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Creative Mornings | Amanda Buhse | $40 and a Dream

April 29, 2022 at8:30 am - 10:00 am

When your life collapses, how do you move forward? When everything you thought you wanted suddenly shatters, what are your next steps? Amanda will share how this collapse changed her perspective and gave her the opportunity to rebuild a life of her own design using $40, a lot of creativity and the power of listening to her intuition. Amanda will share her story as inspiration to live fearlessly and recognize your worth on the path to personal success and becoming the truest version of yourself.

About the Presenter

A multi-award-winning marketing maverick, entrepreneur, speaker, and overall creative force – Amanda Buhse is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Coal and Canary. Her creative efforts with Coal and Canary have been featured in numerous national and international media outlets including, Forbes, the GRAMMY, Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe swag bags, The Globe and Mail, Good Morning America, Cameron Diaz’ The Body Book, Style at Home, Canadian Living and many more.

She’s lives and breathes creativity and brings design brilliance to every aspect of business and life. This quality was a keystone in growing her brand from a $40 investment to become a multi-million dollar business. Forbes Magazine has since recognized Coal and Canary as “Canada’s favourite artisan candle” under Amanda’s leadership.

Recently named Insight Success Magazines “Top 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch in 2021” as well as “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” (WBOM, 2019), “Volunteer of the Year” (Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, 2019), “Small Business of the Year” (TWAD, 2019), and Spirit of Winnipeg Award winner, Amanda is grateful to be recognized for entrepreneuria accomplishments. Her largest accolade to date came in early 2021, when Amanda was named a G20 YEA Canadian Delegate for the global G20 Summit hosted in Milan which will focus on COVID-19 socio-economic recovery, as well as a global renaissance, for inclusive, sustainable, and innovative prosperity.

Amanda’s leadership and commitment to the small business community are evident as she is a current Board Member for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Small Busi- ness Advisory Council (WCOC, 2019), and a Chamber representative chosen to sit on the May- or of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 Business Task Force to advise on the COVID-19 related impacts felt by the Winnipeg business community.

Amanda is a passionate voice in the Canadian female entrepreneurial scene with a mission to empower other to harness their personal strength, trust their intuition and live fearlessly. Sharing her journey of overcoming tragedy, she has inspired audiences across the country to live a life of their own design by showing up in the world as the truest expression of themselves.

Amanda’s speaking engagements span a vast array of international clients including Wix, Verizon and numerous business and educational institutions. She is an in-demand speaker on the topics of marketing innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal growth.

In her spare time, you’ll find her creativity is alive and well whether its singing Whitney Houston ballads or prepping four-course meals for her friends and family. While she travels across North America regularly, she feels most at home with her loved ones at Brereton Lake in Manitoba.


April 29, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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RRC Polytech: Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae
2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9 Canada
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