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About Jocelyn Eisert

Jocelyn is the CEO and Founder of Bizzybody Events, a company that provides organizational planning, administrative services, and event management for conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, rallies, tournaments, concerts, gala's, reunions, Civic events and any other happening they may have in mind. Bizzybody launched February 2008 and is a member of the Fort St .John & District Chamber of Commerce and Energy Services BC.

Based today in Fort St. John, BC, Jocelyn, was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the youngest of 16 children and is of Métis descent. She has strong family values and appreciates all the love and advice given by her older siblings over the years. While growing up, Jocelyn discovered a passion for getting involved in family events, as well as those in her community.

At the age of 16, Jocelyn joined the Board of Directors for Bord-Aire Community Club, becoming the winter carnival and broomball Chair, and organizer of summer baseball tournaments. Her tenure lasted four years, and afterwards she stayed involved with the club as bingo assistant – even given the privilege of calling out "bingo" when she was lucky!

Jocelyn joined the team at Uptown Magazine, Winnipeg's urban weekly newspaper, as Administrative Assistant in 1995. It was here she had the opportunity to work with a successful sales team Penny Olson, who began to offer professional guidance and direction in her life. A year later she was promoted to Promotions Coordinator and assisted with inside sales calls and selling feature advertising. During her time at Uptown, Jocelyn organized more than 300 promotions, from movie premiers to rock concert contests, to ballet ticket give-a-ways, and donations to Winnipeg Harvest.

In 1998, in partnership with three of her sisters, Jocelyn created and launched a weekly entertainment newspaper in Winnipeg. As General Manager for Connect! Your Entertainment Source, Jocelyn oversaw publishing and promotions for the next year. This adventure brought with it many rewards and challenges, and was chalked up as the learning experience of a lifetime. Through Connect! she was able to expand her growing network of professional contacts, while discovering herself to be a risk-taker, as well as a great schmoozer!

Jocelyn had the opportunity to be employed as Assistant Production Coordinator for three feature films shot in Winnipeg: Desire, a German-Canadian co-production; The Law of Enclosures, by acclaimed Canadian Director John Greyson; and Children of My Heart, a made-for-television movie about the life of Gabrielle Roy, one of Canada's most prolific literary authors. In this fast-paced, furious, and fun environment, Jocelyn rose to the challenge of working 16-hour days, 6-days a week.

In 1999, she joined the team at BTI Canada, one of Canada's largest travel agency's, as Administrative Assistant. A short time later she became Executive Assistant to the General Manager, learning many things about the travel industry, including worldwide airport codes, and the fact that "fam" trips are a lot of fun!

Jocelyn returned to the world of entertainment with Frantic Films, where she worked for three years as Office and Human Resource Manager. She played an important role in the company's strategic growth by assisting management with developing and establishing administrative infrastructures and processes. She had the opportunity to work directly with CEO Jamie Brown, who taught her many lessons in business, and who became an invaluable professional mentor in her life. Working with the Frantic team involved learning immigration procedures with hiring international employees. In 2003 she played an integral role in planning the grand opening of Frantic's Los Angeles office as part of Canada Day celebrations in Los Angeles, and worked with the Manitoba Premier's office to help organize a special event held at the home of the Canadian Consul-General.

During a road-trip to Fort St. John in January of 2004, Jocelyn made the spontaneous decision to permanently relocate there. She was in town only three short weeks when she met the love of her life. From that moment on, she knew her future would be in BC, and Winnipeg would be a place to visit.

With her diverse and skilled background, it didn't take Jocelyn long to secure a job. She currently holds the position of Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operational developments of Northeast BC hospitals and health care facilities within the Northern Health Authority. Today, Jocelyn chairs and participates in a number of local and regional committees fostering the growth of the healthcare industry within her new community and northern region of BC.

Jocelyn was a key committee member for the BC Health and Education EA Conference held in Kelowna in 2006. While attending the conference, and inspired by the motivations speakers who presented, she had an epiphany – she was meant to plan and facilitate. She made a decision that one day soon, her career path would make one more drastic change, in pursuing her true professional passion.

One year later, the turning point for Jocelyn came. At three months pregnant, she accepted the role of Director of Opening Ceremonies and Special Events for the Northern BC Winter Games. Joining the team two months out from opening ceremonies, she jumped in with both feet (and protruding belly!) and helped make the event a huge success. She realized, by seeing the smiles on the children's faces and the pride in their eyes, that she had finally discovered her true calling. This is what she truly loved to do – manage events!

In 2007, Jocelyn accepted the role of Conference Coordinator for Walk In Balance Two 2007, a two-and-a-half day conference intended to provide guidance to attendees to make positive choices in their lives. With only three months to fundraise, find keynote speakers, confirm the facilities, create a spa, secure the equipment, order the food, and organize the musical extravaganza and red carpet affair, it was a joyride of adrenaline that she will never forget. The Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre and more personally, Paulette Flamond, guided Jocelyn to make this conference the success that it became.

February 3, 2008 Jocelyn launched her first sole proprietor organization – Bizzy Body Event Planners. Her first step to the entrepreneurial world of learning, adapting and adrenaline! She jumped in and worked on some smaller projects, gain confidence, experience and knowledge.

Jocelyn worked with the Fort St. John Friendship Centre's and coordinated the "Empowering Yourself to be part of a Powerful Team" day. She was the Powwow Coordinator for the "Spirit of the Peace" Pow Wow Society, held in Taylor, BC, in 2008. Jocelyn had the opportunity to work with the Muskwa-Kechika Management Board and Treaty 8 First Nations as the Camp Coordinator for their youth camp in 2008. She traveled 800 kilometers north on the Alaska Highway and created an outdoor, environmental friendly, 10-day wilderness experience for 14 aboriginal youth. What a ride!

She has worked through a Federal and a Provincial Election process in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Once again, Jocelyn was the Conference Coordinator for third annual wellness conference, Walk In Balance Three, held May 2009, which was a huge success with over 150 attendees.

The community of Fort St. John has proven to be very satisfying to Jocelyn as she has accepted the role of Administration Director for the 2010 Allan Cup Committee. She has worked with many non profit organizations such as The North Peace Cultural Centre, The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and the Fort St. John Senior Flyers Society.

With great excitement and anticipation, Jocelyn coordinated her first provincial event this past March for the Aboriginal Business Service Network-BC. The Strategic Conversations Forum 2010 ran for two days in downtown Vancouver and hosted 100 individuals and presenters. Event planning can happen anywhere and from anywhere – no boundaries, no limits!

Two years into the life of the company, Jocelyn knew she was more than an event planner and more of an event manager. The company was renamed Bizzybody Events in 2010 and the logo was redesigned to visually align with event management and more of a corporate image.

Jocelyn had the pleasure of working with the Canadian Association for Petroleum Producers and Talisman Energy in managing the Fort St. John Energy Expo May of 2010. She was able to create a tradeshow environment with 58 exhibitors and more than 1000 visitors and hosts. The event was a huge success and an amazing experience and she continues to support this event for the second annual in 2011.

Other events that Jocelyn has managed were the first annual NENAS Gala – a NE BC Aboriginal Education Achievement Awards Show hosted by Don Burnstick, Northern Health's Aboriginal Health Conference in four different northern communities, High On Ice – Ice and Snow Competition, the FSJ Wedding Show and the 10th Anniversary of the Northern Opportunities program with the North Peace Senior Secondary School.

Jocelyn continues to serve organizations and non-profit society's with event management services for a variety of community and corporate events. Jocelyn has partnered with hundreds of companies to share in the benefits that are returned when involved with local and community events. She has played an integral role in creating the foundation for SAND Sensations, which is a professional and local sand sculpting competition that allows local artists to learn a new art medium and families to bond together in a day of fun in the sun!

Mrs. Eisert has worked with presenters and speakers such as Theo Fleury, Lanny MacDonald and Trevor Lindon to name a few and has made impacts in dozens of community with hundreds of individuals. To see the joy on the face of a sick child who admires a hockey player...and then gets to meet them in their home town...leaves me speechless...and honored to be a part of that moment and that emotional connection!

Over the past six years Bizzybody Events has coordinator more than 70 events, in more than a dozen communities and has raised more than $2.4 million dollars for non-profit organizations. She aligns herself with professional people and learns something new at every single event and brings those learnings through to her next event and future clients!

Over the years Jocelyn has played integral roles in planning the Simard / Cote Family Reunion, staff appreciation events, wedding socials, showers, theme parties and social events. Event management has always been a passion and she is driven with excitement, enthusiasm and motivation. Planning and organizational abilities come natural to her and over the years she has learned that her "common sense" is really "uncommon".

In her free time, Jocelyn likes to read, play cards, watch some reality television and most recently gardening! She enjoys the outdoors, nature walks, swinging, fishing, bocce ball and golf. She loves candy, is learning to juggle, writes poetry, collects rocks and sand from all over the world, has been in a music video and walked on fire!

Jocelyn loves life and is very grateful and appreciative of all she has. She in honorable, respectable and very well respected by her peers and associates. She has the ability to make it happen, honestly, credibly, ethically and by the deadline!

Today, Jocelyn's most treasured team is her husband in life Dwayne, and six year old daughter Jaylee – the most precious and rewarding part of life. Family time for Jocelyn now includes dancing, blowing bubbles and having picnics in the outdoor playhouse – EVENTing ideas at home too!