I was recently promoted to Senior Development Manager at my company, largely because of the skills, experience, and self-confidence I acquired through the Toastmasters program.

Gratitude drives me to give back to this organization, to see people thrive in it. I want to see this organization continue to thrive and grow to provide a place for others to gain what I have gained.

 

That's why I'm running to be the next International Director from Region 9.

The single biggest lesson that Toastmasters has taught me is to listen. That's my simple pledge to you, that I will listen and bring your feedback to the board. I've heard that Pathways should be improved. I've heard that we have work to do to live up to the International in our name with report to WHQ's office hours, language, and logistics. I pledge to continue to listen to you. I will use the skills you've all helped me acquire to bring all I've heard and learned to the board of directors, becoming the champion for our issues.

The pandemic has presented huge challenges to our organization, but our move online has provided us an opportunity to connect in ways and at a scale that hasn't been possible pre-pandemic. I will work to ensure the lessons and gains from this experience are not lost or forgotten.

My experience as a board member for non-profit community organizations, along with my professional experience leading technology teams in multi-national corporations have provided me with the skills and insight required at this time in the history of Toastmasters to effectively guide our organization through its current challenges.

Educational Achievements

Legacy Program

Distinguished Toastmaster

Pathways

Motivational Strategies Level 5

Dynamic Leadership Level 5

(DTM project away from Pathways DTM)

enrolled in Presentation Mastery and Engaging Humour

Club Service

President 3 times

Vice-President Education 5 times

Vice-President Membership 

Vice-President Public Relations

Secretary 2 times

Treasurer

Sergeant-at-arms 2 times

Club Sponsorship and Mentorship

Ottawa Collab Toastmasters (Mentor)

Quackmasters (Sponsor and Mentor)

Green Toastmasters Vert (Sponsor - ATO submitted)

District Service

Area Director

Division Director

Club Growth Director

Program Quality Director

District Director

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