Keynote: Finding your MOXIE!
The Beginning of Entrepreneurship
The definition of moxie is “the ability to face fear with spirit and courage.” I ditched my high heels for work boots, jumped in with both feet and face my fears every day to follow my passions and dreams. I will share my experiences and help you tap into what lifts your heart and ignites your passion.
- Discover your “aha moments” and turn your thoughts into action
- Overcoming your fears and taking the next step
- Define “balance” – is it possible and what is the sacrificial road to love, peace and happiness
- Evaluate risk – understand the risks involved and the freedom to choose what’s right for you
- Making the move – understand how one person can make a difference
Keynote: Moxie Trades – Brand and Product
Building a Brand and Developing a Business
I had an “AHA moment” that day I bought a pair of men’s work boots. I turned a statement into a product and then into a multi-million dollar brand. My husband and I personally funded my business with money and time, received government loans, financed through order financing, factoring, partnered with a finance company and then signed the largest deal ever closed on Dragons’ Den at the time. In 2009, I partnered with Tender Tootsies/TT Group as operational partner to my business.
I have built a brand starting with one iconic product and an amazing story with a mission.
I’ve sold to the largest retailers in the world, lost an exclusivity deal with a major retailer (now out of business), I have sold my dream and vision to one of the best retailers in Canada; Marks Work Wearhouse. I have inked a deal with a dragon and billionaire; W Brett Wilson. I have launched in the US. I have sold products that keep women safe on the inside and out. I have created a brand with impact, strength and sales. I will provide you with my perspective, experiences and insight to help you take your idea to the next level.
- Do you have the ingredients? – understand the personal traits of those who make it and “live the dream”
- Ideas and products – are they right?
- Marketing – what’s the plan?
- Operations – how to make it happen
- Customer service – making memories
- Funding – how to get funding
- Setbacks – how to develop thick skin and keep your mojo
- Measuring success
- Finding happy
Marissa is available for keynote addresses, break-out sessions, corporate events, association meetings, trade-shows or sales meetings within North America. Fees vary depending on location.
Past Clients include:
Benefits for Women
Canadian Re-designers Association
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Centre for Skilled Trades
Company of Women
Habitat for Humanity
Hamilton Training Advisory Board
Ladies Who Launch
Ontario Women’s Directorate
Options – Perris Training
The Learning Partnership
Waterloo Wellington Training and Adjustment Board
Women in Business Network
Whitby Chamber of Commerce
How do find your moxie?
Marissa McTasney is a speaker who will bring an audience from laughter to tears to insight through the genuine understanding of motherhood, sacrifice, entrepreneurship, success and happiness. Marissa has experienced the tsunamis of bringing an idea to fruition. She understands what it’s like to feel like you are in so deep that you can’t get out. She knows how to enjoy the climb and take in the view. She will help you find your moxie, live your dream and think beyond boundaries. She’ll share her stories to living a happy and successful life.
To book Marissa, please contact:
The Moxie Trades Hotline