CAPS Ottawa Spring Summit – CELEBRATE, CULTIVATE, CREATE…and EAT CAKE!
Join three of Canada’s foremost experts who speak as they share how to celebrate, cultivate and create your business and your life.
At 9:00 am, we’ll welcome Suzanne Stevens CSP, social entrepreneur and CAPS 2017 National President. Suzanne will set the mood for celebration as she demonstrates how you can help create a positive ripple effect in the world. In particular, she’ll explain how to weave community conscious contributions™ into your life and business. Plus, she’ll lead a discussion on how you can collaborate with others, whether they’re clients or professional colleagues, to optimize your contributions – in effect, lead tomorrow’s legacy today. And, Suzanne has another reason to lead a celebration. 2017 is not only Canada’s 150th birthday, it’s CAPS 20th anniversary. So, take a deep breath and help blow out the candles…
Suzanne is the founder of YouMeWe, the social enterprise, the movement, the foundation, and Wisdom Exchange TV and IgniteMe. She doesn’t just talk about leading tomorrow’s legacy today; she takes bold moves to live it. In 2016, she created the YouMeWe Group of Initiatives, to focus on celebrating, cultivating and co-creating conscious contributions™.
At 1:00 pm, Barb Stuhlemmer, a master business strategist, will help you tackle one of the biggest challenges for small business — figuring out how to become bigger. Many business owners struggle to bring on more people because they’re fuzzy about delegation and costs. That uncertainty can lead to stress, which is detrimental to both your business and your health. The solution? According to Barb, systems are the key to big business success. So, prepare to roll up your sleeves and get busy as Barb helps you identify the systems you’ll need to play BIG in your business and shows you easy ways to implement them.
- An understanding of why building a business feels overwhelming.
- A clear idea of the systems you will need in your bigger business.
- A good sense of how to implement your systems; and
- Tools and tricks to make using your systems easier.
Barb is a master business strategist who helps business owners develop their “CEO muscle” so they can reach the million or multi-million dollar income level. She has worked in small business for more than 25 years and became a business owner herself in 2005. Today, she runs three companies (ClearComm Information Design, BLITZ Business Success, and The CEO Elite), writes for online magazines and blogs, and teaches entrepreneurship.
At 2:30 pm, Frema Engle, a mental health expert, will lead you through a reflection on your life and how you can make it better. Frema views life as a journey that’s a mix of smooth rides, peaks, bumpy roads and unexpected curves. Work, family, interests and activities help define who we are and contribute to our wellbeing. But how we view ourselves and the world around us are core factors in determining the choices we make in life, how we define our success and much more. During her candid talk, Frema will draw on her four decades of experience as a social worker, psychotherapist and traveller of life to lead you to new insights.
- Reflect on where you are in your life’s journey and how it impacts on you and your life.
- Identify the joys that make you smile and the stumbling blocks that cause you angst.
- Gain five insights that can change your life for the better.
Frema is a social worker, psychotherapist, conflict resolution facilitator, builder of respectful relationships and life traveller. One of her passions as a mental health expert is helping people at the lowest point of their lives heal their emotional wounds and live their life. She is also the driving force and chair of the CAPS Peer Support Program and spearheads CAPS Care Advocate Community outreach. In 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her work helping victims of violence, crime and trauma.