Virtual Panel - Pursuit: 365 Book Launch
Presented by Whistler Public Library
A discussion with four Whistler Chamber Members about co-authoring a book celebrating women leaders.
Pursuit: 365 is an exciting new project celebrating 365 Canadian women in pursuit of happiness, success, and fulfillment – every day of the year. Join us for a conversation with local Pursuit:365 contributors Theresa Lambert, Heather Odendaal, Blair Kaplan, and Jane Stoller, moderated by Jeanette Bruce from Whistler Public Library. The panelists will share how they got involved with this project, and what the pursuit of happiness, success, and fulfillment looks like for them through the lens of women in leadership. This dialogue will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
This is a webinar style event, so attendees cameras will be off, and microphones muted. There will be an opportunity to ask questions using the Q&A feature in Zoom.
Jeanette Bruce, Program & Marketing Coordinator at Whistler Public Library
Jeanette Bruce (she/her) is a Newfoundland transplant who has been working as the Program & Marketing Coordinator at Whistler Public Library since 2015. You can also find her reviewing books on the Armchair Books Facebook page, waving her arms in front of Barbed Choir or the Whistler Children's Chorus, and knitting or reading (not simultaneously) in public spaces whenever possible.
Blair Kaplan Venables, Social Media Expert + Mentor | Writer | Speaker, Blair Kaplan Communications
Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a British Columbia-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and the co-host to the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments.
Theresa Lambert, Coach, Author & Speaker, Theresa Lambert Coaching
Theresa Lambert is the Bestselling Author of Achieve with Grace: A guide to elegance and effectiveness in intense workplaces, a speaker and high-performance lifestyle and success coach. She founded her coaching and consulting firm, Theresa Lambert Coaching & Consulting Inc. to guide high-achieving women to succeed with more elegance + less struggle so they can create the lifestyle and business they desire. Drawing from her nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality Industry and most recently her 6 year tenure as the General Manager of Nita Lake Lodge she brings both a real world view and proven applicable tools to support her clients.
Heather Odendaal, CEO, Bluebird Strategy
Heather Odendaal is an accomplished entrepreneur, brand builder and event producer whose decades of experience in corporate environments inspired her to create WNORTH, a global organization of women who support each other’s rise to corporate leadership.
While working for a Fortune 500 company, Heather noticed there were few women in senior executive positions. Fuelled to initiate change in 2014 she started the WNORTH Conference for women in business.
Six years later, WNORTH strives to identify and overcome systemic barriers that prevent more women from reaching high-level positions.
She is a Co-Chair for the Nicola Goddard Fund at True Patriot Love Foundation, an organization supporting female veterans, and was recently appointed to the Board of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce. When Heather isn’t bridging the corporate gender gap, she spends her time at home in Whistler, Canada with her husband – WNORTH’s co-founder – and their two children.
Jane Stoller, Life-biz Organizer, Speaker, Author and University Instructor, Organized Jane
Jane Stoller is a Swiss-Canadian life-biz organizer, speaker, author and university instructor whose passion is in decluttering spaces and organizing business processes. Jane wrote her first book in 2016 to help friends get more organized. It ultimately gained international attention, and this allowed Jane to turn her passion into a profitable business, Organized Jane.
Jane’s global reach has helped thousands gain clarity and get organized with her critically acclaimed books, Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from socks to suitcases and Decluttering for Dummies (Wiley Publishing). She has also created a sought-after Business Booster course that helps business owners cut through the clutter and gain back their time, and has been featured on numerous talk shows, podcasts and magazines.
Jane also lectures at Vancouver Island University in Canada for part of the year, helping students learn management skills. Prior to launching her organizing business, Stoller received both a Masters in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire, and an MBA from Vancouver Island University.