What’s on your bedside table right now?
Right now, on my bedside table, I’ve got:
- A bright lamp; I do a lot of bedtime reading
- An alarm clock; I wake up at 5:30 every morning, so this is imperative
- Two Books:
- I AM THAT, Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
- How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by Dale Carnegie. A thoughtful gift from my mom
How do you manage stress (i.e. sports, exercise, and meditation)?
My best stress relief, and in fact, the best part of my day, is “Morning Huggies” with my eight year old daughter. Five minutes of undivided attention on her and the stress melts away!
What is the most significant thing you’ve learned at Ivey?
The most significant thing I’ve learnt at Ivey, so far, has to do with my potential. I’ve proven to myself that I am capable of accomplishing far more than I ever thought I could. By stretching myself and demanding more, I am evolving quickly and blowing through potential that I didn’t know I had. I can take on challenges that life, work and school throws at me with grace and determination. Through the ups and downs of this journey, I’ve been unstoppable. This discovery will be with me throughout my entire life.
What’s been the most surprising aspect of the Executive MBA journey to date?
The Executive MBA is structured to uncover strengths and to expose areas to improve as it relates to Leadership. In my journey, I’ve been surprised how I show up as a leader in working with my learning team, my individual work, how I honor commitments and how I execute under stressful circumstances. There are areas of Leadership where I thought I was strong, and now I see what work to do, and who to learn from to become a much stronger, more powerful leader.