Mandy's a kindred spirit! We're both born to be entrepreneurs, we both look amazing in red and we're both passionate about building communities. I was so delighted to hear that her first entrepreneurial adventure was a lemonade stand — what a perfect fit for her to be on the show!
Pre-COVID era, she was running 4 – 5 events a month, empowering women to make a bigger impact in the world. Every morning she hosts an Instagram live at 8:30 am MST, "Morning Mindset with Mandy." What she teaches is that your day is as good as your mindset — how cool is that!
In this episode of Project Lemons-to-Lemonade, Mandy talks about "How can you get in control with the things that you can control? That starts with your mindset."
With so many things out of our control, it's more important than ever to make the most of the hand we have in front of us. Mandy will guide us through tips and techniques to improve our mindset so that we can rise through this global crisis.
Mandy Balak has built three successful businesses starting out as a solopreneur, working from her living-room floor to generating multi-millions in revenue over the past eight years. Mandy has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing yet attributes her wisdom to the many times she's had to fight to get back up in her business journey. She has dedicated herself to personal and professional development and has poured herself into coaching, learning, bettering herself and leading others to be the best version of themselves.
Mandy offers over a decade of experience in leadership, media, communications, marketing, and events. She's created and produced over 1,000 live events all across Canada, built an iOs app, a magazine and a community that reaches over 500 thousand people weekly. Mandy is resilient, innovative and bold, and offers up her talents of business strategy, creativity, brand- development, and leadership to support other driven female entrepreneurs to build their dream businesses.
Mandy’s motto is “If it’s not a f-ck yes, it’s a no,'' which to her means consistently going all in for her values so that she can make the biggest impact in the world. Mandy is an inspiring mentor to many, but she enjoys working with like-minded women who are ready to invest in their growth and do the work required to level-up and never look back. By working with Mandy, you’ll learn how to get unstuck by identifying and owning your own “f-ck yes” life and business.
Founder and CEO of the innovative digital marketing software company, Spartan Spark, Dafne Canales Lees has earned her reputation as the Data-Driven Digital Storyteller. Her 7-Second Trust Formula uses behavioural marketing strategies to create client trust via digital marketing platforms for a more personalized user experience that translates into additional sign-ups, sales and increased profits.
A member of the Neuromarketing Business and Science Association and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics, Dafne travels monthly to California to attend meetings with her advisory board. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, this creative innovator never stops giving of her time and talent, even teaching corporate in-house marketing teams the latest digital marketing strategies.
“Spartan Spark’s general CRM system and their entire platform was a complete game-changer for management of contacts, management of leads. Their entire system for web presence and digital marketing was why we hired them in the first place.”” -Kimberley Simonson, Marketing Manager, One Eye Industries.