Sometimes you have to know precisely where you have been and stay exactly where you are to get where you dream to be.
By far, the hardest content to write… Why is it always so difficult to write about ourselves?
Beyond my CV and the self-expression contained in these pages, here is a bit about who I am.
I am an immigrant: I was born in Montréal, Canada. I moved to the US in 1992. I earned my American Citizenship in 2012. Neither local, nor tourist. Global citizen.
English is my second language: my first is French. And now I am giving German a try… Goethe Institut in DC, level A1.1, completed August 2019 and to be continued.
I am a scholar: I have an Associate’s Degree from Phoenix College (general), a Bachelor’s Degree (Management) from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree (Project Management) from The George Washington University.
I am an athlete: I played NCAA volleyball at Phoenix College, I am a certified yoga teacher and an Ironman. Sport is integrated in my life.
I love dogs: while losing Murphy broke my heart, someday, I’d like to be a dog mom again.
My career was born and is digital: yet not (exactly) a Millennial. I enjoy a beautiful old-school notebook and a carefully gliding writing utensil for note-taking but I started my career in the call centers of America Online, where we literally took America, and the world, online. I’ve been in the digital experience, transformation, innovation and strategy game all along.
If I wasn’t in digital: I would be a comedian. I love to make people laugh and I love to speak (or sing!) into a microphone. Plus, I am always down for some fun.
I enjoy structure and discipline: it explains a lot about me. And I matriculated as a Project Management Professional in 2003.
Yet I am creative: as, I hope, illustrated in the pages of this digital platform and story book.
I am a consultant: meaningfully addressing business issues by inventing avant-garde solutions with clients, colleagues, customers and fellow citizens is my passion.
I am entrepreneurial: I enjoy starting new and blazing a trail. I thrive in change.
Experiences fascinate me: especially those that awaken emotions, leave impressions, celebrate individuality, create intimacy, and entice action.
I am a connection-seeker: time together, layers of language, culture curiosities, intense dialogue and deep shit of the universe make up the essence of my being. I seek to know what makes others tick.
I am a storyteller.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I was born a leader.
My favorite people on this planet call me crazy.