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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Empowering Females in Finance - Workshop Includes Free Software

Presenter - Financly

Today, more women than ever before are jumping into the entrepreneurial arena. To help women address critical aspects of financial management, Women on the Move has partnered with the world’s leading accounting software provider Intuit. They will work together to provide essential training, tools and mentorship necessary to elevate the financial health of women operated businesses.

Women on the Move is hosting this Complimentary Workshop to assist women in better understanding the importance of Financial Literacy and implementation of sound accounting practices vital to every entrepreneurial venture.

Each workshop participant will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to QuickBooks Online and continued QuickBooks support. Although our primary focus is women, men are welcome to join the workshops.

Sponsored by Intuit, Canada’s # 1 Financial Partner for Women Entrepreneurs


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Become the Powerful Speaker that You Are Destined to Be!

Deborah Austin, DTM Speaker - Writer - Trainer - Coach & Consultant

Creating a business and a life that you love requires that you step into your authentic power. Part of that power involves developing your unique voice as a speaker which enables you to communicate your vision and mission in life. As an entrepreneur and professional there will be numerous times that you will speak in public. Learning to become a powerful speaker will enable you to establish yourself as a leader, as well as attract clients and new opportunities to you. Now is the time to invest in yourself and become the speaker that you are destined to be!
In this dynamic workshop you will learn:  How to change the energy of fear of public speaking to one of service; Develop an awareness of the fundamentals of public speaking; Learn powerful techniques to help you engage your audience; Strategic tips to develop your signature speech to attract clients and opportunities.

Deborah Austin is an award winning speaker, writer, trainer, coach and consultant. Her mission involves helping people to have a greater impact in the world through enhanced communication and leadership skills. As a communications expert, Deborah empowers people to elevate their public speaking and presentation skills to the highest level. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is Toastmasters International’s highest honour for leadership and communication excellence. Her background includes an Hons BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto and over a decade of professional experience in the media, marketing communications and in the public sector.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Death Cafe - Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

Presenter - Carol MacPherson -  Barrister & Solicitor

It is going to happen so why not be prepared! The importance of having a Will

Carol’s Bio -Carol was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979. She practiced real estate litigation law in Toronto for a number of years before opening her own practice in Mississauga in 1986. Her practice focused on real estate law, wills and estate administration and corporate law. During this time Carol also taught at Humber College in the business program.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

"David vs. Goliath: How Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Companies"

Presenter - Bert Notarius

Competing with or protecting against large businesses can be intimidating for Small Business Owners. This seminar will discuss 5 powerful strategies which help Small Businesses to successfully compete with large companies.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Genius Goal Setting - An Easy-to-use process that Generates Results!

Presenter - Robin Lee Kennedy is the Founder and Principal of MotivatedMinds and co-founder of Vital Reality Wellness

Goal setting is a topic that invites mixed reviews; some people swear by it and others believe it can set you up for failure.  Either way, we need to get things done and usually within a particular time frame.  It’s necessary to plan for something we’d like to accomplish, identify the steps to get there, and track our progress. Otherwise we’re sitting still and nothing is happening.  Psychologist Karl Weick advocates recasting big goals into smaller trackable steps that produce visible results.  In their recent book The Progress Principle, Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer back up this idea adding that even the most mundane step forward motivates and inspires people to keep going…to experience the sense of progress.  In this 1-hour interactive workshop you will learn:

8 common goal-setting mistakes (so you can avoid them)
A simple way to break your goals into bite-sized pieces that are easy to accomplish
How to achieve goals without sacrificing other areas of your life

Presenter BIO -Robin Lee Kennedy is the Founder and Principal of MotivatedMinds and co-founder of Vital Reality Wellness.  An executive, relationship and life coach, she is also a facilitator with over 20 years of experience and a dynamic speaker. Robin’s background includes intensive care and hemodialysis nursing, owner/operator of fitness studios in the U.S., and 20 years in the corporate arena in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and training and development.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Writing Business Contracts

Presenter - Chantell Campbell, Legal Advacate Services


Are you a female Entrepreneur who's interested in developing your business sense? Women on the Move along with Legal Advocacy Services will be hosting a Workshop on Contracts. Discussing Contracts as an essential business tool that not only protects your business but demonstrates integrity and compliance. You’ll be introduced to the types of Contracts that exist and be able to identify the ones that are integral to the efficiency and security of your venture. Learn how to identify a solid contract, request/make amendments to an existing Contract and how to make any contract work to your best interest. An often overlooked, underused and often misused tool in the Business World, Ms. Campbell brings her legal experience and know-how to the table to help you learn how to decode, construct and use contracts to the benefit of yourself, your business and even your clients. Learn how you can use many documents as Legally Binding Agreements, the types of contracts that exist, which you may need and how to make them work best for you and your business needs.


Ms. Campbell is the founder of LAS, a legal practice boasting two prime locations within the GTA. Aside from her Paralegal License from the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ms. Campbell also holds a Double Major Honours in Law and Philosophy from York University and a year of Law School already under her belt. She applies both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to help her clients advocate for their rights. With a unique interest in Entrepreneurship, she, as a self titled venture, has dedicated significant amounts of time assisting others with their Businesses from a legal perspective ranging from business name registration to locating government grants and building secure practical foundations from which to progress, all independent of her legal practice. This workshop is based on her identifying the Entrepreneur’s need for Legally Binding Documentation to protect themselves and their clients.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Sales Resilience for the 21st Century

Presenter - Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC

Skills every entrepreneur needs to know to be successful. The Bad News….there is no silver bullet when it comes to generating sales. The Good News …there are golden opportunities when you CONNECT©  The CONNECT© program teaches methods for lead generation and getting that all important “first appointment.” Getting your foot in the door can be easier than ever before using the tools and techniques Cindy teaches and coaches her clients to use. Remember the ABC’s of selling:  Always Be Connecting!

Presenter BIO - Cindy Stradling, CSP, CPC - Author, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, Sales Agent and Coach, Cindy Stradling brings over 25 years of practical hands on business experience to her work.  She has worked across various sectors including production, logistics, materials management, retail,  customer service and sales.  She has achieved her professsional sales designation (CSP) through the Canadian Professional Sales Association and she is certified coach (CPC) graduated from Erickson College. Cindy is a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Associaton and the International Coaching Federation. Cindy works with entreprenuers, individuals and corporations such as Canon Canada, 3M Canada, Scotia McLeod, BMO, Marsh and Mercer, RGA International, Nealanders, Pareto and MMM Group.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Out Beyond Comfort, Moving From Complacency to Extraordinary

Presenter - Robin Lee Kennedy is the Founder and Principal of MotivatedMinds and Co-founder of Vital Reality Wellness

Getting out of your comfort zone is crucial to achieving your aspirations. If you want something that you don’t already have, there’s a darn good chance you’ll have to do things you haven’t already done to get it.  But there is a catch 22 – if you’re too comfortable you’re not productive. And if you’re too uncomfortable, you’re not productive!  The best of the best feel fear. The trick is to use it as a driving force instead of allowing it to immobilize you.  In this 1-hour interactive workshop you will learn:

  • What being in your comfort zone actually means
  • 10 ways to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy taking risks
  • How to expand the edges of your comfort zone

Presenter BIO -Robin Lee Kennedy is the Founder and Principal of MotivatedMinds and co-founder of Vital Reality Wellness.  An executive, relationship and life coach, she is also a facilitator with over 20 years of experience and a dynamic speaker. Robin’s background includes intensive care and hemodialysis nursing, owner/operator of fitness studios in the U.S., and 20 years in the corporate arena in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and training and development.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Selling for Beginners

Presenter - Bert Notarius

Personal Selling In The 21st Century (Part 1) – The Basics - “No sales, no company” said wunderkind entrepreneur Mark Cuban, astutely summarizing the most fundamental challenge of small businesses and start-ups.  Small business owners and entrepreneurs must have the skills and knowledge of selling effectively. This seminar will show you the basic process of successful selling. It will give you a clear, easy to follow roadmap that will work for all selling situations.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Advanced Selling

Presenter - Bert Notarius

Personal Selling In The 21st Century (Part 2) – Beyond the Basics - This seminar is for small business entrepreneurs that know the basic selling process and are ready to learn more about selling. It builds on the content of “Selling Today – The Basics” and uses case studies to deepen and expand your existing sales skills. Focus will be on:

  • Prospecting
  • Preparation of the sales discussion
  • Presenting your product/service
  • Handling objections
  • Closing


Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Moving Through Conflict

Presenter - Kristin Berry

Conflict is inevitable. When a conflict situation arises, you have different choices in how to respond. Overtime, we strengthen and build comfort with one or two modes – but just because these modes come more natural to us, don’t mean they are the best mode for the outcome we desire.  
Join this workshop to learn about the different conflict mode options from the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) and discuss practical techniques to maintain or regain emotional control in a conflict situation.  

I am deeply passionate about helping people/teams develop essential presentation, communication, conflict management skills, self awareness and self-care practices in the interest of supporting mental health.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Presenter - TBA


Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Break Through Your Revenue Plateaus 

Presenter - Nazish Z. Oriezi

Stagnant business growth is a sign that you have maximized your current sales process. Whether you're reinventing the wheel, refining your current strategy or starting from scratch, you need the tools to help you accelerate your business to a new level of profitability. Part of those tools are understanding your innate selling style, how your selling style helps you to accelerate your business and how to overcome challenges as well. Once you are equipped with this knowledge you will be able to break out of old patterns that don't work for you (or for your potential clients) and close new business in a way that feels comfortable to YOU! 

Speaker Bio:  Nazish is known by her clients as the “Queen of Ingagement”.  Her reputation in sales has been built around her ability to improve relationships and loyalty between businesses and their clientele. Nazish has worked for large corporations to help them develop streamlined messaging, and processes with the specific goal of increased sales and revenues.  In this corporate environment, she discovered 5 core competencies that cut waste, inefficiency and confusion.  “I realized that these 5 priorities are Universal in business.  Whether I am working with a high-end hotel chain, a construction company, or a small town retail store, when these areas are optimized, a vibrant sales funnel flows”  Nazish has made the transition to bring these developed systems to the small business world.   “It’s my personal passion to adapt these corporate tested strategies for local companies, where they can make an impact on real people and businesses”.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Practical Care for Prosperity

Presenter - Kristin Berry

Being an entrepreneur is a challenge. That inner strength that we call upon to help us maintain our drive, passion and resolve for what we do and overcome challenges requires nurturing. Daily self-care practices are as important as the coffee we drink (or any other essential part of your day)! We should not feel guilty for investing time to care for and nurture the spirit that drives our success.  

Join this workshop to learn and share practical daily self-care practices that nurture inner strength for prosperity.

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