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Natacha V. Beim

Founder + CEO CEFA Early Learning Schools (www.cefa.ca)

Natacha Beim an internationally recognized educational leader, author, speaker and parenting expert. In 1996, she founded the highly recognized CEFA Early Learning Schools, which she expanded by franchising. As a pioneer in the field of education, Beim continually studies brain development, child psychology and early learning. She travels worldwide studying educational approaches.

Beim’s progressive CEFA curriculum delivers academic excellence, creativity and social contribution. She rigorously trains teachers and empowers them to adapt the curriculum to captivate each student. Her graduates consistently rate top of their class in the most prestigious schools, and have a lifelong passion for learning.

A published writer at sixteen, Beim speaks three languages, has a Masters in Education and counts many accomplishments, from modeling to marathon running. She won the Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur Award; Woman of Worth Award for Empowered Educator; Women of Distinction Award finalist for Education, four years in a row, and 2014 finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year. CEFA won the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Biggest BC Business owned by women; top Franchise in BC in 2013 and 2014, and ranked 4th in BC Fastest Growing Companies.