International Vegan Film Festival CEO & Entrepreneur Shawn Stratton

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Shawn Stratton, founder, and director of the International Vegan Film Festival talks about creating the first-ever vegan festival for films worldwide! Coming from a background in adventuring and outdoor leadership, Shawn honed his career as a passionate keynote speaker inspiring thousands across the world with his stories. This was the seed sown along his journey, motivating him to create a platform for other storytellers to share their thoughts on how healthy communities support each other, so they can create a better planet and support veganism as it grows and transforms our world.

International Vegan Film Festival CEO & Entrepreneur Shawn Stratton highlights and discusses:

  • The growth and evolution of the vegan film festival in Canada
  • Challenges to entrepreneurial growth exploring concepts of consistency, commitment and leveraging the power of networking
  • The spark that started it all. Inspiring people through the power of great storytelling and collaboration

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.


On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships