Out of the womb of adversity, a star is born. Founded by DeeAnne Riendeau, due to personal childhood health challenges, ‘Your Holistic Earth’ launched in September 2014, based upon a vision of creating the first holistic health care system in Canada.
A vision that is all about the community. "I had this incredible vision; it was a vision of creating community, helping people, and bridging health gaps." DeeAnne put it succinctly.
‘Your Holistic Earth’ has helped thousands of individuals heal spiritually and physically. It is a platform that helps educate people about the power of prevention to lead a happy and healthy life and assist the ailing in getting back on their feet. It is the ‘bridge that connects individuals to local and national experts in the field of holistic medicine.’
The team includes certified nutritionists, homeopaths, naturopaths and a wide variety of health practitioners and uses a holistic rather than conventional approach to medicine to improve the overall well-being of people’s lives.
Eloquently describing what they do, DeeAnne said:
“Your Holistic Earth is a holistic health care system. And by that, I mean that we help the public to access care and educate themselves on holistic natural medicine and modalities. In another way, we also help the businesses, the health entrepreneurs, that want to serve other people. We help them to gain exposure, confidence, credibility, and support them in the success of their business. So we work with both sides, the practitioner and the public, bridging the gap between the two, so that both can be served in the way that really helps to create sustainable lives for themselves.”
Upon reaching success in the field, DeeAnne created a compilation book called “Heal” which narrates the stories of people who have gone through their healing journeys, whether it's mental, physical, or spiritual. The book was well received by the public, and now its fourth edition is being put together for launch in early 2022.
Their latest endeavor is launching a program called “Wellness Warriors”. Where people can sign up as a wellness warrior, which is all about advocating empowering people, helping people to have the tools in order to have a better quality of life. This is acutely needed in the current pandemic environment the world is going through. This will be launching later this year.
What puts the business ahead of the curve is their uniqueness of bridging the gap between the public and the provider. As other organizations focus mainly on health practitioner, ‘Your Holistic Earth’ believes in having the approach of encompassing both the public and the provider under the same umbrella.
The other factor providing them the edge in their field among all others is that they genuinely care, and they are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for people.
Being true to their word and vision of creating community and being passionate about having an impact, they added a non-profit component to their business to help uplift community members and advocate on behalf of people. This business is more people driven than money driven.
DeeAnne’s vision for the future of Your Holistic Earth is to be recognized internationally and to spread the word about the holistic approach of healthcare far and wide.
DeeAnne’s last words of advice are: “Walk the talk, if you tell people to do something like living holistically or leading with your heart, you should be living that as well.”
She explained it more profoundly: “Fill your soul bank first. Listen to your heart, listen to your passion, and it will become fulfilling for you on so many levels. When we fill our soul bank, when we do what we know in our hearts is the right thing to do, then the money bank fills just naturally and you will have all you need.”
Opting for a career in the general insurance and brokerage industry is a challenging undertaking, but when you have the right mentors to guide you through and help you learn the ins and outs of the industry, then you could have a bright future ahead of you.
Enter “Advance Insurance Educational Services” a career-defining mentoring service in Alberta, operating under the leadership of its visionary founder and president, Helene Wood. This insurance educational platform has earned a great repute and has helped boost the careers of numerous insurance brokers and agents’ and empowered them to flourish.
Advance Insurance Educational Services (AIE) offers insurance and brokerage-related seminars to aspiring insurance agents Canada wide. Helene and her team of top-notch educators prepare students for provincial licensing exams. With expert guidance, these students can start their careers in this ever-expanding industry. Their seminars are not all-exclusive to the insurance sector, but they provide educational workshops on the ongoing world happenings, which makes this educational platform worthy of attention from anyone that has a desire to learn.
Insurance brokers have to have 15 credit hours every year to be recognized as professional brokers or insurance agents in the industry. Advance Insurance Educational company offers these seminars not just as a formality to make the students eligible for the insurance industry or provide certification. Helene wants to keep these seminars exciting and informative so that every attendee has a takeaway lesson and has some new thing learned.
Helene aims to better their educational programs more and more, and for this reason, AIE has introduced a very unique and informative Alberta broker training program. Helene is a full-time broker, so the words coming from a successful professional who has 30+ years' worth of experience have their significant value. The brokerage educational services from the brokerage chair take to enhance the license training to a new level. A considerable influx of people has been observed entering the field of insurance. AIE helps these career changers stand in this impeccably rewarding field and make their place.
Helene's educational assistance did not stop until the achievement of the license. She realized that after getting their licenses and even scores a job, but after that, most individuals wander clueless as to how they can perform their job well; they don't know what to ask and from where to get their questions answered. So, to help those individuals, Helene has developed a comprehensive procedure manual on how to do the job efficiently as an insurance or brokerage agent.
Insurance educational services is not a new idea in Alberta, and many centers claim to provide the best seminars in the area but what sets Helene's AIE apart from its competitors is that they don't only provide education, but they go an extra mile to make sure every deserving individual has access to it. Helene does not believe in delivering the textbook knowledge only, because according to her, the educational possibilities are far beyond textbooks. AIE’s support continues by helping their students gain jobs in the industry. This is why any person once enrolled in their program would come back if they have a genuine thirst for knowledge.
Courtesy of Alberta Chambers of Commerce