On Thinking Big & Owning It! New Exclusive Ann Kaplan speaks

October 18, 2017

“Whatever you do, whoever you are…own it!”  
-Ann Kaplan 

Global Speakers Agency is proud to introduce you to our newest exclusive speaker Ann Kaplan – Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Real Housewife of Toronto

Described as a compelling mix of brains, beauty and business, Ann Kaplan is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur who’s changed the face of financing.  She built her billion dollar business from the ground up while a single mother to two children. Ann is the CEO and President of iFinance Canada Inc, one of the largest consumer finance Companies in Canada with loan applications exceeding $1B.

She knows that from advertising, to social media mastery, to building a positive organizational culture – all of it leads to enhancing your bottom line. Kaplan’s best practices approach also explains how, for the bold and the clever, you can strategically navigate your way to a more efficient and profitable business model, and personal success.

Embracing her glamorous side, she’s also a study in contrasts; she’s one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Toronto. Being corporate herself, she embodies the “unhousewife-housewife” – displaying her humorous antics and lack of tolerance for the intolerable weekly on SliceTv.  The show is described as ‘with Toronto as their playground, they have the real estate, cars, and the diamonds to prove it…watch as the ladies open up their extravagant lives, and show every shocking moment as they deal with the ups and downs of relationships, careers and family.’

Kaplan’s Key Messages and Takeaways for Audiences include:

  • Own it! –  Whatever you do, whoever you are, own it!  Kaplan shares her inspirational story of how she stays true to herself even through difficult and challenging situations. Her story shows how to be successful in spite of all that life presents to you and offers a personal reflective journey to how to find happiness. Self-empowerment is knowing that you, your actions and your decisions are yours to orchestrate, yours to navigate and yours to make a difference. Once you realize that success is in your control, it is powerful. 

  • Think BIG: If you’re thinking about your life, what stops you from doing more and more? It’s because we set limitations and expectations on ourselves to reach a certain level, and we don’t think beyond that. But you can be successful, even in spite of yourself.  Kaplan started her business working two jobs and dreamed of a million dollar business one day.  She didn’t even conceive that it could become billions…and yet it did!  Using both business and ‘triple threat’ celebrity examples like Jennifer Lopez, Kaplan encourages audiences to think big and beyond. She challenges —what stops us from being as big as possible and reaching for the stars?

She’s earned the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship twice, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by Stevie Women In Business – International.

Ann is now the mother of eight children, and her charitable work and contributions benefit AIDS research, Universities/Education and Transforming Faces. Kaplan holds a Masters In Business (MBA), Master in Science (MSc), a Corporate Governance Designation (CD.d) and is currently completing her doctorate (DBA).


Learn more about Ann’s talks & how her insights on Business Success & Self-Empowerment will help set you apart by contacting us.

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