How have other open minded people benefited from Stephanie’s vision?
Stephanie is able to understand various points of view, see people’s motivations, and connect seemingly disconnected events. She can take this information and bring ideas and people together to communicate and work on common goals.
Who is Stephanie?
Stephanie grew up in Waterloo and is now living in Wilmot Township with her husband and two young children.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Art, with a major in Anthropology, a minor in Peace and Conflicts, a minor in Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and an option of Human Resources Management and Services. During her time at the University of Waterloo, she worked 3 jobs while also running a local club (DEX) at the University of Waterloo.
After graduation, Stephanie applied to the Toronto Police Service and was hired shortly after. Stephanie spent several years patrolling the road and several years in the role as a Crime Analyst, analyzing crime trends and statistics. After returning back to Waterloo Region to start a family, with her husband, Stephanie quit the police service and became an entrepreneur. Her focus was on creating opportunities for small health-focused businesses to connect and create healthier communities. She did this by running tradeshows and conferences, as well as managing several co-working spaces. As time went on Stephanie began to realize that businesses, organizations, and community groups, from various industries, were all struggling to solve similar problems. She has now focused her business on building partnerships between diverse sectors and industries so that better solutions can be created.
Stephanie is currently working with a local living wall company, Livescape Inc, as well as with a group of consultants on a project in the United States increasing affordable/low-income housing and employment options to a community. She is also continuing her work in helping to create spaces that bring together various sectors and industries to better solve economic and community issues.
Stephanie does not shy away from hard work. Her father, Allan Beach, has run his own roofing company, Allan Beach Roofing, for over 36 years, and this has instilled a strong work ethic and fiscal responsibility from a very early age. Stephanie’s husband also runs his own technology company, her brother helps in the family roofing business, her sister and brother-in-law have started their own health company in the United States, and Stephanie’s 6-year-old son has already started coming up with ideas for his own small business. Small businesses are foundational to community health and vitality and this will be a focus Stephanie brings to Parliament.
What kind of vision should a naturally strong leader have?
Stephanie is a natural-born leader, full of passion and charisma. Stephanie has a vision for a strong, secure, and sustainable future. Vibrant and healthy communities, economies and environment. It’s time to build a Canada that works together.
What kind of experience makes a uniquely qualified candidate?
Over the last 18 years, Stephanie has focused her career and personal life on building healthier communities and businesses. Since being a Police Officer, becoming a mother and an entrepreneur she has worked with hundreds of people in the community, small businesses and not-for-profits with a focus on social development, health, environment, technology, agriculture and more. Working with and learning from these people has given Stephanie the opportunity to better understand how we are all connected and that in order to create better solutions we all need to be working together.