Boss Up! A day where YOU call the shots. With the rise of the Health and Wellness industry, we now have multiple options for self care. Be the BOSS of your mind, body and soul at this one-day women’s event where we explore topics that affect you: Nutrition, Fitness, Women’s Health, Mindfulness, and the ever-elusive Work/Life Balance!
Join us for a day filled with informative talks, movement classes by local health and fitness studios, healthy nutritious food, a woman’s panel of BOSS ladies, pop up shops from our favourite local vendors plus swag-bags filled with goodies to help you on your crusade on becoming your best self. From the meditation corner to our signature happy-hour G+F cocktails, get ready to focus on the most important person in your life… YOU!
Laurel Packing House, Kelowna BC
A passion for mindfulness and an active lifestyle led one of our Boss Up! instructors, Jaymie Hackman, to teaching Barre fitness, which she teaches at the Barre Lab (Barre with a View) on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon BC. Jaymie holds Certifications from the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association, is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist focused on Sport & Fitness, AND she holds a diploma in Business Management. On top of all this, Jaymie is actively involved as a Safer Beauty Advocate with Beautycounter where she loves educating others on safer beauty.
Alexa Monahan is an executive team member and co-founder of Nature’s Fare Markets. Alexa has spent her professional career in the natural health industry and is passionate about everything local, sustainable, and organic. She believes that the purpose of business is to foster healthy communities and to be a force for positive change. She uses these principles to create programs at Nature’s Fare that benefit the business, the environment, and the community.
Alexa is a long-time Vernon resident who loves anything that expands her mind. She is an RYT-200 hour yoga teacher and is obsessed with all things yoga!
Tina Walczak is the Chief Design Officer at Hiilite Marketing Agency, and The Vice President of Kelowna Women in Business. Tina beautifully combines her passion for design with keen business focus. Creating innovative and detailed work that pushes boundaries, Tina is committed to producing strong brands for clients that accurately captures their overall business strategy. Her credentials speak for themselves, but Tina craves challenge and never lets herself get too comfortable.
We are two busy, working moms, each with 2 small children. Chelsea is a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac ICU, and Mel has a background in Personal Training and entrepreneurship, with HIITit.ca being her third start-up business! We have always been committed to being healthy and fit, but in more recent years have found it such a challenge to be active and working out on a daily basis. We both turned to HIIT exercise because it was quick, required no equipment and could be done from anywhere (High Intensity Interval Training). After enrolling with Canadian Fitness Education Services, registering with the BCRPA, completing the Canadian Weight Training Certification and CFES Personal Training Certification our business was born! HiitIt.ca provides 12 minute HIIT workouts to women like us all around the world via online workouts that are emailed out daily.
Kiley Routley, Founder and CEO of Back To Earth (a modern-day apothecary of soothing, healing products) is a kick-ass BOSS BABE who will be joining us as a guest on our panel of female entrepreneurs at Boss Up! October 25th!
In addition to running a successful company for over 13 years, Kiley has completed Certified Herbalist and Aromatherapy courses and has ultimately produced the purest, most natural, organic products around, for your personal care and wellness. Kiley’s business has grown expediently over the last few years and Back to Earth continues to scale up under her leadership.
Back to Earth has over 200 wholesale accounts in BC and Alberta (and looking to open more across Canada and the US in 2020) PLUS they will be featured on the DRAGONS DEN on CBC this fall. Check them out at GetBackToEarth.com and at come meet Kiley at Boss Up! Kelowna.
With the title of Professionally Certified Sex, Love & Relationship Coach, Kate Tooke might just be your most entertaining dinner party guest ever. Kate is committed to talking openly about ALL THE THINGS we have been conditioned not to talk about. In addition to a long list of credentials and high-profile clients, Kate has her RYT200, and she instructs yoga here in our beautiful Okanagan Valley. “Through a nurturing relationship with our bodies, we can uncover a deeper wisdom and connection within each of us.” More information at KateTooke.com.
Journey Henkart has been working in the field of communication for 20 years and is currently partnered with a multi-billion dollar health and wellness company, coaching people to reach their goals and live into their full potential. For the last two years, she has served as an Ambassador for a group of over 60,000 young entrepreneurs.
Journey has a BA in Sociology from UCSB, and is the co-founder of Girls Changing the World, an online community for girls, designed to empower them to own their feelings, strengthen their self-confidence and lift each other up. She co-authored the book “Cool Communication” endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, and Oprah Winfrey, with a forward by John Gray (author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus”).
Journey has appeared on numerous radio and tv shows internationally, including Oprah! Learn more about her on her website, Journey Henkart.
Originally from the prairies, Nicole moved to the Okanagan for yoga teacher training and this completely changed her outlook on what wellness meant to her and ultimately her life path. Seeing the changes in her own health from a more holistic way of living, she went on to train at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition- Graduating as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist in 2017! Nicole founded Glow Babe Wellness because she truly believes every woman is a total babe and should feel amazing about herself- inside and out!
By diving into the world of holistic nutrition she’s learned how to combine the best of science and the wisdom of traditional methods. She teaches clients to honor their bodies without feeling deprived-instead empowered, vibrant, and energetic, and well!
Nicole takes a body-loving and nourishing approach to wellness and believes in working WITH your body- instead of against it. Inspired to share a holistic view of nutrition and wellness, her true passion is helping people become the most glowing versions of themselves!
Laura Martini has completed over 1300 hours of training and has been teaching her own unique style of yoga for 11 years. Her infamous “Martini Yoga” classes are an enthusiastic and integral fusion of styles and postures that are specifically designed for our modern culture. Laura’s relatability is undeniable, she has created a love for yoga within people of all different ages and levels of fitness. Excited to try out her class at Boss Up! yet?!
Missy MacKintosh is setting out to change the way you think about natural beauty. Internationally acclaimed, you might have seen her work featured in Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, or Daily Mail, and countless campaigns, publications, weddings, and a complete Makeup Artist training course. Over the past couple of years, Missy fell head over heels in love with the integrity and values behind natural, clean cosmetics. However, some natural cosmetics did not hold up to her professional standards. Missy decided to take matters into her own hands and created MisMacK Clean Cosmetics. Her line pushes the technology and performance of natural cosmetics to new heights, with both consumer and pro artists in mind. With MisMack, Missy has set to ignite the creativity of makeup artists and inspire makeup lovers around the world.