founder of inspire haus
My mission is to help women prioritize their self-care and financial independence, so they feel worthy of a sustainable lifestyle. My vision is for women to flourish in business and home-life leadership. My commitment is to lead by example and support a re-evaluation of a woman's worth, based on the positive transformation of the value of my role as a caregiver and mentor.
I am a mother of daughters. I am a social entrepreneur, business generalist, and project manager with over 15 years of experience in community health. My partner is a public servant and a talented violinist. Together we spend time biking, swimming, reading, and sharing food with friends.
Throughout my career, I've directly served about 1 million people in the Greater Toronto Area through small business and non-profit projects. Additionally, I've taught 3000+ yoga classes and completed 700+ hrs of training in yoga, Ayurveda, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Sustainability is a holistic framework that guides business decision-making. It is the filter through which I perceive, measure, and support each client's growth and success, inside and outside of business experiences. It also ensures that our work today nourishes rather than diminishes, the potential for the future success of our common stakeholders - our children and their children.
I think of sustainability as an approach to the use of available resources. This includes social, environmental, and financial analysis of the risks and opportunities of business activities. It can also include governance, innovation, and adaptability, and ideally represents your stakeholders' interests. Realistically for most women this includes their health and wellness, and that of their loved ones.
I love to help women understand their core beliefs about the value they provide and the compensation they receive, so that they can address beliefs that don't serve their best interests and create new ones that do.
At home this looks like self-care and reciprocity, or lack of... In business of any kind, if you don't feel good about receiving and saving money then your business is suffering. This is a huge conundrum in the good work, wellness, and civil sector! But I want you to realize that through your own sustainability you will increase your impact.
If you love to help people, from the heart and soul of yourself, and you are ready to have that great love reflected back into your own life, then why not commit to becoming truly sustainable! Start here.
I most appreciate your qualities of individuality, courage, and vision! I work to help to empower you, make you think, and make a social impact, so you feel inspired in making your dreams come true.
Maggie O'Connor holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art History and a Certificate in Financial Project Management, both from the University of Toronto. She has also studied enterprise risk management, political science, and women's studies at the University of Toronto, and completed several courses in business administration, business communications, and communications design at Ryerson University.
She is trained in anti-oppression framework, fundraising, volunteer management, and governance best-practices in the not-for-profit sector. She is certified in Ashtanga Yoga and Trauma-informed Yoga, and has studied Ayurveda and Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction.
She also has the following network marketing education certificates: Content Marketing Professional, Social Media Strategist, and Professional Branding Specialist.