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After listening to Trish Tonaj speak at a Company of Women luncheon, and understanding that her tagline, “Sharing Stories to Inspire Great Ideas!” was something that really resonated with me, I quickly invited her to attend a meeting with a group I
Co-Founded, called Cambridge Authors.
We are a group of writers who are passionate about our work, and together share our love of writing and telling stories. The one question every author asks themselves, after the arduous work of finishing their passion project, is whether to self-publish or to try to get published by a traditional publishing house.
Trish not only offered her advice on which path to take, but her stories truly inspired our group, AND she even invited us to be included in her “Share Your Story” initiative! What a wonderful opportunity for our authors to share their story with Trish and the other amazing people who have shared their story on her website.
Trish spoke to women at a Company of Women meeting about achieving their goals. She did a great job in covering her material in a friendly, fun way as well as providing practical, useful information to assist the women in being successful. She was professional in her style and told stories that helped the women understand the concepts she was presenting. I would highly recommend Trish for speaking engagements.
I had the privilege of working with Trish in my role as CEO of the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC). Trish was the Keynote speaker for CanWCC’s first Anniversary Celebration event – a significant milestone for our organization. Working with her was – and continues to be – a fantastic experience. She actively engaged in the event planning process and even generously helped to promote the event! At the Celebration, Trish’s keynote was the highlight of the evening. Her presentation style was polished but relatable and fun.
As a final gift, she provided the guests (and all CanWCC members) an opportunity to tell their stories on her guest blog. I highly recommend her books and speaking services. Thank you, Trish!
Trish Tonaj gave an engaging reading and presentation at the Grimsby Public Library. Attendees were inspired by the content of her book Breaking Barriers, and they also enjoyed a casual conversation based on the themes and topics raised.
Highlight of my day was to sit with Trish Tonaj along with Hamilton Fempreneurs & listen to her overview of how to reach the state of FLOW. If you haven’t read her book, “Breaking Barriers” you need to go to Amazon & change that!
In the fall of 2015, Trish acted as MC for our official opening event. Her warm and welcoming manner perfectly suited the occasion. She moved through the agenda in a gracious yet efficient manner, welcoming each speaker and introducing their particular contribution to the many aspects of getting a new business venture off the ground. I have no hesitation in recommending Trish as a speaker. She brings well-prepared content to her events and tailors her presentation to her audience. She creates an absorbing and thoughtful performance that is both informative and satisfying to her listeners.
Supporting individuals in business in general and entrepreneurs in particular, has the potential to make a profound and positive impact. Trish is contributing to that success through her work and most importantly, by being a living example
Trish has been a relentless supporter, mentor and trailblazer for individuals in business. I first became acquainted with her because of her book, Breaking Barriers. I have found that she truly walks the talk, leading, encouraging and challenging individuals to go to the next level, never give up and to assist with the development of their own opportunities.
Breaking Barriers 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share Their Stories: A wonderful anthology of stories,advice and inspiration from female entrepreneurs. These real life women business owners share honest accounts of their triumphs and struggles of running their own business. Nothing is sugar coated and it is comforting to know that other people have been on the same journey and that it does take time, patience and hard work to build a thriving business. I can see something of myself in every story. Trish Tonaj has done a fantastic job bringing together women running all kinds of businesses from Health and Wellness, Marketing, Hospitality, MLM, Fashion and even the funeral industry. No matter what industry you are in I am sure you will benefit from the advice they share. As a business consultant, helping entrepreneurs design and grow their businesses I would highly recommend this to my clients as a real life account of what they can expect as they build their business (the good and the bad) and how they can move through their challenges and struggles. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project and thank you for sharing your stories that will inspire other women to follow their business dreams. Special thanks to Jennifer Kelly for sharing this book with me.
Our team participated in Trish’s EQ worksop and one-to-one coaching that left us with the communication tools and action items that will help guide us through our next phase. Trish was able to connect with all the different personalties in our group to bring us together and help us innovate and collaborate new ideas. These tools will help shape our organizational culture. I would highly recommend this program and Trish because she gets results!
Trish’s insights really did help my personal and business growth. I knew a lot of the theory on what I wanted to do; too much in fact. I needed a sounding board, someone who could provide insights, and help me weigh the various potential pathways. I could only trust, and value the insights of someone who had faced those challenges themselves, and had helped others like me. That was a hard thing to find, but Trish was recommended to me by someone I trust. So I’m passing on the favour with this unsolicited recommendation.
Trish is a polished, well-spoken and charming leadership coach and speaker. I had the pleasure of meeting Trish at a Women’s professional development group and could not resist inviting her to speak and provide a wonderful bookend to a 2017 Women in Leadership mentorship program. Above all, I was impressed at her enthusiasm, willingness to help and give back. She comes with my heartfelt recommendation as a speaker and coach.
A Diary of Change 12 Personal Tools: “Trish embodies the message, energy and confidence of the words and exercises in her book. When you read the book and hear her speak about her journey, you will know how to attract the same success to your own life.
Having the opportunity to engage with a supportive, enthusiastic and intuitive professional such as Trish was an amazing experience. She expertly layered the ideas I gleaned from the Short-term Planning module from The Mechanics of FLOW2 into a cohesive plan of action. By actually discussing the next steps, I was spurred into action and have seen my productivity improve immensely. I highly recommend working with Trish as a step to build your business
As the curator of Spoken Lives Toronto West, I was thrilled to have Trish speak at our June event. Her story was entertaining, relatable and told with humour and intelligence. Having been a part of Breaking Barriers: 10 Entrepreneurial Women Share their Stories, I knew the story of how the book came about but was re-inspired when I heard Trish’s presentation. I recommend Trish as a motivational speaker, leader and mentor for any event.
When I first met Trish, I knew immediately that we would be fast friends. Her openness and professionalism were very apparent and made for a seamless partnership in working on my 1st Annual Women’s Networking event. Trish was my guest speaker, relaying a powerful talk around the importance of ‘Finding our Why and a Sense of Purpose’. Sharing our stories is part of this process and in sharing her story, she captivated the room of 68 women with such awe and inspiration. Whether these women are looking to figure out their next step, trying to build their small business or have experienced a life altering tragedy, they all could relate to her words of wisdom and candidacy.
I publish 3 community magazines that help to connect people within their own communities. Trish’s presentation was engaging and exactly on point with bringing these like minded women together to share their stories and create new connections within their communities.
I would highly recommend Trish as a savvy business woman, speaker and motivator of people. Her eloquence, empathy and authenticity is what has made her a success to date and an absolute pleasure to collaborate with. Thanks so much Trish for helping to make my 1st annual event a resounding success!
Trish Tonaj and her team have created a wonderful resource tool through the FLOW2 modules. The program is well positioned across a number of indices to provide shared process, clarity to power, productivity. The modules are clear, concise and very user friendly. FLOW2 provides a clear destination and opens the door to action.
The Mechanics of FLOW2 with phazewellness.com Module on Vision was an engaging method to get me examining important questions about my business. Deﬁning my values and creating a clear picture in my mind about where I want to go is imperative in helping me lay the foundations that will get me there, and will continue to guide me through future growth. Flow is not only a useful tool in ﬁguring out what my business really means and how I will serve others, (the biggest, most thrilling and audacious possibilities), but I will also be able to use this exercise ongoing. As I am faced with new challenges, I have clarity on my approach, processes, and vision for my brand. Thank you Trish Tonaj!
After celebrating 10 years in business, I was operating from day to day and felt I was in a bit in a fog. The Business Strengths module with Trish helped me to reignite my passion for why I started the company and how I am going to focus my energy on growth. This has given me a new sense of excitement for the future! A great exercise; I highly recommend it!
Trish Tonaj is a powerhouse when it comes to breaking down barriers – not only for herself but for countless of others, too! Trish is truly a breath of fresh air to those of us in the Entrepreneurial World! Trish sees you, hears you, values you, and elevates you!