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Leaders Breakfast 2018


When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Where: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay St., Toronto, Canada

Speaker: Janice Kaplan, former Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine and bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries

Connect: Website, Twitter

Honoree: Victoria Horobin, Founding Principal, KBH Interior Design Inc.


Janice Kaplan, Keynote Speaker


Janice Kaplan

Janice Kaplan is a journalist, t.v. producer, and author. She was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine where her upbeat editorial style inspired some 70 million readers every Sunday. Her own interviews with stars including Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, and Daniel Craig garnered international attention. She has served as the executive producer of more than 30 television specials for ABC, FOX, and other networks, and as the deputy editor of TV Guide Magazine.

Kaplan is the author and co-author of a dozen bestselling books and novels. Her latest, The Gratitude Diaries: How A Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “insightful and loaded with compelling research.” Kaplan graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and won Yale’s Murray Fellowship for writing. She has appeared regularly on television, including the Today show, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning.



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Victoria Horobin, Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Victoria Horobin

Victoria Horobin is a founding principal of the Toronto firm KBH Interior Design Inc., specializing in both private and public sector commercial interior design.

A graduate of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Horobin has been in practice since 1987. She brings experience in both interior design and interior construction management with a focus on workplace and institutional projects. She has also worked extensively with architectural firms and brings a good understanding of complete project scope.

Horobin has volunteered extensively for CIDQ, ARIDO, and IDC, most recently serving as CIDQ president in 2014. Her involvement with ARIDO spans over two decades, during which time she has chaired numerous committees, served on the Board of Management, and served as president of the organization in 2002. Through her active involvement with both ARIDO and CIDQ, Horobin has committed to the continuing validity of the North American testing for interior design qualification.