Feedback from the November 4, 2011 Conference held at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC
I wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed the YoUnlimited conference. No doubt I am not alone. What a fantastic conference. The speakers were excellent and relevant. The atmosphere was welcoming. I loved that you kicked things off with a meditation to get us all grounded and open, ready to receive all the fantastic information and energy of the
afternoon. I am so grateful that I was able to attend. It was an enthusiastic learning environment and I had fun.
Thank you to everyone on your team who contributed to the event with their insight, planning, execution, energy and elbow grease. I look forward to the next one.
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yoUnlimited is a conference, for women, in Victoria, BC.
yoUnlimited puts the connection back in our lives. We hold many events throughout the year and bring together local experts in the area of Mind, Body and Spirit to help us reconnect personally, professional and physically with our dreams and passions. These events combine learning, socializing and giving back to the community – building a strong network of like-minded women.
Mind: professional development ~ covering topics of interest to you for your business or career
Body: your physical well being nutrition and overall health
Spirit: personal and spiritual growth, your inner wellness and nurturing
This conference is community building and many attendees from past events have gone away with new business contacts, ideas to put into place immediately and last but not least, lots of new connections!
“I love putting people together – this event allows me to bring together local amazing women that have a message, product or service to share with other women who need or want to know more about it! There is something for everyone at this event.” Carolyne Taylor, Founder yoUnlimited
Our Agenda and Speakers for November 4th
Everyone will attend the opening session at 1:00 and then you have a choice of three different speakers at each time of 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 – then we will all gather again at 4:30 for a closing session.
Registration Fee – Early Bird $89 – Regular Fee $109 (after October 21, 2011)
Pauline Penner of Simply Solutions is a small-business advisor. Nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year, Pauline imparts practical business skills and tools with an unvarnished honesty and no-nonsense approach. This, coupled with her heart-felt desire to have women succeed, makes her the advisor-of-choice for many entrepreneurs.
Anna Harvey of BOOST Communications has decades of experience in marketing and communications. Her Passion-to-Passion MarketingTM helps women in business look at their businesses and personal lives as an integrated whole as an essential step in creating maximum business potential.
Pauline and Anna have formed Women As One Success Circles to bring affordable, trustworthy business advice to women. Success Circles run throughout the year at various locations.
ONE REP AT A TIME
One Rep at a Time – is a story of triumph over adversity, one woman’s intense challenges to regain her health as she struggled to come to terms with her son’s terminal illness. Today, she has returned to complete health and wellness on all levels, and her story is helping to teach other women how to stay strong despite the odds, and to learn and live with true health and wellness, despite our on-going stresses and challenges.
Karen McCoy is a TV fitness personality, athlete, nutritionist, motivational speaker, author, business owner and mother. Karen has sweated it out in gyms for 30 years, winning fitness shows in Alberta and BC. Her mantra: to inspire as many women as possible to combine the power of strength training and clean eating with strong spiritual tools to live a healthy, rich, vibrant life! Karen is known for her candid approach, and her lectures are always a sell-out. “There is light at the end of the rainbow, I promise. But you need to stay open and aware, even if you lose faith. And you will lose faith. But you must never, ever give up.”
CELEBRATION, TRADITIONS, and the “OPEN” DINNER TABLE
Living over-scheduled and over-emailed lives often leaves little time or energy to make a personal connection, to share a family meal or to create a celebration. Linda Hunter believes that what matters most in an ordinary life, is creating extraordinary moments, making celebrations happen, and sharing our food and our table with our community. And it’s not about finding more time…we have all we are going to get. Join Linda as she shares her experience and ideas on the “Open Table”, creating Traditions, and Celebrating life. “We won’t be remembered for what we owned, where we lived, or how much money we made; we will be remembered for what we gave, the memories we helped create, and the time we spent together.” Rediscover the feeling of connection and community that sharing a meal brings and the joy that creating traditions and celebrations can offer, all while making lasting memories … the rest is just stuff!
Linda Hunter is an event planner and professional writer who is dedicated to service and open to possibility. With over 20 years of conference and event planning experience, she is the author of “An Unforgettable After-Grad”, and has successfully produced five unforgettable After-Grad events for Parkland Secondary School. Linda shares her heart and her home with her husband, her mother, and three grown children.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS PANEL
A veteran entrepreneur, Dawn McCooey ran her own HR Consultancy for 18 years and managed a staff of 32 people. Her efforts earned her the title “Best Boss in Victoria.” Last year her book, Keeping Good Employees On Board was published by Morgan James Publishing, NY. and quickly became an Amazon.ca bestseller. Today, Dawn works as a Business Advisor with the Women’s Enterprise Centre BC and also provides consulting and key note speaker services at www.employeeretentiontools.ca. Dawn holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. In her off hours? She’s either cooking or sailing! Dawn will lead a discussion with a panel of women in business to learn their thoughts on why they chose their profession or business, how they stay motivated and more – questions will be taken from the audience as well.
VOLUPTAS EX MACHINA – MODERN TOYS FOR THE MODERN GIRL
The world of erotic products is ever changing. Beautiful, classy, creative and high quality is easier to find than ever. Michele from Tell Mia will showcase the latest and greatest pleasure products as well as offer many tips on how to use them to enhance your sex life. Included will be the opportunity to ask your specific sex related questions in a fun and relaxing environment.
Michele Powell is the founder of TellMia, and a self-proclaimed pleasure activist. A trained counselor and group facilitator, Michele now focuses her energies on her passion of encouraging and supporting people towards more fulfilling and exciting sex lives. Her dynamic and comfortable approach to sexuality is refreshing and always a lot of fun.
GREEN SMOOTHIES 101
Looking for a healthier, happier and sexier you? Stuck in a rut for healthy options for breakfast? Learn how to eat and cook for the results you desire to consciously nourish you and your family! If you are too busy to prepare healthy meals or you need a good dose of inspiration for quick, easy, delicious & energizing foods this workshop will inspire you. Making breakfast a whole lot healthier with green smoothies may change your entire health & lifestyle perspective providing you with new found added energy that you may begin to crave. Julie will have you fired up and ready to explore the many ways to maintain an alkaline balanced body that will be energized, free of illness and disease.
As the retired owner of The House Dressing Company, on Vancouver Island, Julie Cove loves sharing her knowledge for design and has been a popular speaker, writer and workshop leader on the West Coast over the past 20 years thru TV, radio, magazines & a blog.
After a health crisis, Julie was forced to pour her creative energy into discovering everything she could about nutrition, exercise, and healthy living. She became inspired to share her knowledge and make healthy living more desirable, beautiful and delicious with her sincere appreciation for creativity and food via her blog www.alkalinesisters.com that is chalk full of gorgeously photographed recipes showing her sincere passion for an alkaline lifestyle.
LIFE SOURCE WRITING™: A Reflective Journaling Practice for Wisdom & Well-Being
Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed with too many things to do? Do you crave some time and space for yourself? Do you long to tap into your inner wisdom and hear the whispers of truth within? Are there ever times when you feel emotionally exhausted, tired of taking care of everyone else’s needs while sometimes forgetting your own? Would you like to wake up feeling renewed, energized and in touch with your feelings of passion and purpose?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, Life Source Writing™, a reflective journaling practice can help you reconnect with yourself, reduce stress, and nourish your spirit. Lynda Monk, author of Life Source Writing™ Reflective Journaling Practice – will uncover the five steps of this holistic journaling method; what they are and how to use them to tap into your inner wisdom and cultivate your highest sense of well-being through writing. Please bring a small journal or writing paper to this as you will be writing and reflecting upon what you have written.
Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC, a registered social worker and certified life coach, started keeping a journal when she was a young girl and then, while working as a social worker within high stress and high trauma roles, recognized that when she was regularly journal writing, she felt calmer, less stressed, healthier and more fulfilled in all areas of her life. With a passion and knowledge for the healing power of writing combined with a devotion to supporting the well-being of helping professionals and others who give a lot of themselves in service to the needs of others, her company, Creative Wellness was founded in 2000. She started Creative Wellness to inspire, educate, and support heart-centered individuals with the art of self-care, burnout prevention, and holistic stress management.