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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Journey with Heather


y Journey with Heather
 
I recently spent the last few days in Ottawa with some amazing leaders. I was there for a conference, and it was an opportunity to meet some of my old friends that I haven’t seen for a while. It was also a well needed change of scenery which came at the right time for me.
 
She was one of my mentors about twelve years ago when I came to Canada. Heather and the other mentors I had took the young boy I was and turned him into a man. I admired Heather so much for her tough skin and her “whatever it takes” attitude. She was an inspiration to me.
 
In 2009, we lost track of each other and we did not keep in touch.
 
Years had past without knowing Heather’s whereabouts. So it was a pleasant surprise when earlier this year I received an e-mail from her asking me if we could meet up. I immediately agreed. I was really looking forward to meeting her after so many years without seeing each other. We had a lot of things to catch up on.
 
Our first meeting was a delight. We laughed so much while talking about our years in business together and our numerous trips to the US.
 
She told me about her passion to help young women who went through numerous abuses. She had been mentoring a number of them, and now she wanted to do it in a more formal way. She asked me if I would help her. How could I refuse such an offer? A few months later,” Mirror Mirror Women Mentoring Program” was born.
 
“Mirror Mirror Women Mentorship Program” is a Not-For-Profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The idea of creating the organization was born out of the need to empower women particularly those who have been victims of sexual, physical, cultural and emotional abuse, and who face a number of challenges with their self-esteem and self-condemnation.

I haven’t seen anybody as determined as Heather. She is out there meeting people, working tirelessly to make her dream come true. It is a true honour to work with her.

This is my shout out to all of you who would like to make a difference in young women lives; Heather needs your help.  Heather is the real deal. Reach out to her, partner with her and you will never regret it.
Moral of the story? Do you want to make a difference with Heather, just contact her and you will laugh a lot while making an impact.
 
Always a pleasure
 
Patrick
The Journeyman.
 
 
    

1 comment:

  1. Hey Patrick, it looks like Heather's passion is aligned with mine. How can I contact her?

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