Rod is currently the CEO of the Certified Coaches Federation, a world leader in life and executive coach education. Rod he co-wrote the best-selling “Foundations of Professional Personal Training”, used by more fitness professionals in Canada than any other book and co-wrote the “Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach Certification.” Rod is also a 4-time Ironman competitor, 24-hour mountain bike competitor, cross-Canada cyclist, former competitive rower, 200-hour RYT yogi, proud husband and father.
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Ashley Letts is a writer and communications consultant based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has developed and executed media relations and social impact strategy for Red Bull, Honour House, Vancouver Farmers Markets and more. Her work has appeared in GOOD Magazine, Conscious Company, the Globe and Mail, Financial Post, and HuffPost.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.