Guest speaking

Man, Can She Sell!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Guest speaking

Man, Can She Sell!

Man, Can She Sell! Women who know a lot about selling, sharing skills we can all use is an event hosted by the Sales Professionals of Ottawa.   I have been invited to be part of this panel and am looking forward to sharing my “Sales” story. Thinking back to my career, pre Virtual EyeSee, I did go by the title of Account Manager at one point. I really enjoyed that part of my career and I learnt a lot. It was not a typical sales role and I got to understand how companies develop, build, market and sell their products to their customers. This really got me to look beyond the...

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#MakeItHappen – A Conversation with Mina Lux

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Guest speaking

I had the pleasure of being on a panel with Mina Lux, a University of Ottawa Alumni. We spoke about her career from student to successful tech entrepreneur. Her lessons learned and the challenge ahead as she works on her next startup.   The room was packed with the crowd eager to hear her words of wisdom. Kaleigh has summarized what she had to say....

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Big Ideas for Better Business

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Events, Guest speaking

Big Ideas for Better Business

Later this week Carleton University will be launching AUCC’s national the Open Doors, Open Knowledge 2014 events. I am excited to be one of the panelists and hope to share my entrepreneurial journey with the audience. It will be co-hosted by Paul Davidson, President of AUCC, Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University. An opening breakfast will be followed by a panel of Carleton’s top student and faculty entrepreneurs who will showcase the impact of partnerships with small- and...

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From Idea to App

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Guest speaking

Every year during National Engineering Week I would go out to the schools and talk about engineering. I would try to break down what I do at work into an engaging activity that the kids could participate in. The hope was to take something very specialized and explain it in a way they could understand. As time went on and I moved to different jobs I never got around to updating my contact info. on this list or maybe this program was cancelled. Either way it has been a long time since I was at a school speaking to young children. On June 13th I will get the opportunity again to speak to some...

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Social Media and Apps – Essential tools to finding your dream job

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Guest speaking

In a few months students at Algonquin College will be done with their courses and final exams. They will finally be out there in the real world and if all goes well they will have their dream job. The reality is not so rosy and for every job posted there are a few hundred equally talented individuals looking for the same job. The trick is to get out there and be noticed. I will be speaking about how to leverage social media and apps to do just this. I will be speaking about Personal Branding Creating & Building Your Network Research Opportunities Prepare For The Interview Be...

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Fair Chance Ottawa and Social Media

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Events, Guest speaking

I am very excited to be part of something new and exciting, Fair Chance Ottawa. The goal of this group is to attractt and encourage high-quality candidates for this fall´s municipal election in Ottawa. Here’s what I am talking about. “who says you need conventional media to get your message out? Look at the Obama campaign. Online and social media and how you can make them work for you” I hope to inspire the future councillors of Ottawa to take advantage of Social Media and the open source tools to communicate effectively and make a...

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