August 2011

Aug 25 2011
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Aug 21 2011

Jeanette Arsenault

Jeanette Arsenault interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Singer/Songwriter, Recording & Performing Artist

Jeanette Arsenault is a Canadian singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist. more...

Aug 14 2011

Maureen Brown

Maureen Brown, Diversity, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Diversity Management Expert & Founder, DiversityTrainersPlus

Maureen Brown is a diversity management expert & founder of DiversityTrainersPlus, providing assessment, planning and training for organizations on diversity. more...

Aug 14 2011

Jennifer Brouwer

Jennifer Brouwer interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Interior Designer & Founder, Jennifer Brouwer Design

Jennifer Brouwer is the founder of Jennifer Brouwer Design. She is based in Markham, Ontario. more...

Aug 14 2011

Shellyann Siddoo

Shellyann Siddoo interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Motivational Speaker

Living life to the fullest after experiencing a life-altering accident. Shellyann Siddoo is a young motivational speaker who, 
three years ago, lost her vision and use of both hands, and had most of her upper body severely burnt, while working in a lab.

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Aug 14 2011

Lisa Ferguson

Lisa Ferguson interviewed by Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder, Lisa Ferguson Interior Design & Decor Mentor

Founder of Lisa Ferguson Interior Design, as well as Decor Mentor, an educational and collaborative community for interior design pros and consumers. more...

Aug 13 2011

Devyani Saltzman

Devyani Saltzman interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Author & Curator of Literary Programming, Luminato

Devyani Saltzman is the author of the memoir Shooting Water: A Mother-Daughter Journey and the Making of a Film (about the making of the critially-acclaimed film Water with her mother Deepa Mehta), and has written articles for The Globe and Mail, Marie Claire, The Walrus, TOK: and more. more...

Aug 13 2011

Tonia Cianciulli

Tonia Cianciulli, Wish Opera, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Executive Director, Wish Opera

Tonia Cianciulli is the founder and executive director of the Wish Opera, a nonprofit organization which fuses together opera, fashion, design, dance, photography and other artistic mediums. A talented soprano, Tonia performed with the Opera York, Toronto Opera Repertoire, Opera Mississauga, Sarnia Orchestra and Brampton Lyric Opera. more...

Aug 10 2011
Have you ever noticed when something bad happens your schedule automatically gets cleared? Well this happened for me.

Three years ago I was living a fast paced lifestyle. I was literally working 16 hours a day. Two hours were spent on travelling. An hour was spent on relaxing and preparing for the next day. An hour was spent on catching up with family and friends and I slept for four hours. This went on for months and months until one day the unexpected happened. While working in a lab downtown Toronto, I was severely burnt on my face, neck, chest, arms and hands. As a result my vision became impaired and lost the use of both of my hands.

My journey over the last three years has taught me that I was given an opportunity to explore our magical world in a new way. The way that I see it is that the day that my eyes closed I was able to see through God’s eyes. I NO longer judge a person based on their outer appearance but rather get to know someone for who they really are. I found that now the connections that I build are much stronger.

I have no sight and no hands. What can I possibly have to offer? Well yes, I don’t have my sight or the use of both of my hands but I have something great to offer the world. I have the POWER to lift others UP!

Time and time again, I am asked, “how can you smile after all that you have been through?” My response has always been, how can I not smile when God has blessed with the gift of unconditional love, the opportunity to see the world in a new way, the power to give another person hope and so many abundant blessings. How can I not smile when I am so blessed! I Love to say, I’m too blessed to be stressed.

I have learned that we limit ourselves based on what we see. See beyond the invisible walls. Do not allow yourself to only see what’s in front of you. Remember, you are NOT your circumstances or situation. You are a powerful being placed on this planet to be all that you can be. The only limit you have is what you put on yourself.

Gratitude is an important role in my life. I am so grateful for everyone and everything I have. Eight percent of the emails my team and I send out are note of thanks.

You may be facing a challenging situation right now, but keep moving forward one step at a time. You have great things waiting for you. I believe that everything in our lives are divinely orchestrated. Sometimes we have to surrender in the moment and trust that everything will unfold in its own divine time.

I personally know what if feels like being knocked down. And, when you’re trying to get back up again, only to be knocked down again. Well this happened not long ago, let’s say only a few days ago. I was really knocked down but not knocked out. I was very ill and wasn’t sure if I was going to survive. But, thankfully I did. What I learnt in that moment is that even during those tough moments I was still making the nurses smile, encouraging my family and friends and just being peaceful. I realized that no matter what I am going through I still have the power to lift others up.

I have chosen to walk in faith and not by sight. I am choosing to see beyond all limitations. What are you choosing?

Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Sending you lots and lots of love and hugs,


Shelly

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Aug 10 2011
Have you ever noticed when something bad happens your schedule automatically gets cleared? Well this happened for me.

Three years ago I was living a fast paced lifestyle. I was literally working 16 hours a day. Two hours were spent on travelling. An hour was spent on relaxing and preparing for the next day. An hour was spent on catching up with family and friends and I slept for four hours. This went on for months and months until one day the unexpected happened. While working in a lab downtown Toronto, I was severely burnt on my face, neck, chest, arms and hands. As a result my vision became impaired and lost the use of both of my hands.

My journey over the last three years has taught me that I was given an opportunity to explore our magical world in a new way. The way that I see it is that the day that my eyes closed I was able to see through God’s eyes. I NO longer judge a person based on their outer appearance but rather get to know someone for who they really are. I found that now the connections that I build are much stronger.

I have no sight and no hands. What can I possibly have to offer? Well yes, I don’t have my sight or the use of both of my hands but I have something great to offer the world. I have the POWER to lift others UP!

Time and time again, I am asked, “how can you smile after all that you have been through?” My response has always been, how can I not smile when God has blessed with the gift of unconditional love, the opportunity to see the world in a new way, the power to give another person hope and so many abundant blessings. How can I not smile when I am so blessed! I Love to say, I’m too blessed to be stressed.

I have learned that we limit ourselves based on what we see. See beyond the invisible walls. Do not allow yourself to only see what’s in front of you. Remember, you are NOT your circumstances or situation. You are a powerful being placed on this planet to be all that you can be. The only limit you have is what you put on yourself.

Gratitude is an important role in my life. I am so grateful for everyone and everything I have. Eight percent of the emails my team and I send out are note of thanks.

You may be facing a challenging situation right now, but keep moving forward one step at a time. You have great things waiting for you. I believe that everything in our lives are divinely orchestrated. Sometimes we have to surrender in the moment and trust that everything will unfold in its own divine time.

I personally know what if feels like being knocked down. And, when you’re trying to get back up again, only to be knocked down again. Well this happened not long ago, let’s say only a few days ago. I was really knocked down but not knocked out. I was very ill and wasn’t sure if I was going to survive. But, thankfully I did. What I learnt in that moment is that even during those tough moments I was still making the nurses smile, encouraging my family and friends and just being peaceful. I realized that no matter what I am going through I still have the power to lift others up.

I have chosen to walk in faith and not by sight. I am choosing to see beyond all limitations. What are you choosing?

Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Sending you lots and lots of love and hugs,


Shelly

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Aug 09 2011

Ellen Campbell

Ellen Campbell interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President/CEO & Founder, Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse with a long road to healing, Ellen Campbell, President/CEO & Founder of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA), translated her own recovery into hope for others. She opened a recovery bookstore in downtown Toronto and developed a conference centre for adult survivors going through recovery. more...

Aug 08 2011

Kelly Drennan

Kelly Drennan interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, Fashion Takes Action

Kelly Drennan is the Founder of Fashion Takes Action, a national non-profit organization that works with fashion based businesses to help them become more sustainable. more...

Aug 07 2011

Amy & Kim Sedgwick

Amy Sedgwick interviewed on ExtraordinaryWomenTV with Shannon Skinner

Founders, Red Tent Sisters

Red Tent Sisters is a business partnership between Toronto-based sisters Amy and Kimberley Sedgwick. Although their educational and career paths have differed in many ways, they share a passion for women's health issues and aspired to be entrepreneurs. more...

Aug 07 2011

Erica Ross

Erica Ross interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Co-Creator & Director, Dance Our Way Home

Erica Ross is the Co-Creatrix, Director of Dance Our Way Home, her women’s free-style dance practice, dancer, artist, group facilitator and educator in visual, expressive, spiritual and healing arts, certified hypnotherapist, DJ and mother. more...

Aug 07 2011

Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond, On Toby's Terms, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Speaker, Author

Charmaine Hammond is an international speaker, best-selling author of On Toby's Terms" - and champion for community service. Her book "On Toby's Terms," about a bad doggy who does good, is presently being made into a feature film. more...

Aug 07 2011

Kelita Haverland

Kelita Haverland, singer/songwriter & human rights advocate, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Singer/Songwriter & Human Rights Advocate

Kelita is a singer/songwriter and human rights advocate. She is a five-time Juno Award nominee, Entertainer of the Year and gave a young performer her break who eventually went on to superstar status - Shania Twain. more...

Aug 07 2011

Sheri Andrunyk

Sheri Andrunyk interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, Women for Women & IC Publishing

Sheri Andrunyk is the founder of Women For Women and IC (Insightful Communications) Publishing. more...

Aug 07 2011

Jody Steinhauer

Jody Steinhauer, Bargains Group, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder, President & Chief Bargain Officer, The Bargains Group Ltd.

Jody Steinhauer is the Founder, President and Chief Bargain Officer of The Bargains Group Ltd., who used her skill and innovation to build a socially conscious, multi-million dollar business. She is based in Toronto. more...

Aug 05 2011
If you’ve never read The Shack before, I highly advise it.  If you believe there is something bigger than yourself, check it out. Whatever your God is, this book is life changing. For me, I found a lot of peace in answers to questions that we, as  mere mortals, have.  I have a lot [...] more...

Aug 04 2011
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Aug 04 2011
Decor Mentor founder and professional interior designer, Lisa Ferguson, shares insight into budget planning for a home office! There are takeaways that can be applied to other rooms also! If you are an interior designer, you know and are super frustrated that so many design shows on TV fail to show “real” budget numbers for ...MORE more...

Aug 04 2011

Lisa Delorme

Lisa Delorme, Rent Frock Repeat, interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Co-Founder & CEO, Rent Frock Repeat

Lisa Delorme is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rent frock Repeat, an online company that rents designer dresses. more...

Aug 04 2011

Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black, widowed.ca, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Financial Advisor & Founder, Widowed.ca

Jennifer Black is a Financial Advisor and founder of Widowed.ca, a free online resource for widows, widowers and their loved ones. more...

Aug 04 2011

Ebonnie Rowe

Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam, interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President, PhemPhat Entertainment Group & Founder, Honey Jam

Ebonnie Rowe is the president of PhemPhat Entertainment and founder of Honey Jam, an annual multicultural showcase of upcoming artists in all genres of music, where talents such as Jully Black, Nelly Furtado, Reema Major and others have performed at the beginning of their careers. more...

Aug 04 2011

Judy Croon

Judy Croon interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV

Comedian, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker

Judy Croon is a comedian, broadcaster and motivational speaker who is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research with her annual Stand Up for the Girls fundraising event. more...

Aug 04 2011

Joann Lim

Joann Lim interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Making it Happen Specialist

A Connoisseur of Life, Making It Happen Specialist, internationally trained Professional Coach, and Thursday Night Soccer Player. She is a world traveler, a foodie, and a magnet for incredibleness. more...

Aug 04 2011

Morwenna Given

Morwenna Given interviewed by Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Medical Herbalist

Trained in the UK as a Medical Herbalist (BSC) and established a clinical practise in UK and Canada; now solely in Canada. Medical Herbalist is the oldest form of medicine known to mankind with proven efficacy and superior to many orthodox drugs. Morwenna has unique insights into the failings of the current system of medicine ( OHIP ) and its causes. more...

Aug 04 2011

Nicole McCance

Nicole McCance interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Relationship Expert, Psychotherapist

Nicole McCance is a relationship expert who has been providing counseling services to older adolescents and adults for the past 10 years across North America and in Russia. She has been featured on CP 24 and Roger’s Television. more...

Aug 01 2011
Thanks to Shannon Skinner from Extraordinary Women TV. Great job Shannon. Super fun. Check out the interview here. more...