What does success mean to you? How do you become successful? Enjoy a conversation with 3 experts share their journeys to success.
Join entrepreneurs Elaine Tan Comeau, Easy Daysies from Maple Ridge; Joel Primus, Naked Underwear from Abbotsford and Nicole Donnelly, Spring Global HQ from Vancouver as they share their stories and the lessons they have learned throughout their astounding careers.
We are thrilled to have local business leader Vicki Mcleod as the events moderator: Mainstreet Communications Ltd.
Elaine Tan Comeau, CEO AND FOUNDER
Elaine Tan Comeau is an enterprising mother of three children, a wife, and a former elementary school teacher who was awarded the 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year, Recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, as well as an Award in Teaching Excellence. She is the CEO and Founder of one of Dragons’ Den favorite pitches, Easy Daysies® Ltd., which incited a bidding war among all five Dragons. Elaine has also won Best Pitch at Shark Kevin Harrington's Pitch Tank. Dragons' Den just aired her THIRD Update this season (Feb 2017) as it was voted one of the Top FIVE most heartwarming pitches to air in the DEN!
Joel Primus, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
From Abbotsford to New York, Dragon's Den to NASDAQ, Entrepreneur and founder of Naked Underwear, Joel Primus shares lessons learned about letting go, happiness and thriving in business and life.
Joel who splits his time between Vancouver and New York is the founder and creative visionary behind Naked. Inspired by his exposure to performance apparel during his athletic career and luxurious fabrics while traveling South America, Joel sought to create Naked. His vision was to create an innovative apparel brand that would combine performance and luxury to redefine the way clothing worn close to the skin fits, feels and functions. In the promotion of Naked, a NASDAQ listed company (NAKD), Joel has appeared on CBC’s Dragons' Den three times in addition to Entertainment Tonight Canada, eTalk in Canada, Urban Rush, Shaw TV's The Express and The Fanny Kiefer Show. Joel was recently selected as one of BC Business' Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs and has funded the creation of multiple computer labs in Ghana through his charity, Project World Citizen.
Nicole Donnelly, FORMER PRO SNOWBOARDER TURNED CEO
"Through proven processes and systems Nicole co-creates with fresh and seasoned entrepreneurs to invent their own remarkable, memorable, and profitable paths to success. Whether talking about her latest work in emotional intelligence, running an ultramarathon, being a mom, pulling big air at the XGames, or launching, growing, and selling BabyLegs, a multi-million dollar international business, Nicole is fiercely committed to sharing the powerful lessons learned along this journey."
Vicki McLeod, ACC, ORSCC:
For more than two decades Vicki has worked with businesses, organizations and governments to create and sustain meaningful communications, marketing, and change strategies. A certified business and personal coach, consultant and trainer, Vicki is an advocate for everyday happiness, mindfulness, and living a passionate and engaged life.
She is a TEDx speaker and the author of #Untrending: A Field Guide To Social Media That Matters, How to Post, Tweet, and Like Your Way to a More Meaningful Life. She blogs at vickimcleod.com, and writes a bi-monthly newspaper column on digital lifestyle and social media.
Vicki was shortlisted in 2013 by Small Business BC as one of the Top 5 Online Marketers in the province and was an RBC Women of Influence nominee as a Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014 and 2015. In 2014 Vicki was named Business Leader of the Year in her home community of Maple Ridge, B.C.
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