Leadership – Development – Education
Embracing change through positive and creative leadership is the focus of Sandi’s personal and professional life. As a facilitator, she is well known for transmitting messages that are insightful, inspiring, and—most of all—useful. As an experienced public speaker, she provides food for thought while making her audience laugh, a combination that she feels is integral to stress release. She is an energetic and dedicated volunteer and leader within the Greater Sudbury community
Sandi’s passion for wanting to help make the world a better place became a reality when she graduated in 1987 as a Community Social Service worker. For most of her career Sandi worked specifically in the field of Family Violence; first as a Frontline worker and then in prevention and education.
Over the next decade, Sandi discovered and developed her new passion – Leadership. She joined the Leadership Development Program at United Way in 2004 as a Volunteer Trainer and in 2011 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to the program.
She has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2004, and has worked hard to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster Award in 2012 for outstanding accomplishment and leadership excellence.
In 2006 Sandi completed her certification in Basic Facilitation with Rana International.
In 2014, at the TEDx Nickel City event in Sudbury, Sandi was selected to deliver her keynote speech – “3 Small Words” that can help you change your mind.
Last year in 2015, after 4 years of interning and studying, Sandi received her Certification as a Third Party Neutral from the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution in Ottawa. She has discovered her biggest passion yet – Conflict and how to deal with it.
She loves to empower others to SPEAK UP with confidence – wherever you happen to be. Whether at work, at home, at a meeting, in front of a group, in a difficult or sensitive situation, Sandi can bring out the best in you and your team.
Some of her clients include: Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury & District Health Unit, Nipissing First Nations, Laurentian University, BGL Property Management, Matt Thorpe & Associates, Ontario Library Services North.
Sandi has been a member of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce since 2009, and she recently joined the Sudbury Chapter of CARP.