I am Robyn Allan, the owner and curator of Nest. I love animals; both domesticated and wild, as well as artists; both talented and creative. I truly enjoy creating a positive experience for visitors, where they can shop with the knowledge that they are supporting Canadian artists while finding the perfect gift. I am a Hamiltonian and a proud mother of several pets: two dogs, two cats and a dragon- as well as one human kid!
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Edita Atteck is an author, coach, and speaker helping professionals to claim their inner power through guiding them to maintain mental, emotional, and physical health, resilience, and to build healthier communities both at work and at home. She is the author of Awaken Your Inner Leader: Transform Stress, Develop Emotional Mastery and Thrive. Visit Edita @ www.editaatteck.com.
Kim McDiarmid is a professional model, former agent and mentor with 40 years experience in the modelling industry. Her mission is to develop aspiring models and guide them into this competitive business through her One-Of-A-Kind Model Masterclass. Kim understands what it takes and leads emerging talent with consistency and professionalism. Visit: www.modelmasterclass.pro for more information.
Carol McLean, CPCC, PCC is a truly gifted certified neurotransformational coach (CNTC), facilitator, non-profit visionary and human potential activist. As a rebel and rule-breaker in the best of ways, Carol has always challenged broken, conventional models, calling for radical change in businesses and individuals when required. She sees not what is – but what can, and will, be. Visit https://shifthappenscoaching.org/
Shannon empowers young professional women who have busted their butt’s and are left wondering “this is it? This is all my effort gets?” to go for more their more and bring fun and flow back into their lives. As an Internationally Designated Institute, Shannon can guide you through a proven system to move beyond second-guessing yourself and become a strong, confident, effective woman both at home and out in the world. Visit Shannon @ www.ShannonMPole.ca.
Suzanne Zandbergen is the founder of The Generator, a social media marketing agency in Hamilton, as well as co-founder of Hamilton Fempreneurs, a group of local women entrepreneurs with over 4,00 members. Suzanne is a Women Who Rock award recipient, and nominated for a Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction award. Visit www.thegenerator.ca
AnYes helps female professionals create the business that will sustain the life they desire. She helps them clarify the vision of what they want that life to look like, build the confidence & the abundance mindset to dare make it happen, create the business that will support it and implement the tools/ systems, work-life balance and self-care that will make it sustainable. To reach AnYes visit: www.thereinventionmentor.co.uk
Deanna Lawson-Langford has been helping women achieve their goals in the Hamilton community for over 20 years. Combining her passions for health, wellness, coaching and leadership with life experience, Deanna Langford Coaching creates a community where women feel safe, empowered and supported to reach for the stars. Visit deannalangfordcoaching.com to learn more!
Priya is a fourth generation Canadian of South Asian descent. She is also a high school teacher, a mom, a therapy-dog volunteer and an entrepreneur. As the creator of sariKNOTsari, Priya Mohan aspires to provide customers with a curated collection of gifts, slow-fashion and up-cycled clothing, wellness products, and home decor that allows people to buy the things they need while making a difference in the world. connect with her @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through www.sariknotsari.com.
Susan Crossman is a writer, editor, speaker and adventuress who lives to harness the power of a good story. In recent years she has gone ziplining in Costa Rica, mountain luging in New Zealand, and trekking in the Nepalese countryside.. Above all else, in all she does, Susan believes in the importance of seeing with our hearts, as well as our eyes. Find out how she puts words to work for her clients and colleagues @ www.crossmancommunications.com.
Blandine Carsalade, a former finance agent, left the business world to inspire children to read, to think about and to question the world around them. Being from Congo, the world’s second poorest country, she believes that education and an open-mind have the power to create lasting change in the world.