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About Barb Lebo

For close to 30 years, Barbara Lebo owned and operated Lebo Media Services, a strategic marketing and advertising sales consulting agency, specializing in reaching hard-to-reach professionals = doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants and veterinarians in Canada and the US.  For over a decade Barbara exclusively handled advertising sales for The Canadian Bar Association, The American Bar Association and The Canadian Education Association. Barbara most recently handled advertising sales for The Canadian Nurses Association.

My Story

Barbara has been married for over 30 years. At age over 60, Barbara has a daughter in her 20's, a son in his 20's and a teenage son.

Barbara's teenage son lives with severe Autism.


A dynamic public speaker and presenter, Barbara has taught sales, marketing, public relations and promotions for Centennial College as well as the International Academy of Advertising, Merchandising and Design.    Barbara also led  life-transforming workshops called  “It’s All About Attitude” = A Plan for Success for Living …  “Attitude equals Altitude” = Reaching New Heights in Personal Performance . and “Empowering Parents” = How and When to Take Charge. These workshops were available to businesses and educational institutions. The entire concept is based on the belief that small changes in Attitude can translate into large changes in life – in financial success … in happiness … in emotional and physical wellbeing … in relationships … in contribution to society … and in our everyday performance as partners and parents.

In her most important program Autism for Caregivers, Healthcare and Autism Service Providers and Families, Barbara offers  an incredible amount of crucial information for caregivers,  healthcare providers and other service providers who are working with … or wanting to work with children, adolescents, young adults and adults living with Autism. Upon completion of this certification course,  providers can be considered to be  “Autism  Care Specialists” with “Autism Friendly Practices & Environments.”

 

Barbara will also share her own powerful personal story of her family’s journey with Autism with her son.

 

Education:

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - 1st Year - Pre-Meds 

RYERSON UNIVERSITY - 2nd Year - Hospitality, Business & Management 

YORK UNIVERSITY - SCHULICH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Bachelor Business Administration with Honours

YORK UNIVERSITY - SCHULICH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - MBA - Masters of Business Administration

INSTITUTE of CANADIAN ADVERTISING - CAAP (Certified Advertising Agency Practitioner)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE of BROADCASTING - Broadcasting Graduate Diploma

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About Bonnie Paltsev

With over 20 years creative experience Bonnie Paltsev serves as
graphic designer to the ACT team.She strives to communicate the ACT
objectives through print design and for the website and is happy to
comply with any of the ACT team's graphic needs to promote the values
and communicate the objectives for seminars and other projects.

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About Frank Syrmopoulos

For over 20 years, Frank Syrmopoulos has been a videographer and video producer, working on numerous documentaries, short films and corporate videos. A graduate of York University with an MBA from the Schulich School of Business (2003), Frank is passionate about his work, and shares an equal passion for the subject of autism, as he has a son who is on the autism spectrum.

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