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Five years ago Rebecca founded Pivot & Pilot Creative, a design agency in Vancouver that specializes in branding, packaging design, advertising, and website design.  Aside from running her agency, Rebecca speaks, conducts workshops and hosts a “Conversations” panel where P&P interviews business leaders in Vancouver.
She also hosts P&P’s YouTube channel that explores the way design influences consumer behaviour.
On the side she dabbles in stand-up and hangs with her dog.
Portfolio at pivotandpilot.com

Karen Guse is a registered Social Service Worker. AKA – people person. I truly enjoy meeting new people. I want to hear your story, your aspirations. I have university certificates in Geriatrics & Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. I’m a mom of two adult boys. I had a previous girl who lost her medical battle at age 18. She is with me every day chatting on my shoulder “you can do this mom”. I am encouraged everyday to continue to work hard with my new entrepreneurship dreams. I volunteer with our local victims services. Allow me to help you with your business marketing.      Connect with Karen @ http://www.coffeenewsbrant.ca

Laura Tedesco like many small business owners is currently wearing many hats, jewellery designer and proud mom of 2 boys. Family is everything to me and feel blessed to be able to work with my husband while carrying on a family tradition. Love to travel, health and wellness, cooking and spending time with my family.  Visit Laura @ www.lauratedesco.com

Victoria Lorient-Faibish MEd, RP, CCC, BCPP, RPE is a Registered Psychotherapist, a legacy professional with over 25 years in experience. She is a relationship expert, life coach, author of 2 books, & award winning inspirational keynote speaker. Her skilled communication style fosters deep self-awareness in her clients, leading to change and healing. Her focus is to disrupt multi-generational family patterns. She has a master’s degree in educational psychology, and her influences include eastern philosophies, the basis for her brand of holistic psychotherapy. Connect with Victoria @ www.visualizationworks.com

Structured Creations was incorporated in 2003 and was started shortly after graduation from Architecture School at Carleton University in 1994. I spent the majority of my youth working in the residential construction industry, building homes in various trades, from the age of 14 on.  Visit Darren @ www.structuredcreations.com

I’m a mother of two, a long distance runner and passionate Torontonian. I love reading the news and my guilty pleasure is to watch advertisements on YouTube. I’m a strong advocate for female empowerment and am a board member for a youth leadership organization. I would love for my legacy to be that I’ve made a positive impact on the world!  Visit Sarah at https://rise-agency.ca/

I was born in Birmingham England. My parents moved to Brantford, when I just 11. After I divorced my first husband I moved back to the UK. Fast forward 5 years, a new husband a daughter and twin daughters soon to arrive, we moved back to Canada. I started my journey with FAC in 2005. I am Jewellery Stylist/Sales Leader. I train/motivate a team of women to have a successful direct sales business too. I am a member of the Brantford Chamber of Commerce and recently started the Brantford Chapter for Company of Women. a networking group helping women create success on their terms. Visit Narinda: www.fifthavenuecollection.com/Narinda

Irene Dzioba  Graduated with a Business-Accounting diploma (I know numbers), Became a landlord at the age of 23 and since 2006, owner alongside husband of Cove Mechanical, Burlington based Plumbing & Mechanical Contracting company.  She is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist for Seniors and Canadian Certified Staging Professional. Happily married with two children. “Life is too short to worry about the little things”  Visit Irene @ www.360homestaging.ca