FVEPA Workshops

Please note, the FVEPA Workshop scheduled on April 11th has been POSTPONED. Please check back soon for more information.


Best Western Regency Plus Conference Centre
32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford

Workshop Schedule:

9:00 – 9:15 Registration/Networking/Coffee & Tea
9:15 – 10:00 Session #1 – Build a Business, Build a Dream: Hanne Madsen
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break – Coffee/Tea & Muffins
10:15 – 11:00 Speaker #2 – Live on Purspose: Andrea Ferguson
11:00 – 11:45 Speaker #3 – The Psychology of Dressing for your Business: Brianna Carson
11:45 – Noon Networking

Session Descriptions & Speaker Bios:

Session #1: Build a Business, Build a Dream, Hanne Madsen, GroYourBiz 

You started your business with a spark of an idea; with a dream. How do you build upon that dream to build your business? Lean the steps to creating the solid foundation to take your business to the next level and beyond.

About Hanne:

hanneFrom 1986 to 2010, Hanne Madsen was the President and co-owner of DanFoss Couriers & Freight, a successful transportation business that provided regional, national and international delivery service to over 3000 clients.

Hanne is a member of the board of governors for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and also served as a director on the board of the B.C. Trucking Association for 14 years. In 2002, she was appointed as the Chair of B.C.T.A. for a two year term and to date she remains the only woman to have attained that position since the association’s founding in 1913. In 2008, she was presented with the Service to the Industry Award by B.C.T.A.

Active in her community, Hanne is a volunteer facilitator for Junior Achievement. She is a member of the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business networks and participates in the Kickstart mentorship program at Thompson Rivers University. She holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and a Certificate of Executive Management from the Segal Graduate School of Business at SFU. In March 2015, she was received the Women in Business award for Corporate/Leadership from the Surrey Board of Trade.

Hanne resides in South Surrey with her husband and together they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.

Session #2: Live on Purpose, Andrea Ferguson, LIFE Designs Fitness & Nutrition

Discover your opportunities to more often and more consistently Live-On-Purpose. Where have you lost touch with who you most want to be? What is holding you back from stepping out from behind the “curtain”? Where can you create a breakthrough? If you want to get realigned with your purpose, reconnected with yourself and inspired to take action towards living a healthy lifestyle, then join Andrea Ferguson to discover the simple steps to creating and living your life on purpose. You have one life, unlimited potential and the ability to choose, so let me help you design your life so that you LIVE IT without regrets.

About Andrea:

Andrea Ferguson Head shotAs a Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and FIT Mindset Coach for women, Andrea offers a unique approach to health and fitness. She understands that a F.I.T. Mindset is absolutely instrumental in creating a F.I.T. LIFE that you enjoy which is the secret to achieving a healthy and fit body that you love. Having worked with thousands of women over the years, Andrea understands that the key to overcoming health and fitness struggles is using a whole LIFE wellness approach that honors a woman’s need to feel cared for. Integrating fitness, nutrition, F.I.T. mindset and self care into the programs, workshops and events that she designs enables the women she leads and inspires to feel well taken care of and capable of becoming healthy and fit. She believes that every woman deserves to live her life feeling the freedom of choice, feeling fit and beautiful in her own skin and feeling worthy of self care. To assist her in empowering REAL women to transform their lives Andrea has a talented team of heart centered female Trainers/ Nutritionists and F.I.T. Mindset Coaches working alongside her who all LOVE what they do.

Session #3: The Psychology of Dressing for your Business, Brianna Carson, What Would Audrey Wear?

As business owners we know the power of a great website, strategically placed ads, and well-designed business cards.  Yet with all of the effort we put into our businesses on a daily basis, most of us miss marketing the most obvious aspect of them: ourselves.  You are your brand, and your packaging is your personal style.  Are you communicating your business effectively through what you wear every day?  Are you creating opportunity with how you present yourself?  Learn what your clothes are saying about you behind (and in front of) your back.

About Brianna:

Brianna-web-31 (2)Brianna is a style coach, blogger, business owner, speaker and writer.  Brianna has a background in psychology and uses it to understand and use fashion to benefit her clients by understanding human perception and judgement based on clothing.  She started her business What Would Audrey Wear in 2013 after working in interior design, sales and fundraising.  Brianna currently lives in White Rock with her husband and two unruly mini dachshunds.



Cost & Registration:

Registration includes coffee/tea and assorted baked goods, opportunities for networking, and over 2 hours of education!

$40 for Members
$55 for Non-Members