Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

How I Turned My Passion into a Wellness Business

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Join us for the first MORNING event at Chickpea restaurant with the speaker Andrew Coffey, the founder and the owner of The Hive Bouldering Gym.

Who is working in wellness because they are passion about health? Exactly! All of us.  It is never easy to turn one’s passionate into a business, but if you can make it happen, it is well worth it!

During his talk, Andrew aims to share how he has turned his passion as an avid rock-climber and outdoor educator into a successful wellness business.  He’ll explore some of the keys to his success, the most important lessons he’s learned, and a few invaluable suggestions on how to do the same, no matter what your passion is.

About Andrew Coffey

After moving to Vancouver in 2006, Andrew recognized a need for a new style of climbing gym. Having a genuine love for the climbing community, Andrew worked for 3 years in developing the Hive Bouldering Gym, and in 2012 he was proud to share the realization of his vision for a community focused climbing facility with the Lower Mainland. Climbing, Education, Community and Health & Wellness are the central pillars of everything Andrew brings to the Hive.  He now owns and operates two facilities, and he dreams to continue taking the Hive Climbing Community to new heights!

We will have snacks and coffee.

Please make note that it’s a new location and let’s be there on time!

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Networking & Feedback Night
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Networking & Feedback Night

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September is the perfect time for all of us to be on our A game. People are coming back from vacations and settling back into their routines, which means going back to their fitness coach, nutritionist, chiropractor etc. This is our time to shine, get new clients and launch new projects.

For that reason this month’s Networking night is a chance for all of us to connect, get feedback on our business and gain confidence that we need.

Unlike our normal networking nights, where we have a speaker share their experience, this time each one of us gets to share our knowledge and experience and get valuable feedback on our business.

The evening will still play out as a normal networking night with plenty of time to connect with fellow wellness entrepreneurs, however, you will also get the chance to voice your business questions and get more personalized feedback from other entrepreneurs and business coaches. 

To keep the event more personal and make sure everyone has time to have their questions answered, we only have 16 spots available. So get your tickets soon and be prepared to share your journey and ask questions.

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Let's Talk Clients
Aug
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Let's Talk Clients

For EHF’s 12th Networking Night we are doing things a little different! The August Networking Night will be a Q&A with an expert panel. So how does it work? We will have a panel of 3 Wellness Professionals - a personal trainer, a nutritionist, and a chiropractor. The topic of the evening will be clients. September is getting closer and that means more people will be getting back into their routines, signing up for fitness and nutrition classes, recovering from summer injuries, etc. It’s the perfect time to grow your clientele!

The goal of the evening will be to answer all your questions about clients. How to find new ones, how to find the right ones, how to keep them, how to deliver the best service, and how to connect with them.

The Panel

Dr. Jeff Almon DC, CSCS
Owner of MVMTLAB, Chiropractor & Sports Pre/Rehab

Since earning his DC in 2008, Dr Almon has consulted and treated numerous professional and olympic-level sports teams & athletes, including the Chinese National Speed Skating Team, PGA Tour golfers, Alpine Ski Ontario, FIVB volleyball athletes, The Vancouver Canucks development program, Canadian Women's Soccer team, and professional sprint cyclists, to name a few. Dr. Almon practices out of his Gastown clinic MVMTLAB, where he treats athletes and the general active population alike.

Ariana Fotinakis
Personal trainer, founder of Evolution by Ariana

Ariana Fotinakis is a coach, writer, and triathlete living in Vancouver, Canada. After years of struggling with substance abuse and self-sabotaging behaviour, Ariana committed to turning her life around and is now dedicated to helping other women and men transform their own lives through her Evolution by Ariana training programs. When she’s not coaching, writing, or prepping for triathlons, Ariana can be found scouring the streets in search of great coffee.
 

Erika Weissenborn, CNP
Nutritionist, founder of Fresh in your Fridge

Erika Weissenborn is a local holistic nutritionist, and owner of Fresh in your Fridge - which provides in-home cooking services around the Lower Mainland. Erika has built a team of 11 holistic nutritionists since 2015, and a consistent and growing clientele for the business. She co-teaches Professional Practice at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and was voted #1 nutritionist in Vancouver in the "Best of Vancouver 2016." She loves combining nutrition and wellness, with business models that work!

These 3 combined will have some truly valuable information to share so make sure to come prepared with questions!

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Building Your Brand and Your Community
Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Building Your Brand and Your Community

EHF is excited to host our first ever workshop at Choices Market in BURNABY! We have invited one of the most notable and inspiring community and brand creators, Danielle Wiebe, who will teach us how to build an outstanding business brand and community.

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, but most of us due to budget constraints, have to do branding ourselves. Learning how to create a brand that effectively communicates what you offer to your client will give you a major edge in the health and wellness market.

During the workshop Danielle Wiebe will give us actionable steps and easy tips to follow in order to create a personal or business brand. She will explain the importance of creating a community and a following around your brand and business and teach us how to do that both online and offline. Danielle will also cover the topic of building strong authentic business relationships, as she believes that it is the base of building your business.


 

Danielle Wiebe is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is a connector, community builder, event host and social consultant. She is also the founder of Vancity Business Babes, one of Greater Vancouver’s largest networks of young, professional women, as well as Business Babes Co. She focuses most of her time connecting with like-minded women locally and globally.

The workshop starts at 7pm, but make sure to arrive early because Choices Market is staying open just for us and giving us a 10% discount on everything! (Kill two birds with one stone - learn about branding and get your grocery shopping done :P )

There will be plenty of parking, but if you are leaving from downtown and have no way to get there, please send an e-mail to info@ehfcommuniyt.com we will try to help you with a ride for you.

Find out more about Danielle here:
http://www.vancitybusinessbabes.com/
Instagram: @vancitybusinessbabes and @danilivinglife

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Jul
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Honest Entrepreneurship - How to Take Your Ideas to the Marketplace

We’re happy to announce EHF’s 11th Networking event, an opportunity to connect with fellow wellness entrepreneurs and learn from our speaker April Bellia, founder of Vancouver based company Granola Girl.

April is deeply passionate about startups in the food and wellness industry and eager to share what she’s learned with you. April will share the challenges and struggles she’s faced growing her business to the success that it is today, so that you can save time, energy, and resources as you navigate growing your own business. April will discuss varies topics and give you the advice she learned in year 3-4 that she wished she had known in Year 1.

More about Granola Girl
Granola Girl was founded in 2011 by April Bellia. An entrepreneur with a baking background, she grew the company, despite being in a competitive field, to now service over 250 grocery stores in Western Canada. Granola Girl has also recently launched the Granola Girl Foundation which is a fundraising platform to provide scholarships for kids in the areas of girl empowerment and entrepreneurship.

 Find out more about Granola Girl by following their website and social media pages!
Website http://thegranolagirl.ca/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thegranolagirl/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheGranolaGirl

 April is excited to not only share her advice with you but also open up the conversation and answer any questions you may be struggling with while growing your business. So come prepared to learn lots and meet some fellow hustlers!

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Taking your Instagram Feed to the Next Level
Jun
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Taking your Instagram Feed to the Next Level

Join Kavisha Jega and Olivia Sari-Goerlach for an interactive workshop where they will teach you about how to take your Instagram to the next level! It’s so easy to get caught up comparing ourselves to all the beautiful images on instagram and feeling like our images are less than optimal. It’s also hard to know, when taking our photos, what angle looks best, how to get the right lighting, or even how to edit at the end. Luckily, Kavisha and Olivia have the experience and expertise to get you on track. The class will be divided into two portions. First with Kavisha teaching us how to optimize our instagram feeds and the second half will be learning how to take great shots with Olivia!

In the workshop you will learn how to:

  • How to take photos with your smartphone, since everyone has one

  • Learn tips on basic props/backgrounds and even lighting

  • Create an attractive and powerful Instagram news feed

  • Create compelling content that will engage followers and spark conversation

  • Brand your news feed and why it’s important to do so

Olivia Sari-Goerlach is a Photographer with a passion for capturing images, she specializes in portraiture, documentary and food photography along with food styling. Having a background in graphic design and photojournalism, it has influenced her photographic aesthetic and her creative direction. She has collaborated with various artists worldwide and loves to contribute her photography work to non-profits. OSG shares her work through social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook + Twitter which is very important for her business.

www.osg.photography/food
Instagram: olisarig
Facebook: OSGphotography
Twitter: olisarig

Kavisha is a wellness educator working in social media marketing, content creation and recipe development for health and wellness businesses. She has a background in Marketing, a Masters Degree in Wellness, and an unhealthy obsession with Matcha.

www.kavishajega.com
Instagram: @kavisha_jega
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kavishajega/

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The Introverted Entrepreneur: Learn how to build on your strengths and create a successful business
Jun
20
6:15pm 6:15pm

The Introverted Entrepreneur: Learn how to build on your strengths and create a successful business

Join EHF’s 10th Networking Event with our featured speaker Faris Khalifeh, who is going to talk about how you can amplify your strengths as an introvert and grow your health and fitness business in an extroverted industry.

  • Do you feel like your wellness business effectiveness is somehow hindered by your temperament?
  • Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognised?
  • Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious health and fitness competitors?
  • Are you overlooked for business opportunities because of your quiet nature?

A very high percentage of entrepreneurs are introverts, yet the business world often favour the extrovert, the outspoken, bold and assertive. This is especially true for those of us working in the health and fitness industry where high energy, outgoing personalities are in abundance. While many studies have shown that introverts make great entrepreneurs and leaders, it can feel difficult to lead in this often competitive industry of extroverts.

In his talk Faris will illustrate how you don't have to be loud to be a great leader, and you can be impactful by being soft-spoken, quiet and gentle.

This talk is for extroverts as well, as they can gain valuable insight into the introvert's world, allowing them to understand and work more effectively with their introverted clients and community.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Expose some introvert myths
  2. Maximize your potential as an introvert
  3. Strategies that help introverts get more influence in an extroverted world
  4. Understanding of both personality types which enables you to be a better entrepreneur
  5. How to close the communication gap between introverts and extroverts

About the speaker: Faris is a Quiet Leadership Coach, named among the Top Six Life Coaches in Vancouver by Crowd Wellness. Before becoming a coach, he was engaged in the corporate world serving clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. His experience spans industries including education, hospitality, FMCG and automobiles. Faris serves on the Board of Directors for the International Coach Federation (ICF) and teaches at various institutions including Rhodes Wellness College and Spring Activator. He is the founder of Vancouver Quiet Leadership Meetup, which is one of the fastest growing and the only leadership group dedicated to introvert personality types in British Columbia.

Website 
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Facebook Facebook Group

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Workshop - Transform your Website into a Marketing Hub
May
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Workshop - Transform your Website into a Marketing Hub

Transform your Website into a Marketing Hub

Is your website generating you leads? Does it serve a core purpose, or is it just sitting there? In this workshop we will guide you through ways to simplify your website’s UX design, set up customer touch points & reach your audience through your site.

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • UX (User Experience) Design Basics

  • Website Mapping & Planning

  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Best Practices

  • “Call-to-Action” Button Best Practices

  • Marketing Funnel Fundamentals

  • Customer Acquisition Channels & Touch Points

About Pivot & Pilot Creative

Pivot & Pilot Creative is a digital marketing agency in Gastown that specializes in branding, website design & video marketing. Founders Alejandro Quinteros, Rebecca Rochon and their team of designers, developers, videographers and marketing experts have worked with dozens of small, local businesses to give them the web presence they deserve.

www.pivotandpilot.com
@pivotandpilot (twitter, facebook and instagram)
https://www.facebook.com/pivotandpilot/
https://twitter.com/pivotandpilot
https://www.instagram.com/pivotandpilot/

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How to Build a Company That Profits With Purpose
May
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

How to Build a Company That Profits With Purpose

We go into wellness business because of our passion for people and for health, not for money. But without money we can’t run or grow our business. For this reason we’ve invited Annalea Krebs, the founder of Social Nature, for the 9th EHF Networking Event to talk about profits with purpose.

From bootstrapping her first business and then selling it, to scaling up her second business with venture capital, local entrepreneur, Annalea Krebs has seen it all. In this talk she opens up about the highs and lows of running a mission based company, and shares what keeps her inspired to profit with purpose.

Attendees will get some tangible tips for how to scale up a mission based business, lessons learned from running a mission based business, and how to stay motivated running a mission based business.

About Annalea Krebs

Known as the “Queen of Green,” Annalea Krebs is a natural product expert and impact entrepreneur that loves promoting good stuff, not junk. Bit by the entrepreneurial bug at age 25, Annalea started ethicalDeal, an online ethical marketplace, which she sold at 30. A serial entrepreneur, Annalea then started Social Nature, an influencer marketing company that inspires people across North America to #trynatural products. Social Nature is now one of the largest communities of natural product enthusiasts, with a social reach of 150 Million consumers and growing everyday.

Annalea was selected by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2016, as one of the top ‘25 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Under 40 Who Are Creating the Next Big Thing’, as well as by Conscious Company Magazine as one of ‘19 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017’. Annalea is often called on as a natural product expert and is a regular contributor to Canada’s #1 morning show, Breakfast Television, and Global News. You can also find Annalea’s thoughts on everything from fermentation to natural skincare on the pages of lifestyle websites like Byrdie.com, and her marketing expertise in publications like FoodNavigator.com and Grocery Business Magazine.

When Annalea is not in the office she can be found in a local yoga studio or hiking in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
Follow her journey @annaleakrebs @socialnature

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Health Crawl
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

Health Crawl

Come explore health conscious local brands at EHF’s first Health Crawl!

Multiple locations in Gastown, dozens of vendors, speakers, samples, photobooth, snacks, drinks and prizes.

*Tickets are sold at the door. Any location, cash only.

What’s a “Health Crawl”?

Remember when you were young and silly and did pub crawls? It’s similar to that, but at the Health Crawl, instead of drinking booze, we drink healthy juices and teas. Instead of listening to someone screaming into your ear, we listen to knowledgeable speakers talk about health. Instead of making random bar friends, we are creating business relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs. Instead of tasting all types of beers, we are tasting and getting to know all kinds of local wellness products.

The Health Crawl is a one-day event that connects exceptional local health products and wellness businesses with those who are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. We give vendors the opportunity to increase their exposure and build brand awareness, and we give the health-conscious crowd in Vancouver new products and services to fall in love with. The Health Crawl is just another way the EHF group is connecting and building a stronger local wellness community and making Vancouver a healthier place to live.  

So, how does it work?

Any time after 10am you can start your Health Crawl, we recommend starting at MVMTLAB. You get a shot of a healthy drink when you first enter, a name tag and a swag bag (swag bags are for the first 50 attendees).

You are free to roam around and get to know vendors and their products as well as other attendees. We will have multiple speakers, first one at MVMTLAB at 10.30am and the last one at 1.30pm (find schedule below).

From MVMTLAB, at your own pace, we suggest you go to L’Atelier coworking space and then to Lorna Jane showroom to experience what else local wellness businesses have to offer to you and to listen to more speakers.

At 3pm, Entrepreneurs in Health & Fitness and Health Crawl Vendors will be invited back to MVMTLAB for the exclusive afterparty (because what kind of health crawl would it be if there wasn't an afterparty?).

Who can come?

Anyone who is passionate about health.


Details?

Locations (look for a green balloon and a smiley face in Health Crawl t-shirt):

  • MVMTLAB (55 Water St unit 615)    

  • Lorna Jane Showroom (321 Water Street unit 500)    

  • L'Atelier Coworking (319 W. Hastings St. unit 400)

10am - Doors open at all three locations.
10.30-11.00am - Speaker 1: @MVMTLAB - Ruby Banipal "Cryo: A Cooler Way to Recover, Refresh and Rejuvenate" 
11.30-12.00pm - Speaker 2: @L'Atelier - Organika "Debunking Common Vitamins and Supplements Myths”
12.30-13.00pm - Speaker 3: @Lorna Jane - Laura-Jean Anderson "Stressed or Depressed? Three Simple things to get out of Overwhelm and Feel Like Yourself Again."
13.30-14.00pm - Speaker 4: @MVMTLAB - Sebastian Baird Roberts "Optimal Nutrition Simplified"
2pm - Last chance to start the crawl
3pm - End of the crawl, beginning of the afterparty for EHF community. 

Please note, there is limited space, so if you want to listen to a particular speaker, make sure you come early. 

Tickets are $10 online (at the door, cash only), + $10 for the afterparty for wellness entrepreneurs. Free for EHF Members

Tickets include:

  • Entrance to all three locations

  • Coffee in the morning

  • Free photos of you and your friends

  • Swag bag (to the first 50 attendees at MVMTLAB)

Afterparty tickets include snacks and drinks later in the afternoon.

*Online registration is closed. Tickets are sold at the door. Any location, cash only.
 

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Developing a Brand Story that Resonates - Workshop
Mar
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Developing a Brand Story that Resonates - Workshop

WORKSHOP outline:

  • What's involved in telling a good story

  • Shape of a good story: Narrative arc (and mapping out your own narrative)

  • 7 Types of Plots & Themes (ID what type of story your brand is + compelling examples from the industry)

  • Getting to Know Your Audience; and what’s important to them

  • Measuring the effectiveness of your story: How to know it resonates

  • Crafting your "About" Page, and your "Elevator Pitch"

  • Your Marketing Mix: Exploring where else you can tell your story

www.pineapplecollective.ca
@thinkpineapples
@emmarunsvan

EHF MEMBERS - FREE access, book HERE

Emma Andrews, BA, RHN, NPDP

Co-Founder & Director of Education, Pineapple Collective

Through her career Emma's worked with brands like Navitas Naturals, Reflex Supplements, Vega, Silverhills Bakery, and One Degree Organics to develop their education strategy and brand story. She's witnessed how telling effective brand stories can be a catalyst to accelerate growth, build lasting relationships with strategic partners, create community connections, and brand champions for life. Known for her infectious energy, Emma has led hundreds of events for health and wellness consumers, influencers and natural products retailers across North America. Emma lives & works in Gastown, and when she's not training for marathons, she's getting dirty in her rooftop garden, or adapting recipes in her kitchen playground.

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Building Your Wellness Brand on Authenticity
Mar
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Building Your Wellness Brand on Authenticity

How to build a brand that is authentic to you and your wellness business?

That is the question Zach Berman and Ryan Slater will be answering during EHF’s 8th Networking event!

Who has heard of The Juice Truck? Or better to ask, who hasn’t heard of The Juice Truck? Exactly, everyone has. That’s why Entrepreneurs in Health & Fitness Vancouver have invited Zach and Ryan, the founder of The Juice Truck, to share their knowledge and experience about building a brand.

The Juice Truck was founded in 2011, by Zach Berman and Ryan Slater after a year long back-packing adventure through Nepal and India.  Inspired by the mobile juice carts of India and the local superfoods nourishing the locals even at the highest of altitudes in the Himalayas, Zach and Ryan came home ready to launch Vancouver's first cold-pressed juice company!

You can find The Juice Truck at the corner of Water and Abbott Street in Gastown and the Store at 28 West 5th Avenue, as well as your kind find their juice at over 30 retail partners across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

During the evening we will have a chance to network with the group as well as get answers to the questions such as:

  • What are the best marketing practices for a wellness business?

  • How did The Juice Truck become such a well-known brand in Vancouver?

  • What questions you need to ask yourself when building a brand?

  • How to keep your brand authentic to you and your business?

Join like-minded Vancouver entrepreneurs for the evening of connections, knowledge and fun! We will have snacks, networking games and door prizes.

Doors open at 6pm
Event starts at 6.30pm

The location is MVMTLAB - 615-55 Water St, Buzz #615.

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Feedback Loop Session
Mar
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Feedback Loop Session

Wellness Show Coffee Meet up!

Stop by for a cup of coffee at 1 pm on Sunday at the Wellness Show. Let's meet at a cafe in the convention centre that you can't miss - Coal Harbour Cafe. Sunday afternoon is a good time to reflect and share about what we will learn during the Wellness Show. 
Everyone is welcome to come.
For any questions, call/text Nadya 6043697355. 

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Educational Workshop by Nicole Gallop
Feb
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Educational Workshop by Nicole Gallop

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Financial Fundamentals

Despite popular belief....MORE customers does not always mean more money in your pocket. 

Most small businesses avoid their financials like the plague - taking an ignorance is bliss approach. If you haven't learned through experience yet - this will surely blow up in your face eventually. 

In this session we will face the financial demons together as a group. More often then not they aren't as scary as we think they are when we take our head out of the sand. We will cover: 

  • Why profit follows when you consistently look at your finances?
  • What numbers you must be tracking and why?
  • Walk through easy systems on how to track regularly  
  • Financial planning for 2017
  • Talk about tax planning: How much money should you bet setting aside to have enough for the government

Bring that box of receipts you have been shying away from and any financials records or systems you currently use. There will be work space and each person will walk out with their financials more in place and clear next steps.

About Nicole https://businesscultivate.com/about-us/nicole-gallop/

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Key Financial & Legal Lessons For Your Wellness Business
Feb
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Key Financial & Legal Lessons For Your Wellness Business

EHF’s 7th Networking Event is coming up on February 9th!

EHF is very excited to have two amazing, knowledgeable and experienced speakers at our next event - Carey Dillen, the president of Yyoga, and Cory Sterling, the founder of Conscious Counsel.

Carey used to be a YYoga Chief Financial Officer and now she is the President of Yyoga - she manages the strategic development and growth of the largest corporately owned yoga company in Canada from regional to national. Carey is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for Sport BC and is on the Board of Directors for BC Athletics.

Carey is results oriented and she is passionate about growing people, profits and projects. Carey will educate us about the main financial lessons she has learnt from the years of working in the wellness industry.
 

Cory Sterling is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has built a legal practice around working with small business owners, specifically in the health and wellness industries. His firm, Conscious Counsel, approaches legal services in a unique and innovative way.

As a public speaker, Cory has presented at Wanderlust, Rain City Chronicles, the Institute for Holistic Nutrition and the Vancouver Business Network. He is also the founder of Yoga Law and will be presenting at the Victoria and Toronto Yoga Conferences on the topic.

Outside of law, Cory teaches indoor cycling at Equinox and Yyoga in Vancouver and has travelled to 73 countries. Every moment is his favourite.

We'll have a discussion about the major legal issues that entrepreneurs in health and wellness need to be aware of. The goal is to empower entrepreneurs with the information and tools to professionalize and grow their businesses. This is done in a fun and informal way. Some of the questions we'll answer are:

  • When should I incorporate?
  • What is liability and how does it affect my business?
  • Are my staff independent contractors or employees and why does it matter?
  • Why is it important to have agreements that reflect my brand?
  • What is a trademark and why do I need it?
  • How can I use licensing to generate passive income? 

EHF’s 7th Networking Event is a perfect opportunity for all of us to learn more about the tough, complicated but extremely important topics of finance and law from the experts in the industry.

Tickets: $30
Bring a friends: $50 for two

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Educational Workshop
Jan
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Educational Workshop

Managing the ups and downs of being a solo serviced-based entrepreneur is challenging. But there are many commonalities we all go through when we chose this career path. The biggest being our “why”, which always revolves around our desire to help other people improve their lives by sharing the amazing gifts we have. The next common connection is how do we build a business to sustainably deliver our services. 

That’s where things get challenging and what this workshop focuses around. James Boileau is going to talk about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and share ideas and tools on how you can sustainably grow your business. He is going to show you how to take better actions, build a simple forward progress strategy and reduce your overall stress. James will explain the path of least resistance as it relates to business and teach you how to make better, quicker, confident decisions that will propel your business forward.  

FREE for members (please send us an e-mail if you want to reserve a spot)*

$20 for non-members

*Seats are limites

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James Boileau is a business + life coach, author and designer. He has been an entrepreneur from the age of 15. Since then he's spent over 14 years working in high-level roles at marketing and advertising agencies and has been as a business and life coach for the last 9 years. The intersection of business + personal is where James works with individuals and organizations to navigate its tangled web to better align the personal or people part of business so you move forward on the path to creating the results you seek. 

James' biggest accomplishment has been writing a book called Own Your Sh*t. It is about restoring human responsibility. It is a rally point for a new generation settling into themselves. He created Own Your Sh*t because like every one else James constantly asked, “how do you make a difference in the world?” Own Your Sh*t is his answer, and a way to help others create theirs.

www.jamesboileau.com

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EHF #6 || THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A WELLNESS ENTREPRENEUR
Jan
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

EHF #6 || THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING A WELLNESS ENTREPRENEUR

Being self-employed is one of the most rewarding feelings - the freedom, the flexibility, the ability to do what you love. However, there is another side of entrepreneurship that we don’t talk about as often - the mental ups and downs.

During EHF’s 6th Monthly Networking Event we will focus on the roles that mental and emotional health play in your business.

EHF Vancouver is very excited to welcome an amazing speaker Ashley Wiles who is Global Tween Expert, Life Coach, 2xIron (wo)man, Ironman 70.3 World Championship competitor, and Mental Health Advocate!

Ashley is the founder of Sole Girls, an International movement for girls to build their confidence, connect with mentors and combine that with a love for physical activity. Sole Girls has empowered over 1000 girls in the past 4 years and Ashley was named top 5 motivators in Canada by Impact Magazine and recently the Most Inspiring Coach in North America by Brooks Running.

During the evening we will explore different ways to get through the tough times of entrepreneurship - the internal as well as external struggles, we will discuss various practices of staying motivated, focused and productive, and we will connect with like-minded entrepreneurs who are going through the similar experiences as us.

You can learn more about Ashley and connect with her further here:

www.ashleywiles.com  |  Running Saved my life... TedX | www.solegirls.org | facebook.com/solegirls

Doors open at 6.10pm and we start at 6.30pm.

We will have snacks and prizes :)

General: $30

General - Bring a friend: 2 for $50

 

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EHF's 1st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

EHF's 1st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

It's almost time for EHF's 1st Annual Christmas Party which will be held on Tuesday Dec 20th at MVMTLAB! Ugly Xmas sweaters are encouraged 😝!

This is meant to be a fun, casual, meet & greet/networking event. It's open to your significant other as well! Event will start at 6pm and it will be catered (appies) by the amazing Fitness Foods. Feel free to BYOW 🍷🍺🍾!!

We will also have a ⚡️special guest speaker ⚡️Tyrell Mara⚡️ who will be sharing his incredible journey with us: "The Road to the Tokyo Olympics 2020". You don't want to miss this. Tyrell will be speaking at 7pm, about resilience, passion and how to chase your dreams. To know more about this truly incredible guy check out his blog - TyrellMara.com.

Christmas Party is the last day we are collecting donations for the Vancouver Women's Health Collective. You can bring donations to the party, for details please see our Facebook post HERE.

Hope to see you all there!

Ps: The winner of the UGLIEST XMAS SWEATER contest will get $100 gift certificate of MVMTLAB money!

Hosted by MVMTLAB.com

Catered by fitnessfoods.ca

 

 

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Nov
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

EHF #5 || ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT WELLNESS TREND?

EHF Vancouver is hosting its 5th monthly networking event! Join us at a thought provoking evening where we discuss the topics of trends, leadership and risk taking.

Being an entrepreneur in wellness industry automatically puts you in one the largest trends right now - the trend of wellness. Within this trend there are countless other trends that keep popping up, anything from yoga and weightlifting to the Paleo diet and freshly squeezed juice. Someone has started each and every one of these trends and someone is reaping the benefits of taking a risk and leading that trend. So the question is, are you ready for the next trend in the wellness industry?

We have invited two trendsetters, Tanya Schneider and Dylan Jones, to speak about their own experiences of leading a new movement. Tanya is the owner of Pure Barre Kitsilano and Yaletown. She opened these two successful barre studios in less than a year and gained a ton of knowledge about entrepreneurship in the field of health and fitness.

Dylan has started a cricket protein company called Coast Protein. Being one of the first in Canada to utilize the more sustainable protein from crickets to make healthy food, he is definitely on top of this newest trend. 

During the evening we will discuss questions like:
- How do you pick the right wellness trend for you?
- How do you take a risk to be a leader in that trend?
- Are you ready to take the next step and create a new way of doing and thinking?
- How can you innovate your business or your field of work?
- How can you make a difference?

Taking a risk and leading a trend takes courage and creativity, but if it’s done right it will pay off at the end.

Join us on November 28th at RYU Apparel Store and get your tickets here
Doors open at 6pm and we start at 6.15pm.
We will have snacks and prizes:) 

 

You can find more about Tanya Schneider and Pure Barre Kitsilano and Yaletown here:
http://purebarre.com/bc-kitsilano/
http://purebarre.com/bc-yaletown/
https://www.instagram.com/purebarrevancouver/


You can find more about Dylan Jones and Coast Protein here:
https://www.coastprotein.com/
https://www.instagram.com/coastprotein/

 

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Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

EHF #4 || TAKING YOUR TRAINING BIZ ONLINE

We are very excited to welcome Dai Manuel to be a speaker at our next event 'How to Take Your Training Biz Online".

It's no secret: working an 8-hour day is the Holy Grail for trainers and service based health professionals, though very few ever achieve it. Instead, many of us in the health & wellness industries need 13 to 16 hours to bill for 8. Sound familiar? Do you wish there was a better way? Instead of trading dollars for hours, what if you could leverage online tools to supplement your coaching and wellness business? After attending Dai’s presentation, your mind will be filled with a variety of concepts and ideas on how to do just that!

Dai Manuel is a digital thought leader and lifestyle mentor empowering people to lead a ‘FUN’ctionally fit life through education, encouragement and community. Dai models his work on the basis of 5 pillars (4 actually, plus a roof): Fitness, Family, Finances, and Faith with an overarching roof of ‘FUN’ built on a rock-solid foundation of health.  Dai is also a dad, dating his wife, a founding partner and former COO of Fitness Town.

The net proceeds from the event goes to the Grind for Kids Initiative in support of the BC Children's Hospital Foundation 
For more: (http://tinyurl.com/grindforkidsBC)

Hosted by Nadya Pecherskaya. 
Venue provided by RYU Apparell

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Sep
19
6:15pm 6:15pm

EHF #3 || BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS FEAT. YOU

Join our group of Entrepreneurs in Health & Fitness Vancouver at the next event 'Building a Strong Community For Your Business - Featuring YOU'. 

The goal of this event is to allow each individual to express who they are and the work that they do, so that together we can build a stronger community. A community where we feel understood, heard and acknowledged. A community where we support each other, build each other up, learn from each others successes and failures, and allow each person to be themselves. 

In the past we had featured speakers, this time we are featuring YOU. We want to know who you really are, what your "story" is and what your business is about, so that we can build authentic connection with you and support you in the best way we can. 

During the event we will have a series of exercises and activities that will help us create deeper relationships, express ourselves and have fun. 

The event will be held at a beautiful space - RYU Fitness Apparel store in Kitsilano. We will have beverages and snacks, good music and a friendly atmosphere. 

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