This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Dedicated to others who’ve believed in me when I didn’t
I am baffled sometimes at the situations I get myself in. Tonight I will be speaking along with the amazing Daphne Chan at the June CRAVEfuel event at Jacqueline Conoir. Join us for a conversation about Intimacy and a night of shopping with 15% off JAC by JC!
In preparing for tonight I can see how far I’ve come in my progress. It was just seven months ago when I was preparing for my first live TV segment and facing my public speaking fear head on. While the fear isn’t completely gone, I am much more comfortable about sharing my story tonight and there are definitely less funky energies in my body as there were before. For this I give a huge tribute to my friend Sandi Gisbert for nominating me to speak at TELUS’s 20×20 event earlier this year, and to Brooke Milne at CRAVE Vancouver for suggesting me as a speaker this month.
There have been many people in my life who’ve similarly believed in me when I did not, and I’d like to give tribute to them as well.
- My kindergarten teacher Miss Ciambrelli who gave me advanced reading work to do, since I knew how to read before most of my classmates did.
- Mrs. Suing and Mrs. Cayetano, who always expected more of me and who challenged me to keep up my academic excellence.
- My high school teacher and basketball coach Mr. Yang who showed me that my skills on the team were valued, even though I did not play on the court.
- My high school teachers Mrs. Nannery and Mrs. Wong who taught me advanced English and Calculus and showed me the value of pushing myself.
- My old work supervisor Anushka who saw my value as a leader at UBC.
- My supervisors at the UBC Call Centre, who helped me during my first working gig after University.
- My old bosses Rory Richards and Leanne Chan who mentored me in the world of PR.
- My life partner and best friend Leo, and my sister Sarah for believing in me in everything I do, whether it’s a failure or a success.