Mentor Night in Toronto July 15th 2012. After rehearsals and video shoot / stills It rained buckets outside and quenched the heat Dr. Natalie Archer is a dynamic Toronto dentist who began her dental career in 2001 She has managed to have a career and a family while building a career as a hospital dentist. Natalie always felt that you had to earn your education! She even had two very important lessons;
– Make your negatives into positives.
– Be completely honest.
Melani Chong in fashion and beauty for over 15 years, Canadian Ford Model and mom of two children, Melani Chong developed a personalized skin care line called Soya Boutique. These organic products are a natural skin care collection that is useful for the whole family! But, Melani wasn’t always into modeling and chemistry, she was an athlete as a teenager! Her dad was the one who actually opened the door of opportunities for her. She learned many lessons throughout the course of her time so far, such as;
– Rejection is good, it pushed you to do better.
– You have to let passions grow.
– Take action to develop passion which will drive the action.
– Integrity to dream results in passion and dreams coming true.
Melani`s quote to go by is, `Wisest is he who knows what he does not know.`
Katrina Hadden is a health and wellness specialist, size 12 model, life coach, motivational speaker and the author of the best-selling self-help book, Making It In High Heels. Known for her positive energy and contagious smile, she helps her clients get better focused to achieve their goals and dreams . Katrina Hadden Life Coaching for Athletes has been a life coach for over eight years, specializing in Stress Management, Personal Development, Work-Life Balance and Health and Wellness. Katrina wasn’t always so positive and knowledgeable, at one point in time, she had a lot of self conscious issues. But after some encouragement from her friends, she got into the modeling business. Unfortunately, she was in the middle of what agencies were looking for, until she set her dedicated mind to making a difference! Sooner or later, she did it! Now there is so much diversity in the fashion business, but she did learn a few things along the way;
– Take care of your body and health.
– Forget about the world with a passion.
– Have the attitude of gratitude.
– Forgiveness, go to bed without being in any conflict.
– Life is too short for negative energy!
Katrina`s quote that she kept close for years from her mother is `Don`t Quit` by Jill Wolf.
Alexandra Orlando Alexandra Orlando is a highly decorated world-class Rhythmic Gymnast. Her wisdom can be found inside the pages of an award winning book called In Pursuit of Victory. Alexandra has just published her second motivational book, Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered. At one time, Alexandra was not all she is today! She had to learn the face of rejection when she did not qualify for the Olympics as a teenager. But, this is when she learnt this was her real passion, and she pressed against everyone who told her she couldn’t`t do it. She knew from that point on, all of the work she put into it would be worth it! Alexandra learned a lot of life lessons through these times;
– You are so much stronger than you think you are.
– Felt that sharing her personal stories would be worth it, since it would help others feel more confident with themselves.
– On the podium is amazing, but it only lasts for a short time. Which is why all of the background stuff is even more important.
Alexandra had a great quote that stuck, `Don`t be scared of weakness.`
At the end of all of these presentations, I felt so inspired. They were all such great role models and the most important thing to me was, they all went through what we are feeling today! I felt absolutely honored to received a letter from Katrina. She wrote every single one of us delegates and it was the sweetest gesture!