Boost Your Business with a Mental Health Plan


Thursday September 14, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

How about the connection between entrepreneurship and mental health and how YOU can grow your business success with a mental health plan.

About this event

Did you know there is an inherent connection between entrepreneurship and mental health challenges?

Canadian and U.S. research has shown that entrepreneurs have a higher prevalence of mental health challenges than the general population, and in 2019 the Canadian Mental Health Association recommended that mental health should be included in entrepreneurship education.

Riding the entrepreneurial roller-coaster is hard on your mental health. Research shows it and we business owners live it.

Just like every business owner should have a business plan, they should also have a mental health plan because good mental health is key to sustainable success in business.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the 7 factors of risk to entrepreneur's mental health
  • Discover why mental health is key to sustainable success in business
  • Comprehend the role of the nervous system in mental health
  • Learn about KPIs (key performance indicators) in the context of mental health
  • Understand how to draft and implement a mental health plan

This session will also include a Q&A with the presenter.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Should you require other accessibility supports, please email as soon as possible since advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility services.

NOTE: Registered attendees will be emailed a Zoom link to the online session by separate email prior to the event.



Shulamit is The Entrepreneurs' Therapist and co-founder of the Business Therapy Centre. She works with women business owners to care for their mental and emotional wellbeing in an era of relentless stressors that can make you lose your shit on the daily.

Shulamit has been an entrepreneur for over 27 years and has more than 22 years of professional experience applying therapeutic, coaching and somatic tools to support women's mental health and personal growth. In addition to working with clients 1:1, Shulamit teaches in private and university business programs and speaks locally, nationally and internationally about the intersection of mental health, trauma, financial psychology and entrepreneurship.

An award-winning entrepreneur, masters-level, licensed trauma therapist and trauma survivor, with certifications in the Trauma of Money, Nonviolent Communication and Yoga, Shula brings a unique perspective and approach to supporting women in business.


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.