Jennifer Ménard-Shand.  All Rights Reserved.

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Biography

I’m an Indigenous-French-Canadian female and entrepreneur. I am also lucky to be alive.  At age 13, I pointed a knife at my drunken bi-polar stepfather, while my mother lay on the floor with broken glass in her chest.  Would this be the night I couldn’t keep her alive or I would die?  For most of my teens I lived with a mother who chose alcoholism and a cycle of abuse over protecting me and I wandered down my own dark paths as an escape.

My salvation was my biological father, therapy and good people along the way who saw light in a world that was becoming increasingly dark. By age 18, I chose a path that distanced me from my troubled teens.  By 30, I had what many define as success - a career, fancy title, luxury car, six figure salary, and a stellar wardrobe door I couldn’t close but I was empty of purpose.

I found that true purpose in renewing my Christian faith and in realizing that life was more than profit and materialistic things.  As a result, I opened my heart again to love, humility, vulnerability and authenticity. As the Founder & CEO of Staff Shop, I am blessed with a platform to keep my dreams alive and help others achieve their full potential. 

My story is about faith, passion and freedom - the core values Staff Shop lives by. 

Faith

And So Much More!

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Gifts & Speaker Topics 

Testimonials

Tony Chapman, Chatter That Matters

This year I had the great honour to interview Jennifer Ménard-Shand for my Chatter that Matters platform.  As a Canadian I take great comfort and pride in knowing that people with the values, faith, spirit and drive of Jennifer are succeeding in a world where so many chase profits over a higher purpose. Jennifer has become an extraordinary entrepreneur who makes things happen with a strategic mind, a resonating heart and a bias for action. In doing so she has opened her path in life to others based on merit versus the biases that often blind humanity. Jennifer is special and I recommend her as loudly as words can roar.

As a mentor for Jennifer I have seen her hard work and right decision making in progressing Staff Shop to a new level; in spite of COVID19 challenges, Jennifer was able to pivot her company, product and services to capture new opportunities during this pandemic stage. Staff Shop has been servicing RBC through Compass Group. RBC has featured Jennifer’s success on this year’s "A Chosen Journey" and she has been invited to speak at the RBC Employee Town Hall meeting in June 2020.

Kiruba Sankar, RBC

As a founder of Sensational Servers, I built my event staffing company with much diligence and care for years. I never considered my clients and employees to be simply about business. That is why when the time came for me to move on, I chose Bagg @ Your Service, a division of Bagg Inc. - their reputation is renowned. I knew they would operate according to the same values of respect, integrity, pride and professionalism as I do. Transitioning a business can be trying and worrisome, but that is certainly not the case when dealing with Bagg @ Your Service. Working with Jennifer Ménard-Shand and her team has been a positive experience for all concerned at every level.

Janet Nykilchyk, Sensational Servers & Compass Group Canada

Thank you for attending the Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) Board Retreat to share about your experience as a transformational female leader with our Board Members. GGC has a long history of supporting and empowering girls in Canada. We want to continue to be a key player, paving the way for women with our girl members in the lead. Your valuable insights over the weekend have helped us better understand how we can achieve this. Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience as a woman of influence in Canada. Your support enables us to help girls achieve greatness and be all they can be.

Pamela Rice, Girl Guides of Canada

KEYNOTES

TRAINING

PANELS

PODCASTS

Share Your Story

Leadership

Indigenous Truth & Reconciliation

Supplier Diversity

Sales

Staffing

FAITH PASSION - FREEDOM

Core Value 

Assessment Mastery

Affiliates & Philanthropy

Testimonials

Tony Chapman, Chatter That Matters

This year I had the great honour to interview Jennifer Ménard-Shand for my Chatter that Matters platform.  As a Canadian I take great comfort and pride in knowing that people with the values, faith, spirit and drive of Jennifer are succeeding in a world where so many chase profits over a higher purpose. Jennifer has become an extraordinary entrepreneur who makes things happen with a strategic mind, a resonating heart and a bias for action. In doing so she has opened her path in life to others based on merit versus the biases that often blind humanity. Jennifer is special and I recommend her as loudly as words can roar.

As a mentor for Jennifer I have seen her hard work and right decision making in progressing Staff Shop to a new level; in spite of COVID19 challenges, Jennifer was able to pivot her company, product and services to capture new opportunities during this pandemic stage. Staff Shop has been servicing RBC through Compass Group. RBC has featured Jennifer’s success on this year’s "A Chosen Journey" and she has been invited to speak at the RBC Employee Town Hall meeting in June 2020.

Kiruba Sankar, RBC

As a founder of Sensational Servers, I built my event staffing company with much diligence and care for years. I never considered my clients and employees to be simply about business. That is why when the time came for me to move on, I chose Bagg @ Your Service, a division of Bagg Inc. - their reputation is renowned. I knew they would operate according to the same values of respect, integrity, pride and professionalism as I do. Transitioning a business can be trying and worrisome, but that is certainly not the case when dealing with Bagg @ Your Service. Working with Jennifer Ménard-Shand and her team has been a positive experience for all concerned at every level.

Janet Nykilchyk, Sensational Servers & Compass Group Canada

Thank you for attending the Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) Board Retreat to share about your experience as a transformational female leader with our Board Members. GGC has a long history of supporting and empowering girls in Canada. We want to continue to be a key player, paving the way for women with our girl members in the lead. Your valuable insights over the weekend have helped us better understand how we can achieve this. Thank you for sharing your wealth of experience as a woman of influence in Canada. Your support enables us to help girls achieve greatness and be all they can be.

Pamela Rice, Girl Guides of Canada

Elevating People, Business & Experiences!

EVENTS

Media & Press 

Storytelling

Women in Business

Notable Speaking Engagements 

 "We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the ending." 

- C.S. Lewis

  • Click HERE to read RBC's "A Chosen Journey" 2020 Indigenous Partnership Report featuring Staff Shop 

  • Click HERE to hear Staff Shop's episode on Tony Chapman’s podcast "Chatter that Matters," which aired across 65 radio stations

  • Click HERE to watch Founder & CEO Jennifer Ménard-Shand, and COO Alison Hernandez video interview with Tony Chapman 

  • Click HERE to see Jennifer’s feature video on Drew Dudley’s Wall of Amazing Humans

  • Click HERE to hear Jennifer’s triumph of good over evil story with Tony Chapman

  • Click HERE to hear Jennifer’s Words of Wisdom on BBS Radio Show inspiring women and entrepreneurs

  • Click HERE for Jennifer's feature in CAMSC's Indigenous Heritage Newsletter

Breaking The Silence, Opening Hearts & Empowering Voices