This was only one episode in a lifetime of supporting and managing organizations and events, roles I took on beginning as a child in my church. As an adult, my growing family spent time in many countries from the Netherlands to France, Nigeria, Norway, and Singapore. During those years of adapting to different cultures and languages, I sought roles where I could contribute in each place. Often we lived in places so briefly that I didn’t have a working visa so I jumped at any opportunity to volunteer, chairing organizations and contributing with a unique combination of rootedness, trustworthiness, creativity, belly laughs, and a willingness to adapt with the vision and constraints of each group.
When I arrived in Canada my family fell in love with the country and we put down roots. I got involved with my kids’ schools right away, chairing the Fundraising Committee through which we procured playground equipment and other essentials. Meanwhile, the role of Managing Director for the Calgary chapter of the eWomenNetwork opened up and I stepped into this exciting new role after being a member for many years. My passion for heart-centered women entrepreneurs blossomed and grew. I also stepped into a volunteer role at Make Your Mark, eventually becoming the event manager for their longer three-day events. This allowed me to hone what I loved to do the most– managing high-quality, energetic events that support a big vision.
Over the years I’ve gradually stepped into my true superpower: managing high-stakes enrolment events for women in the business of changing lives. Nothing makes me more excited than watching your attendees, shy and unsure at the beginning of the event, experience breakthrough after breakthrough, ultimately choosing to invest and take a leap into your life-changing program.