What I do for work: I am the VP Operations at Boondoc Technologies Inc., a company that creates online platforms for Healthcare Professionals. We have networks dedicated to Canadian Physicians, North American Pharmacists and Canadian Medical Students. I am also the Co-Founder of 100 Entrepreneurs Planting Seed$, a micro-funding event in support of NS youth entrepreneurship.
Three words my friends use to describe me: Bold, confident and fun.
My vision of a perfect Saturday: hiking the beautiful trails or coastline of Atlantic Canada with my boyfriend and dog.
My two sentence definition of leadership: Bold leaders don’t need titles to lead; they lead by example and inspire others to achieve their greatness.
My top 3 personal or professional WINS from the last month: Organized our company shareholder AGM, got accepted into a Master’s program at Saint Mary’s and survived a 5-minute long live interview on Global TV morning news.
Best career advice I’ve ever received: the universe favours the brave.
My 2 sentence definition of success: Success is feeling fulfilled in all aspects of your life: work, family, friendship, and your mental and physical well-being.
The most courageous thing I did last year: I loved working at Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette but I was drawn to the start-up world. Leaving a job that I excelled at, with colleagues I knew and trusted was a difficult decision but I knew I had to indulge my curiosity to learn new skills in a different industry. This past year has been exciting and extremely challenging; Eleanor sure is correct when she says “growth is awesome, but it hurts.” This has been a major year of ‘up-leveling’ and I am so grateful for the experience.
The advice I would give my younger self: Don’t be in such a rush to get to that next best thing or milestone. While the destination may be exciting, most times the journey is the adventure.
What change are you working to create in your life, community or through your work: I want to inspire young professionals to take action, follow their dreams, and be proud of what we, as Atlantic Canadians, have accomplished.
The two most important strategies I have used to build my career: spending time to build and cultivate my network, embracing change as an opportunity for growth, and not being afraid to take risks and ask for what I want (oops that’s three).
The most powerful self-care tool: Lounging on the couch watching Netflix.
The three people dead or alive, I’d most like to have join me for lunch: Oprah, Richard Branson and my grandmother.
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