Using visual schedules for family success:
A chat with Easy Daysies’ Elaine Tan Comeau
In this week’s episode I am chatting with Elaine Tan Comeau, mom of three and founder of Easy Daysies. Easy Daysies is a magnetic daily visual schedule for kids, and we used them when our kids were little. They help the kids understand the tasks they need to complete, they can have some independence for setting the order, and they can move tasks from the “to do” column to the “done” columns. I’ve just ordered some new ones now that the kids are older, as having this type of schedule is still super helpful to keep the chaos under control during the morning and pre-dinner times. It’s a game changer.
Elaine shares her story of how she went from school teacher to entrepreneur, having the Dragons on Dragons’ Den fighting to make a deal with her to help build the Easy Daysies brand. She has become a sought-after expert on parenting and entrepreneurship.
Elaine is also a stroke survivor, and she shares an incredible story of how, while she was in recovery from a stroke a few years ago, her therapist actually recommended Easy Daysies to her as a way to manage her days! I am a huge fan of this product for what it’s done for our family, and of Elaine and what she has built.
Elaine Tan Comeau knows the ups and downs of being a mom entrepreneur. She is a sought after keynote speaker, author, and CEO and founder of Easy Daysies Ltd. She went from being a school teacher to accidentally inventing a children’s product (launched off her kitchen table right after her third baby was born), to CEO and Founder of one of Dragons Den favourite pitches, Easy Daysies, which incited a bidding war among all five Dragons. Also winner of Kevin Harrington’s Pitch Tank. She has been featured in Forbes, Macleans, CBC, FOX, CTV, Canadian Business Magazine, Parents Magazine, and the Financial Post, to name a few. Elaine was awarded the 2014 Canadian Mompreneur of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, is a four-time nominee for the RBC Women of Influence Award, and has multiple articles published in several editions of the University Textbook, “Educational Psychology.” Her company Easy Daysies has won 13 awards and was announced as one of the 2018 Top Ten Most Innovative Companies by Small Business BC. Elaine loves supporting women in business through speaking on stages, through her podcast “Create Better: Elaine’s Kitchen Table… the Business of Real Life,” and through her Best Selling book, “Sell Your Passion!”
Elaine is honoured to have opportunities to give back: Elaine is a stroke survivor and spokesperson for Heart & Stroke Foundation, a member of the Marketing Advisory Council for Douglas College, a Patron for the ANCA Naturally Autistic World Festival, and served five years as the Westcoast Leader of Mompreneurs Canada.
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