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Find your voice.  Take your lead.

SPEAK! Canada is a national executive learning program designed to provide professional women with a proven process and platform, encouraging them to speak clearly and concisely, putting themselves forward as confident leaders with impact. 

Between October 2015 and October 2016, over 100 women were put on-stage by SPEAK! Canada.  In 2017, our program was launched online, and in 2018 will be delivered in partnership with Canadian universities.

It would our pleasure to work with your organization's female executives and emerging leaders, preparing them for their next opportunity to effectively communicate to any audience - a sales presentation, critical client conversation or speaking before hundreds of peers.

We offer a customized approach to each corporate group and would love to meet with you to discuss your needs.  Corporate SPEAK! packages begin at $10,000.  Connect with us using the form below, and let's set up a conversation.

Meet Our Program Directors

Charlene SanJenko

Charlene is a proud Canadian woman of Indigenous descent, media visionary, author, speaker, community leader, economic development enthusiast and second-term Councilor for the Town of Gibsons, B.C. 

She is the Founder and CEO of PowHERhouse Media Group, a vehicle marrying media and manifestation to move women forward, faster. 

Years in the fitness industry as both a competitive athlete and coach are evident as she continues to bring energy, motivation, and action to her presentations.  Her experience as a Municipal Community Leader (in Local Government) are obvious in her yearning to create relevance, depth and positive change.  She speaks with purpose:  Taking ACTION for IMPACT and then speaking about it to inspire others to do the same.  

Finally, her dedication as women's advocate for over 17 years combined with her Indigenous background create her foundation and passion to redefine power, teaching others the balance between lifestyle + leadership, bringing our WHOLE selves to each day to reach our EPIC potential for our greatest good.  Anything less would not do justice to the experience she has chosen for herself in this lifetime.

Heather White

Heather has travelled to three continents delivering training to a wide variety of audiences.  Her experience in business development and Entrepreneurship provides an effective approach and perspective that ignites audiences into action.  With a Black Belt in Sport Jujitsu, a Silver Medal from International competition, and an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, she has a unique ability to galvanize audiences. 

She understands people and motivation on a deep level, and for over a decade has been coaching High Performers to maximize their potential, therefore adding tremendous value to the organizations they work in. 

Heather is passionate about communication, specifically speaking, and has been behind the scenes with hundreds of clients preparing them for the moment they take the stage. 

A speaker herself, Heather understands the sweet spot between inspiration and impact.  Whether it's an audience of 1 or 1000, connection is paramount, and Heather takes pride in helping her clients to turn their fear into focus in order to deeply serve.  She has an uncanny ability to hear the message that is most wanting and needing to shine through, and furthermore has a gift to give language and a voice to it. 

She believes that the right message, at the right time, to the right audience, has catalytic potential, and she's determined to activate it. 

Charlene SanJenko, Founder + CEO, PowHERhouse Media Group
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What women are saying about SPEAK! Canada

My lived experience can speak to the positive impact Charlene has had on my own life and career.  Without Char and PowHERhouse, I would not have been on the TEDX stage in Vancouver in October of 2016, an event which remains a significant highlight for me.  She has managed to galvanize a vast tribe of not only strong women but powHERful speakers.  I adore this women!

– Christina Benty, Retired Politician, Jazz Singer & Differentiated Leadership Specialist


When I first came across SPEAK! Canada, I really didn’t see how it would benefit me since I have taken several speaking programs in the past and have been speaking for many years.  Once I was in the program, I realized it was unlike any other program I had experienced.

Charlene was masterful at drawing out greater clarity within me, really nailing it, resulting in a crystal-clear message.  The intimate nature, one-on-one attention and peer support fostered a quick learning curve and was highly effective in getting almost immediate feedback.  If you know Charlene, she does everything with purpose and with the end in mind. Upon completion of SPEAK, I ended up several deliverables that I have been able to implement immediately.

Janine Brolly, Advocate | Facilitator | Speaker

I have been honored to work with Charlene through the LEAP Learning Lab, SPEAK program. Charlene’s facilitation of the program was well organized, communicated and gave me a series of tangible results that have been powerful in my own business.  Most importantly, she creates an environment of comfort and support, empowering participants to grow themselves and their business.  She has been a fantastic mentor, offering constructive, honest feedback.  She has a brilliant business mindset, and I would encourage others to take the opportunity to work with her.

Kelly Beattie, Transformational Change Agent |  Facilitator + Keynote Speaker

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"The SPEAK program is so much more than learning how to present and speak. I found a community of women that offer support, encouragement and friendship.  My journey with SPEAK has really tapped into my purpose and helped me dig deep to cut through all the BS and just get to the heart of my matter.  The coaching and accountability is bang on.  The modules are perfectly timed and progress beautifully to uncover clarity and a strong message.
I can’t recommend SPEAK enough.  In fact I will probably come back to this program over and over!" 

Zena Amundsen, Certified Financial Planner |  Adding Heart to Business + Money

Let’s Talk!

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We are excited to work with Canadian universities to deliver SPEAK!  Watch for future academic partner announcements!