DFSIN Ottawa Financial
I help business owners, professionals, and families by sharing the various financial products and services that may be of value to them. I have a legacy of information and experience, inherited from my father, which I now have the privilege of sharing with others. I ask the tough questions, opening doors for conversations that many are uncomfortable having.
What do you hope to give or receive from your membership in the WBN?
There are far too many “favourite” things I love about the WBN to choose just one! I would have to say the friendships I have formed, and continue to develop, are invaluable – both personally and professionally.
What’s the business advice you would give today to your younger self?
Don’t be afraid to be yourself, show your confidence, and ASK for the business.
Who would be invited to your dream dinner party?
From the business world, I would invite Sheryl Sandberg & Arlene Dickinson. From the pop culture world, I would invite Pink, Adele, Meryl Streep, Russell Peters, Kate Davis, [among other favourite com edians]. Lastly, would love to have my father there.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
They might be surprised to learn that 7 years ago, at the age of 41, I decided that I wanted to show people that being physically fit doesn’t have to look a specific way, so auditioned and was accepted to be a GoodLife Fitness BodyPump instructor. It was one of the most difficult physical challenges of my life, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I still teach 3 classes a week!