Organizations of all types are finding themselves in transition in this new era of COVID 19. If you're looking for ideas from those who have experienced it or are experiencing it take part in our next Big Exchange. Trudy Harold and Michelle Wright have previously participated in our Big Exchanges and have imparted their experiences of businesses in transition. We wanted to continue the conversation with them and you on succession planning and all types of transitions in business.
Trudy Harold's Bio
Michelle Wright's Bio
If you have something to add or learn from these useful conversations register and join us on Zoom on August 26, 2020 at 7 pm mst.
Communications is critical in any organization, it is the grease to your organization operational and marketing wheels. But to get a message across you need to know how to connect to others. If you're finding your thoughts and ideas aren't landing in the way that you want them to, maybe it is time to learn the strategies to build on what you already know.
On May 27, 2020 we will be hosting another Big Entrepreneur Exchange on from 7:00-9:00 pm via Zoom. In this Big Exchange you will have the opportunity to learn from Dr Olive Yonge and Elisabeth Disman about how to connect and convey your ideas. Join us to be a participant who shares their questions or to sit back and garner great ideas. Either way this will be worth it for you and impact your rural organization.
Raised in rural Saskatchewan on a mixed (up) farm, Dr. Olive Yonge learned early on how to solve and not create problems. Currently she is transitioning away from her life as an academic administrator into her third Act of Life. With this journey she is looking behind and forward. One of her questions is how she will leave a legacy? How can she hoist others up to stand on her shoulders as she stood on other peoples' shoulders, be they her family, friend, strangers who at times bent with her weight. In her life knapsack she carries a number of strategies like deep listening, critical questioning, integrative whole brain thinking and discriminatory skills like when to push and when to pull back. Above all she believes in compassion for herself and others. Life can be hard but it also can be joyous and even more joyous when shared with others.
Elizabeth Disman grew up in the Kootenays in British Columbia with her 4 sisters and a lot of chickens, goats, geese, 2 pigs, one cow and a mother whose dream it was to move from London, England at the age of 23 and live off the land. Elizabeth got a lot of her tenacity and vision from her mom and built her HR company - Daeco HR Consulting - 20 years ago. Her motto has always been - there has to be a better way to do things. She will do whatever it takes to get something accomplished even if it’s an inconvenience to her. She has an amazing capacity to really listen to people and get to the heart of a matter and is passionate about making a difference in the world. She is a lifelong learner who not only continues to engage in personal transformation programs, but she also leads them and coaches others on how to create transformational change in their lives.
Register now to to reserve your spot.
On March 11, 2020 we will be hosting a group Entrepreneur Exchange. We have revisited this format after several requests. If you're an entrepreneur and would like to see how this format works please contact Wendy to get the login details. One of the reasons this format has been requested is that we have heard many entrepreneurs request expertise that the following panelists have. We're looking forward to a great evening with lots of great advice and connections, within and among all of the entrepreneurs. The bonus is doing it all from the comfort of your own home!
Marissa Loewen who is a transformational business coach, creative entrepreneur and a pricing and pitching consulting. Marissa has partnered with Etsy Canada to produce the largest Etsy Made in Canada show across the country. She initiates powerful conversations that provide opportunities for outstanding change. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, building communities and her ultimate part in letting the world know that creativity is BIG business.
Jamie-Rae Pittman has been an entrepreneur for the past 14 years. She has been involved in the creation of two graphic design companies, and currently operates her own company Pittman Print Media. She also farms and ranches with her husband, and their three children. Jamie-Rae offers specialized print media work through her company, as well she teaches classes on design theory and graphic design technique.
Sarah Wray is a farm girl turned social media strategist has been capturing and sharing authentic stories of the people, challenges, opportunities and realities of agriculture for the last 10 years. She now operates a full-time media production company with her brother-in-law Ben Wilson called Story Brokers Media House.
This program is supported in part by the Government of Alberta's Status of Women Innovation Project Funding. You can connect with this program and the many resources through their blog, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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