As a female entrepreneur, I love watching other women step into what is traditionally known as male-dominated industries. I never thought I would own a marina, yet here I am. My Without Losing Your Cool brand; writing books, creating merch, journals and affirmation love notes for kids was what one might say is a “more fitting” business. But I have to tell you the joy, and excitement I feel like a leader in my lake community by operating a marina is deeply rewarding. I encourage all women to grab a hold of their aspirations, the things that excite them and ignite a fire within them even if all that resides in what some might consider a “male business”. Live true to your life’s purpose and your soul’s desires no matter what the outside world might think of it. You only get one kick at this thing called life. Embrace it fully, take chances, and live it without regret!
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Author, Producer, Parenting Expert, Founder of Shantilly’s Place
Two-time author Shantelle Bisson was born and raised in Toronto and splits her time between Toronto, sunny Los Angeles, and her marina that she purchased in 2018, Shantilly’s Place, in the Kawartha region of Ontario. Her Amazon bestseller and a second nonfiction book, Parenting Your Teen Without Losing Your Cool, is a thought-provoking, fun, light-hearted handbook that helps parents raise functioning adults during the challenging days of navigating teendom when all you seem to do is “lose your cool.”