2022 Speakers

Catherine O'Hara
Kristina Botelho
Shayla Stonechild
Carrie Doll

Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O’Hara will be streamed in live from her home in LA. She is a prolific, multi-award-winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include lead and supporting roles in Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, After Hours, Heartburn, The Life Before This, Penelope, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are, A.C.O.D., The Right Kind of Wrong, Nightmare Before Christmas, and many more.

O’Hara has collaborated with Christopher Guest and co-writer Eugene Levy four times on the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her performance in the latter won her the 2007 National Board of Review Award for Supporting Actress. O’Hara has also made many guest appearances on top-rated television series including Six Feet Under and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her role in HBO’s Temple Grandin earned her Primetime Emmy, Satellite, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

O’Hara first performed with Toronto’s Second City Theatre and later, with fellow alumni including Eugene Levy, created the iconic sketch comedy show SCTV. O’Hara won an Emmy Award and earned four Emmy nominations for her writing on the show.

In the final two seasons of the hit CBC series, Schitt’s Creek, O’Hara received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Television Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, and multiple Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role amongst others. O’Hara also garnered Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG awards in the Best Ensemble categories alongside her cast mates Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, and Annie Murphy.

O’Hara can be seen next in a second national tour with her Schitt’s Creek cast members in their live show “Schitt’s Creek: Up Close and Personal”.

Kristina Botelho

The “kb” in the company is Kristina Botelho, who opened the “fast casual plant-based café” on 104th Street downtown Edmonton after experiencing the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Kristina had previous experience in the restaurant industry and studied nutrition as well as obtained a certificate as a raw food chef. In June 2016, Botelho unleashed her creations to the public opening her first location. 1.5 years later, she expanded into the southwest of Edmonton and since then has continued to grow the concept into St. Albert, Calgary, and Kelowna, BC along with new locations opening this February in Sherwood Park and north Edmonton.

Kristina is extremely passionate in what she does and believes wholeheartedly in the many benefits of a plant based diet and its contribution to your overall health. Kristina balances her time between running her own 2 stores, the company, raising her 5 month old niece and spending time with her own 3 children.

Shayla Oulette Stonechild

Shayla Oulette Stonechild is a vibrant voice for Indigenous women and youth. As a Mètis and Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from Muscowpetung First Nations, she has been active in the movement to reclaim Indigenous voices and worldviews.

Shayla is a steward for Indigenous wellness, representation and leadership in the mainstream. She has become a catalyst for change in wellness communities where there has often been a lack of meaningful engagement and programming for her community. She is helping to lead a powerful shift in humanity. She believes that the arts, meditation, movement and a reclamation of Indigenous ways will lead us all towards healing.

Shayla is a certified Yoga instructor who is at the forefront of Indigenous women’s wellness. In March 2021, she became the first Indigenous woman to be on the cover of “Yoga Journal” magazine; distributed nationally in Canada and the United States.
She is a magnetic speaker, facilitator and thought leader. She recognized a need for amplifying the voices of Indigenous matriarchs, so she founded the “Matriarch Movement’, a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting Indigenous stories and providing wellness workshops to BIPOC women across Canada. She has partnered with “SNIWWOC” and the“Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto” to facilitate workshops that are both trauma-informed and accessible. She developed the “Matriarch Movement” podcast in partnership with “The Brand is Female,” to share the stories of Indigneous women who are  reclaiming their power. The podcast can be heard on Apple and Spotify.
Shayla grew up with her mother who founded a performing arts company. She developed a passion for film, television and the dramatic arts. She hosted three seasons of APTN’s “Red Earth Uncovered” which won “Best Documentary Series” at the AMPA Awards, where Shayla was also nominated as best host.
Shayla has always been connected and active within her community. She received the title of the “Mètis Youth Ambassador of Alberta” and was a finalist for “Miss Teen Canada” for her hometown, Medicine Hat. She has been named internationally as one of the Top “20 Yoga Instructors of Color to Watch in 2020”.
Through her work, Shayla hopes to bring difficult and necessary Indigenous topics into mainstream conversations. She has seen the impacts of intergenerational trauma. When Shayla was 16 she lost her father to suicide. This is the leading cause of death in First Nations communities. Shayla is dedicated to destigmatizing trauma, mental health issues and using her platform for social change.
Shayla has worked with International brands and media to ensureIndigenous representation and make an impact in the community. She is on the committee for Diversity and Inclusion and currently producing a wellness series in collaboration with Lululemon, with whom she is also an ambassador for Lululemon. She has a history of collaborating with brands who share her community values of sustainability, movement and amplification of Indigenous voices. Her brand partners and ambassadorships have included: Paris Jewellers, Bonlook, Uniqlo, Silk, Telus, RBC, AIR MILES, Audible, Fitbit, Saje Wellness, DoorDash, Sephora, Expedia, John Freida, BC Women’s Foundation, The Body Shop, Apple, Knix, Lesley Hampton, Facebook among others. In 2021, Shayla hosted a special feature for ET Canada about Truth and Reconciliation and has been featured in national media such as CTV, APTN,CBC, The Social and ETalk. She was on the cover of Yoga Journal and featured in Vita, Basenotes and Hello! Magazine.

Carrie Doll

When business leaders are preparing to present innovative ideas to propel their company, they call Carrie Doll. Every organization needs to equip their people with strong public speaking skills. This is where Carrie can help. She empowers clients to craft strong messages, feel comfortable no matter how big or small the stage, and connect with the audience whether online or in person.

Carrie Doll merged her love of storytelling and public speaking by becoming a coach, keynote speaker and professional emcee following a 20-year career as a television news anchor. She considers public speaking to be a life skill and a learned skill, so she wrote and launched her online course, “The Power of Public Speaking”. She also believes in the power of story which is reflected in the interviews she does for her podcast, “The Inner Circle with Carrie Doll” which to date has published almost 200 episodes that regularly trend top 10 in Canada.

Carrie was honored as one of the top citizens in the province of Alberta, is the past chair of the Stollery Women’s Network, and sits on an Edmonton Mental Health board. Carrie is also an ambassador with Volvo of Edmonton and past ambassador for Lululemon, both of which align with her core values. She is married to entrepreneur Stephen Petasky who founded “The Luxus Group”. Together they are the proud parents of their son Kasha and daughter Allegra.