Teresa Shaver, Executive Director
Teresa joined The Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc in 2012; – a non profit organization supporting businesses to achieve business success. With her leadership, the organizations’ outcomes have increased by over 200%. At BACD, Teresa is responsible for executing the strategic plan, managing operations, over 200 events a year and a mighty team of 5.
Teresa has always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has worked in over 5 start up organizations across 3 countries. Teresa moved to Canada in August 1999 to be part of a small start up in Toronto that specialized in Call Centre Staffing. After working in this industry for 10 years, she left to start her career in the Non Profit Sector by joining the Whitby Chamber of Commerce. She spent 5 years there managing Member Services, Sponsorship and over 75 Events per year and meeting members who became lifelong friends!
Teresa has also run a number of her own businesses (a jewellery designer, yoga teacher) and has been a business coach for over 10 years. She is a business warrior and passionate in guiding entrepreneurs and businesses to achieve success. In 2014, Teresa received her Registered Business Coach designation from the World Association of Business Coaches and in 2017 received her Economic Development Certificate.
She is an avid life long learner, loves to read, listen to podcasts, teach yoga and volunteer in her community.