[Personal 'MBA'] I grew up in an entrepreneurial household, so much so that my allowance was aligned to my 'Mastering of Business Acumen' (MBA). If I read and could explain the principles of my Dad’s latest business or money management selection, my allowance increased accordingly. I have been working on my 'MBA' since the age of 12.
[Serial Entrepreneur] I started my first business at 17. It was called Your Chores. I niched in on cottage cleaning services for island properties. I built it to 10 summer employees and sold it when I finished university. It paid for my schooling and nurtured my taste for scaling service-based businesses.
[Social Change] Believing in the power of empowerment for young people. I founded an environmental youth organization called Millennium kids while still in university. We ran youth development programs in Canada and South Africa for 6 years.
[Clinic Owner] I Co-Founded the Integrative Health Institute along with Erin Wiley when I graduated in 2007. We had a vision and built a community clinic that reflected our desire to provide true integrative care. We helped people, we helped our practitioners and we were recognized for our work in modelling an effective integrative care environment.
[Leadership] I have served on the executive of both the OAND and CAND (Ontario/Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors). It was here that I began to really understand the devastating struggle of so many of my colleagues. I served for over 5 years, committed to the larger opportunity to move our system of medicine towards more people.
[Tech Founder] I Co-Founded Bright Almond in 2013 and learned to leverage the online space to effectively scale the communication and delivery of regulated complementary practitioners to targeted consumers.
[Coach] I have been coaching practitioners privately for last 3 years. I focus on regulated practitioners from across North America, looking to scale their in-person practice and launch programming online. My clients are NDs, DC, Acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Nutritionists, Functional Medicine practitioners and personal trainers.
[Clinician] I have been treating patients since I graduated. My focus today is on addressing the unique needs of entrepreneurs and go-getters. I have gone from owning a clinic, to running my own micro practice. It is a lean, clean, machine.
[Family First] My ideal life means that I get to run my business and spend time with my family. I have an amazing husband and THREE daughters who are 6, 4 and 2. They fuel my mission and are the motivation behind the efficiency with which I run my business.