serial entrepreneur and a maverick coach with a penchant for pushing people’s buttons and compelling business owners to deal with their personal shit so they can attack their businesses with passion and authenticity. Gina owns one of BC’s largest mortgage broker alliance, runs her own business building workshops, coaches entrepreneurs, speaks to and inspires audiences across the continent, and still finds – rather makes – time to be a mostly patient mom to two wild boys, a witty and wonderful friend, a shoe hoarder, and a bold and gracious mentor to young business women in her community. Gina is the first to admit that she has it all and she earned it – through hard work, tears (like full out sobs), anger, self doubt, grit, and hustle.
a Writer, Story Coach, and Host of the TinaOShow, collecting and telling Stories from the Core. She’s the co-owner of Intentional Success with Gina Best, and the other half of The Writer’s Compass with Meribeth Deen. She says: Stories are like toddlers, they will follow you around, tugging, hanging off of you until you listen to them. TinaO is the founder of Live Your Best Story, a weekend retreat of deep listening using writing, storytelling, nature, nourishment, art and connection as a way to listen to the personal story within. The retreat is held in various locations around the world, and is always offered 3x/year in British Columbia where she lives. All are welcome.
makes our world go round! With many years of telling people what to do she is the perfect fit for Intentional Success
Charlene is a proud Canadian woman of Indigenous descent, social entrepreneur, a publisher & producer, author, speaker, community leader, economic development enthusiast and former two term Councillor for the Town of Gibsons in BC. Charlene is also the Founder and CEO of PowHERhouse Media Group, a vehicle marrying media and manifestation to move women forward, faster. Since October 2015, Charlene has put 100+ women on the stage and connected them with audiences in the thousands, both live and virtual. She is thrilled to instruct the SPEAK program and cannot wait to get to know you!
Meribeth Deen is a freelance writer, researcher, broadcaster, film-maker AND a recovering small-town newspaper editor. She’s a writing coach and the other half of The Writer's Compass with Tina Overbury helping people tell their story, their way. She's produced radio documentaries for the CBC, Radio Netherlands and Deutsche-Welle Radio from Malaysia, Turkey, France, the UK and hard-to-get to places in Canada. She delved into the world of documentary film and television, bringing the stories of whistle-blowers at Guantanamo Bay to screen, and artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum to life in the streets of New York City. As a writing coach, she is passionate about helping people make their writing better, to make it publishable, and to make it powerful. She continues to research and learn, taking inspiration from the two small humans who treat her body like a habitat. She still rides a bike, and leads a charmed life.