Why do I want to serve as an International Director?
I believe in Toastmasters! We lead the world’s most effective, cost efficient and enjoyable way to build and practice leadership & communication skills.
I enjoy supporting & working on the business side of fun. It takes hard work, dedication, interest & desire to look beyond the program, personalities & histories that make up the current state of an organization. I do that as a leader with the focus on the big picture and long view.
Toastmasters must evolve as an organization to reach its worldwide potential, penetrate mature markets & retain members; the Board needs to explore nontraditional alternatives. I always enjoy looking for the new way, working with a great team & being a part of the process of growth & change.
With 25 years of professional, volunteer and Toastmasters experience, I have a broad skill base and tools that I want to use to help Toastmasters continue to be "Where Leaders Are Made". I have used Strategic Thinking in multiple ways in my career. This included when I helped create a new product line and actively refreshing the brand for a retirement community. If all our Clubs are Distinguished, every member receives a quality Toastmasters experience & our Toastmasters brand stands for quality communication & leadership training. Toastmasters International launched a major Brand Refresh in 2010. As a Brand Ambassador, I have the privilege to advance this effort and a resource to help understand how things have changed. I believe in and personally act upon the Guiding Principles of our Five Year Strategic Plan. Members fully support Board actions when they know what the Board is doing. This includes knowing the Board is fully debating all points of view. I will champion Transparency of Board activities.