“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning.” - Albert Einstein
Over my 25 year career, I’ve been fortunate to work in a wide variety of roles. I have been an entrepreneur and held senior leadership positions in communications, marketing and healthcare - including nine years as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
Through this journey I learned that by asking the right questions and challenging my assumptions, I could uncover new perspectives and integrate behaviours that propelled me forward professionally and personally.
During my time working at leading global communications agencies, I managed multi-functional teams, developed strategic plans and led integrated communications campaigns for some of the world's biggest blue chip brands, including Kellogg’s, Unilever, KFC, GlaxoSmithKline, Schweppes, IBM and Cadbury. I was tasked with managing organizational and strategic challenges and helping my teams navigate high levels of stress, maintain work-life balance and deal with tough office politics and complex relationships. This experience allowed me to develop valuable leadership and mentoring skills and learn how to build resilience for myself and my employees.
I was also an entrepreneur, co-founding a multi-channel media venture - U8TV The Lofters - which was Canada's first online TV channel and a national primetime TV show for Life Network. My multiple roles in managing this company included leading marketing and communications as well as being an Executive Producer of the show which earned a Gemini Award nomination.
During my time as a hospital executive I developed an immense appreciation for the complexity that physicians and other clinician leaders deal with as they juggle patient care, administrative responsibilities and team management. Healthcare professionals are overwhelmed by demands, and this has been exacerbated over the last year with the COVID19 pandemic. I’ve been fortunate to work with incredible healthcare professionals and have seen what it takes for them to manage the stresses of life and work, build resilience and overcome burnout.
I now bring that experience to help my coaching clients achieve their goals and excel in their own careers. I use a pragmatic and motivational approach to work with professional leaders to shift their mindset, understand who they are at their best and recognize the blind spots that are impeding their success. My coaching model is based on my training at the Adler School of Professional Coaching and their methodology to create meaningful, sustainable results.
Areas of Coaching Focus
Leadership Agility, Communication Skills, Executive Presence, Career Development, Managing Change, Coping with Burnout, Personal Brand Coaching.