My name is Saige Arcand and I am a proud nêhiyaw iskwêw from Kipohtakaw (Alexander First Nation). I am the founder and CEO of Inspired Iskwew Personal Development Coaching and Inspired Iskwew Designs. I am driven and dedicated to inspiring the lives of our Indigenous people by sharing tools that promote healthy self-esteem, positive body imaging, goal setting and encourage self-love so they can fearlessly pursue their goals & dreams.
I have 10+ years of experience as a community worker having the great honour to work in over 25 communities throughout Alberta. My work spans across various elements of workshop facilitation, project management, and freelance makeup artistry. My most recent work is in the field of success coaching for the success of Indigenous youth and women. I use many different mediums in my coaching workshops including makeup artistry, fashion design, creative expression and art to ignite inspiration and build confidence in the participants. When I teach, I draw upon my own life experiences to bring value to my work, while remaining true to my authentic self. It is from my previous experiences as a youth who has battled and overcame severe self-esteem issues, body image issues, depression and trauma which has inspired me to develop and deliver workshops. My workshops are aimed to empower our people to transform their mindset, turn their wounds into wisdom, enhance their self-esteem and to have them leave with confidence to reach their full potential in life. Beauty is more than skin deep. It’s the way we think, the way we feel and the actions we take. Beauty comes from within and when nurtured, it radiates in the form of optimism, positivity, free-flowing energy, and confidence. I have made it my mission to remind our youth and women to find and embrace their inner beauty as a tool to make meaningful changes on their outlook of self; ultimately inspiring a new generation of Indigenous youth and women who are confident, powerful and fearless in the pursuit of achieving their goals and dreams.
What people are saying
Your affirmations have inspired me to let go and believe that miracles truly can happen when we follow with our heart. Your energy radiates positive change and love.
I highly recommend taking a course with Saige through Inspired Iskwew Coaching. It has been truly life changing for me in the best of ways! I took a goal setting course in the beginning of the year and followed Saige’s advice and recommendations. Fast forward to 8 months later and I’m at a place in life where my dreams are finally becoming a reality. I really couldn’t of done it without the guidance of Saige and how inspirational her course was. Thank you Saige and keep up the good work, you are really out here motivating and inspiring people to be a better person!