What if every one of us gained the confidence to express ourselves without fear or doubt?
We transform lives.
Louisa brings to the table…
A Global Perspective
Multilingual world traveller
I have travelled the world (50 countries including 46 US states). And I’ve worked in six countries in fast-paced cross-cultural environments, such as the Olympic Games.
For over 25 years, I have served in national and international non-profit organizations, working on boards and teams to solve issues that are very similar to those of Toastmasters.
Documented SOP manual for International Congress team for a Fortune 500 firm.
Wrote convention volunteer guidelines for a national non-profit association.
Upheld Hiring and Employment policies for international call centre. Managed the employee disciplinary process. Developed Customer Service policies.
Joined Toastmasters of Basel in Switzerland in 2002, when the country WAS the area!
Program Quality Director
Toastmaster of the Year
Immediate Past Director
District Zoom Master
Club Sponsor, Mentor, Coach
Years in Non-Profits
More than 2 decades
As a member of eight boards of directors, I’ve learned the difference between operational and strategic planning. I also served as staff for two boards of directors.
Finance / Economics
Managed up to $15M events budget for 70 countries in multiple currencies. Created $20M in budgets for various Olympic clients. Kickstarted economic impact study in Canada on business tourism.
Launched toolkit for strategic meeting management; globalized industry designation.
Co-created National Meeting Industry Day (it’s now Global Meeting Industry Day!).
Set strategic plan for a Canadian charity, conducted CEO review and mitigated their risk management.
Education – Bachelor of Commerce, MBA in Tourism & Hospitality Management, Certified Meeting Professional, Chartered Professional in Human Resources, and DTM.
Senior Project Manager (Conventions)
Training & Communications Specialist
Account Manager (Events)
Call Centre Sales Manager
International Congress Manager
Olympic Program Manager (2010 & 2014)
Business Partner (Human Resources)
Administrative Director (Non-profit)