“An Evening with Entrepreneurs from around the Globe: Meet, Mingle, and be Inspired!”


Mistress of Ceremonies: Pamela Martin, former TV News anchor and reporter

Opening Reception – Hors d’oeuvres, Mingling and Keynote


5:30 – 6:45 – Reception

  • National Anthems by AHSIA
  • Welcome Remarks by Barbara Mowat, President & Founder of GroYourBiz and EXCELerate
  • Welcome Remarks by Mary Manhas, Business Banking Region Head, West, BMO (Sr. Exec)

7:00 – 8:00 – Keynote Speaker – Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, CEO, THINK Yourself® ACADEMY  “YOU ARE AWESOME”

LIGHT UP YOUR INNER FIRE – “Confidence to Ignite Performance & Thrive Through Change”

With the increasingly faster pace and multiple changes women entrepreneurs and professionals from all sectors have had to adapt to, impactful decisions need to continue to be made following
their expertise, skills and knowledge. Although women demonstrate strong leadership on the outside, it happens that, on the inside, reside multiple layers of stress, emotion build-up or negative
self-talk. When people feel confident, calm and resourceful they can rebuild their business to have a greater impact, collaborate and inspire, not only despite of change and fast-pace, but because of it.

Nathalie will provide mind blowing neuroscience in layman’s terms on how the brain works, how some people use their brain wrong and proven strategies to make it work for you.

“If you don’t learn to control your mind, it will control you!”

Get on the driver seat of your business – and your life – so that you can unlock full potential and EXCELerate your success.

Key Take Aways:

  • Brain Basics: What neuroscience teaches us about harnessing the power of our brains to unlock our potential and improve performance.
  • End Negative Self-Talk: Learn a two-step technique that transforms negative self-talk and limiting beliefs into energizing positive talk.
  • Concrete Strategies: Break the overthinking / stress / negative self-talk / bad habit cycles.
  • Leading for a Change: Concrete commitment to be embrace a specific change which will be sent back to each delegate a month later to extend the positive effect long after the event.

8:00 – 8:55 – Lively Entertainment and Dancing, by Doug Robb, Musician

8:55 – 9:00 Closing Remarks and Reminder of Thursday timing