Cowichan Valley Group Members

Zoom Meeting Date and Time: Tuesdays from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM

Would you like to visit a Business for Business Networks Cowichan meeting?

Please contact one of the leadership team:

Darlene Huff (Chair)

Dave Shortill (Co-Chair)

Tina Short (Membership Coordinator)

Cowichan Valley Group Members

Darlene Huff

Darlene Huff,
The Coaching Suite

Darlene is Head Coach at The Coaching Suite where the mantra is “great business comes from trusting relationships, one conversation at a time”.
As an experienced certified coach of over 20 years, she specializes in exceptional business growth through laser focused leadership development. She assists executives and leaders in family owned and corporate businesses to up-level their skills to meet the ever changing demands. Business is not as usual. Darlene will prepare for your future success with less stress, more focus and passion.
A note about Darlene’s experience. Darlene has been building top tier successful teams for leading retailers such as Williams’s-Sonoma, The Disney Stores and David’s Bridal. Throughout she has demonstrated extraordinary team building skills plus the proven ability to coach leaders to grow their effectiveness by growing trust. Effective conversations in moments that matter and steady leadership presence are a tangible result in working with Darlene at The Coaching Suite.
Darlene on LinkedIn
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Dave Shortill, Orca Wealth and Insurance Services

Flexible solutions for businesses and their employees. You’re busy running a business and you need a loyal, hard-working team to support your growth and success. We help design group benefits solutions for small businesses that are designed to be cost effective and flexible for owners like you. You can customize a plan to meet your specific business goals, and gain a competitive edge to attract talented, reliable employees. And, our plans are easy to set up and administer so you can stay focused on your priorities.
Facebook: Dave on Facebook
LinkedIn: Dave on LinkedIn
Email: Email Dave

Tina Short, A Memorable Gift

At a Memorable Gift, we specialize in quality, unique and mostly Canadian made products. Promoting Canada and Canadian made is our number one priority. Many of our gifts are hand crafted by native, Inuit, Haida and many other talented Canadian artists. Some are "one of a kind", and all are of high quality. Our other gifts that are not hand made are manufactured mostly in Canada. We offer a variety of mediums - hand blown glass, pewter, soapstone, slab glass, slate, paper, ceramic - to name a few.
Email: Email Tina

Suelle Stewart, Suelle Stewart Creative

I am passionate about working with small businesses who see value in sharing their story using content marketing. I will research, curate, and create content for you. I help you to tell your story so you can connect with your audience with the intention to create insight and two-way conversations leading to increased business and profitability.
Email: Email Suelle

Kayla Balfour

Kayla Balfour, Lift Wellness

My acupuncture practice is a true reflection of who I am — a person who values integrity and professionalism, and a fun-loving individual whose wonderment and curiosity enables me to be empathetic and compassionate with anyone who needs relief from pain, anxiety, and issues of self-worth.
My unique approach to acupuncture comes out of my own personal experience. I grew up with ongoing shoulder and back pain, sustained head and knee injuries through athletics and sport, and have lived with migraines for most of my life. This multiplicity of issues led me to explore options in medicine and healing for my own well-being.
I found that acupuncture was the only treatment that helped me feel better and addressed my desire for a more holistic, collaborative approach to health. This journey of self-care — and my desire to share my successes with others — is what sparked my career to become a registered acupuncturist with a practical, client-centred approach.
My method comes directly from the principles within Traditional Chinese Medicine — to bring the body’s energy into a satisfied, harmonious equilibrium. My goal is to find the balance and personal sense of peace for each client to benefit from my techniques.
Email: Email Kayla

DE seo consulting

Debbie Battler, DE SEO Consulting

I have been in the Direct Marketing business for over 15 years in Vancouver. I moved back to Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island 4 years ago to be closer to my family. I am passionate about helping my clients get better results for their websites on the internet. I presume we all want more sales and customers with more website traffic. When people search for you or your targeted keywords on Google do you appear? I work to ensure potential customers find you, which should be a top priority for businesses today.  "SEO is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results." It is an integral addition to any digital marketing strategy. Achieving visibility and rankings is not easy, but it can be done. We help our clients succeed with more traffic, and proven results.

Website :
Email: Email Debbie

Kristine Geldart, TMG The Mortgage Group

Helping people is my passion! With over 30 years of customer service experience and my love of numbers, I became a Mortgage Broker to help guide people through one of the most stressful financial processes of their lifetime.
As a homeowner myself, I simply trusted what the banks told me – then I learned that there are options. Lots of them! Life is complicated – my job is to simplify the process, bringing borrowers and the right lenders together for tailored solutions - just for you. I have access to products a variety of lending options for first time home buyers, renovations, selling/buying property, buying a second property – and even those difficult situations where the bank said no.
My motto is that there is a solution for everything!
Email Kristine

Mary Lummerding
Kitchen Times

Mary Lummerding, Chef -
What’s for dinner?

As a Personal Chef and Cooking Coach, I help home-based busy Entrepreneurs and Professionals to make healthful, easy meals to break the cycle of take out and delivery. With planning, practise and some lively music, cooking can be very easy and fun.
Cooking is a valuable skill. It gives you relaxing time away from your business. Cooking can help your brain to be healthy because you are organizing, sequencing, calculating, estimating, etc, etc!
Set your place at the table, turn on some music or a podcast, and enjoy the meal that you prepared for your Self.
I also encourage parents to cook with their children to increase their independence and confidence in taking care of them selves and contribute to taking care of the household.

Let’s work together so you achieve your goal to cook for yourself:
• for improving your health,
• for social reasons (invite family and friends),
• or to achieve a money saving goal.

Gardening suggestions can also be included!

Contact me or visit my website or social sites for more inspiration.

Contact information:
Email: email address
Jackie Wood

Jackie Wood Realtor
Pemberton Holmes Duncan

Jackie is a full time award winning Realtor with 13 years experience, focused on providing the best customer service experience, and creating lifelong relationships by exceeding your expectations. A mom, a grandmother, a wife, an animal lover, a volunteer, an outdoor enthusiast, Jackie put's people before profits and treats all real estate transactions with care and attention.

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