I have TWO very exciting bits of news to share …
It is with bittersweet feelings that we have a new location for the 2018 ViVaCious Leaders conference. Verity was a wonderful venue for our first two conferences but we have sadly (although happily) outgrown the space.
The 2018 ViVaCious Leaders conference will be held at The Spoke Club, a private members club in downtown Toronto at the corner of King & Bathurst St.
Although we're changing venues, many of the things you love about the conference will continue ... the small intimate group size (max of 70 women), the inclusion of a 3 course lunch, the wine after-party and lots of networking and interaction to keep you awake and fully engaged all day!
Now the really exciting bit ... I’m rapt to announce that Janet Podleski of the Looneyspoons cookbook collection will be the 2018 ViVaCious Leaders keynote speaker!
Janet will share with us the intimate and intriguing details of her against-all-odds, entrepreneurial success story… A Tale of Two Sisters, if you will. It’s a story that ignites and deeply inspires … a “Law of Attraction in Action” type of story that’s compelling, heartfelt and hilarious, even if she does say so herself ;)
Millions of Canadians have the cookbooks and have watched the TV show, but few know what REALLY went into making the Looneyspoons brand one of Canada’s most widely recognized in the healthy eating genre. Her business success is not just about being Canada’s most successful publishing venture.
Having the guts to risk it all in pursuit of her dream with her sister back in 1996 has also resulted in a frozen food business, a line of grEATing cards at Hallmark, kitchen gadgets in hardware stores, a hit TV show on Food Network Canada, a syndicated radio hit, and partnerships with Reader’s Digest, Nabisco, Diet Coke and Pizza Hut. All done out of a tiny, four-person office!
Janet and Greta’s famous self-publishing success story has many twists and turns and ups and downs (and even some divine intervention!) that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. Most importantly, Janet will have you feeling like you can achieve success no matter what your goal — whether it’s to lose weight or change your lifestyle, to improve your career or simply find more joy and fulfillment as a human living on planet Earth. Janet will inspire you to follow your gut instinct and believe in your heart that ANYTHING is possible — even when everyone else thinks you’re Looneyspoons!
I'm really looking forward to hearing Janet speak on October 20th and I hope you are too. There will of course be a full lineup of fabulous speakers and I can't wait to share the full details with you soon.
- Have a wonderfully ViVaCious week!
P.S. If you've been on our website this week you'll see lots of changes happening (we all need a little freshen up now and again :) There's also a new blog where we're sharing stories and recognizing the achievements of wonderfully ViVaCious Leaders and you'll soon see us in the media and sharing leadership tips.
Be sure to get social with us on your favourite platform and stay tuned. We've got a big year planned and we hope you'll enjoy the journey.