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A co-authored project by Paula Morand and Victoria Craig. Dreaming Big & Being Bold: Inspiring stories from Trailblazers, Visionaries and Change Makers is a collection of engaging stories written by incredible entrepreneurs and professionals who are making an impact. Featuring 26 co-authors, every book is full of inspiring stories from people who have shown courage, innovation and have big dreams to impact the world in their own unique way.

Our Vol. 1 Featured Authors

adambrockAdam Brock

Adam Brock is the President of the Food Safety Alliance, Canada’s leading food and beverage hygiene company. Specializing in food plant sanitation, process pathogen control and food safety certification, Adam has built a formidable company with the only organic approved pathogen control product line, leading the way in the future of food and beverage safety.

Andrew Clarke

Andrew Clarke is founder of Parallelleadership that helps executives implement contact centre strategies. A proud father and highly effective coach with a passion for change. His partnership approach has led to his reputation as being a strategic global thought leader and BPO solutions SME. With 24 years of experience in the contact centre industry, Andrew has extensive background in people development, operations, process improvement and business development.

Candice Corbett

Candice Corbett is a passionate entrepreneur and international team builder in the direct selling industry. As a Elite Level V Independent Consultant with Rodan and Fields, Candice believes in the beneficial results of self care and taking time to find your passion and pursue your dreams. She is a loving mother, wife, speaker and volunteer residing in beautiful Mississippi.

David LaThangue

As an award-winning entertainer, David’s career spans 30 years & 6000+ performances. During a Q & A, he was asked if he’d “always been a master vocalist” He answered “No” and began to examine his journey. Overcoming stage fright & indifferent vocal ability with shear hard work & determination and fast-forward to today where his audiences now considered him a master.

Edith Robb

Edith Robb is a professional writer with three decades of experience in journalism, feature writing, ghostwriting, social media management and media training. Through her company, Westmorland Communications, she handles an international client roster. She has a Bachelor of Administration and a Master of Arts with a major in cultural studies.

Gordon Cheung

Dr. Gordon Cheung is an interventional neuroradiologist and the Clinical Director for imaging clinics. Regarded as Canada’s premier medical legal consultant, he is highly sought after for critical legal advice. A highly respected entrepreneur and a member of several Board of Directors, Dr. Gordon Cheung is also a partner at Epic Capital Healthcare venture fund.

Greg Schinkel

Greg Schinkel is a front line leadership expert who helps supervisors, team leaders and managers increase productivity while maximizing employee engagement. Greg is the best selling author of Employees Not Doing What You Expect, What Great Supervisors Know and Fusion or Fizzle: How Leaders Leverage Training to Ignite Results.

Helen Lomax

Helen is a high-energy, enthusiastic professional who strives to help people gain control over their lives, create future plans, gain balance and improve their lifestyle. She has worked with clients in the petrochemical industry, finance and service sector, not-for-profit sector and 3 different levels of government. She has been a guest speaker at conferences in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas.

Jackie Thomas

Jackie Thomas is the founder of Breakthrough Canada, a wellness, personal development and training firm focused on elevating personal and professional success. As a Breakthrough Expert, Speaker, and Body Talk Therapist, Jackie transforms lives through the power of unleashing desire, meaning, purpose and profit by working with clients in group settings and one on one.

James Coolidge

From grassroots initiatives to leading a national multi-million dollar charity, James Coolidge is a passionate advocate and community builder dedicated to creating dynamic organizations. As a trusted leader, consultant and speaker, his core message and work focuses on “The Power of We”, raising up heart centered organizations and teams to increase their impact.

Jewell Mitchell

Jewell Mitchell is a career leader in the advancement of women’s issues. As the Executive Director of one of the fastest growing women’s organizations in Atlantic Canada, Jewell shares her vision with others about the value of investing in the lives of women and how that positively impacts community.

Keith Brown

Keith Brown is a world-class speaker & entertainer. Keith has inspired wonder in over 16 countries and counting! The CBC claims he’s “Hotter Than Potter!” Event planners and corporations hire Keith to build the energy and atmosphere at their events to ensure their clients and guests have a great time.”

Kevin Cahill

International Best-selling Author and Motivational Speaker, Kevin Cahill is the ultimate enthusiast from his lowest point to his highest. As someone who has mastered the art of resilience and hope, Kevin’s events are a must attend for anyone that wants to love the life they were meant to lead.

Krystal Lee Moore

Krystal Lee Moore, YOUR Guelph REALTOR®, strives to improve the lives of those around her in business, in the community, as a missionary, volunteer and world traveller. Krystal graduated from Carleton University with a B.A. Honours in Law, is passionate about advocating for and serving her clients and is grateful for the opportunity to help inspire others. #BetheChange

Laura Palumbo

An award-winning singer songwriter by night and a celebrity veterinarian by day. She is the Founder of Palumbo Mobile Veterinary Services, has produced 4 albums, speaks three languages and plays 8 instruments. Recently, Laura transformed a church into her recording studio and welcomed TV star Guy Fieri and Citizen Pictures to shoot a pilot for her own TV show.

Lea Brovedani

Lea Brovedani has worked with companies and individuals around the world, and her diverse career has included roles as HR director for an international call center, president of a recruitment firm, corporate trainer, and executive coach. She learned how to build trust when she was an eleven-year-old paper carrier in her hometown: You show up on time, deliver what you said you would, and do it with a smile.

Libby Norris

Libby is an award-winning presenter, motivational speaker and ex-boxer. For over 25 years, Libby headed up Inspired Energy developing leading-edge healthy workplace initiatives. Libby has now taken on the role as Fitness Manger overseeing the Fitness and Therapeutic programs for the City of Mississauga. A sought-after fitness expert, Libby is also the Fitness Correspondent with CTV’s CanadaAM.

Linda Brattinga

Linda Brattinga is the Director of special needs education at a private academy located in Kelowna, BC. As a certified professional counselor Linda also operates her own private practice and is a passionate community leader who believes in the potential of all that she meets.

Lori Schmidtke

Lori Schmidtke, jewelry entrepreneur and designer, created Klas squared to reinvent, refuel and relaunch a lifetime of designing. Her career in the fashion industry began as a student at Ryerson University and led to her custom clothing line. Inspired by her clients, Lori blends her passion for colour, light and texture into every jewelry design.

Lorraine Cormier

Lorraine Cormier is seasoned entrepreneur and speaker in the beauty industry. She is the CEO and visionary of a retail spa, esthetics training school and beauty product wholesale company. Lorraine is globally recognized as a master trainer in micro blading and semi-permanent makeup techniques having travelled to over 10 countries.

Martin Reid

Martin Reid is a man with a passion for physical fitness and personal development. Taking his education in both fields, he founded Personal Victory in 2002 to help individual achieve their podium finish in life’s race. Through fitness coaching, Pilates instruction and life coaching, this Father of two boys lives to motivate and inspire others.

Monique Gerber

Monique Gerber has been an entrepreneur all her adult life. She has had training in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Personal Training along with her certification as an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and Instructor.
 Monique is the owner, founder and senior facilitator and instructor at Leading Edge Equine Academy.

Shelley Essery

Shelley Essery lives life by design and most recently moved with her husband to beautiful Victoria, B.C. to realize their dream of living on the Island while operating the business they successfully manage together. Shelley is currently working on her next project and can be reached at and

Susan Kovacs

As a Performance Mindset Coach, Susan Kovacs partners with her clients to take them Higher Faster Smarter on their journey to achieve peak performance in all areas of life. She motivates and inspires her clients to realize their unlimited potential and step into their greatness. Susan is a Certified Professional Coach and was recently profiled in Defyeneurs, The Top 50 Health & Wellness Tips.

Paula Morand

Paula is a leadership building, revenue boosting, strategy expanding, leadership expert, keynote speaker, author and visionary. This dreaming big and being bold expert brings her vibrant energy, humour and wisdom to ignite individuals, organizations and communities to lead change growth and impact in a more bold fashion. 23 years. 25,000 clients. 19 countries. 11 books. Former radio personality. 10X award winning entrepreneur and humourous emcee.

Victoria Craig

Victoria is a senior management consultant and branding expert with an extensive corporate background. With a career speciality in media, sales and leadership and recognized as Canada’s youngest female publisher, she has worked with numerous industry sectors and has a long track record of success. With an elite list of clients she helps others dream big and be bold with their branding strategy.

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