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My background is diverse. Over the span of 25 years, I have been a musician, event producer, PR & communications manager, corporate secretary, and entrepreneur. But one thing has been constant through it all. My deep appreciation for creativity.

Creativity empowers people to try new things, stimulates thought and innovation, and gives permission to follow the path less travelled.

After two decades working across many industries, I’ve found the common thread is when people like their jobs, and what they do aligns with who they are and what they value, engagement naturally rises and people excel. Why? Part of it is because doing work that brings value to their life and the lives of others creates an emotional bond to the business. They are committed to the organization and want to be part of its success.

But in my opinion, there’s more to it than that. In my experience, a person’s engagement and level of success skyrockets when they are empowered to access their creativity and feel safe to be who they are.

I believe there is an undeniable connection between a person’s career satisfaction and the likelihood of leading a happy and fulfilled life, and that enjoying what you do and who you work with is much more than a “nice to have”. For the creatives out there, I want to help you find an outlet to let your creativity shine and make money while doing it. Anything less is settling, and we don’t do that here.

When I was a kid and thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, all I knew was I wanted to have fun, make a difference and leave my mark on the world. I was naturally drawn to things that let me be creative like making music and planning events, and I loved making people smile because when they felt good, I felt amazing. 

Fast forward 25 years to the senior leadership team of a credit union where I led corporate affairs and governance. Let’s just say creative license wasn’t part of the job description. And laughter when working with the financial regulator doesn’t typically happen. 

I will never forget the day I looked around and wondered “Is this for real?!” Not in a pinch-me kind of way, but more like the quick slap across the face you see in movies when someone is trying to break through another’s hysteria. 

The irony here is that I had worked HARD to get there, thinking that when I had a seat at the top table, everything I had sacrificed while I climbed the corporate ladder would be worth it.

It wasn’t. 

The job wasn’t meeting me where I wanted to be. I had lost my creative edge and struggled when trying to advocate for myself. As a communications professional, it’s quite something to be unable to speak up for yourself. I felt like I’d lost myself and my spark. 

My well-being was in the tank and my confidence was shot. My self-respect was questionable and my happy disposition was long gone. In all my effort and enthusiasm to climb higher up the corporate ladder, I had left my true self on the bottom rung looking up at someone I didn’t recognize anymore.

I needed to get back to myself and find the person I enjoyed being. I wanted to laugh again. I wanted to be creative. I wanted to be able to express myself effectively. I wanted a career that let me be the best version of myself.

Now, I want the same for you.

Creativity and communication are two things I am passionate about. I know firsthand that feeling stifled or silenced is exhausting, and sometimes, completely debilitating. Feeling like what you have to say or offer isn’t of value will stop you dead in your tracks and prevent you from following through on your ideas or pursuing your dreams. It also makes it pretty damn hard to enjoy what you’re doing.

People with creative aspirations have long been told “you can’t make money doing that” and as a result, pushed their dreams and ideas away in favor of the ‘safe job’. I’m here to help you challenge the rhetoric and build what you’ve always wanted. If you’re an aspiring creative entrepreneur or an existing one, I want to help you turn around to someone the next time you hear it and say ‘watch me!

So what do I do as a Business Consultant for Creative Entrepreneurs?

In all honesty, if you are, I’d ask you to seriously consider what kind of life you are leading. It is possible to enjoy what you do, feel good about where you work, and make money all at the same time. 

Why are you the right fit for me and my business?

I’m a creative woman with business expertise. 

I’m an entrepreneur and business owner who is highly creative yet ironically logical and process-driven.

I deeply value knowledge and information AND find inspiration through ingenuity and the messiness of forging your own path.

I am a natural communicator.

I love people, especially helping them and watching them thrive. 

My formal qualifications and all that jazz:

Degrees + Certifications

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Birkman Certified Professional (BCP)
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
  • COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Cornell University
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Queen’s University
  • Bachelor of Music, Carleton University
  • Certified Special Event Professional
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