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    “Who Am I Now?”

    the Universe whispered the answer into my consciousness:
    “Girl, you’ve never known at first.

    But each and every time, you created YOU".

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    And you turned out precisely as you should

    for that time in your history.

    History, HER-story, YOUR story. You wrote it.”

  • About the Author

    Will the real Isabel please stand up!


    It is no coincidence that my first published book is titled “Who Am I Now?”

    For 60+ years, I’ve been asking myself that question!


    I’ve been many versions of me, starting as a child, sibling and student and then unexpectedly, expecting and becoming a mother just after my 17th birthday.


    Very quickly, I transitioned into breadwinner, parent and adult-under-construction. The roles of my life expanded to include wife, family compass, employee, social circle director and self-appointed superwoman.


    I became an accidental entrepreneur, employer, award winner, world traveler, writer, speaker and more. I developed as a CEO and leader and honed my confidence and skills as a catalyst for positive change.


    I have changed my last name, hairstyle and address many times, but the constants of my life have always been;

    • deeply engrained values of positivity and loyalty
    • appreciation for the uniqueness and contribution of individuals
    • passion for lifelong learning

    I believe wholeheartedly in the right to health, security, abundance and joy for all.


    My personal motto is Lift As You Climb!



    The stuff about me that you can find on the internet already:


    … was honored for seven consecutive years as one of Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs™. In 2007 and 2009, she was voted one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful™ women-business owners and is also a recipient of the Global EXEC Women’s International Council’s Women of International Influence™ award.


    … has served as an advisor to many other leaders and businesses, served on the Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board and contributed as an active board member and chair for diverse associations.


    … entrepreneurial spirit was clearly evident in 1989 when she launched her own chemical brokerage firm, boldly going where few women had yet succeeded. Focused on innovative solutions and strategic partnerships, she earned the trust and respect of her customers and suppliers around the globe. After 20 rewarding years, Isabel sold the assets of Phancorp Inc. to dedicate herself as a catalyst for others to achieve personal and professional success.


    . . . founded BIYA Global, Inc. to leverage her experience, connections, and unique abilities as a Success Coach and Business Mentor for Small and Medium Size Enterprises and for Women Business Enterprises.


    With a plan to only retire from the things she does not like to do, Isabel supports Baby Boomers and others to navigate through personal and professional transformation and transition.

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  • Isabel's interviews played world wide

    Hear the author's personal story and her read a chapter from her book.

    Breakaway Girls UNITE!

    Paulette Bodeman & Isabel discover common ground and kinship on The Breakaway Academy Radio Show

  • HER-Stories

    Creator, Communicator, Catalyst

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    Decades without a #WOMANUAL: My TWENTIES My twenties included my first divorce, a second husband, a second baby and the purchase of two houses. Our homes were revolving doors for younger siblings, friends and well-intentioned in-laws, and often the social hub of our community. I always...
    2020年8月4日 · Baby Boomer Women,Entrepreneur,Working Parents,Work Life Balance · 1
    Can’t Sleep? Many people have been forced to work from home and adapt lifestyle and work style to these ‘new normal/anything but normal’ conditions known as Pandemic 2020. Tragically, lots of others have lost their jobs to the economic fallout of Covid-19 and the job market is bleak. ...
    2020年8月3日 · Transformation,Personal Growth,Self-Discovery,Single-Parent,Baby Boomer Women
    Who Am I Now? Who Was I Then? - My Teen Years I matured physically faster than most other girls in school. Maybe it was my genes, and maybe it was the hard work on the farm, abundant fresh air and sunshine, and the home-grown vegetables, but I developed into a full-blown woman years ahead of...
    2020年8月2日 · Transformation,Feminine Wisdom,Baby Boomer Women,Girlfriend,Personal Growth
    Women Who Change the World There are women who make things better . . . simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who ~ through strength...
    2020年7月29日 · Anxiety,Covid-19,Mental Health,Working Parents,Be Kind
    This is not another post about COVID-19 or #ToWearOrNotToWear a mask. This is a post about mental health, understanding and a reality. #Anxiety #MentalHealth #WorkingMom I am sharing a social media post made by my niece who lives in Canada. She lives in the province of Québec but drives...
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    Vitamin G, Girlfriends & The Stars Girlfriends are essential to my happiness and health – so much so that I consider them to be a powerful supplement I call Vitamin G! Recently, I received a telephone call from one of my most potent Vitamin Gs – a best, forever friend. We live thousands of...
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