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2022 Conference Speakers

Michelle Cederberg

For over 17 years, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has captivated audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a bigger life, and now, she’s also taking the virtual world by storm too! As an in-demand speaker, author, coach, and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us. She helps people boost that capacity, so they gain clarity, build confidence, and get the discipline to create the life and career they want.

She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach. She truly combines mind, body, and practicality to empower change.

Sherri Pauls

I was born and raised in southern Manitoba and on a Mennonite Colony in Mexico. I married a farmer at the age of 19 and immediately realized how little I knew about farming. Throughout the years, and struggles with mental health and past childhood trauma, I realized there were so many people struggling just like me. God had brought me so much healing and a passion to help others, along with a healthy sense of humor. My goal in my talks is to break down the walls of stigma and guilt we all feel in our various walks of life. To shine a light on the fact that we are not alone, even on our darkest days, and to add some laughs in because life is heavy, and laughter sometimes really is the best medicine.

Follow Sherri on           @Theg_mom

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Graeme Kingdon

He was raised on a grain farm near Basswood Mb. He attended the University of Manitoba ( Ag. Dip 96) and the University of Guelph (Bsc. Agr. 2000) prior to joining the RCMP in 2002. After a 20 year career policing rural Manitoba, he recently retired from the RCMP. In retirement, Graeme along with his wife Nakella and daughters Nora and Bailey now operate a U-pick strawberry farm.

Graeme Kingdon will be speaking about Rural Property Crime including crime trends, property owners rights and crime prevention strategies.  His presentation will promote an understanding of relevant legislation, RCMP strategies for combating property crime, strategies to reduce vulnerability to theft and explore available technologies to assist with investigation

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Val Caldwell

She has been providing presentations on the topic of safety around the use of technology for 16 years. Her personal and professional passion is to provide current and relevant tools and information to children and adults to help them use their various forms of technology and social media as safely as possible. Val addresses the various forms of hidden sexual exploitation that exists in the “virtual world”. Val has spoken to well over  40,000 children in grades 4-12 throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as countless parents, caregivers, and professionals. She draws her experience from her 9 years working as a Program Facilitator for CFS Western as well as being a busy Mum of 2 young adults. Val shares countless personal stories that involve a variety of social media related experiences. Her open, dynamic, entertaining, and extremely honest style of presenting resonates with audience of all ages. It has been noted that she has the ability to take extremely difficult topics and discuss them in a way that puts everyone at ease. Her presentations have been well received and highly recommended for anyone who works with youth or has their own children as the information pertains to all users of technology.

 

My session will focus on ways to ensure we are using apps and social media sites as safely as possible, specifically focusing on privacy settings and how to ensure they are set properly. 

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Adrienne Ivey

Is a farmer and rancher from Ituna, Saskatchewan. She is passionate about sharing her love of everything agriculture through speaking, as well as social media. Adrienne is a TEDx speaker and writer, and loves to build connections through communications. Adrienne believes there is room for all kinds of agriculture at the table, and strives to build bridges with consumers in a positive yet realistic way.

 

In a highly polarized world, it is easy to for those in agriculture to view consumers as our enemy, our hurdle to overcome. We sometimes see other farms and farm types as our competitors. Fortunately, in a post-pandemic world, people are more eager than ever to understand where their food comes from, they simply have no idea how to navigate sorting truth from fiction in food production. Adrienne Ivey will speak on how to see consumers as our partners rather than our enemy, and how to build bridges that last in a world of viral nonsense.

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Genevieve Yoko

I am the Member Service Supervisor for the Brandon Branch and I have been in the financial industry for 7 years. I love what I do, and I really enjoy the people I work with and the members that we serve.

Malorie Gauthier

I am a Branch Manager with Fusion Credit Union. I've been working in the finance industry for over 10 years in a variety of roles. My passion is providing financial advice and recommendations to my clients and watching them achieve their financial goals.

Fraud prevention and awareness affects everyone. Scammers target both consumers and businesses. The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be informed and alert. Get to know the different types of scams and always report fraud. Fusion will share some great tips and tricks, tests your knowledge, as well as some great giveaways!  Be sure to stop by!