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Business Panel


Niki Rapanos

NKR Downsizing Solutions

Niki has over 30 years experience as Facility Manager for Hi-Tech Companies and as a Sales Professional for Business Technology.  She has had the privilege of working with, and learning from, some of the very best companies and CEOs in Metro Vancouver.

She has taken that business experience and skills in organizing, developing processes and team building to working with seniors, families and individuals to downsize their homes and move forward with their lives.


Lisa Dorazio

Canameri Consulting

Lisa, the owner of CanAmeri Consulting, Inc., uses Constant Contact, SendOutCards and LegalShield, to shares her experience in communications, human resources, management, coaching, training, marketing, business and printing/publishing to help others grow their businesses.  Recognized as a high energy team player her assets include organizational and effective communication skills, program management, facilitating/training, coaching, speaking, writing and volunteering.  A bestselling author of Conversations that Make a Difference: Stories Supporting a Bigger Vision she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and all things creative.

Always a Difference Maker

Susie Brown

Zyia Active

Once upon a time an adventurous risk taker set some personal goals that led to the foundation of her business career.

After graduating from Social Work at University, Susie aimed high to fulfil her goal to live in backcountry of British Columbia, building her dream home from the timber on her property, while advocating for and serving others.

During the first 5+ years living off the grid, without electricity or running water, helped to create the foundations for her entrepreneurial drive to succeed and to support others reaching their own success.

Susie’s career includes; advocacy with indigenous women, counselling in the HIV/AIDs movement, supporting foreign trained professional immigrants & refugees, and coaching employment & career counsellors, then shifting to the direct sales industry to help women grow their own businesses.

Susie’s passion is believing women empower other women. One of Canada’s first representatives of Zyia Activewear based here in Vancouver, Susie has a new mission is uplifting women in a community to get fit and stay active, combined setting business goals that are authentic, genuine and to cherish the journey along the way.


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