Okanagan Panorama

Past Chairman of the Board of Directors Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES)

Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Past Chairman of the Board of Directors Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES)


As a Director of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) responsible for education & training of its members, Rae organized 30 monthly Townhall Series meetings and moderated the panel discussions.

The Townhall Series brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs who shared their sage advice with their fellow entrepreneurs.

The organization process included: topic development, locating & securing speakers, creating promotional copy, promoting & marketing the event, website development, working with speakers to develop Bios and introductions and then moderating the event.

OVES logo4paypalAs the Moderator, Rae facilitated a series of questions that explored the subject at hand from different directions and worked with the panellists and audience to make it an interactive experience.


Rae OVES Townhall

The following is a list of topics that Rae has organized and moderated.

2. Power Networking for Entrepreneurs:Power Networking for Entrepreneurs: Secrets for Personal & Professional Success
8. Entreprenurial Ideation
11 Search Engine Optimization
12 Marketing to the Baby Boomer & Mature Markets
14. E-Commerce for the Entrepreneur
19. Money, Money, Money What every entrepreneur needs to know to access it, earn it, spend it and to save even more of it.

OVES ForestIn November of 2012 Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse organized and Chaired the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) first annual Finding Strength Within the Forest Conference for local entrepreneurs. Rae serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for OVES.
"Rae Stonehouse is the linchpin that tied together our conference efforts and created organization out of chaos! As the Vice Chair of Marketing I have worked with Rae through numerous activities including the launch of the First Annual Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurship Conference in the Fall of 2012. Rae's ability to take on a time-sensitive and demanding project, in his spare time no less, and follow through with a successfully deployed event strategy speaks to his talents. Working with short deadlines is often difficult, but his commitment to the project from start to finish, and handling of tasks both mundane and elaborate, give me more than enough confidence to recommend him as a strong organizer/strategist, event manager, and emcee. Kudos to you Rae!"

-- Daryl Dunstan, Vice Chair of Marketing, Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society

"Thank you to the Okanagan for believing in our dream of stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit among us, to our conference organizing team; to Rae Stonehouse, our entrepreneur society chair who cracked the whip when needed to move everything; our speakers, displayers and sponsors, who made it happen for all of us."


-- Joel Young, Founder of Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society


In October of 2011 he took over leadership of the Society as Chairman of the Board with the goal of taking it to the next level and beyond! First step was to recruit dynamic board members willing to share in his vision of an Okanagan Valley-wide organization of engaged entrepreneurs.

Secondly, was to rebuild the structure of the society on a business model.

Sadly, that was not possible to do and Rae has stepped down as Chair as of January 2012. 

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Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.


Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books:

Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

PROtect Yourself!PROtect Yourself! Empowering Tips & Techniques for Personal Safety: A Practical Violence Prevention Manual for Healthcare Workers.

E=Emcee SquaredE=Emcee SquaredTips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth

You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course. 

Phone Rae 250-451-6564 or info@raestonehouse.com

Rae’s social … are you?

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RaeStonehousehttp://twitter.com/RaeStonehouse

Linkedin? Rae is http://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehousehttp://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehouse

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To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at http://raestonehouse.com.