Meet the Speakers and Sponsors

Personal Brand Mastery Conference, September 13, 2020

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Keynote Speaker

Bruce Croxon, from the Dragon's Den TV Show

Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife and revolutionizing how people connect. Under his direction, he grew this early tech start-up into the marquee brand in online dating with over two million users. Partner, chairman and CEO, Croxon helped lead the company’s growth from four to 600 employees, while achieving revenue of just under $100 million. Since the sale of Lavalife, Bruce has been active as both an investor and advisor in growth stage companies in the technology sector. As an ex Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, he added a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio that tapped into his passion for digital media, health and marketing. Croxon currently helms Round13, a company dedicated to investment in growth stage Canadian tech companies. He also co hosts The Disruptors on BNN and CTV, a weekly show spotlighting Canadian business and believes our entrepreneurs can
hold their own with anyone in the world .

Panelists

Rola Dagher, President and CEO of Cisco Canada

Rola Dagher has served as President & CEO of Cisco Canada since 2017, leading the organization to quickly emerge as one of the company’s top globally performing regions. Over her career of more than two decades, she has worked with some of the brightest minds in the technology industry while honing her natural leadership style.

Dagher joined Cisco from Dell EMC where she held a variety of leadership roles in sales, channels and IT. Previously, she also held various sales leadership roles at Bell Canada for 15 years.

A huge believer in diversity of thought, Dagher has made it her mission to empower and nurture employees, regardless of gender, culture, orientation or age. She serves as Americas President for Women of Cisco – a program that encourages more female participation in the technology industry – and has been a champion for immigrants and for mental health awareness, defining her as a leader far beyond the technology sector.

Dagher has been recognized by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ and by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) as the 2019 Woman of the Year, and was selected as one of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant winners for 2019.

Brandi Leifso
CEO and founder of Evio Beauty Group

@brandileifso / @eviobeauty
At the age of 21, Leifso was living in a women's shelter where she founded the concept for Evio Beauty, a portfolio of lifestyle beauty brands. From humble beginnings in 2012, Leifso successfully established relationships with some of the world’s largest retailers before establishing a direct-to-consumer brand strategy. Evio has since shipped more than a million beauty products across North America, Australia, EU and UK, has raised millions through strategic alliances and has won the support of a coveted board of directors and advisors. 

In 2018, Aurora Cannabis, one of the world’s largest cannabis companies, and Evio announced one of the first strategic partnerships to merge beauty and cannabis on a global scale. Evio's cannabis strategy furthers its mission to create a conscious and kind future with sustainable ingredients and ethical manufacturing and marketing practices. 
Leifso was selected as one of Chatelaine Magazine's 2018 Women of the Year. In 2019, Leifso spoke at Forbes Under 30’s first-ever Global Women Summit in Israel, the Cosmetic Executive Women’s Future of Cannabis in Beauty event in Los Angeles and the CAFA Fashion & Retail Forum in Toronto, and has been seen in WWD, Allure and Vogue among others.

 

Bobby Umar, President of Raeallan, CEO of DYPB - Discover Your Personal Brand

Bobby Umar is one of the most prolific heart-based leaders in North America. Inc. Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson and Brene Brown. He is a 5x TEDx speaker and social media influencer, with over 500,000 followers. He has been named the 2nd best business coach to follow on Twitter and the 4th best leadership influencer according to Kred. Bobby is an international author of 3 books, including a #1 best-seller, and is a Huffington Post contributor. Bobby was also named a “2015 Speaker to Watch” and a top 7 networking guru to follow.

With a background in brand marketing (Kraft & Unilever), engineering (Bombardier) and the performing arts (Second City), Bobby is now a recognized thought leader in Networking, Social Media and Personal Branding. He founded DYPB, which ran the largest event in North America dedicated solely to personal branding. 300,000+ people from across the world have experienced Bobby’s high-energy keynotes & programs.

 

Presenting Sponsor

Other Speakers

From Aspiration to Action: 10 Questions to Kick-Start Massive Brand Success

How ready are you to unleash your entrepreneurship heroic potential? Answer MJ’s 10 questions and unlock the secrets to building an innovative and high-performing company, an iconic brand that delivers superior financial returns. Learn the path to becoming a visionary leader capable of architecting a business that inspires, engages and energizes its teams, customers, suppliers, partners and investors. 

MJ Levesque is a coach with a mission. She helps business leaders define success beyond the bottom line, lead with a mastery mindset and build lasting enterprises that fuse financial and social success. A senior leader with over 20 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally, she holds a MA in Library Science, an Executive MBA from Telfer School of Management (#1 EMBA by CEO Magazine). MJ is a Certified Professional Coach and a COR.E Leadership Dynamics™ Specialist. An adventurer at heart, she cycled 10,000 km from Paris, France to Almaty, Kazakhstan with her life partner in 2016.

Claim Your First-Class Seat: 3 Proven Steps to Enjoy Entrepreneurship in 2020

Sina Dejnabadi, Bestselling Author, Business Coach, Engineer, International Business Professional, Interior Decorator, NLP and Time Line Therapy Practitioner.

Entrepreneurship is a process of joy and happiness, many business owners face pain and frustration though due to limited knowledge, preparation, time and money.

The workshop is designed to share these pains by an experienced business individual with 23 years of collective working in blue-chip corporations in addition to solo and small business ownership. 

No entrepreneur’s dream comprises pains and failures and unmanaged stresses and unhappy family, but statistics show a different reality. 

Sina Dejnabadi is offering 3 Dimensional proven steps that he truly believes successful entrepreneurs take into consideration, and not only promises their companies to succeed, but also guarantees them a happy life.

Silver Sponsor

WSI Evolution: Your Trusted Digital Marketing Consultant

We are proud to be part of the WSI team with over 20 years International Digital Marketing experience in bringing value to the clients. Our founder, Fredrik Westlund, has a long and versatile International experience in Marketing & Sales and Project Management.

Our main value and top priority is long-term business relationships by understanding your business objectives to propose the right / best Digital Marketing Strategy to meet your objectives but also in line with your budget.

For any business, Return on Investment is the key and throughout the business relationship, we will measure as well as justify the investment.

Our office, along with its entire global network, is in possession of all the expertise required to make your Digital Marketing investment successful.

E-mail: [email protected]

Web-site: www.wsievolution.com

Silver Sponsor 

Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. We are here for every future. We help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products, and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 100,000 employees and assets of over $1 trillion (as of October 31, 2019), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

 

 

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