Leaders Can Foundation
Meet our Founders
Growing up I always had a strong desire to help people. I started my career as a children and family pastor, working with children and families helping them to become all they were created and can be. I worked in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Visalia, California, before I decided to enter the business world.
I then joined the insurance industry, starting off answering phones, filing papers, and learning from the ground floor up. Within a few months I was the senior producer in the office having earned both my level 1 and 2 general insurance broker licenses. Within 5 years I was given the opportunity to start my own brokerage, attaining my level 3 general insurance broker license. Starting from scratch, with no clientele, I grew the brokerage to more than $1.4 million in written premium before life had a turn for me.
In 2016, I spent some time away from the business world, concentrating on personal health and family issues, and in so doing, became passionate to help people understand their value in business and in life. I realized that many of the strongest looking people can have secret health and wellness issues that stay hidden for too long and can cause serious damage to businesses, families and individuals. I have been on a mission since to use my educational and business background to teach and assist others to lead themselves to the best of their ability, to understand their deep worth, uniqueness, value and skills, and to help them learn techniques beyond their current ability to help them thrive in their work, home and community. I have been a member and Executive Director of The John Maxwell team since 2018.
I love people and I love seeing them succeed.
As an Executive Coach and Trainer and using industry leading tools and techniques, I walk individuals and organizations from challenge to change and functional to optimal, in an engaging and fun way so everyone has the opportunity to grow, reach their potential, and develop motivation.
Being also a Certified Clinical Counsellor, I spent much of my career walking with people, from young children, teens and adults, through some of their toughest times. I have been invited into people’s most private moments and have had the privilege of seeing significant success and change in so many lives. Even though we can’t change what has happened in the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges so that you too can live up to your true potential.
My passion is to add value to individuals, teams and organizations. I will take you on a journey through an encouraging and engaging growth process where you will develop and achieve more than imagined.
I bring over 30 years of leadership experience from frontline Emergency Medical Services to multi-disciplinary institutional healthcare, and non-profit governance organizations.
My background includes; Master of Arts in Leadership and Management, Bachelor of Applied Business: Emergency Services, and a diploma in Advanced Care Paramedicine plus certifications in Team Leadership and Organization Change Management and certified consultant in DISC Behavioural Analysis.
Utilizing my years of training and experience, it is my goal to support you through a journey of personal and leadership growth to increase influence in all areas of your personal and professional life.
As a DISC consultant and certified coach in health, personal growth & communication, I empower people to step into their greatness as they create their BEST life. I help you build on your strengths and realize your potential to achieve everything you desire and more. Using a holistic approach, I focus on three key areas – Self, Health, and Relationships to build a solid foundation. Understanding the unique interconnections of each area is key to creating and maintaining balance in all areas of life.
Having spent over 12 years in the non-profit sector, I am no stranger to constant requests to do more with less. Knowing yourself, your team and learning how to best utilize your resources is key to avoiding burnout and maximizing impact.
A vision was born out of my desire to offer authentic, holistic care to clients, especially teens and adults, in a meaningful way that will address all domains of health within each person: mind, body and spirit. This led to the creation of Anchor of Hope Counselling — a professional psychotherapy and mental health counselling service, and then into the establishment of ChangeWorx — a professional coaching and training/speaking organization.
After working as a registered nurse in the specialty field of psychiatric and mental health nursing in both a military setting and then within community and civilian hospital settings as a mental health clinician, I established Anchor of Hope in the summer of 2017. Passionately working holistically for the past decade of nursing, I later pursued a second post-graduate specialty in faith community nursing (aka Parish Nursing) and then obtained recognition as a registered psychotherapist and also accreditation as a certified Life Coach through the John Maxwell Team which has allowed me to continue in his commitment to meet clients where they are at, regardless of their age, background or adherence to or lack of faith.
Anchor of Hope and ChangeWorx are places of wellness that offer separate, yet complimentary services, offer counselling or coaching, recovery in Addiction, therapy and support in a way that addresses all three domains of health, through the lens of a nurse, and adjusted by the experiences, desires and age of the client.
It is my goal to help every client navigate the complex storms of their journey in a co-occurring disorder model, understanding the impact of addiction on a person’s mental health and how mental health concerns drive the disease of addiction. We are better together and often the mind that gets us into the mess we find ourselves in is not going to be the mind to get us out of it.