Dr. Sean Wise

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Dr. Sean Wise

I spent 5 years as a Managing Director with Ernst & Young's Venture Capital Group, 5 years at New York based private equity firm Spencer Trask and the last five years at Ryerson University teaching entrepreneurship. In over 15 years of seed investing, including 5 seasons of Dragons' Den, I've seen more than 20,000 pitches and helped fund more than a billion dollars in startups. I have three books on the topic of venture capital, entrepreneurship and pitching ideas.

According to the December issue of Canadian Business magazine,I am one of Canada¹s leading experts on raising Venture Capital and mentoring startups. In 2014, I was named Mentor of the Year by Startup Canada.

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Dr. Sean Wise specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations jump on the trajectory and turn a profit. His intense, entertaining and direct approach has earned him a loyal following of disciples who swear by his lessons and best practices for business success.

With 15 years of seed funding experience, Wise has helped found five business ventures of his own to date, the first at age 16. When seeking the best in business, CBC recruited him as online host and industry advisor for their hit show, Dragons' Den. Dr. Wise held this post for the first five seasons of the show. Wise's third book, HOT OR NOT: how to know if your business idea will fail or fly! was released in 2012 and sold 30,000 copies in the first six months.

A professor of entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson, Wise majored in engineering and economics at Carleton University; earned a law degree and MBA from the University of Ottawa and recently completed his PhD in Business from the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow.

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Dr. Kate Truitt

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Dr. Kate Truitt

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Utilizing my training as a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist, along with my M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, I have dedicated my life to advancing the treatment of stress-related disorders. I believe in the brain’s ability to transcend and transform the complex and beautiful relationship between nature and nurture. I serve as a consultant for trauma treatment programs and founded Viva Excellence to provide cutting edge trainings that bring together the newest advancement in trauma treatment for comprehensive results. I was the first Certified Practitioner and am the first Certified Trainer of the Havening Techniques™in Los Angeles, California. I have a private practice in Pasadena, CA where I specialize in the most effective and efficient treatments empowering people to Live Their Excellence. Visit www.DrTruitt.com to learn more.

My clinical practice and scientific studies have led me to specialize in the treatment of PTSD/Complex Trauma, and other stress-related disorders. My research is on brain health during the recovery process, treatment outcomes, and psychophysiology. I know that when we choose to let moments of adversity strengthen us, we are choosing to be our strongest and most empowered selves. In my private practice, I strive to create an empowering environment for my clients, guiding them through their transformational journey as they seek and obtain their fulfilled life. I empower my client's through the incorporation of traditional psychotherapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness with the newest advances in brain science.

I am a member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Cognitive Training Association (ACTA), San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA), and Sigma Zi (The Scientific Research Society)

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Step 1:  Write out your goal and check that it meets the criteria for a “SMART” goal:

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Roadblocks:  

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Plan to overcome roadblocks:  

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What is your motivation for setting this goal? 

What accountability will you use to help you reach your goal? 

Who will you ask to support you? 

What reward will you gain by reaching your goal?  

How to Define a SMART Goal:

Specific – use clear, descriptive words.  Words such as “good” or “successful” are not specific. The more descriptive you are with your goal the clearer it will be to you that you are accomplishing your goal.

Measurable – A goal is measurable when you can tell that you have met it.  Ask yourself, how will I know when I have completed this goal?

Achievable  - Are you capable of reaching this goal, even though it may be difficult?  Check to make sure that this goal is not dependent on anyone else.

Realistic – Is this goal reasonable for you at this time?  Are your expectations possibly too high?  Is your goal challenging enough?

Timely – Do you have a deadline for when you will have reached this goal?  A timeframe will be helpful in reminding you to work on your goal.

Creating Possibilities:

Creating Possibilities Using Positive Memories

  1. Assess what emotion you would like to currently be experiencing, or would like to carry with you into an experience. Recall a time where you felt that emotion.

  2. While applying the Havening Touch (face, hands, and arms in any order)focus on that emotion and ask the question “What if I was _______?”; repeat the statement 5 times
  3. Continue Havening, focus on that emotion and change statement to “I can be/I will be/I deserve to be _______”; repeat 5 times
  4. Continue Havening, focus on that emotion and change statement to “I am _______”; repeat 5 times
  5. Repeat the cycle of three statements until the desired feeling is present.

Peaceful Havening:

While applying the Havening Touch (face, hands, and arms in any order) image sitting on a beach and watching the waves gently rolling in. Each wave brings peace and, as it rolls out, carries away your stress. Say the word "Peaceful" with each wave as it rolls in and “calm" as it returns to the ocean.

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