Sharing some of my story
I love that I’m able to spend my days thinking about and talking with others about how people learn and designing and facilitating great learning experiences. Here’s a little of my story of how I got here.
When I started my career I was in higher education, coordinating international executive training and summer abroad programs. Later I spent a little bit of time at a municipal health unit in recruitment and selection and volunteer management.
When my husband and I returned to Victoria in 2005 I spent several years in the non-profit sector coordinating and leading workshops at Volunteer Victoria. At the same time I worked for the Red Cross developing courses online. My instructional design skills took leaps and bounds when I started working for Royal Roads University in their teaching and learning centre, where I’m still happy to work on a casual part-time basis as an instructional designer. I created my own company in 2011.
Over the years I’ve designed and facilitated hundreds of courses, workshops and sessions, both face-to-face and online. I’ve worked with educational institutions, large and small nonprofits, and municipal and provincial government departments. I love working with anyone who is doing meaningful work – and I like variety. My clients are all across Canada.
I do my work backed by a graduate degree in adult education and many more courses and self-directed study in how to create effective, outcomes-based learning opportunities. I not only teach, but I learn…I’m constantly taking other people’s courses as well.
You’ll often find me hanging out with my family, reading a good book, singing with my local choir, shopping at farmers’ markets, convening an event for Victoria Facilitators Group, or emailing introductions to people who I think need to know each other! I look forward to getting to know you as well.