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2016 ROAR Canada Speakers


2016 November Mastermind Speaker: Julie Caldwell

Mastermind Presenter Get Unstuck and Live the Life YOU want to Live:  Your Personal Success Blueprint

2016 Symposium Video Winner #1

Overcoming fear, the strength that comes from finding your voice


Julie has lived a successful and fulfilling life. She has worked at a local university for over 20 years, navigating her way through a variety of roles including student and faculty services, and administration. She has run two small home businesses, one as a professional organizer for small and home businesses and the other as a Student Success Coach, helping youth create a vision for success in their life and then helping them create a plan to achieve it.


Julie married her husband Scott 18 years ago and they have two amazing kids, Mackenzie and Savannah. She has a strong faith and an amazing ability to see the opportunity for growth, change and learning in almost any situation.


This is the side of her that she has allowed people to see.


But behind the scenes, and internally, she has spent her life struggling with being afraid to share her opinions and having a voice in various situations, believing that she was not worthy to live the life she was meant to live.


2016 Symposium Video Winner #2: Julie Richer

Live your authentic self


Self-Development Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Naturopathic Energy Practitioner and founder of Richer Transformations. Julie is passionate about helping people ignite their inner power and get joy out of their lives!


In August 2011, while working away at her desk, Julie was called in a meeting and was told that her job as a Learning & Training Consultant was no longer existent. With only two choices in front of her, instead of desperately accepting another job offer, she chose to listen to her inner voice and leave the government after 22 years of service to begin one of the most challenging journey she had ever faced.


With only about 1 year’s worth of salary, some savings, no other income coming in the household, Julie proceeded to start from scratch and build her own business. Having zero knowledge on how to run a business, dealing with low self-confidence demons and the constant fear of not making enough money to keep the roof over her son’s head, she plunged into a self-discovery journey and invested all of her resources to build a business that will empower individuals and organizations to make their own dreams come true while being authentic, powerful and healthy in body, mind and soul.

2016 Symposium Video Winner #3: Agnes Appiah-Apawu

Refuse to be defeated - Leave a legacy


Agnes is an Emcee with a golden voice, a transformational Speaker, event organiser and coordinator, and a fascinating spoken word artist. She founded Amasuccess to express her name and also inspire other people to make that confession: "Am A Success".


Her mandate is to bring up young men and women into living their dreams and purpose in life. She believes everyone on this planet is born to do something great and her mission is to help bring that greatness to light.


Amasuccess’ message to the world is that, no one has the right to give up on him/herself, God and life. She is a strong believer in the acronym P.U.S.H – Pray Until Something Happens.

2016 Symposium Keynote Speaker:

Lisa Nichols


LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.


As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc. – one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies – Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women, and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world.


Lisa is also a best-selling author of six books, and her 7th book ABUNDANCE NOW!, published by HarperCollins, will be released September 22, 2015. In ABUNDANCE NOW, Lisa continues her journey with her fans, providing a clear and practical blueprint for personal success, drawn directly from the life experiences of its beloved author. ABUNDANCE NOW is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Lisa’s New York Times bestseller, NO MATTER WHAT.


Lisa’s extraordinary story of transforming her own life from public assistance for her family to leading a multi-million dollar enterprise is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same. Today, fans worldwide revere Lisa for her mastery of teaching people how to accomplishing unfathomable goals and tap their limitless potential.


A noted media personality who has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show, and Extra – just to name a few, is also celebrated for the impact she has on the lives of teens. Through Lisa’s non-profit foundation Motivating the Teen Spirit, she has touched the lives of 211,650 teens, prevented over 3,800 teen suicides, supported 2,500 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with families.


Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Lisa for her extensive work are the Humanitarian Award from the country of South Africa, The Ambassador Award, and the LEGO Foundation‘s Heart of Learning Award. The City of Henderson, Nevada named November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day; and the City of Houston, Texas named May 9th as Lisa Nichols Day for her dedication to service, philanthropy and healing.


Lisa lives, plays and works in the greater San Diego, California area and on stages around the world, working alongside her world-class team committed to Motivating the Masses.


2016 June Mastermind Speaker: Yetta Dekker

Mastermind Presenter - The Power of You in Community

Yetta is a fun-loving, empowering entrepreneur who, alongside her husband Ken, has built a highly successful business and large 100+ person sales team as co-owner of Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty and as the driving force behind The Dekker Team Real Estate team. After over twenty-five years in the industry, you’d be hard pressed to find a Realtor with more knowledge of the intricacies of real estate than Yetta.


In life, Yetta’s personal journey handed her a one-way ticket to financial destitution, marriage dissolution, estrangement from her children, and contemplating taking her own life, a sad fate that befell her beloved brother. Yetta’s strength and faith pulled her back from the brink and her life has not only turned around, it has also clearly defined her passion for supporting individuals on their unique life journeys. This passion has most recently manifested in the creation, in the nation's capital, of ROAR Canada, an inspirational movement dedicated to Igniting, Cultivating, and Transforming lives.


Yetta is approachable, honest, and raw. In her workshops and masterminds, her sole objective is to connect with audience members through conversations that resonate and become a catalyst for what the listener most desires in life. Daily she provides a little dose of inspiration through her "Yetta Raw & Reel" video snippets on social media.

2016 April Mastermind Speaker: Kathy Herties

Mastermind Presenter - The Cry of Your Heart









Keynote Speaker at ROAR Ottawa 2014

2014 and 2015 Mastermind & Symposium Keynote Speaker:

Dianna Kokoszka


Dianna Kokoszka is CEO of MAPS & KWU at Keller Williams International. She is passionate about transforming lives and businesses. As a writer, speaker, and leader, she has built the most powerful training and coaching mastermind program in the industry. She leads a team of more than 100 staff and coaches.


Dianna has always worked to help others reach their full potential. From growing a real estate team, to being a Team Leader, to running an office, to her current position at Keller Williams International, Dianna has been doing just that.


As president of Mega Achievement Productivity Systems (MAPS) in Austin, Texas, she has built a powerful coaching and mastermind program.  She leads more than 100 coaches who provide tailor-made coaching programs for individual clients.  Her approach has its genesis in the Keller Williams business models and from her personal experiences and insights.  Keller Williams Realty, Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an international real estate franchise company with almost 110,000 real estate agents, operating in more than 700 market centers across the globe. Keller Williams is the largest residential real estate company in the world.


In 2009, Ms. Kokoszka created BOLD (Business Objective: A Life by Design), a program that has transformed careers and inspired possibilities for thousands of professionals.  Her entrepreneurial spirit and renown have earned her many honors and awards, including the Stevie Award for the Best Sales Coaching Program; an appointment to the President of the United States' Business Advisory Council; the Denver Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1984 and 1991, and the Denver Businesswoman of the Year Award in 1986, 2003, and 2004.  During Dianna's time at MAPS, Keller Williams has been named the #2 Training organization in 2014 and #1 in 2015 by Training Magazine.


Dianna offered tips on outlook, behaviours, and practices that are proven strategies for success by women in whatever their chosen spheres of interest.

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