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Who is Michelle Andrishak?

Let me introduce myself!

Thrilled to be recognized by online magazine Thrive Daily as one of Alberta’s 13 most inspiring female entrepreneurs, I’m passionate about empowering women in business to increase productivity, profitability, and joy in their entrepreneurial journey.

And I’m excited to be able to take this passion worldwide with our amazing online WOW! Women In Business community!

I’m an International Business Consultant, Award-winning, Certified Business Coach, professional public speaker, and entrepreneurial trainer. I hold a Bachelor of Business with a double major in accounting and marketing.

But as a lifelong learner, I haven’t stopped there! I am proud to hold a Certified Management Consultant Designation (CMC Canada). I am dedicated to constantly up-leveling my skillset.  

My 25+ year career and entrepreneurial journey have taken me from sitting in the CFO seat for a financial institution, developing successful “side hustle” home-based businesses in the arenas of importing, retail sales, property management, and communications consulting.

I’ve leaped into writing, copy-writing, and sitting in the seat of an advertising consultant for a newspaper,  to offering business advisory and training services with a provincial government organization.

My business-building journey has taken me to international stages as a professional public speaker and entrepreneurial trainer and now engages me in my own business consulting/coaching and business owner training firm.

It has also been my pleasure to be part of helping others grow profitable and sustainable businesses in my local community. I’m humbled to have been recognized for my work with the following awards:

  • The Rocky Mountain House Chamber of Commerce – Customer Service Excellence Award (2015)
  • The Red Deer & District Community Foundation’s Woman of Excellence Award – business and professions category (2016)
  • The Canadian Business Chicks Woman of Inspiration Award – Boss Chick Mentor category (2017)
  • Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Award Nominee (2019)

But above all, I am privileged to be a wife, mother of two adult daughters, and dog-mom to the best Goldendoodle out there, Buddy! We live an active life in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, though my accent will give away that I am also very proud to be Australian.

Growing my business, and working with women like you, has been one of the most rewarding adventures in my life. I get the entrepreneurial roller coaster – the highs and lows of being a woman in business, and I am here to support you through it all.

If you’re ready to gain clarity and maximize your own productivity and profits, take advantage of my 30-minute Business Breakthrough session. Let my experience and education help you figure out your first – or next – steps. I’d love to work with you!

MEET YOUR WOW! CHAPTER LEADERS

Kim Free - WOW! Chapter Leader

Hey, I’m Kim, and I’m the owner and CEO of Small Town Girl Promotions – a small social media agency with a passion for helping small businesses harness the power of social media.
My educational background in psychology and sociology plus my work background as an elementary and middle school teacher has given me the tools I need to create powerful content that grabs the attention of today’s social media user. I have a passion for helping small business owners and love watching them thrive when their social media is taken care of and supporting their business pursuits the way it should!
I grew up in Olds, currently live in Sundre, and love the whole Central Alberta region. I passionately believe that shopping local, supporting local, and collaborating with one another is a major key in the economic wellness of our rural Albertan communities.
In WOW, I’ve found a community of women at my fingertips.  These women are kind and fabulous! They are passionate about their businesses and they love to support one another.

Carman Murray - WOW! Chapter Leader

Hi, I’m Carman Murray and I’m thrilled to be one of  WOW!’s Chapter Leaders! I lead some of our online meetings so no matter where you live you can connect with growth-minded women in business. 

I have many roles: entrepreneur, yoga teacher, healer, teacher, mom, rancher, wife, leader, woman. My why in life is to model for my own children that each one of us has the choice to shine our gifts to the world. My what is working with others and inspiring them to move away from overwhelm, anxiety and stress and move toward ease, thrive and building a supportive network of people around them – their tribe. I run my own business where I lead workshops, retreats, yoga classes, dynamic groups, and courses.

www.sphericalhealing.ca

Erinne Allen WOW! Chapter Leader for Grand Forks, British Columbia Canada

Hi my name is Erinne Allen, I am so excited to be the first Chapter Leader for
WOW! International Women In Business in British Columbia.  I own an event planning company called “Who’s Your Planner?”  www.whosyourplanner.com

As my children were growing, and when I found a little time for myself, I
started looking for a way to take what I loved to do to the next level.  I became
a Certified Wedding Planner through The Wedding Planners Institute of
Canada, which is recognized all over the world. A couple of years later I did my Destination Wedding Planners Certificate.

I created “Who’s Your Planner?” and I have been putting on events for almost fifteen years.  In April 2019 I was hired for a two-year contract as the Events Manager for the City of Grand Forks BC.  Since my arrival, I have put many events together for the community.  I am so excited to share my passion as a woman in business with my peers in the area through WOW! events and more!