About Us

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Laurel Crossley, B.A. Professional Speaker, Coach and Educator, Mindfulness and Meditation Expert 

Laurel has over 20 years of Family Coaching experience supporting parents and children on topics related to stress, worry, anxiety, mindfulness and meditation. She is a highly sought after Speaker on the topics of self-development, parenting, and child development, having been interviewed and featured in several publications including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine Magazine, and Today’s Parent. She is also a regular guest on many television and radio programs.

Laurel is devoted to supporting mental health promotion and education as it relates to family well-being. Her quirky sense of humour and profound connection to children (Cathy calls her the Kid Whisperer) results in international invitations to speak at corporate, community and school events as an inspirational speaker and workshop provider where she incorporates her hilarious stories and props to engage audience participants of all ages.

Follow her on Twitter @laurelspeaks.


Cathy Thompson, B.A., Entrepreneur and  Educator

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Cathy Thompson is a global expert in youth education, wellness and resiliency. She is the founder of several companies, including Beyond the Classroom, a leading provider of in-home, K-12 tutoring services for students. 

Cathy’s mission is to inspire millions of children and youth around the world to grow their confidence, life skills and academic capacity so they can make a meaningful life-long contribution to their families, schools and communities.

 Cathy is a pioneer in the field of youth mental health and wellness. Her programs have been adopted by internationally recognized non-profit organizations and are in use globally.  She is considered a go-to expert on youth and is a sought after speaker, consultant and trainer by community groups, non-profits and organizations focused on supporting confident, resilient children.

 An award-winning entrepreneur, Cathy has launched six successful business ventures and mentors new and established women in business to create profitable, sustainable and meaningful companies.

Cathy feels passionately about women’s mental health and that’s part of the reason that she felt drawn to working with Laurel to establish Simply Blossoming. Cathy has presented at numerous conferences and events internationally regarding women’s mental health, particularly in the area of young women and depression. Cathy understands the importance of Mind, Body and Spirit as the key to good mental health.

Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn

The Logo

The Cherry Blossom logo is a dedication to the Buddhist tradition of taking time from daily life to acknowledge the splendour of the blossoms.  The Simply Blossoming logo symbolizes taking time away from Life’s distractions to acknowledge the splendour within allowing Attendees to Simply Blossom.

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