Total Makeover Team
Total Makeover Team
Our Dedicated and Focused Team Members
As always, we look forward to a new season of the Total Makeover Challenge as we get to witness the incredible transformations of both body and mind. And we never stop being amazed at the remarkable resilience and strength displayed by our challengers as this program is not for faint of heart. It takes courage to change, put yourself out there and stay focused through the many challenges presented. But for each of these women that go through the challenge they become STRONGER and more POWERFUL with the belief in themselves that they can CONQUER any-thing life throws at them as THEY ARE WOMEN WARRIORS!
This is why we, The Total Makeover Team, love what we do!!!
President – Manager – Executive Team
I am a mother of 2 amazing kids (now young adults) and married to my university sweetheart and business partner in a local engineering company. I obtained my degree in Psychology at UBC right out of high school, as I have always loved working with people. However I also had an interest to start my own business and a passion for fitness and health. So I trained to be a fitness instructor and became certified in Nutrition. By combining these interests and passions, I opened a Ladies Health and Fitness facility where I was able to help women lose weight and increase fitness levels through mini competitive programs. To provide continued success in one’s fitness and health, I knew a key component was also developing the inner self. Thus the evolvement from fitness and weight loss challenges to the TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE. TOTAL being the whole person, working and developing on strengthening and empowering not just one’s outside physical self but also working on the emotional well-being of the inner self. Today I am thrilled to have seen many seasons of incredible transformations, both on the inside and the outside and look forward to expanding the TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE into more cities and changing many more lives.
City Coordinator, Chilliwack – Media & Film Director – Executive Team
Trish is a small business consultant & trainer in the Lower Mainland. Trish’s passion in life is equipping and training, and her mission in life is to inspire, empower and compel individuals to move into and do what they are passionate about. Trish is a Dalhousie University graduate, where she studied Theatre and Education. Trish loves to film, edit and create memories and stories, while living life to it’s fullest! She has been involved with The Total Makeover Challenge since its inception in 2009. Trish lives in Abbotsford with her wonderful husband Bruce, and has 5 amazing kids.
City Coordinator, Langley – Magazine Director – Executive Team
I am the mother of 3 wonderful teenagers/young adults and I have been a business owner for over 25 years. I currently own my own business as a financial advisor, and over the past 8 years I have had the privilege of teaching many teens, women, and parents, co-hosting a radio series on family and finance, being the annual financial “expert” for Shape Your World Society’s Total Makeover Challenge and teaching financial parenting and women’s seminars. I have also published an e-book entitled “Teach a Child to Fish” A Parents Guide to Raising Money Savvy Kids in a Fishy World. Over the past 7 years I have sat on several non-profit boards including SYWS and have volunteered with SYWS for the past 6 years. It has been my honour as well to came on staff as the Langley City Coordinator.
City Coordinator, Abbotsford
Gwen is a mother of 4 adult kids and a grandmother to two active little boys. Gwen is married to a wonderful husband for 32 years. They have a Dairy Farm, which keeps them quite busy. Gwen has been a leader in women’s groups for many years. Once her kids graduated from school she was looking for something to inspire her. She saw an ad for the Total Makeover Challenge in 2017. She became a challenger and won that year. Gwen wanted to give back to her community and with her passion with working with women, she became an Intern and Assistant Coordinator for the Total Makeover Challenge in Chilliwack the last 2 years. Gwen now has moved on to become Coordinator in Abbotsford with Lia Bergen. Seeing the transformations that take place inspires Gwen to be involved with Shape Your World Society and The Total Makeover Challenge.
City Coordinator, Abbotsford
Lia has worked in communications, education and training throughout her career. Passionate about Social and Emotion Intelligence and equipping others, she is excited to work with the Total Makeover Challenge to see women- Grow, Evolve and be Empowered inside and out.
Mom to 3 adult children leaves time to travel off the beaten path around the world with her husband, Henry and meet new people, explore new places and embrace adventure.