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Anita Heidema, Mindset Coach and Strategist for Busy Entrepreneurs and Executives & Founder of YIJGroup (Your Inspirational Journey).
Anita is a Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Success Coach and has 27 years experience in sales and management in various corporations and industries. Based on her experience in life and business she has developed the YIJ Group of companies to
|Show Bio||Joanna Jordan Electric Harpist ||
Toronto Harpist Joanna Jordan Biography
North America’s first classical – jazz – rock – comedic electric harpist, Joanna Jordan has been delighting and amazing audiences throughout the world. In concert, this award winning musician and accomplished comedian provides the best of both worlds, demonstrating that it is possible to perform difficult pieces without taking one’s self too seriously and still remain true to the highest standards of musical integrity.
Trained in three disciplines, Classical, Jazz and extensive training at Second City, Jordan was a multiple prize-winner at the International and Pop Harp Festival and toured the USA for two years as the recipient of the prestigious American Harp Society “Concert Artist Award”. Representing the 3,000 member organization as their concert Artist for two years, Joanna did debut recitals in Los Angeles, San Diego, Kansas City, Buffalo, Seattle, Minneapolis, Austin, Dallas, San Antonia, Phoenix and Houston.
In 1996, Joanna Jordan received the “Gordon Delamont Award” for the excellence of her compositions. On May 17, 2000, she received the “Musician of the Year” Award from the Mississauga Arts Council. Joanna made her New York debut on June 8, 2000 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Joanna Jordan has released four recordings. Two are with the CLAZZ® Trio of harp, bass and drums, entitled “Clazzic” and “A Little Bit of All”. There is also a “CLAZZ Flute and Harp Duo” recording and a solo relaxation CD entitled, “The Romantic Harp”.
Having done more than 2,000 appearances, Joanna has toured and performed for many people, including performances for Her Majesty, The Queen Mother; Her Royal Highness, Princess Margaret; Tina Turner; The Three Tenors; Vatican Secretary of State, His Eminence Cardinal Casaroli; The Raja of Punjab; Franklin Roosevelt Jr; Pierre Elliot Trudeau; Ella Fitzgerald; Oscar Peterson and Chuck Berry.
Joanna has also appeared as “Harp Vader” in many children’s concerts, representing the Toronto Symphony Education Program. She has written and performed music for film and videos, done more than 2,000 private performances for Royalty, major corporations, entertainment executive and cultural organizations and has made appearances on all of Canada’s national television networks.
In 1993, Jordan imported the first Electric Harp into Canada. She is also the first harpist in the world to have recorded on the Lyon & Healy Electric Harp. This harp captures the beautiful sound of an acoustic harp, improving upon its bass, making it sound rich, clear and distinct and the soprano section mellow. Jordan has selected it as her harp of preference.
Ms. Jordan is a citizen of both Canada and the United States.
|Show Bio||The Art of Marketing | Show Map ||
The Art of Marketing Inc. was created in 1999 by Wendy Marlow in response to the growing need for marketing and sales expertise for small businesses.
In the late 90′s, research revealed that people were leaving their corporate jobs (both voluntarily and involuntarily) and starting their own business to enhance their quality of life and/or generate an income. What Wendy noticed was that while people were proficient in their craft, they were not proficient in marketing and sales. Through an ingenious survey, Wendy was able to identify and confirm the 3 biggest obstacles small business owners face: (1) finance (2) marketing and (3) sales. In particular, small business owners identified “getting their name out there” as their most complex of tasks, and often the one ignored. Ask Wendy about her ingenious survey that resulted in a >95% response rate.
Wendy Marlow worked in corporate environments for more than 25 years, 19 of them with a health care company in Mississauga. As the company grew, so did Wendy’s responsibilities and knowledge base. She did everything from buying cars and office furniture to creating incentive travel and bonus/recognition programs. But it was in marketing that she found her passion, drive and the creative expression she loved. In 1999 Wendy left her corporate life behind as she spread her entrepreneurial wings. She has never regretted her decision and is profoundly thankful for her corporate experience.
|Show Bio||Small Biz Sales Coach | Show Map ||
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.