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Meet Your Facilitators

Business Consultant, Business Coach & Entrepreneur trainer for indigenous women business owners in Central Alberts
Business Start Up and management  advising, mentorship, training and funding for indigenous women in Alberta

Michelle Andrishak

Certified Management Consultant, Certified Business Coach and Entrepreneurial trainer

Recognized by online magazine Thrive Daily as one of Alberta's 13 most inspiring female entrepreneurs, Michelle Andrishak has over 10 years of entrepreneurial and business consulting experience. Michelle offers business consulting, coaching, and business skill training for entrepreneurs, just like you, who are building a business. She helps them develop a business that brings them joy and profit. Michelle has been recognized by organizations such as:

• Rocky Mountain House Chamber of Commerce with the Customer Service Excellence Award,
• The Red Deer & District Community Foundation with the Woman of Excellence Award in the

business and professions category
• The Canadian Business Chicks- Woman of Inspiration Award in the Boss Chick Mentor Category.
• And as an award nominee by Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and RDC's Canadian Women of Influence

Holly Atjecoutay 

Director, Indigenous Business Services

at Business Link AB


Holly is Cree and Saulteaux from Cowessess First Nation in Treaty 4 territory of Saskatchewan, but is proud and honored to call Mohkinstsis (Calgary) Treaty 7 her home. As the Indigenous Business Facilitator for Business Link Alberta, she assists Indigenous entrepreneurs in central and southern Alberta regarding the start-up and expansion of their small businesses. Holly connects these women to helpful resources while also providing guidance. She also facilitates workshops and builds meaningful relationships in Indigenous communities. Holly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Indigenous Studies. Her background is in Oil and Gas, Non-profit, Legal, and Community Economic Development, and she has always worked within both the rural and urban Indigenous Communities. Holly's main passion and driving force is challenging and breaking stereotypes of First Nations peoples in mainstream society, encouraging the education of First Nations youth, and involvement in Indigenous economic development.

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