April 15th - 17th
Your WiLB Niagara Keynote Speakers
For over 15 years, Canadians from coast to coast woke up every morning to Marci Ien’s friendly, familiar face as the co-host and news anchor of the national morning program, Canada AM. Today, Ien is seen across the country as a co-host of one of television’s most popular daytime programs, The Social. On-stage Ien also shines as an emcee, interviewer, moderator, and speaker.
Karina LeBlanc moved to Maple Ridge British Columbia at age 8. Her early life was spent on a small island in the Caribbean and then she was thrust into a new country with different customs and culture.
Your WiLB Niagara Speakers
A Six Sigma black belt and master facilitator, Alexandre Eisenchteter co-founded Stormz in 2012 with François de Metz, a talented developer.
Encouraged by both friends and family, Amie left Bay Street in 2014 in search of her own ‘community’. She began to work for Meridian Credit Union in Guelph and has never looked back. With aligning values of ‘doing the right thing’ and having a true ‘passion for people’, it was immediately the fit she had been searching for.
Co-Founder, Realized Worth Angela Parker is the Co-founder and CEO of Realized Worth. Realized Worth is a global consultancy that designs and implements employee volunteer programs with clients such as Apple, Deloitte, Microsoft, Abbott Labs, At&t, McDonald’s, AstraZenenca, and others. Prior to founding Realized Worth, Angela, started and sold a cleaning business, lived and worked in marginalized communities, and […]
April Mitchell-Boudreau is a Niagara-based Indigenous designer, who is on a mission to awaken the creator that lives inside every person. Together with her husband Doug, April owns and operates BeadQueen, an innovative handmade jewelry company.
Billy’s expertise in leadership development comes from an extremely diverse background, beginning in the advertising industry as an account manager in both Europe and Canada. He then shifted into full-time leadership and development work as a lead instructor for Outward Bound, using the wilderness as a teaching tool.
Brady Wilson has a vision: organizations that pulsate with creative, innovative energy. As the founder of Juice Inc., Brady functions as a human energy architect, working with leaders to build the conditions in which innovation, value creation and unforgettable customer experiences can flourish.
For 20 years, Brady has inspired some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies to consider the possibilities beyond traditional HR strategies; unlock latent organizational energy and harness employees’ potential to go above and beyond the call of duty. He has had the privilege of partnering with many notable companies including American Express, BMO, Co-operators, Loblaw and YUM! Brands.
Carolyn Ellis is the founder of BrillianceMastery.com and helps her clients successfully lead change, innovation and growth. She is like a modern-day cartographer, helping her clients navigate the challenges they face and uncover the best paths to getting the results they want
Cher Jones is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality.
Cherolyn Knapp is a partner at the law firms of Nelson, Watson LLP in Guelph, Ontario and Wolfe, Smith & Forster LLP in Fergus. Before becoming a lawyer, Cherolyn worked in human resources, non-profit and business management roles, after which Cherolyn entered law school at the University of Ottawa and graduated cum laude in 2003.
Learning Consultant, Meridian Credit Union Serving as a Learning Consultant in the Learning and Development Department for Meridian Credit Union, Christiane is a leader in her business and community. With more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Christiane is known for her passion for people and her commitment to delivering and expecting the best service experience. […]
Throughout her career as a strategic HR professional, Claudine has partnered with clients in various industries to continually evolve their business and determine long-term strategies and plans. A trusted advisor to executive and senior management, she maintains her relevance through continual learning, most recently achieving her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching.
Danielle Da Silva
Danielle is not only named Top 30 Under 30 in Canada’s Sustainability Leaders, but she is the CEO & Founder of Photographers Without Borders and the Co-Founder of Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary and the Co-Chair of Dandelion Initiative.
Dayna Whitney has worked in the Financial Services Industry for the past 27 years. She joined Meridian Credit Union 18 years ago and is currently the Associate Vice President – Retail at Meridian Credit Union.
As Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Roll Out Innovation, Deborah draws on 20+ years of experience in adult education, creative problem solving, sales & marketing, entrepreneurship and management consulting. She is a graduate of the Queen’s Innovation and Design Thinking Program and is recognized by the Creative Education Foundation as a Master Facilitator of Creative Problem Solving, innovation and team building. She is dedicated to influencing workplace culture by building on her experience in business and her passion for innovation to contribute further to the national dialogue on Building a Creative and Entrepreneurial Canada.
Doug Bolger wants to change the way the world works. As Founder & CEO of Learn2, Doug believes that every team can achieve inspired results by unlearning, optimizing and creating best practices.
Edelyne is a Talent Management and Talent Development professional who has a passion for helping people grow and develop no matter what stage they are at in their career
Erik joined KPMG in the summer of 2015, and is excited to recruit top students. Aligned to Regions East he will be focusing on hiring for KPMG offices in Ontario (outside of the GTA) and Atlantic Canada.
Jennine Profeta is an actor, improviser, writer and corporate improv facilitator. She has led workshops for The Second City (Toronto & Chicago), Bad Dog Theatre, Social Capital Theatre, as well as designed and facilitated trainings for companies such as TD, Meridian and the TVA Group. Jennine is also an alumnus of The Second City’s National Touring Company and performed improv and sketch comedy for The Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Jill Schoenhofer, MBA
Network and Referral Trainer Jill Schoenhofer has an MBA in Marketing, an Adult Education Certificate and is an Extended DISC trainer. She worked at graphic design companies and advertising agencies for ten years in Toronto. Jill taught business and marketing courses at Algonquin college in Ottawa and at Centennial and Seneca College for over nine years.
Over the last 15 years, Kevin has been one of the most sought-after speakers on the necessity of money management for families, teens and young adults. Having been featured on radio and television programs across the country, he has spoken to well over 100,000 people including professionals, students, schools, communities and corporations on the importance of financial literacy and how to create a foundation for personal wealth.
Leanne Nicolle, idea generator, humanity advocate and globally minded social innovator left her private sector marketing executive career to dedicate her life to helping girls around the world and social impact initiatives. Leanne has a passion for human development and has worked in the social space for UNICEF, Plan Canada and as the founder of girl !mpact. In 2010, she joined the team at Plan Canada as the Director of Corporate Development and Youth Engagement to work primarily on the domestic and global platform for girls’ issues and rights through the Because I am a Girl initiative.
Maria Gamb is Founder and CEO of the coaching and training company NMS Communications focusing on creating powerful leadership and happy, healthy organizations that thrive.
Rod Sigurdson, owner of BrickInSight, has spent his career finding innovative ways of combining joy with problem solving. That might be a laser tag and brainstorming session, an Executive Lego and Visioning retreat, or a wine, cheese and process mapping party. Certified in the science of Lego Serious Play, Rod will bring his unique approach to WILB to teach each of us to “Think with our Hands”
Sally Bevis brings 25 years of sales, service and business expertise to her role as a communication-skills trainer.
Shannon has 13 years of experience partnering with management and executives, within a variety of industries and positions, to attract and retain talent, obtain new business, build strong resilient teams and make connections on emerging trends and the economy to inform management decision making and drive business results.
Shelagh Cummins is an in-demand business coach, consultant and speaker. She works closely with women entrepreneurs who want to shake their moneymaker, make strategic power moves that help them grow faster, and share their smarts and skills with premium clients who value what they’re worth.
As an experienced workshop presenter and conference speaker, Sherry Campbell has offered dynamic workshops for organizations such as; Canada Revenue Agency, the Greenwood Group,
Sophie Boyko is an internationally in-demand speaker and one of the most sought-after leading strategic sales & leadership experts. She has consulted thousands of salespeople and hundreds of sales leaders and executives for many of North America’s Fortune 500 companies. Her warm, playful, and exuberant style and powerful message are the reasons she stands as one of the top thought-provoking leaders in sales, sales strategy, leadership, and communication.
Tara is a determined and driven senior finance professional with a reputation for developing and executing strategy, leading change, and empowering teams to achieve strong business results. Known as a “Financial Poet & Risk Whisperer”, she brings finance to life with her unique style and unwavering commitment to her team. She excels at articulate communication, building cooperative relationships, analytical problem solving and creative solutioning in order to achieve optimal results and is committed to positive, collaborative, empowering leadership.
Dr. Cocivera is a Master Coach and leads the Executive Coaching Practice at LHH Knightsbridge. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cocivera has worked as an Executive and Team Coach for over 15 years. Her business career has evolved through the disciplines of retail, psychology, and management consulting. After co-founding a leadership development firm in Texas, she joined Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge in 2007
Valeri Hall Little
Valeri Hall Little is The Business Architect who helps service providers design a business that’s Built to Soar™, so they can get more done without waiving weekends. She shows entrepreneurs how to use systematization, optimization, automation, and repeatable processes to do less of the work they have to and more of the work they want to.
Wanita Fonseka believes that results are achieved by creating a climate of trust, encouraging diversity of thought, and leveraging individual talents. She is a financial service professional with over 21 years of progressive experience working in retail banking branches and corporate office environments.