Experience

In 1983, I arrived in Canada as a landed immigrant after a life-risking journey from Vietnam and 2 refugee camps in Indonesia. 3 years later, I got a part-time job programming computer software while still in grade 10 and learning English as a second language.

All that excitement distracted me from my dream of becoming a school teacher. I enjoyed a rewarding career in information technology, working with public and private organizations across North America.

In 2006, I founded a leadership and management consulting firm.

When 2010 rolled around, I was invited to facilitate leadership and management courses for universities and colleges. My career took another turn, toward my teenage dream of teaching.

These days, I’m delighted to contribute to my community through a mix of executive coaching, leadership training, management consulting, workshop facilitation, and keynote speaking.

Passionate about leadership and innovation, I help leaders build innovative cultures.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  Keynote Speaker
  Workshop Facilitator
  University Instructor
  Corporate Trainer
  Executive Coach
  Management Consultant
  Project Manager
  Business Analyst
  IT Consultant
  Entrepreneur

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

  Director, Marketing & Membership, CAPS Edmonton Chapter
  VP, Marketing & Sponsorship, IIBA Edmonton Chapter
  President, TM4PM Toastmasters Club
  Advisory Member, Business Analysis Extension Certificate, Mount Royal University
  Advisory Member, Business Process Management Extension Certificate, Mount Royal University

CREATIVE EXPERIENCE

√  Virtual Show Producer
  Guitarist
  Keyboardist
  Singer

  Sound Engineer
  Photographer
  Videographer

EDUCATION

  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management
  Project Management Certificate
  Diploma in Computer Systems Technology

CERTIFICATIONS

  Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
  Project Management Professional (PMP)
  Certified Virtual Presenter

PAST CERTIFICATIONS

  Information Systems Professional (ISP)
  Oracle Certified Professional – Database Administrator (OCP DBA)
  Certified PowerBuilder Developer (CPD)

AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)

Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada)

Project Management Institute

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AWARDS

  Received a 2005 Premier’s Award of Excellence for a project I managed at Alberta Environment.
  Received 2 President’s Choice Awards for Excellence at Computronix, an I.T. consulting company.

Confidence is more powerful when mixed with the right dose of humility.