What’s Happening – SDVWA Events


20 Minute Speaker

Suzie Brown

ZYIA Susie Activewear

Topic: Uplifting and Empowering Women – Make 2021 your Best Year yet!


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 fulfill 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 business.

Susie’s passion is believing women UPLIFT and empower other women.  One of Canada’s first representatives, Zyia Susie  Activewear, based here in South Surrey.  Susie’s mission is UPLIFTING women in a community to get active and move, to get fit and stay active.  Combined setting business goals that are authentic, genuine and to cherish the journey and meeting other business women along the way.

Susie Brown, Independent Rep
ZYIA Susie Activewear

5 Minute Speaker

Karen Pedersen

Crystal Clear Laughter & Hypnosis

Laugh your Way into each New Day 

Are you focused on making your day miserable or the best it can be? Are you lacking motivation? Feeling low?

Time to have some fun…let laughter work its magic on you! They say laughter is the best medicine so why not make yourself healthy. You can focus on the negative, the drama, the stressors or focus on happy thoughts and being in the moment. We network and connect more effectively when we are smiling, having fun, open and positive. Let’s laugh!

Karen is a Laughter Yoga Leader and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Karen is passionate about helping her clients renew and restore their health and happiness in life by using both laughter and hypnosis. Her joyful outlook, enthusiasm and high energy is inspiring. She has been facilitating laughter sessions for the last 10 years in corporate settings as well as just for fun!!

Karen Pedersen


20 Minute Speaker

Teri Holland

Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy®, NLP Coaching and High Performance Coach for driven entrepreneurs.

Topic: A Lesson In Resilience – 3 Steps to becoming more resilient

Today in business, resilience is a necessity for success.  I’ll share my own path to resilience and what your audience can do to develop their own resilience in business. 

Teri Holland is a Transformational Leader and expert in the field of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis.  Teri helps entrepreneurs and high performers to move from where they are to where they want to be in a short period of time.  She has studied High Performance and Life Enhancement for over a decade and has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur.  Teri is the creator and host of a top Self Improvement podcase on iTunes.  The Teri Holland Show, and the founder of The Teri Holland Co. Teri has traned with Master Trainer, Dr. Tad James and is a certified Tranier of NLP, Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching and a Master Traner of Time Line Therapy®

Teri thought of being an entrepreneur and starting a business would give her freedom and the lifestyle she craved in an industry she loved.  She was wrong.  After 10 years in the health and fitness industry, Teri found herself anything but fit and healthy.  She was burnt out, depressed, anxious and sick and she didn’t know what to do next.  Sometimes our darkest mombents bring us our greatest gifts and in Teri’s darkest moments, she found help, a new way of being and a new life purpose.  Learning NLP helped Teri to overcome depression, anxiety, find her confidence again and overcome 23 years of an auto-immune disorder, something she didn’t even think was possible.  Through this journey, she knew she had found a new life’s purpose and set out to become a Master Practitioner and then a Trainer.  Teri now leads certification trainings, private corporate trainings, and works with her private clients through Personal Breakthrough Sessions and High Performance Coaching. 



20 Minute Speaker

Rowena List

Professional Organizer, Speaker and Coach

Topic: more info coming soon!



5 Minute Speaker

Patti Flostrand

Books Accounted 4

Topic: Top best practices to get your books in order and set you and your business up to win


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