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Krista Thompson

President, Boomerang Kids Franchise Corporation

Krista Thompson is the co-owner of Boomerang Kids Franchise Corporation, a chain of consignment stores with nine locations across Ontario and Québec. She also co-owns Rikochet Resale, a two-store chain of adult consignment stores. An Ottawa-based mother of three, she has been buying and selling children’s clothing, toys and equipment since 1999.

Krista has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, communications specialist and management consultant. Prior to Boomerang Kids, Krista held senior roles for global firms Hill & Knowlton, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in culture change, change management, business transformation, internal communications and human resource management. Prior to management consulting, Krista spent 4 years as a broadcast journalist. Krista has a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, with a double major in Political Science and Communications. She also holds a Liberal Arts Degree from Cottey College in Missouri. Krista lives in Nepean, Ontario with her husband and three daughters.
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04/30/2014 05:36 EDT
Six Reasons to Second-Hand

Six Reasons to Second-Hand Shop

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04/09/2014 10:00 EDT
My Depression Is My Own

My Depression Is My Own Responsibility

Nine months ago I triggered depression by my desire to rapidly grow my business. I came up against a brick wall of negative beliefs about my ability to grow the business. The breakdown occurred because I wanted to succeed and the voice inside my head kept repeating old thoughts about why I couldn't or shouldn't fail.
03/31/2014 05:39 EDT
This Kid Stuff Laying Around Your House Could Make You

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Women Should Embrace Their Sexual

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How To Make More Money Selling Your Kids'

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03/19/2014 05:20 EDT