• Successfully managed and ran company Words.Worth Keynotes & Seminars for over 20 years, advising and consulting business managers and leaders in work-related issues, sensitive situations and company initiatives
  • Initiated training and educational programs in change and development for clients including Manulife, CIBC Mellon, IBM and Government Ministries
  • Researched, wrote and successfully self-published two business books, Risk It! and Bounce Back!, including the hiring of the designer, printer and marketing professional


  • Developed and presented seminars and keynote speeches to business, government and association audiences on Change, Leadership, Positive Risk-taking and Resilience
  • Wrote press releases and promotional materials for companies, and published articles for business newsletters on leadership, innovation, resilience and communication skills


  • Facilitated, helped revise and worked as a partner in the Foundations of Leadership 6-day program for managers of CIBC for 5 years (values, 360 feedback, and team-building.)
  • Coached business executives, including CEO’s, VP’s, entrepreneurs and individuals on initiative, change, risk-taking, vision, purpose and effective speaking
  • Was a favoured guest on several radio and television programs including call-in shows

Work History

Professional Actress, five years (ACTRA and EQUITY)

President, Words.Worth Keynotes & Seminars. Facilitator, Writer, Seminar Leader and Keynote Speaker for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial, education, government, technology, insurance and health fields

Seminar Leader and Facilitator, CIBC Leadership Centre, (five years), IBM Canada, 1992-1994, Human Resources Secretariat, Provincial Government, 1984-1990 and individual companies and clients


B.A., Psychology and English, University of Western Ontario

Teacher and Teacher-Librarian Specialist, and ESL Specialist Certifications

Courses: Short story writing, poetry writing, English as a Second Language, Drama, Fine Art, Adult Education, design, French


Author, ‘Hippie Chick Abroad’, poetry and 10-minute plays


Art Gallery of Northumberland, Historical Society Board, Condominium Board