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2018 Leadership Conference – Mindset Matters @ Vernon Golf and Country Club
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2018 Leadership Conference

Friday, October 19, 2018

Registration 8.30am – 9.00am
Conference: 9:00am–4:30pm
Wine & Appies: 4:30pm–6:30pm
Vernon Golf and Country Club ● Vernon, BC

Tickets:  Early bird:  $109 members / $129 non members

October 1st to conference:  $129 members / $149 non members


Kelsey Serwa’s accomplishments in the sport of Ski Cross include 2018 Olympic Champion, 2014 Olympic Vice-Champion, 2011 World Champion, two-time X-Games Champion as well as eight-time World Cup winner.

Kelsey demonstrated incredible determination and perseverance fighting from a succession of knee surgeries to stand on the Olympic podium at Sochi 2014 where she won silver behind teammate Marielle Thompson for Canada’s record third 1-2 finish of the Games.

After taking the 2014-15 season off to allow her body to recover fully, Serwa was once again a force to be reckoned with in 2015-16, highlighted by her victory at the Winter X Games. But she encountered more injury trouble in December 2016 when she overshot a jump in training, damaging the cartilage in her knee due to the extreme impact on landing. She underwent surgery, ending her season. Serwa started the 2017-18 season with a third-place finish at the World Cup season-opener in Val Thorens, France for her 19th career World Cup podium.

At the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Winter Games Serwa won gold ahead of teammate Brittany Phelan with silver making it the 2ndconsecutive 1-2 finish and the 3rd consecutive time that Canada has won this event since introduced in Vancouver 2010.

Serwa grew up in Kelowna, B.C. where her grandfather was a co-founder of her local hill, Big White Ski Resort.

Mike Shaw, a UBC Okanagan alumni and accomplished coach, comes to us from a background in action sports and freestyle skiing. Following a severe skiing accident in 2013, Mike had to leave the sport and the career he loved. Leaving behind the career path you are passionate about is difficult, but Mike has picked himself up. Now he’s taken what he’s learned from his experience and is helping others.

 Mike is an entrepreneur, thought-leader, and coach. He’s the Co-Founder of HeadStartPro Performance Training and is a subject matter expert in performance coaching and injury prevention. He’s developed strategies that use positive psychology to help people achieve their full potential and excel in the face of adversity.

 In Mike’s talks, he shares a gracious perspective that will motivate you and leave you with an unforgettable learning experience.

When you look at Faith’s credentials, time spent in the trenches combined with dedication to mastering new things, the places she’s gone and the things that she’s done, you might think “Wow! This woman is pretty impressive”. But that is nothing compared to actually meeting her in person, feeling her presence and being influenced by the pervasive message of ‘how to be your best self every day’ that is threaded through every interaction, every talk, every keynote presentation.

Faith has a gift for connecting with each person in her audience, leaving them thinking that she is talking to them and them alone. She makes each person feel as though they are the most important one; and she has them believing that they, personally, can move the mountains necessary to step forward, step up and make a significant difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

Communication and conflict consultant, language and persuasion maven, award winning novelist and expert storyteller only begin to tell the story of Faith Wood.

Going a little deeper, you find a former Peace Officer who mastered the power of persuasion first hand in the field, a teacher of practical communication and influence strategies for captivated audiences in government, associations and organizations in over 7 countries.

She holds the acclaimed CPS or certified professional speaker designation which says everything about her dedication to the art and craft of audience capture but says little of how entertaining Faith is as she practices her art and her craft. The vitally important underlying thread of ‘building community around you’ is woven throughout her engaging keynotes and workshop trainings.

Sherry Lukey with Tap Your Crap is an expert in the art of “Crap” detection. That being crap showing up in the form of limiting beliefs. Sherry is a Professional Speaker, Certified Advanced EFT/Tapping and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner. Her presentations are fast-moving, enjoyable and entertaining. Sherry teaches a series of techniques and methodologies in a fun, “no-crap” style, with a combination of experiences, insights and humour that audiences can take away with them. Her ability to create a safe and comfortable environment allows attendees to have profound insights into what’s holding them back; this enables them to form new supportive beliefs about themselves and the world so that they can get better results in their business and lives.

Audiences have described Sherry’s presentations “like she is speaking directly to you and you are the only one in the room” and “she holds the space for you that anything is possible” and “life-changing.”


2018 Leadership Conference Vendor Application

Welcome to the 2018 VWIB Leadership Conference! Upon submission of this form you are agreeing to the following Rules and Regulations: 1. Only one business/vendor is permitted per table. If you would like to request a shared table please make note of it in your submission. Each business will pay the full cost of the table. VWIB will accept such requests at their own discretion. 2. VWIB reserves the right to decline and refund any application. We will accept a maximum of three Vendors per Business Category in order to ensure there is diversity. 3. There will be only one Vendor allowed for specific products. This Vendor will be granted access on a first come, first serve basis. 4. Vendors are not permitted to raise funds for charity at their tables or during the market. 5. No political, religious or charitable groups will be permitted a Vendor Table, as this is a Conference. 6. In addition to their table purchase, each vendor is required to contribute a door prize valued at $50.00 or more. We encourage vendors to use their own product. 7. All participants must purchase lunch. If you have already registered for and purchased lunch please choose the Table Only option, otherwise, choose the Table and Lunch option. 8. Table Vendors must arrive by 8:00 am to complete registration and set up, otherwise they agree to forfeit their deposit and table . 9. Registration will close when all tables are sold or on October 12th. No new registrants will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Please choose one of the following options. If you are not a current member of Vernon Women in Business, and would like to join or renew, please choose the New Member option and take advantage of our Special Members Only Pricing! You will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your registration and set up your website profile!
  • Please provide any additional information, including specific requests and potential dietary restrictions.
  • $ 0.00 CAD
VWIB Meet-Up Hosted by Universal Packaging @ Universal Packaging
Oct 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

You’re invited to join with the lovely ladies of Universal Packaging for a morning of networking, snacks, beverages, prizes and a tour of the Universal Packaging Facility! See you there.


Universal Packaging has been supplying packaging solutions to beverage companies since 1985. Over the years, we have invested in innovative technology and our team to become one of the largest bottle screen printers in North America. From start to finish, we are your one-stop shop – ask us about screen printing, bottles, cartons, Vinoseal closures and more. Find out why ACL printing is the perfect way to represent your brand in the marketplace.

November 2018 Networking Luncheon @ Vernon Golf & Country Club
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


We are pleased to announce that our November Luncheon will be a FULL Networking Opportunity! Come prepared to introduce your business and share a little about yourself! You’ll also get to meet and support other fabulous Vernon Women in Business. Bring a friend and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Market Luncheon 2018 @ Vernon Golf & Country Club
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Keep an eye on this page for more details about our popular annual Christmas event!