For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher, so I completed my Master of Education. It wasn’t until later, when I found myself teaching in the BA/MA of Education program, that I met Design Thinking – and my world turned upside down.
I was immediately attracted to the power of empathy – of stepping into someone else’s shoes and seeing through their eyes. When I experienced it paired with the magic of good facilitation and structured innovation, I was smitten.
Until that time, I hadn’t known that ‘facilitator’ was a job that existed in this world. Once I discovered and started to explore it, I quickly realized this was going to be my life’s work.
I ran my own business as a facilitator until I was presented with the opportunity to continue doing what I love with a team, and increase my impact by joining the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre.
I have learned so much from my teachers, elders, colleagues, and clients. In addition, I have had the good fortune to attend formal trainings in the Art of Hosting, Design Thinking, Dynamic Governance. Each day, I seem to find new ways to continue deepening my practice.