1) Tell us a little something about your book…
Fit Inside Out aims to help people who feel lost, overwhelmed and confused about their
perceived unfit self by providing simple guidance on how to start and what steps to take when beginning a fitness journey. This could be persons new to fitness or someone who was previously fit and has become unmotivated and wishes to take action in returning to a healthy body and mindset. The book speaks to the reader on a personal level about finding their self-worth and taking action in small steps towards feeling better overall. Through the book, the reader is reminded that fitness is not just about looking good on the outside, it’s about feeling good on the inside. The fitness industry can be quite contradictory, which causes confusion for anyone who wishes to become fit. This book eases the stress and confusion by simplifying the process and provides light during dark times. Depression is common when one is unsatisfied with their physical appearance. Through the book, I remind people to have fun and stay happy and engaged throughout their journey. These are exciting times of positive transformations.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
When I realized the remarkable impact that positive and encouraging words make on someone’s willingness to act on their personal path to self-improvement, I became inspired to write this beautiful guide to improving the body and mindset through fitness and nutrition. If my words have the potential to shift a person’s mindset from a negative perspective to a positive one, then their journey to reach their ideal state of fitness will be achieved more successfully and happily. I always aim to encourage people to workout from a place of love for the body, not a place of hate. Your body is your life vessel, transformations and habit changes should be challenging but pleasurable. I was so pleased with the completed product and all of the feedback I received from readers that I’ve inspired to get started on their fitness journey as well as those who I’ve inspired to get back on the wagon. My work has just begun and I look forward to announcing my second book called: Life.

3) Three words of advice…

                                               Focus… Enjoy… Love                                             

Roxane Monette-Lavoie is a fitness coach, personal trainer, and mother who lives in Ottawa, Ontario.She obtained her certification as a personal trainer and has since gone on to utilize her expertise by mentoring and guiding eager individuals tackle challenging workouts that have a real impact on their full-body fitness. She is the author of Fit Inside Out.   Visit Roxane at www.roxanemonette.com

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
I am an Airshow Perfomer flying aerobatic displays throughout North America in a red Pitts 
 Special bi-plane. 15 years ago I was diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer and an uncertain 
 prognosis. At that point I was already an award winning Canadian Forces pilot with a 
 post-graduate degree in Physics. I was told by doctors that if my treatment was successful I would not likely return to flying a high performance aircraft again. Since then I have regained my health, flown combat and humanitarian relief missions overseas, returned to flying fast jet high performance aircraft, have a beautiful family, became an airline pilot, and now perform at airshows in a high performance aerobatic aircraft. Everybody will experience struggle at some point in their lives. No matter what their particular challenge is, my hope is that people will see me fly, hear about my successes, and realize that through determination and persistence they can overcome their own challenges and achieve their ultimate goals no matter what the odds are.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
3 years ago a friend of mine who I flew with in the military, Brent Handy, suggested I get into 
 airshow flying and that we begin doing a routine together in a formation. As we discussed the logistics of getting such an endeavour up and running, and it became a reality, I realized this was the platform I had been looking for to share my story through my passion of aviation. I plan to write a book in the future to reach beyond airshow spectators and enthusiasts and touch the lives of an even broader spectrum of people.

3) Three words of advice…
Don’t give up! People tend to give up on themselves easily. Nobody has as much invested in your goals as you do. At times it may seem as if you are the only one interested in your 
 success… keep pushing. Stay focused. It is easy to get distracted by other people’s goals, 
 influences, and social pressures. Stay true to yourself, remember who you are, and seek out those activities that will move you along the path you desire.You will experience failure 
 throughout your life… everybody does…. but we learn as much from our failures as we do from our successes – it is part of the journey. Embrace these situations as opportunities to grow in the direction of your dreams. Learn what you can do differently next time, keep trying.

                                          Grit… Focus… Determination                                             

Todd Farrell is a professional pilot and airshow performer. He is a Canadian Forces veteran, husband and father of 2 beautiful girls, and flies airshows throughout North America with a desire to inspire aviation enthusiasts in all aspects of their lives. @td.farrell  www.toddfarrellairshows.com

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
Nest is the Canadian handmade gift shop for animal lovers. We currently showcase 89 artists hand making all sorts of gifts, home decor, kids items, jewelry, clothing, fine art and more – all with an animal theme! Many items can be customized to your favourite animal or pet. Talk about truly unique! Nest is on Locke St in Hamilton – come on up the stairs and discover something new!

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
My lightbulb moment was when I wanted to find a cool handmade gift for someone in the rescue I volunteered with. It was a weekday in the handmade market off-season and I thought, “Gee, where do you get unique handmade stuff when there are no craft markets on?” Poof – Nest was born. I had always wanted to have my own shop, but hadn’t found the right path until that moment. I have a background in retail management, used to run the crafters at a festival and volunteered with an animal rescue, so the marriage of Handmade + Animals was a perfect match!

3) Three words of advice…
There are so many words of wisdom to be shared, but the best ones are the ones that have impacted you personally. Here are a few of mine: DREAM: Dream big, dream little, dream whatever is in your heart. Change, growth and innovation only happen when people dream. The first step of anything is the dream; the idea, the spark that makes you want to propel forward. SUPPORT: this is multifaceted: Those you support in turn will support you – I support many artists and they reciprocate and have become the real strength of Nest. There is also support in terms of family/friends/colleagues/networks who can’t wait to help you succeed. Let them. PASSION: Without passion, why are we even here? We are all taking risks, working hard, putting ourselves out there – because we are passionate about what we do. It is what drives us especially when things are tough – it gives us a reason to persevere.

Dream…Support…Passion

                                             

I am Robyn Allan, the owner and curator of Nest. I love animals; both domesticated and wild, as well as artists; both talented and creative. I truly enjoy creating a
positive experience for visitors, where they can shop with the knowledge that they are supporting Canadian artists while finding the perfect gift. I am a Hamiltonian and a proud mother of several pets: two dogs, two cats and a dragon- as well as one human kid!

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your book…
I made my literary debut with my book Awaken Your Inner Leader: Transform Stress, Develop Emotional Mastery and Thrive in the Fall of 2018.This book is the result of my life-long search to understand the many questions I had. Some of these questions 
included: What makes us whole? What breaks us down?What helps us stay in 
integrity? What drives our behaviour? What makes us good leaders, parents, and 
partners?I believe that a well-regulated nervous system in the human body is like a stable operating system in a computer; without it we cannot function efficiently. 
Additionally, it’s also a pre-requisite for self-leadership in every aspect of our lives; including our health, relationships, and our capacity to lead others.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Truthfully, this book lived inside for me years if not decades; albeit in a formless state. In the Fall of 2017, I decided to write a short e-book. However, as soon as I sat down outlining the book, I was flooded with stories of professionals I’ve worked with over the years, insights and wisdoms I’ve gained from their journeys, and a massive determination to create the full version printed book. Coincidentally, Awaken Your Inner Leader ends with a beautiful quote from the last note of a local teen who took his life in June 2018. I felt it was important to take those words of wisdom and love to our hearts. It’s time to unlock our inner power and create a better world.

3) Three words of advice…
Create communities and collaborate. Humans are wired to thrive in the presence of connection and a felt sense of safety.Nurture your self-leadership. In order to be a leader, you need to be a self-leader, first. Practice trusting your gut. It will guide you to your truth.

 

Create… Nurture… Practice

                                               
Edita Atteck is an author, coach, and speaker helping professionals to claim their inner power through guiding them to maintain mental, emotional, and physical health, resilience, and to build healthier communities both at work and at home. She is the author of Awaken Your Inner Leader: Transform Stress, Develop Emotional Mastery and Thrive. Visit Edita @ www.editaatteck.com

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
Model Masterclass is an online program designed to educate and prepare potential models of all ages and backgrounds for the busy and demanding world of modelling. As a model and former agent I am often asked how to break into the competitive world of fashion. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the industry and my goal is to educate up and coming talent, help them find a clear path, and succeed in the industry through solid education. My daughter Maddie, also a model in Toronto, is often approached with the same questions. Together we decided to create a safe and professional environment for people to learn more about the business of modelling.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Our lightbulb moment came this spring while discussing the industry and the lack of information that exists for talent of all ages. The business of modelling is so much more inclusive now and is embracing more diversity in all areas including age ranges, cultural backgrounds, realistic body proportion and social influencers. Many are entering the industry without agents or training and have no idea how to manage their work day in a professional way. We saw this as an incredible opportunity to help people learn this craft in an online, interactive format. We promptly sat down together and created a program including all of our back stage tricks, healthy lifestyle habits and confidence building tips! We present this in an honest, realistic way that empowers people to own the process and create momentum.  Learning to find good agents, photographers and having an amazing support team around you is also key to success.

3) Three words of advice…
You will need clear Vision to set a path for success.
You will need to be Consistent in your pursuit of the Vision.
You will need Patience to see the process through

 Vision…Consistency…Patience

                                               

Kim McDiarmid is a professional model, former agent and mentor with 40 years experience in the modelling industry. Her mission is to develop aspiring models and guide them into this competitive business through her One-Of-A-Kind Model Masterclass.  Kim understands what it takes and leads emerging talent with consistency and professionalism. Visit: www.modelmasterclass.pro for more information.

 

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
Shift Happens Coaching believes that Every Youth Matters. We offer vulnerable youth access to expert coaches via individual sessions and group workshops. Shift Happens supports our clients to grow as individuals – empowering them to be change champions in their communities by building their self-awareness, resilience, and supporting their mental and social health.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
How does a person begin a life altering journey? It is sometimes said it begins with one step? For me however, it started with what was like a slap of a 2’ by 4’ over the head. In 2011 I had just finished my coach training and went to hear the founders of Co-active Training Institute speak. While I am a firm believer in the power of coaching and how it can change your life, I was not prepared to hear about a program that had brought coaching to San Quentin prison. The desire to offer coaching to those in and exiting the prison system, grew within me and focused on an extremely vulnerable section of our society – youth. I am on a quest to help create a world where everyone feels and knows that they have value, that they are worth being seen and heard and that they are not expendable.

3) Three words of advice…
ASK FOR HELP! Enroll devil’s advocates, realize you cannot do it all (regardless of what your ego thinks) and focus your energy on the areas of your business where you excel and thrive. Find champions of your organization to fill in the gaps and create a community of likeminded people as dedicated to your organization as you are.

 

 Ask For Help! 

                                               

Carol McLean, CPCC, PCC is a truly gifted certified neurotransformational coach (CNTC), facilitator, non-profit visionary and human potential activist. As a rebel and rule-breaker in the best of ways, Carol has always challenged broken, conventional models, calling for radical change in businesses and individuals when required. She sees not what is – but what can, and will, be. Visit https://shifthappenscoaching.org/

 

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
For years I yearned for more… lying awake at night questioning why I always felt like the odd one out. Despite being disappointed by many courses I tried, I kept searching until I found The One, which really was about committing to a process of personal empowerment. And that’s what Engineering Your Magical LifeTM is all about. This program series is all about starting where you are and applying the science of your body to create the life you are yearning for. You already are amazing… some of it has just been buried under negative experiences and disappointments. Learn how to dust off the shelves in your brain and access your highest wisdom – joining a tribe of empowerment seekers and journey together.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
I am proud to be an engineering graduate… My lightbulb moment for being a full-time empowerment company came when I realized that there were people far more passionate about the technical details that I was. My joy has always been people and systems, how they flow and operate individually and together. It has taken a leap of faith and I love being able to bring forward the efficiency and process strategies of engineering, now applied to empower you to go for your more.

3) Three words of advice…

Action For More!

                                               

Shannon empowers young professional women who have busted their butt’s and are left wondering “this is it? This is all my effort gets?” to go for more their more and bring fun and flow back into their lives. As an Internationally Designated Institute, Shannon can guide you through a proven system to move beyond second-guessing yourself and become a strong, confident, effective woman both at home and out in the world. Visit Shannon @ www.ShannonMPole.ca

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
 My journey of becoming an author, tv and radio host as well as a CEO of Olive Media Network, The Entrepreneur’s Network (TEN), TNBF (2020) TV show producer and founder of International Men’s Day Canada (IMD Canada) was to fill a void. I wanted to create platforms for people to start or build their business, share their stories and have a voice. “He Has A Voice” is a tv show (2019) for men and about men and the reality is that there are not too many outlets for any of us to share who were are and hear our cries and pleas. My book, “Mrs. Fraud and You ~ Will you be the Victor or Victim when She comes Knocking” was to educate and bring awareness to all who were turning a blind eye to this epidemic of Identity Theft and Fraud. I have planted the seed and the hope for others and this journey will not end here for it will continue and paid forward for I believe in the gift and talents in others, the question is, “Do you Believe?” My graduation song was “The Impossible Dream” and if I can do it, YOU can do it!

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
In the summer of 2006, I was just tired and I knew that something was wrong for I had to get un-stuck. I enrolled in a real estate investing course and the journey began. My books, both written for fun, were completed in 2011, then in 2012 I became a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy for I had to find out who I was and if I was on the right path. Did I mentioned that I walked away from my very secured 8-4 J.O.B.? Yes, I did that! It seems like the best thing to do for I was no longer sick the day after. The podcast, tv and radio shows came after and again for fun. I had my own studio space and in 2014 -2015 my company was the official media company for the then Toronto Carnival My 
ex-business partner and I walked away from that venture in 2016. I am not sure if I would say that I pursued a leadership or mentorship role for it just happened. Looking back, I would say others saw me as a example for what they wanted in their life and the 
freedom to do what ever their hearts desired but did not have the strength and support to do it. Please note that by no means was this journey an easy one and I do not want to mis-guide anyone. It was and still is a winding rocky road.

3) Three words of advice…

Empower… Entertain… Enlighten

                                             

Dianne Ojar is a Canadian entrepreneur, an expert in women’s entrepreneurship 
and angel investor, a powerhouse relationship builder, business woman, serial 
entrepreneur and mother. Visit Dianne @www.MediaOlive.ca or 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianneojar/

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
I owe my title of “The Reinvention Mentor” to my capacity to bounce back whatever life throws at me. For twenty-five years, I climbed the corporate ladder, working hard to be successful. At forty, I had that nagging feeling that there must be more to life. I came across a coaching training and decided to leave the corporate world to set up my own business. I worked very successfully as an Executive Coach for eight years, but I still had that nagging feeling that something wasn’t working for me.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Until life threw a new challenge at me! I decided to leave a toxic relationship. I was 57 and I left with exactly 43€ and an empty bank account.  I had to move in with one of my sisters and stayed there for one year. It turned out this was the catalyst I needed to decide what I no longer wanted in life. I saw it as a unique opportunity to reconsider all my choices in life and business. I turned my back to Executive Coaching and decided to embrace my mission of empowering professional women. I also decided to rise from my ashes by moving to London at 58 with nothing else than two suitcases, eight weeks of house sitting and without any form of income or savings. I challenged my beliefs and dared to embrace the unknown; I thought out of the box and tested doing things differently; I reconnected the dots between me, my life and my business. As a result, I managed to thrive again, stronger than before and I’m now the  proud owner of two businesses that complement each other beautifully and are completely aligned with my Why.

3) Three words of advice…
I believe that we always have a choice and that with a strong vision if we raise our self-awareness, make conscious choices and stay intentional and focused, we can create the successful (whatever that means to us) business that will sustain the fulfilling life we desire.  I have done so for myself and I’m now helping my clients do the same.

Self-awareness–Conscious Choices–Focus and Intention

                                             

AnYes helps female professionals create the business that will sustain the life they desire. She helps them clarify the vision of what they want that life to look like, build the confidence & the abundance mindset to dare make it happen, create the business that will support it and implement the tools/ systems, work-life balance and self-care that will make it sustainable. www.successfulwomenacademy.com

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com

 

1) Tell us a little something about your business…
Spending 20 plus years in the Health and Wellness field working with women to achieve their fitness goals, the need for further, different support and guidance was becoming increasingly apparent. People were in need of a “personal trainer” for their life goals.  Hence, Deanna Langford Coaching was born. Additionally, as the group fitness industry, and in particular the certification component of it, is in transition, the need for solid, education-based certification programs continues to grow.  Hence, my return to offering fitness leadership training for new and current instructors and trainers.

2) When was your lightbulb moment?
Fall 2018, I was burnt out in my role at the time and felt strongly like there was something else I wanted and needed to be doing.  Through using Life Coaching strategies and doing a lot of self-coaching, I came to realize that I needed a new direction, one that saw me returning to my passion of working directly with people to help them achieve their goals.

3) Three words of advice…
Why not you?  People so often think that successful people have some “magic potion” or innate talent that leads to their success.  More often than not, it is simply the willingness to put themselves out there that leads to success.  That, and a heck of a lot of hard work!  So, to people doubting themselves, I ask, “Why not you?”

 Why not you?

                                               
Deanna Lawson-Langford has been helping women achieve their goals in the Hamilton community for over 20 years.  Combining her passions for health, wellness, coaching and leadership with life experience, Deanna Langford Coaching creates a community where women feel safe, empowered and supported to reach for the stars. Visit
deannalangfordcoaching.com
to learn more!

 

“May your legacy create a footprint of success
for the next person who steps into your shoes”

www.phaze2wellness.com