Dr ArcherMentor 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 is passionate about giving back and delivering results. She believes that an education is the most important thing you have and that no one can take that away from you. She wants us to change our perspective to make negatives into positives. She claims the key to success is advance planning. You need to have a goal and think of the steps you need to take to get there. We need to keep learning and expanding our web of knowledge, because as she said you never where you’re going to catch that fly.

There are four main tips that she wants every women to hear. The first one is to make business ventures and calculated business risks. The second one is to find a good partner who can adapt to new realities. Having children before it’s too late is the third tip. The last one is to get involved in groups and organizations.

 

Melani ChongMelani Chong  has been in fashion and beauty for over 15 years, a Canadian Ford Model, a stylist, makeup artist 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 of longevity, care and beauty.

She accomplished a lot over the years, but she had never planned for all of this to happen. When she was 17, she never imagined herself as a model. She was only focused on the sport she played in high school. Her dad encouraged her to try out and ta-da! We need to be able to listen to the advice of others. We don’t have to put them into action, but it could open our eyes to something that we hadn’t noticed before.She explains that we all have core dreams, but we cannot ignore the opportunities that may surround us. They’re all learning experiences that make us grow. It’s okay if we stray away from our dreams to conquer new ones.

“Wisest is he who knows what he does not know.” A quote from Socrates that she truly believes in. It means that we don’t know everything and by knowing that it’s going to ush us to be curious and to always keep learning which makes us stronger, wiser and more intelligent women. Her key to success is being passionate about what you want to so, having the drive to take the initiative to get what you want and actually taking action. You need to work to get what you want, nothing is given to you. We need to be persistent and not be discouraged, because in life we carve our own path.

katrina haddenKatrina 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.

Would you imagine that this beautiful woman was bullied when she was young. The kids she knew teased her and called her names like Big Bird. She overcame it and in later years started playing basketball. She claims she was able to make the shots, because she visualized the shot going in. We can do the same thing in our daily life. We can visualize what we want to make it happen. She wanted to play basketball professionally, but ended up tearing her knee and killing her dream. She wants us to have more than one dream and to have something to fall back on.

She gave modelling a chance. She never seemed to fit in a certain size group. She had so much pressure on her to lose weight she even had an eating disorder, but was able to overcome it by surrounding herself with positive people. After her eating disorder, she learned more about nutrition which helped her become a trainer. She had her big break as a model during Toronto Fashion Week two years ago. She had built confidence and people saw it in her. She wants us to know we’re all unique in our own way and all have a place in this world.

Five advice on being a good role model:

  1. Take care of your body. Be healthy. (Eat properly, drink water, do physical activity…)
  2. Have interests and hobbies
  3. Carry an attitude of gratitude (Be thankful)
  4. Forgive
  5. “Don’t quit”-Jill Wolf

 

Alexandra Orlanmdo, Olympic athleteAlexandra 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. She qualified for the Olympics in 2008, after not qualifying in 2003 when she was 15. Then she had felt like sha had lost her identity.Song lyrics and poems got her through hard times. She realized why she loved doing gymnastics and decided to go back and train. Then she had gained curves and the people around her put her down saying that she should stop training.She believed in herself and put up a fight. She perfected her craft. When you’re good at something, you need to keep working at it and must always try to improve it.

We shouldn’t be scared of showing failures and weaknesses. We need to pick ourselves back up and go at it again.We all need to stand for something, have strong convictions and realize why we’re doing what we want. We’re all stronger than what we think, which is why we do our best and take chances in life.

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