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Featured Sapphire Woman Kathy Upper

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Kathy Upper

January's Featured Sapphire Woman

Kathy Upper

Chief Visionary and Owner of Spiritual Niagara, Master Connector, Former Career Development Facilitator and Employment Consultant, Founding Member of the Niagara Falls/Fort Erie Interagency Group, Social Service Worker, Former Crisis Counsellor.

Kathy Upper is the Chief Visionary and Owner of Spiritual Niagara; a directory website listing and advertising the spiritual and holistic services located within the Niagara region. Spiritual Niagara includes a large host of marketing and networking services: an online calendar that lists member events, a weekly email of events, a monthly eMagazine, a thriving Facebook community where members can post about their services, networking events as well as business workshops hosted by Spiritual Niagara and even more! Spiritual Niagara was started by Kathy in 2009 to help others find the services that they’re looking for after she found herself inspired to do so by a powerful message in a dream.

Prior to Spiritual Niagara Kathy worked as an Employment Consultant with Niagara College for 27 years.

She is trained in career assessment and has facilitated and written various workshops to assist others in their job search, education options and certifications. She was instrumental in the development and creation of the Niagara Falls/Fort Erie Interagency group, which brought together all the career training agencies in the region. She uses what she learned in this career (and her passion for developing connections) every day in her work with Spiritual Niagara. On top of this Kathy has her Usui Reiki level 2 certification and completed the Willpower Institute Meditation Instructor program, she’s a passionate learner for all things spiritual and holistic, and is always looking for more information and ways to develop her skills.

Spiritual Niagara received the Amber Price Spiritual Excellence Award in 2019. In its 10 years of serving the community Spiritual Niagara has held fundraisers for: The Soup Kitchen, Project Share, The Out of the Cold Program and The Breakfast Outreach program. Kathy and Spiritual Niagara are always looking for new opportunities to give back to the community and help Niagara’s non-profit organizations. 

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Sapphire Members

 All members are featured in the "Sapphire Member" directory, where you can find details about their business and how they stand out in their industry! Each week an inspirational "Sapphire Woman" will be featured on the Home Page and on all Sapphire Association social media platforms, highlighting her exemplary work! Look for special podcasts where you can find interviews with members as they tell us how they became the CEO of their own lives!


Enjoy the supportive community of like-minded business women or entrepreneurs like yourself! Check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn community pages where members can support, celebrate and inspire our "Sapphire Community".

Share Your Wisdom

Members have full access to blogs written by our members, business professionals like yourself! Attend events hosted by The Sapphire Association and absorb all the wisdom and/or share your knowledge and be featured as a "Sapphire Speaker" at select events"! Participate in Facebook Live Sapphire Community Q & A, as a "Sapphire Expert" or to get your own questions answered! 


Members can take advantage of our "Career Connections" job listings page to share or browse job listings!

"Event Connections" allows members to browse events hosted by "The Sapphire Association" and/or to showcase their own events!

Upgrade your membership: Platinum members will also benefit from our "Business Support Services" and "Event Support Services".

Become a Sapphire Member

Our members are outstanding in their industry, innovating and revolutionizing to shine a new light on ideas and concepts. Join this inspiring association of like-minded women and start living your highest level of authenticity. 

Become a Partner

The Sapphire Association recognizes that our members are offering outstanding and meaningful services. We value Partnerships, with like-minded People or Organizations, and believe these connections and collaboration will have a profound impact in the community.