About Me

Coach, Consultant & Chief Heart Officer for the young and young at heart

Growing up with a young single mom in social housing, I started my entrepreneurial career at 6 years old. I had a Crayola tattoo parlour charging 25¢ a pop and pay-what-you-can neighbourhood lip-sync shows on the regular. 

I landed my first marketing job at 16 and started working full-time for a creative agency at 18playing a key role in growing revenue by 3x and winning an Ottawa Business Achievement Award within my first yearall the while attending university full-time at night. Long story short: since then, I’ve had an exciting career growing startups and innovative companies like car2go and Hootsuite—hustling my way across Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. 

Seeing the pressures faced by today’s workforce, I started my master’s in industrial-organizational psychology to help people thrive amongst fast-paced change and disruption.

From there, I was launched into a career as a consultant working on projects for:

  • New York Times columnist and best-selling author Carl Richards
  • UN initiative IMPACT2030 in New York, 
  • Youth Climate Lab—an internationally recognized nonprofit supporting youth-led climate policy and entrepreneurship, and the 
  • Canadian Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement—Canada’s largest community of practice for green, social, Indigenous and ethical supply chain practices, and more!

I’m passionate about inspiring personal growth, community and sustainability wherever I go with a particular kick for helping millennials and Zoomers start their career off on the right foot. 

I love positive psychology, neuroscience, poutine, dancing and (on a more personal note) my wonderful partner Qaid Jivan, founder of TalentMarketplace and Fort St. McMurphy.

Community Building: My Not-So-Secret Side Hustle

A passion for bringing people together runs in the family

From the time I was 4 years old, I watched my mom found our housing project’s first ever tenant association, become a founding member of the Good Food Box in Ottawa, and run dozens of community events from homework clubs to clothing swaps, garbage pick-up days and more. Those experiences taught me the power of building community through authentic relationships and led to a passion for bringing diverse groups, disciplines, sectors, and movements together. 

It fuelled me to found Adler University’s Social Justice Committee, join the Global Shapers Vancouver Hub, #RADcollab with Youth Climate Lab‘s employees and associates, and act as Minister of Orderliness for BC’s biggest and brightest music festival camp, Fort St. McMurphy. Community building has allowed me to grow a vast network of amazing people and I’m always down to share! Let me connect you with new opportunities and collaborators otherwise not in reach.


Thinking of Unique Abilities

Work Life Podcast by Adam Grant

Appreciative Inquiry

Rupaul & Oprah, respectively & together

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