Gravitate Rising Tides Speaker Series presented by TD Wealth
In today's world, many cut others down to get ahead. Rising Tides Speakers Series, hosted by Olympian Martha Henderson lifts people up and celebrates their journey. An evening full of authentic, inspiring stories at our new location in the heart of Yonge and Eglinton. Brought to you by Gravitate Travel and TD Wealth. Come share in the warmth and energy that this event brings to life.
Meet your Host
As an Olympian, the pursuit of excellence is in Martha Henderson's blood. Martha is known for inspiring belief that you can achieve outcomes beyond your expectations. Sharing her journey to the 2008 Olympics, Martha entertains and inspires with a flair that will leave you motivated and uplifted.
Meet your Speakers
Heather Greenwood Davis - Globetrotting Mama
In 2011 Heather set out with her husband and two sons, then under the age of 10, on a yearlong trip around the world. Their visits to 29 countries on six continents landed them the inaugural Travellers of the Year honour from National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The former Bay Street lawyer hates winter weather, loves sunshine and believes bucket lists are for suckers. is a contributing editor and on-air storyteller for National Geographic Travel, a feature writer and advice columnist for The Globe and Mail, the resident travel expert on CTV's The Social and the co-host of Get, Set, Go! on CHCH Morning Live.
Elaine Uskoski - Author, Speaker, Coach
Several years ago, Elaine faced one of the biggest crisis of her life when she learned her youngest son Jake was addicted to video gaming. She put everything on hold to deal with the magnitude and seriousness of his obsession. At the time, there was little known about this type of addiction and Elaine found herself focusing all her energy on research, learning everything she could so she could help her son. She married this insight with her 18 years’ experience in social service work and health and wellness With knowledge, patience and perseverance Elaine was able to successfully help Jake regain his physical and emotional health. She chronicled her experiences in her book “Seeing through the Cracks “ and now shares her powerful message of hope and awareness through her work as a coach for parents and speaker.
Leanne Townsend - All That Glitters Is Not Gold:
Leanne Townsend is a family law attorney and divorce coach in Toronto. She is a Partner at the law firm of Brauti Thorning where her practice is focused on family law, domestic violence and victim advocacy. As a perfectionist and people pleaser, Leanne spent most of her life putting everyone else first and keeping up the façade of perfection. Outwardly, she seemed happy and successful, but inwardly she was a mess. Eventually, she couldn't keep up the façade and began to seriously self destruct. Only when she learned to be vulnerable and accept that it was okay to need help, did she finally turn her life around.
Janet Joy Wilson - Pedal Powered JOYney
From a farm in southwestern Ontario to an impressive career at the world’s largest English language publisher. In the last ten years, she founded a non-profit organization blending a love of books and bicycles together into six literary events. Later she created and built a literary festival within an outdoor education centre in the Ontario near north, promoting nature through the lens of literature. An award winning community volunteer with the objective of leaving the world a better place. And today coaching and consulting clients on creative paths to realize their visions of success.
Boston lettuce, Baby Arugula, Radicchio, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries with a White Wine Vinaigrette
Creamy Dill & Green Onion Potato Salad
Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Mint
Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad with Smoked Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Spinach
Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken Breast with Yogurt Garlic Dill Sauce
Maple & Grainy Mustard Oven Roasted Salmon
Midtown Event Theatre formerly The Capitol Event Theatre
Join us for an incredible night of food, drink, networking and inspiration as four awesome speakers share their stories! Tickets include a delicious dinner, networking and speakers.