Multiple Aspects of Being a Leader

Multiple Aspects of Being a Leader

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” ~Sam Walton Deanna Ford has a history of leadership positions. And while the activities vary, the belief in supporting her team remains consistent throughout. Prior to moving to Thunder Bay, Deanna was a Sergeant in the Canadian Forces Reserves for over 20 years. For nine of those years, she held the position of Band Master (conductor), with 45 volunteer musicians under her leadership. Members’ ages ran through eight generations. Deanna says, “As a leader, you take...
A Leader Out of the Spotlight

A Leader Out of the Spotlight

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." - Jack Layton The Communications Director for Blue Sky Healing Centre, Cynthia Nault is fluent in multiple cultural languages. Often working behind the scenes, she acts as a bridge both between people and between varying cultural perceptions. Cynthia Nault is Anishnaabekwe and is from the Wolverine Clan. Her family is from Lake Helen First Nation. She was born in Sudbury and lives in Thunder Bay. She speaks of the vision for...
Giannina Veltri, Women in Politics Leader

Giannina Veltri, Women in Politics Leader

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~Vivian Greene Giannina Veltri models the act of stepping up to her students. She both trusts in and encourages their growth. She has been working in the field of Travel since 1975, and began teaching Travel and Tourism at Confederation College in 1995. She bestows passion onto her students, that they may fulfil their own dreams and goals.As the Program Coordinator she Giannina refers to the students as her life. She stands as their mom on trips, as well as a counsellor, teacher, and...
Women In Politics Leader – Judith Monteith-Farrell

Women In Politics Leader – Judith Monteith-Farrell

Judith Monteith-Farrell, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, defines Leadership as “bringing out the best in people and situations. Leadership is the ability to connect. As a feminist, I believe that often leadership should be shared.” She made the choice to run for office in the hopes that the NDP would form a government and take its vision forward. She looked to an environmental focus, health care & reviewing its funding formulas, & securing social programs – dental & pharma-care. She feels that the role that is missing in a lot of public services is a person to navigate, to guide others...
Cheryl Fort – Women In Politics Leader

Cheryl Fort – Women In Politics Leader

Cheryl Fort is a Servant Leader. She would not require anyone on her team to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. Her most important role is building up others and cheering on their achievements. Mayor of the Township of Hornepayne, Cheryl Fort stands for the betterment of her community. After attending meetings, she ran for a vacancy on Town Council and her commitment continued to grow from that point. Cheryl has sat on the Library Board. She ran the Community Christmas Party for 7 years; entailing gifts, clowns, a colouring contest, and Santa Claus, all in an accessible space with...
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