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Reflecting on the Power of Yes

Krystal Hobbs, owner of Reflective Marketing, views having her own business as a way to rely on herself for employment, rather than relying on someone else. “I always wanted to be in control and make my own success,” says Krystal. From an early age, Krystal’s parents set the example for her

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Combing the beach, and life, for something beautiful

Andrea Sharpe of Karlande Designs

“All life experiences teach you something,” says Andrea Sharpe, owner of Karlande Designs. “You learn through obstacles.” Like most people, Andrea’s had her share of obstacles, but as she reflects on her life she sees the way each one has brought her to where she is today. In 2008, due

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Following the call by coaching coaches

Jennifer Trask mindset coach and business advisor for coaches and healers expressing her philosophy

Jennifer Trask, Mindset Coach and Business Advisor for Coaches and Healers, pretty much started her coaching career by accident. “I really believe if you have a dream in your heart you have the capacity to make it happen,” says Jennifer. “We’re not meant to suffer. Life is supposed to be

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Suit up, nerd-out, save wildlife – all in a day’s work

As a conservation biologist, Laura King isn’t just a scientist; she’s an advocate for nature and wildlife. She also has a passion for seeing more women become scientists who step out of the lab and effect change in the field. During her presentation for the Women in Science and Engineering

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Moving her way to mental health – the funky, fun way.

Cindy Butt, FarOut Fitness

For years Cindy Butt, the owner-operator of FarOut Fitness, a studio that focuses on women’s health and wellness, never thought she was athletic. She wasn’t good at team sports, so she wasn’t active. It was only when she discovered fun, non-competitive ways to get moving that her passion for fitness

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How to overcome obstacles and creatively fight the struggle

When Cynthia Ferrie landed a job as a senior consultant at a firm six months before graduation, she saw her life unfolding before her—and it looked perfect. Fast forward about a year, and the dream fizzled out. Despite making it clear to her boss during the hiring process that she

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Following her ‘happy’ and never giving up

Megan Kennedy The Healthy Vibe Health Store

Health and wellness have always played a strong role in Megan Kennedy’s life. Her Dad had her on ice skates from two years old and skiing downhill at three. Her Mom always stressed the importance of eating good real food. “People may use the excuse that healthy food costs too

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Telling stories, pushing past the pain

It’s not unusual for developmental editor Kris Windley to watch her clients cry. It’s not that she’s mean or a bully, rather, she’s determined to help people discover their voice, even it means pushing through pain points and often ends in tears. Good tears, though. “Writing is hard,” says Kris.

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Exploring and expressing love of beauty and the beauty of love

Right out of university, Dominique Hurley landed a government, nine to five job as a visual art representative and cultural programmer. It was her dream job. After a few years, however, she realized the dream job wasn’t so dreamy. She felt stuck and found herself mired in the Sunday night

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A lifetime of helping, one cup at a time

Helping people see their potential is Cheryl Barrett’s greatest joy. So much so, that when she sits down to reflect on her life and why she’s here on earth, one main answer comes to mind: to help. “Somehow, in some shape or form, to help everybody around me,” says Cheryl.

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