Transform an idea into a viable business. What does it take? Innovative thinking, financial and business acumen and good old luck. Meet some men and women who have had their eye squarely on the prize.
Deborah Boland is a dynamic and entertaining speaker. Her presentations engage, motivate and provide life-changing experiences for successful women 40+ who want to look stylish, classy and age-amazing.
Graham Dickson is the founder of Arctic Kingdom, a Canadian company which has operated throughout the Arctic since 1999 providing services to tourism, film, science and industry. Arctic Kingdom works closely with Inuit complementing their traditional knowledge with extensive coordinated logistics, modern equipment, professional teams and the most modern communications.
Erica Ehm, creator/publisher of www.yummymummyclub.ca , is one of Canada's most recognized personalities. Chosen to be the first female MuchMusic host, she became the voice of her generation. Since then Ehm has remained in the spotlight as her multi-faceted media career has blossomed in television, radio, film, theater, journalism, songwriting, and music publishing.
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thinkers on change and leadership working internationally with clients on the issues of most concern to executives: leadership, change and innovation. Association magazine ranked him as one of the North America’s top speakers.
Terry Jones is on the cutting edge of innovation and change. As founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com, and Chief Information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, Terry has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry.
Eric Novak is the Creator, Principal Contributor and Executive Editor of ENVIRODAD.COM. He is also the President and founder of Modern Media Perspectives. In this role, he provides media consulting services related to public and media relations, marketing and communications. Eric is a consultant, video producer, TV host, writer and blogger.
It represented a huge learning curve for former downtown Toronto resident, Linda Reader to become entrenched in grassroots rural issues as a farm owner and resident in Grey County. In time the 20 years of previous marketing experience as a consultant and Professor in the Business School at Humber College, combined with her on-farm trials raising chickens and ducks plus learning to drive a tractor prepared her for a new career in rural development.