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Nicole was born and raised in Bracebridge, Ontario where she owns two successful businesses to this day. Growing up, Nicole was a very driven, athletic individual that did not let any barriers stand in her way. One of those barriers being Dyslexia which deterred her from attending college/university right out of high school. Instead, Nicole took part in many pageants including Miss Universe Canada. It was through pageantry that Nicole realized she could turn that same passion and drive that she had within her to help others.The beauty industry soon became her main focus. Visit Nicole @ https://www.muskokaaesthetics.com/

Apollon is a professional artist and the founder of Apollon Avagyan Studio, a creative studio that offers online workshops of different art disciplines to students around the world. Apollon holds a Masters degrees in Set Design and a Bachelors Degree in Painting from Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Design. As an accomplished artist, his personal style is figurative and classical. His work has been part of several exhibitions throughout Europe and private commissions in the United States. Visit Apollon @ www.apollonavagyan.com

I discovered my true purpose when I saw myself doing a job I never enjoyed for 15years. So, I took a leaped of faith in me went back to school and become a certified Image Consultant then into a certified Confidence Coach. I learned to love myself in away which created the best version of me. I am living my best life in my now and helping other women do the same. I’m also a true feminist, I been married for 20 years (crazy guy, lol) and I’m a Mom of 3 Boys a 20, 17 and 9-year-old. So, it’s a beautiful life!  Visit Jeannie @ https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennie-martinez-capati-a4312686

Elaine speaks publicly, sharing her story and educating parents on the risk factors associated with Video Gaming Addiction. She has been featured on numerous media outlets including CBC’s The National, CBC Radio, The Wall Street Journal, CHCH Television and Rogers TV.
Elaine is also a coach for parents, offering information, strategies and support in managing technology. As an author, Elaine has published two books titled, Seeing Through the Cracks, and Cyber Sober: A Caregiver’s Guide to Video Gaming Addiction.  Visit Elaine @ https://eyespyhealth.ca/

I am a self-taught artist and photographer who was selected by Art Tour International as one of the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art for 2014 -2020, one of their Top 20 Fine Art Photographers for 2017, one of their Artist of the Decade, and an ARTYA Award recipient! I was a professional Roller Derby skater and later coach/GM for the World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers and a firefighter. Vist Jim @ https://jim-fitzpatrick.pixels.com/

 

Jane Hogan, “The Wellness Engineer,” blends science and spirituality to help people release joint pain by naturally letting go of inflammatory foods, thoughts and feelings so they can become the most magnificent version of themselves.  Her personal experience of reversing crippling rheumatoid arthritis using natural solutions inspired her to leave a 30-year engineering career and become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Through Jane Hogan Health, Jane applies engineering problem-solving skills to help others build a solid foundation of mind-body wellness. Vist Jane @ janehoganhealth.com

 

Michelle Larsen graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado in 1980. She specialized in outdoor advertising, lettering and sign painting. She went on the paint billboards and signs in Denver, Colorado. In 2009 Michelle started her fine art career and in 2011 she began sculpting canvases with paper to create a three-dimensional painting.
Visit Michelle Laren at  www.poetrypainting.com

Patricia is an award winning international contemporary artist, author, entrepreneur, visionary and humanitarian. Mentored by Master artist Dragan Dragic in France since 1999. She was knighted in 2013 as a Dame of the International Order of St. George Grand Prior of Canada. Inducted into the WXN (Women’s Executive Network)Top 100 most Powerful Women in Canada inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Patricia accepted the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from Universal Womens Network. Recipient of Gold Medal from SNBA in Paris and Silver and Pewter medal from Arts Sciences and Lettres in France.  Connect with Patricia @ https://patriciakarengagic.com/  Check out our live and unscripted interview on Business Mentorship; Keepin’ It Real

Ric Conn is  represented by the Grimandi Art Gallery in New York.  As an expressionist painter, his work is concerned mostly with equality, empowerment and mental health, and he is deeply passionate about these issues. Internationlly known, he uses a variety of media to tell his stories. Visit Ric at https://www.ricconn.com

I was born and live in Québec City. I like the simple things in life. As a hobby, I enjoy photography and received my love for art and beauty from my mother who is an artist. My father, a lawyer, passed on to me the love of the French language and the pride of a job well done.  You may connect with Joelle at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo%C3%ABlle-renauld-9537614/

Rhonda Grant is an entrepreneur, founder and business owner who instinctively coaches those she works with and people who have come to her seeking her guidance in business. Her strong business background coupled with people skills has developed her into a natural speaker. Based on her book and anchored in energies that affect people’s outcomes, she is able to recognize self-defeating practices that keep people from becoming their best self. With the massive shift in human consciousness, mindful practices can be transferred into better business practices with ease following simple techniques.  Connect with Rhonda at www.magicalforceswithin.com
Check out Rhonda’s live interview on Business Mentorship; Keepin’ It Real 

I share my layers of trauma on wordpress.  The A blog abandoned abducted abused addict adhd and arrested 4x. My success I went to school to be a jail guard, ended up working as a child and youth worker for 15 years with the same agency. The last 8 years I have been working with the school board as an Educational Assistant.
I registered my own business Tree of Stars April 2017 promoting mental health awareness and addiction recovery by telling our stories through music. Released a charity album in March 2018, completed a documentary, created a play & facilitate workshops free in cafes.To connect with Jessica visit: https://comptonjessica30.wixsite
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