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Meet Our Five Knowledgeable and Skilled Guides

Jade Alberts
Peer Guidance - Founder
Jade Alberts Consulting - Founder
Telling It Like It is Facebook Live -  Founder
Founders Coffee YYC - Founder

 

Jade is a Business Strategist / Entrepreneur that Tells It Like It Is. Jade has started businesses from scratch, grew them, and sold them. He now guides other start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs through that same process.

Jade really enjoys building trusting relationships with "Handshake Honesty." He has a genuine passion for both people and businesses. Honesty, Authenticity, Networking, Connecting, and Sharing are the pillars of his belief system. Jade's Facebook Live “Telling It Like it Is” Interviews are every Wednesday at 9:30am MST. It's a 20-minute discussion that shares Small Business Owners' stories and knowledge.

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Koleya Karringten
Canadian Blockchain Consortium - Executive Director
Elevate Aviation - Vice Chair Board of Directors
Absolute Combustion - Co-Founder/CEO
Canadian Blockchain Assoc. for Women - Co-Founder
BitQuest - Co-Founder/CEO

 

A proud Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate and leader, Koleya Karringten has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of product commercialization, ecosystem building and fostering inclusion in the technology industry.

As the co-founder and CEO of Absolute Combustion, she has spent a decade successfully designing and developing ground-breaking cleantech solutions for multiple industry sectors, including aerospace and Oil & Gas. She is a driving force in Alberta’s blockchain technology industry as the CEO of Bitquest Corp., the Executive Director of the Alberta Blockchain Consortium (ABC), co-founder and board member of the Canadian Blockchain Association for Women (CBAW), and CEO of Civitas Events Corp.

In her leadership role at the ABC, she has merged her passions for technology and social good to bring together blockchain companies, corporate leaders and government to build the province’s largest blockchain ecosystem organization. An influential public speaker, writer and community volunteer, Koleya strongly believes that uniting diverse voices behind a common goal is the path to creating a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous Alberta.

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Peter Lafontaine
Rainforest Energy - Executive Chairman
Win Helix - Founder 
Philanthropist 
Community Builder 

 

Peter is a dynamic business leader with more than two decades of experience leading and building top performing sales and marketing teams, growing company revenues and bringing technology and business solutions to the market. He has strong people and relationship skills and a strong executive level business and political network. He has solid understanding of new technology enablers and how they can be used to accelerate competitiveness, lower operating costs, and align organizations. He is an Entrepreneur and has worked in leadership for several international fortune 100 technology companies.

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Dafne Canales Lees

Spartan Spark - Founder/CEO
Trustini - Founder/Executive Director

 

Founder and CEO of the innovative digital marketing software company Spartan Spark, Dafne Canales Lees has earned her reputation as the business development “whisperer.” With an MBA from the University of Calgary, she went on to forge an impressive career, significantly boosting the sales revenue of countless clients worldwide by using her unique, out-of-the-box approach to complex marketing problem resolution.

A member of the Neuromarketing Business and Science Association and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Dafne travels monthly to San Francisco to attend meetings with her advisory board and consult on others. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, this creative innovator never stops giving her time and talent, even teaching corporate in-house marketing teams the latest digital marketing strategies.

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Mo Aladin

Big Sky Hospitality - President & COO
Owner  of 8 Montana’s
Big Sky HR - Founder / CEO
Big Sky Tek - Founder / CEO

 

He is the largest franchisee of Recipe Unlimited. Mo was born in Africa and now lives in the greatest country in the world-Canada. He employs over 400 people in his restaurants in Alberta.

After earning a degree at University of Waterloo, he spent time in the pharmacy industry and technology until the hospitality industry came a calling. He has been the head of training teams, HR Departments, and Senior Operations.

Mo states ‘In this competitive market, place and time, fighting for every customer and every nickel becomes paramount and can only be achieved by having the right people, and the right culture aligned with organizational goals.”

Mo is committed to assisting and teaching organizations that seek another perspective during times of change. He has enjoyed working restaurateurs, new ventures and businesses who have a strong sense of purpose and want to turn their enterprise into a franchisee model. He helps connect their system and their vision to make them profitable.

Mo says “No one knows your organization like you do. But running an organization is different than changing one”. His passion is to collaborate with other leaders and help move their organizations from "A to B" - whatever they define as "B". “I'd rather trace than draw”, is what Mo believes. 

Mo can bring the best ideas forward and show you how you can change yourself first, then others in an ever uncertain environment.

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