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.

SPOTLIGHT – Carla Dawes by Tom Kernaghan

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Paddleboarding may be the perfect metaphor for Carla Dawes’ work. An emotional freedom and success coach, certified EFT (tapping) practitioner, and a
licensed desire map facilitator who has studied psychology and meditation, Carla guides women through their choppy waters by creating “a compass for the soul.” Through retreats, workshops, and coaching sessions, she reignites the curiosity and courage they need to find clarity, break free of limiting patterns, and strengthen their relationships. At her retreats, she may even get you up on a paddleboard (she is a certified instructor), where you discover the figurative and literal importance of personal power and balance. 

Carla is also the founder of Rising into Resilience, a coaching and wellness resource for the spouses and caregivers of trauma survivors, through which she helps her clients navigate the challenges of dealing with loved ones whose PTSD has overtaken their own lives and those of their family members. Through this service, she helps families heal, rise, and move forward with clearer understanding, nervous system regulation, healthier boundaries, and loving acceptance.  

Having first met Carla at a BWB event, I already knew there is something quickly steadying about her presence and her ability to see one’s inner strength and potential when they are feeling vulnerable or less-than. So I was thrilled to connect with her again and find out more about her life and her work. 

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The MOST powerful source of electromagnetic energy is.. by Tara Pilling

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This might surprise you. Your heart is the most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in your body (even more than the brain – which is the your mind.

Let me show you why your heart’s magnetic field is your superpower, and then I have a simple heart-focused practice you can try.

Scientists at the HeartMath Institute have been researching something called the “heart-coherent state” — which is supported by an incredible amount of evidence.

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Great managers lead their team to success! by Barri Harris

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“I’m so frustrated with my team.  We are not hitting our deadlines, and I’m at the point where it’s quicker to do it myself than to try to explain it and go through multiple revisions.”

Does this sound familiar to you? I’ll bet you’d like to be saying this:

“My team is a powerhouse.  They took the ball and ran with it, with very little supervision needed.  They even found new ways to deliver above and beyond what was expected — we were recognized for the great value we delivered to our customers.”

The difference in those two teams isn’t the employees, it’s the manager.  More specifically, the manager’s leadership approach.  Many of us land into management roles because we are good at what we do, but that doesn’t mean we automatically understand what it takes to be a great manager.  We’ve developed 3 simple tips for managers to incorporate leadership skills and achieve breakthrough results! 

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Perfectly Imperfect. by Shawn Bonnough

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Meet Pete?

Pisco Sour mate?

“Uhhh, ok”  I reply!

Muhnames Pete

An always smiling Ozzie says to me as he hands me a drink.

I think to myself….”I wish everyone was this friendly, confident, welcoming and genuine. Wouldn’t we all be a lot happier?”

Like everyone does. I immediately fell in love with a guy named Pete.

Not because he was powerful, wealthy, or because he was in a position to benefit me professionally, but because he was genuine, sincere, authentic and keenly interested in me as a person!

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SPOTLIGHT – Mona Niebergall by Tom Kernaghan

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If you don’t have your health, what do you have? Many of us have heard this question, but how often do we stop to consider what it really means? 

For Mona Niebergall, the owner of Stepping Stones Homeopathy, health equals abundance, a harmony of being and vitality that lets us live life to the fullest. For Mona, the power and possibility we often associate with physical well-being flows through all spheres of our lives: emotional, mental, and spiritual; she treats the person as a whole (and she treats animals as well). Her focus and ultimate purpose for her clients is that they attain freedom from all limitations in life — from allergies to anxieties — and her services reflect this broad perspective.

Mona has practiced homeopathy for over 10 years, having studied at Luminous Homeopathic College in Vancouver and the Devonshire School of England. Offering intuitive guidance and a vast array of vibrational modalities, she can help you shift your mind-body connection into an inner alignment that extends outward as well. Mona’s motto is, “Be kind to each other because we are all connected on some level.” Not surprisingly, she has a love for nature, gardening, travel, music, and biographies. She is fascinated by life and others’ lives. 

So, I was curious to learn more about hers!  

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Emotional Intelligence 7 Tips to Flip Your Perspective and Improve All Your Relationships – By Dale Choquette

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Emotions are messages from you to you. They’re chemicals signals that travel through your body in about six seconds preparing you to navigate through life.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions and; recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others. Are you listening to your emotions? When we use our emotional intelligence we see and choose more clearly. We respond instead of react.

There are 15 skills involved in emotional intelligence and we all have them to a greater or lesser degree. Men generally use their emotional intelligence to solve problems and make decisions. Women generally use their emotional intelligence to build relationships, nurture and empathize. Most this comes from the differences in how boys and girls are brought up.

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The #1 Skill to Guide You in 2021 and Beyond – by Pamela Lynch

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During a fire ceremony in Bali, a High Priest chanted into the starlit night anointing us with a stream of blessings. The evening had begun as an illuminating and uplifting way to invite in the first year of a new decade in 2020.
We all looked quizzically at the Priest and his wife as they placed coconuts into the fire’s bounty amongst the wood, flowers and notes illustrating what we wanted to release and bring in for the new year.
The solid foundation of the fire crackled and lit up the night during the Priest’s incantations. We watched in dismay as our offerings that fuelled the fire exploded in a sea of burning embers and landed on us.
In retrospect, it was a perfect reflection of what awaited us in the coming months.
The promise and excitement of 2020 quickly dimmed as we all collectively reeled against multiple blows. It was the first time in history that humanity was focused simultaneously on the same thing.

WHY YOU NEED HYPNOSIS AND BODYTALK AT THE SAME TIME! by Daneaya Ziolkoski

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Imagine learning how to automatically take advantage of an ability that you already have to shift the areas in your life that you wish to shift.

My goal in this article is to explain how you can do that effortlessly, easily, and with scientific backing!

Hypnosis is a natural state of focus and relaxation that we all go into many different times in a day. Any time we lose sense of time or space, we are in a hypnotic state. Daydreaming, visualizing and even “running on autopilot” are hypnotic states.

Using hypnotherapy updates the information in your mind, helps you let go of old belief systems and habits, and subscribe to new ones that are more beneficial. Ultimately, this helps move you toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Hypnosis is the state a person is in, hypnotherapy is what is done whilst in said state.

This happens because as a person relaxes their brain waves slow down. Our waking state, known as beta, is where we are when we are

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