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Centre Stage with April Stroink

centre stage coterie Oct 27, 2022

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing April Stroink, Money Coach who is a graduate of shiftED Academy’s Essential Presentation Skills Certificate program and an Alumni member of shiftED’s Coterie (a membership group). 

April is a self-proclaimed introvert, yet her presentations are insightful, lively, and captivating. I asked April about presenting to business owners and how being a member of shiftED’s Coterie has made an impact on her coaching business. 

Tisha: April, thank you for being with me today. You and I have worked together for years now, I've taken courses with you, you've taken mine, and we've worked one-on-one together. April, tell me a little bit about the presentations you're currently focused on and how they tie in with your work.

April: On average, I do about 5-6 hours of presenting per week and that's a combination of courses that I teach, workshops, and presentations inside influencers' programs. And,...

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Centre Stage with Melanie Little

centre stage coterie Oct 19, 2021

Melanie Little, Co-Founder of vLife - a social enterprise platform connecting support local customers with more small indie businesses - is a graduate of shiftED Academy and a member of shiftED’s Coterie, an exclusive membership group for alumni.

A home-educating, mompreneur of two from Halifax, Canada, Melanie is passionate about leveraging technology to connect people with solutions that help make the world a better place.

I had the pleasure of interviewing her recently and we talked about her work and her presentations.

 

Tisha: Melanie, lovely for you to make the time in your schedule to chat with me. Tell me about vLife. 

Melanie: That's my favourite question! vLife is our baby. As the CEO, I’m often explaining what we do. Over the years I’ve refined it to, quite simply, “We help people find more small local businesses online.” However, if I’m speaking with a small business owner, I will shift the focus, “As a small...

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Centre Stage with Martha Myers

centre stage coterie Sep 13, 2021

Martha Myers, Founder and Owner of the cleverly named MaRTHA Myers Consulting Services, is a graduate of shiftED Academy and a member of shiftED’s Coterie, an exclusive membership group for alumni.

Martha is not only her name but an acronym for Maintenance and Reliability Technical Health Assessor. Spearheading the NS Chapter of the PEMAC - Asset Management Association of Canada, where she currently serves as President, Martha is also an Instructor for PEMAC’s Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate Program.

I had the great pleasure of interviewing her recently and we talked about her work and her presentations.

 

Tisha: Martha, thanks for taking the time to speak with me. Tell me about the work you do.

Martha: My primary focus is asset management in a municipal environment. I work with municipalities to create processes that will help them make long-term spending decisions on their infrastructure, including water, wastewater, stormwater...

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