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.

CMHA Sessions


Since May 9th, 2018 BWB Business Members have been going to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Wellness Development Centre to share their AWESOMENESS!!!

Here is some of the feedback we have received from CMHA:

“Hello Shawna,
We loved having Lynda today, she was absolutely amazing!”
-Sept 19, 2018

“Our participants have absolutely loved all the speakers that have come in so far, so thank you for everything you have done!”
-June 14, 2018

“Hi, Shawna,
Just wanted you to know that Karen Bowen was here last week and the group really appreciated her and hope she’ll be back!  Thank you so much for connecting us to the amazing people from Balance Well-Being!“
-May 16, 2018

Hello Shawna,
Annette was amazing! Thank you for letting her come here and share her information with everyone. She did not get to finish her presentation, so we were wondering if in the future she would be willing to come back. 🙂
-Nov 22, 2018

Maggie was fantastic! our participants really enjoyed her session.
-Dec 10, 2018

Well-Being Wednesdays @ RCA


Starting on September 25th, 2019 BWB is Collaborating with the Rotary Centre for the Arts to launch Well-Being Wednesdays.

These will be 60 minute drop in sessions for a $10 fee.

Sessions will be alternating between lunch times (12-1)  and evenings (6:30-7:30) each Wednesday.

There will be volunteers welcoming the participants and collecting the fees.

Rotary will be advertising through it’s marketing brochures, posters, and e-advertising as will BWB.



Reflecting on THE Well-Being SHOW


BWB held it’s FIRST SHOW on April 12-14, 2019.
Much care and attention went into orchestrating a well Balanced list of exhibitors and presenters representing the four pillars of Well-Being.


Fitness, Purpose, Counselling, Yoga, Financial Health, Neuroscience, Sustainability, Community Support, Allergies, Sound Therapy, Legal Health, Change, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Water, Meditation, Mental Health, Personal Development, Performance

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Cherie Hanson by Tom Kernaghan


“To be human is to have a limited understanding of what it is I think I see.” This line, from one of Cherie Hanson’s many mind-jolting blog posts, says volumes about the awakening effect she can have on people. I’m going go a little gonzo and put myself in the story, because to know Cherie is to know that she delights in connection and electrifying exchanges that push beyond convention and conformity. She is one of the most challenging, engaging, and prolific individuals I have ever met, not just here in Kelowna but anywhere.
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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Sharon Strang – by Tom Kernaghan


Give a person a massage and they can reach a state of well-being. Teach a person how to massage and they can reach their potential. For Sharon Strang, instructor and owner of Focus Bodywork, life is about seeing possibilities and literally using your hands to fulfill your dreams. 

Sharon is a 25-year veteran masseuse and gifted instructor who helps her students to learn the art of massage while inspiring them to embrace the art of living well. As the former owner of The Wellness Spa, former massage teacher at Okanagan College, Kelowna, and a lifelong student of spirituality and wellness, she now offers fun, easy-to-learn private courses in healing massage. She also offers workshops in hot stone work, and guides practitioners in launching or expanding their massage businesses. 

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Business Member SPOTLIGHT – Daleen Qazilbash – By Tom Kernaghan


Start creating the life you imagine — one free weekend at a time! For Daleen Qazilbash, time is simply too valuable to spend in ways that keep us from fully enjoying our lives. Daleen and her amazing team at Custom Cleaning Solutions are here to lift the burden of housekeeping so you can live your life more on your terms. 

They begin by asking you the right questions, so that they can clean your home, office, or job site according to your needs — right down to the fan blades! Thorough, skilled, and efficient when it comes to making your world shine, the experts at Custom Cleaning Solutions also know that establishing a customized home care program is  about more than pristine surfaces. Ultimately it is about having a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and sustainable spaces for people, pets, and the planet — including our beautiful valley.

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Featured BWB Business Member Cindy Maki – by Tom Kernaghan


Cindy Maki once made a rocking chair with the legs on backwards. While this was an amusing mishap on a path to a woodworking career she didn’t pursue, there is nothing accidental about her true work. For Cindy, a trained life coach and energy healer, getting unstuck and moving forward in life requires the clarity and courage that results from focusing inward and learning to love ourselves. The owner of True Vision Coaching & Healing Arts, she has spent 15 years helping dissatisfied people to confront their self-doubts, avoid comparisons, and trust their hearts to guide them toward better lives.

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