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Our speakers share their stories to help others and become part of a community creating Circles of Support. Speakers condense their stories to 15 minutes and focus on the lessons learned, to reduce the learning curve for other women.

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Sharing our experiences can build one’s confidence and faith. As a sole proprietor in a competitive, difficult industry, Spoken Lives is a foundational support for me, as I endeavour to stay true to myself and my goals. Through Spoken Lives, I am reminded that we can create communities that support one another rather than destroy ourselves through needless competition. Thank you Elizabeth Verwey for helping us to build new approaches that are sustainable and supportive.

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Faye Perkins

Spoken Lives gave me the opportunity to reflect on myself and to weave together my activities – writing, weightlifting and canoeing, to make sense of how my ‘third act’ was unfolding. It was also an opportunity to share a more complete picture of myself with friends who came to listen, who were familiar with only part of my story. I received great feedback and the process itself has inspired more writing.

Madelyn Webb

KINGSTON

KINGSTON

Curated by: Sheri Godfrey

I believe that we all have a story deep inside and the lessons we have learned by living that story are worthy of sharing. I have had my struggles and have often wondered ‘why me’ as the weight on my shoulders seemed just too much to bear!

After overcoming those struggles and gaining the strength needed to endure, I realized that sharing my journey was healing. Verbalizing helped release the pain of that moment and sharing the triumph of making it through helped me ‘own’ that victory. I have also found that sharing my journey gives others the strength and courage to keep trudging onward through their own journey.

I am grateful for the support of those around me and I am truly grateful of the gift that each day brings. I am a Certified Life Coach and Personality Dimensions Facilitator at “Respire & Evolve” Transitional Coaching and have a love and passion for speaking and sharing stories.

I am excited to be the curator of Spoken Lives - Kingston Area and I welcome you to join in this adventure. As women we can share from our hearts and touch other people’s lives with the stories we share. Together we can make a difference.

Originally from Nova Scotia, I now call Kingston (well technically Amherstview) Ontario, home. Tim (my hubby) and I have 4 Children and are now enjoying the role of Nana and Papa.  I look forward to sharing in your journey as we come together in a safe, heart felt space to lift each other up.  

TORONTO CENTRAL

TORONTO CENTRAL

Curated by: Elizabeth Verwey

After 36 years of marriage, we went through a divorce. I had to learn to live alone for the first time in my life. I turned to friends during this life makeover and invited them to my new place for a series of Nurture Nights. We shared food and stories at these pot luck evenings. Women shared their challenges and the life lessons they learned while meeting their life challenges.

These events grew as friends invited their friends and we needed to move these gatherings to a public space to make room for everyone who wanted to join these wonderful evenings.

Now, we’re creating circles of support and making “herstory” by sharing our stories with one another in a more formal way. Four speakers share from the stage and other stories are shared at the tables. I’m looking for awesome women in other cities to open chapters to support the women they know.

Authentic Women. Genuine Community. Real Stories.

TORONTO WEST

TORONTO WEST

Curated by: Martha Henderson

“Take my hand, and we will make it, I swear!” was the promise I made to my sailing crew as we trained to compete for Canada in the 2008 Olympic Games. I had always been a Bon jovi fan and this song came on just as we needed it the most. I grew up surrounded by Olympians. I worked with Olympic Athletes and hopefuls in my business career but had shelved the idea that this was ever something that I could do even though I coached and competed with and against Olympic sailors. I was always “too [insert negative comment here]” to take action on my Olympic Dream. After a 15 year career in marketing, it took a decision of not wanting to live a life of “what if” that propelled me into action.

I am so excited to give the opportunity for women to tell their stories and inspire others – since it was listening to another woman’s story that inspired my action – and that has made all the difference.

ST CATHARINES

ST CATHARINES

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VANCOUVER

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HALIFAX

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MONTREAL

MONTREAL

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