2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Annie Duguid

Annie Duguid - NCS Round Table Host
Annie Duguid has dedicated over 20 years of her life to improving the lives of infants and their families as a Newborn Care Specialist, consultant, and educator. With a focus on providing the best start possible, particularly during the crucial first three years, her work has taken her from some of the poorest countries in the world to serving the top tier of high-net-worth families. During her decade in Uganda, Annie established three orphanages with advanced medical facilities, where over 1,500 abandoned babies have been rescued and nurtured. In more recent years, her expertise with medically fragile infants and focus on healthy attachments caught the attention of some of the most influential families in the world and here she added a distinguished level of childcare education for the parents and the entire staff. She is an expert problem-solver, creating service and childcare plans that incorporate multiple estates, mega-yachts, and teams of nannies. Annie makes it her mission to balance the desires of the principals with the needs of the children, effortlessly managing multiples, medical conditions, sleep challenges, and heavy worldwide travel. As a co-founder of Private Service Coaching, Annie is committed to sharing her experience and expertise to upskill others in the industry.

Round Table Discussion: Nanny/NCS Focus

Meeting Expectations While Maintaining Your Sanity: Navigating your way as a Nanny in the HNW/HP home

Working in the High Profile (HP) and High Net Worth (HNW) home brings its own special challenges to the nanny. Flexibility and adaptability are a basic requirement along with an extensive skill set and a deep knowledge of child development. Join Annie and Stefanie to learn how to set appropriate boundaries, manage expectations and avoid burn-out.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe