Nadja Piatka made a dream come true armed only with an idea. Her tale of taking a company out of her kitchen with a $100 investment and creating a multi-million dollar food manufacturing company is an amazing story.
In 2006 Nadja was diagnosed with Leukemia. After successful chemotherapy she is back 100% and continues to follow her dream of motivating others.
By sharing her journey, amazing experiences and personal formula for success, Nadja will inspire and encourage your audience to stand up and say "Yes I Can."
Speaking Topics Include:
- Now is Not the Time to Retreat!
- Dream it . . . Achieve it!
- How to Market Yourself,Your Business, Your Idea!
- Healthy Eating and a Healthy Lifestyle
"Attendees overwhelmingly rated Nadja's keynote at the Enterprise Toronto Small Business Forum 2011 - "Wow." It will be tough to find an entrepreneur/speaker for next year's Forum that is as wonderfully practical, down to earth and inspiring!"
Katherine Roos - Small Business Manager, Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto
"On behalf of the WBN Conference Committee thank you very much for coming to Peterborough to participate in our 50th anniversary inspiring Successful Women Conference. We couldn't be happier with the feedback we've been receiving about the event and your closing keynote presentation. Your speech was very well received by the group and the perfect way to end a full day's program. One comment in particular seems to sum up what many people said after your session: "Nadja was amazing and I'm going to look for ways to astound myself, starting now!". Thank you for staying afterward to sign copies of your book and to chat with the delegates - and for the delicious brownies! We look forward to working with you in the future".
Marilyn Cassidy - 2011 WBN Conference Committee, Speakers Group Inc
“Nadja Piatka speaks and brings audiences not only to tears but to their feet! If you are looking to inspire any crowd Nadja delivers with her terrific story of home grown success with heart-felt passion and determination. Nadja is genuinely warm, witty and shares not only her success but her humble beginnings as a start-up entrepreneur. She is driven by the important things in life that are truly relatable to all. Nadja is a living example of living your dreams and inspiring others to do so.”
Janine Tramont - University of Buffalo, School of Management, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
"We continue to receive phone calls, letters and emails thanking Nadja for inspiring the participants and for her dynamic speech. It is so important for women to hear and see shining examples of success.”
Maureen Millane Rusk, Associate Dean - Canisius College
"I have been associated with Great West Life Assurance Company for 27 years and have heard many speakers - but Nadja Piatka is the best!"
Seema Leon - Great West Life Assurance
“Women business-owners were motivated and inspired to “dream it and achieve it.” I received so much positive feedback; it really set the tone for a spectacular presentation. I will highly recommend Nadja as a fantastic Keynote speaker to the many organizations to which I belong”
Catharine McCracken - Trellis Marketing Inc.
"In my 30 years with McDonald's Restaurants, I have rarely met a supplier that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder Ray Kroc. In Nadja Piatka I have found what Ray would define as a true entrepreneur."
George A Cohen, Senior Chairman - McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.
"Nadja connected so very well with her audience through humor and by helping them see what is required to be a successful entrepreneur. I attend many conferences and listen to many speakers. Nadja was exceptional!"
Margaret F. Hope, M.ED. - Lion Gate Training Ltd
"Nadja has truly inspired me to be confident and succeed in my dreams as a new business owner. She instilled courage and determination in me again! I feel I can conquer any obstacle!"
Nadia Power - NLOWE - N & L Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
"It's a rags to riches story ranking with the best...."
Calgary Herald, Calgary
- Guest on television shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Fox Morning Shows, TODAY in New York City, AM Buffalo, Good Morning Kentuckiana, Canada AM and Careers TV.
- Board of Directors, American Heart Association - Northeast Region
- Recipe Developer for the American Heart Association.
- Inducted into the Twenty First Century Business Women's Hall of Fame - Bay Path College, MA
- Best Selling Author
- Niagara University Business Administration Advisory Board
- Weekly newspaper columnist
- Western New York Business Appreciation Award
- Chosen as ITV News "Women of Vision"
- Won the Regional Finalist Award for Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year.
- Advisory Board for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as a member of the S.M.E. Task Force.
Now Is Not The Time To Retreat
The challenging economy is a time for opportunities for yourself and your business. They will present themselves in ways you may not understand. Learn to identify them. Learn how to get better than ever in your business or profession. History shows us that there will be companies who grow and even prosper in the recession. You can be one of them.
Learn how to grow a business in a down market. Hear how to select your point of difference as a company. Discover strategies to recession proof your business. In this economic environment, learn why "Now is Not the Time to Retreat," financially speaking, from either your business or personal life.
Dream It.... Achieve It!
Nadja Piatka made a dream come true, armed only with an idea and a $100 investment, she became an international supplier to Subway, McDonald’s, Giant, Wegmans and other nutrition conscious customers. Nadja’s amazing story of taking a company out of her kitchen and creating a multi-million dollar food company was highlighted on the Oprah Winfrey and Donny Deutsch, The Big Idea Shows.
What’s in YOUR Life list? Discover what makes you tick. Learn the 5 steps of how to identify, implement, follow through and achieve your dreams. Nadja will take you through real life examples of how to successfully realize your goals. By sharing her remarkable journey, experiences and personal formula for success, Nadja will inspire and encourage you to stand up and say "Yes I Can!"
How to Market Yourself, Your Business, Your Idea!
Branding isn’t always about the money! Whether you have a large budget or no budget, a well orchestrated public relations campaign can be one of your most effective marketing tools. It’s not about the product, it’s about the story. Learn how to use the media to promote your business. Discover how to create an image much bigger than reality. Hear Nadja describe step by step marketing ideas that you can apply to your business. Regardless of size, Nadja will show you how to compete when the odds are against you.
Eating Healthy and a Healthy Lifestyle
Nadja believes in the 80/20 rule in everything she does. She will share her secrets to living better and living longer by staying healthy. As the author of two best selling cook books, a recipe developer for the American Heart Association and regular guest on cooking shows, Nadja loves to prepare food and talk about any of her topics. She grew up above her family’s restaurant and has a passion for food. You’ll love her humor and spontaneity as she dazzles you with healthy great tasting dishes.
To book Nadja as a speaker or for media inquiries contact us or call 716-883-8448.
Nadja Travels from Toronto or Buffalo