|Meet Some of Our Facilitators|
Since the age of 13, Rebecka Christenson has served as a Regional, State and International Youth Representative to a worldwide organization. She has written youth programs, planned seminars, facilitated workshops, and spoken both individually and on panels to audiences ranging from 30 to over 5,000 people.
Rebecka’s experience also includes teaching creative arts to thousands of youth in North America. Rebecka is co-owner of HighlyInspired Web Development, as well as coordinates StartRich Workshops and Conferences. Inspired by her mentors in the financial arena, Rebecka now campaigns to share financial educational tools with other youth, and to build a community of youth focused on the common goal of financial freedom. The mission of StartRich is to show youth the road to wealth, the map to the destination of financial independence, and the vehicle with which to arrive there EARLY in life.
Rebecka’s natural talent and sense of play endears her to audiences and attendees of all ages and from all walks of life.
Elizabeth Catherine Keefe
Family and community service have been constant sources of inspiration for Elizabeth Catherine Keefe, a business woman, illustrator, painter, art educator, seminar leader, community volunteer and home school MOM. Elizabeth’s personal mission includes teaching people how to live a more creative, balanced life through embracing their creative talents and their personal community. As a young person growing up in New York she never imagined herself married, a parent or an educator. “As I wandered through the art galleries in New York City, I imagined that I would paint on large canvases, travel the world and live the life of an artist.” She now views her life as a large canvas and she continues to paint her life daily. The richness of her life experiences has enhanced her professional, community and home life.
Elizabeth facilitates educators in learning creative techniques for use in the classroom. She believes one of the greatest ways we can give back to the world is through sharing our talents with youth. She has volunteered over the last 12 years in public and private schools teaching children to become aware of their creative talents. She has helped organize and facilitate at international Writers and Arts conferences and has coordinated large volunteer networks. Elizabeth's paintings have been exhibited across North America and are held in private and corporate collections.
Elizabeth is an organizational consultant and has created operational systems for businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. As her family grew and she became busier, Elizabeth found she needed to develop a system that would help create a simple home life. Through research and practical application she created a simple, fun, stress free system for her family, which included her husband, Daniel, and their four children. She then shared this system with friends and colleagues who aligned with the practical application and the simplicity of it. The Simple Home Life Management Skillshop™ was born. Providing useful tools for everyday life is a service she provides to individuals on their personal journeys.
Being a grandmother is one of Maureen Nelson’s greatest joys in life. Her background of over thirty years in teaching students of all ages and a business owner helps her to appreciate the simple pleasures that a grandmother enjoys with her grandchildren. Maureen has coordinated large volunteer networks and has facilitated a number of workshops and seminars on a variety of topics.
Maureen has an extensive background in the creative arts and her love for watercolour painting shines through when teaching students in her painting workshops. She is the author of To The Men in Our Lives, a handbook on relationships and the creator of a series of relationship workshops.
and raised in rural Alberta, Canada, Maureen developed a genuine appreciation
for family and community. Through Maureen’s many years of service in educational
communities in Alberta and British Columbia she is able to share her experience
and assist communities, as a workshop facilitator, to grow in the 21st
century. As a writer, poet, teacher, painter and on going student of creative
education she imparts a joy of learning to all she serves.