ABOUT WIPIN

Welcome! I’m Shawna Schuh, Chief Pet Wrangler and President of this network. I feel very blessed to be serving this membership. Helping pet professionals prosper is what we do. It’s why I exist and you may never find another person that will work harder for you, believe in you and provide opportunities for you better than you will find here. You also may know this: you’ll get nothing from this network, or life, unless you intend to put a little something in.

The most important reason for you to join WIPIN is that you will become part of something magical, growing and expanding into something you can help create. This network will, if you let it, make you a better business person, an encourager and promoter.

OUR VALUES

Our three very clear philosophies for Women in the Pet Industry Network

GIVE

We give all that we’ve got because we can and it’s good!

GROW

Continual learning is part of who we are and what we know brings success

CONNECT

Over things that matter, because when women help women, really big magic happens!

OUR TEAM

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Shawna Schuh

President And Chief Pet Wrangler

25+ years as a business owner/entrepreneur provides perspective and insights that help make WIPIN work. Shawna spends the time she isn’t feeding, cleaning and vacuuming pet hair working with professionals as an executive coach and facilitator. She is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as well as holds the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association – held by less than 8 % of speakers worldwide.

She is an author, media personality and content provider who runs multiple enterprises from her 20 acres in rural Western Oregon. She shares her life with a horse, dogs, a cat, a house rabbit and mini pig as well as one confused goat.

Alicia Kushmaul

Conference, Meet Ups & Events Director

Five years ago, if you would have told Alicia she would be working in the pet industry she would have said ‘yeah right.’ She never was an animal lover until she rescued an all white JRT four years ago. Upon picking up the dog(Marla) she thought ‘I’m probably going to return it in a week.’ Fast forward to today – Marla is her world! Even thought event planning takes her far away from her pup – it is her passion. Alicia wakes up everyday thankful to be living her dream of owning her business doing what she loves!

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Michelle Aten

Executive Assistant

I have three four-footed children, Peanut and Snickers who meow for food daily, and Sadie, my 16-year-old pug who is now stone deaf, blind in one eye and can hardly see out of the other.  My motto is “Live the life you love, and love the life you live.”  I like to play, laugh and generally have a fantastic time.  I met the love of my life in 2008 and made him my husband in 2009.  We love to travel, try new restaurants and new types of food. In my free time, I enjoy scrapbooking, card making or “pink-hatting” it with my ladies! Which by the way,  I switch to a Red Hat in 5 years. Bring it on! I fell into WIPIN by luck and I am now happy to contribute my talents as an Executive Assistant, Social Media Manager, Graphics Designer, & Membership Director for WIPIN!

GIVING BACK TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

You know what they say: the highest level of learning is teaching. We do that, too. Whether it’s by speaking at conferences or hosting meet-ups, we like to get involved.

BE SEEN! USER PROFILES REACH MILLIONS

Your user profile lives on our website 24/7/365. We make your information readily available to all of the other women in the network to make for instant, strategic networking. Also, twice a year the Women in the Pet Industry Network publishes the Pet Industry Women’s Magazine profiling top business women. The reach keeps growing! Over 1.8 million magazine views so far!

BE CONNECTED! MEET UPS AT LIVE INDUSTRY EVENTS

WIPIN goes there the members gather! From manufacturing and retail shows to pet sitters and trainer conferences; if the members are there it’s easy to connect face to face. We strive to create the synergy and opportunity to find common ground for partnerships and business resource sharing. Our private Facebook forum allows members to seek ideas and even roommates which lead to lifelong relationships.

GO DEEPER! EXECUTIVE BUSINESS COACHING FOR RESULTS

The best athletes and executives in the world become that way through the help of a coach. One on one sessions, accountability, monthly reflection work and clear action steps are available when you are ready to experience the profound insights that help you break through your limites and soar.

BE INVOLVED! SPONSOR

Because our network is filled with influencers and leaders it’s smart to be involved and seen as a supporter of women in the pet industry. Our Women in the Pet Industry Conference & Awards Show brings together the finalists for Pet Industry Woman of the Year and the biggest players in all categories of the pet industry. Various levels of sponsorship are available and all of them work! Email: Shawna (at) WomenInThePEtIndustry (dot) com to get involved.

GO HIGHER! MASTERMIND RETREATS

When a committed group of professionals gather in trust to step up their game and improve their business skills, it’s electrifying. Several times a year members are invited to participate in the BECOMING UNSTOPPABLE Mastermind Retreat – if you’re ready to go higher with your business, give Shawna a call to see about joining this intimate workshop. (503) 970-5774

 

 

LAUGH & LEARN! PRESENTATION TOPICS

For those with organizations or sales teams, bringing in an expert to share, inspire and challenge is a clear path to better results in topics like: Communication, Leadership, Sales and How to Out Finesse The Completion. To view videos of how these topics deliver, visit www.ShawnaSchuh.com

BECOME A MEMBER

We are always looking for PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL women to join our growing community! If you are ready to share ideas, network and collaborate with like-minded women, then join us today!