I have always had the mindset of a career that had purpose and meaning, and which impacted lives of others. I currently enjoy such a leadership position within the industry of Financial Services. Although I live in Canada where my career path started with Sun Life Financial, my knowledge and experience has led my career to a leadership role in the U.S.
About my company
The company I work for and represent is, Sun Life Financial, a financial services company providing financial planning, life insurance, health insurance like employee benefits and group plans including life, disability, dental, investments and more.
I chose this career path because
I chose this career path because it offered me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others that is very meaningful to them.
I prepared for this career by
I prepared for this career path through my years of hard work, experience, and learning about all of the health products we offered which brings value to the clients we serve.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
The biggest challenge I have overcome is embracing change and sharing reason to the U.S. market that is different in the Canadian market. Also, finding work/life balance between family and career.
My greatest strength(s)
My greatest strength is being a good listener and value of my years of experience & knowledge in the financial service industry.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accomplishment is in my prior leadership roles for putting my stamp my organizational skills and turning projects around for the better. The great enthusiasm I brought into my leadership roles have impacted the whole team effort. As a woman in today's world, I attribute my success to my positive outlook in life. I always say that you will have a good outcome, both in your personal and business life, when you think positively. I am very optimistic, which results in my being consistent in my life.
My personal/professional goals
My professional goals include the consideration of retirement possibly, at end of this year but, will continue to contribute on my own time and schedule. I also have other opportunities I am considering for myself, after retirement.
What/Who has inspired me the most
I have always been inspired to by bringing fresh new perspectives to my business in the Disability Income field which impacts so many.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I most want to be remembered as putting a stamp and leaving a footprint on caring for the health of others.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
I participate in my High School Alumni organization with the Toronto, Canada Chapter.
I have received the following Honors/Awards/Scholarships
I am honored to be the architect of, Work Is Healthy, a campaign initiated at Sun Life Financial.
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
I support the charitable mission of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and participate in fundraising. I also participate in The United Way.
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy spending time with my 3 grandsons every chance I get, who live in Chicago, IL.