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Founder: Candice Kay-Gibb

“Smile for the camera!” A simple sentence that almost everyone has heard before. From a young age to our adult years, people are usually trying to look their best when their picture is being taken. Pictures say a thousand words; sometimes those words are lost among the white teeth and bright lights. Her words were lost, Candice was lost.

In order to find herself again, Candice, only in recent years, decided to come forward about her mental and physical abuse that she endured as a child.

Her teen years were a struggle. Candice battled with low self-esteem, social anxiety and would constantly worry about others and how they would perceive her. She battled serious eating disorders starting at a young age. She focused on her smile, her outgoing personality, and her charm to get her through each day.

Despite the decades of continued challenges that she faced over and over, Candice made it! She reached her goal of becoming a published and recognized fitness model in countless magazines, billboards, ads and TV. Her success attributes to her hard work and dedication despite the obstacles that life kept throwing at her. But once again, Candice was “smiling for the camera”.

Her mind and body were suffering because her focus was on appearance and perception, rather than inner health and wellness. Taking care of one’s body is definitely important, but there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. Hating yourself daily, is not something Candice wanted, and she realized she was letting PTSD do the talking for her. It was time to silence that voice.

With counselling, hard work, true focus and the support of women. Candice was able to manage her PTSD, overcome her eating disorder and find a healthy way of living. Candice has found genuine happiness and now she inspires other women that they too can be happy and live an “Elegantly Outrageous” Life.

She founded this business with intention to teach other women how to do what she did – love herself more to live her best life while being empathic and kinder to those in the world around her.

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Co-Founder: Steve Gibb

Steve Gibb has been in the CPG and health/fitness industry for over 25 years. Steve brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and expertise to many roles within a corporation. Steve has a strong leadership and management background with many top companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Abbott, EAS, Iovate that allowed him to travel the globe and meet incredible people and cultures.

Steve’s true passion in business is people, brand development and building businesses. Steve loves the challenges have never been afraid to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work it takes to succeed.

One of Steve’s favourite quotes both personally and professionally is from Richard Branson “It’s amazing what doors can open if you reach out to people with a smile, friendly attitude and a desire to make a positive impact.”

After working with top companies such as Abbott, Iovate and travelling the globe – he planned on more of a “simpler life” with a local supplement business with his wife Candice, however after Candice explained her passion and vision for a kinder world starting with one women at time, he excitingly realized that his “simple life” was not happening anytime soon!

Steve’s unique business abilities as a co-founder and visionary in the business will take the Elegantly Outrageous brand to a global market.

Chief Creative Director: Darren Cranford

Darren Cranford is the Director and Co-Founder of Keyframe Digital Productions, Inc.

Darren oversees the creative development and production of inspiring visual effects and animation for feature and broadcast television projects.

With over 20 years’ experience, Keyframe is one of the major players in visual effects and animation in Ontario, Canada. Darren has also illustrated over 20 published books, and also does concept art and storyboards for the movie and television industry – as well as many other numerous commissioned works.

Darren did his bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Cranford’s strength as a VFX Director is based upon the unique vision he brings to every project he works on. He lends a cinematic eye to animation and thinks outside of the box in the creation of visual effects.

Cranford is dedicated to creating the highest quality work while promoting an environment where people enjoy working. Cranford recently directed 26 episodes of the second season of ‘Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate’ for CBC, was the Animation Supervisor for ‘Tee & Mo’ for BBC and has directed many internal animated projects. Cranford also directs the VFX work for Keyframe.

Keyframe is currently going into its fourth season ‘The Expanse’ for Amazon.

Darren joins the Elegantly Outrageous team with his unique abilities as he genuinely believes the world needs this and is excited to see change.

Executive Advisor: Christine Paquette

Christine Paquette is an incredible transformational coach, certified coach with C-ROI (coaching with return on investment), business consultant, dynamic certified facilitator and speaker.

Christine has developed and lead custom designed programming (including professional development workshops) for hundreds of participants with varying group sizes across several industries including SMEs, associations and corporate organizations.

Some of the professional development sessions include:

  • Presence: The “You” Who Enters the Room©,
  • 9 to Fine©
  • Organizational Well-being©
  • Leading from All Levels©, Caring for Customers
  • Caring for Each Other©
  • Bias Awareness &amp
  • Shifting Organizational Culture©
  • New Leadership for Women©.

After graduating from The University of Western Ontario, she has 25 years of professional experience working with individuals, groups and companies in public, private, commercial construction, environmental and not-for-profit sectors.

Christine engages with clients through an integrated approach that helps the individual and organization bridge the gap between their current circumstances (e.g. in their career, profession, industry, company culture, staff engagement) to where they ideally wish to be.

This integrated approach includes supporting individuals with a way to live their life with greater whole-life balance. Individuals are then able to avoid burnout while still meeting the demands of their work, their staff and those they are accountable to. Programs also include exercises and conversations around busting the limited belief stories keeping the organization and team from living their mission and values.

During her career, Christine has hired, trained, evaluated, coached, motivated and mentored staff and clients.

Christine’s ability to guide organizations and  rofessionals in being the best they can be has earned her accolades from her many satisfied and successful business clients.

She believes in everyone finding their personal life mission and feels by working with the Elegantly Outrageous team she will be able to help the masses love their life starting with one woman at a time through assisting with the developments of Elegantly Outrageous programs and overall plans.

Director of Imagery: Shelly Harrison

Shelly has a unique ability to visually tell a story. 

Shelly is in her 18th year of photography.

She can definitely call herself an expert when it comes to weddings as she has captured over 1000 couples’ perfect moments. For the past two years Shelly has been studying women’s portraiture and perfecting her craft while empowering women to be who they authentically are at this exact moment in their life. Shelly is determined to show women how uniquely wonderful they are in their own skin at all ages and stages of their journey.

Being a part of the Elegantly Outrageous team gives Shelly the opportunity to reach more women.

It is the goal of the team to provide services and experiences dedicated to women’s growth. With her camera in hand Shelly is going to reach one woman at a time and show them who they are and empower them to be all they set their minds to become. It’s never too late to live your best life.

Shelly’s life and all that she does revolves around her two amazing sons who are courageous and compassionate, the combination you need for a winning future. 

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