Women in the North Conference

Breakouts - Choose One

Breakout #1: Tuesday, April 20th - 11:45am - 1:15pm

Kim Gagnon

IG Wealth Management

Synchronized Financial Planning for Women

Why the Right Advice Matters

With a lens on reinforcing confidence, outcomes and the value of holistic financial advice – this seminar covers five key topics that matter to women: wealth creation; retirement optimization; estate planning; business success; and charitable giving. It also includes three diverse client stories, that include financial planning insights and how we helped.

Kim Gagnon has been with IG Wealth Management since 2018. She believes her previous 20 years in the accounting industry as a technician was an ideal foundation for her work as a Financial Consultant. Kim is happily married and has two sons. Away from the business, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and going to the beach with family and friends.

Breakout #2: Tuesday, April 20th - 11:45am - 1:15pm

Ariel Haubrich, M.Ed Psych
Knowledge is Power - Consulting & Wellness Service

Stress, Your Brain & Work-Life Balance

Stress looks and feels different for everyone, but we all know what it’s like to be overwhelmed, burnt out and ready to throw the stapler!  In this session we’ll learn about your brain on stress, why work-life balance doesn’t exist (wait….what??), and how to win at work and life anyway.  Building our understanding, and using humor and some practical  “life hacks” we’ll learn ways we can help ourselves manage it all, making this session just what the doctor ordered!

Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development.  She is a Certified Professional Counsellor and a registered member of the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. Ariel has almost 20 years of experience as a counsellor and programming coordinator in school & community systems, and has been involved in developing and leading school division projects, crisis response teams, and program initiatives.  She has written a number of journal and interest articles on various mental health topics, and enjoys providing training, presentations and workshops provincially, nationally and internationally.  Ariel also owns a small business (The Welcome Mat yoga studio) and sits as Vice-Chair of the local Credit Union, and as a Town Councillor for the Town of Wainwright.  She loves yoga and reading to “mind her mind,” and the rewards that collaboration and connection can bring to our lives and our teams.  For more information on Ariel and her sessions, please visit www.knowledge-power.ca

Breakout #3: Tuesday, April 20th - 11:45am - 1:15pm

Debbie Stewart

Cloud Based Bookkeeping

Having the flexibility to work from anywhere is more important than ever in the current business environment. Debbie will discuss the advantages of online bookkeeping and how programs can support their financial operations, and have access to real-time financial reports.

Debbie is a born and raised “lifer” from Fort St. John. Any time away from work is spent with her grandkids or at the lake, preferably with both! She has worked in public practice, private industry and been a business owner. Having seen where technology was leading us, Debbie accepted an opportunity to take part in this next chapter and come work with MNP once again. She is a manager in the Ease service line.  Ease is MNP’s cloud-based outsourced accounting platform and they work within a small approved app stack to assist their clients in migrating from desktop accounting.  

Find out more about ease here: https://www.mnp.ca/en/ease



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