Imagine an Event where…
…women are gathering to inspire each other to step fully into their greatness.
A place where all the facades are dropped, and instead the real, raw truth is shared.
Imagine a safe place created just for you.
A place where you can dive deep into all of the fears that have been holding you captive.
A sacred place that allows you to hold space and support for each other as you dive deep into a life-changing transformation.
It is time for women’s voices to be heard
…for women to speak-up and share their truth and wisdom through the power of their stories.
This is why we are coming together to share Women Rising — the transformational live Event that gives women a stage to be real, raw and vulnerable as they share their stories so that TOGETHER we can lead with courage and
Who is Women Rising for?
The women who are ready to shift the tides, to be the voice of truth, to speak up, to lead, to be vulnerable, to shine…
The women who know they have a story to share and that the lessons they have learned along the way are lessons that could change someone’s life.
The women who are ready to speak up for what they believe, to play big because the world has enough women who are settling, playing small afraid to rock the boat, to speak up, to shine.
The women who are feeling the call to do big work in the world and know they have the power to turn their message into a movement.
The tides are shifting in the world, there is a call for women to rise up and show the world what is engraved on their heart, what their soul has been nagging them to share for years and finally, finally it is time…
This event is the coming together of women’s voices sharing their stories of heartache, loss, struggle and the beautiful lessons they learned while going through these difficult moments in their life.
Their stories may echo yours. You will feel their pain and embrace their heart while together learning the lessons that were taught in their own path of discovery.
In your life there are times when it feels like your whole world has been turned upside down. When you hit a wall and feel like everything has fallen apart and then something changes within you… everything shifts. This is your breakdown moment, the moment where you realize that something has to change and that you have the power within you to make it happen.
Every breakdown has the potential to lead into a breakthrough, if you are open to digging deep and looking within for guidance and truth.
This is the moment when everything changes and you begin to make the climb upwards. You find a renewed sense of hope and little by little you learn along the way the lessons these struggles have taught you.
You see how it has made you stronger.
You have become more aware of the power you have to choose.
You see that every day is a new day, a new opportunity to be seized.
You discover the beauty that is around you.
These women have overcome the odds.
They have fought a great fight, have lost and loved, have come to the moment that could break them and chosen to walk a new path and light their own way while leading the way for others.
You will find every story unique, powerful and full of lessons that have the power to change your life.
This is an event that will renew your faith in the ability to truly live when all feels lost.
The Dalai Lama once said so eloquently,
“The world will be saved by the western woman.”
It is time to rise up.
If you are feeling the pull to be here, to join us — heed the call, because you have a story you are meant to share and together, as we dive into our stores, speak-up, create a safe and sacred space to be heard and seen together, we will overcome the fears that hold us back and find the courage to rise together.
I hope you will join us in speaking your truth, sharing your story and changing the world together, one voice at a time.
Event Authors & Speakers:
Professional Speaker, Speech Stylist, Courage Igniter
The Power of Your Story, Turning Your Message into a Movement, Courageous Leadership
Chantelle Adams is a Professional Speaker, Speech Stylist and Courage Igniter. She has delivered over 800 speeches and added more than 6 figures to her business through speaking. Now she teaches women entrepreneurs how to own their story and have the courage to share it while turning their message into a movement!
Multi-Sensory Mineral and Element Intutive
Creating the Perfect Storm Within
Cindy Starlight is an Advanced Crystal Master and Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Master and Certified Intuitive Strategist. She also has earned several other certifications in Energy Work, The Elements of Nature and The Plant and Animal Kingdoms. Cindy also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and it was during her time as a student that she was first introduced to the concept of how vibrations and frequencies affect human behavior. This ignited a passion that catapulted her into a life dedicated to learning how different vibrations and frequencies affect human beings, and understanding the relationship between the human world and the energetic world. Now she incorporates Nature’s Elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water into her work because she knows that each element is a part of who we are and there is great power in working through and in harmony with the elements. By combining several different modalities in her Spiritual Toolbox, she is able to facilitate healing each person as a whole body Being (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually). Her sought out private sessions are heart-centered and vibrational which leads her clients on a truly transformational healing journey where Cindy connects with her clients’ higher self and energetic field. Using her unique skill set coupled with her extensive knowledge she provides her clients with a specialized tailored healing experience. Cindy also uses those skills to provide others with amazing meditations, products and courses that she teaches others how to utilize The Mineral Kingdom and The Elements for themselves. Cindy’s lifelong passion for crystals and metaphysics and her dedication for knowledge brought all her seemingly divergent interests into one path of healing.
Women’s Coach, Occupational Therapist
So. About That Affair.
Dimple Mukherjee is a Women’s Coach who combines 20 plus years of experience as an Occupational Therapist with Integrative Health Coaching and Positive Psychology certifications to help women harness the healing and transformative power of female connections for personal growth. After a decade of struggles and ultimately a failed marriage, Dimple realized that shame had held her back from liberation. Through connection, compassion and courage, she developed shame reslience, her most powerful tool. From this knowing, Dimple created Bindi Parlour, a safe space for women to embrace themselves and to create positive shifts in their lives through conversations and soul play. When she is not helping women ignite their inner spark, Dimple loves to travel all over the world, dances to Bollywood music, is on a constant path of self learning (think tons and tons of books and courses), volunteers her time with Everyday Child, parents teenagers (a full time gig and then some), and is busy dreaming up a way of purchasing that beach home in the Carribean.
Empowerment Coach & Goddess Guide
Find Your Magic
Flora Ware is a conscious dreamer, soul friend, Priestess and creatrix of Goddess Dreamschool. As a Women's Empowerment Coach and Moon Circle facilitator, Flora helps women hear their soul’s voice, awaken the goddess within, and align their work, life and love with their unique feminine power.
Bestselling Author, Speaker and Life Strategist
Transforming Grief into Gratitude
Jennifer Sparks is the founder of SWIFTKICKLIFE, creator of the INSPIRE the FIRE Within Wellness Retreat, and The LIFEMAP Program™. She is also the bestselling author of WTF to OMG, Happy on Purpose, The Gratitude Transformation Journal and Host of the GET HAPPY NOW Podcast. She is a self-proclaimed personal development junkie who changed her own life by simply changing her mind. Over ten years ago, Jennifer experienced what she calls a “WTF Moment” and decided she was done with her current level of misery. She stopped blaming others for her situation and took full responsibility for creating change. She is a certified personal trainer & life coach, two-time Ironman Finisher. She uses the power of focus, gratitude and curiosity to redefine her experiences. Her mission in life is to help others understand that if they step up and into their lives they can move from WTF to OMG just like she did. Jennifer currently lives in Saskatoon with her two teenage children.
Jo Ann Kobuke
Midlife Strategist and Masterful Life Reinventor
What We Can Learn From Pie Dough, A Journey of Self Discovery
Jo Ann is the founder of Midlife Rewritten. The story you tell yourself is the one that controls your life. After a life of hiding her true self for fear of rejection, she has chosen to rewrite her story to reflect who she is today, casting off what no longer serves her and stepping into her true gifts to create a vibrant, visible and joyful life. She know what it's like to struggle to be someone you're not. She knows the feeling of constantly doubting yourself and questioning everything you do. But she also knows what it takes to shift your mindset and break through the limiting beliefs that imprison us. Jo Ann has made it her mission to help women rewrite their story, questioning old assumptions, crushing limiting beliefs and creating a life affirming new story that fits who they are today. You can find her at www.MidlifeRewritten.com
Registered Clinical Counsellor
You know too much. How to trust the process of personal transformation.
Katya’s ancestors are from Siberia and Ukraine. They are farmers, artists, teachers, and healers. She has always felt their endurance, creativity, and wisdom within her. They are part of her story and she is a part of theirs. It is herKatya is a therapist who helps people affected by trauma go back to the core of who they are beyond all thoughts and judgments to find the healer within so that they can step out of the pain and into their power. She offers an opportunity for healing through body focused psychotherapy, neuroscience, and intuitive presence. She brings warm genuine presence, soul and science to the stage. Katya connects deeply with the audience through the power of story and is able to help guide them to their own truth so they leave inspired to listen to their inner wisdom and confidence needed to take the next steps. When not connecting with people as a speaker or a therapist, she is out in nature - hiking barefoot, swimming in the ocean, foraging for wild herbs, and taking her son, daughter, and husband on many forest adventures. She loves mangoes, sunshine, essential oils and sound of the rain. She practices heartful living, doesn't kill bugs, and is a hungry reader. She is often daydreaming, cloud watching, star gazing and can be found talking to the trees.
Creative Launch and Brand Strategist
The Alchemy of Success
Laura Sprinkle is a creative launch and brand strategist who combines intuition and systems to support soulful entrepreneurs in growing their businesses naturally. The creator of Empire Alchemy™, she uses the elements to guide business owners into their desires with more ease and fun. She’s run business growth workshops for her tribe of thousands for several years, been honored to share her story in dozens of speaking engagements, podcasts, and interviews, and loves to sit down over a cappuccino and talk strategy and soul.
Lisa Alentejano Gaetz
Inspirational Speaker, Author and Mind-Body Connection Coach
When It Ends — You Begin
Lisa Alentejano Gaetz is an inspirational speaker, author and mind-body connection coach. She’s lead a rewarding and successful career in the Financial Industry and her own business for the past 7 years. When Lisa was faced with a life changing event, she knew she was destined for something much larger. She used that event to fuel her passion to empower others to love themselves and inspire change in their own life by shifting their perspectives on how they connected with their inner and outer being even during chaos and uncertainty. Lisa’s powerful and inspired message demonstrates how to live an extraordinary and active life which ultimately impacts everything and everyone around you in a positive way. When you show up for yourself and get present with your body, you can fully show up for others.
Health, Wealth & Freedom Coach
True Abundance — Live a Life of Freedom Now!
Maria Conde’s enticing and thought provoking story will have you wanting to take action in your own life. We see a financial journey of an early life of excessive debt, impulsive spending and self- sabotaging behaviors through to living a healthy and financially sound life of true abundance. Maria is an engaging speaker, author, and coach committed to empowering women to experience the joy of true abundance. Maria’s passion is to support women to rise to their full potential by giving them the tools to end the self sabotaging behavior’s and mindset that are holding them back. She believes everyone has a gift for this world and truly wants all women to rise to their fullest potential. Her 30+ years background in finance, leadership and coaching combined with her personal experiences to bring you empowering workshops, online courses for you to be able to take action in your own financial life and live a life of true abundance.
Speaker, Author, HomeLove Catalyst & Authentic Branding Strategist
Marjorie’s background studies include a B.A in Business Administration & Marketing in addition to Integrative Health, Quantum and Transformational Coaching Certifications combined with a 10+ year entrepreneurship career in both online and brick and mortar businesses. In her business coaching practice, she works with passionate and independent moms in the early stages of starting a business. She helps her clients go from conceptual ideas to paying clients by envisioning, branding and crafting their unique strategies with ease and flow and a competitive edge. She is also the creator of Moms On a Mission Journey where she guides mothers around the world to leave a legacy of authenticity and love. She inspires moms to make a positive impact in the world by gathering their courage to break the status quo and to fully show up in the way they love, parent and live.
Leadership Success Coach, Motivational Speaker
Maxed-Out Mom Turns Millennial: How to Lead Your Life & Love the Journey
Mary Ottman is a Leadership Success Coach, Motivational Speaker & Hilarious Blonde Gal! With an MBA & a Masters in Leadership & Management combined with rising through the ranks of a male-dominated engineering organization, Mary has forged a 27+ year career transforming herself from electrical engineer to engineering executive. A true believer in living life to the fullest, Mary spent several years as a country singer/songwriter performing at famous venues like the Bluebird Cafe. She has hiked rocky trails in Africa and jumped off the top of a 108-story building! She is on a mission to empower women to become heart-centered leaders by being more confident, more visible, making more money and having way more fun along the way!
Business Alchemist, Writer, Speaker
Your Money is Waiting — Are You Gonna Show Up?
Michelle Cooper is a powerhouse leader who inspires women to make more money and create change in their business. Michelle has worn many hats in her career, using her accounting designation to work around the world in finance and business development from Citibank in London to Bali & Orient Adventures in Indonesia. Adventure features highly in her life and business – this gal’s a risk taker. As a writer, speaker, coach and entrepreneur, her goals are to motivate others to pursue their true passion, manifest their dreams and execute their vision in order to create the life they love living. Michelle loves travel and all the richness it brings to her life. Recently, she has been able to pack up her family and move to Mexico, all the while continuing to build her business and live a wholehearted life. As a wife and mother, she understands the juggle that women in business do on a daily basis and believes that self care must be a priority (and can become your hidden super power in business!) By building a strong, supportive circle, women can rise up and take on the world!
Inspirational Speaker, Author & Success Creator
Disassembling Your Guilt & Letting Go
Her ability to help her clients unpack the "gremlins" of self-doubt and make transformations happen all while having fun is unmatched. Her background studies include general psychology from Okanagan College, training at Erickson International as a certified coach (ICF), Neuro linguistic Programing (NLP), Personality Profiling in DISC & Enneagram, and training as a Conversational Intelligence Practitioner (C-IQ), combined with experience in business ownership after having owned multiple award winning investments. Throughout the year she volunteers her time with multiple non-profits such as Vital Voices which helps women in 3rd world countries start businesses and support their families. When she isn’t diving into more training and working with clients Natasha can be found adventuring around the tropics or with her nose in a book. Her passion for empowering, guiding, and creating change in her clients is surpassed only by her love for her family, which is made up of a special needs son, a daughter, a loving spouse, and small Pomeranian.
Relationship Empowerment Coach
Happily Ever After Begins Within
Sarah Madras is a Relationship Empowerment Coach, Worthiness Warrior, Thought Boss, and Body Image Babe. Known for her fiery passion to motivate people to embrace their innate worth and live their best life. She has a talent for thoughtful truth-telling and authentic personal vulnerability. Her transparency about her own relationship breakdowns and breakthroughs provides a blueprint for others to reconnect to their personal power, speak their truth, tame their inner critic, reclaim their innate worth, and cultivate fulfilling relationships where they feel valued and appreciated. Sarah's decade of experience as a mental health counsellor gives her an extra edge on how to cut to the root of the matter and stop focusing on the symptoms. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low work productivity, eating disorders, addiction, body shame, and relationship conflict. The symptoms are endless, but the root cause is always the same. The solution is building your Happily Ever After relationships from within. Her belief in the importance of validating each person while bringing attention to patterns of fear and limiting beliefs provides a safe environment for growth and transformation. Her empowerment coaching superpower leaves you feeling seen, heard, known and VALUED.
Speaker and Author
Don’t Fit In: Stand Out
Sarah is a passionate change maker who believes that connection, kindness and following your own unique path are the keys to making our world a better place. She acknowledges that society and the education system sometimes try to mould us into a round hole when she knows it isn’t fitting in but standing out that will make all the difference in your life. Sarah loves to challenge herself and others to blast through their comfort zones and in doing so, gain a new perspective for their life. As part of this quest she has run three marathons and has added a wing walk and swimming with sharks to the list of experiences she wants to create. On stage, Sarah loves nothing more than to reconnect her audience with their purpose and give them permission to grasp it with both hands. It is time for us all to realize we are not meant to fit in but rather we are meant to stand out and when we do this, we will live our life on our terms and be an example for others within our circle of influence. You can find out more about Sarah’s work by visiting thesquarepegcoach.com
Author, Speaker and Hope Illuminator
Redefining Normal and Loving Life
Wendy is passionate about spreading her message and encouraging families to break free of external expectations and instead find the balance in life. Having three children of her own, one with special needs and constantly redefining what normal looks like in her own family, Wendy has found the real meaning of how a child with special needs can teach you how to live life on your terms and not be trapped by what the world is expecting of you. As the creator of “Real Families Redefining Normal,” she is transforming the way families approach what normal means to them and creating their life, their way.
Author & Speaker
How Mindset, Self Care and Ambition Can Lead to A Joyful Life
Sarah Shakespeare is a lover of life and wishes to live till 100 years old. Many of her friends know that she's on the "100 Year Plan!" As a Personal Trainer/Coach for nearly 25 yrs she loves to help people enrich their life through creating a healthy lifestyle that enriches all areas of their life. Her love of exercise has had her complete many Marathons, Ultra-marathons and compete in and win Fitness Competitions. She gained her Pro Card in Fitness in 2006 at The World Championships. As someone who is goal driven, she has come to know that success really comes from first sculpting a positive mind and loves to pass her positive energy onto others. She believes that in order to live a happy, successful life you have to have a positive mindset and this is one of the key skills she helps her clients master. Sarah is a wife, mother of three daughters and is a good friend to many. She is friendly, loves to laughed has a "Glass is Full" attitude about life, which is very contagious. A dream come true was when she moved to Canada in 2000...calling it her "Millennium Move" after visiting Canada Nine times on holiday! She calls herself an "English Girl in Canada" who admits to loving the Summer more than the Winter! Her ultimate desire is to help others create their own life plan and achieve their life goals through healthy living, a positive mindset and having the support and accountability to make it happen. As an energetic leader, she always leads by example and has lived many of her dream already from building many homes, moving to Canada, travelling around the world, competing and winning competitions and living life to the fullest every year as she continues with her 100 Year Plan!
Saturday, May 27TH & Sunday, May 28TH, 2017
Gastown, Vancouver B.C., Canada
The Gastown Loft
375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Saturday, May 27TH
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Intentions with Chantelle Adams
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Masterminds with Speakers
2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Group FB Live and Pictures with Speakers
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Meet and Mingle: Book Signing and Meet the Speakers
Sunday, May 28TH
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and story work with Chantelle Adams
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Masterminds with Speakers
2:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
4:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
1Million Stories of Courage Project
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Courage Circles and Courageous Connections
Throughout each day there will be
masterminds, movement, dance, door prizes
soul-enriching conversations and connection.
This book is dedicated to all the women in the world who do not feel they have a voice.
Who feel their story doesn’t matter. It does.
Now is the time for women everywhere to rise up and share their stories of hope, tragedy and strength.
Rise up. Speak your truth. Lend Your Voice. Share Your Wisdom.
It is time to
get real, get vulnerable and be seen.
This book is for every woman who longs to be heard, who is struggling, who has been lost, who is in the midst of the storm.
There is hope.
There is freedom.
There is strength.
You can find it within.
It is time to write your own story, decide your own fate and create the life you desire.
Our stories are the gateway to our souls and they unlock the keys to our future and become the catalyst for change in our own lives and in the world.
Let us rise together!
Proceeds of the Women Rising event are going to The Women’s Collective in Nicaragua.
Together, we are helping to raise $100,000 to build 10 homes for these women and their children.
This is in the same village in Nicaragua that 3 years ago I was able to help build a school for during The Courage to Fly Project and so excited to continue to give to this community and support women in having a home and means to provide for their family and make a difference in their community.