Facilitated by: Wendy Brookhouse, Founder & Chief Strategist, Blackstar Group
Having money confidence changes how you present in all aspects of your life – including your professional career. And with confidence comes personal power.
We don’t understand enough about the behaviors that drive our money issues. You might know what you should do, and yet you still don’t do it.
Money is so much more than math. Our relationship with money is built over many years, first from our parents and grandparents, then our own experiences that form self-limiting beliefs and expectations, and of course, the sheer pressures of everyday life. We look at the way others present to the world and want that as well, but we don’t have access to the reality “behind the curtain” to see if that life is truly as prosperous or sustainable as it looks.
Join us as we delve into money mindsets, how to recognize patterns and how to change them. During this 45 minute interactive presentation, we will examine the state of Canadian personal finances and the unique challenges we face as women with our money. We will share key strategies to change the female narrative around money, overcome self-sabotage and find true prosperity in all aspects of your life through increased confidence with your money.
Success Secrets of the Most Powerful Women in Business
Facilitated by: Eleanor Beaton, Keynote Speaker + Women’s Leadership Development Mentor
2% of women entrepreneurs crack the million dollar mark in revenues. Just 4% of the world's most powerful CEOs are women. In this inspiring, engaging and practical workshop you'll discover 5 core attributes shared by these powerhouse women in business, and how you can leverage these skills to create greater impact, influence and income on your terms.
Women’s leadership expert Eleanor Beaton spent more than a decade researching and consulting with women who lead multi-billion dollar businesses, launched international movements, and advise some of the world's most powerful political figures. This presentation is an engaging, practical insight into the minds and habits of powerhouse women. You will walk away with a clear understanding of the critical success factors that have catapulted the "4%" to the upper echelons of leadership AND how you can leverage these strategies to create more professional and personal success today -- whether you want to be CEO of your company, grow your small business or land that next promotion. Attendees will walk away with their own "powerhouse plan", which will include personalized action steps they can put into action today.
CMRP, Vice President, Corporate Research Associates
Margaret has worked as a consultant since 1999, specializing in group facilitation, in-depth interviewing, marketing and communications. She has wide-ranging experience with the financial, mining, communications, utility, food and drink, pharmaceutical, not-for-profit and public sectors. As a seasoned moderator, her areas of specialty include conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews related to advertising and communications evaluation, website usability, concept testing and brainstorming. She has pioneered an innovative qualitative research tool, Netfocus, which incorporates simultaneous online and verbal methodologies.
Margaret’s curiosity has taken her to many stops around the world, but she has found a new home in Halifax where she loves to volunteer to help make the city vibrant. Her sidekick Rosie can be found at CRA on certain Furry Fridays.
Keynote Speaker + Women’s Leadership Development Mentor
Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning journalist, speaker, executive coach and podcast host, working with women in leadership positions achieve unprecedented results with clarity, confidence, focus and grace. Eleanor has served as Chair of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. In 2017, she won the prestigious Profiles in Diversity “Women Worth Watching” Award for her work promoting diversity and inclusion. She joins previous recipients of this award including General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, advocate/actress Geena Davis and many other women from diverse industries and backgrounds driving meaningful change in parity and gender equality.
Through her world-renowned leadership training, elite-level mentorship, international keynotes, and live events, Eleanor helps ambitious professional women and business owners develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and big decisions are made.
MBA, CEC, Professional Coaching
Andrea is passionate about developing people, setting goals and getting results. She believes that people are more capable then they let on. Her clients say that her positive energy is contagious. A professional leadership coach that believes in abundance. She helps clients to see opportunities, feel ready to take action and make things happen. She offers a balanced perspective by linking the human side of the business to the bottom line.
She is a Certified Executive Coach through Royal Roads University and an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. She spent 15 years managing P&L’s through progressive marketing positions on brands like Werther’s Original, Absolut Vodka, World Vision and Canadian Tire. She lives in Halifax with her husband and three young children. She enjoys running, stand up paddle boarding and exploring Nova Scotia.
As a Partner and Business Team leader, Leah’s legal practice focuses entirely on the area of business law. In addition to providing legal advice to her clients on a full range of general and complex commercial matters, she is involved daily in the purchase and sale of businesses (share and asset sales), corporate reorganizations, drafting and negotiation of lease agreements, business incorporations and registrations and real estate transactions. A portion of Leah’s practice is dedicated to commercial financing matters, both on the borrower and lender side. Leah recognizes that attention to detail, organization and timeliness is key to these matters and prides herself in her abilities in these areas. She works extremely well under pressure and is continually focused on “closing the deal” smoothly and on time. Leah also has a genuine interest in supporting owner-managed business operations and she is committed to being part of the owner-manager’s “team” of professionals. Leah’s clients are across the spectrum of industries, however, she enjoys a particular concentration in advising independent pharmacy owners on a variety of business matters, including leasing and mergers and acquisitions.
Leah is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and the Canadian Bar Association. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Alumni of Acadia University (2006-2010), a former member of the Board of Directors of Metro Community Housing Association (2004-2009); and the Board of Directors of Metamorphic Theatre (2006-2007).
In addition to spending time with her family and friends, including her husband Darren, their wonderful young children Mary, Sam, Joe and Ben, Leah enjoys being outdoors and all aspects of physical fitness, especially long-distance running, soccer and skiing.