Lunch with Leaders
Friday, February 23 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton
The ATB Entrepreneur Centre Speaker series – Lunch with Leaders features experienced, successful current entrepreneurs from Edmonton sharing their journey as an entrepreneur in Alberta.
Join us over lunch and connect with like- minded people learning from the experience of others.
11:30-12:00pm – Registration and networking
12:00-12:10pm – Introduction
12:10-12:30pm – Speech
12:30-12:45 – Q & A
12:45-1:00 – Networking & Wrap Up
Speaker : Sarah Tiet – President, OPTY Business Solutions Inc.
Sarah has found a nice balance as a business owner, a single mom, a friend, a volunteer and a healthy individual. While she enjoys her busy life, she still has time to shop, go out with friends, go on trips and save for the future. Life will always have good and rocky times; however, Sarah knows she and her family’s financial future will be great!
Sarah was not always in this position. As a young woman, wherever she worked, she always did well. Before turning 25, she was making a mid 6-figure income. However, she was able to regularly spend more than her paycheque. After receiving a few bad lemons, she was in serious debt. At the lowest point of her life, she had only $10 left in her pocket with no food in the fridge, no gas in her car and a 3-month-old baby girl. She realized, there must be a better way to manage her personal finances and re-build her life. She worked hard through reading, learning, surrounding herself with mentors and advisors and taking action on her ideas, while leveraging her IT, real estate and engineering training to restructure her life and finances!
Today, she is the President of OPTY Business Solutions, a bookkeeping firm in Edmonton with 6 full time staff and hundreds of clients. What makes OPTY different than her competition is that Sarah has found practical ways to manage a company’s and individual current finances while painlessly building an enjoyable future. As a humble and shy person, you will rarely find Sarah in the lime light. She enjoys helping others from the background and celebrates when her customers and friends succeed. Many respected leaders in the Edmonton community rely on Sarah as one of their financial and business advisor.