01 WHY SHOULD YOU COME
YOU'RE DONE WITH THE 9-5, RIGHT?
The “I need this NOW” feeling. The "WHY am I here" feeling. You know; that feeling like you could be doing more things, cooler things ... more things with impact.
Truth: It’s not just about the workplace or the people. (Okay, sometimes it’s the people.)
IT'S ABOUT YOU. AND YOUR POTENTIAL. BECAUSE #Goals
Aren't you overwhelmed?
Aren’t you a little bit tired?
Haven’t you wanted to get up and walk out, and immediately start doing that thing that makes you smile even when you just think about it?
You’re not where you should be and you know this oh-so-deep down in your gut.
YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO LIVE ALWAYS WANTING MORE
That’s where we came in and created Inspired to Action for YOU
- who is working a 9-5,
- who (tbph) feels stuck in her life because she has
- WAY more ambition,
- WAY more ideas, and
- WAY more passion for a beautiful seed of an idea that could let her have WAY more control + laughter + joy in her life.
YOU STAY IN THIS LIFE THAT ISN'T YOURS, IN THIS SKIN THAT DOESN'T FEEL BIG ENOUGH
Despite the fact that you see women leaving their 9-5s on the reg and killing it by doing cool things that they care about, whether that’s making soap with herbs, creating co-working spaces and inclusive salons, or finally freelancing as accountants, writers, and a million more exciting things.
Despite the fact that the most secure thing you could do with your life is depend on yourself, and not somebody else.
I2A is a 1-day "dip-your-toe" in the basics of starting your small business. You might have an idea (or you might just want more from life.)
The first step out is validation.
Clarity. Support. Encouragement.
Linda Spencer is a CPA, CA, tax specialist, small business strategist, and money mindfulness coach. With over 20 years of experience in business and tax consulting, Linda has an innate ability for seeing the big picture and what’s possible and has a passion for empowering small business owners to realize their dreams by transforming their relationship with money & finance and helping them build their business roadmap for success.
Money is the #1 cause of stress, and after investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in divorce and ending her 6-figure income job in corporate tax in 2014, she knows first-hand what it’s like to suffer financial stress. This is why she founded VisionSpire Business Consulting with a mission to help business owners and their employees reduce (and even eliminate) the stress they experience relating to taxes and finance.
After a long (and fun!) career in marketing, Melissa took the leap and joined the family financial services business where realized that there was a gap when it came to finances and the self-employed.
Now, not only is Melissa dedicated to helping individual clients and their families manage their money, she has also added services and solutions for entrepreneurs, thanks to her own experiences, and her wide network of industry experts.
Along with advising clients, she also writes about money, and her work has been featured in The Toronto Star, Ottawa Life, Slice.ca, SheDoesTheCity.com, and CocoandCowe.com.
Melissa is currently pursuing her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Rachel was born in Hamilton, grew up in Newmarket and currently resides in St. Catharines after attending Brock University and falling in love with the Niagara region. Rachel completed her Bachelor of Sports Management degree at Brock in 2012 and made a career change in 2015.
Rachel has been a Financial Advisor with Kemp Financial Group, a family owned business in the Niagara Region, for 3 full years now. Coming from a full family of physicians, Rachel’s practice has a strong focus on assisting physicians with their planning. Along with her main focus of Physicians, she also works with other
Business Professionals such as business owners, Lawyers, and Accountants. She believes in the holistic planning process and building long-term, long-lasting relationships.
Have you ever laid awake, wondering if your idea is worth the risk it takes? Or been in the thick of your business, questioning how the hell you got there? Have you ever felt like a toddler in a little suit at networking events, “faking it till you make it”?
Do you know what it feels like to be isolated and lonely even while running your business? When no one gets you and everyone judges you and there’s no way out? Did you ever need to sit down to take a breath because you’re on the verge of a series of panic attacks, and you just can’t let anyone know you’re in trouble?
I’m Bob and I’m not interested in feeding you BS about Entrepreneurship. What I am interested in is teaching you about the sometimes-grueling road of Entrepreneurial failures, and Entrepreneurial successes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
I2A is a one-day "dip-your-toe" in the basics of funding your dream. You might have an idea (or you might just want more from life).
Join our amazing speakers. Supportive mentors. And other women. Just. Like You.
And because no good ideas come on an empty stomach, our friends at JOEY will be serving up the most mouth-watering, Instagram-worthy food.