My life has been dedicated to Arts in many forms. As a young woman, I enjoyed writing poetry in both English and French. A collection of my French poetry was compiled into a book and, I’m thrilled to say, is being negotiated for publication at this time.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montreal, I continued on to get my Masters in Education. Although I longed to immerse myself in art, I found myself instead in “the real world” where I worked at various corporations in Human Resource Management for over 25 years.
It was during that time that I created a program called Brain Compatible™ Leadership, originally developed for a doctorate and presented to 122 organizations nationwide. The program will be at one point available as book – compares Lao Tzu versus Napoleon. It explores how the reptilian brain motivates us in the workplace and teaches the art of leading by allowing rather than controlling. Although Brain Compatible™ Leadership isn’t a sculpture, painting or poetry, I consider it one of my best works of art.
Yet my yearning for the creative arts never diminished. Even while going to school, maintaining a full time job, a marriage and raising a beautiful daughter, I found a way to carve out just a bit of time to stay connected to my art. These past couple of years, however, I have been able to fully dedicate myself to my passion: Painting. I thought moving back to Montreal meant that I was coming home; but really, it’s the empty canvas that has finally allowed me to come home to myself.