Cinderella & Success with the WXN Top 100
Conversations with the Top 100
By Camille BoivinDecember 3, 2012
I bet when I say “Cinderella” you think of a fresh young Â woman in a flowing gown, headed to the ball to claim her prince. I think of the Disney version, where she’s deck out in blue and has that perfectly flawless skin that only cartoon princesses can manage. Â But here’s what you can’t forget: These fairytale stories represent us. We are Cinderella.
Well, have you ever had dreams? Have you ever had a vision? Have you ever had a ‘fairy godmother’, mentor or sponsor? Have you ever faced down personal dragons or vanquished external evil step-mothers (i.e. challenges).
Now here’s the BIG NEWS!
This Thursday, December 5th 2012, Sister Leadership is headed to the ultimate ball where countless women have lived their own storybook tales of success; a gala filled with modern-day fairy godmothers, modern-day champions, and modern-day heroines. It’s the 2012 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Gala.
Now how’s that for an invitation you cannot resist?Â From cocktail mingling, the gala doors opening, award presentations, key note speakers (including Bonnie Brookes, President & CEO of the Hudson Bay Company, Anne-Marie Mediwake, News Anchor for CBC News Toronto, and Jeanne Beker, Host of Bell Media’s FashionTelevisionChannel), and being in a room filled with women who are blow-your-mind accomplished, this is going to be an event of inspiration. And I’ll be there sussing out stories for you – interviewing some of Canada’s most powerful women, and bringing back their experience of having dreams, fighting dragons, conquering towers and rising to the top.
So stayed turned for some fascinating interviews and life lessons – from the WXN Top 100 winners now and across the past decade. Â We’ll be learning about mentoring, sponsorship, risk taking, and overcoming barriers. With experiences like these women can offer, you don’t want to miss our upcoming posts.
And yes, I’m full-up excited for this event! Â See you there if you’re attending (let’s connect via #WXNTOP100 and #WXNÂ on Twitter – I’m @Sisterleadshp). Keep an eye out for the lady who wants to know: if you were a storybook character, who would you be?
(For everyone reading this post, that question goes to you as well. If you were a storybook character, who would you choose to be? And why? Comments welcome!)
Title: Certified Executive Coach, ACC
Organization: Sister Leadership
Camille Boivin transitioned from 30 years of corporate sales and marketing experience to one with more entrepreneurial spirit. In 2009/2010, she reached top sales recognition by achieving 49% growth in multi-million dollar advertising buys at our nationâ€™s #1 daily newspaper, The Ottawa Citizen. As she creates a space to be more curious about life, she is coaching extraordinary women leaders in entrepreneurship, mid-management and senior executive positions. Transformational coaching consists of mind, body and purpose shifts, which is supported by focusing on building on strengths. Ms. Boivin's clients are leaders in healthcare, client relationship management, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer. Ms. Boivin is a graduate of the Royal Roads Executive coach training program and possess 30 years of experience in the corporate sales and marketing. She is a certified practitioner of EQ 2.0 and DISC. As a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, she facilitates workshops on how to better communicate with others as well as to seek clarity for what we want in life. She is a trained facilitator of DISC, Legacy Leadership and Coaching Out-of-the-Box. Ms. Boivin's top five values are: courage, empathy, confidence, community and wellness. What she brings to the co-creation coaching process is a very safe space to dive into bigger issues both personally and professionally, starting with business challenges and, when the client is ready, moving away from strategies into our belief system. Purpose fuels her courage as she has transitioned, as many do, from a fiery point of disease to one of extraordinary health. She has been through the eye of the needle and returned with more energy and resilience than ever before.