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TechConnex: Resilient Wellbeing – Living with Uncertainty

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feeling overwhelmed at times, and faced with worries about where all this could go?  Have you observed associates, family, or friends who are expressing a high level of anxiety?  Targeted at putting you in the driver’s seat to learn and grow strong through this challenging time, our workshop, presented by Danielle Besseling and Peter Meyers, provides four accessible strategies to move you from worry to wellbeing. In addition, we cover ways to productively support others who are experiencing the kind of worry that gets in the way of living the life we want.


Danielle Besseling, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Danielle Besseling holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.  After a ten year career in sales and marketing, Danielle went back to school for her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She completed the two-year training program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, as well as the Emotion-Focused Therapy training program at York University. She specializes in the field of Eating Disorders and has spent the last ten years using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy principles to treat patients at the North York General Hospital Eating Disorders program.  In her private practice, she works with PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and childhood trauma and abuse. Danielle is passionate about helping clients gain awareness and acceptance of their emotions and needs in order to empower them to cultivate the life that they want. She can help clients navigate the difficulty that major life transitions present such as loss, illness, divorce, family changes, and career issues (or even COVID).


Peter Meyers, Managing Partner, and Founder, Portage Sales

The Founder and President of Portage Sales, Peter Meyers is a sales and marketing executive and consultant specializing in growth strategies, and shaping sales teams to realize their full potential.  Peter combines creativity and insight-driven innovation to deliver tailored growth plans that invigorate client partnerships and transform sales and service organizations.  Before founding Portage Sales, Peter’s career spanned VP level roles in Sales, Marketing, and Product Innovation at dynamic growth companies such as LoyaltyOne, Epsilon,, and Engage People. Peter has a passion for resilient business and mental wellbeing and has been married to Danielle for close to 14 years.




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