Jacquie Somerville is a bestselling author, speaker and successful Passion Coach. She impacts her audiences and clients by drawing on a lifetime of challenging and rewarding experiences. She’s been married a few times, immigrated twice, been fat, slim, broke, rich, and followed her gut to a life of excitement, adventure, passion and purpose.
Jacquie’s fearless approach to life and zeal for inspiring others to take action is grounded in a diverse background, ranging from a successful career in corporate marketing and sales, to entrepreneurship, and to time in front of the camera as a main character on a reality TV show.
Jacquie is the CEO, personality, and creative force behind Jacquie Somerville Enterprises, LLC, a personal-development umbrella company for her private coaching, keynote speech engagements, her one woman stage show, and her bestselling books.
Jacquie was born in South Africa, immigrated to Canada alone in 1992, and now resides in Los Angeles, California.
Sharla Brown is a Canadian social entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian who has been passionate about entrepreneurship, leadership and social issues her entire life. In the last 10 years Sharla has received 13 business and social impact awards, including the international WEF Iconic Women in Social Enterprise Award in 2016, the 2019 Ruby Award from Soroptimist International of Central Alberta, a nomination for the Ontario Premier’s Award in 2017, and most recently a nomination for philanthropy by the Toronto Waterfront Women’s Awards.
For more than 20 years, through her entrepreneurial endeavours, Sharla has supported numerous community organizations. As the president of her event management company Keynote Events, she has created and executed more than 200 events and contributed more than 1.5 million dollars to various community and international charities in the last 7 years.
Sharla mentors, teaches and inspires other women to embrace their leadership potential and entrepreneurial spirit. She empowers those around her to use their gifts to create a purpose-driven life doing what they love because she believes that each person’s gifts are like pebbles they can toss into the water, creating ripples that positively impact the world around them.
In 2015, Sharla travelled to Ecuador with Me to WE, and a world-changing ripple effect began through her creation of One Woman and One Girl. These global social enterprises are on a mission to help women and girls around the globe live their dreams and reach their full potential through education, skills development and entrepreneurship.
Sharla has created over 100 One Woman Fearless events in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Her vision has ignited a ripple that has turned into an international wave of empowerment for thousands of women and girls around the globe.