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Dreams ARE Real

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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders … read more


Ep 156: Dream a New Dream and Reinvent Yourself with Christine Nielsen, CEO of Contrast Consulting

What are you willing to open yourself up to? What are you willing to change? Christine Nielsen is a stunningly positive example who proves these key questions can empower you to dream a new dream and reinvent yourself.

She’s overcome many challenges including bullying, being forsaken by her father, the loss of her grandfather, and more. Her story of resilience, reconciliation, and forging a path in an industry that wouldn’t gain acceptance for 20+ years is truly inspiring.


About the Guest:

Christine is a master coach and an expert at helping organizations and individuals achieve greater levels of performance.  With over 26 years of consulting,  Christine's experience spans a variety of senior executive positions. She leverages her professional history to serve as a consultant with a focus on organizational transformation, performance management and culture change. By partnering, coaching and working closely with senior leaders, entrepreneurs and their teams, Christine is able to transform organizations through the use of unique tools that drive increased performance across all business areas - including sales growth, marketing effectiveness, improved customer retention rates and operational efficiencies.

Award-winning in both the International Association of Top Professionals (Coach of the Decade 2021) and Global Woman of Inspiration among many others. She sits on several councils and is a contributor to Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine,  Entrepreneur’s Organization, and several others.

Christine is a dynamic speaker and coach who has built her career on creating extraordinary results for people, leaders, and businesses. She is a TedX Speaker and shares the stage with incredible leaders such as Tony Robbins, JT Foxx, Russell Brunson, along with celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Christie Brinkley, Steve Wozniak and many more.

Christine is a visionary business leader who has spent her career specializing in the international marketplace. Her international clients span the forestry and mining, healthcare, telecommunications, oil and gas, engineering and financial services industries and include RBC, BAML, Weyerhaeuser, Inco Mining, Boehringer Mannheim, The Toronto Blue Jays,  Rogers Communications,  BP and many others.

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University in Kingston. She is a proud mother of three beautiful and talented children. She also played competitive hockey for 18 years and continues to be an avid player and coach to youth and women.






About the Host:

Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.

Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.


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