As founder of Indigenous Link, I have dedicated the last two decades developing ‘Bridge Building’ strategies to enhance communication to Indigenous communities. Commitment, understanding, community support, respect, trust, and then nurturing those relationships has been at the forefront of my philosophy. This ‘Bridge Building’ approach has resulted in driving positive change by helping our partners design and deliver culturally sensitive and relevant information to Indigenous leaders, decision-makers, and community members across Canada.
During my 21 years with Indigenous Link, I have been directly involved in designing custom inclusion strategies for hundreds of Canada’s largest corporations, organizations, and Government departments. These inclusion strategies have been applied to a wide range of disciplines including employment, education, training, scholarships, events, surveys, studies, and focus groups.
Since 1999, Indigenous Link has evolved, however, the underlying principle remains the same. Organizations need to make connections on many levels before people will accept your message. It’s all about building trust and telling your inclusion story, it must relevant, authentic, compelling, and consistent. A well told story will lead to long-term Indigenous relationships that will add value across all areas of your business.
I received post-secondary education in Ontario (CAN) and in Minnesota (USA) and majored in marketing and advertising and have multiple certifications in both professional and personal development areas.
As a life-long student, I continue to focus on expanding my skills in leadership, communications, public speaking, sales, marketing, human resources, diversity & inclusion, customer service, social media, and analytics.
As a teacher, I deliver daily personal development workshops designed to help individuals build ‘High Performance’ Habits.