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“everyone starts in the basement” -julie cole

Giving is a part of who we are and our culture.

Julie Cole made me laugh and nod my head up and down, saying, ‘YES’ more than once the first time I heard her speak at a Mompreneur Conference in Toronto!

When you listen to Julie, you think, this is someone I could be friends with….she’d be……


leave a legacy of leadership – sandy hatzis

inspired me to want to ‘be more’ and to ‘do more’ to make a difference in community

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life messages™ would literally not be where it is at without sandy hatzis!

sandy formed a group called MAFE (Milton and Area Female Entrepreneurs) that has evolved into a community in and of itself like no other i’ve……


build a community of leaders – jackie clark

she is living her dreams side by side with her family

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i wish i had been able to go to jackie clark’s gym, firepower kids when i was a child!

so many children and a families have benefited from their positive, community and leadership-building experiences at firepower.

i first met jackie for a life messages™photo……


love the earth & impact future generations – sean james

sean is captivated by all that is natural

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if you were to go to sean’s house, you might have the song ‘welcome to the jungle’ playing in your head or some mellow zenned-out meditation music with songbirds tweeting in the background 🙂 …take your pick, but his is a unique plot of land……


do your share – steve moffatt

steve moffatt is a man you can believe in.

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steve moffatt is a man you can believe in.

you can see it in his eyes. you can feel it in his handshake.

it’s easy to have confidence that steve moffatt means what he says and says what he means.

his reputation precedes him and what you……


nurture hope through nature – kim keckes

teachable moments happen organically when you are with kim keckes on her farm.

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years can go by and amidst the inevitable growth, some truths and ways of being remain the same.

teachable moments happen organically when you are with kim keckes on her farm.

we know first hand as the boys and myself volunteered at……


follow your dreams – tyler fergus

he constantly looks to find ways to give back to the same community that has helped him and his family.

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question: what qualities make an effective leader?

answer: someone who is honest, confident, communicative, committed, intuitive, inspirational, creative- combined with a large dose of a positive attitude!

magician, photographer, fundraiser organizer……


just dance – taylor de geer mackenzie

there’s nothing quite like photographing a person immersed in their element.

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there’s nothing quite like photographing a person immersed in their element.

taylor’s element is dance.

ever so graceful, fluid and beautiful…it was rather hard to concentrate during our photo session for, laurie goodman photography’s life messages™ book of enterprising hearts, but it was easy to……


it was the belief of a child – jennifer & derek woodgate

i don’t remember ever hearing about a family business that was as socially conscious as this one.

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i remember the moment i learned about cuddle + kind’s indiegogo campaign.

i don’t remember ever hearing about a family business that was as socially conscious as this one.

i……


be vulnerable – jennifer powell

she’s not afraid to put it all out there which has made others feel comfortable to do the same.

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jennifer powell’s smile lights up the world!

well, not just her smile…her glowing attitude! jenn is yet another messenger in laurie goodman photography’s life messages™ book of enterprising hearts whom you just want to be……