The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
― Marcel Proust
My formative years were spent as the daughter of a Canadian diplomat in the Foreign Service. My family lived abroad for many years in the capital cities of India, France, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, and Trinidad & Tobago.
It was during this time that I acquired my bilingual skill, cultural sensitivity, and a deep appreciation for many forms of artistic expression. I returned to Canada as a teenager and later pursued my design education in Ottawa.
I feel that spending my girlhood immersed in the creative atmosphere of diverse cultures led to my choice of design, psychology and creativity as my combined career path. Over the years I have explored a variety of media, including architectural light, pottery, photography, painting, doll making and jewellery design.
I still love travelling because it always brings new perspectives and insights. I consider life, however, to be a gift we all travel through.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty; there is no end to adventures. Starting with our senses, why not explore it fully?
When coaching or facilitating I see myself as an expedition leader, an equal with a unique set of talents and experiences that can help a fellow traveller in their journey.
Each experience is a process that leads to another.
Live fully • Love wholeheartedly • Light the way.
Louise Lalande, whom I have known for well over twenty years, and have worked with for approximately two years, is one of the most professional and responsible people that I know. She is passionate about and strongly committed to her work, very creative, and very well organized. She is highly skilled and has broad interests in additional areas related to her work, which allow her to apply her professional skills to a wide variety of fields. In addition, she is extremely friendly and personable, which allows her to amplify and build on her skills when working in large groups and teams.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
— Ernest Hemingway
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
— Cliffton Fadiman