Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races (1/2 IRONMANs), has several top 5 finishes at the IRONMAN World Championships, represented Canada on multiple National Teams and at the Pan American Games and was ranked top 5 in the world for a decade.
Jamie is a mom of one, and a stepmom of three who speaks candidly about raising kids in a blended family. As a Life Coach with a Specialization in Stepfamily Dynamics, and the creator of the highly acclaimed resource for stepmoms, The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project, Jamie provides support to stepmoms trying to navigate their way through blended family life.
Born in Toronto to Jamaican-Canadian parents, Tracy Moore was raised in quintessential suburbia, where she had the sort of childhood you would expect of a suburban girl in Richmond Hill. Early aspirations of performance had her twirling baton at the young age of four before tackling cheerleading in high school and being crowned Richmond Hill’s Carnival Queen in the ninth grade.
Tracey Ruiz specializes in helping babies, toddlers and children sleep. Working in the trenches with thousands of families over the last nine years, Tracey has seen it all. Co-sleepers, 15-minute nappers, babies who can sleep standing up, parents who don’t like to hear their baby cry… You name it. She’s seen it and helped parents solve it.
Taylor Kaye is a national TV and Radio Personality and lifestyle expert. She was on the Steven and Chris show which aired on CBC and around the world on other networks for 9 years.
Taylor also appeared as the weekend entertainment reporter on City TV while working at KiSS 92.5. Currently, you can hear her live in Toronto on 104.5 CHUM FM and online on Youtube.
Suzy Welch is an author, commentator, and business journalist. The weekly column, The Welch Way, she writes with her husband, Jack Welch, appears in Business Week magazine and is published by The New York Times syndicate in more than 45 major newspapers around the world, reaching more than 8 million readers. The Welches are also the co-authors of Winning, a #1 Wall Street Journal and international bestseller, and its companion volume, Winning: The Answers.
Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that “my mother’s magazine” was now their magazine too. In the face of relentless competition from American niche magazines, she met every bottom-line benchmark as she made Chatelaine the meeting place where women could inspire one another, whether they were just starting out in their careers or embarking on mid-life reinventions.
A nanny and governess for over 30 years, Robina Uddin is in demand for her no-nonsense approach to raising children. Originally from the U.K., Nanny Robina has positively impacted the lives of families in the Middle East, the U.S., and Europe, prior to making Canada her new home in 1999. Her genuine love of children and international travel has shaped her solution-based expertise, helping parents to raise happy, healthy, and secure children. Teaching and training children is her passion.
Meg Soper is a keynote motivational humourist speaker who combines the skills of a premiere stand-up comic with the hands on experience in health care to provide motivational, inspirational entertainment for her audiences. Her experience as a stand up comic, operating room nurse and mother of two teenagers enable her to deliver a unique package of humorous anecdotes, and stress busting strategies for everyday living