverse management and marketing experience to every project she tackles.
Hailing from the lush hills of Prince Edward Island, Jennifer is pleased to now call Vancouver home. A graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Jennifer has been an entertainer since the age of three! Her first job at age 13 was definitely unusual; at a family friend’s suggestion, she auditioned for (and was subsequently hired to play) the leading character at Canadian World Theme Park in Japan. After pursuing a decade-long professional career in the arts, she decided to focus her talents on the behind-the-scenes world of arts management, including contracts with Canadian Idol, Canada Games, and, most recently, the Vancouver Circus School.
A self-professed “life long learner”, Jennifer holds a variety of post-secondary and continuing studies certifications including Event Management (Holland College), Professional Bookkeeper (Langara College), and is currently working towards her CPA designation in Vancouver.
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|Show Bio||http://www.nataliegcurrie.com ||
atalie is on a mission to help change agents and forward thinking organizations amplify their positive impact in the world while enhancing their precious well-being in the process. Her clients are the clever, creative and caring: thought-leaders, community-builders, entrepreneurs, educators, and social innovators, those who are all focused on doing good work.
She left a 17-year career in the corporate world of clinical research to make her unique mark on the world. Based on the belief that work and business are important vehicles for social change and the roots of a meaningful life, Natalie founded her boutique professional development company in 2006.
Her unique system operates at the intersection of the best that evidenced-based science has to offer including positive psychology, neuroscience, behavioural ecomonics; and experiential learning. Through engaging speaking, interactive, handcrafted workshops, one-to-one and team coaching engagements her clients rekindle their enthusiasm for making their mark on the world during these turbulent times.
Natalie is a certified positive psychology coach, a workshop facilitator and an Instructor at her alma mater, The University of Toronto, in their Continuing & Professional Learning Department (The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education).
As a seasoned speaker, Natalie has delivered hundreds of talks and workshops across North America. Through her unique visual storytelling approach, Natalie creates a highly engaging experience, sharing her unique insights into topics ranging from creative collaboration and mastering your mindset to workplace well-being. Audiences benefit from the practical strategies, tools and the action steps she shares that spark meaningful change lasting far beyond the event itself.
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Patti Pokorchak, MBA
Patti is an award-winning marketer and sales executive with 35+ years of experience at companies like IBM, Siemens and Learning Tree. A serial entrepreneur, she has help start and run a 7-figure software company for 10 years, before moving to the country and starting a hobby farm & garden centre.
Small Biz Sales Coach is her coaching, training, speaking and consulting business which helps businesses make their passion profitable with her proven practical advice. She finds that most entrepreneurs have not had much formal sales training and have few sales processes and disciplines. She provides individual coaching to make sales much easier, more effective and lots more fun!
Her motto is ‘if I can be a farmer, then you can be anything you want to be — with some basic business skills – as being a farmer was never in my wildest dreams!” It was only her sales and marketing background and experience that enabled her to make Down to Earth Gardens a destination for urban refugees and black thumb novice gardeners.
Patti has always had a passion for people living a life without regrets and is finishing her Reinvention Rebel book with many tips for entrepreneurs.
|Show Bio||Get Real Branding ||
Janet has been building brands for over 25 years as a Creative Director in some of Toronto’s top advertising agencies. She was part of the Canadian launch of the Dove – Campaign for Real Beauty, and many other award-winning programs for Coca-Cola, Mattel, Becel, Nestlé, Heineken and more.
She now brings this branding expertise to business leaders who are looking for ways to stand out from their competition. She developed the Get Real branding system to help you identify the unique values that attract and retain your ideal clients. This approach brings clarity, connection and creativity to your business.
Janet is the Chief Creative Muse at Innovation Network Inc.- a training, coaching and consulting network that is dedicated to supporting businesses in leading innovation for their competitive edge.