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Nov
2
Tue
Focused Marketing: Targeted Effort, Tangible Results @ Webinar
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Focused Marketing: Targeted Effort, Tangible Results @ Webinar

This is the first part in a four-part Scaling for Success workshop series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

November 2 | 9:30am to 12:30pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

What do you think of when asked about marketing strategy? Your website? Advertising? Maybe referrals or ratings? There are many tactics that can be used to achieve your overall marketing goal. However, tactics are only as effective as the strategy behind them— the WHY of marketing.

In this interactive workshop, participants will take part in lively hands-on and breakout activities to guide them through the process of building a sound marketing strategy.

Using tactics that make the most sense for your specific business motivation, market and budget, our Facilitator, Cathy Burrell, will work with you to understand:

  • WHY you need a clear understanding of who your best customer is
  • WHAT message and tools will work best for YOU and your ideal customers
  • HOW you will reach your ideal customers using marketing tools
  • WHAT actions you will take to achieve your marketing goals

 

Facilitator: Cathy Burrell, Client Service Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Storyteller: Holly Keech, Owner, Busy Boss Communications

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live sessions.

Open to everyone

 

Pay what you can to get the support you need

As we restart in BC, we’re happy to offer three pricing tiers to support your recovery this fall: choose to pay $15, $20 or $25 for the session.

About the facilitator

Cathy Burrell is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience owning and operating a variety of businesses. She has a Master of Education degree from the University of Calgary, specializing in adult, community, and higher education. She has taught digital literacy and communication education for adults and has worked as a consultant for business owners to give them insight into their digital customer base.

Cathy believes COVID highlighted importance of clear communication, both online and offline.  She currently works as a Client Services Advisor for Women’s Enterprise Centre helping clients develop their social, listening, and critical thinking skills. In her experience, knowing when to talk and when to listen is key to empathy and understanding, and she works with clients to find that balance in their business.

Nov
9
Tue
Moving Up: Strategic Alliances @ Webinar
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Moving Up: Strategic Alliances @ Webinar

This is the second part in a four-part Scaling for Success workshop series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

November 9 | 9:30am to 12:30pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

This energizing workshop will help you move your business to the next level.  You’ll hear from women entrepreneurs about real-life experiences who will provide insights and advice about strategy, marketing, and a popular trend: strategic alliances.

Using breakout activities and hands-on work you’ll identify why and how to form alliances as well as how to develop a strategic edge for your business future.

This engaging workshop will cover:

  • Strategic alliances: Exploring new ways to partner up to expand the marketing and/or operational capacity in the business.
  • Strategic edge: When having the best “customer service” isn’t enough, how does a business become the supplier of choice for its customers?

Facilitator: Denise Young, CEO & Founder, Tiger’s Eye Advisory Group Ltd.

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live sessions.

Open to everyone

 

Pay what you can to get the support you need

As we restart in BC, we’re happy to offer three pricing tiers to support your recovery this fall: choose to pay $15, $20 or $25 for the session.

About the facilitator

Denise Young is the CEO and Founder of Tiger’s Eye Advisory Group Ltd. (tigerseye.ca), a people-focused business solutions company that values collaboration and empowerment. Denise is a collaborator, connector and broker. She is passionate about making a difference in everything she does. Denise is an empowering facilitator, looking for continuous improvement which provides cost-savings to organizations.

Nov
16
Tue
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs @ Webinar
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs @ Webinar

This is the third part in a four-part Scaling for Success workshop series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

November 16 | 9:30am to 12:30pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

Negotiation skills are part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s in your business or personal life, being confident in your ability to reach a compromise is not only valuable, it’s important.

In this fun, yet robust, interactive session you’ll get to engage with peers in breakout activities and practice and acquire the skills to negotiate effectively, preserve your integrity and learn how to be yourself while achieving the positive outcomes you really want. By re‐framing negotiation as an opportunity for all sides to prosper, everyone wins!

This dynamic workshop will help you to:

  • Recognize the importance of negotiating for women entrepreneurs
  • Be aware of common negotiation mistakes that limit your business and financial rewards
  • Identify three opportunities where stronger negotiation will benefit you and your business

Facilitator: Carrie Gallant J.D., Gallant Solutions Inc.

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live sessions.

Open to everyone

 

Pay what you can to get the support you need

As we restart in BC, we’re happy to offer three pricing tiers to support your recovery this fall: choose to pay $15, $20 or $25 for the session.

 

About the facilitator

A dynamic speaker, author, coach and facilitator, Carrie brings her experience as an executive, former practicing lawyer and adjunct law professor to her work in helping clients master the art and science of negotiation, conflict resolution and Conversational Intelligence®.

Carrie’s understanding of the value of personal development, psychology and adult learning models has infused her work as a facilitator, mediator and conflict resolution practitioner, and enriched her design and facilitation of interactive training and coaching programs on negotiation, mediation, difficult conversations and conflict competency for leaders.

Carrie is an accredited negotiation consultant and strategist with ENS International, a Certified Authentic Leadership Program Facilitator, a Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach, and a qualified assessor of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI™).

Nov
23
Tue
Impostor Syndrome: Owning It & Moving Forward @ Webinar
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Impostor Syndrome: Owning It & Moving Forward @ Webinar

This is the last part in a four-part Scaling for Success workshop series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series.

November 23 | 9:30am to 12:30pm PT | Pay-What-You-Can

We often assume that people who “have it together”, appear confident, or who have achieved a certain level of success will never feel as if they are an imposter. That is not true. Even Tina Fey admitted that she has often felt like a “fraud.” Notice that she says she feels like a fraud. Not that she is a fraud.

In this powerful session you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with peer-to-peer learning, hear from other women entrepreneurs about their real-life experiences, and examine impostor syndrome in more detail. Whether you have experienced it yourself or are curious about the topic, taking steps to understand those feelings when they arise, will help you to keep moving in the direction of your dreams.

By the end of this session, you will be able to confidently:

  • Identify risk factors, causes, predictors and negative outcomes of imposter syndrome.
  • Outline three strategies for minimizing the feelings of imposter syndrome.
  • Identify the benefits of reducing the feeling of being an imposter.

Facilitator: Susan Washington, Owner and Advisor, The Washington Group

A recording will be available for 30 days after the live sessions.

Open to everyone

Pay what you can to get the support you need

As we restart in BC, we’re happy to offer three pricing tiers to support your recovery this fall: choose to pay $15, $20 or $25 for the session.

About the facilitator

Susan Washington is an accomplished entrepreneur, educator, and coach committed to community, people, learning, collaboration & decolonization. As a white settler, reconciliation and ending marginalization / white supremacy culture is one of her top priorities and is not separate from her work or her life. Naming power dynamics and being part of the change is driven by the desire to contribute to a more equitable world.

Susan loves coaching, facilitating and mentoring with WEC and has done so for 10 + years. Self-directed change, like Susan went through when she left the academic world to start her own coaching and training business 20 years ago, takes courage, accountability, good planning, and support. Not to mention an honest look at yourself and the systemic barriers women and racialized/marginalized peoples face. Susan’s goal is to embody mindful changemaking. People often have too many priorities in a finite amount of time and can benefit from the principles of empathy, incrementalism, patience, effective thinking, emotional mastery, and powerful mental models diversity and have respect for the multi-dimensional nature of living sustainably. There are multiple complexities to lasting and inclusive change.

Susan holds a Master, Bachelor and Candidacy for Doctor in Education at the University of Toronto. A problem-solver, parent and community advocate, she is agile and believes in collaborative leadership for ever-changing environments, in both structured or consultative situations. Susan’s one piece of advice is: You can do a lot, just not all at once, or you’ll burn out, so sequence and timeline goals so that your aspirations have an achievable sequence.

Susan resides, with gratitude, on the unceded territories of the the ancestral, traditional land of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations., currently referred to as Vancouver, and is originally from Winnipeg