Looking for a family or parenting speaker? Lawyer-turned-journalist, award-winning author, business entrepreneur, and nutritionist/lifestyle expert – each of these women are more than simply mom-bloggers, though they all have a dynamic online presence! Consider bringing one of them to your next family or community event. You’ll hear rave reviews for months!
Heather Greenwood Davis is a lawyer turned multiple award-winning journalist, travel columnist, freelance feature writer and blogger. Heather practiced law for several years before returning to her primary passions: writing and travel. Today, her columns and feature articles appear in newspapers, magazines and online publications around the world including The Toronto Star, Lexpert Magazine, Canadian Family Magazine, Urbanmoms.ca, Disney.ca, Budget Travel, Hemispheres, Parents Canada and more.
Her unique mix of experiences and career paths coupled with her life as a married mother of two has made her an oft-sought motivational speaker for youth and professional organizations alike, and her life became the subject of much media attention when she and her husband dropped everything, pulled their two sons under the age of 10 out of school and traveled the world for a year. The family visited 29 countries on six continents from June 2011 – June 2012, sharing the inspiring journey via social media and traditional media channels and inspiring people around the world.
Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of six books, including I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business, which Warner Brothers Television has purchased the rights for! She is a columnist with Post City Magazines and contributes to the Metro News, Autofocus.ca, the Huffington Post, Zoomer Magazine, ParentsCanada, Canadian Living, the Travel Channel and GoodLife. She is the writer and host of the FamilyFocus series, and is a regular guest expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris, a regular contributor to the CTV Canada AM Parenting Panel, as well as appearing regularly on Breakfast Television, CanadaAM and CBC radio.
Kathy is a two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She was announced as one of Canada’s Favourite Moms by Canadian Living Magazine, and recognized by the Huffington Post as a top parenting Tweeter to follow. She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods. She is the Chief Family Advisor for Presidents Choice Financial and PCPlus, and has also acted as corporate/media spokesperson/social media consultant for many other companies such as Procter & Gamble, Maple Leaf Foods, Research In Motion, Pfizer and LeapFrog Toys.
Maureen Dennis spent seven years with Famous Players, where she started and managed special audience programming like Famous Babies, Popcorn Parties and Large ‘N’ Live WWE and concert/sports satellite broadcast events before founding Wee Welcome, a business devoted to giving new parents the tools to “have a baby and a life.” Since then, she has become an important mom influencer through social and broadcast media. She appears frequently on shows such as CBC’s National News, CTV News Channel, Canada A.M., CHCH Morning, CityLine, Global National News, Breakfast Television, A Channel Ottawa, and Rogers Daytime. Maureen is also the exclusive Parenting Expert for CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show and has acted as a corporate spokesperson for a number of high profile brands.
Maureen is the mum of four great kids. Add two dogs and a traveling husband, yet Maureen still finds the time to guide her community of 40 000+ through the wild and often overwhelming world of parenting. An active entrepreneur and leader, Maureen is sure to win the hearts of clients and customers.
Theresa Albert is a the food, health, weight loss and cooking expert on the CBC daily lifestyle show Steven and Chris, which airs internationally, and a contributor for CTV Newschannel and CBC’s The National, making sense of health news. Named one of Canada’s Top 25 Tweeters by Today’s Parent Magazine and one of Savvymom.ca’s 35 Favorite Bloggers, she communicates about food and health where the action is. Boundless energy and the ability to distill complex concepts into simple, savvy ways to make small changes in lifestyle choices are her key strengths. She factors in concern for the planet, the pocket, the clock and the moment and stands just 5 feet tall but steadfastly points the way.
As a registered nutritionist, Theresa Albert, DHN, RNCP, has a passion for simple, honest solutions to today’s lifestyle choices. She has provided content and comment for every major Canadian broadcaster, newspaper and magazine. You will find her exclusive food column at Sympatico.ca, a well-read portal that is viewed daily coast to coast as well as at her Huffington Post blog. Millions learned just how smart and funny she is through her Food Network Canada Show called Just One Bite! She has authored two books published in both Canada and in the US: Cook Once a Week, Eat Well Every Day and Ace Your Health: 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck.
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