Burke - Wellness Consultant - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kara Lee Burke

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Wellness Consultant


Mindfulness Leadership Coach, Health and Wellness Consultant. Develop Yoga based wellness programs to enhance corporate cultures by:

- developing dynamic and unique programs for clients using traditional yoga theories and implementing wellness programs to increase productivity, happiness, and health both at the office and at home
- conducting dynamic seminars, workshops, and classes uniquely designed to suit goals, needs, and timeframes using multimedia and interactive resources;

Work History

Wellness Consultant

Managing Minds

From April 2012

Mindfulness Leadership Coach, Health and Wellness
Consultant. Develop Yoga based wellness programs to
enhance corporate cultures
• Consulted clients using traditional yoga theories on implementing wellness programs to increase productivity, happiness, and health;
• Conduct dynamic seminars, workshops, and classes uniquely designed to suit goals, needs, and timeframes using multimedia and interactive resources;

Canadian National Sales Manager

Justice Trading Ltd

December 2012 - December 2013

Provided Distribution Management Services for International Vendor company
• Successfully recruited, trained, and managed Canadian team towards sales amounting to over $5 million within 6 months;
• Proficiently personally and virtually communicated with and trained associates on complex legal concepts involving the ITA, CRA protocols and policies, and financial programs and processes;
• Within the Management Sales Team, lead discussions for, implemented, executed, and oversaw project plans towards completion;

Construction, Property Lien Case Project Manager

17 Oakbank Rd Residential Construction Contract

July 2011 - September 2013

Successfully managed complex group of projects involving taking over construction completion on a $5 million estate home, property lien case, and preparing to place house on the market while acting as intermediary between hired professionals and homeowner, living abroad:
• Construction Completion: interviewed, negotiated with, and contracted multiple trade companies to complete deficiencies in order to pass final building and electrical inspections on time and on budget;
• Legal: researched, interviewed, hired Quantity Surveyor and Lawyer and relayed evidence, timeline, and facts of the case; assisted in investigation of deficiencies to be used in Property Lien Case;
• Selling Property: researched, interviewed, hired Real Estate Agent, organized final interior and exterior design elements and;
• Managed property expenses & regular maintenance;

Executive Assistant, Communications Manager

Shy Kurtz, The SINTAX Group

August 2008 - October 2013

Acted as “Right Hand” to a Legal Tax Consultant and acted as authorized representative and direct contact for all colleagues, clients, CRA, and hired professionals; showed extreme trustworthiness:
• Responsibilities: coordinated schedule; planned and organized national and international travel, and speaking engagements; designed power point presentations, wrote press releases, managed email, coordinated meetings and minutes, created quarterly/annual sales reports;
• Assisted to manage $6 million sales network by: training associates on legal concepts, ITA, CRA policies and procedures, tax shelter industry specifics, retention programs, sales incentive programs;
• Assisted to create Not For Profit: Profitable Giving Canada alongside Executive Directors and Shy Kurtz; assisted to develop and implement Profitable Gifting Specialist Certification program;

Administrative Assistant

Relief Lending Group

* Greet clients, sales representatives, answer phones, retrieve messages
* Prepare & ship marketing materials, data entry in Excel, order and maintain office supplies, photocopy, mail (using Word mail merge) & fax documents, prepared client letters
* Quickly promoted to the head Client Care Representative within a few weeks; promoted, again, within a few months to work direct for company's Legal Tax Consultant, Shy Kurtz at The SINTAX Group

Membership Coordinator & Personal Trainer

GoodLife Fitness

* Sold membership & training packages, maintained integrity of gym, daily sales meetings, cold calls, lead generation, member retention initiatives
* Conducted fitness assessments, developed personal training plans for various memberships depending on goals
* Incorporated the GoodLife motto into all daily activities

Weight Loss Coordinator

LA Weight Loss

* Conducted diet & lifestyle consultations with clients, kept track of weight loss success, reviewed diet journal
* Incorporated weight loss strategy in my own life and achieved goal, showing clients it was achievable and able to maintain


Corporate Wellness, Super Tool for Enhancing Productivity

A Mindfulness Approach to Wellness

Career Summary Presentation

My journey towards Corporate Wellness Consulting

Workplace Wellness Programs

A presentation geared towards HR professionals, business owners, executives, and employees who are interested in creating a Workplace Wellness program into their Corporate Culture. Learn the benefits of corporate wellness programs and see some statistical evidence proving how they benefit the bottom line, just as much as employee moral. This presentation was created by Kara-Lee Burke, Corporate Wellness Consultant & Yoga Enthusiast. Contact Kara-Lee Burke to assist your Corporate Culture increase Happiness, Health, and Productivity

Construction & Property Lien Case Project Management

I took a failing $5 million estate home construction project, salvaged the impossible, and brought to completion. Also, I managed the Property Lien Case along with Quantity Surveyors and Lawyers, to bring justice to the owners who were taken advantage of by inept contractors. The home is now ready for a new family to move in and love it.


Managing Minds Inc.

Managing Minds Inc. in Toronto, ON, offers Corporate Wellness Programs, Wellness Consulting, Uniquely Designed Yoga Classes, Nutritional Guidance, Focus Session, Workshops, Personalized Yoga Classes in your home, and much more. Managing Minds Inc. is a Premier Home & Corporate, Yoga Based, Wellness Consulting Company designed to enlighten and reach out to Torontonians of all kinds, to assist in making each life more balanced and success more attainable.

Success is attainable, and surpassing your goals is almost an afterthought, if you learn to incorporate Yoga practice and philosophies into your daily routines. Yoga is not just an exercise. Yoga is a way to channel your mental energies into your body, behaviours, actions, and reactions in order to optimize the results you achieve from every movement, thought, word, and breath you take. Efficiency in the mind brings productivity to your day.

By using Traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Principles, Concepts, and Approaches such as the 8 Limbs of Yoga, routines designed to compress glands and organs for detoxification, meditation, visualization, stress management techniques, focus groups, groups activities, etc., Managing Minds Inc. will help you, your employees, executives, and entire corporation create a culture where happiness and healthy lifestyles breed productivity.

Designed to meet your unique needs, Managing Minds Inc. will work with you and your team to reach your LIMITLESS potential.

Qualifications & Certifications

Emergency First Aid, CPR & AED

Toronto Red Cross

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Vidya Gurukal

Yoga Teacher Certificate

Yoga Vidya Gurukal

Personal Trainer Specialist

Can Fit Pro


York University

Clarkson Secondary School

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