Doreen is the Founder and Host of ForLoveAndBusiness.com, a unique business community dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs overcome the stress, frustration and other challenges associated with balancing “love and family obligations” with running a business. Even, at times, running the business with their spouse!
Her work is focused on how women and men think, communicate and make decisions differently. She believes it’s not about making one gender right or wrong; it’s about understanding and working together more harmoniously.
As the daughter of entrepreneurs and growing up on a family farm, Doreen is familiar with the issues that gender and inter-generational dynamics represent in succession planning for a family business.
Before starting ForLoveAndBusiness.com, Doreen and her husband Heinz operated an association management and business development firm dedicated to membership-based organizations and the meetings industry. After 19 successful years of operation, the couple sold the company to a long-time employee in November 2016.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Doreen’s last corporate role was that of Vice President of Marketing for The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group. She also held sales management positions with Inter-Continental Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Toronto’s Park Plaza Hotel and the Château Laurier in Ottawa.
She serves as Advisory Board member for the Women in Leadership & Business Conference and is an active member of the Women Entrepreneurs of Cornwall & Area, the Brockville Women in Business and Kingston’s Women Mean Business.
Fluent in French and English, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.
When she is not speaking, writing or giving workshops, you’ll find Doreen together with Heinz enjoying the great outdoors on their rural Eastern Ontario property, visiting their daughter at university in Toronto or cooking up a storm in the kitchen!
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