Meet the Speakers!
Emerge is a 12-hour, live and interactive online experience that offers high-value professional development from world-class authorities.
The DECEMBER 1-3, 2020 speakers will be announced soon!
The August 25-27, 2020 EMERGE Summit was a huge success with the following speakers:
Saige Arcand is a proud nêhiyaw iskwêw from Kipohtakaw (Alexander First Nation). She is the Founder and CEO of Inspired Iskwew Personal Development Coaching and Inspired Iskwew Designs.
She is driven and dedicated to inspiring the lives of Indigenous people by sharing tools that promote healthy self-esteem, positive body imaging, goal setting and encourage self-love so they can fearlessly pursue their goals & dreams.
Saige has 9 years of experience as a community worker having the great honor to work in over 25 communities through out Alberta. Her work spans across various elements of workshop facilitation, project management, and freelance makeup artistry. Saige's most recent work is in the field of success coaching for the success of Indigenous youth and women. Many different mediums are used in her coaching workshops including makeup artistry, fashion design, creative expression and art to ignite inspiration and build confidence in the participants.
When Saige teaches, she draws upon her own life experiences to bring value to her work, while remaining true to her authentic self. It is from her previous experiences as a youth who has battled and overcame severe self-esteem issues, body image issues, depression and trauma which has inspired her to develop and deliver workshops. Her workshops are aimed to empower her people to transform their mindset, turn their wounds into wisdom, enhance their self-esteem and to have them leave with confidence to reach their full potential in life.
"Beauty is more than skin deep. It’s the way we think, the way we feel and the actions we take. Beauty comes from within and when nurtured, it radiates in the form of optimism, positivity, free-flowing energy, and confidence. I have made it my mission to remind our youth and women to find and embrace their inner beauty as a tool to make meaningful changes on their outlook of self; ultimately inspiring a new generation of Indigenous youth and women who are confident, powerful and fearless in the pursuit of achieving their goals and dreams." Saige Arcand
Saige is Certified with the Certified Coaches Federation and will be teaching our segment on Exploring Coaching Niches, focused on Coaching Resilience and Healing - August 27 at 4:15 pm ET.
In these ever changing and uncertain times, Mike Chambers will inspire you to rise above your circumstances and life challenges by focusing on what you must do and how to take action in order to create the life you have always dreamt about. He will fuel your confidence and potential from within and motivate you to live your life to the absolute fullest. No stranger to overcoming adversity, Mike’s personal life message is one of encouragement, courageousness and self-discovery. Mike presents a powerful story and message on how to first recognize and imagine and then execute positive change from within to create a Healthy Wealthy and Wise life!
With over a decade of coaching and speaking and through his real-life experiences, his approach to life is radically different. Mike appreciates, and shares with you, that the quality of our life is determined not by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens and how that starts within ourselves first
Mike serves as the Vice-President of the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Corporation, an international training and development company with a focus on helping individuals, companies and organizations gain the skills and techniques to reach their full potential and live life to the absolute fullest.
Shana Chow is a Dating and Relationship Coach and works with her clients globally through online coaching. Having worked 4 years for the Provincial Government Social Services helping clients fleeing domestic abuse and low socioeconomic households, she decided to start her own online life coaching business.
Ironically when she was initially launching her business, she went through her own breakup of a 4-year relationship. Shana found herself 30, suddenly single, and re-entered the dating world. Through her experience in the dating scene, long term relationships, and personal trauma she has experienced, she decided to change the focus on her coaching business from strictly life coaching, to helping people lead their best romantic lives. Shana works with both men and women who are single/dating, experiencing relationship conflicts, or need coaching to overcome a breakup/divorce.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Simon Fraser University, and her Life Coaching Certification.
She is also a published author and poet and has two booked, "Love Gone Savage,"(2017) and "I Tried to Write Love Poems" (2019).
Shana will be teaching our segment on Exploring Coaching Niches, focused on Coaching Relationships - August 25 at 4:50 pm ET.
SalleyNycole Crews a Licensed Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Master Sugarist, and Certified Coach. She is humbled to be one of the most sought-after skincare and beauty professionals in Buffalo & Western New York, USA. However, that wasn't always her story. Years ago, after graduating college, she was working at her "dream job" but was stressed, drained, and heading toward depression. She had a mentor who introduced her to personal development and entrepreneurship which changed her life. She was encouraged to attend esthetics school after being a skincare client at The Salon Professional Academy, where she developed a passion for esthetics & makeup artistry. Two weeks after meeting with the admissions counselor, she quit my "dream job" to start esthetics school.
After finding her passion, she opened up a studio in her spare bedroom and also sold Motives for La La Cosmetics. Shortly after, she met the founder, celebrity La La Anthony, as a result of winning a contest and appearing on her national reality television show. Due to SalleyNycole’s new connection with her, she had a chance to sell the cosmetic line at International Beauty Conventions in New York City, Las Vegas, and Miami, appearing on her television show again. Two years later, she opened up a studio spa, SKYN by SalleyNycole, and within one year of opening she was able to quit her full-time job and run her new business. Three years after that, she rebranded and opened her own storefront spa, SalleyNycole's Skin & Beauty Boutique. To date, SalleyNycole has won 7 awards for Entrepreneurship and has over 1500 clients. Her business has over 500, 5-star reviews and ratings online.
SalleyNycole has an online Facebook group called SalleyNycole’s Self-Care Babes, and she produces a vlog called Beauty & The Brain on Instagram. SalleyNycole recently became a Certified Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation in May, and already has paid coaching clients - and continues to grow her new coaching business, SalleyNycole’s Business Babes, where she will provide business and personal (life) coaching. She is truly happy to be walking in her purpose and making a difference in the lives of women in her city and beyond.
SalleyNycole will be interviewed in one of our segments on “Coaches Who Are Crushing It” - August 25 at 2:00 pm ET.
Our conversation with SalleyNycole will lean heavily into entrepreneurship, women in leadership, and building authentic relationships with your customers.
Ann Divine is the founder and CEO of Ashanti Leadership & Development Services. She is a leading expert in organizational behaviour and strategic management and a subject matter expert in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA).
Her consultancy provides extensive career and professional guidance in Leadership Development, Communication Skills, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Advice, Research, Strategic Planning, Human Right Education, and Employee Engagement.
Her business was the first to offer Unconscious Bias training in Nova Scotia in 2015.
Ashanti Leadership collaborates, partners and provides diverse customized training for all levels of government, corporate institutions, small, medium and large enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. Ann has an extensive public profile in media. She is an accomplished and sought-after speaker, guest lecturer, facilitator and maintains a blog on current issues.
Ann was recently appointed to the Board of Directors, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, United Way Centraide Canada (2017), and other boards. She is also a senior consultant to Royer Thompson, Talent Management, and Instructor for the Workplace Education Initiative at the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Ann has lived on three continents, worked in London, UK, and Canada, holding senior management positions in diverse organizations. Ann brings a global perspective to her work.
Ann is Certified with the Certified Coaches Federation and will be interviewed in one of our segments on “Coaches Who Are Crushing It”. Our conversation with Ann at Emerge will lean heavily into women in leadership, along with the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA).
Ann will be interviewed in one of our segments on “Coaches Who Are Crushing It” - August 27 at 2:00 pm ET.
Rosalyn Fung is an Intuitive Mindset & Visionary Business Coach specializing in Client Attraction and Soulful Sales. She is an international Speaker & Best-Selling Author, Mastermind and Workshop Facilitator on topics of Self-Love, Mastering your Energy, Money Mindset & Attraction Marketing Through Speaking and Leveraging Social Media. Rosalyn is Host and Catalyst of her new podcast: Activate Your Soulgasmic Business.
She is a co-author of the international best-selling book “What’s Self-Love Got To Do With It?”, and Rosalyn has been featured in Huffington Post, CBC Radio, and has spoken for Fearless Woman Summit, This Woman Means Business and Harvard University.
As a former Psychologist of over 10 years, a 2nd-Degree Blackbelt in Karate, and a Reiki Master, she combines the power of neuroscience, psychology and spirituality to help you get out of your own way, unapologetically show up and activate your soulgasmic business in a fun, bold and sexy way. Let’s magnetize your Soulmate Clients and Monetize Your Calling.
Rosalyn will be teaching our segment on Growing Your Coaching Business By Building Your Speaking Business - August 27 at 3:25 pm ET.
Dr. Hammond is a founding partner and CSO with Flourishing Life Technologies in Calgary, Alberta and holds an adjunct status with Ambrose University and the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Over the past 30 years, he has primarily worked with complex youth and their families, and is considered a leading expert on the concept of resilience and positive psychology and its application to positive youth and adult development as well as enhancing strengths capacity building and well-being in the context of academic, organizational and community culture.
He has served in clinical supervisory capacities, worked in a comprehensive residential treatment center, and has provided clinical services in an inpatient/outpatient forensic setting as well as an adolescent comorbidity program based in a hospital setting.
He is an active lecturer with regards to understanding the role of human flourishing and well-being, and the implications for nurturing positive coping and mental health through a strength-based approach of preparing people and organizations to thrive. His specialty is neuro-science and the science around resiliency.
Dr. Wayne will be teaching our segment on Neuro-Science Essentials for Coaches on all three days: Aug 25 at 2:35 pm ET, Aug 26 at 2:50 pm ET, Aug 27 at 2:35 pm, in addition to an exclusive Q&A session for VIP Access passes.
Connie Jakab is the owner of The Brave Parent Institute, bringing access to counselling and support for parents going through mental health struggles with their children. She is the author of Bring Them Closer - a book about her journey through her son’s struggle with anxiety, depression, and suicide.
In her book and talks, Connie gives practical advice to parents on how to help their children thrive despite mental health concerns. Her son is now 13 years old and you would never guess he had such a journey.
She is a sought-out speaker for her raw honestly and humour. Connie drives her passion outward into the arms of those wanting something more radical and meaningful in life. She lives with her husband and two boys in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and is a Certified Coach Practitioner with the Certified Coaches Federation.
Connie will be teaching our segment on Exploring Coaching Niches, focused on Coaching Parenting - August 25 at 4:15 pm ET.
A series of premature deaths in his family led Dwayne to the field of health and wellness. He established Dwayne Thomas Coaching to help people struggling with mental, emotional and functional challenges that accompany grief, loss, illness and disease. Focusing on the interplay of Awareness, Reflection and Choice, his coaching philosophy and practice is called The ARC to Wellness.
Dwayne has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Virginia. Always an educator, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University before earning a Fulbright Fellowship which brought him to teach in Paris, France. A member of the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Coaching Program, he is a Certified Coach Practitioner with the Certified Coaches Federation, and certified Food Over Medicine instructor.
Dwayne will be teaching our segment on Exploring Coaching Niches, focused on Coaching Wellness - August 26 at 4:30 pm ET.
Derrick Sweet is best known as a popular corporate keynote speaker and author of three highly celebrated books: Healthy Wealthy and Wise, Get The Most Out Of Life, and You Don't Have To Die To Go To Heaven. Derrick Sweet is also the Chairman and Founder of the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Corporation, the parent company of the Certified Coaches Federation™. The Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Corporation is an international training and development company known worldwide for our professional development courses and customized in-house programs.
Prior to starting the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Corporation, Derrick was a Senior Investment Advisor and Vice-President of one of the largest bank-owned investment firms in Canada. Derrick developed Cognitive Reflex Conditioning®, which is a four-step behavior modification process that empowers people to reframe how they approach and achieve their goals. This life-changing coaching model, which has been endorsed by psychologists around the world, is only available through the Certified Coaches Federation® Life Coach Certification Training programs.
Derrick focuses his creativity and energy on investment research, as well as coaching and spiritual content for the Healthy Wealthy and Wise® Coaching Programs.
About the hosts and moderators:
Abe Brown, MBA, CMCT, CPHSA is known as the Coach’s Coach, and is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Coach. He is also the President of the Certified Coaches Federation, the CEO of Wellness Innovate Corp, and the CEO of Momentum Coaching.
Abe is a host as well as a speaker for EMERGE, presenting on "Exploring Coaching Niches" related to Coaching Leadership.
Abe is a Leadership and Executive Coach, and works with organizations globally around high performance, leadership development, strategic planning, and workplace wellness and mental health. In his career, Abe successfully led and turned around several multi million-dollar businesses that were struggling by driving cultural and operational transformation involving thousands of employees. His focus is business strategy and execution, driving revenue growth, human capital assessment and maximization, and facilitating full employee engagement. Abe has also spent several years as a non-profit executive and CEO.
An impactful and collaborative business leader, Abe has successful experience developing and executing strategic plans, cultivating high performance teams, building relationships with key stakeholders, and executing operational results. With experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, along with government, Abe brings a valuable combination of financial and operational acumen, management of multi-disciplinary teams, and business coaching. Abe has also started, owns, and operates several businesses in multiple industries, and has coached thousands of leaders at all levels. Abe is a professional speaker, having spoken professionally in 4 continents and over 20 countries, with audiences of tens of thousands.
The Certified Coaches Federation is one of the largest coach certification organizations in the world, having trained 14,000 people in over 25 countries. As President, Abe has been a pivotal part of the success of CCF from the start, has personally trained and certified over 4,500 Life and Executive Coaches, and continues to expand CCF’s reach globally. He has mentored Life and Executive Coaches from more than 5 major Coaching Industry associations including the Certified Coaches Federation, the International Coaches Federation, Coach University, and others. He has delivered keynote speeches, motivational talks, and seminars and workshops in over 20 countries, working with hundreds of both for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes and industries.
Momentum Coaching is one of the top leadership and business strategy coaching organizations in Canada, nationally recognized for its expertise, acumen, and results for clients.
Wellness Innovate Corp is focused on wellbeing, psychological safety, and mental health in the context of the workplace.
Abe earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, and a Master’s in Religious Education and Counselling from California State Christian University.
Cynthia Chau-Hoang is a Certified Life Coach with The Certified Coaches Federation, General Manager of Alberta School of Music and a Business Owner in the Industry of Anti-Aging.
She currently supports our community by empowering teams and bringing people together whether through speaking engagements, one on one communication or online. With past and current business ventures, Cynthia develops leaders and supports business owners with expansion on a local and global scale. Her simple mantra? People come first.
With 30 years experience in the field of wellness and self-improvement, Rod is a leading authority on personal and professional change.
As a LEADER, Rod has helped numerous organizations to be their best both big and small. From not-for-profit national organizations to for-profit international companies, he has influenced tens of thousands of people to positively transform their lives and the lives of those around them.
As a SPEAKER, Rod has helped people be their best through spoken word, delivering his message on stages at events in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, as well as coast to coast across Canada. Rod will be speaking at EMERGE as well as hosting, talking about "Growing Your Coaching Business" as it relates to Courage: A Coach's Best Friend on the Road to Success.
As a COACH, Rod has helped people move from where they are to where they want to be, personally and professionally. In Rod’s opinion, coaching is the single most powerful support mechanism an individual or organization can employ to be successful.
As an AUTHOR, Rod moves people with written words. Rod co-wrote the best-selling "Foundations of Professional Personal Training", used by more fitness professionals in Canada than any other book, and co-wrote the “Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach Certification.” Rod has also contributed hundreds of articles to numerous magazines for over 15 years.
Finally, as a HUMAN, Rod describes himself as a semi-retired multisport athlete, 4-time Ironman competitor, cross-Canada cyclist, former competitive rower, 200-hour RYT yogi, coach, published author, editor and proud husband, and father.
Yomi is an author, and a Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Coach who is passionate about helping women release limiting beliefs, heal, develop positive habits, and create a healthy way of being that they love. Her goal is to hold space for women to fully embrace who they are while nurturing a healthy mind and body so that they can finally feel free to impact their world.
Since her elementary school days, Yomi fell in love with understanding human behavior and cultivating creative self-expression. Yomi graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Psychology. She later studied to become a teacher and taught in elementary schools for years while training clients in her own fitness coaching business as a side hustle.
Yomi makes Toronto home today and works as a business analyst in the financial field for a major Canadian bank. She is a co-author of “Dear Time” – an International Book Awards Finalist, that explores the collective consciousness of time. Yomi is on the path to writing more books and articles that she hopes will help and motivate others.
As a Certified Coaches Federation graduate, Yomi is excited and honored to serve the community as she continues to grow and develop her business. Yomi is also the founder of Be All Well, a space to share and discuss issues around physical fitness, mindset, healing, and self-care. At heart, Yomi is a healthy lifestyle advocate who believes everyone deserves to live their own unique happy-healthy fulfilling lifestyle that fits.
With her positive energy and profound empathy, Yomi will be one of our Hosts for EMERGE, hosting the event and acting as MC with CCF President Abe Brown.