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.

Take Your Relationships From Zero To Hero – Dale Choquette

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The most valuable things in our lives are our families and friends. Have happy, healthy relationships, get closer to each other and revitalize your relationships.

Transform, design or revitalize your relationships. Working together I can help you identify how each of you is “wired”, because how you’re wired determines your communication style. You’ll learn how and why you establish priorities the way you do, which determines your how you make decisions. Also, you’ll understand the areas in which you complete each other and where you may be competing with each other. All of this helps you can communicate more effectively with each other.

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Art. Why? – Cherie Hanson

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I have come to realize I have a relationship with art and with cultural events that is central to my sense of well being. As I do in all relationships, I step back and analyze the dynamic with a curious mind.
 
What I seek from art is a transformation of self. I stand before a painter that was looking at his concept reality in 1400 and I feel as if I have stepped into his very mind. This was the world he inhabited; these were the beauties of mundanity that surrounded him. What appears on the canvas are the objects limiting and expanding his very sense of his own humanity. And it deepens my understanding of what it means to be mortal beyond the boundaries of my own culture, current normative habits and constructs.

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Business Member Spotlight of Keyla Sereen Ohs by Tom Kernaghan

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Keyla Sereen Ohs understands the journey to health and wellness can be a long and challenging one. As the owner of Sereen Spirit Healing and Retreat Centre, Keyla has lived paths ranging from high-level athletics to imbalanced work choices. She is also keenly aware that our spirit can speak to us and offer guidance, if we are willing to listen to it. 

Ten years ago, Keyla listened to that voice when she realized her life was literally making her sick. While struggling in a job that was causing her anxiety, bodily illness, and blackouts, she had a bad car accident that shook her deeply and made her determined to make some holistic changes to the way she was living. But then, resilience and resolve were nothing new to her. 

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Change Happens when we Connect – Hilary Davies & Dirk Terpstra

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The OKANAGAN is Head Quarters for Coherence Hotspot.   We are all familiar with the wifi symbol connecting all of us to the internet.  The Coherence Hotspot symbol is a revolutionary concept connecting all of us in a heart centred and impactful way.

Research has proven that our emotional state directly influences our experience in life, as well as our worldview, and the lens in which we view others. This affects each decision we make and the quality of life we have. Could it mean then, that when we collectively change our emotional state, life as we know will change? Pretty close, and understanding the science in this process is just the beginning.

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Business Member Spotlight – Kelly Lee Bennett – by Tom Kernaghan

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Kelly Lee Bennett is the “Change Catalyst,” which is a fitting name for a woman who has seen plenty of challenges throughout all facets of her life, and has learned how to master them. An executive leadership and life coach with over 20 years of experience, and more certifications than can be listed here, Kelly has a multitude of tools to help you clear your path and ignite your passion to discover and grow. A former executive and therapist, Kelly understands both the professional and personal obstacles that can keep us from moving forward and achieving our highest potential. 

Kelly is on the verge of achieving her MCC and ICF designations, the highest in coaching. She offers workshops, retreats, seminars, one-one-one sessions, and a vast array of modalities to suit each client. Such diversity comes as no surprise as Kelly has a rich and varied history of experiences, has travelled to 121 countries and lived in 5, and she continues to seek adventure and seize every opportunity to learn more.

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How to reduce stress through proper breathing – by Iwona Sienko

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Few tips on how to reduce stress through proper breathing

We can alter our emotional state and reduce stress by using our breath. Proper breathing is a prerequisite for stress management. We get more energy from the air with long, deep breathing. Shallow, rapid breathing constantly calls upon the adrenals for added energy and as a result   burning them out.

 To maintain the proper balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide and avoid hyperventilation, it is important to breathe through the nose as much and as often as possible.
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The Science of Parenting – by Annette Adkin

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Having spent 30 yrs. as a counsellor working with parents of all backgrounds, what stands out for me is that parental frustrations is the result of parents “held captive” by the pre-programmed practices/neural pathways from their childhoods. Parents react to their child’s behavior and will often react in a way that doesn’t match the child’s or the parent’s needs in the present situation. Instead of trying to understand and be curious about what is happening for themselves or their child which includes emotional connection between the parent and child, the parent reacts based on past conditioning.

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FULLY STEPPING INTO A NEW YEAR – by Shri Ananda

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As the winter holidays and celebrations come to a close, many of us find ourselves in a space of reflection. A time of review, looking back on this last year of our story. Perhaps even this last decade as we prepare to welcome in a whole new chapter. If we can approach this time from a place of presence and heart-space, we can honor and notice our own growth and the areas we have been stuck. This can be an exciting exercise as we explore new hope and new beginnings. Are you ready to fully step into who you really are as you transition into a New Year, a New Decade, a New You?
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WHAT IS CALLING YOU FORWARD? – by Chris Patton

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Something is going on…but you’re not sure what. You feel uncomfortable, too many times to count. You figure it is you. You keep trying to adjust your energy state in a variety of ways-both healthy and unhealthy-to find equilibrium, security and relief from stress. You might be seriously hunting for clues about how to thrive in this complex world in which you live.

“There are some key things to understand now: (1) you are being affected by an evolutionary process that moves through specific stages, which is causing the energetic frequency of your body, emotions, and mind to accelerate, (2) because the rising frequency of your energy parallels your level of awareness, you are gradually becoming more aware, sensitive, visionary, empathic, and loving, and (3) the biggest challenge of the next few years will be working with your sensitivity, keeping your personal vibration clear, and learning to use ‘frequency principles’ to live successfully in the coming times.” (frequency-the Power of Personal Vibration by Penney Peirce).
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