February 12, 2020 Meeting

Kim Vopni

Pelvic Floor Expert “The Vagina Coach”

Kim is a self professed pelvic floor evangelist.  She is a certified fitness professional who became passionate about spreading information on pelvic health when she was pregnant with her first child.

Kim is the founder of Pelvienne Wellness Inc and co-founder of Bellies Inc.  She is also the founder of a one of a kind pelvic health event called Kegels and Cocktails™ with events across Canada and branching into the US as well. Known for her humour, her knowledge and her unique props, Kim empowers women to explore an often taboo subject so they can embrace life to the fullest!

You can find her on-line at vaginacoach.com and belliesinc.com on facebook @vaginacoach and @BelliesInc, and on twitter and Instagram @vaginacoach


How Optimizing Your Pelvic Health Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur


As entrepreneurs we have a lot going on, and often our business and our family take priority over our own needs.  One area that really gets neglected is the pelvic floor, but I am here to tell you that you need to pay attention – for the sake of your business!  That’s right, paying attention to your pelvic floor will make you a better entrepreneur!

Spotlight Speakers

Dennyse HarrisuBlossom Retreats for Women

I am an entrepreneur, a wife of an incredibly loving and supportive husband of 25 years, and a mother of a child who spent 3 years battling cancer. I understand fully, the fine, and unstable balance of following your life’s path and the difficult times that can make blossoming into our fullest potential seem distant and unattainable. I saw this incredible need for women to make space in their lives, for restoration, and reflection so they could reconnect with themselves on a
deeper level. I created uBlossom Retreats so they could empower their dreams and regain their strength and confidence in who they are.

Kara JohnsonCoastal Hive

I am a mom of three (ages 7, 5, and 2 years), a geriatric nurse and a camp-husbands wife. I was tired of constantly searching for plastic lids, tired of spending money on baggies only to throw them in the garbage, and I was tired of having my children think that everything could be thrown out! I needed a plastic-free, reusable product that could withstand my busy life, my three kids, and be affordable, durable and fun. I am a passionate entrepreneur who wants you to find products to make your life easier and to reduce your environmental impact.

Featured Member

Michele Henry is the dynamic, knowledgeable and charismatic General Manager of Hot Chocolates and Cakebread Artisan Bakery, located in Downtown Courtenay.

An 18-year veteran of the 34 year old company, Michele has worked in each and every department. From hand-rolling truffle centres and tying thousands of bows, to managing the production kitchen for 7 years, she’s done it all and has been the General Manager since 2012.

Michele is a mother of 4 and has spent over 36 years living in the beautiful Comox Valley. Animals have always been a big part of her life and in addition to raising dairy goats, she spent over 10 years as a 4-H leader. Michele is now a volunteer director for the Comox Valley Exhibition and sat as the WBN Program Director for 2017.

When asked about her success in Hot Chocolates and Cakebread Artisan Bakery, she attributes it to the great staff, quality products and always remembering that an investment in your people and your customers provides the best return. Loving chocolate and croissants doesn’t hurt either!

You can connect with Michele at michele@hotchocolates.ca or in the shop, where you can find her working with the staff, overseeing departments and possibly, doing a little quality control.