Avanti Women's March WonderWOMEN

Posted by Avanti Women Mar 2, 2018
Siobhan Brown   Siobhan Brown is an instructor, consultant, award winning author, keynote speaker and Change Management Professional. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in transforming businesses, leading change and developing leaders. In November 2017, Siobhan spoke about Change Leadership at the JT Foxx "Mega Success" conference in Los Angeles, CA.  Siobhan was on the bill with John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg and Christie Brinkley to name just a few of the other Mega Success conference participants.   Siobhan is very accomplished holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology Management, a Project Management Professional (PMP) Designation from the Project Management Institute, a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation from The Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly CSTD) and is a certified Extended DiSC facilitator. She has recently completed her Masters of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University. In addition to creating and delivering innovative programs, Siobhan enjoys baking decadent desserts, travelling and going to the theatre.

Alosha Paranavithana    Alosha is a creative, dedicated and motivated individual with an optimistic outlook in all aspects of life.   Her education includes; Ontario College Advanced Diploma at George Brown College in Human Resources and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Seneca College specialized in Human Resources, Strategy and Technology.   To further enhance her technical skills, she has a Mobile and Web UX Design Certificate through Algonquin College.  Alosha volunteered with Avanti Women using her results-oriented drive to increase the level of productivity in a collaborative manner. Now working at her dream job, as the Technical Training and Development Coordinator for PNR RailWorks in Mississauga she continues to pursue her passion for learning and developing online & in class training |

Svetlana Lazareva    Svetlana Lazareva arrived in Canada from Russia, and one of the greatest lessons she has learned is that there is no limit to what immigrants can achieve. A successful and proud Canadian, a Registered Nurse, an Educator, and the mother of two boys, Svetlana glows with positive energy, and energizes people around her to move and do positive things. She inspires people to dream big about their future, helps them to envision it, to set goals and to strive to reach their goals. People who get in touch with her get the energy and desire to strive for more, to study, work on reaching their goals and finally to become a tangible success in their lives.   Svetlana is the founder of the "ImmPress Institute" which she created to assist and motivate others through the immigrant experience. She has written a book - "The Sky is No Longer the Limit",’ a flight plan to success for Canadians with big dreams. This book is about breaking through barriers and overcoming self-imposed limitations.

Lisa Mitchell    Lisa Mitchell is a Professional Leadership Coach, Talent Management Consultant, Speaker and Facilitator.  In early 2017, Lisa took a big leap by leaving corporate to become an entrepreneur and founder of Green Apple Consulting. Genuine and empathetic, Lisa listens closely and asks GREAT questions to help you figure out what you need and want to accomplish. Then she helps you get there through strong process and facilitation skills. As a Coach, Lisa helps smart, driven individuals navigate with grace through life and work transitions, to get the results they want and deserve. As a Consultant, she supports progressive, people-focused companies in building impactful leadership training and employee development programs and strategies. When not partnering with her incredible clients, Lisa enjoys life at home with her amazing son, husband and senior citizen dad, and spends most of her spare time reading, writing and traveling.

Lissette Edward Copperi    An accomplished senior marketing communications professional with over 15 years of experience leading marketing and communications for leading Canadian brands. Lissette is a well-rounded creative leader who paints the big picture and executes it with mastery and flair. She is recognized for her ability to implement high-yield solutions that enable reaching business goals and elevate brand visibility.   Outside the corporate realm, Lissette serves on the Advisory Council of Avanti Women, is pursuing an MBA and enjoys time on the pitch as a soccer Mom!

Kate Hodgson    As a kid Kate always preferred reading non-fiction books, believing that in every true story there is a real life lesson, and that every lesson offers a piece of the Map to Success. It's this belief that drives her when working with her clients to help them discover, develop and deliver their own powerful narratives from their life and authentically share their knowledge and connect with others in a way that moves them towards their intended goals.   Drawing from her professional background, her genuine curiosity of people Kate founded 9to5 Narrative, a communications consultancy, to offer individual story coaching and group workshops that teach the fundamentals of effective storytelling in business. A Certified Training Professional and active member of the Toronto storytelling community, Kate has been a storyteller on local shows such as True Stories Told Live, Raconteurs, Awkward, Confabulation and Dare, as well as performing at The Moth in Detroit. Her background includes Toastmasters, Second City improv, and stand-up comedy gives her a unique and first hand experience in different forms of storytelling. 

Teresa GabrieleTeresa has over 20 years of experience in the Recruitment Industry and Corporate HR.  She has served as Avanti Women's CIO, Chief Interview Officer at two College Expos sharing information about career strategies, interviewing success and resume re-engineering.  Teresa has been coaching professionals at all levels from new in career to executives for her entire career with a focus on Transition.  This experience inspired her to found KYTCoach, an organization that supports growth and transition through coaching with the foundational idea that "knowing yourself thoroughly" is the first and important step to reach true potential and success.  She offers customized coaching sessions that help support the client's unique situation to ensure focussed results.  She is also the creator of 10 Page Resume™.   Teresa not only supports clients in their success journey, she goes after her dreams.  Ten years ago after hearing a speaker at HRPA conference, she went after her dream of being a lead vocalist in a Rock band. Don't be surprised if she shows up at your local bar!

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