The Power of NLP in Business & Life
Fascinated with human systems, the human brain and how it affects our communications and lives, Tracy Joy loves to see how small changes to a person’s thinking create amazing results. She is a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) who has translated research from neuroscience, psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and business sources into information that is useful for individuals, teams, and organizations. Her work stems from the basic belief that we all have within ourselves the ability to heal ourselves and create positive change. At this event Tracy will be spoke on:
What NLP is and how can it be used to help people transform
How Tracy found her passion as an NLP practitioner
Her work with NLP in business
Her e-book: Client Attraction
Inspired Goal Setting
It is easy to get caught up in being “busy.” Then before you know…swoosh.. time has flown by and you haven’t made any forward progress towards your goals.
For this event we were lucky to have bestselling author Monica Regan share her five step DREAM Power Goal System in a workshop style format. Her system helps you set and achieve goals more effectively and begin to explore the habits and beliefs that might have caused you to become stuck in the past. There was also an opportunity to share our goals with each other to motivate and support each other.
Find out more about Monica and her bestselling book: http://dreampowergoal.com/
Create Change – Fundraiser
The November and October events were close to my heart as I spent several months living in Teshie-Nungua, a suburb of Ghana’s capital Accra. I taught English and fell in love with Ghanaian culture and the warmth and love of the people there.
The best kind of Culture Link…
Beatrice, Faiza, Fayudatu and Gladys are four recent high shcool graduates who joined us from Ghana. They were here in Vancouver as part of the “For Our Daughters” speaking tour organized by the Vancouver based charity Create Change. They powerfully shared their stories and opinions as to why we should support girls in their education. The aim of the tour is to raise awareness and funds for thousands of girls who are awaiting school fees back in Ghana.
This powerful video explains the message behind the tour:
Shannan O’Brien the founder of Create Change also spoke on her new fundraising venture Karma Exchange – designed to enable Vancouverite’s to “Shop With Heart” while helping to support the projects in Africa. Find out more: https://www.karmaexchange.com/
The Power of Planning – Fundraiser
This was the first of the fundraisers for the charity Create Change.
This event was part of Canada’s Financial Planning Week and won sponsorship from the Financial Planning Standards Council ( www.fpsc.ca )
We took a two pronged approach to the issue of planning, looking at financial and career planning.
Certified Financial Planner, Phyllis Wang presented “Financial Planning – A road map for your financial success”. Her topic included among other things: the benefits of financial planning, the main money issues among professional women, and tips for achieving your your financial goals.
Professional Career Strategists Catherine Power and Viktoria Ivanova from Training Innovations presented on “Career Transitions”:
Setting & achieving work goals, handling change and planning for career success.
What is intuition? How does it connect to creativity? How does it connect to business?
This event was a trifecta of wonderful guest speakers presenting on creative intuition in film, writing and art.
We were honored to have Robyn Wiener speaking. Robyn is the founder of Synergy Cinema Inc. production company and is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in the film and television industry. She holds over 40 professional credits to her name. She is known for these films among many others:
In her spare time, Robyn is an active mentor in the Vancouver film community; guest lectures at various functions & film schools; and is a part-time instructor at the Vancouver Film School for the Entertainment & Business Management Program teaching both budgeting & scheduling and networking classes. She is also a recent past President of Women in Film & Television Vancouver where she served on the Board of Directors from 2007-2011.
Robyn spoke on her journey into film and the art of balancing tough business decisions and artistic flair. She also generously offered a mentoring session.
Sara Kinninmont is a writer who has had numerous articles published in many Canadian magazines and newspapers such as the Globe and Mail. Sara has a truly unique daily blog to inspire the message, “Live like you give a damn.” Her blog is a daily list that inspires people to celebrate and plan adventures: http://www.eager-beaver.com/about
Sara talked about taking creative leaps, believing in yourself and the art of making things happen.
Although originally a Vancouverite, Kristina is currently a full time student studying Fine Arts at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design.
Kristina talked about her journey into being an artist, intuition in the creative process and her current exhibition at Vancouvers’ Art Way. Kristina was also the catalyst for the Create Change Fundraising Events as she was the first to suggest a prize auction and donated a beautiful painting. http :// kristinachan.myartchannel.com/about
Taking the Leap
June 2011 – Launch Event
For our first network event, our main speaker was Erika Dolnackova. Erika is an immigrant from Slovakia with a thriving life-coaching business. She is a prime example of the benefits that can come from as she puts it, “Leveraging your focus and energy to live your best life.” Since arriving in Canada from Slovakia, Erika has transitioned out of a career that didn’t fully serve her and has managed to create a business that allows her the freedom to work online and travel extensively.
Erika spoke on how to evaluate your life, set big goals and take the leap.
Since this first event Erika has become a valuable supporter of the network, donating many door prizes to events and becoming a regular participant. www.erikadolnackova.com
Here Erika shares the Wheel of Life: