April 2012

Apr 28 2012
I was recently invited to be a judge at a speaking competition that brought together grade 5 and 6 students from a number of Toronto’s private schools, which took place at Holy Trinity in Richmond Hill. Over the course of a lovely afternoon, I witnessed 19 speeches, all roughly two minutes each, from boys and [...] more...

Apr 27 2012
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Rona Maynard, former editor of Chatelaine magazine, Canada’s leading magazine for women, on my talk show Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner. Rona was at the helm of Chatelaine for 10 years and through innovation and drive, she made the magazine a massive success. During the time that [...] more...

Apr 27 2012

Sarah Liberatore

Shannon Skinner interviews Sarah Liberatore, Founder, STLTO Wine

Founder, STLTO Wine

Sarah Liberatore is the founder of STLTO Wine. She was recently awarded with the "Top 30 Under 30 Innovators." Find out what it is like to be a young 24 year-old entrepreneur. In this interview, she also talks about why she supporting the Ignite 'n' Connect event hosted by Positive Fabulous Women on May 4th. more...

Apr 25 2012

Kelly Nolan

Kelly Nolan interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Director, Avita Integrative Health & Restoration Clinic

Kelly Nolan is a compounding pharmacist and director, Avita Health & Restoration Clinic, based in Brampton, Ontario. She is an expert in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), something so many women face, which she discusses in this interview. more...

Apr 25 2012

Rebecca MacDonald

Rebecca MacDonald interviewed by Shannon Skinner on Extraordinary Women TV

Founder/Executive Chair, Just Energy Group

Rebecca MacDonald is the founder and executive chair, Just Energy Group. more...

Apr 24 2012

Dr. Adrienne McRuvie

Dr. Adrienne McRuvie interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Chiropractor & Doula

Dr. Adrienne McRuvie is a chiropractor and doula, and talks about the growing role of the doula. more...

Apr 21 2012
When we have a big vision for ourselves, and are taking steps toward fulfilling that dream, it can be time of major transition and growth. When we are in this stage of growth, we need to muster all that we have to make our creative dreams come to fruition. Including our self-confidence. I have been [...] more...

Apr 19 2012

Rona Maynard

Rona Maynard interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Author, speaker, former editor of Chatelaine magazine

Rona Maynard, author, speaker and former editor of Chatelaine magazine. Rona talks about the significance of the mother-daughter relationship and how that impacted her life and career success, and also about the upcoming event - Ignite 'n' Connect - that she is speaking at on May 4th in Toronto (hosted by Positive Fabulous Women). more...

Apr 19 2012

Kristin Crowe

Kristin Crowe interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

President, T.A.S. Communications/Alarm System/Falcon Security

Kristin Crowe is President, T.A.S. Communications/Alarm System/Falcon Security. She is based in Ontario, Canada. Kristin's story of overcoming breast cancer and redefining beauty in her life is sure to inspire you. more...

Apr 18 2012
It was only a matter of time. Pippa Middleton is not unfamiliar with being in the spotlight since her sister, Kate, married Prince William last April. The world has grown in its fascination with her; it is reported that she is apparently more known in some countries than her royal sister. I have been following [...] more...

Apr 17 2012
SHANNON’S TRAVEL BAG: travel tips for women Shannon Skinner travels by overnight bus from Toronto-New York City: a test of resilience.       This past weekend, I went to New York City. It was a last-minute decision to attend a reunion with Oxford University alumni and also visit a dear friend. Since it was so [...] more...

Apr 16 2012

Katia Millar

Katia Millar, Positive Fabulous Women, interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner (April 2012)

Founder & Chief Inspirational Officer, Positive Fabulous Women

Host Shannon Skinner sits down with Katia Millar, founder and chief inspirational officer, Positive Fabulous Women, and gets an update on the organization since Katia's first appearance on the show in September 2010. more...

Apr 09 2012
    For Immediate Release   Shannon Skinner’s Extraordinary Women TV announces its support of Ignite ‘n’ Connect as media partner first-ever event for Toronto’s women soulpreneurs, hosted by Positive Fabulous Women Toronto, April 9, 2012 — Shannon Skinner’s Extraordinary Women TV  is pleased to be the media partner of  Ignite ‘n’ Connect — the [...] more...

Apr 08 2012
Today is Easter Sunday. While many families are spending the day together, I have chosen to catch up on some of my creative projects — and reflect. When I was a kid, I loved Easter Sunday. The reason I loved Easter more than any other day of the year had nothing whatsoever to do with [...] more...

Apr 07 2012

Martina Ernst

Martina Ernst interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannn Skinner

President & CEO, Wo-Built Inc.

Martina Ernst is the President/CEO of Wo-Built Inc, one of few female-led design and build companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Wo-Built believes that women are great assets to the building industry, especially in the finishing trades. They provide mentoring and support for women, and help cultivate their distinctive talents whenever possible. more...

Apr 07 2012

Meifang Zhang

Meifang Zhang, deputy consul general China, interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Deputy Consul General China

Meifang Zhang is the Deputy Consul General China, based in Toronto. As a diplomat and former attache, Meifang lives an exciting life, meeting and working with many of world leaders and other high-profile individuals. The chances of a woman in China rising to the level that Meifang has achieved are slim. Find out how Meifang made it happen. more...

Apr 07 2012

Monika Burwise

Monika Burwise interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Co-Founder, Global Awakening Institute

Monika Burwise is a modern day mystic and co-founder, Global Awakening Institute. After near fatal car accidents drastically changing the course of her life, she has turned her experience into an inspiration message of personal transformation to help others. In this interview, she shares her inspiring story of how show met her now husband. It is not your usual love story... more...

Apr 07 2012

Trish Peterson

Trish Peterson interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Money Coach

Trish Petersen is a money coach. In this interview she talks about how our mindset around money, feelings, beliefs and behaviours have an impact on our financial success. Getting caught in this emotional vortex with money can prevent us from living wholeheartedly. more...

Apr 07 2012

Judy Suke

Judy Suke interviewed on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Motivational Humourist

Judy Suke is a motivational humourist who, after remarkably surviving a number of heart attacks and strokes, is dedicated to bringing hope and humour to the world. more...

Apr 05 2012
I met award-winning humanitarian, Judith Jenya, in March 2012, in Mexico, where she was speaking at the International Women’s Day event, We Move Forward 2012. I was deeply moved by her compassion and courage. Her stories of working with traumatized children of war, and her own personal challenges — from a serious health issue to [...] more...

Apr 01 2012
Intuition is an intriguing thing. Depending on how self-aware you are, it can either be shrouded in mystery, or comforting and familiar. I do not always listen to my intuition, as much as I wish I did. I try. I am aware of its importance. But, sometimes I slip. Like last weekend, when a friend, [...] more...