Business: Sign language linguistic services
Born: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.
Biggest business achievement: Founding a consulting firm that has grown annual revenues by 750 per cent over the past four years and employs four full-time deaf employees, three part-time deaf employees and more than 60 deaf and hard-of-hearing freelancers across Canada.
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Biggest obstacle overcome: Being agile and making my business grow while facing a highly unpredictable environment when the pandemic hit.
Biggest influences: Dr. Alex Iantaffi, who literally changed my career trajectory. He inspired me to be my best, and showed me what a healthy working environment should look like.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Agility and the team’s mental health and overall well-being truly matters.
Charitable involvement: Canadian Deaf Sports Association
First job: Dishwasher at a cafeteria
Advice I’d give the younger me: Never stop learning, find yourself different types of mentors, stop holding yourself back and enjoy the journey!
Favourite pastime: Kayaking