About shawna

A successful Operations and Sales Leader with 25 years experience. Critical strengths include cohesive team building, relationship marketing and applying sound business strategies. Positive, enthusiastic, creative and results driven with a proven track record of leading successful teams. Expertise in strategic planning, management of a large book of business, market mastery, coaching mastery, human resources, training, operations, finance, organizational efficiency and leadership. MY PURPOSE To provide kind and supportive leadership with my team, peers, partners and connections. I achieve this through coaching, creating positive interactions, energy and enthusiasm, all so that I can make a positive difference in people's lives.

BWB Business Member Lorraine Richmond a Quick Profile by Tom Kernaghan


Lorraine Richmond wants to know your story, so she can help you break through it and tell yourself a better one — your truth. As a certified life and leadership coach also trained in the application of Conversational Intelligence®, Emotional Intelligence, and the Values Blueprint System©, Lorraine helps leaders to discover their values, purpose, and pathways to meaningful living and leading. To do this, however, they have to be prepared to break a few rules, challenge some assumptions, and walk away from received wisdom.

The phrase of hers that stuck with me was “resolve the cluttering dissonance.” Focused on reaching clarity, identifying authenticity, and moving people forward, Lorraine aims to bring positive change to the world one person, community, and industry at a time.

So we are thrilled she has shared some valuable insights with us.
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BWB Business Member – Sharon e. Davison a Quick Profile by Tom Kernaghan


Sharon e. Davison would like you to know yourself and what is keeping you from realizing your personal and professional potential. An educator, coach, meditation practitioner, and lifelong lover of learning, Sharon works with individuals and groups to help them increase awareness and make behavioural shifts toward a balanced way of living and working.

In addition to having a wealth of life experiences, including being a mother and grandmother, Sharon has a B.Ed (Adult), a diploma in Career Counselling, certificates in Workshop Facilitation and Employment Coaching, and she is a Certified Money Coach (CMC)®. Sharon has also undertaken extensive studies in mindfulness and meditation with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto, the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical, and with traditional teachers such as Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Naht Hanh.

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BWB BODY Business Member – Kate Shivers a Quick Profile by Tom Kernaghan


Kate Shivers is an allergy-reaction detective. And the offenders are the stressors that cause all manner of challenges in our bodies and our lives. Her mission is to identify these culprits, and then exile them. Like any good detective, she knows it’s about evidence in the story, and so she works holistically with clients to decode and interpret what the body is saying, to see how a person’s history has led to the development of allergy-reactions. How she does this is quite amazing.

Kate is armed with a BSc in dietetics and a BEd, and she is a registered BIE Practitioner and INFORM coach. Drawing on her years of expertise and using state-of-the-art technology, she is able to test for possible stressors. Once she has identified these, Continue Reading

BWB MIND Business Member – Dirk Terpstra a Quick Profile by Tom Kernaghan


Dirk Terpstra knows that the way to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life is through the heart. As an intuitive speaker, coach and HeartMath® Certified trainer, Dirk helps individuals and organizations discover who they truly are, so that they can think more clearly, act more authentically, and make decisions more consciously. He understands that life is not just about ourselves but about connecting with others.

As a former CEO of a multinational organization overseas, and a longtime resident of the Okanagan Valley, Dirk has had his share of experiences, both high and low, and he has learned what joy and resilience are all about.

So we were thrilled that he shared some of his insights with us!

In reading about your work, I was struck by the importance of recognizing our inner beauty in finding our well-being. And yet it seems so many of us lose touch with our essence between childhood and adulthood. What is getting in our way? Why are we losing this simple focus?

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BWB MIND Business Member – Aly Pain a Quick Profile by Tom Kernaghan


Aly Pain knows what it takes to achieve purpose-driven results in work and in life. As a certified life, organization, and relationship coach with over 20 years of experience, Aly helps individuals, families, and large groups dig deep to discover their true potential. She understands not only the passion required to make meaningful transformations but also the clarity necessary to navigate the complexities of today’s work-life challenges, and how to move through them and restore balance to our busy lives.

So we were thrilled when she offered us some of her valuable insights!

After so many years working in personal development, what in your experience are the fundamental barriers to well-being and fulfillment in people’s lives?

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