Do you have small-town roots but big dreams? Are you ready to shake up your career but struggle to overcome obstacles? This week's special guest is the awe-inspiring Patricia Fortier. Born in a small town in Manitoba, Patricia's dreams were far from small. Her journey took her to the Foreign Service to the board of a Canadian Green Tech company.
This episode reaches far beyond career transitions as Patricia takes listeners on a remarkable journey of leadership, loss, and reflection. Patricia delves into personal growth and resilience in facing life's biggest challenges, including navigating her husband's ALS diagnosis and her own battle with cancer. Patricia shares the invaluable life lessons learned, the importance of support systems, and how these experiences have shifted her perspective on life. Patricia's story offers valuable insights into resilience and the pursuit of purpose. It inspires listeners to reevaluate their priorities, embrace life's fleeting beauty, and find strength in the face of adversity. Further key points throughout include:
An introduction to Patricia Fortier
Career steppingstones and navigating the 9/11 aftermath
Professional highlights: promoting a referendum in the Dominican Republic
Coping with health events and making the decision to retire
The power of a support system network
A silver lining to the Covid-19 global pandemic
Advice for leaders navigating through difficult times
"Sometimes you just have to take a decision that will change your life, or somebody else's life. And so I took a decision." – Patricia Fortier.
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