About Deb Alcadinho
Deb Alcadinho works with business women to profitable, viable, heart-centered business driven from a strong personal brand.
She is a business advisor and personal branding strategist for entrepreneurs and small business owners at Your Brand Power. She is an enthusiast supporter of business women and a strong community connector as the founder of Westshore Women’s Business Network
She’s passionate about creating empowered business owners who want to move their business forward and experience significant growth; to build a vibrant, sustainable, financially sound businesses which supports their family and serves their community. Deb is a sought after business advisor and coach, speaker and workshop leader. She provides business training and coaching, personal branding training and networking skills development. PEAK Business Success Program is her signature training program.
Deb’s background is in business development, sales and marketing. She ‘gets’ the entrepreneurial challenges, she’s owned 5 businesses. Actually 7 if you count the first two when she was 10 1/2! She understands what busy lives look like: At 25 she was working in a full time j.o.b., owning & operating a manufacturing business, running a direct sales business on the side and married with a young son. By 35, she was on her third business, in food manufacturing and distribution while continuing to work full time and raising a family which had grown to 3 boys. The next decade saw her boys grow and she entered the media industry, while running a more-than-full-time business on the side. Deb is now a full time entrepreneur, owning and operating two very busy and thriving businesses. Westshore Women’s Business Network and Your Brand Power.
Deb is often asked,“What drives your entrepreneurial spirit?” She replies, “My hard working, social and entrepreneurial parents were a big influence in my life. I have entrepreneurship in my blood; my grandfather and great-grandfather are founding members of Abbotsford and owned several businesses that spanned almost 100 years.”
Deb loves Victoria (she can’t imagine moving back to Vancouver!). She believes we must not waste the knowledge and wisdom we possess, but rather give it away and mentor others. She mentors students at the UVIC Gustavson School of Business and Camosun College and business women at Women’s Enterprise Centre. She was honored to receive the Unlimited Woman of Mentorship and Leadership award in 2015. An active member of the Soroptimist Westshore she contributes to improving the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.