Last week, I had the privilege of telling my story at the YQG Talks event. It was a night for passion, creativity and to hear nine of us share our story on what drives us and how we are making an impact on the Region.
Thanks to Cierra Bray for inviting me to share my story. There were about 200 people in the crowd at The Olde Walkerville Theatre and it was a successful event!
The guidelines for our talk were based on three areas: who you are, what you are passionate about and what impact you have made on YQG. The first two were easy, however, the third one I spun it around to be what impact has YQG made on me.
This was a bit different then the business, networking and mentoring presentations I have done in the past. When you tell your story, you need to become very personal and more vulnerable. I enjoyed sharing with the audience about my roots in the county and my passion about helping people.
Some highlights from my YQG Talk I wanted to share with you and thank you for your support. If you ever have the chance to share your story, you should!
"WE, as in WindsorEssex, must tell our story like no one else can."
"My work ethic, which came from growing up on a farm in Leamington, is what drives me."
"I left the Region once for about nine months when I was 23. It was the People of YQG that I was missing that made an Impact on me to come home. That's when Windsor "adopted" me *as I put on my YQG hat*"
"When AlphaKOR invested in our current location on two acres of property on Twin Oaks and to renovate the 12 000 square foot building, everyone kept asking Why Windsor? Our answer was: Why not Windsor?"