Our Board Members
Ame-Lia Tamburrini is the host of the Circle of Change podcast and CEO and founder of Hum Consulting – an organization creating brave spaces for conversations that move humanity forward.
As a master facilitator she combines ancient wisdom with over 20 years of experience engaging with communities across the globe to deepen understanding, build relationships, and foster trust. With these skills, she supports local governments, Indigenous governments, and social-impact organizations involved in resource development, housing, reconciliation and other areas where empathetic communication is needed. Her community kindness circles have been called “the perfect antidote to disconnection in the post COVID-era.” An emerging thought-leader, she has been featured in Douglas Magazine and has spoken on international stages about communication and connection. Her calm, direct, compassionate approach inspires all in her presence to be the change.
Monika Becker is a Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Dalian Method Facilitator in her boutique coaching practice Clear Directions Coaching. Through her transformative work, she gets to express her purpose “…to live and promote a life of acceptance, ease, and joy”. Monika’s motto “Back to YOUR Nature!” is an invitation to rekindle our inner landscape so we can live and lead with great ease and authentic impact.
Monika lives in beautiful North Vancouver, BC, Canada with her cat Scarlet and her many indoor and outdoor plants. In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and connecting with her friends over food, conversations, or board games. Another important aspect of Monika’s life is her love for personal and spiritual development through education, reflection, and daily practices.
Laureen Nowlan-Card has had a successful career as a lawyer and has repurposed her skills to support professional women in business and leadership. She is the creator of Heart of the Heroine, a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach (since 2014), an Emotional Liberation Facilitator (since 2017), Speaker Trainer (since 2016), Podcast Host, Yogini and devoted Mom.
Laureen is on a mission to change the world one woman at a time, by supporting women to share their ideas in both their personal and professional lives. Laureen guides women to release their self-doubt and limiting beliefs, and to work with their emotions so they can attain increased joy and peace and live their best lives. Laureen also leads women’s public speaking training, where she creates a safe and inspiring container for women to unleash the brilliance of their voices and ideas. Laureen’s podcast, Women Leading Change, is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women who are leading positive change in the World. Laureen is also the founder of The Oasis, a Community for Women in Business and Leadership which she describes as “a soft place to land, where everybody understands you”.
Michelle Rogers is a designated accountant (CPA) and an accomplished Financial leader with over 20 years of operational and business experience with a proven track record of significantly improving profitability through organizational restructuring, operational efficiencies, and establishing meaningful metrics to guide the organization. She is the founder of Virtually There CFO Services (www.
Personal growth and supporting/mentoring women of all ages and stages is a passion of Michelle’s. She was co-chair of the Kelowna LeanIn chapter, enjoys mentoring young men and women and has been Treasurer of Female Wave of Change Canada since inception.
Deb Alcadinho is a social entrepreneur, social impact consultant, speaker, educator, and #1 bestselling international author. Deb is the founder of Business 4 Social Good™️ and the creator of the Social Good Academy™️.
Over four decades, she’s owned eight businesses, worked for companies, and has been employed in non-profits and government, volunteered and fundraised for charities, and handed out millions of dollars in community funding grants. Aspiring to move beyond philanthropy and contribute to solving pressing world issues on a deeper level, ten years ago she delved into the social impact space.
Today, Deb works with female founders to be catalysts for change, develop business purpose and embed social impact into the DNA of their companies. Deb’s clients have a desire for social change, they want to be innovators and changemakers helping to solve social or environmental issues; knowing that by leading with purpose they will attract top talent, build customer loyalty, and serve stakeholders and shareholders with more than profit. These founders make real and positive change rooted in the United Nations Global Goals while growing their businesses profitably and sustainably.
Deb speaks virtually and in-person on stages at conferences and summits, guest lectures at Queen’s University and Royal Roads University, guests on podcasts, runs workshops and training sessions and consults with clients.
Director of Communications and Marketing
Rita Fromholt has a diverse background in communications, marketing, outreach, program management and strategic planning across multiple sectors including social-enterprise, non-profit, academic, and political. She has played lead roles on a wide variety of programs, campaigns and other initiatives focused primarily on promoting positive environmental and social change in communities.
Rita’s strengths focus on her ability to strategically transform visionary ideas into high impact results through effective planning and communications. She is currently project Manager for the Canadian affiliate of the world’s largest conservation organization. Previous positions include being marketing and communications coordinator for an innovative social enterprise offering impact investors a unique opportunity to invest in fast-growing, renewable eco-timber, led the sustainability efforts at a leading university, and played a key role in Canada’s largest protected area victory.
Past President & Founder FWOC Canada
Pamela has had four consulting and coaching businesses since the early 1990s and has lived and worked on five continents. In March 2020 she was named Ambassador for Canada of Female Wave of Change. In December 2020 she founded the national non-profit Female Wave of Change Canada, and is committed to supporting women leaders and changemakers and growing the movement in Canada.
Pam is passionate about sharing her insights, stories, and actionable strategies on how to navigate change, lead in uncertain times, and thrive in life and work globally through experiential workshops, speaking and writing – https://pamela-thompson.com
Pam is author of the #1 best-selling book Learning to Dance with Life: A Guide for High Achieving Women and the international best seller The Exploits of Minerva: Reflections of a Sixty-Something Woman.