Andrea Cox is the founder of Cox Compassionate Planning Concierge Ltd. (Preplan First), a company that helps families create a plan years in advance of a loved one passing away, and helps at the time of a death.

After working with families for almost seven years, Andrea saw the need to change what she was doing in order to be able to reach more families. The notion that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” hit home for Andrea that it was time to do something different. She decided to write a book and start her own business so she could take her expertise to the next level by reaching more families virtually and educating families through her book before it is too late.

Andrea is passionate about educating others on the topic of death to help normalize this taboo topic so that families can have a more positive death experience with peace of mind. She truly believes that when families talk about death and put a plan in place today, it guarantees peace of mind in the future. Having an Exit Plan takes away the chaos, confusion, family breakdown, and possible financial burdens on loved ones during a difficult time.

Currently, Andrea is licensed in both Alberta and British Columbia Canada to sell prepaid funeral home packages and holds a double license in Alberta, one with the Alberta Funeral Regulatory Board. Andrea continually learns more about the uniqueness of death with various End of Life Professionals both in Canada and US so she can be the light to such a dark topic that no one likes to talk about. Death is a part of life that we all will experience one way or another, so “Let’s Talk.”

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Dr. Virginia LeBlanc “DocV”, The Pivot Maestro

Dr. Virginia LeBlanc (DocV) is a highly sought multi‐disciplinary expert and global thought leader delivering value across industries world‐wide sharing key ingredients to successfully pivot through transition gaps, earning her the nickname “THE Pivot Maestro.”

Her work leading major change initiative with Joint Forces commands at the Pentagon, Department of the Navy, Booz Allen Hamilton, Indiana University, and the National Pan‐Hellenic Council birthed her passion in personal wellness and transformation through transition founding Defining Paths (DP)—not only a company but a heart‐centered, socially conscious movement and network for thought leaders, change makers, legacy builders, and purposed entrepreneurs—healing, rebuilding, and transforming lives and businesses from the inside out.

A Holistic Coach, particularly serving retiring military and women leaders in career‐life transition, DocV specializes in putting YOU back in business guiding clients through next steps facing fears, connecting the dots, and thinking without a box while to live inspired with a “be your own boss” mind‐set.

Dr. LeBlanc is the international bestselling author of Love the Skin YOU’RE In: How to Conquer Life Through Divergent Thinking, her autobiographical love‐letter to “Society” on socio‐cultural conditioning and how she overcame to define her path.

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.