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#1 Bestselling Author

Lauren is a creative director and online digital marketer. She is the President and CEO of her digital marketing company, A Visual Advantage. She is also the founder of Vancouver Wine Festivals and the nonprofit Fostering Futures.


A pioneer in graphic and web design, A Visual Advantage has been supporting the marketing initiatives for businesses in both the US and Canada since 1994. They are print media and online digital design experts who take businesses online, specializing in search engine techniques to get businesses found by the people who should know about them.


Lauren’s digital marketing and social media techniques can benefit all types of companies and have been successful in raising over 33 million dollars for one client in one year, with many other successes using Facebook advertising to attract investors to real estate developments. Through this exercise, Lauren started hosting wine and cheese events for investors which morphed into Vancouver Wine Festivals. This company supports marketing incentives for BC wineries and tourism.

16 Women Who Are Thriving
Through Turbulent Times

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Chapter Title: Your Digital Footprint Discovered

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” 

~Steve Jobs

Thrive: “To advance, grow, develop and flourish.”


Our world is dramatically changing, and we are being invited to evolve right along with it.


In the midst of overwhelming challenges, including isolation and business closures, you will find many unsung heroes who are living rather quietly but with meaning and purpose. In this deeply stirring book you’ll take a walk into the lives of 16 women who refuse to be ruled by fear, and have stepped into exploring new ways to work and live with curiosity and courage.


From Canada to the United States and from Guatemala to Hong Kong, you will meet these remarkably authentic women who have shared their stories about how they adapted to change.  Besides being inspired, you will also take away their practical tips and ideas to bring into your own life.


There is something for everyone, as these stories clearly demonstrate how the resilience of the human spirit can shine in the most turbulent of times.  You have been invited into the personal lives of these courageous women who are inherently just like you, and you’ll see exactly how it's possible to not just survive but thrive.