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Cindy Piva

B. Comm, CPLD, MBC

Cindy Piva is the owner and founder of Thrive Business Strategies (established in 2009). She has a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC (B Comm), a Master Business Coach designation (MBC), is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Professional Leadership Development (GAPLD), and is a Certified Professional for Leadership Development (CPLD).

In her former business, Cindy owned and operated Pineridge Golf Course, developing and building the golf course, and then owning and operating it for over 20 years.

After selling Pineridge, Cindy took further training through the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA), an organization that upholds some of the highest standards for business and leadership coaching.

She now works with business owners, CEOs, and leaders to help them define their purposes, align their core values, streamline their operations, proactively plan their organizations strategically, grow as leaders, and implement focused best business practices customized to their unique needs. For non-profits, she is mindful of helping organizations thrive through purpose, involving volunteers, teams, and improving fundraising, while ensuring all stakeholders are included in the process.

Cindy has received “Coach of the Year – Western Region,” an esteemed award from her peers at the North American PBCA. She has also been a finalist twice for Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards as “Service Provider 1-10.”

She loves giving back, and is a past-president of Kamloops West Rotary. She has trained over 2000 presidents-elect in leadership through her service as a President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) training leader and is the current district trainer for Rotary District 5060. She has been honoured with the Rotarian of the Year and President’s Award from her club as well as the District Governor’s Citation for Distinguished Service Award from the district. She is past-president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association. She also serves as a Director on the boards of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, the Kamloops Hospice Association, and the Professional Business Coaches Association of Canada.

Cindy enjoys travelling, curling, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

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Anna Harrison


Anna Harrison is a successful entrepreneur with a strong background in business and leadership.

For 32 years Anna owned and operated Genesis Fashion and Beauty Complex, a multi-faceted business that included a salon, day spa, and fashion boutique. Her leadership success is evident in the fact that many of her team stayed with the company for over 25 years. After selling her business, Anna transitioned to working with business owners and individuals, partnering with them to achieve greater success in their business and personal lives.

Anna is a member of the Professional Business Coaches Association (PBCA) and founding member of the Global Alliance for Professional Leadership Development (GAPLD). She is a Certified Professional Business Coach and a Certified Professional in Leadership Development.

She partners with business owners, individuals, and non-profit organizations to help them recognize and achieve their potential by seeing possibilities, setting goals, and executing game plans. Anna has a focus on business and leadership development, strategic planning, implementation, sales and marketing strategies, and team building.

Anna believes in giving back to her community and the organizations that she is passionate about. She has held many volunteer positions, including President of the Chamber of Commerce, Board Member with the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association, Marketplace Leaders leadership team, Motion Church leadership team, and many positions with Rotary, including President, District Public Image Chair, and Assistant District Governor. She has also helped facilitate leadership training for over 2000 Presidents-Elect.

Anna has been recognized in the community and has won a number of awards, both personally and professionally, some of which are Chamber of Commerce – Business of the Year, Chamber of Commerce finalist – Business Person of the Year, Business and Professional Women’s Club – Woman of the Year,  RBC  finalist – Women Entrepreneur of the Year, Rotarian of the Year, and KTW Reader’s Choice awards for coaching and consulting.

Anna enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.