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Bring on the BIGGEST You: How to be Brave, Inspired, and Get into Action with Carol Schulte
Far too many brilliant women are playing small. They live in what Dr. Seuss calls ‘The Waiting Place.’ Waiting to feel ready, waiting to feel good enough, waiting for the perfect moment to magically arrive. And so they are not working or living to their greatest potential, not feeling fully fulfilled, not feeling truly alive. It’s time for women to bring all of themselves to the table.
In this empowering, entertaining, and inspiring keynote, you will learn the three strategies you need in order to show up as your most powerful self. You will explore what’s been holding you back, and gain tools to get you out of your comfort zone and into your B.I.G. Zone. And you will discover how to experience greater joy. When you bring the biggest you to all you do, everybody wins.
Carol Schulte is an authority on brave leadership and creator of Women Living BIG. She has been educating and entertaining international audiences for a decade. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance, an MA in Communication, and two postgraduate certificates in coaching and mentoring.
She’s worked with thousands of women to get out of their comfort zone and into their BIG zone; whether that’s surfing, getting a promotion, or finally starting their dream job! As someone who’s lived in Ashrams, shaved her head, and bungee jumped in her birthday suit, she walks her talk and offers a global perspective, having lived and worked in 16 countries. In her spare time, she’s a volunteer bereavement facilitator, triathlete, and serious carpool karaoke-er!
Meet our action panel – women who have taken charge of their lives
Aisha Addo thrives on working to make the world a better place for women. Her true passion lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify and reach their full potential.
She founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models they need to succeed. She is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and she was also named One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada.
DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is her latest initiative and the next step in her journey to empower and protect women.
Cat Coode is the founder of Binary Tattoo. Binary, for the language of all things digital. Tattoo, for the permanence of what goes online. Her mission is to help educate people with the knowledge of how an online identity is first created and then developed; empowering them to control how their identity evolves in the online world.
Cat is also an engineer, speaker, consultant, author, and, above all else, a parent. Her motivation to help others was born out of her concern for her kids and the new generations growing up in an ever-changing digital landscape.
She holds a certification in Canadian Privacy Law and Data Protection from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Toni Harris Taylor
Toni’s story is full of drastic steps.
From her drastic step of obtaining her degree while nursing her husband, leaving her six-figure income to become an entrepreneur after the death of her husband. Or when she survived and thrived after a 10-day coma to have her personal best business year. She does not let life’s curveballs hold her back. Toni teaches her audiences how to keep on stepping forward, no matter what.
In her business as a speaker and Independent Associate with LegalShield, Toni helps business owners to achieve their goals, protect their family, business, and identity to have peace of mind and confidence to create the life they imagined for themselves.
SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week with Sam Horn
Are you a procrastinator? Are you putting off a priority or project until you have more time, money, clarity, fill in the blank? What if that never happens? In this inspiring, highly interactive presentation, you’ll discover why NOW is the new LATER. You will take the HAPPINESS TEST and identify ONE THING you can set in motion that will immediately improve the quality of your life, starting TODAY, not SOMEDAY. Prepare to laugh reflect, connect and be inspired.
Sam Horn is CEO of the Intrigue Agency and TEDx speaker, and on a mission to help people create the life and work of their dreams. Her clients include National Geographic, Accenture, Boeing, Intel, Cisco and YPO.
Her books – including POP!, Tongue Fu!, SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week, and Washington Post bestseller Got Your Attention? – have been featured in INC, Forbes & NY Times and endorsed by Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and Oprah’s Executive Producer Sheri Salata.
She is known for her inspiring, interactive presentations that motivate people to take action NOW on their true priorities. www.SamHorn.com
Screw the apologies: how to lead with confidence with Professor Maja
Do you find yourself apologizing for no good reason? Are you a perfectionist or people-pleaser? Suffering from the nice-girl syndrome? Tired of saying “yes” to everyone else’s demands of your time? If this sounds like you, then this talk will motivate you to get out of your damn comfort zone!
Join Professor Maja and guest expert from CTV’s The Social, in her 30-minute keynote talk as she gives you strategies to:
- Stop apologizing (and transform your communication skills)
- Smash your obsession with being a people-pleaser (learn how to say “no” to others, so you can say “yes” to yourself)
- Slay your fears about criticism & constructive feedback
Join us and learn to split up with that shitty committee in your mind that’s constantly breeding doubt and fear. We can do this Ladies!
Professor Maja is a sociologist, author, and regular guest expert on CTV’s The Social, and a TEDx speaker. She is an apology-hater, confidence-builder and recovering make-up addict. She has authored two books – Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing…and other career mistakes women make and Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing, THE WORKBOOK, and her audiobook, a best-of compilation of her two books was released on Audible and iTunes in September 2018.
Professor Maja runs a leadership organization that trains women to improve their confidence, communication, and mindset. Professor Maja holds a PhD in sociology from McMaster University where she also teaches.
Powerful Play - What are you waiting for? with Darcy Roberts
What does the world need from you? What do you have to give?
Join us for a guided hands-on, 3D experience as we tackle your vision for 2019 with a little LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. We will lock in your learnings from today – if not now, when? – as you create a tangible representation of what will inspire, nourish and sustain you over the next period of your life. Walk out the door with your 3D vision in hand as a reminder of today’s community and learnings.
Darcy Roberts, BA, ACC is a certified career coach, speaker and facilitator who wants people to love their work. She works with businesses and organizations to create high performing teams by helping individuals and teams get more – from themselves and from each other.
She has been introducing the magic of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to manufacturing, government, not for profit and women’s groups since 2017.
MEET OUR MC
Liz is an integral part of the Journey 2 Success conference. She has been our MC for the past eight years, leading us through the day with her quirky sense of humour and style.
Liz is a communications expert and has delivered innovative, engaging workshops and results-oriented coaching to individuals in Canada, US and Italy. With a unique background in classical music, dance and comedy improv, her approach is both creative and bottom-line. She has been a guest lecturer at the Rotman School of Management and has appeared on W network.
At the conference you get to select the biz tool session you wish to attend. Each session has nine people plus the expert.
This year you make your selection at the actual event. We recommend you come, prepared to select your top three choices and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Sessions will be filled on a first-come basis, so come early.