A. Rontea is President & Chief Creative
Officer of Mind
Ignition Associates – a company
that offers a customized, one-stop shop, providing
solopreneurs with marketing ideas, wordsmithing
and design, resulting in powerful and compelling
sales and marketing materials.
is also an engaging and dynamic speaker who has
presented on a number of small business topics
at a variety of venues. In addition, through a
partnership with BizLaunch, Ileana was the first
Trainer who created the BizLaunch Up & Running
Women's Program, and delivered it successfully
to female entrepreneurs in the Toronto region.
works with each client through a profound 3-D
You and Your Business
Ileana views herself not as a contractor or a
freelancer, but as part of her client’s
"dream team", she creates unique materials
for each and every client, based on their vision,
passion and goals.
has been featured in the Toronto Sun in an article
entitled, "Entrepreneurs Must Be Self-Aware".
She has been a guest
on the “Mind, Body, Spirit in Motion”
television show (Aurora Cable 10 network), hosted
by Jill Hewlett, as well as the “Insights”
show, hosted by Pam MacDonald on Rogers Cable
(Cable 10 & 63, York Region), the Linda Leatherdale
“Moneyline” T.V. show also on Rogers
Cable, Breakfast Television on Citytv, as well
as the Small Business Big Ideas Show on CKDO 1350.
Ileana aims to be a catalyst for change, on a personal and/or a business level to North American small business owners and consultants. She consults and coaches with sole practitioners to help them create effective copy and marketing strategy so that their businesses flourish. She speaks to and educates members of associations, corporations and others on various business topics. Through collaborations with like-minded individuals, she trains new entrepreneurs in the mechanics of successfully running a small business with integrity and excellence. In everything she does, she operates with authenticity and deepest regard for her clients, associates and colleagues, contributing to the best of her ability to their continued success.
Ileana's background includes over 25 years of corporate professional experience in a variety of sectors, including hospitality, management consulting, insurance, high technology, accounting, executive search, as well as education, and personnel consulting.
On a personal note, Ileana has traveled extensively and has lived in over a dozen countries around the world. She is currently based in Europe. She holds a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a Specialist in English Literature, from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with distinction. She has also completed a certification program in Human Resources through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the U.K., as well as Train the Trainer certification through the Open College in the Republic of Ireland.
IIleana has been a child sponsor through Plan International Canada since 1998, and is an Associate Member of the CIPD.