Writing about myself, my past, or my aspirations doesn’t come naturally, but sharing my experiences, my observations on life, and the lessons I’ve learned does.
Growing up in Montreal – blessed with a large, French Canadian family shaped my positive, can-do outlook, and fueled my imagination. Strong connections with friends and family continue to give me strength today, and I’m forever grateful.
As an adult, I moved to Toronto to be with my boyfriend. Working at Bell Canada, I became accustomed to quarterly re-orgs, and when a close friend asked that I join him and sell real estate, I made the jump. Despite my introverted nature, I stretched beyond my limitations, cultivating a broad network of clients, service providers, and fellow realtors, and built a successful real estate practice. Working closely with sellers and buyers helped me develop valuable people skills, which in turn enabled me to help my clients to reach their real estate goals. For the better part of 14 years, I felt content with my path in life, at least from a career perspective. But there’s more to personal growth than attaining career objectives.
Personal satisfaction aside, relationships challenged my self-image – at times compromising, often disruptive, but undoubtedly the catalysts for change in my life. While searching for ways and methodologies to manage the different types of change I faced over the years, I discovered that I possess a natural drive to understand the HOW so I can better cope with new circumstances as they arise, and with some effort, guide those changes to positive outcomes. So, I put my new-found skills to work in all facets of my life.