Karen Mason, Master of Ceremonies

Karen has set herself apart as a respected leader in the Sooke business community, known for her public speaking engagements, organizing community events and volunteering.  Karen loves living in her ocean side town with her husband of 25 years, 2 sons and 3 dogs.  Karen is passionate, funny and is loving her life. She has recently got back into 2 of her passions, painting and horseback riding after two new hips! …Game changer for this dynamo! 

By day – Karen has been operating her successful independent financial planning practice, Mason Financial, since 2007.  

Click here for more information: www.masonfinancial.net 

Laurel Karjala, Speaker

At 70 years young – Laurel Karjala is just getting ramped up! Laurel has been an artist since she was a child. She feels incomplete if she isn’t drawing or painting! She was told by her parents at a young age that there was no money in being an artist and so it was put on the back burner until her 2 daughters were in middle school. She couldn’t ignore the call of the artist and the ache inside of her any longer. She enrolled in Art School and it changed her life, although couldn’t do it full time as she had to support her family financially. She’s stopped and started and doubted herself, with a boat load of excuses such as; too busy with family, no place to work, too tired, too scared to begin, can’t afford it, and the list goes on. She’s had her own one-woman art shows and lives her creative life by surrounding herself with art and art making. Her condo / studio is a gallery of drawings and paintings filled with an organized jumble of art books, pencils, paper, paints, brushes, canvas and easels. Now as an artist’s coach, Laurel brings a rich and broad range of experience to her work with people who want to thrive through their art and art making (without the excuses and stories that keeps them from tapping into their passion!). Laurel loves working with women who have that burning need to pursue the joys of drawing and painting and gives them the courage to create and use their visual voice.

Visit Laurel’s website to see when her next classes are or to book her for some one on one coaching! www.laurelkarjalacoaching.com

Benny Martin, Speaker

Benny Martin is a Senior Director with Epicure who is passionate about sharing “A Good Food Mission” and coaching others to tap into their unlimited potential. She has earned multiple awards for being the top in; growth, sales & promotion, and leadership. Benny’s results have earned her the privilege of traveling around the globe with her business two to three times a year.

Being an entrepreneur while juggling single parenthood has made a huge difference in every area of her life; Health, finances, family, friendships and most of all she’s had a lot of fun! She’s gained self confidence and a community of like minded women while doing something she absolutely loves.

Learn More at https://bethmartin.epicure.com/en-ca

Shanda Wright, Speaker

Shanda is an island girl through and through. She has built an international real estate and construction company specializing in helping Canadians invest in Texas, flipping real estate. She has now worked on millions of dollars worth of projects and runs them all with her own blood sweat and tears. She went from having a “good J.O.B.” to having a life she’s now living out loud. She has traveled the world, is debt free, and loves helping people define success for themselves.

See what Shanda’s Up to at https://www.facebook.com/roidonewright/

Alice Bracegirdle, Speaker

Alice Bracegirdle is a wife, mother, maverick entrepreneur and champion of the Feminine. In 2007 she founded Bellyfit® Enterprises Inc., now the world’s leading holistic fitness system for women and a channel through which she brings her unique brand of holistic movement & empowerment to the mainstream. As Bellyfit® CEO she trains and mentors   hundreds of Bellyfit® Instructors in over 20 countries around the world and as a devoted mother and wife she is deeply committed to elevating the art of homemaking and strives to cultivate beauty and sacred devotion in everything she does.

Bellyfit® ~ Love how you feel.  Learn more at www.bellyfit.com 

Jada Bohmer, Speaker

Jada is a born and raised Vancouver Island Girl who’s passion for design and love of aromatherapy inspired her to create the patent pending Essential Ink Aromatherapy Pen. Her inspiration began 9 years ago when she started her jewelry design business 3 Little
Gems. It soon blossomed into a very successful company taking her to the Daytime Emmy’s gifting suite in Beverly Hills CA in 2014 where some of daytime televisions biggest stars received her jewelry. In 2015 she was featured in PayPal’s Small Business Spotlight for International Women’s Day.
When Jada is not in her studio, she’s probably driving one of her kids around to an activity. She’s a wife and mom of 3. 2 girls and a boy ages 16, 14 and 9. In her spare time she loves to do yoga and activities like hiking and camping. Jada is very excited to share with you how combining journaling and aromatherapy together can help manifest your dreams.

Check out her amazing jewelry creations at www.3littlegems.com 

Tracy Makarenko, Speaker

Tracy Makarenko coauthored the International Bestseller, “I AM a Brilliant Woman” Vol I, and shares her personal truth in the book, “Moving from the Outside, In.” She is a Certified Holistic Life Coach & Intuitive Healer and has been helping women find their truth by guiding them to uncover and heal deep traumas using her innate abilities to sense energy. She believes that whole body wellness is an intimate and complex connection between spirit, mind and body and is an essential part of comprehensive healthcare. Her Practice has been supplemented by over twenty-five courses in Breathwork, Reiki, Shamanic Medicine, Transformational Coaching, Psychosomatic work, CranioSacral Therapy, Brain Therapy, and Visceral & Neural Manipulation.

Learn more at www.tracymakarenko.com

Robyn Unwin, Speaker

“I want you to be your best on video…and have lots of fun doing it.” Robyn is a media trainer and video branding coach who helps her clients define, declare and deliver their message to a larger audience through video. Her education in both broadcast journalism and marketing has been foundational for supporting the media rise of top CEOs and business leaders, including coverage on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, ABC News, Speigel TV (Germany), and Chatelaine and Cosmopolitan magazines. Robyn’s fun-loving and open-hearted approach creates a relaxed environment for people to learn the art of working with video and the media and create an authentic and unforgettable brand.


Learn more at www.robynunwin.com