‘Girls Night In’ 2013

Last year, I had the honor of speaking at a girls night in event, raising money for Plan Canada and the “Because I Am A Girl” Campaign. I was invited back to be this years key note speaker. At the event, I presented my 5 step goal setting program that I created. 

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This event is held for girls of the Jewish Community School here in Ottawa, and their moms or female family members. It was great to go back this year, see some familiar faces and some new ones too!

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They hosted a Zumba class again this year, and unfortunately I don’t think my dancing skills have improved any. It is always lots of fun dance and goof around with the girls. It was awesome to see all the moms dancing too.

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My presentation needed to be updated after my experiences in Spain. I was extremely proud to share all my new stories. A lot of the girls had remembered me from last year so they were very curious. I made a powerpoint to display some of my new pictures and videos from Spain and my journey leading up to it.

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The girls were ranged from grades 4-6. I love this age group! They are full of ambition, curiosity, sass, and attentiveness. I was extremely impressed with all their questions. They were very well thought out and were about things I love to talk about.

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I enjoyed the fact that the moms were part of the audience for my presentation. They were just as engaged with lots of questions as well!

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I brought my medals with me and the girls all wanted to try them on and take pictures. It was a highlight for me to see the sparkle in their eyes, just how like I was when I was their age.

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Giving these presentations is one of my favorite things in the world to do. It brings me such pleasure to share my story, and learn about others. A huge part of my presentation is encouraging people to be dream enablers for others. Helping others achieve their goals can be the most special feelings in the world. I encourage everyone to be dream enablers and help others become all they can be. It can be as simple as a compliment to give them the courage to try, or simply giving them the feeling that someone believes in them.