From Worthless to Woman of Worth
Christine Awram, Founder
“From teenage runaway to global leader, learn the specific strategies that moved her from futility to fulfillment.”
WOW Woman Of Worth is a collection of powerful real-life stories from fifteen fabulous females who share how they have moved through extraordinary challenges to lead successful and joyful lives.
LEARN the specific strategies these influential women used to triumph over hardships, so you too can lead a truly abundant life. This book is deeply authentic and inspiring, and invites you to take your next empowering step.
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Successful women are rarely born that way. Almost every empowered CEO, manager, entrepreneur, and “motherpreneur” I’ve known has come from humble beginnings and, sometimes, almost unspeakable pain and suffering.
The reason they thrive is not because success was handed to them. Instead, these women flourish because they embraced courage and connection. At some point they made a decision to not allow their past to define them, but rather to strengthen and empower them.
Courage isn’t an absence of fear – it’s feeling the fear and stepping forward anyway. Life might bring you to your knees, but you don’t have to stay there.
Empowered women know that when you bond with like-minded women, there will always be someone to extend a hand to help you back up. We’re not meant to do it alone. Together, we’re stronger.
These influential women have shared their profoundly personal stories so you know there is always a way forward. Not only that, you’ll see what a powerful place this is to lead from.
As Goethe quoted, “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” If I could add one more line specific to women it would be, “Find your Tribe, because real women empower women.”
Everyone has a dream, a vision, a hope, a desire. What step forward are you willing to take today? Connect, collaborate, take that step, and before you know it you’ll be flying.
This is your time darling. Get WOWed.Christine Awram, Founder
Woman Of Worth WOW Worldwide
Christine Awram, Founder
“From teenage runaway to global leader, learn the specific strategies that moved her from futility to fulfillment.”
Discover how you will Stand Up & Stand Out as an influential Connected Woman.”
“Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror.”
“Unleash your power and playfulness, and start living.”
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken – control your own destiny and happiness. ”
“The Queen of Living Clean will show you how to empower your own wellbeing.”
“Find your way back to your authentic self, and reignite creative dreams and talents that are still within you.”
“It takes a village and a community to achieve your greatest potential.”
“Use fear as your guide, to jump headfirst into the life you’ve always dreamed of.”
“From the desperation and isolation of addiction, to the healing power of connection.”
“Heal self-destructive patterns, as the only common denominator in your relationships is you!”
“There is nothing wrong with you, and the world is waiting for you to shine your perfect beautiful light.”
Dr. Rose Backman
“Tap into your deep power and speak your truth, knowing you’re deserving and worthy to create everything you desire.”
“You don’t need to wait for a challenge to make a change, your passion is waiting inside you.”
“How to move from corporate hostage to financial freedom.”
“Sometimes life is about risking it all for a dream no one can see but you.”
“Chocolate is a vegetable, because it comes from a bean.” This is just one of many doubletake statements you’ll hear from Christine Awram (while wearing a pink tiara), as she encourages women to question any of their beliefs that limit an empowered, joyful and successful life.
She’s the founder of Woman Of Worth WOW Worldwide and is a dynamic speaker, author, visionary and philanthropist. Christine radiates vitality with her indomitable spirit and humour. Yet her earlier years began as a teenage runaway who experienced addiction, illness and depression. She inspires others by sharing the specific strategies she used to move from futility to fulfillment, and how she transformed challenges into passion and purpose.
Christine’s commitment to the empowered leadership of women resulted in her being honoured with the Outstanding Leadership Award by the Global Women’s Summit. She has personally inspired over 10,000 women through her WOW events, and believes she is just getting warmed up.
A dynamic speaker, author, and award-winning business development expert with a deep knowledge of the art of human connections, Cathy Kuzel is one connected woman! Cathy has been supporting ambitious entrepreneurs for more than thirty years and is increasingly sought after both nationally and internationally as an expert on “All Things Small Biz”.
Through her coaching practice, Cathy finds great fulfillment in helping others succeed. She guides her clients to build solid business foundations, and teaches entrepreneurs to “Stand Up & Stand Out”.
In addition to her own blog, Cathy is a contributing writer to a number of business publications and is the author of “Are You A Collector or a Connector?”, “I’m On The Phone!”, numerous “Tips & Techniques” booklets, and her internationally known “Daily Espressos® ” – all of which are perfect resources for business professionals.
DeeAnn Lensen is a European-trained, Advanced Aesthetic Educator, Spa Consultant, Certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner. A pioneer in pairing empowerment with spa treatments and spa staff education, DeeAnn’s multi-faceted strengths have empowered thousands.
As co-host of The GoodLife Revolution Radio Show with Jesse Dylan, she is heard throughout North America on such prestigious stations as iHeart Radio and Radio America.
In addition to being a sought-after spa consultant, DeeAnn speaks regularly at sold-out Empowered Inside Out seminars and leads numerous coaching programs. DeeAnn is the president and CEO of Touché Esthetiqué, manufacturers of Touché Beauty. She also owns Advanced Spa Technologies, a five-star spa, consulting, education, and distribution company in Canada.
Social entrepreneur and athlete Crystal Flaman’s personal mission in life is to make a difference in the world. She has raised over $1.4 million for various charities, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association, and Room To Read through her work and athletic endeavors. She is an eleven-time Ironman finisher, a two-time 273 km ultra-marathoner finisher and has cycled across Canada with her twin sister on the first tandem bike to cross the country. She has also twice completed the second hardest footrace in the world – a 273 km multi-day, self-supported running race that goes through the Utah desert and over mountains.
Crystal is the owner of DIVA Retreats, the Kelowna International Hostel, and Inspiring Success Services Inc. She speaks around the world, inspiring audiences to reach their potential and achieve greater success and fulfillment in business and in life. She’s the creator of “Imagine The Ripple Effect,” The 90 Day Intentional Living Challenge and has recently written “Living The Dream (Simple Ideas To Live A Long, Healthy and Happy Life).” She’s currently writing “A Secret Dream” in honour of the secret dreams in each of us.
Crystal’s ultimate purpose in life is to inspire others to discover their own unique gifts and talents and share them with the world. She believes that as we move from success towards significance and from making money to what matters, share our innate talents, and listen to our intuition, we may find true joy, happiness, and fulfillment. She also believes that health is of utmost importance and that it’s time to put our health first so that we may be able to live the long, healthy, and happy life we dream of and hope for.
Denise Kelly is a catalyst with an innate ability to inspire others, helping them turn their own ideas into reality. She is an author, speaker and founder of TheBoomerVine, which is a global community of like-minded women looking to add purpose and playfulness into their life. Denise has over fifteen years working with award-winning brands as a business development consultant in sales and marketing. She brings a high level of integrity and a big heart to all she does.
A passion to increase awareness of playfulness and healthy living, her work has been featured across the media. Denise’s monthly column Boomer Talk appeared in print across British Columbia and her work has also been featured by NBC, CBC DocZone, 103.5 QM/FM, The Express on Shaw TV and AM 650.
She proudly wears #4 on the Stanley Cupcakes female hockey team she started over ten years ago, demonstrating that growing up does not mean you grow old and stop playing.
Denise Wong has been working as a financial consultant for the last two years and has been a professional accountant for thirteen years, working in large multinational and private corporations. She is a passionate, strategic and quick-witted problem solver who excels in coaching business owners through the various phases of their business life cycles to achieve their goals.
Denise has completed certificate programs in Strategic Management and has a post-graduate diploma in organizational behavior and design. She hosts a series of workshops to coach small business owners through the different phases of business development.
After spending many years of chasing everyone else’s definition of success, Denise learned to take control of her own destiny and happiness by deciding for herself what being successful means. Today she uses her own experiences to help clients going through the same struggles she had, and supports them by teaching them to strategically build business plans that drive success on their own terms.
Estrellita Gonzalez is a business owner, author, speaker, and most importantly, mother. Her journey has included a career in senior management working in Canada and Asia.
Since 2002 she has been self-employed working as a consultant, and in 2012 she opened her first brick and mortar small business. Her venture was based on several personal values, one of which is health and wellness. Today she considers herself a Wellbeing Promoter, and as the Queen of Living Clean she shares her thoughts and ideas through writing, podcasting, speaking and workshops on ways to detoxify your life.
Estrellita lives in Vancouver with her teenage son and enjoys travel, reading, and having fun with family and friends.
Gillian is a dynamic speaker, teacher, workshop facilitator, therapist and coach. As a counselling professional she has worked with individuals and families for over twenty years in a variety of settings and countries. Gillian is committed to empowering her clients and the public by providing skills and information that will inspire them to live more fulfilling and effective lives. She has provided numerous workshops and educational forums to the general public as well as community organizations. She is constantly seeking to provide individuals and groups the most current and effective means by which they can live happy and authentic lives.
Gillian has been an active researcher, and the results of her research has endeavored to further some of the most effective trauma therapies that are available for individuals dealing with complex trauma and addiction. In more recent years, Gillian has also returned to her creative roots of writing, music and theatre. In the coming months she will be offering creative workshops to support women in uncovering their unique gifts and talents, and is excited to be developing therapeutic theatre programs for children and youth.
Originally from Cameroon, Central Africa, Jacky Yenga grew up in Paris and now lives in Vancouver, BC. Her foundation for life was rooted in togetherness and collaboration, respect for nature, the elders and the ancestors. She experienced the trauma of disconnection when she was sent to the West to “live a better life”, and she faced a crisis in her understanding of what success in life was.
Reconciling the essence of both the western and African worlds and keeping the best of each has been her journey, commitment and contribution ever since. Now she is an inspiring speaker and an enthusiastic ambassador for the wisdom of Africa, which she shares around the world in various forms such as songs, dances and music, bringing the experience of The Spirit of the Village to her audience.
She is committed to helping you access joy through movement, rhythm and connection, and break the habit of living disconnected.
A single mom to four amazing teens, Jennica stumbled upon the idea for her company, An Extra Set of Hands, while nannying for a family as she was trying to figure out what to do with her life. Putting her many years of experience raising kids and running a household to use in helping other moms find their sanity again in their own homes has proven to be one of the most unexpectedly rewarding and fulfilling endeavours she could have hoped to pursue. The company has grown to a staff of six over the last year as Jennica’s expertise and vast knowledge of how to help families has created an incredibly powerful niche service.
In addition to managing her company, Jennica devotes a portion of her time to teaching workshops and coaching women on weight loss through intuitive eating. She released her book “Easier Than You Think: weight loss through intuitive eating” in May of 2017.
Jodi Takhar is a thoughtful, creative and empathetic family counsellor, addiction interventionist, group facilitator, author and speaker. With expert knowledge in the field of addictions, Jodi has guided hundreds of individuals and families from the desperation and isolation of addiction to the solution and healing power of connection.
Through her counselling practice, family and support groups, and work with treatment facilities, she helps them find a way to heal wounds, establish healthy connections, and restore relationships through education, mediation, counselling and coaching. With Jodi’s guidance, families learn how to change limiting and irrational beliefs to move forward as a healthy family system, supporting each other in their recovery both as individuals and as a family unit.
In addition to her blog, Jodi has also authored two books, “My Child Is An Addict – Overcome Addiction” and “Understand Your Partner’s Addictive Behaviour, Let Go and Find Peace” as well as several e-booklets for families who need direction and support.
Lise Lavigne is a self-esteem coach, author and motivational speaker. She works with women who want to gain more confidence and attract healthy relationships. Her passion is seeing the powerful transformation women make in their lives once they let go of their abusive past. She inspires and teaches women how to find peace and self-love.
Lise realized that women can take their power back and now she empowers others to do this as well. She is also the author of “Enough is Enough!” and recently launched an online program called Healthy Relationships Mastery. With her skills, love and compassion, Lise helps women restore their peace of mind and live victoriously.
Rebecca is passionate about health and fitness and has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for the past sixteen years. She is grateful to have inspired clients from age fifteen to eighty-five to improve their health, and she has also specialized in pre and post-natal fitness.
In a former life, Rebecca was an actor. Receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, she earned small roles in such productions as The X-Files, Dead Like Me and Atomic Train. Rebecca also worked in live theatre in Vancouver as well as out of town, and wrote and performed her own one-woman shows. Rebecca’s touching film script has attracted attention from three different production companies and she is excited to make that her next big project!
Rebecca is most proud of her creative children, Ben and Olivia, and her talented husband, Dr. Nicholas Harrison. They live in Tsawwassen with the best cat in the world, Ruby.
Dr. Rose Backman works with her self-developed “Backman Emotional Technique©” and other modalities to identify core issues and teach strength, faith, love, hope and power over your life. Her methods have helped thousands with issues related to addiction, depression, stress, weight, relationships and finances, and focuses on assisting woman with “The Power of Unstoppable Woman©”.
Dr. Rose has been featured on radio shows worldwide and organizes regular events across Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition and is certified in Contact Relflex Analysis, Nutrition Response Testing, and Emotional Polarity Technique. She is trained in the Morphagenic™ technique from Doctor Frank Springob, and has also received further training in cellular healing which allowed her to develop her specialized “Backman Emotional Technique©”, which she believes is the missing link to a more immediate and effective healing.
Dr. Backman made it her mission to overcome her own tragedy and help others to focus on becoming the best they can be. If you’re struggling with your own issues, a session with Dr. Rose will set you on the right path.
With an ever-present positive attitude, Sarah contributes to a variety of organizations that fulfill different aspects of her personality and lifestyle. Participating and volunteering with a number of art societies, taking leadership roles in local empowering business networks, and holding space in a support group for parents of children with mental health challenges, she leads an authentic passion-filled life.
Sarah continually works to foster community spirit and create a culturally rich environment in the Lower Mainland, BC. As a writer, artist, speaker and musician there are countless opportunities to invite Sarah to participate in your community events.
As the co-owner of a community craft center and handmade consignment shop, it is her privilege to represent nearly fifty local makers. Bridging the common disconnect between artistry and business management, Sarah assists artists to find their customers and help geeky shoppers find exactly the right item.
Sarah’s lifelong passion for the written word began when she was first published at the age of nine. She is currently working on her first non-fiction book which explores the relationship between gratitude, “good things” and happiness; look for this publication in Spring of 2018.
Stephanie Taylor is the owner of Evevo Properties, which focuses on creating wealth for their investor partners through carefully selected investment properties. Stephanie targets cash-flowing properties with add-value potential in British Columbia. Her support team of professionals all specialize in real estate and provide invaluable service and expertise.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science in Health Care, but after spending fifteen years in the “rat race” as a Clinical Trials Consultant and Medical Device Specialist she was in search of a way to build wealth while being able to raise and enjoy her two children.
You can visit evevoproperties.com to take advantage of her free 20-minute call to learn how to grow your real estate portfolio.
Tina Olexa is a Financial Advisor with a focus on Disability and Life Insurance, a Workshop Facilitator, and the Founder and President of Your Backup Plan. She has a strong and passionate understanding for creating an effective organization of all your important documentation that may be needed in an unexpected tragedy. She has experienced a wide range of occupations including Realtor, Microsoft Engineer and Legal Secretary, but has ultimately found that helping people in times of need was what she wanted to focus on.
Currently located in the Lower Mainland, Tina lives with her husband and is readily involved in the softball community. Through the years, Tina committed her time to being a softball mom of two girls while also being the mom to four fur babies. During this time of balancing work life and softball life, Tina spent five years writing Your Backup Plan and an additional two years developing the app for Your Backup Plan. By keeping the app up to date with the newest and most unique systems available to self-manage your family affairs, Tina knows that everyone can benefit from her vision.
Take a visit to www.yourbackupplan.ca where you can download “10 Tips to Your Backup Plan”.
You can also find the app on Google Play and the Apple Store.
A thirty-five- year veteran of the advertising, communication, and marketing business, Diane works directly with clients to determine their vision, objectives, and desired results. She then writes up the marketing strategy and her team helps her produce stellar creative projects for both traditional and digital media. No matter whether your business is local or global, small or big, retail or corporate, Diane has the experience and depth to lead the way.
Diane has won many awards for her work, including the International Silver Summit Award for Online Marketing Effectiveness, the Visioneers International Network Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Ethics In Action for Community Care, and the Best Business Award from the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
Ever pursuing her creative and spiritual side, Diane recently became a Reverend focused on A Course in Miracles with CIMM – Canadian International Metaphysical Ministries. Her new book, “Turn Your World Upside Down To Get Your Life Right Side Up: Reverse Thinking Based On A Course In Miracles,” and the accompanying e-workbook, “SOULutions: Putting Reverse Thinking Into Day-to- Day Practise,” will be out in 2018.
Receive a free e-book titled “Ready, Aim, Fire: The Keys To Unlocking Business Creativity,” and listen to a free webinar titled “The 10 A’s for Awesome Marketing Success” on her Creative Wonders website.
Gilly is an intuitive bodymind healer, sensitive empath, grassroots philanthropist, outdoor enthusiast, tough broad, fierce competitor, team player, fast driver, adventurer, bicycle commuter, and passionate conversationalist who has an expertise and depth of being that you will benefit from. She is a firm, fair, and loving mother and stepmother and a fun-loving, active wife.
Gilly works with the interrelation of body, mind, emotions, energy and spirit. No part of you is left out of your wellness equation. She is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, with a background in education, psychology, and nursing, and has worked in the field of wellness for over twenty years.
Using her finely-tuned and highly sensitized body/brain/heart instrument, Gilly facilitates healing for others by helping them access and release unseen and unspoken traumas and challenges that keep them unfulfilled. She moves people towards living comfortably in their skin by shining the light under water so they can discover the rest of their iceberg, melt the fear, and live the range of beauty within.
In addition to her private practice and online courses, she presents workshops and lectures in Canada and the USA. Her method of delivering experiential and intellectual content ensures you will “get it from the inside out.”
Karen’s experiences of tuning in to her physical sensations became a resource of information for her evolution. A level of communication with herself and others developed because she began listening to her body to help her understand who she is and what’s important to her!
Karen’s curiosity about the human body drives her passion. Having worked with clients individually and in workshops for over twenty years, she helps people develop their self-help skills in order to attend to their body and find the practitioners they need to support their wellbeing.
She has learned it’s possible to open the door to healing from the inside out. She recognizes the benefits of investing in herself and embraces the magic and mystery of living fulfilled in the life that she has been gifted with.
Karen was Pilates Certified in 1995 and over the years taken classes in many modalities of self-care. She combines these with skills learned in Osteopathic studies in her private practice. She continues to expand her circle of influence to include workshops and speaking engagements where she teaches you how to resource the information your body offers to you, realize what’s important to you, understand what you value, and communicate this to the world.
Karen wants to embolden you to learn about your body, educate you about how to make choices to care for your body, and inspire you to take action and invest in your birthright of physical, emotional, and nutritional health and well-being.
As “lead mare” at Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats and The Unbridled Soul, Krista partners with her herd of horses to guide those who are called to explore the deeper callings of their soul at her retreat center just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As an intuitive Life Coach and Equine Guided Facilitator, Krista is passionate about supporting and empowering her clients to be courageous and powerful co-creators of their lives.
Krista offers online coaching services for those unable to join her at her retreat center as well as in-person private horse wisdom sessions, group workshops, and private or group retreats. She also welcomes groups, offering meditation, yoga, healing, self-development, corporate retreats, and writers and artists groups looking for an idyllic venue to host their events.
Lee-Ann Davenport – owner, visionary, serial entrepreneur, and now author and speaker – currently operates two companies in separate industries.
LA Home Staging Painting + Design was developed in 2011 when Lee-Ann decided to pursue a dream job in the field of interior design as a home stager and by also entering the market as an interior painter. Lee-Ann’s attention to detail and an “eye for design” is what makes her stand out. Her success as a stager, interior stylist, colour consultant, and painter is built from a reputation that exceeds client expectations.
LA Lifestyles was originally a personal fitness training business which Lee-Ann started in 1989 as she pioneered through an unknown career at the time. She has just recently rebranded and is transitioning her company to specialize in teaching Somatic Yoga along with private training for people who live with pain and other health ailments. Her approach to health and wellness is backed by thirty-five years of experience in the health and fitness industry and has renewed her passion for teaching people who value having an active lifestyle, a strong body and mind, and living well in balance and harmony.
New to her repertoire of becoming an author and speaker, Lee-Ann is an advocate on ADHD, pain management, and somatics. She believes it is vitally important to inform, educate, and empower women, and has made it her mission to teach people how to advocate for themselves and be experts on their own minds and bodies. We are unique individuals who can make a difference in achieving the ultimate goal in life: happiness!
Mary Pichette is the only individual in Canada who is certified by Life Skills Training Centres Canada Ltd. as a Master Trainer of Life Skills Coaches. This represents a seven-year study of group process and a three-year residency in conducting Life Skills Training Groups. Mary has trained over 400 Life Skills Coaches, Family Management Counsellors, and Human Relations Group Facilitators. She has worked with over 2000 individuals, teaching them skills in
how to have healthy relationships and how to effectively solve their people problems. She is highly regarded for her training, speaking, and seminars. Past students are highly satisfied with her skills as a trainer and have had very successful outcomes in their own lives as a result of the training they received.
Mary has taught criminology at colleges and universities in BC and Alberta, opened some of the first transition houses in Canada, and trained the first volunteers in Canada to work sexual assault crisis lines. As Executive Director of Servants Anonymous Society, she responded very effectively to the first calls for help for highly publicized cases of rescued human trafficking victims from across Canada. Today, Mary is asked to consult and speak to the issues
o Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in women
o Experiential learning and its relevance to recovery from mental illness in women
o Life Skills Coach Training
o Creating, nurturing and sustaining whole and healthy relationships
o How to relate effectively in every personal interaction
o How to effectively solve Interpersonal problems leading to improved relationships
o Human trafficking across Canada and Western U.S.
o First Nations learning outcomes
Mary has always enjoyed an active lifestyle and feels very fortunate to have lived in places where there are abundant opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation. Health, fitness, and the joy of movement have always been her passion, and she started teaching group fitness classes at the age of eighteen.
The most difficult times in her life revolved around health issues. By facing and overcoming these challenges, Mary has gained a wealth of knowledge about how to obtain optimal wellness and be fit, healthy, and happy. She has learned that her purpose and passion in life is to inspire and educate others who are wanting to make positive changes in their health and fitness.
In 1999, Mary decided to become an entrepreneur and opened the Esprit de Core Fitness Studio in Ambleside, West Vancouver. With over forty years of teaching fitness, Mary has selected Pilates, CoreAlign, and the MELT Method to be the programs she specializes in. The results are impressive and Mary practices what she preaches. With her guidance and support, Mary's clients benefit from better posture, restored movement, reduced pain and stiffness, and improved overall fitness, flexibility, and balance. She believes that even small improvements can be beneficial and that it is never too late to start!
Mary is blessed to live and work in West Vancouver. She is a keen gardener who loves good food, dancing, and travel. She believes in a positive attitude, learning, and having fun, and that KNOWLEDGE combined with ACTION are the keys to success!
Michelle Bernier has loved interior design since she was a child, and is in her natural element when she is designing and creating amazing spaces for her clients. She has been in the renovation and design business for over ten years and has proven that she can deliver a beautiful finished project. Her clients love her innovative ideas and fresh approach to decorating and design.
Michelle’s constant pursuit for excellence, design, and innovation, coupled with her affinity for using Canadian products, make her a well-sought- after designer. Michelle also has strong personal values and is loyal to her clients, friends, suppliers and to the underprivileged in her community. She is passionate that design should be beautiful, functional, and unique to you.
Her husband, Rey, and her two beautiful children, James and Anaiyah, have enhanced her creativity for making spaces beautiful throughout the years.
Her company, Michelle Dupré Design & Company, is a one-stop design shop for all of your project needs, from cabinetry to tiles, paint, wallpaper, flooring, fabrics and more. She has taught design to many students and plans to create more design classes as part of her business model.
Ever asked yourself or wondered “why am I sick?” or “is my body trying to tell me something?” or “why do patterns keep repeating in my life?” The answer to these questions is what fascinates Dr. Nelie. Her passion is to help people find their own answers and create possibilities for greater health and happiness.
As a family physician for over thirty years who is trained in mind-body- emotional healing, she brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to every private or group encounter. She has a special interest in helping women facing breast cancer to move past fear and despair toward understanding and empowerment in their own healing and well-being. She has produced a DVD, entitled “It’s Time to Heal Breast Cancer – going from surviving to healing,” to support them.
At a time when there is much fear around cancer and other diseases, Dr. Nelie has much good news to share. In 2010 she was the creator and co-organizer of the May 1st Forum “It’s Time to Heal,” which explored an expanded disease model and an integrative approach to treating illness. She was also a presenter along with Dr. Bruce Lipton, internationally known author of “The Biology of Belief” and expert on the impact of thoughts, emotions and beliefs on physiology.
A proud second-generation Vancouverite, Dr Nelie is an avid traveller and active outdoors woman. She is most appreciative of the healing balm of time spent in nature. Dr Nelie is currently writing a book. She welcomes you to contact her for private consultations and speaking engagements.
Sandra Fikus is the owner of South Surrey Medical Clinic and Sereno Wellness and Spa. She was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago, and after completing years of treatment – which included eight surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, a mastectomy and reconstruction – she discovered alternative ways to help herself through each recovery. Her first thought of opening a wellness center came to her while going through these treatments.
Her vision has evolved into being an innovator in the medical and wellness field, specializing in women’s health and using the latest technologies.
Stephanie is the Jewellery Designer/Owner and Sparkle Strategist of Sparkle Designs By Stephanie, a company created to serve you and your Sparkle, inside and out. She helps you Sparkle by offering you meaningful, memorable, one-of- a-kind, one-off jewellery pieces to help you stand out from the rest, or for you to give to your client as a way to express your gratitude for their business and loyalty. Since 2012, she has been incorporating stunning gemstones, sterling silver, and Swarovski pearls and crystals into her creations, which are inspired by her clients, nature, art, poetry, and music. Her pieces have made their way to adorn influencers and even some celebrities.
Coming soon, Stephanie will also be offering a brand new Sparkle Spirit Suite to serve your inner Sparkle! The Suite will include but is not limited to a motivational entrepreneurial Sparkle Spirit Spotlight series, Sparkle Rituals, and Sparkle merchandise.
Stephanie also believes in helping communities Sparkle by collaborating on impactful events and causes closest to her heart, including those serving in mental health, anti-bullying, girl and women empowerment, LGBTQ2+, and animal rights.
Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Stephanie has been living in the picturesque Fraser Valley Lower Mainland area in British Columbia, Canada for the past few years with her loving partner, Norm. She is “Steph-Mom” to two amazing teens: fear-loving stepson, Jake, and fun- loving stepdaughter, Macy.
Susan is a passionate world traveller and formed “Dreamweavers on the Go”, an online presence dedicated to inspiring and motivating people to travel through shared real-life experiences. Her dad was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force which labelled her as an “Air Force Brat,” so she quickly became accustomed to moving. This led to her desire to learn more about the world and eventually she spent three months in Europe in the 70’s, exploring twenty- three different countries. Her multifaceted career has included working as a travel consultant, special tourism projects manager, festival manager, tour guide, hotel sales director, marketing consultant, and executive secretary.
After raising two daughters by herself, she travelled the world for a year at the age of fifty-one. She had nothing but a backpack, a fistful of pennies, a peaceful heart, eyes and ears wide open, a “no fear” attitude, and a willingness to learn as much as she could about everywhere she went and everyone she met. With forty countries now tucked under her belt, her goal is to become a global volunteer, make a difference, and have fun.
Her interests include writing, yoga, meditation, natural health and wellness, reading, and spending quality time with her family and friends when she’s not up in the air or under the ocean.
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Trish is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach who is on a crusade to educate as many people as possible on sugar and the detrimental effects that it has on our bodies, both physically and emotionally. She has a passion for offering education and support in order to help you find out what is stopping you, slowing you down, or keeping you from having the health and wellness that you desire. Remember, being healthy starts on the inside.
Trish’s other passion is music. She has been a vocalist for over 25 years and has been involved with many different music scenes, including singing the National Anthem a cappella at ballgames and on national television for a National Guard Troop of 3,000 returning from the Gulf War. She is also involved in several different bands with her life partner, Scott. You hear their passion for music when they sing.
To start on your own health and wellness journey Trish has just one question: “If I could wave a magic wand, and you could get the health and wellness you want, what would that look like?”