After two diagnoses of breast cancer, I decided to return to school.
I’d previously been working three jobs at the same time to pay the bills and ensure my four children had a roof over their head and food to eat. My (now) husband had only been living with us for three months after moving from the UK, when I underwent my double mastectomy.
My passion for speaking was discovered after returning to school and realised I wanted to help people by sharing my story of almost losing my home after divorce, breast cancer and financial challenges. Working in a shoe store, cleaning in a hotel and selling vacuum cleaners had given me a skill set that would help me overcome these challenges and set me on the road to my future success.
I speak from my heart, not from a script. My joy is being on a stage speaking to an audience and knowing if I help just one person then I have achieved my goal. It is quite remarkable that without a university degree, after being a stay-at-home mom for most of the time, and then working three low paying jobs I discovered the secret to success, and it is quite simple: Love what you do, believe in yourself, share your passion with others, and never, ever give up.
Whether I am speaking to an audience about Health & Wellness, Social Media, Networking, Building a Business or any other topics I cover, my audience relate to me. They are inspired by the choices I made, the will power to carry on and my openness to help others.
I would love to speak at your event, and have been fortunate that my speaking career has taken me across Canada, the United States and Europe.