Whether you are just starting out in a new job or career, or have been in the workforce a long time, I can help you take your next step. Through practical and useful information, workshops, speaking events, podcasts and private coaching, you will feel more prepared to reach out and achieve your goals.
I live in the Vancouver area with my husband Scott. We have two adult children finished university and out on their own…and two teens in high school, and four legged beast that keeps us vacuuming!
I am a writer, speaker, United Church of Canada minister, coach, educator, and I lead workshops and speak to groups of all sorts around North America.
I have a Master’s Degree in Public and Pastoral Leadership,(MAPPL), am a certified Master NLP Practitioner and Conflict Coach, and get all fired up about helping others explore new possibilities.
Panel Presentation at C2U Expo, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC May 4th, 2017
The Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon, an online workshop presentation for the Freelance Remote Conference, April 20, 2017
PMX (Podcast Movement) Speaking Competition, The Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California, August 22, 2017
Rock That Interview, Youth Workshop at the Cloverdale Library, Cloverdale, BC October 20, 2017
Past Speaking Events and Workshops:
140EDU (Summer of 2012) Spoke at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Title of talk: What Schools Aren’t Teaching that Kids Need to Know
New Media Expo (January 2013, Las Vegas) Spoke as part of a panel called: Why Every Blogger Should Start a Podcast
Surrey Skills Share Fair (2014) Led a public speaking workshop called Speak Out! How to Stand and Deliver in Any Setting
The Employment Dialogue Series: Youth Job Talk at Simon Fraser University (May 2015) Spoke, led a group-wide activity with 100 participants, and launched my book!
Mental Health Awareness Day at Vancouver Community College (May 2015) Led two workshops entitled: How to Work in Hospitals in a Healthy, Professional Way
“9 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Job“, June 6th, 2015 at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library, 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
“The Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon! (How to Listen Beyond Words)” at the Pacific Community Resource Services student workshop, (June 10, 2015)
“9 Things You Need to Know to Get and Keep a Job“, Youth Employment Workshop at Sources BC in Cloverdale, BC, June 23rd, 2015
“Rock That Interview” Youth Workshop at Cloverdale Library, September 26, 2015
“9 Things You Need to Know to Get and Keep a Job”, Brookswood Secondary School, Planning 10, Langley, BC, February 8 & 9, 2016
“Rock That Interview” Youth Workshop at Cloverdale Library, February 19, 2016
“Inter-generational Communication” talk for the Vancouver Chapter of the Medical Office Assistants, Yaletown, Vancouver March 17, 2016
“Rock That Interview” Youth Workshop at White Rock Library, April 18, 2016
“9 Things You Need to Know to Get and Keep a Job” Parent/Teen PAC event at Brookswood Secondary School, Langley, BC April 19, 2016 from 7-9pm in the theatre
“Talking Shift, Framing the Context” workshop at “Holy Shift, Spirit Rising” conference in Vernon, BC April 23, 2016
MarriageWorks Weekend Workshop, Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam, BC April 29th & 30th, 2016.
Rock That Interview at the Cloverdale Library, Cloverdale, BC May 30th, 2016
“Leading From Within: How to Be a Leader in Any Context” workshop at the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators Conference, Seattle, WA, August 31, 2016
Rock That Interview at the White Rock Library, White Rock, BC, October 21st, 2016
Guest speaker in the Co-op & Career Development Centre at Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Nov 2, 2016
Co-presenting two youth social justice campaign workshops at the Evolve Conference in Chilliwack, BC, Nov 12, 2016
Communication & Conflict Workshop for Bayshore Home Health, Vancouver, BC January 25, 2017
How to Get a Summer Job at the North Vancouver Library, North Vancouver, BC Feb 3rd, 2017
Rock That Interview at the Cloverdale Library, Cloverdale, BC, February 17th, 2017
The Rockin’ Libsyn Podcast (March 2012)
Engaging Leader Podcast (Nov 2012)
The Money Bible Radio Show (Jan 2013) (3 episodes)
The Ruby Freelancer Show (April 2013)
Take Action Q & A (July 2014)
Podcast Shout Out (Sept 2014)
The Successful Author Podcast (May 2015)
PM For the Masses Podcast (August 2015)
Be More Spontaneous Podcast (October 2015)
12 Minute Convos with Engel Jones (January 2017)
Blogs and Guest Posts:
FlexJobs.com (July 2015)
FlexJobs.com (Sept 2015)
FlexJobs.com (Dec 2015)
FlexJobs.com (May 2016)
FlexJobs.com (Feb 2017)
Travel article in EveryDog Magazine, Winter 2015/16
Travel article in EveryDog Magazine, Spring 2016
To book me for an event, please email me here.