Build a Community of Super Fans for Lightning Fast Biz Growth!
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Build a Community of Super Fans for Lightning Fast Biz Growth!

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The fastest way to build a thriving health and fitness company is to build a community of champions and cheerleaders.

A community of super fans will:

  • Become a referral hotspot for a never-ending flow of new business

  • Give your loyal clients a place to feel connected to you and your brilliance

  • Drive your reputation and expert status through the roof

But, hold up!! Building a community is more than starting a Facebook group and posting GIF’s. It’s about stepping into your leadership in a big way and creating the kind of space that people want to be part of. It’s also about putting on your business owner hat and bringing a whole lot of strategy and systems to the process so that you build with intention and success.

Building thriving, fun, and profitable communities is Lindsay’s favourite…and after her workshop on October 30th it will be yours too! She’ll be sharing her magical community-building formula so that you can level up your leadership and business growth in all the best ways.

 Until then, go join her entrepreneurial community on Facebook, Rad Connectors!

About Our Speaker:

Lindsay Johnson is The Radical Connector. As a business development strategist for first-time entrepreneurs, Lindsay works with brilliant, creative, driven entrepreneurs who secretly have no idea what they are doing. She takes you from lost, overwhelmed and stuck into aligned and effective action…fast! Her signature programs will get you working way less and earning way more doing what you love!

For over 18 years she’s taught hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world how to create viable and profitable businesses from the ground up. As a public speaker and trainer, Lindsay has spoken in Canada, USA, and Mexico on topics such as attraction-based sales strategies, community building, strategic business development, and networking for rapid business growth. Lindsay’s also the founder of, Rad Connectors, an interactive online community supporting the entrepreneurial journey inside and out. Lindsay’s direct and personalized approach gets results and will teach you the foundational skills and bold mindset required to rock your business your way!

www.theradicalconnector.com

www.facebook.com/groups/radconnectors

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.

Doors open for 7:00pm for networking and the event starts at 7:15pm sharp.

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Building an Impactful, Heart-Centered Fitness Business
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Building an Impactful, Heart-Centered Fitness Business

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As a fitness professional, your role extends far beyond writing programs and counting reps. You become a coach, a confidante, a friend. And most of all, you help your clients see what’s possible for them. 

But In a world that seems to value the outer transformations more than the inner, creating a heart-centered fitness business can feel daunting at the least. 

This is why we’re gathering some inspiring local fitness professionals to share their stories about how they’ve built wildly impactful businesses while staying true to their values—to show you what’s possible for YOU.

So come join us for an evening of intentional networking, light refreshments, some shopping (!!), and a panel discussion that will leave you feeling inspired to turn up the volume on your own unique gifts and ready to make massive impact with your fitness business. 

All fitness professionals who aren’t yet part of Lorna Jane’s Active Elite Program will be able to register on the spot and receive a 50% discount on their first purchase—be sure to bring a copy of your certification, or be able to show a class schedule with your name on it!

Already a member of the Active Elite program? Don’t worry - your 30% discount will still apply. Even if you aren’t able to register for Active Elite, Lorna Jane is still offering you 25% off your purchases for the evening.  

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.

Doors open for 6:30pm for networking and the event starts at 7pm sharp.

*Please note this event is open to all members of the EHF community, regardless of the industry you work in.

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Strategies Your Wellness Brand Needs for 2020
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Strategies Your Wellness Brand Needs for 2020

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2020 is fast approaching and many of us are thinking about or carefully planning our mark on the world for next year.

So much has changed in the last year for marketers, both online and traditionally. But Lindsay O'Donnell, owner and founder of Piquant Marketing, is here to get everyone up to speed on what to expect and how to navigate your brand in this changing world.

Do not even open up your Word document to write a word of planning before joining us for this insightful and in-depth talk on how to write your next marketing plan, earn even more sales, reach larger audiences, and prepare for even more growth!

This discussion is specifically for wellness brands and products that offer online sales or bookings.

About Lindsay

Lindsay is the founder and owner of Piquant Marketing, a Vancouver-based agency that helps food and wellness brands get their products into the hands of people who are hungry for it!

After 15 years of working in all sorts of industries and jobs, including co-founding an environmental non-profit and working as a Marketing Team Leader at Whole Foods Market, Lindsay knew it was time to plant and grow something of her own.

Lindsay knows the struggles and triumphs of building your own company and how marketing can be overwhelming and exhausting, so she's here to help break it down into simple concepts with simple tools. Are you ready to tap into unlimited growth?

Doors open at 7:00pm for some networking and light refreshments, and the event starts at 7:30 sharp.

Please note the location for this event! We are excited to be launching our first event in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.

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Grow Your Wellness Business Organically with Email Marketing
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Grow Your Wellness Business Organically with Email Marketing

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Is email marketing dead?

In a world obsessed with social media, it may be easy to think the answer is “yes”. 

But while social media is great for building a brand and reaching your audience, clicks and likes don’t always mean revenue and business growth.

According to industry experts, the return on investment for email marketing is 4400%!!! 

But it’s not as simple as just sending an email and automatically growing your brand and business. It takes the right strategies implemented at the right time. 

The good news is that building a game-changing email list for your wellness business is much easier than you think.

So this month we’ve invited speaker, trainer, and coach Dustin Hogan to help simplify the process of growing your email list, with actionable strategies you can implement right away. By the end of our time together, you’ll see how email marketing is the perfect fit with your current marketing and business growth plans. 

You Will Learn:

  • Where to start if you don’t have a list or have a list under 1000.

  • How to add 100-300 qualified people to your email list in just 2 days.

  • Best of both worlds: How to combine social media and email marketing to double your business and brand growth.

  • 3 simple strategies for growing a massive list filled with your ideal customers.

  • A step-by-step system for building long-term relationships with your list that results in more sales and a community of raving fans.

  • How to get the technology side of things set up with ease. 

About Dustin:

Dustin Hogan is professional speaker, trainer and coach with a passion and obsession for personal growth and development. Through his inspirational seminars, coaching and online content Dustin empowers people to live extraordinary lives!

As a speaker and trainer, Dustin has presented to 27,000+ people throughout Western Canada on a number of personal and professional development topics. 

Dustin guarantees that his audiences will walk away from his presentations, no matter how long or short, with actionable tools that can be used immediately in life and business to achieve greater success and transform the world. Dustin strives to leave his audiences uplifted and filled with a sense of empowerment.

Dustin believes that in order to transform the world we must first transform ourselves!

Connect with Dustin

Website - https://www.dustinhogan.com/

Instagram - @iamdustinhogan 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iamdustinhogan

Doors open at 7:00pm for some networking and light refreshments, and the event starts at 7:30 sharp.

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.

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The 7 P's of Running a Profitable Wellness Business
Jun
26
7:00 AM07:00

The 7 P's of Running a Profitable Wellness Business

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Being good at what you do isn’t enough.

If you want to build an impactful, profitable wellness business, you need to master the art of sales and marketing, something many heart-centered business owners struggle with.

How do you have sales conversations without feeling sleazy? What are the best marketing channels for your business? And how do you actually utilize them?

Being able to effectively communicate the benefits your product or service provides and how that will help solve your ideal clients’ struggles is both an art and a science, and in this month’s event, we’ve invited Jordan Rogers of Lloyd-James Plant-Based Sales and Marketing to give you the run-down!

In this interactive morning workshop, you will learn:

  • How to stand out from others in your industry

  • How to tie your product or service in with your customers’ struggles

  • How to craft an engaging elevator pitch

After Jordan’s presentation, you’ll be able to split into groups and practice crafting your own elevator pitch.

About Jordan Rogers:

Jordan Rogers is a persistent, dynamic, passionate, creative and results driven sales and marketing professional with over 10 years experience in consumer-packaged goods. After graduating from BCIT’s Marketing Management program with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Jordan started his career with Danone as a Retail Development Specialist in Vancouver, calling on major grocery banners gaining valuable retail selling skills.

In 2013, Jordan founded Lloyd-James Plant-Based Sales and Marketing, where he and his coast-to-coast team represent, launch, market, sell and connect brands via distributors and retailers to consumers in the natural, conventional, club, gas & convenience, food service, and non-traditional channels.

Doors open at 7:00am for some networking, coffee, and light snacks. The event starts at 7:30 sharp.

Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50.

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Harness the Power of Digital Marketing to Grow Your Wellness Business
May
15
7:15 PM19:15

Harness the Power of Digital Marketing to Grow Your Wellness Business

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If you aren’t taking advantage of the digital marketing space, you’re leaving opportunities on the table and missing out on clients who truly need your help.

But how do you share your brand’s message with your online audience in a clear and concise way?

How do you overcome the fear of putting yourself out there?

And how do you turn your online efforts into paying clients?

This month we’re excited to have Tara Clark and her team from Social T share their expertise in a panel discussion about all things digital marketing.

Join us for an evening of networking, education, open discussion, and some light snacks and refreshments.

You will learn:

  • Creating and sharing your brand message on social media

  • Overcoming the fear of putting yourself out there

  • Attracting the right followers

  • How to turn social media posts into profit

  • Selecting the right social media channel for your brand or business

...and so much more!

Come with lots of questions and a willingness to learn.

About Social T:

Social T. is a team of creatives devoted to amplifying your online presence through social media. We build strong brand-centric communities through captivating posts, organic outreach and honest engagement. We connect our clients with their target markets and execute customized social media strategies with proven ROI.

Through digital storytelling, we portray your brand on the most effective social platforms for your industry. aligning your digital identity with your mission and business goals. We create social media management packages and training solutions so you can focus on your goals.

We take social media management off your plate so you can focus on running your business.

Are you making effective use of your time on social media? We put the “pro” in Professional Social Media Management. Learn more about our social media services here: https://www.socialt.biz/what-we-do/

Please note the difference in location for this month’s event.* This is our first event on the North Shore and we’re so excited to have the opportunity to hang out at Vitasave. Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags, because all attendees will receive 10% off their purchases at Vitasave the evening of the event. Smoothies will also be available for purchase prior to the panel discussion.

Doors open at 7:15 and the event starts at 7:45.

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Creating Consistent Quality Content For Your Wellness Business
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Creating Consistent Quality Content For Your Wellness Business

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You’ve heard you’ve got to be generating consistent, quality content to maintain a social media presence.

Instagram posts, live videos, blog posts, newsletters, maybe even a podcast…everywhere you go, experts are telling you that you need to do. it. all.

But what do you actually talk about? How do you get over the fear of putting yourself out there?

And most importantly...how do you find the time to do it all?

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll walk away with a system you can use within your health, fitness, or wellness business that will help you generate consistent, high-quality content to build your brand and your impact.

You Will Learn:

  • The 3 C’s of Content Creation

  • How to decide what platforms to focus on

  • How to generate endless ideas for engaging, informative content

  • Time management tips to streamline your content creation process

  • How to re-purpose content so you aren’t always coming up with something new

By the end of our time together, you’ll walk away with an entire month’s worth of content planned.

Please bring your laptop or a notebook, as this will be an interactive workshop. Along with receiving to-the-point information, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your own or in small groups to get your content plan created.

Doors open at 7:30 and the event starts at 8pm.

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Cannabis 101 for Health and Wellness Professionals
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Cannabis 101 for Health and Wellness Professionals

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Are you curious about how cannabis fits into your clients’ healthy, active lifestyles?

Cannabis is a hot topic these days, with many wellness experts touting the positive impact it can have on a person’s health.

As health, fitness, and wellness professionals, it’s crucial we understand how cannabis impacts the body so we can have effective, informative discussions with our clients in the event the topic comes up.

Many of our clients who consume cannabis also face the stigma surrounding it. The more we can educate ourselves about cannabis, its uses, and its benefits, the more comfortable we can help our cannabis-consuming clients become as they work towards their definition of health.

You Will Learn:

  • How cannabis impacts the body and works with our endocannabinoid system.

  • How cannabis can be consumed without getting you high.

  • The therapeutic properties of cannabis.

  • Cannabis for fitness: pre, post, and during.

There will also be time for a Q&A at the end of Bethany’s presentation.

About Bethany:

Bethany Rae is the founder of Flower & Freedom. She is a cannabis education advocate and international speaker. She inspires honest, experience-based conversations to guide awareness around healthy cannabis consumption. Follow Bethany Rae on Instagram here.

About Flower & Freedom:

Flower & Freedom is a community of health and fitness enthusiasts exploring cannabis for wellness. Each Flower & Freedom ambassador explains how cannabis fits into their active lifestyle, creating relevant and contemporary education. Learn more at www.flowerandfreedom.com

Doors open at 7:30pm and the event starts at 8:00pm.

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Building an Impactful Brand for Your Wellness Business
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Building an Impactful Brand for Your Wellness Business

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What do businesses like Soul Cycle, lululemon and Saje have in common?

They all have impactful, recognizable brands that stir up thoughts, memories, and emotions every time you think of them. But you don’t have to have multi-million dollar global business in order to build an impactful brand.

Branding can seem overwhelming at times, which is why we have invited Ella Jotie, the founder of Barre Fitness, to teach us how she created a well-established from the ground up.

You Will Learn:

  • Branding basics, such as creating a consistent brand image and building a recognizable brand

  • Creating brand value and helping people emotionally connect to your brand

  • Growing your brand with your business and overcoming the first hurdle towards growth

  • Trusting others to hold your vision for your brand

Ella will also give us the backstory on how she started Barre Fitness and grew it into a successful franchise.

About Ella:

With over 20 years of professional experience in the entertainment, health and fitness industry, Ella has combined her expertise as principal dancer, choreographer and fitness instructor to spearhead the development of Barre Fitness.

Ella spent many years performing for audiences worldwide and has had the opportunity of working with many of the entertainment industries best including: ABC, Disney, MTV, Nickelodeon, NBC, the NBA and alongside choreographers of such artists as Madonna and Janet Jackson.

A long-time fitness enthusiast, Ella carries certifications in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Pilates, as well as Fitness Through Cycling. She is also a certified Pre & Postnatal Fitness Specialist.

Ella takes pride in developing programs specific to her client’s needs, and is continually promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle, while still having FUN!

A native of Vancouver, BC, Ella combined her passion, creativity and love for both dance and fitness to lead a specialized group of individuals through an extensive training regimen of barre- based exercises, the result of which is the Barre Fitness technique.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the event starts at 6:30pm.

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The Authentic Influencer
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Authentic Influencer

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Would you like to earn additional income promoting brands and businesses you love while staying true to your values and keeping it real with your audience?

You've probably seen influencers all over your Instagram feed getting paid to travel the world and promote the latest products, supplements, and services. You may have wondered how they do it—how do they grow their followings to such a large number? How do they approach the brands they want to work with? And how do they promote others' businesses without annoying their audience?

If so, you'll want to hear Alicia Haque of Go Live Explore share how she earns a living working as a full-time blogger and social media influencer. 

You will learn:

  • How to grow an authentic and engaging social media following

  • How to approach brands you'd like to collaborate with

  • How to stay true to your values while promoting others' businesses

  • How to work with influencers to promote your own business

About Alicia: 

Alicia is a lifestyle & travel content creator and founder of Go Live Explore, a destination for stylish adventure. She is a British expat and moved to Vancouver 3 years ago where she has established her brand and online community. She shares everything from travel guides to style tips, to fitness motivation and lifestyle content on her blog, youtube and social media channels, with an aim to inspire, empower and educate her audience around the world. 

Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 6:30pm.

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The Spiritual Entrepreneur
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Spiritual Entrepreneur

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Do you feel like you are listening to all the experts and not getting the results you are looking for?

As wellness entrepreneurs, we are very much aware that our emotional, mental and spiritual states reflect our business. But with the overwhelming amount of information out there we sometimes forget that our inner intelligence can be our best guidance system.

For that reason, we’ve invited Chloe Elgar of Chloe’s Countertop to share how working with your intuition can transform your business and increase the joy and abundance it brings you.

You will learn:

  • How slowing down can speed up results in your business

  • How to connect to your intuition to bring more clarity into your business

  • How shifting your mindset can bring more abundance into your life

  • How to shut down the fear momentum

You will also have two mini-workshops, as well as Chloe will channel messages for the group and might offer some individual messages from spirit if they show up.

Chloe Elgar is an Intuitive Healer, Psychic, Holistic Nutritionist, Author & Speaker and the founder of Chloe‘s Countertop, a platform to support women and men around the world who are ready to step into their light and connect to their higher selves.

Chloe’s mission is to change our collective relationship to pain/discomfort by creating space for vulnerability, connection and truth, so that you can step into the work and energy that you are here to be in.

`Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 6.30pm.

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Holistic Money Management

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Do you feel intimidated and overwhelmed by the topic of money?

Don’t worry, most of us do. For that reason, we have invited Joti Deol, CPA, CA and Kritika, CPA, CA, and the co-founders of Abstract Financial Consulting, to educate and empower you to take control of your finances.

Money can be a touchy subject especially for wellness professionals and entrepreneurs who are so passionate about what they do and have a genuine desire to help their clients. However, it is vital to have an understanding and clarity of money if we want to stay in business and actually make an impact.

The main goal of this event is to simplify finances and provide actionable steps about the following topics:

  • How to file and save taxes

  • How to efficiently and effectively do bookkeeping

  • What is the right money mindset

  • Is incorporating the right step for you

  • What you need to know about bank accounts, credit scores and budgeting

Join our educational and empowering workshop to take back control of your businesses finances and gain confidence and clarity on your financial goals.

 

About our speakers:

Joti Deol, CPA, CA & Kritika Sohi, CPA, CA

After working in the accounting industry for a combined 17 years, Joti and Kritika discovered that their passion lied within the dreams of business owners and in helping them achieve their goals. That’s why Joti and Kritika decided to partner up and start Abstract Financial Consulting, which the main goal is to help educate business owners on their finances so they can reach their goals.

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Path to Purchase: Using Content to Map your Customer Journey
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Path to Purchase: Using Content to Map your Customer Journey

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Do you ever feel like despite your marketing efforts you are not reaching your potential clients? Or that it’s hard to connect with your target audience and get them to actually purchase your products or services?

If so, join our next Workshop by Pineapple Collective, a boutique multi-national consulting agency who helps natural health and wellness tell their story, who will teach us to map our customer journey to help us develop a marketing plan that actually works.

What attendees will learn:

  • Choosing the best distribution channels for your content

  • How to build community through content

  • Path to Purchase & Ascension Planning templates

  • What is Corner Stone Content

  • How to define your unique voice & tone

The workshop will be led by Pineapple Collective founders Emma Andrews and Lynsey Walker who share over 10 years of experience working with emerging and established brands and retailers in the natural products industry.

Lynsey and Emma bring a unique skillset and level of passion to their work, both holding designations in nutrition and food science. This December they'll publish their third annual Health and Wellness Trend Guide, and their insights have been sought out by media and associations like Natural Product Retailer Magazine, and New Hope Media.

Emma Andrews is Pineapple Collective's Director of Education, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and certified in New Product Development (NPDP). She's based in Vancouver, and works with clients on the creation of engaging and interactive learning experiences.

Lynsey Walker is the Director of Content Marketing, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and holds her MSc in Human Nutrition. She's based in Toronto, and helps Pineapple Collective clients develop brand stories and content that resonates.

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Networking & Feedback Night (Nov)
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Networking & Feedback Night (Nov)

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We are repeating our September event since it was such a success!

There is a lot to be said about the benefits of smaller group events, from deeper connections to valuable business feedback. So make sure to join us for the next Networking & Feedback Night. There are only 12 spots available, so make sure to reserve your spot asap.

Outline of the evening:

  • Introductions

  • Each person has 5 mins to share their business and get group feedback on the challenges/opportunities they are facing

  • Practical exercises to help attendees further connect and help each other grow their wellness businesses

Networking & Feedback Nights are a perfect opportunity to form strong relationships, to learn more about your and other businesses and to further progress in your growth.

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Increase Your Profits Not Your Hours: The Entrepreneur's Dilemma
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Increase Your Profits Not Your Hours: The Entrepreneur's Dilemma

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It's no secret... all of us are confused by the fast-evolving world of social media and web-savvy consumers. The days of working an 8-hour work day is the holy grail for many professionals, though very few ever achieve it. Instead, many of us find we need 13 to 16 hours a day to just ‘catch up’. Sound familiar? Do you wish there was a better way? Instead of simply trading dollars for hours, what if you could leverage online tools and an already captive audience to supplement your existing business? By attending this presentation you'll learn a variety of ideas and strategies to do just that.

About Dai Manuel

Helping to build an 8-figure fitness retail business along with 10-years of growing a global online personal brand, Dai Manuel offers a unique perspective on business today. A 20+ year career which can be marked as a published author, digital strategist, keynote speaker, lifestyle/performance coach, and award-winning blogger… but Dai’s favorite title to date is Dad of 2, and husband of 1, who is forever dating his wife.

What should you expect from the seminar?

Personal trainers, fitness instructors along with studio and club owners absolutely love what they do. However, seemingly endless hours of working in the business prevents them from looking at the business from the outside-in. We expect things to just ‘flow’ and our customers to ‘just get it’, from which business happens. But when things just don’t seem to happen the way they used to or how we expected it to go, we presume throwing dollars at marketing will help. Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee the result they’re after. Trust, authority, value add, and community are 4 key components necessary to help health-based brands gain the momentum necessary to go from doing ok to doing fantastic!

*All the net proceeds will go to Grind for Kids charity

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Grow Your Wellness Business Using Workshops, Seminars and Speaking Engagements
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grow Your Wellness Business Using Workshops, Seminars and Speaking Engagements

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Think about this for a second…imagine spending 25+ hours making a 30-minute sales presentation of your amazing products and services to 50 potential new clients or…spending 30 minutes presenting to 50 inspired prospects at the same time.

This is the beauty of one-on-many vs. one-on-one. You are able to make a bigger impact in a shorter time, while building more credibility and growing your business significantly!

Providing real world examples of what has worked and hasn’t worked along his path as a speaker, coach and facilitator, Dustin will deliver a fun and engaging presentation filled with insights and tools you can use immediately to grow your wellness business using workshops, seminars and speaking engagements.

Hint, hint…even if you don’t ever want to “get on stage,” you can use the same techniques and strategies for webinars and online presentations!


Speaker – Dustin Hogan

Dustin Hogan is a highly sought out speaker, trainer and coach who is the Founder of The Rock Star Academy - A transformational system of experiential events, coaching and accountability designed for seekers, dreamers and entrepreneurs who want to create transformation in all areas of life!

Years spent DJing for crowds of 2000+, to building several successful passion-based businesses, to being highly influential with TEDx, Dustin’s unique background ensures he leaves audiences inspired and ready to take action!

Over the last 2 years Dustin has made the speaking business his life! From running his own successful workshops and seminars, to speaking on other people’s stages, to coaching multiple speakers for TEDxStanleyPark, Dustin understands the ins and outs of using speaking to explode your business and your credibility!

Connect with Dustin

Website - https://www.therockstaracademy.com/

Instagram - @TRSAsuccess https://www.instagram.com/trsasuccess

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/trsasuccess

 

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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:15 PM18:15

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 
LinkedIn Twitter Instagram 
Facebook Facebook Group

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Workshop - Transform your Website into a Marketing Hub
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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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