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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Training Group > Self Employment Services > The SE Team
has over 15 years of executive management experience. This experience includes
developing and managing a training program to support entrepreneurs launching
an e-commerce business. He is currently the owner of AquaSport West, an aquatic
supply company selling to retail clients, teams and municipal aquatic centres. Travis’
favorite part of being a consultant is the excitement and passion that
entrepreneurs bring to the program. Travis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with
a Major in Economics.
Ray has over 30 years experience in business management. This experience includes sales and marketing, logistics, human resources and finance with national and international companies. He is a graduate of the SE Program and the Provincial Instructor Program. He has taught courses on International Trade, Canadian Management Institute subjects and as a facilitator for the Motor Dealer Council licensing program. Ray is an active networker and community volunteer.
Debbie is an entrepreneur several times over having owned a real estate franchise and an import/export business. With years of award-winning sales experience and management, Debbie offers sales training and presentations through her company "Debbie Palmer Presents". As a Business Consultant with the SE Program, Debbie delights in working with upcoming entrepreneurs in the development of their businesses and personal growth. Debbie holds a Provincial Instructor Diploma and mentors for the CYBF and the Women's Enterprise Centre.
Maria Boublil has broad range of experience in business
development and self-employment. Her first business venture was in giftware as
an importer and wholesaler of hand-made art glass. She owned and operated
that company for over 10 years, before shifting direction into a consulting
business. Today Maria continues to operate her educational consulting company,
iSolve Consulting. She has been a guest speaker and trainer at many industry
events, and is a contributing author with the Huffington Post. She is a
passionate entrepreneur who understands the challenges of launching a new
business. As a business consultant with the Self-Employment Program, Maria
brings her energy and drive to help new entrepreneurs in the start of their
business ventures. Maria holds a B.A in International Relations and is trained
in collaborative conflict resolution and civil mediation, where she continues
to volunteers her time with a local restorative justice organization.