Imagine how your life could be enhanced with a little inspiration, a bit of pertinent information, a few tips on how to handle issues and having the opportunity to network and share stories with like-minded women!

Beverly Beuermann-King

Workplace Culture and Resiliency Expert, R ‘n’ B Consulting Corp. – Work Smart Live Smart, Little Britain, ON

Plenary Speaker

Presentation title • Transforming Toxicity: Overcome Negativity and Foster Lasting Change

Challenging employees test your patience and drain your energy, but turning the tide requires skillful management and patience. In our transformative program, we reveal valuable insights to tackle employee attitude issues head-on.

Leading a team is challenging, and dealing with toxic behaviour can make it even more so. When toxic behaviours go unaddressed resentment grows, respect dwindles, and these toxic behaviours can infect the entire team. Challenging employees test your patience and drain your energy, but turning the tide requires skillful management and patience. The way you and your team effectively deal with toxicity can make or break your workplace culture. In our transformative program, we reveal valuable insights to tackle employee attitude issues head-on. Discover the secrets to building a positive, productive workplace by learning what to focus on, how to respond effectively, and master the art of moving conversations forward. Become the leader who inspires lasting change and cultivates an engaged, collaborative, and thriving team.

Workshop One:

Workshop title • 7 Ways To Beat Burnout: Without Quitting Your Job

Learn practical strategies to prevent and overcome burnout without resorting to quitting your job. Gain valuable insights into maintaining mental health, boosting energy, and staying focused amidst challenges and uncertainty.

Are you overworking yourself to the point where you don’t have a moment to yourself? It’s easy to become addicted to the pressure, however, constant hustling can lead to burnout, negative health effects, conflict and more. Join our interactive workshop to discover how to beat burnout and reclaim your sense of calm, confidence, and resilience. Learn practical strategies to prevent and overcome burnout without resorting to quitting your job. In this workshop, we’ll explore the warning signs of burnout, identify effective coping strategies, and develop a personalized plan for resilience. Gain valuable insights into maintaining mental health, boosting energy, and staying focused amidst challenges and uncertainty. Unlock the secrets of sustained success and well-being in a high-pressure world. Don’t let burnout hold you back—empower yourself with the tools and knowledge to bounce back, thrive, and find fulfillment in both your professional and personal life. Invest in your well-being and join us for “7 Ways To Beat Burnout – Without Quitting Your Job.”

Workshop Two:

Workshop title • Harness Your Energy – Build Your Resilience: Everyday Lessons To De-stress, Decompress and Engage More In Life

Unleash your inner resilience and thrive in the face of life’s pressures. Discover practical strategies based on the 10 Resiliency Factors, that will transform your ability to respond to challenges, navigate change, and recharge your energy.

Unleash your inner resilience and thrive in the face of life’s pressures. Discover practical strategies based on the 10 Resiliency Factors, that will transform your ability to respond to challenges, navigate change, and recharge your energy. Through the S-O-S Principle™ and small but impactful shifts, you’ll master the art of bouncing back after stress, while minimizing its negative impact. Recognize the signs of positive mental health, proactively identify energy-draining obstacles, and create a personalized resiliency plan that empowers you to live a flourishing life. By implementing actionable ideas and releasing the physical effects of stress, you’ll safeguard your mental well-being, prevent burnout, and unlock the doors to greater happiness, satisfaction, and joy. Don’t miss this opportunity to reclaim control and embrace a resilient, thriving future.

Profile:

With an impressive track record spanning over 25 years, Beverly has been guiding individuals and organizations toward mastering their reactions to stress, cultivating a culture of resilience, and achieving thriving, successful lives through her innovative S-O-S Principle™.

As the driving force behind WorkSmartLiveSmart.com since 1995, Beverly has been at the forefront of transforming teams across diverse industries, including healthcare, education, government agencies, finance, and not-for-profit sectors, from overwhelmed to resilient powerhouses. Her presentations, rooted in extensive research and drawing from her background in psychology, sociology, management, and adult education, are both enlightening and inspirational, offering audiences the precise strategies needed to improve mental health, tackle workplace challenges, and amplify overall life satisfaction. Beverly’s influence extends far beyond her captivating speaking engagements. She is a prolific author, esteemed podcaster, and a sought-after media and brand spokesperson, gracing over 500 television and radio shows. Recognized as one of the esteemed Certified Speaking Professionals, a distinction held by less than 70 Canadians, she has also made history as the inaugural Certified Virtual Presenter through eSpeakers and Power Women WorldWide. Prepare to be captivated as Beverly empowers you to conquer stress, cultivate resilience, and unlock the secrets to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D.

President, Kinsey consulting Services, Berkeley, California

Plenary Speaker

Presentation title • The Power of Presence for Women Who Lead

Presentation overview: I help talented professionals build their leadership presence. This session is an overview of what I’ve taught hundreds of female leaders in over 400 international organizations – and what they’ve taught me – about the verbal and non-verbal communication strategies that most powerfully impact the impression we make.

Profile:

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., helps talented professionals like you build stronger influence and impact skills. She is a sought-after international speaker who has addressed women’s audiences for organizations including Women@Google, Amazon, Ameriprise, Expedia, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Stanford University, CFA Society Vancouver, Women Leaders in Law Enforcement, European Women in Technology, Women at Workday, the Women’s Leadership Conference in Trinidad, and the African Transformational Leadership Summit in Nairobi.

The author of thirteen business books, including her latest, the award-winning “STAND OUT: How to Build Your Leadership Presence,” Carol is a leadership blogger for Forbes, a content expert with the e-learning company, Athena Online, and a faculty member for the Institute for Management Studies. She has just updated her best-selling video course,“Body Language for Leaders and Managers” (which has close to 3 million views) for LinkedIn Learning.

 She’s also been a therapist in private practice, a nightclub performer, and a majorette for the 49er football team—but not in that order.

Kalysha Hanrahan

thinkAG Manager, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, Winnipeg, MB

Breakfast Session

Session title • “Think “Ag”

Session overview: Join this breakfast session to learn of the successful initiatives in encouraging high school students to explore diverse career paths in agriculture, showcasing AITC-C programs and campaigns. By collaborating with universities and industry partners,  AITC-C is fostering a new generation of agricultural professionals equipped with the skills and enthusiasm to innovate within the sector. Learn more in this session.

Profile:

Kalysha is a seasoned project manager with more than eight years of experience in the agriculture industry, including two years working with AITC-NL, she was a part of Minister Bibeau’s inaugural Canadian Agriculture Youth Council (2020-2022). Based in Paradise, Newfoundland, the Kalysha is a strong advocate for the importance of agriculture education and looks forward to engaging with a national audience to showcase careers in agriculture and inspire the next generation to get involved.

Rebecca Posthumus

In the Know Program Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, Stirling, ON

Workshop Speaker

Workshop title • Stocking Your Mental Health Toolbox

Workshop overview: Join Agriculture Wellness Ontario and stock your toolbox with new strategies, tools & resources for better wellness. Learn about free mental health programs offered by Agriculture Wellness Ontario for the agriculture community.

Profile:

Rebecca is the Program Coordinator for In the Know with Agriculture Wellness Ontario (AgWO) at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Ontario Division. Rebecca is a University of Guelph grad having her B.A. Sc, Majoring in Child, Youth and Family Development. She also holds her Development Service Worker and Social Service Worker diplomas from Loyalist College. She grew up surrounded by agriculture, her family owns and operates JP Dairy Systems, which services, sells and installs dairy systems and other farm equipment. Rebecca grew up in the 4-H program and is currently a 4-H Volunteer in Hastings County. Rebecca has previously worked in front line human services. She is excited to be able to support the agricultural community utilizing her passion for mental health literacy.

Erica Sayles

Program Outreach Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association- Ontario Division: Agriculture Wellness Ontario, Stratford, ON

Workshop Speaker

Workshop title • Stocking Your Mental Health Toolbox

Workshop overview: Join Agriculture Wellness Ontario and stock your toolbox with new strategies, tools & resources for better wellness. Learn about free mental health programs offered by Agriculture Wellness Ontario for the agriculture community.

Profile:

Erica is the In The Know Program Outreach Coordinator with Agriculture Wellness Ontario (AgWO) at the Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario Division. She holds a BA in Agriculture from the University of Guelph and was a passionate Class President and Vice President of the Student Federation of the Ontario Agricultural College.  She comes from a lifetime in the Dairy Industry where she has worked in animal nutrition, software sales and support, and on the family farm where she has spent her fair share of time doing chores, marketing genetics, and preparing show animals for competition. She has also spent time participating and engaging in her local 4-H organization and the Paris Fair Board. Her passion for agriculture and the wellbeing of those in it has a chance to shine with her role at AgWO.

Julie Thurgood-Burnett

President + CEO, Hereward Farms Inc.,  East Garafraxa, ON

Plenary Speaker

Presentation title • Growing Wildy: My Own Path

Presentation overview: Transitioning from a marketing maven to a lavender farmer and beauty and home line entrepreneur, she has harnessed her skills in branding and storytelling to cultivate a sustainable, thriving business at Hereward Farms. Her journey has been fueled by a passion for nature, creativity, and a commitment to producing all-natural, Canadian-made products that resonate with the community.

Profile:

Julie Thurgood-Burnett, the Founder and CEO of Hereward Farms, transitioned from a marketing expert to a lavender aficionado, uncovering her genuine calling and establishing a successful enterprise. Her story is like a modern-day fairy tale, evolving from a career in marketing to a prosperous award-winning lavender farmer in just four years. Her journey is unique, revealing a new career path and her true life’s calling (whether she knew it or not).

What started as a modest dream of planting 40 lavender plants on their vast 250-acre farm, has blossomed into a fragrant paradise. Julie’s venture now boasts 6,000 lavender plants and a stunning 400,000 sunflowers. But Julie’s ambitions don’t stop at farming and agritourism. She has successfully launched a line of all-natural skincare and home products, a testament to her hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, which has garnered recognition in prestigious publications like Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Julie’s leadership is defined not just by her achievements in beauty and agriculture but also by her strong values. She is deeply committed to sustainability, fostering community, and empowering others. Julie exemplifies that with determination and passion, dreams can flourish immensely, much like lavender fields.