The times ahead are going to require all of us to step into and own our identities as leaders and role-models if we want to move our world forward. While I, like many of you, are eager and excited for a return to regular operations in business and the fitness industry to re-open, I also know that there is a lot of work ahead and I am putting in the time now to prepare to jump into action.

We are coming out of one of the greatest health crises of our time. If there is one thing going through the global pandemic has done, it is that it brought health and fitness into front-line focus and jolted many to recognize how important our health is. People are going to be looking for strategies, solutions, and support for improving their health and fitness. This is our moment as fitness professionals and as the amazing humans, we wish to be! We have a gap to fill and it is going to require our leadership, initiative, courage and confidence. As Sara Hodson writes in an article recently published on the canfitpro blog: “Canadians need leaders. Trained fitness professionals will be more in demand than ever before” and “trust heroes, someone who is going to meet you on your fitness journey and lift you up, providing expertise, form, technique and, most importantly, a reason to get to your workout”. I highly recommend you read Sara’s full article here:

To fully embrace the opportunities ahead, stay relevant, make an impact and remain competitive amidst the digital fitness offerings and apps fitness professionals are going to have to step up and elevate their leadership abilities. Many fitness club members may have strayed from their pre-COVID lifestyle and routines and they desperately need leadership and guidance to get back on track. Especially given the lack of connection, the long periods of isolation and loneliness of remaining physically distant, people will be hungry to connect with someone who is credible, who they respect, and who is empathic; one who will build a relationship with them to show them the way forward.  This truly is our moment to step into and own our path and inner power to write the next chapter of our own story.

The time to reimagine, reinvent and reinspire our industry is upon us and you are needed more than ever. We will all have the opportunity to rise but my question to you is how high do you want to soar? A new kind of wave is coming and to ride it we must be ready. My vision is to foster and help build a society where people choose fitness as a proactive means of improving themselves – physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. To achieve this, we need to work together; we need to be proactive and we need effective leadership.

While our ability to travel and take vacations is still very limited, there is nothing holding us back from going on a journey of self-growth and personal discovery this summer! So, here is what I am going to be doing over the next three months and, I invite you to join me and together let us elevate our abilities as a leader together and launch or re-launch our leadership development journey! I have compiled three months’ worth of activities you can consider. Look at this as the roadmap for your summer road trip of a deeper dive to develop your leadership abilities.  Please note—that while this itinerary is mapped out for my audience of women, this roadmap is available to all persons.  My wish is for all people who wish to influence others to come along on this summer adventure.

Look at the exciting itinerary I have planned out:

canfitpro Event Image with Mo HaganDestination #1: June 2021

Sign up for the 7th Annual Women Who Influence: LeadHERship event. If you are one of the first 100 to register, you will receive a FREE gift box with some incredible and unique swag items you will LOVE. While I don’t want to ruin the surprise of what’s inside, I will let you know that it contains products from our three event sponsors – Think YOURSELF ACADEMYRose Buddha and WIFA!

You’re officially off! The adventure has begun! Get excited about the learning and leadership journey to come!

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Destination #2:
July 2021

On July 15 join me for an exclusive special BONUS event – LeadHERship and MOtivation: Leading in Times of Crisis and Beyond: 6 Self-care Practices to Elevate Your Potential. As leaders, it is incredibly important that we prioritize our self-care so we can be of service to others and maximize our potential. I consider this to be invaluable and you will walk away from this session with some tremendous insights to put into practice and sustain you in becoming the leader you wish to be. To take part in this session, you must register for the 7th Annual Women Who Influence event. Your invitation to this special July bonus event is part of your registration to Women Who Influence, and it is designed to be a precursor and prepare you to reap even more benefits from participating in the full Women Who Influence: LeadHERship event happening in August. You must have registered for Women Who Influence in order to participate in this event.

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canfitpro Women Who Influence event promotional imageDestination #3: August 2021

The 7th Annual Women Who Influence: LeadHERship event takes place Thursday, August 12. In case you are not familiar with this event, let me tell you about it. Women Who Influence is a one-of-a-kind day to connect with like-minded leaders. The focus of this year’s event is to remind you and affirm that this is our moment to celebrate and embrace innovation and change.  Take your leadership to the next level and inspire others to rise with you.

The speaker line-up is set! We have eight empowering speakers you will hear from and be inspired by to elevate your leadership–Shakera Martin, Cassandra Chin, Nike Charles, Tatiana Kolovou, Samantha Montpetit-Huynh, Kylie Gates, Jennifer Hargreaves.

Joining me as my co-host is the amazing Beth Yarzab!

But wait …. there is MO’re! We have two breakout sessions – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – where you can dive deeper with our speakers and start to take action on your learning. Then, we have a networking social to end the day!

It’s going to be a MO’numental event and a day you MO’st definitely don’t want to miss!!

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We have a MO’mentus and mighty powerful three months ahead of us. Now is the time to build our MO’mentum. How am I going to navigate this new normal and emerge stronger, more secure, and successful? How do I want to show up and where do I want to be by the end of this year? Next year? What is the story you want to tell and feel proud of when you look back on this historical time?  These are the questions I ask myself especially on those tough, ‘not-so-magnificent-days”.   For myself, I want to creative MO’tion—to move people into the direction of their greatness and be bold enough to take the steps forward in pursuit of my true potential in life and leadership. That is my WHY.

It starts with me, then you, then us!   Together we can achieve MO’re.  Invest time now for up-levelling of our confidence and capabilities as leaders, as this will prepare us for the road ahead and grant us the capability to jump in with both feet and create a new reality for ourselves, and for others.  Remember, we only have this one life–let us make the MO’st of it together!


Take care and I will see you in July, my friends!