Conscious Divas is marketed as a heart-centred networking event, and this intention was made clear right from the start. As Yvette and I entered the space, we felt warmly welcomed, the two of us being brand new to the entrepreneurial world, and became engaged in some great conversations around running small businesses, juggling family demands and our (super cute) kids, and everything in between. So much was packed into three hours (including trying on some pants at the store) but here are our Top 10 mic-dropping moments from Conscious Divas 2015:
Number 10: Reconnecting with some familiar faces from different times and places in my life. Bianca from Bee Communications and I have a mutual childhood friend, and the last time we saw each other in a professional context we were working for big corporate entities (she, the Vancouver Canucks, and me, the BC Automobile Association). And Lisa Princic, I had connected with several times in the past through local networking events. What I loved was seeing these women now in a different context and each of us in a different phase of our careers and lives.
Number 9: Kombucha and wine. Mixed together in one drink. Oh yah, it's pretty good.
Number 8: Meeting Stacey Foley, Orgasmic Meditation Trainer. Stacey's a certified trainer in Orgasmic Meditation and a Desire Life Coach. For her, the orgasmic experience should centre all our interactions: whether it's work relationships or family dynamics. And it's all about taking control of things and listening to our inner goddess, not so much about focusing on those few seconds of physical pow. (Which are also great, by the way.)
Number 7: Talking shop. We met Sam Skelly, the founder of Hungry for Happiness. At such a young age, Sam has amazing dreams to create a complete and useful resource for men and women seeking help for eating disorders. After quickly getting familiar with each other, we proceeded into gritty shop talk, like tactics to work our social media and how to get the attention of certain community investors. What I loved was how trusting and open we were with each other and that there was no "icky" feeling or strings attached to our exchange.