Monday, January 8, 2024 | Delta Hotel by Marriott Toronto Airport

The Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer Network is a growing group of business owners and their key managers. Connected together by member-based social media groups, they support and help one another with real-time issues and answers. The Network is open to EVERY Landscape Ontario business owners. Join us at this session and sign up!



Early Bird Rate $175 | Regular Rate $225


Early Bird Rate $225 | Regular Rate $295

Includes: Full day conference with lunch, 3-day Congress Trade Show Exhibit Hall access, admission to Tailgate Party (Jan 10), LIVE Stage Demos. 

Congress Conference and other ticketed events sold separately. Early bird pricing ends December 15, 2023.


8:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet
9:00 a.m. - Session Starts
12:00 p.m. - Break for lunch
3:45 p.m. - Session Ends / Reception to follow

Linking Leaders: Building Resilience Under Stress

With a focus on dissolving the stigma around feelings such as overwhelm, anxiety, depression, this networking day will kick off with a thought provoking presentation from Jim Paluch - a well regarded Landscape industry consultant and motivational speaker. Finding the right mental health support and stress relief for busy, ‘irreplaceable’ business leaders is hard. This one-day workshop will present 5 key themes that will help attendees to build their own personal resilience tool kit for 2024 and beyond. Participants will be able to leverage the strength that comes from camaraderie, peer support and networking mentorship at breakout discussions throughout the day.

Guest Speaker: Jim Paluch 

Jim Paluch has been a longtime friend of Landscape Ontario and many of its member companies. For over three decades Jim devoted his career to helping companies improve their businesses and individuals grow and excel as professionals. 

We have a special privilege as Jim has agreed to step out of retirement for a day and join forces with Jacki Hart to co-facilitate this employer/manager mental health awareness event .  Jim is very interested in sharing the day with you, focusing on dissolving the stigma around feelings such as stress, anxiety and depression and will introduce a strategy that helps you build resilience to these emotions that everyone faces sooner or later. 

With the release of his most recent book, The Depressed Motivational Speaker, in 2022 and the audible version in 2023 Jim is uniquely qualified and inspired to once again, share his energy and expertise. 

Participants in this event will receive a free copy of his book.

Jacki Hart, CLM | Consulting by Hart

Jacki is a sought-after landscape business coach, teacher and speaker. She brings a career full of landscape business and team management experience – both as a landscape contractor and as a business coach. Just like many of you, her passion for landscapes and plants far outweighed her business management talent for many years. Fast forward 30 years, and she leverages both her hard-learned business acumen plus her passion for helping entrepreneurs and managers, in everything she does for the landscape profession. As a professional speaker, workshop facilitator, teacher and business coach, Jacki focuses on helping others grow their businesses, their managers, and their success.  Jacki has over 200 published magazine articles to her credit and is Employers of Choice instructor for the GROW program.  In her spare time whenever that is… Jacki enjoys being in her kayak, on her bike or  snowshoes exploring the rivers and forests near her Muskoka, Ontario home.