As a long-time member of Toastmasters, I’ve had a front row seat to the truly miraculous transformations it can ignite. Toastmasters is where people find their confidence, and that goes beyond our organization – it changes our relationships, our careers, and our communities. When we can express ourselves without fear or doubt, it changes lives.
For over 25 years, I have served on boards with international, national, and local non-profit associations to solve issues similar to those of Toastmasters: membership retention/growth, financial sustainability, member experience, technology, leadership succession, and education programs. I work best on teams at the strategic level, co-creating effective processes and innovative programs, and then implementing them.
A good ambassador for Toastmasters is culturally aware; I have been fortunate to travel to 50 countries and have visited many clubs (in person and virtually) around the globe.
As a District Director on the frontlines during COVID, we all pivoted to respond to the massive changes for our members. I think it is critical to have a grass-roots perspective represented in the discussions of how we move forward at Toastmasters.
My why is simple: I have the time, the energy, and the passion to make a meaningful contribution to the Board… to set the stage for Toastmasters to be successful for another 100 years!