Sandy Cardy lives in Toronto Canada with her husband and children (when they are home from college).
Sandy spent 2 decades as one of Canada’s leading authorities on matter of tax and estate planning, helping Canadians increase their net worth and preserve the value of their estates.
Sandy obtained the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in the late 80’s, the designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in the late 90’s and the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation in 2005.
A sought after speaker from 1998-2010, Sandy conducted numerous tax and estate planning seminars with both financial advisors and Canadian investors. She frequently appeared in a variety of print and broadcast media in Canada such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, The Halifax Chronicle, Report on Business TV, CBC radio, Canada AM, City TV, CP24 and various magazines.
From 2003-2009, Sandy spent 6 years with Mackenzie Financial Corporation as Senior Vice President of Tax and Estate Planning. She led a team of professionals who supported financial advisors across Canada in all areas of tax and estate planning.
During 2010 and 2011 Sandy was in the midst of developing her own business with a partner. As they worked with clients and planned for expansion, Sandy felt a persistent feeling that she was “stuck” and unable to move forward – as though being held back by an invisible force. Sandy and her partner continually tried to establish forward momentum through development of business opportunities; however all that seemed to manifest during those two years was subtle anxiety and career emptiness. Rather than being content, “in flow” and fulfilled, Sandy felt a new kind of discontent surface- a constant desire to express her creativity with no satisfactory outlet to express it.
During this time, Sandy had also been experiencing fatigue and she chocked it up to a thyroid illness, stress and advancing age.
In February 2012. Sandy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her world suddenly changed. This was a defining moment in Sandy’s life and she was consumed with an all-encompassing fear. Yet Sandy turned fear into a gripping purpose. Sandy took control of her destiny and embarked on a long journey of investigation and education, learning about how she could heal her body. Sandy listened to her own inner MD and mobilized herself into action forging her own path and saying “no” to the pressures of conventional medicine.
Sometimes the most beautiful things can spring from the worst of times. Sandy’s gnarly diagnoses became a catalyst for a healthier existence.
Sandy has learned what she could have done to prevent her illness and she wants people to hear what she has learned about preventative health, so that they don’t have to go through what she went through.
Sandy wants to let people know that: “Your body’s ability to heal is greater than what many medical practitioners will tell you.” It is Sandy’s personal mission to share her passion and knowledge with others.