Empowering Woman in Montreal, Canada and Worldwide.

Calling All Concordia Students: An event not to be missed!

 

Everything is marketing and marketing is everywhere! Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but think about it…  

 

  • Are you in finance? You need to know how those marketing dollars are being spent (and possibly how they can be better spent).
  • Are you in human resources? Understanding the inner workings of any department is to your benefit but, above that, can you use marketing techniques to improve internal communications? (Spoiler alert: Yes.)
  • Planning a career in politics? Do we really need to explain how marketing comes into play there?

Creative Marketing Conference 2019

There are so many fields where a knowledge of marketing, particularly marketing technology, can be a huge benefit. Even if you’re planning to write the next graphic novel to be turned into an acclaimed Netflix series, you’re going to need to market your genius to get it into the spotlight.

 

Enter, the John Molson Marketing Association’s flagship event, the 2019 Creative Marketing Conference! Also known as the CMC, this event is open to all Concordia students, of all majors.

 

This year’s CMC focuses on the future of marketing in a tech-heavy world, and breaking down the barriers between marketing and technology. The event is a full day of speakers, panel discussions and workshops led by marketing and industry leaders who are blazing new trails in the world of marketing and technology. You’ll hear from some truly inspiring individuals and companies, including Montreal Tips’ own Tarek Riman, who will be leading one of three workshops throughout the day.

 

This highly anticipated event takes place on March 16 at the uber-trendy Le Livart on St. Denis, near Duluth.

If you want to give yourself an edge in virtually any industry, CMC is not to be missed. Especially since it caps off with a networking and recruitment cocktail.

Early bird tickets are already sold out, but regular (and very reasonably) priced tickets are still available. Don’t miss out! Get yours now!

 

BONUS

Le Livart is conveniently located around the corner from two of our favourite Montreal BYOBs, Khyber Pass and Jardin de Panos. When you make those great connections at the event, why not continue the evening by picking up a bottle at the St. Denis SAQ and discussing the day’s insights over amazing food?

 


Tarek RimanFounder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

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Montreal Coffee Queen

Bringing in the Taste of Italy in Montreal’s Corporate World

 

Free-spirited and possessing an exceptional sense of authenticity, Quebec’s own Tiana Chalifoux has become one of the best models for female entrepreneurship in the past decade.

A curious mind and determined soul, Taina left her family and moved to Montreal to pursue her studies in business administration after graduating from high school in early 2000. With passion for languages and fascination with the innerworkings of the world around her, she decided to study trilingual Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Marketing and International Business at HEC Montreal and graduated at the top of her class.

Tiana Chalifoux

Loving to travel and experiencing the world, Taina set out to explore Europe soon after graduation. This later became a catalyst for her entrepreneurial journey as travelling across Europe sparked a passion for good food and fun lifestyle in her.

The idea for her business came to Taina when a European friend visiting Montreal expressed his distaste for the quality of coffee offered at coffeeshops and restaurants in the city. Intrigued by his perspective and discovering the need in the marketplace, she set out to solve the problem.

 

Set on a mission to deliver Italian gourmet coffee to Quebecers and with the help of her savings during college, Taina set up the preliminary model of her business Di Napoli Coffee by importing the European coffee machines and biodegradable coffee capsules in 2014 and helping companies and organizations offer superior quality coffee to their employees.  She has since been working with her European supplier and closely involved in R&D of the product. Di Napoli has since grown into serving more than 200 businesses in the metropolitan.

Encountering great reception and determined to develop and sustain a growth mindset, Taina’s preliminary business model has been evolving and improving in the past 5 years. Open-mined and possessing an exceptional versality in her approach in business, Taina has been able not only to survive but prosper in the Canadian business landscape.


Her secret to success?

“You must be able to disconnect periodically and willing to re-discover yourself.”, she explains. “I tend to want to learn and explore different hobbies occasionally. I find it helpful to begin the learning process from the beginning. The worst thing that can happen to an entrepreneur is coming to a false realization that (s)he knows everything about her/his business and industry. It will prove detrimental when you reach that point.”

“Another important factor is success is resourcefulness.”, she elaborates. “It is very important that as an entrepreneur, you stay informed about the latest developments in technology and use the right tools to set up, sustain and grow your business.”

Tiana Chalifoux

Her objectives and projections for the next 5 years include growing Di Napoli across Canada and building a business team to support the ever-increasing clients.  A true supporter of Montreal’s entrepreneur community and actively contributing to different organizations and student associations, Taina enjoys expanding her network and provide mentorship by sharing her expertise, story and lessons she has learnt in her entrepreneurial endeavours.

You can meet and hear Taina’s story later this January at hotel Le Saint James in Old Montreal where Taina will be the keynote speaker at Aspire2Inspire Series: Chapter II event.  She will be sharing her story with a focus on the process of conception to ideation of a business idea. The series aims to celebrate female leadership and entrepreneurship in Montreal and helps to bring the female professional community closer by hosting networking events exploring and discussing relevant topics in business development and personal growth.


Sara Ostad

SARA OSTAD

Author | Entrepreneur | Connector | Educator

With a wide array of solid experience and expertise in domains of education, business development and organizational change management, Sara is interested in the intersectionality of education and commerce.

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corrie

Someone Died – Now What?

If the title of this post caught you off guard, you should know that it’s actually the title of a profoundly helpful book written by Grief, Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Corrie Sirota.

Someone Died – Now What?: A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss is described as “a GPS for grieving”, and that’s exactly what it is.

Though death can happen in an instant, the impact for those left behind can be enduring. Even in cases of expected and planned for loss – following illness or at the end of a long life – there can be a sense among family and loved ones of… Now what?

  • How do you move forward?
  • How do you experience the present?
  • How do you support those around you who are grieving?
  • What do you need to do in the moment?
  • What do you do with overwhelming sadness, anger, guilt or even numbness?
  • What can you expect in the immediate and distant future?
  • How do you create a new normal for yourself and your family?

 

One thing Corrie knows for sure, is that people experiencing loss often want (and need) direct answers to questions like this. They need guidance from someone with both personal and professional experience and knowledge to help them navigate what can be an overwhelming experience.

 

Corrie holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, facilitates a number of support groups, and has been supporting people in an official capacity since 1994.

Someone Died Now what book cover

But that’s just the official part. On a personal level, Corrie seems uniquely suited to help people through this process. Her unending optimism, deep sense of compassion, and enduring hope mesh perfectly with her professionalism and practicality, giving readers the reassurance that they are in capable hands.

 

Neither Corrie, nor her book, offer “quick fixes”. Instead, Corrie takes a strength-based approach, helping people work through their experience, building their own strength and recognizing or rediscovering their own abilities and balance in life.

 

Most of all, she knows that everyone’s experience of loss and bereavement is unique. She knows that you have it within you to work through your experience, and she will be your guide to do so.

 

Corrie’s insightful, inspiring, helpful and hopeful book is an incredible gift to yourself or someone you love who is experiencing loss or bereavement.

 

Corrie also has a wonderful Facebook page that shares helpful resources and powerful messages to help you see loss and grief through a new perspective.

 

 


Melissa DawnMELISSA DAWN : Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be | Corporate and Leadership Coach | Best-Selling Author | Speaker

I am Founder of CEO of Your Life, an organization helping individuals and businesses get clear on where they are, where they want to be and what they need to do to get there. Read more on Melissa

 

Love Coach Diana Eskander

 

Love Coach Diana Eskander takes a unique and conscious approach to helping her clients create the love they want.

Working primarily with single women, Ms Eskander’s message is clear: the love you seek from others, is the love you need to give yourself. This is the foundation to attracting and keeping the kind of relationship you’ve always dreamed of. She shares this message with women of all ages, from young girls to women in their fifties via one-on-one coaching, workshops, retreats, public speaking and her newest venture, The Conscious Love Blueprint.

The Conscious Love Blueprint, otherwise known as CLBP, is a 12-week online program designed to transform the way you approach and experience relationships.

 

Contrary to a lot of love and relationship advice, you don’t have to resort to playing games when you’re dating. Those games do nothing to serve you. They keep you inauthentic and stuck inside your head trying to figure out your next play! What I share in The Conscious Love Blueprint are sustainable practices that allow you to not only be yourself in dating, but to actually enjoy yourself! Nothing to memorize or pretend, this is heart-centred work that will stay with you throughout your lifetime.”

 

Diana has also been coined as a Self-love teacher, empowering groups of young women to own their strengths, focus on what they love about themselves and treat themselves the way they desire to be treated by others.

Love Coach Diana Eskander

While Diana enjoys a harmonious relationship with her husband, her past relationships didn’t look or feel quite the same. After three back-to-back relationships filled with struggle, pain and what she calls, “bargaining for their love”, Diana took some time to be on her own and reflect back on these experiences. What she saw was a recurring pattern, “and I was central to it” says Diana.

 

She realized that she wasn’t being appreciated, because she didn’t appreciate herself. Her relationships, which she sees as mirrors to the soul, were reflecting back her insecurities, unmet childhood needs and lack of self-admiration.Diana Eskander

 

So she went on a journey inwards; she learned how to give herself the love she was so desperately seeking in others. She learned who she was outside of a romantic relationship and how to not only enjoy, but savour her time alone. She started appreciating all the aspects of herself, and somewhere along this journey, she met Jack, her loving husband.

 

Diana uses her story to relate to women and inspire them to know that they too can turn their love lives around. By helping them build their confidence and let go of past stories and limiting beliefs, they are empowered to visualize their future relationship and align their visions with their thoughts, words and actions. Simply put, she helps them transform their love lives – and shows them how to have fun doing it!
Ms Eskander’s journey to becoming a Love Coach was born out of her genuine desire to shift the conversation about relationships to a more empowering one. Her mission is to make this area of women’s lives flow with ease and joy, so that they can spend their time and energy on thriving – not worrying about how to navigate their love lives.

 

Interested in a consultation with Diana? Take two minutes to fill out this form

 


Tarek RimanFounder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

As Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency, I have worked with 100+ agencies, SMBs and Fortune 500s. I hold 30+ certifications in digital marketing including AdWords, Analytics, Bing, Hubspot, Woorank, Facebook & Hootsuite.

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I also founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

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JMUCC - Concordia’s John Molson School of Business hosts an annual competition

JMUCC – John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition 2019

The most happening Annual Business Case Competition in Montreal.

Did you know that Concordia’s John Molson School of Business hosts an annual case competition that pits 24 teams of business school undergrads from some of the top universities around the world against each other in a battle of business badass-ness?

 

Since 2009, the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) has brought together some of the best and brightest from around the world to compete in a week-long event that tests their knowledge, skills and performance under pressure.

 

Throughout the week, teams are presented with live business cases to solve using the strategies, techniques and knowledge they’ve gained in class. It’s an opportunity for students to put their hard work into action and get valuable, practical experience. Team solutions are presented to a panel of judges featuring industry specialists and respected business leaders.

JMUCC organizing team

Winning this prestigious competition is a huge feather in any business student’s cap, but even simply participating can be a major stepping stone towards a vibrant career in the business world. Organized by a committee of John Molson School of Business students, the competition also features several networking events and activities throughout the week, so that participating students can mingle, make connections, learn from each other, and begin to build powerful networks that will help them, and allow them to help others, throughout their careers in the years to come.

 

This year’s participating schools come from 13 different countries across 4 continents and include Concordia, University of New South Wales, University of Münster, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, American University of Beirut, National University of Singapore, TU Dublin, Universidad Panamericana and many more.

 

Applications to participate in the 2019 event are currently closed, but sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses and organizations looking to build brand awareness and even recruit tomorrow’s top talent.

Learn more about the JMUCC.

 


Tarek Riman

Founder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

As Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency, I have worked with 100+ agencies, SMBs and Fortune 500s. I hold 30+ certifications in digital marketing including AdWords, Analytics, Bing, Hubspot, Woorank, Facebook & Hootsuite.

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I also founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

Tarek on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter