Credentials

Work Experience:
2008- Present: CEO and founder of 2Bempowered Inc. – focus on empowerment, Who I Am, your purpose and your Y through (1) Individual workshops and (2) Corporate Culture Branding and Identity Analysis Program (www.2bempowered.com).

Founder of a youth movement called Voices of Youth (www.voicesofyouth.ca). and the corporate social giveback, Kidz2Kidz – one child to another making a difference in our Community (www.kidz2kidz.ca) by providing gently used Sports and leisure equipment and art supplies to kids in need.

Speaker, self-published author, corporate branding and engagement work, individual empowerment

Oct. 9, 2014 Selected Speaker: Futures Conference, Blue Mountain Resort
Topic: Our disconnected youth/isolated youth: reconnecting youth and employers

July 30/Aug 6, 2014 Speaker: Ontario Summer Company as part of Youth Employment Services (YES) youth entrepreneurial mentoring program (15-29 year olds)
Topic: Effective Communication as related to increasing sales.

June 26, 2014 Webinar: In conjunction with Career Cruising provided a webinar targeted to parents. Also wrote a 5-part blog series on assisting your child to find employment.
Webinar topic: 4 Things Parents Should Know to Help Children Navigate the Job Market.

May 29, 2014 Life skills workshop: for Georges Vanier Secondary School
Topic: Provide students with tools to assist them in their search search for summer employment. Focused on ‘branding you’ using effective communication, art of story telling and building relationships.

April 11, 2014 Life skills workshop for Next Steps Employment Centre and the Work One Youth Program (formerly PAYE program)
Topic: Tools to assist in employment success. Focused on ‘branding you’ using effective communication, art of story telling and networking and building relationships.

February-May 2014 Facilitated a millennial employee motivation and engagement project for Allstate Canada Group (Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Pembridge Insurance and Pafco Insurance Company); 172 page report including recommendations for short-term, mid-term and long-term.

Dec. 14, 2013 Speaker: Faze Magazine’s mother and daughter event
Topic: Communication and active listening.

Oct. 4-6th 2013 Speaker: Student Life Expo at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Topic: Student’s next move & provide tips and tools to assist in their decision-making process.

Sept. 2013 Self-published millennial resource book: We’re Not Gonna Take It a youth’s toolbag of essential life skills for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education to the workplace.

1999 – 2006 Independent Wellness Consultant for Nikken Inc.

1995 – 1999 Clegg Campus Marketing (now Trans Union) – Marketing
Research and Analysis for the student post secondary credit
card market.

1990 – 1994 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation :
International Sales – executive assistant to Manager
Sales Promotion – administrative, organizational – worked on such events as Fall Launch and the 1992 Olympics
Human Resources – administrative

Schools, Courses & Acknowledgements:

2009-2010

  • Creator and facilitator of a Mastermind/Mentoring Group for Women (Spirituelle Divas)
  • Facilitator and creator of Kidz2Kidz – Community “Give Back”
  • Facilitator and creator of youth movement: Voices of Youth
  • Peace Tree Ambassador – York Region District School Board
  • Certificate of Appreciation for contributions and Volunteer Effort – York Region District School Board Students

2008

  • Reike Levels I & II
  • Medical Institution Basics Certificate – Transformation Arts College

2001 Certified Stress and Wellness Consultant – Sens Selye Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Stress

2000 Imagine 21 Fast Track To Change – The Pacific Institute

1995 Certificate in Marketing – Ryerson University

1990 Human Resources Management Post Diploma – Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

1989 Bachelor of Arts (major: English, minor: History) – University of Western Ontario




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