Heide is the Founder-Director of Breathing Landscape II Breathing Dialogues. She holds a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.
Heide reveals experiences of catalyzing right relationship with self, one another, and the land. Through conscious design and dialogue she reveals a concept of the "umbilical cords of reciprocity", that can inform our intention, perception of reality and lived identities. She is a space-maker for marginalized voices and healing ways of being.
Amber J. Adams is a New York City-based Leadership and Executive Coach working with mid-career professionals who feel stuck in the “messy middle” of their careers.
Her superpower is helping her clients reimagine and reframe their stories so they can pivot, gain clarity, and express their untapped potential. Her clients are learning how to reconnect with their ability to take the lead in building careers, businesses, and personal brands from places of courage, intention, and creativity on their terms.
Asha Lapps is a daughter, sister, aunty, partner. Lover of music, reading, life and all things personal growth. She is an entrepreneur and founder of the Black Queens of Durham Region group, an online community of over 9,000 women.
Rhona is the Founder of, The Self-Help Hub 4 Women based in the United Kingdom. As a Women's Transformation coach, she empowers women and offers services that can allow clients to change their lives, and create the future they want. Rhona supports women to embrace their current situations, and analyze their life choices for personal development.
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Evelyn was born in Toronto, Ontario, a first generation Chilean Canadian with Jamaican descent. She Immersed herself in classical fine arts early in her life, and fell deeply passionate about art and its way of communicating ideas.
Growing up with the desire to create and master visual arts, Evelyn quickly recognized her talents and went on to earn a Degree in the Art of Animation.
Evelyn now resides in Niagara falls, where she began a new journey. Her first experience in Niagara Falls was participating in the ‘Artists Discovery Program under the mentorship of Antoine Gaber. She currently sits on the Arts and Culture Committee in Niagara Falls for 4 years, is an Ambassador for Spark Innovations Niagara and is the featured artist of the Brilliant Minded Women’s Foundation and Organization.
She is a mother of twin boys and a passionate, diverse entrepreneur. Evelyn recently launched her digital art production company Enlightened Art Inc, which helps bring ideas to life through Graphic Design and Disney style art. Through the use of technology she is able to expand the boundaries of her mind to inspire, innovate and create new possibilities!
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Tamesha’s career in education spanned more than 20 years with some international teaching experience. She is an award-winning entrepreneur who enjoys mentoring, event planning and is committed to building communities. This passion further came to life when in 2016 she was recognized as a Black Canadian Role Model and began networking with other like-minded women outside of teaching.
After spending some time in the financial services sector, Tamesha decided to create Empower Her 101 to help females commit to ongoing personal growth. She also helps individuals to advance in their careers and/or start their own businesses and uses financial literacy as the platform as she engages them. She loves to see people winning at life and smashing their goals!
Kafi London is a mentor, coach, speaker, and facilitator who has worked in the realm of management consulting for over twenty years, helping leading organizations develop their leaders, teams, and talent.
Kafi specializes in working with people who are driven and passionate about their work but feel stuck in a place where their inner light has started to dim.
Kafi passionately believes energy and enthusiasm are critical currencies of success. Her expertise is helping clients tap into these currencies to ignite their best selves so they can bring out the best in others.
A motivator, disrupter, teacher, advisor, innovator, and leader, all rolled into one, Kafi’s transformative work helps kickstart a process of change, taking people from fed up to fired up!
To find out more about Kafi’s transformative work:
Podcast: Smart Women on Fire
Patricia Bebia Mawa is the Executive Vice President of Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television, as well as the host of the Planet Africa. She has directed and produced over 15 television programs including The Visionaries, The Golden Button and Standing Ovation. Patricia is the writer and director of Afroglobal Television’s new drama series Omobella Palace. She is the Associate Publisher of Excellence, Envision and Destiny Magazines. In 2008 Silvertrust Media, introduced the Discover magazine series, which has since released over 20 titles and editions for organizations and countries.
Listed in the Who’s Who in Black Canada, she is a recipient of the Toronto Police Community Service Award, the International Women Achievers Award, the BPPA Harry Jerome Award for Media; the Martin Luther King DreamKeeper Award and a Queen Elizabeth’s 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is the co-founder of the Crossover Mentorship Program, a youth empowerment initiative. In 2020 Patricia was appointed chair of the Reelworld Screen Institute and in 2021, she was appointed to the Advisory board of Trebas College, part of the World University System.
Patricia and her husband Moses have been featured on CNN International in a half hour special. In March 2016, the duo launched Afroglobal Television, a 24-hour television channel that is currently on Rogers Cable, Bell Fibe, Eastlink and Telus across Canada. In 2018, Patricia co-authored the 150 Extraordinary Canadians Legacy book, with a foreword by the Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
MICHELLE MAMA is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and veteran factual producer/director with over 300 of hours of television under her belt.
She is a fiercely creative television professional known for her outside-the-box storytelling and her tenacity in delivering the best in factual entertainment. As a director she has the ability to disarm subjects and generate true intimacy with her subjects and as a producer she collaborates to inspire and extract extraordinary work from her team. With a well-worn passport and the confidence of experience, she is as comfortable in a studio control room as she is on location in a war-torn country. She has produced two feature films: scripted comedy Your Beautiful Cul De Sac Home (2007) and 21 Days to Nawroz (2009) a documentary feature that she also directed, shot in the north of Iraq exploring the lives of Kurdish women during the war.
Michelle is the newly-minted Executive Producer of Canada’s Drag Race (9 x 60) – the country’s top-rated original series. She was recently showrunner on two seasons of In the Making (16 x 30), a prime-time documentary series about ground-breaking artists for CBC, as well as writing on the iconic sketch comedy series Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC/CBC). In 2020, she was nominated by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for a CSA for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for her episode of In the Making.
In 2021, Michelle was series director of the History Channel series Lost Car Rescue (6 x 60 mins). She also produced and directed an 8-part documentary series for Fuse/OutTV called Shine True about Trans and Non-Binary folks discovering the way they want to present in the world that was lauded by The New York Times, The New Yorker and Vogue. In 2022, she was nominated by the Academy for her second CSA for Best Direction, Factual. She was also awarded the Imagen Award, the MIPCOM Diversity TV Excellence Award and the 2022 Critic's Choice Award.
Michelle continues to develop scripted and unscripted projects, including a documentary feature AntiDiva about queer rock outlaw Carole Pope of the band Rough Trade.
Michelle is represented by Mark Turner at Abrams Artists Agency, NYC.
Oprah Magazine shared her story as Quest for the Gold World Cup Sailor sailing against able bodied men. Now in 2023 a #1 International Award-Winning Business Leader & MegaSpeaker with stars like Jane Fonda and Dr. Phil in over 40+ countries, on multiple TedXs, a TV and Podcast HOST, #1 Bestselling Author, whose forward is written by Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Canada’s Hall of Fame inductee who has over 100 million viral video views, BEd, and MBA.
Oh, and... she was the 1st four-way amputee to climb the Himalaya Mountains, sail, scuba dive and Bronze medalist alpine skier. Clearly our expert on Disarming Limiting Beliefs.
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Michelle Allman-Esdaille is the proud founder and co-owner of The Hook & Company, a Toronto based e-commerce marketplace for creatives to find and hire freelance Artist Managers and Entertainment Specialists. She is also an Artist Manager herself, an artist strategist, consultant, industry speaker on the business of song, mental health advocate and mindset coach specific to the creative space.
Recently added to her roster, Michelle is the only recorded black female to own and operate her own sync agency in Canada under the business name The HOOK Sync Group. Being privy to race and gender biases within the music industry, it is important for Michelle to create spaces that are built specifically for underrepresented artists that fall in the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and recognized as female community.
To add to the list, Michelle is a Reiki practitioner and author of a collaborative anthology book entitled "You Have So Much Potential - Inspiring Generation Healing & Transformation" with 29 other doctors and practitioners.
Lisa Jeffs is a certified coach of over 8 years, a writer, intuitive, and former child and youth counselor with a B.A. from Ryerson University. Lisa believes everyone has a unique purpose they’re meant to fulfill in this lifetime and is passionate about helping her clients bring theirs to life. She helps leaders, entrepreneurs and executives overcome their issues around fear, limiting beliefs, lack of clarity and confidence… equipping them to create the life, impact, and fulfillment they desire.
Since beginning her business in 2014 as a professional coach and launching her life coach practice online, Lisa has grown her following to over 34,000 and has worked with hundreds of driven leaders on a similar mission as hers. To create a massive impact in the world and achieve success on their terms.
Lisa has appeared and been published in sources such as Bumble Bizz, YFS Magazine, Mel Magazine, Toronto 640 News, Having Time, Awesomeness TV, Tiny Buddha and Thrive Global to name a few.
My Website: www.lisajeffs.com
Rafiat Ahmed is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is a Restorative Faith Coach, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and host of Follow Your First Mind Podcast.
Rafiat is intuitive, fearless, and wise, stretching individuals to take inspired action to create the life they never knew they could have through understanding their identity, intuition, impact and influence. Rafiat leverages her unique filled lessons to serve individuals who are on their pathways to self discovery and healing from burnout and suffering from poor mental health experiences that are hindering their life’s fullest expression.
Rafiat had suffered from poor mental health for several years as she lived with high functioning depression. After many challenges, Rafiat lost her self-identity which ultimately led her to discover her purpose and who she is. She hosts a podcast called "Follow Your First Mind" in which she gave advice on how to improve one's life by drawing lessons from one's experiences. She sought coaching assistance which lead to this inspired podcast and the launch her present company, "Rafiat Ahmed Coaching," where she teaches clients how to trust their first minds.
Rafiat’s passions consists of faith, leadership, and especially teaching young people how to become powerful leaders. If you are seeking to step into the fullness of who you are and living a life filled with peace and confidence, Rafiat is your girl.
Follow Your First Mind Podcast www.rafiatahmed.com/podcast
As part of her empowerment journey, Marian Balogun became a mental health advocate to help increase women's inclusivity. She published, "The Different Faces of Narcissism" which recently ranked #1 on Amazon's abuse and self-defence e-book category, educating individuals about psychological abuse.
Her book’s success derives from her personal experience with toxic individuals in her surroundings and her desire to empower people. Her main goal for writing the book is to help individuals recognize red flags in their association with others, in order to protect themselves from potential abuse. See her
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Coming from a public service background, Marian was inspired to extend her passions and careers to the Marketing Communications and business industry as she is known for her meticulousness and interpersonal skills which have been emphasized by her clients.
Marian is currently an Independent Consultant and the founder of Power Up Your Brand Consulting, a marketing communications company that specializes in Public Relations, Event Planning, Thought Leadership and Brand Management. Visit https://powerupyourbrandconsulting.com/
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Marian wishes to expand her success through her consulting company, networking and involvement in purpose driven activities. Her entrepreneurial success stems from her motto "Never feed into self-doubt", as she advocates it’s a limitation to one’s achievements and accomplishments.
Jennifer Drummond is the Founder of Racial Lens, a client centred Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) consulting service with a twist. Combining lived experience as a Black woman, training as a Psychotherapist and extensive expertise in training creation and facilitation, Jennifer has created a way to make people reflect deeply on their own relationship with racism and equity and inclusion. Jennifer's main focus on her EDI work is blending aspects of mental health, working with therapist and health professionals , so they can provide the best service possible without unintentionally causing harm.
Her past experience as the Program Consultant with Family Daycare Services and the first Program Manager and primary creator of the innovative afterschool Beyond 3:30 program, where she was able to work as an inclusive leader for those working with children. She also had a previous business as the Belly Dancing Psychotherapist. She also gained her skills as a facilitator, trainer and workshop creator when she was travelling and working with Canada World Youth and Katimavik, two non-formal educational programs for youth in Canada and overseas.
Andrea Petrut is a fierce advocate for love and healing, and this thread weaves through everything she does as an engaging visionary speaker, podcaster, teacher, workshop leader, trauma-informed facilitator, home educator, storyteller, somatic writer, co-author.
She is passionate about co-empowering professionals globally to embrace their uniqueness in order to courageously lead the change with their spirituality. Her warm presence encourages inspired thoughts and deeper insight that allows individuals to reach into themselves and find answers there.
As a trailblazer in her native Romanian lineage, and as an immigrant mother living in Canada, Andrea has been her own pillar in life, lifting herself and others on her path. Her goal is to guide leaders and changemakers who want to serve for the best and highest good of all.
She creates holistic connection with others based on her deep belief in the oneness of all people, and is skilled at instilling collaborative energy into service ventures of all scales, from individual and community to the global level.
Listen to Andrea’s Podcast Healing Through Oneness https://healingthroughoneness.podbean.com/
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Simone Cordice was born and raised in Canada, but her passion for nature, culture, and the history of her people throughout the African Diaspora led her to culminate her formal education at La Universidad de Matanzas, Cuba and the University of the West Indies in Barbados. This foundation prepared her for a journey of self discovery and advocacy .
After working for several years directly with artisanal communities in Agriculture and fisheries, Simone continued to use her BSc. in Biological and Social Sciences in the realm of social entrepreneurship and development. Her company, Sim Honey Inc., assists entrepreneurs through an innovative Business Boost Program which uses income sharing or results-based commission to give small and medium sized businesses the exposure they need to realize their growth potential.
Having now received her Kemetic initiatic name, Gileera Hentkhepra, she confidently moves through existence as a woman on a mission to impact generations across the globe. Gileera seeks to be a catalyst and connector of her people in the quest for restoration original and indigenous culture all over the world.
Tiffany Yelverton is the founder and Chief Sexinista of Entice Me Soirees, Inc. and Sexy Survivors. Tiffany is a master at disarming sexual shame and normalizing conversations around sex and pleasure. Tiffany inspires women to love their bodies and experience the orgasms of their dreams to eradicate the gender pleasure gap. Tiffany entices individuals and couples to connect with themselves, at their sexual core, to feel sexier in and out of the bedroom. As a master sex coach, she facilitates sexy courses, workshops, luxury retreats, and coaching experiences plus offers over 400 body-safe, non-toxic sexual pleasure items to enhance life
Specializing in the mind-spirit connection, Chantelle helps you release your mental clutter and realign you to the god within. She spent the last 20 years on a quest for the best tools and techniques that will allow us to realign our thinking to who God designed us to be. Through her five Master Certifications, life experiences, and the practice of listening to God’s voice within, she's been able to help ambitious women to quiet the chaos within and bring peace and alignment to their everyday life. She is passionate to see you live with peace, fulfill your mission and leave your legacy.
Stephanie Woodward is a leadership & whole-life coach, facilitator and author of #1 Amazon bestseller The Big Scale Back: Success and Balance By Your Own Design. She is the founder of Agency II Change, a boutique coaching and consulting firm specializing in custom programs, experiences and retreats for individuals, groups, teams and organizations. She guides clients to identify and maintain their sweet spot of successful outcomes, personal fulfillment, and positive well-being
Elaina helps ordinary humans see and be their magical selves so they can show up fully for the lives and the world they want to create. She's passionate about reframing personal development as a tool for global transformation, which means shifting the conversation to the bigger picture and the shared reality we co-create every day. She reminds us of our power to rewrite not just our own stories, but also the collective stories that shape the world and make change possible.
Elaina is an ICF-accredited coach with a broad-ranging background in literature, psychology, user experience research, and learning & development. She’s a self-proclaimed “tech-sector dropout”, having spent more than 20 years working in the technology sector prior to becoming a full-time coach and mindset educator.