• LifeTree author Amy Lombardo

    Amy Lombardo

    Amy Lombardo is an expert in personal growth curriculum development and a sought-after life coach. In her coaching and consulting practice, Amy specializes in blending ancient wisdom with modern success-coaching techniques to deliver rigorous, multi-disciplinary programs that are at once heart-centered and powerfully practical. In 2016, Amy created the Brilliance Coaching Academy to train and certify aspiring coaches in her uniquely integrative approach to empowerment.

  • Angie Tuglus

    Angie Tuglus

    Angie Tuglus is an expert at successfully delivering large, global, cross-functional change initiatives, from concept creation through to delivery. She loves building and transforming businesses, from technology to culture change, innovating and delivering sustainable results.

  • Brad Aronson

    Brad Aronson

    Brad Aronson invests in startup tech companies, and is passionate about serving at-risk youth. He serves on the boards of mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hopeworks, a nonprofit that provides tech training and jobs to urban youth. He teaches entrepreneurship to inner city teens, and has every student start their own company, which has led to many adventures in business.

  • Carrie Eckert

    Carrie Eckert

    Carrie Eckert is a mind-body health coach and “mystery illness” mentor at Avocado to Zen. Since overcoming half a decade of debilitating illness symptoms herself, she now supports others faced with similar health challenges. She experimented for years with various treatments ranging from mainstream medicine to holistic therapies, and ultimately found her answers in what is known as neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to rewire itself.

  • LifeTree author Claire Booth

    Claire Booth

    Claire Booth is an entrepreneur, market researcher, speaker, facilitator and university professor. She has 18-plus years’ experience capturing insights for companies across North America both as an executive with market research giant Ipsos, and as founder and CEO of Lux Insights (Vancouver and Seattle), with clients such as Amazon, Fitbit and Ancestry.com.

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    Dai Manuel

    Dai Manuel is a fitness retail entrepreneur, personal trainer, motivational speaker and all-around life enhancer who has provided education, inspiration, and training to help thousands of people reach their fitness goals. As co-founder of Fitness Town, a successful chain of fitness equipment retail stores, Dai is a top-rated contributor to the Fitness Town Health and Wellness blog and the founder of the Moose is Loose online community. He is dedicated to the idea that a sustainable healthy lifestyle is possible for everyone. He lives with his family in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Dr. Sayeh Zielke

    Dr. Sayeh Zielke

    Dr. Sayeh Zielke is the medical director and cardiologist at Chinook Cardiology and specializes in the treatment of patients with heart disease. She is represented by Toronto literary agency Westwood Creative Artists.

  • Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

    Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

    Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a BC-based registered psychologist and the owner and operator of the Wishing Star Development Clinic, who has been supporting families and children for 15 years. A much sought-after public speaker, Dr. Vanessa also consults with various provincial and educational organizations on best practices in child development, and presents workshops to a wide range of professionals and parents and continues to ensure that children have what they need to grow up to their fullest potential. As a mother to two growing children, Vanessa strives not only professionally, but also personally to view the world through the child’s eyes.

  • Edie Goldberg

    Edie Goldberg

    Edie Goldberg, Ph.D. is the President of E.L. Goldberg & Associates in Menlo Park, California. She has specialized in talent management and organization effectiveness for over 30 years. Her practice is focused on designing HR processes to attract, engage, develop and retain employees.

  • Gerald Sze

    Gerald Sze

    Gerald Sze is an award winning spirituality author and existential philosopher who has studied and conducted research in the fields of spirituality and existential philosophy for nearly 30 years. His explorations have included Eastern and Western philosophy, divination, and comparative religion, as well as an immersion in Buddhism. The author’s first book, Changing Fate Through […]

  • LifeTree author Gerard Gust

    Gerard Gust

    Gerard Gust is the president and CEO of Incredible Restorations, a multi-million-dollar family-owned property restoration company specializing in emergency and repair services. Growing up in the business, from childhood through university, Gerard was groomed to one day take over and handle the family’s operation. For over a decade, he worked alongside his dad as part […]

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    Hal Movius

    Hal Movius is founder and president of Movius Consulting. He is also senior consultant to the Consensus Building Institute, visiting executive lecturer at the Darden Graduate School of Business, consultant to the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Virginia, and a research collaborator at Ethical Systems. An applied psychologist with a PhD in clinical […]

  • Iconic shoe designer John Fluevog

    John Fluevog

    John Fluevog is an independent designer and retailer of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970, he has been steadfast in creating unique soles for unique souls that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. Speaking of runways, Fluevogs are now the official uniform shoe of flight attendants on Air Canada rouge, the world’s fastest growing airline. John has been recognized as The Canadian Footwear Industry’s Shoe Person of the Year (but it hasn’t gone to his head).

  • Kelley Steven-Waiss

    Kelley Steven-Waiss

    Kelley Steven-Waiss is Chief Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies, overseeing the company’s human resource management and talent strategy. Kelley has more than 25 years of executive management experience in human resources, change management, and corporate communications.

  • LifeTree Media author Keri Ohlrich

    Keri Ohlrich

    Keri Ohlrich is the CEO and co-founder of Abbracci Group, with more than 25 years of experience in the HR, manufacturing, consumer goods and consulting industries. She has held leadership positions at EcoSense Lighting, RR Donnelley, ManpowerGroup and Miller Brewing, among others. In her role as Abbracci Group CEO, Keri has developed HR practice areas to support companies in the building of excellent HR departments and in the management of talent-related issues.

  • Laura Khoudari

    Laura Khoudari

    Laura Khoudari is passionate about giving people the tools they need to heal from trauma and cultivate mental health and wellness. Her approach to strength training restores nervous system health, fosters a sense of safety in the body, and gives people the tools they need to process trauma so they may move beyond surviving and begin thriving.

  • Lindsay Sealey

    Lindsay Sealey

    Lindsay Sealey is the founder and CEO of Bold New Girls: a unique teaching and coaching company, merging academic, social, and emotional support, and emphasizing empowerment. A regular contributor to HuffPost Canada and Spoke, Sealey is also a passionate keynote speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator for students, teachers, and parents. She lives with her partner in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Madeleine Shaw

    Madeleine Shaw

    Madeleine Shaw is a multiple award-winning social entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience launching both for- and non-profit ventures with a social change agenda at their heart.

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    Mary Wong

    Mary Wong, B.Sc., R.TCMP, R.Ac, is the founder of ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic, a team of Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, based in Toronto, Canada. A TCM practitioner and Registered Massage therapist, Mary has been in practice for over 20 years and has treated thousands of people, the vast majority of whom struggle with gynecological disorders, fertility challenges, and pregnancy-related symptoms or issues. She always designs a plan for creative care that draws on a wealth of support from both Eastern and Western medical practice, and treats every patient as a full person—not just her diagnosis.

  • Melinda Harrison

    Melinda Harrison

    Melinda Harrison is a facilitator and a professional certified coach through the International Coach Federation, with over 25 years of coaching experience. Her professional passion is helping clients navigate the arcs of success: searching for and defining a next that works for them, and then supporting those pathways to achievement.

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    Michele Kambolis

    Michele Kambolis (MA) is a registered Child and Family Therapist and Parent Educator and a Registered Clinical Counselor dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues. Michele writes a popular and accessible weekly parenting and advice column for the Vancouver Sun called “Parent Traps”, which runs across Canada in the Postmedia Network chain of newspapers.

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    Michelle Stewart

    Michelle Stewart dedicated her working life to raising awareness around issues of public concern. After a decade as a news reporter in radio that ended with her hosting an open-line show in Prince George, she built a longtime career in public-sector communications. Michelle served for seven years as director of communications for the British Columbia Ministry of Health before launching her own communications company in 2012. Michelle died at the age of 49 in 2014.

  • LifeTree Author Monica Frede

    Monica Frede

    Monica Frede has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as an HR Strategic Consultant and HR Manager, and in several start-up ventures as a Recruiter and Consultant. Her passion lies with influencing the minds and hearts of business leaders about what HR can accomplish. Her areas of expertise include identifying and hiring top talent, change management and organizational design, leadership and management training, employee engagement initiatives, communications, project management, employee relations, employment policies and reductions in force/outsource management.

  • Pierre Battah

    Pierre Battah

    Pierre Battah is an award-winning leadership and workplace specialist. He speaks and trains across Canada and the United States. He is a long-time workplace columnist, blogger, nationally syndicated broadcaster for CBC, a TEDx presenter, and a former senior manager in HR.

  • Robert Tercek Vaporized

    Robert Tercek

    Robert Tercek is one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content. He has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform, with an expertise spanning television, telecommunications and software. Tercek has provided strategic insight and advice to many companies seeking to enter the networked entertainment market, and has supervised new media strategy and the creation of online programs for many of the world’s leading motivational speakers and authors, including Anthony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, and Deepak Chopra. An enthusiastic advocate of the future of media and entertainment, Mr Tercek is a highly in-demand keynote speaker. He lives in Los Angeles.

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    Rosemarie Francis

    Rosemarie Francis is a true rags-to-riches success story, overcoming an upbringing of severe poverty and limitation to achieve a level of success that no one would have expected of her. Raised in a three-room shack lacking indoor plumbing, Francis put herself through post-secondary education and eventually became VP-sales for a multi-billion dollar organization and founded her own successful tech company, Etelu. She is a bubbly and engaging public speaker whose story is sure to inspire women and girls to reach for a brighter future.

  • Seth Earley

    Seth Earley

    As CEO of Earley Information Science, a consulting firm he founded over twenty years ago, Seth Earley guides some of the world’s most recognized brands on how to leverage their information assets to deliver state-of-the-art customer experiences through integrated enterprise architectures. Seth has a long history of industry education and research in emerging fields. His current work covers cognitive computing, knowledge engineering, data management systems, taxonomy, ontology, and metadata governance strategies.

  • Steve Dennis

    Steve Dennis

    Steve Dennis is a consultant, keynote speaker and author on retail growth and innovation. He has been named a top 10 global retail influencer by multiple organizations and his thoughts on the future of shopping are regularly shared in the media and as a Forbes senior contributor.

  • LifeTree author Tom Washing

    Tom Washing

    Tom Washing has been active in the venture capital industry for over 30 years. He is a founding partner of Sequel Venture Partners, a Colorado-based venture capital firm investing in emerging growth technology companies.

    He has served on dozens of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors, including as founding Chairman of the University of Colorado Center for Entrepreneurship, President and Chairman of the Colorado Venture Capital Association, and Chairman of the Board of the University of Michigan Technology Transfer Advisory Board. Washing was named Master Entrepreneur of the Year by the Colorado Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Committee.

  • Tracy Theemes The Financially Empowered Woman

    Tracy Theemes

    Tracy Theemes is a certified financial planner and licensed financial advisor with a previous 12-year career as a practicing counselor. As co-founder of Sophia Financial Group, she specializes in educating women in money matters and empowering them to take control of their financial lives. Theemes is also the founder of Sophia Wealth Academy, an annual fundraiser and financial seminar for women, the proceeds from which are donated to Dress for Success. She also runs regular workshops on women and money. Theemes is an engaging and highly sought-after keynote speaker.

  • Venkat Venkatraman

    Venkat Venkatraman

    N Venkat Venkatraman is a Jr Professor of Management and Department Chair at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. His work lies at the interface between strategic management and information technology, with a focus on how companies position to win in a network era. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.