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MaximizingU: Introduction

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Investing in You

This is not your typical leadership course.

It is a life course in Maximizing Your Potential 101.

When designing it, I wanted it to be used as a tool to help transform lives. It contains an assortment of my favourite secrets, tips, and tricks that I have used successfully, and sometimes not so successfully, on my journey.

Most importantly, it was borne out of my learnings from a very busy career as an entrepreneur, a tumultuous term as a politician and exhilarating experience as a wife and mom.


Taking the time to reflect on my background and experiences, I developed a curriculum around the lessons that allowed me to: 

  1. Immigrate to a foreign country at a very young age with my family
  2. Perform exceptionally well in elementary and high school
  3. Fail through university and completely abandon my lifetime career goals
  4. Go back to school, start a company and become an award-winning entrepreneur
  5. Run for elected office, become Parliamentary Secretary to the leader of a G7 country
  6. Write my autobiography, “Can You Hear Me Now”, published by a national publishing company
  7. Live an authentic, purpose filled life, forming a perfect union with my imperfect self.

I want that last point for you, too.

I want to help you on your journey towards living an authentic, purpose filled life. I am not saying that you currently do not have one. But we all, in some way, are striving to be a better version of ourselves today, than we were yesterday.

This course is an investment in you, your organization, your vision and/or your goals. When individual goals are tied to a personal or professional mission, improvements are made to the bottom line, strategic objectives, organizational culture and, most importantly, personal, professional, and emotional development.

Whether you are a student, executive, entrepreneur, stay at home parent, we all have goals we want to achieve.

I can see clearly now

The aim of this course is to focus on what you can do now to bring clarity to your goals.

It is not about what happened yesterday, or what can happen in the future (although we will draw from real stories and experiences in our past to complete the exercises).

This program is about owning all your strengths, weaknesses, flaws and skills to get closer to a more innovative, passionate and purposeful you, in the present.

In the end, it is my hope that you will come to realize that this journey is less about the tangible “goal” and more about personal transformation. 

Let’s talk neuroplasticity

Do not worry! We are not about to embark on a neurology course.

I just want you to know that our brains have the capacity and capability to grow and change. So, anyone who is underperforming can learn to be one of the strongest performers, with just a little help. You can learn new skills, languages or simply how to overcome the fear that is keeping you moving forward or changing your life.

When you challenge a person where they are skilled, their brains grow, like a muscle. When they are overwhelmed beyond their capacity to cope, it is bad for the brain. However, increasing confidence, increases performance, while chronic fear and/or a toxic work environment decreases performance. With a little help, we can all use fear and challenges to connect the dots between skills and personal or organizational goals until achieving them become effortless.

That does not mean that you do not have to do the work! A certain degree of dedication is required to maintain authenticity and live a purpose filled life. I cannot do that for you.

You are in the driver’s seat.

Start Driving

That being said, it is obvious that this course does not contain all the answers. And that is a good thing, because that is not the intended purpose.

No one can find the right answers for you to fix you or your problems. Only you can do that. This workbook is here to help guide YOU to the right solutions for YOU.

Let’s be honest, if you are reading this, there is something going on in your life that you want to change. Something is happening which is forcing you to pause and take stock of your surroundings, to find some degree of authenticity and be more centred. It could be a life transition, an opportunity that you want to be prepared for, that little voice in your head telling you that you are stuck in a rut or a challenge that you want to overcome. Something is going on in your life that does not feel quite right and does not add up.

Whatever it is, you are here because you are seeking guidance.

I want you to know that that is ok. It is ok to feel uneasy about life and the hurdles you need to jump over. It is ok to seek truth and know that you are not perfect. It is ok to be present enough in your consciousness to allow yourself to look at your life, that hurdle or challenge, and deny it any authority, change its position, or leave it there and accept it.

Whatever you decide, if you are making an intentional decision about it, know that you will be ok.

My experiences have made me stronger and I want the same for you.