"I wanted to personally thank you again for joining us at our recent Council of Excellence event in Halifax.
It was a privilege to learn more about your personal and career journey, as well as the impact that passion, perseverance, and purpose have had on you as an entrepreneur. I know I speak for our Agents and leadership team when I say that your open discussion on mental health and the struggle many entrepreneurs face left a lasting impact. Thank you for sharing your story with us."
Senior Vice President, Desjardins
Agent Network at Desjardins
"Tonia's presentation was the best way to end a three-day conference with our clients. Her story, accomplishments as well as energy was inspiring and engaging. The audience was enraptured and, I believe, the topic gave them hope that with a vision, persistence and optimism great things can be accomplished.
Tonia was also very generous to the group, by giving samples of her company's tea to everyone in attendance, which made her story that more real.
Tonia was extremely easy to work with and I would highly recommend Tonia for any speaking engagement."
Devin S Ragwen
Director Sales Support
Individual Insurance & Wealth, Thrid Party Channel, SunLife
Toronto, June 2017
"Tonia was our Forge@MAC Kickoff Night speaker and we enjoyed working with her before, during and after the event!
She was very engaging, and her talk appealed to the large student audience.
Her startup story not only captured everyone's imagination, but also her tenacity as a female entrepreneur in maintaining a healthy work-life balance was inspiring and thought-provoking to youth entrepreneurs.
Her thoughtfulness in giving away Steeped Tea at our event was appreciated, and to this day we still get asked if we have any left!
We loved working with Tonia, and would highly recommend her as a speaker at events in Hamilton and beyond."
Incubating & Accelerating Hamilton Startups
Hamilton, September 2016
I had the great pleasure to work with Tonia on a series of events. What started as a great opportunity to hear from her, blossomed into a wonderful partnership. She went above and beyond our expectations, while our audience could truly relate to her story. She’s a wonderful storyteller that captivates the public and brings them into her world. Get ready to laugh, think and crave great tea (of course).
Program Manager, Industry Events / Directrice de programme, Événements de l’industrie
Farm Credit Canada / Financement agricole Canada
"It was a pleasure to have Tonia as our keynote speaker for our Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast in Halifax on March 8th, 2017!
Her energy and enthusiasm were contagious, on and off the stage. Tonia captivated our audience of over 400 women entrepreneurs with her honest and engaging business journey complete with challenges and triumphs along the way.
There were many laughs and cheers as Tonia’s passion for entrepreneurship inspired everyone in the room to visualize their future and take steps to make it happen!
Our event evaluations showed overwhelmingly positive feedback; we would gladly share a cup of tea with Tonia anytime."
Centre For Women In Business
Halifax, March 2017
As someone who has been a professional speaker for well over 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many other presenters and can confidently say that Tonia Jahshan is one of my favourites! She’s funny, intelligent and an incredible story teller. Her message will connect with all audiences and her jaw dropping entrepreneurial success will inspire your attendees to push further than ever before!
Stuart Knight Productions Incorporated
I realize Tonia has to be a busy person. I myself these days do not have a lot of free time - tax season, special projects, trouble shooting, etc. all keeps me extremely busy. However, I did want to connect with Tonia to simply say well done, congratulations, you have come a long way and through hard work – you have become successful. Not an easy accomplishment. Something well earned and nobody can take that away from her. I admit she impressed me. Something that doesn’t happen very often these days. Her thorough prep work for the “Dragon’s Den” TV show - shows not only her skills but her determination to succeed. And Tonia from her marketing background has fabulous people skills. It was great to see the ease in which she was able to talk and reach the young people. Again another rarity. It was a pleasure to listen to her and actually meet her.