Keynote Speaker

Shari Hughson




10:30 am
11:30 am

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Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - Presented by Shari Hughson

January 25, 2023
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Event Summary

Have you ever wondered how and why other people seem to just make things happen, do new activities, and lead really interesting lives? Shari weaves a compelling tale of her adventures with simple methods for shaking up your life and stepping into discomfort!

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Meet our speaker.

Shari Hughson

Shari Hughson is an entrepreneur, social innovator, and extreme adventurer. She started her first business in her 20s and won CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year before the age of 30.

Shari was awarded one of the 50 Most Influential Female Business and Entrepreneur Leaders of the Year by SME Canada in 2021 and given a national honour from the First Nations Health Authority for a project that impacted the mental health of a remote community in 2013.

She has owned 6 health companies and 8 e-commerce sites,and today is the Executive Advisor for multiple global companies, the co-founder of Neuma Centre in Kingston, as well as a Faculty member in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Queen’s University. She is a travel and wilderness fanatic and has pushed her limits by living off the land with only the bare survival essentials for 7 years.

Shari is an engaging public speaker on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, well-being, courageous leadership, survival mindset, and social enterprises impacting people & the planet.

Event overview

Research has shown that routines, complacency, and patterns in life are actually making your performance, creativity, and learning sub-optimal. Shari weaves a compelling tale of her adventures with simple methods for shaking up your life and stepping into discomfort! Join us for an energizing journey that starts with this first step.

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