Niagara 2018

April 15th – 17th

Sunday, April 15th, Sessions

1:00pm

Drive for Results


An innovative road trip will not only offer a change in scenery, but a vehicle (pun intended) to enhance your energy level, perspective, network and business strategy. Gain new contacts, fresh ideas and innovation tools to drive your business or side hustle. The experience design combines the facilitation of creative networking and collaborating, brain science (you are in motion for part of the time) and inspiration from peers and wine-makers.

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2:30pm

Danielle_Da_Silva

Danielle Da Silva

Learn how to tell stories that captivate audiences and create an impact in this hands-on workshop. Through fun activities exploring human psychology you will start to understand how people work, and through more fun activities you will learn how to tell an effective story and captivate your audience. With these tools in hand, sky’s the limit!

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4:30pm

April_Mitchell-Boudreau

April Mitchell-Boudreau
@BeadQueenDesign

In this PLAYshop, you will learn to design and string your Mala, choosing from a beautiful array of semi-precious healing stones and traditional wood beads such as Sandalwood and Rudraksh.

Combining creative expression and meditation leads us to a state of Flow. The state of flow, or being “in the zone” is a state of peak performance.

Even better, your beautiful premium Mala has an innovative feature that will keep you creating in flow, long after you finish making it.

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5:30pm

Jill_Schoenhofer

Jill Schoenhofer, MBA
@welconnected

This informative presentation will allow you to have easy conversations when meeting prospects at trade shows. You will learn how to make a great first impression and have natural conversations while at your booth. Be ready to take notes so you can implement these useful strategies to help gain clients at the WILB conference

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7:30pm

Jennine_Profeta

Jennine Profeta
@JennineProfeta

Kick off your WILB workshop with a high energy, action packed, informative 90 minute improv workshop. Laugh and learn as you meet conference participants, work on leadership and confidence-building skills, and get comfortable with the uncomfortable (all while kicking it’s butt!) Join performer and improv facilitator Jennine Profeta for this inaugural event that will get your conference off to a fantastic start!

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Monday, April 16th, Sessions

9:00am

Maria_Ien

Marci Ien
@MarciIen

Navigating transition — especially when unexpected — can be one of the most challenging milestones of one’s journey. But, when empowered with strategies for success, it can also be one of the most pivotal. Marci Ien, co-host of The Social, shares her candid and inspiring account of how she is mastering change after one of the most notable media shake-ups of the last few years, and how the lesson’s she’s learned along the way can be applied to anyone grappling with transition.

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CONCURRENT SESSION

10:30am

Meridian Credit Union

Christiane Rutledge and Edelyne Tan

Our schedules are full and this pace can get the best of us at times. Our intention is to show up as our best self but life’s pressures sometimes influence our ability to do so, leaving us with thoughts of how we wish we could have managed differently. Does this resonate with you?

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10:30am

Leanne Nicolle and Billy Anderson

Leanne Nicolle and Billy Anderson
@CourageCrusade

Does your life feel off balance? Are you unhappy with something, but not sure what to do about it? Do you have trouble making decisions that feel right? Are your relationships as strong as they could be?

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10:30am

Brady_Wilson

Brady Wilson
@BradyJuiceInc

We have driving needs that feel as vital and urgent as our need for oxygen. When these needs are met, we are highly energized and able to step into high performance. When they’re unmet, depletion and interference are introduced constricting our executive function – the part of the brain responsible for focusing attention, regulating emotions, connecting the dots and making smart decisions.

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

10:30am

Rod_Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

The WILB Conference is frequently described using words like inspiring, actionable, and transformative. We’ve no doubt that, like so many of our WILB participants, its tremendous energy and insights will leave you forever changed. But, leave you shall, and when you do, you’ll return…

…to your inbox…

. . . to your daily commute . . .

. . . to your bills . . .

. . . . to your Wednesday

What will happen to the sparks of brilliance and inspiration you found at WILB?

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1:00pm

Eisenchteter

Deborah Jann and Alexandre Eisenchteter
@DeborahJann @WeStormz

Imagine a 2-hour collaboration experience that advances thinking and conversation on an important, relevant topic. Discover how digital technology and collaborative techniques can harness a room full of brain power and creative potential. 2 hours. 100 small groups. 100 devices. 450 participants. You don’t want to miss this exciting, transformative event!

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3:30pm

Valeri Hall Little

Valeri Hall Little
@vhalllittle

Ready to step away from your role as Chief Bottleneck so you can assume your rightful position as CEO? It’s time to whip your business backend into shape so things get done without leaving you exhausted and frustrated. It all hinges on this one important secret that will set a course to having a business that runs on autopilot.

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3:30pm

Sherry Campbell

Sherry Campbell

Are YOU getting in your own way? Do you feel like you are your own worse critic? This interactive humorous workshop focuses on pro-active strategies to be immediately implemented to ensure you are aware of your “inner critic”. Followed by techniques to challenge the inner critic to instead create a balanced healthy thought system; called your inner voice. The negative cutting voice of the “inner critic” within all of us is quite simply NOT helpful. Let’s instead increase our self-awareness, focus on positive balanced self-talk which improves resiliency, energy and success.

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3:30pm

Kevin_Cochran

Kevin Cochran
@enRICHedAcademy

THE #1 REASON KIDS CAN’T SAVE MONEY IS BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS CAN’T…It’s time we change that.

One of the most clever moves that a leader can make is to provide their team with financial education, because it shows them how invested the leaders are in every aspect of their future. 86.7% of our employees want their company to offer more financial education programs. And there is a gap in our world where we look at numbers all the time for work, and less so for our personal life. Traditional financial literacy programs are missing out on the richness of extending the learning to our personal lives. We intend to change that – starting with WILB. At Enriched Academy, we have created a training program geared specifically to you, our leaders, and the response has been incredible.

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

3:30pm

Rod_Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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Tuesday, April 17th, Sessions

9:00am

Carolyn_Ellis

Carolyn Ellis - Award-Winning Coach & Leadership Trainer, Brilliance Mastery
@carolynellis

In a world where information overload is high, and the effectiveness of traditional top-down leadership is low, how can you get your team on the same page? Whether you’re doing strategic planning, developing change management initiatives, and solving an unexpected crisis, too often great ideas and initiatives flounder when it comes time for execution and implementation. Without alignment and buy-in, it takes longer and is more costly to get the results you want.

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9:00am

Angela Parker

Angela Parker
@angelajeane

When human beings have new experiences, new synaptic pathways forge in our brains. We become alert to new ideas and we can be guided to new understandings and different behavior. By integrating a few basic concepts into volunteering and giving programs, we can guide participants to challenge assumptions, become alert to new ideas, orient to what those ideas mean for them, and take action toward new behaviors rooted in inclusivity, compassion, and empathy – resulting in better employees, better organizations, and better communities.

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CONCURRENT SESSION

9:00am

Tracy Cocivera

Tracy Cocivera - Vice President, Coaching & Master Coach, Talent & Leadership Development, LHH Knightsbridge

The Projecting Leadership Presence workshop offers participants the opportunity to discover the importance of being intentional about their presence and to explore how to build their skills in a variety of ways.

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

9:00am

Rod_Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

In this VERY hands-on session, Rod Sigurdson will help you do just that by engaging the science of “Serious Play”, using Lego®. You can attend any one of five sessions; each designed to leverage the power of the conference, for long lasting effect well after it ends. Choose the timing of your session to help you explore how to ACTION the ideas that have inspired you in the conference and beyond…The sessions are strategically placed throughout the conference to help you identify, dig deep and implement, so that you can take ACTION and get results.

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MERIDIAN PLENARY SESSION

10:30am

Meridian Credit Union

Amie Burke, Tara Daniel, Wanita Fonseka, Shannon Taylor, Dayna Whitney – moderated by Claudine Chess

What would you do if you had more time?

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11:15am

Maria Gamb

Maria Gamb
@MariaGamb

Each step on your journey is a step towards aligning your leadership and the organization to operate in harmony together. Vision, passion, energy and good intentions are heart-felt. The ability to move yourself and others towards the goals requires its own strategy. Together, we will marry up the leader and their team so they become a seamless unit moving together in unison.

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CONCURRENT SESSION

11:15am

Shelaugh Cummins

Shelagh Cummins - Strategic Business Coach & Consultant
@shelaghcummins

Each step on your journey is a step towards aligning your leadership and the organization to operate in harmony together. Vision, passion, energy and good intentions are heart-felt. The ability to move yourself and others towards the goals requires its own strategy. Together, we will marry up the leader and their team so they become a seamless unit moving together in unison.

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11:15am

Cher_Jones

Cher Jones - Social Media Trainer, Socially Active
@itscherjones

The Branding Effect: 3 Facts, 4 Fears, 5 Mindset Shifts and 6 Personal Branding Strategies That Will Change Your Life!
For some professionals and entrepreneurs, using social media on the job is a simple as counting to three. While for others, the social media struggle is real! If you know you should be more active online but still feel stuck, Cher will expose three critical facts that prove you need to have an up-to-date personal brand online. The four big social fears that are holding you back. She’ll unlock the five mindset shifts you need to adopt to boldly position yourself in your profiles and unapologetically own what makes you awesome. Plus, she’ll equip you with 6 simple actionable social media strategies that will improve your confidence, help you stand out in a noisy social world, grow a smarter network, open new doors and quite frankly, change your life

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY INSIGHTS

11:15am

Rod_Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

Stepping on the Gas – How to Move Forward
In this VERY hands-on session, Rod Sigurdson will help you do just that by engaging the science of “Serious Play”, using Lego®. You can attend any one of five sessions; each designed to leverage the power of the conference, for long lasting effect well after it ends. Choose the timing of your session to help you explore how to ACTION the ideas that have inspired you in the conference and beyond…The sessions are strategically placed throughout the conference to help you identify, dig deep and implement, so that you can take ACTION and get results.

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1:15pm

Sophie Boyko

Sophie Boyko
@sophieboyko

Learn how to maximize your feminine qualities and the power of feminine energy in the workplace to grow your business and advance your career with more impact and influence.

This fast-paced interactive session is will help you to embrace your feminine strengths and identify the main opportunities for your business right now—to provide you with clear, actionable strategies that you can execute immediately. We accomplish this through direct, on-the-spot personalized feedback, hot seats, focused problem-solving, and spontaneous group interaction in an open-format and collaborative setting.

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1:15pm

Sally Bevis

Sally Bevis
@CommunicateGuru

Effective communication is what separates great leaders from “big talkers.” Join Sally Bevis as she introduces structured communication using Think on Your Feet® techniques. This globally-acclaimed workshop trains professionals how to communicate a clear message in high-stake situations. Learn how to structure your thoughts, get to the point fast and always be remembered.

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1:15pm

Cherolyn_Knapp

Cherolyn Knapp
@cherolynknapp

Success as a leader or entrepreneur requires you to negotiate with stakeholders, clients, lenders, suppliers and superiors. Yet many women lack confidence in how negotiation works and how to negotiate competently for desired results. Scholars have observed gender differences in how men and women negotiate (or fail to). As a litigation lawyer, Cherolyn Knapp has built a career around negotiating successfully on behalf of clients and advising clients on conducting their own fruitful negotiations.

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1:15pm

Rod_Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

Course corrections, even small ones, are hard because our intentionality is so easily high jacked by the momentum of our lives.

Instead, give yourself the tools you need to get real results.

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CLOSING KEYNOTE

2:15pm

Karina_LeBlanc

Karina LeBlanc - Former Goaltender, Canadian Women's National Soccer Team
@karinaleblanc

When is the last time you asked yourself What is my WHY? What is my legacy on this earth? What do I want to be remembered for?

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Thanks to Our Niagara 2018 Sponsors