Amanda Buhse

WEDO Retail Panelist

Amanda Buhse, CEO + Chief Creative Officer, Coal and Canary + Co-Founder, Piper + Perro

A multi-award-winning marketing maverick, entrepreneur, speaker, and overall creative force – Amanda Buhse is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Coal and Canary and Co-Founder of Piper & Perro.


She’s passionate about creativity and harnessing its power to enhance every aspect of business and life. She was named “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” through the Women Business Owners of Manitoba, “Volunteer of the Year” through the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and most recently named one of the “Top 5 North American Female Trailblazers”, through the RevolutionHer Awards.  Her largest accolade to date came in early 2021, when Amanda was named a G20 YEA Canadian Delegate for the global G20 Summit hosted by Milan and Rome which will focus on COVID-19 socio-economic recovery, as well as a global renaissance, for inclusive, sustainable, and innovative prosperity.


Amanda’s leadership and commitment to the small business community are evident as she is a current Board Member for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, was Co-Chair of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce 2019/2020 Small Business Advisory Council, and was also one of two Chamber representatives chosen to sit on the Mayor of Winnipeg’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, established in March 2020, to advise on the COVID-19 related impacts felt by the Winnipeg business community.


Amanda is a passionate voice in the female entrepreneurial scene in Canada and wants to inspire audiences to trust their intuition and fearlessly show up in the world as the truest expression of themselves. She loves to share her personal journey of how she overcame tragedy and used it as fuel to succeed with a dream she never even knew had.


Her most recent speaking highlights include clients such as Verizon, Wix, as well as numerous school and business conferences and professional business organizations.


In her spare time, you’ll find her singing, cooking, painting, or spending quality time at the cabin with her family, husband Jeff, and little dog, Pancakes.





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