Mandy is 100% self-made and self-taught. Against all odds, she built a multi-million dollar North American empire in a traditionally male- dominated industry. Her story propels action and captures all hearts.
She is (respectfully) uncensored, refreshingly authentic, and unexpectedly comedic. Mandy defies labels, that’s why audiences of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, connect with, and are inspired by, Mandy.
As the Blue-Collar CEO™, and an award-winning entrepreneur, Mandy is a master navigator between the white- and blue-collar worlds. Her ideas and raw determination to redefine the collar, blue, is helping to combat North America’s massive skilled trades shortage crisis. Find out how she does it and why you should care.
Known for her tell it like it is candour, and passion to help everyone, Mandy engages and captivates audiences by helping them to cut through their fears, ignore their naysayers, and unleash their amazing power.
If Mandy were to write a book it would be called ‘Poor, Gay and Funny – how’s that for a resume?!’ Her journey from dirt poor to becoming one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in North America transforms and enlivens all audiences. It’s impossible to remain unchanged after coming into contact with this humble and entertaining powerhouse.
Mandy Rennehan (affectionately known as “Bear” to her friends and fans) is known as the Blue-Collar CEO™ for her ability to seamlessly navigate between the white and blue-collar worlds, and to respectfully “tell it like it is.” She is the host and lead designer of HGTV’s new show “Trading Up with Mandy Rennehan,” a sought after speaker, published author, multiple award-winning entrepreneur, trade industry advocate and ambassador, philanthropist, and the CEO and founder of Freshco.ca – a multi million dollar company whose clients include The Gap, Tesla, Nike, and Apple. Mandy’s growing base of loyal fans and followers appreciate her authenticity, refreshing honesty, quick wit and East Coast brand of humor, and her big heart.
Mandy candidly shares her journey from a small fishing town to becoming one of North America’s most powerful entrepreneurs. Mandy built a multi-million-dollar empire from the ground up by turning her passion into ingenuity and her personal brand into an award-winning business model. Born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the daughter of a lobster fisherman, Mandy left home at the age of 18 with an old hockey bag, an audacious dream, and her cheeky smile, and the rest is history. Expect candid anecdotes and practical, straight-forward advice, from Mandy on:
What defines a real leader?
What being authentic really means?
How to harness your amazing Bare Potential
North America has a massive skilled trade shortage, that affects everyone. We are paying more and waiting longer for services, companies aren’t able to scale, and important infrastructure projects, like roads, transit and hospitals are facing major delays. How did we get here? Perception!. Societal ideology has brainwashed people to believe that white-collar careers are better than blue-collar ones, when they should command equal respect because we need both! Our current reality is university graduates who can’t find jobs and well-paying skilled trade jobs sitting empty. This has got to stop. Expect a candid, and real-life conversation from Mandy on:
Understanding how the trade shortage affects everyone individually as well as the impacts on corporations and governments
The source of our ideological biases, and how to address them
Steps everyone can take to reverse the skilled trade shortage
Each individual has their own blueprint which makes them an absolute rarity in the world. Using her own story, Mandy inspires the confidence in people to discover and foster their own blueprints. Through candid, honest, and often funny antidotes, Mandy encourages people to open themselves up to their innate architecture, create their own path, and creatively harness individual strengths to discover their Bare Potential™. She inspires and helps the audience to:
Discover and unleash their true potential
Explore what makes them unique and use it to their advantage in life and business
Acknowledge and overcome their insecurities, which are holding them back from achieving success in all areas of their life
Global trade tensions are high and people are questioning long-standing trade relationships and the future of work. In this refreshing and unique conversation, the audience will hear from two leading women offering white, pink and blue-collar perspectives about issues happening in real time and how they affect your organization and your country.
NAFTA Trade Wars – What the Hell is Really Going On, and Why you Should Care
Who Is Our Future Workforce? – Bridging the Systemic Gap between Blue, White and Pink-Collar Workers
The Disrupter in Chief – Why Trump Was Elected and What it Means For Our Future
Offering the white/pink-collar perspective is CEO of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC), Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood. Scotty is an active news commentator and expert in trade relations including having served as Chief of Staff to United States Ambassador to Canada and leading the CABC, whose members include Amazon, Harley Davidson, GE and Coca Cola among others.
Offering the other point of view is Blue-Collar CEO™ & Founder of Freshco.ca (not the grocery store), Mandy (Bear) Rennehan. Mandy is an active ‘tell it like it is’ speaker, multi-millionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, and expert industry ambassador. Mandy is redefining the collar, blue™, by shifting society’s perception of the blue-collar industry; to bridge the massive gap between the blue and white-collar worlds.