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Uplift, empower, advance. When women in business come together, what is it they can’t achieve? Facilitated by experienced female leaders in the local business community, come together with others to address barriers, create solutions, and break them! New opinions and ideas from outside perspectives will be discovered, while action plans and new connections will be formed.


Women In Biz CNNX | Leading With Authenticity

As women in business, we face challenges and tough conversations almost daily. As women in business, we celebrate each other’s achievements and success. In both instances, we rely on our authentic self to guide us through the good and the bad. But that is not always the case. Leading with authenticity can be one of those things that is easier said than done. Have you ever had to compromise your authenticity in a certain situation? You’re not the only one! It happens time and time again to all of us.

In this month’s Women In Biz CNNX group, we are tackling all things authenticity. We are thrilled to have Deborah Moore of Halia Consulting, join us to discuss how to become a leader who inspires others to put their best foot forward at all times. Deborah is an executive coach with 15 years of international marketing & business experience. As a mother of 3, and a 2-time Ironman World Championship finisher, it’s safe to say she has some serious experience on leading with authenticity!

Join us for this virtual fireside chat on February 18th, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00pm as SBX Champion Facilitators, Danielle Lazarevska, Managing Director of Sandbox Centre & Joanne McPhail, Co-Managing Partner & Chief Innovation Officer of Barriston LLP, open up the floor to all of you to discuss how authenticity plays a role in your life and business. Special thank you to the Presenting Sponsor of this session, Scotiabank!


This month’s topic: Leading With Authenticity

Guest Speaker: Deborah Moore, Executive Coach at Halia Consulting

CNNX Champion Facilitators: Danielle Lazarevska, Managing Director, Sandbox Centre & Joanne McPhail, Co-Managing Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, Barriston LLP

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2020

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm, virtual webinar


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Interested in seeing what this CNNX group has to offer? We may be able to give you the secret knock… Email info@sandboxcentre.com for more info!



Facilitators & Presenters:

Deborah Moore, Executive Coach, Halia Consulting

As an executive coach, Deborah brings over 15 years of international  marketing & business experience working on brands such as Pepsi,  Effem Foods, FedEx, Nike, Scotiabank and Toronto Eaton Centre. This  experience is uniquely married with over 12 years of high performance  endurance athletic racing & coaching (Ironman triathlon) producing a  fresh, exciting and energetic approach to coaching. 

Throughout her career, her focus has been on strategic planning,  problem-solving and motivational team-building, all complemented by  an innovative, creative mind & and an excellent client service ethic. 

Throughout the coaching process, Deborah has a laser focus on her  clients’ goals, providing individuals and groups with common-sense  strategies & tools to guide them to success in the most efficient way  possible, all delivered with empathy.  A mother of 3, and a 2-time Ironman World Championship finisher,  Deborah is based in Toronto, Canada.



Danielle Lazarevska, Managing Director, Sandbox Centre

Danielle is the Managing Director at the Sandbox Centre. She’s passionate about building effective and long-lasting partnerships and has a great record of collaborative success demonstrated by working with iconic brands such as Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Fossil, Walgreens and Marriott. Danielle has a strong background in business development and partner marketing as well as in leading teams implementing high growth business strategies.
– Fueled by positivity & authenticity
– Adventurer, animal lover and aspiring horseback rider
– Baking & Cooking Enthusiast 



Joanne McPhail, Co-Managing Partner, Barriston LLP
Sandbox Board Member | Chair

Joanne is Co-Managing Partner of Barriston LLP and a Certified Specialist in Corporate Commercial Law. She is also an angel investor, property investor/developer and entrepreneur.  Joanne has a passion for anything business-related and team-driven and is thrilled to be part of the creation of the Sandbox.  Joanne firmly believes that “if we build it they will come” and is so excited to participate in all that the Sandbox has to offer, as a sponsor, speaker, eager collaborator and lifetime learner.
Keep learning. Be kind.
Vision without Action is a Daydream.
Passionate parent, spouse and outdoor enthusiast.




Presenting Sponsor: 

Lesly Tayles, Senior Vice President, Ontario Region, Scotiabank 

Lesly Tayles joined the Scotiabank team in December 2017 and is responsible for defining and  implementing the strategic direction, goals and execution of key initiatives for the Branch  Network across Ontario Region.  

Lesly has held progressively senior roles across various banking areas including; Branch Banking,  Small Business Banking, Commercial, Wealth Management, Project Management and Learning  & Development. She is passionate about creating an inclusive culture, sourcing and developing  diverse talent and building high performing teams that focus on delivering on our noble  purpose of reducing financial stress and building confidence for our customers through valuable  advice and proactive solutions.  

She completed her MBA at Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian  Bankers. Lesly and her husband Dave have two sons who keep them very active.


February 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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24 Maple Avenue
Barrie, Ontario l4n7w4 Canada


Sandbox Centre