Birthplace: Cambridge, UK
Company: Keynote Group helps organizations find, ensure fit and retain top talent.
Education: Bachelor of science in psychology, University of Birmingham (2001)
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Charitable involvement: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Family Enterprise Xchange
Biggest biz achievement: Keynote Group being named one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies by OBJ in 2018.
Biggest biz obstacle: Making the tough decisions to exit two of the original partners in Keynote Group.
Biggest influence: My husband and business partner, James. He makes me be the best version of myself and ensures that we are always moving forward and trying new things.
Biggest lesson learned: That you cannot do it all yourself. You need to build an incredible team around you in order to fully achieve your potential.
First job: Delivering newspapers
Advice I’d give the younger me: Set massive goals that make you think past your current reality.
What’s left to do: Professionally, to see how successful we can make Keynote Group. Personally, to raise our two boys to become well-rounded, respectful individuals.
Favourite pastime: Running
I’m currently reading: The Long Road to Boston by Mark Sutcliffe
Favourite movie: Harry Potter – all of them.
Favourite song: Human by The Killers
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Ottawa Bluesfest
Preferred social media platforms: Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram