I give workshops on Health and Wellness. I mentor presenters on audience engagement, update workshops. I am on three advisory committees, The Mayors' Roundtable, The Advisory Council for the Senior Advocate, and The POCO Seniors Advocacy Team. I also write, play golf, badly, and enjoy life.
at The Wilson Centre Seniors Advisory Association
October 2019 - at Present
Our Society is focused on making recommendations and giving advice to the Port Coquitlam Community centre’s coordinator, on all programs and policies that affect Seniors in Port Coquitlam.
Workshop Creator, Facilitator and Trainer
at Seniors Helping Seniors Health and Wellness Institute
September 2015 - at Present
COSCO Health and Wellness Institute is a not for profit that has, since 2007, provided over 2,300 workshops to over 43,000 seniors free of charge, on health and wellness issues. We offer 41 workshops that focus on providing information and links to resources. Here are the top ten workshops we deliver: Memory and Aging, Fraud and Scams, Personal Planning, Falls Prevention, Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Navigating Health Care, Wills, and Estates, Social Connectedness, Dealing with Stress, Staying fit at Home.
at Professional Associates
January 1986 - June 2017
Consulting on varies issues surrounding retirement and life planning
at SHARE Family & Community Services Society
June 2006 - June 2014
Served as a Board member and as an Executive member. Since 1972, SHARE, a registered, non-profit charity, has provided services to help connect, engage, and strengthen individuals and families in the Tri-Cities, Anmore, and Belcarra. SHARE’s services touch over 60,000 people in the Tri-Cities area annually.
Teacher and Helping teacher
at Surrey School District
September 1973 - September 2013
Helping Teacher (District Staff) responsibilities included curriculum building and administrative responsibilities for Business, Education, Pre-Employment Programs, Career Development, Career Preparation and Work Experience programs . Teacher of Business Education, Art, Science, Math, Person Planning and Cooperative Education, English as a Second Language Learning Support Specialist. and Teacher on Call. I also served as a Department Head for Business Education, and Cooperative Education and Personal Planning
Area Chair Curriculum and Instruction
at University of Phoenix
September 2000 - December 2012
Responsibilities include aiding the MAED Community Education Liaison officer in developing and maintaining relationships in the education community and to build the reputation of the MAED program in B.C. I also taught in the Masters of Education Program, the Masters of Business Administration Program and the Undergraduate degree program
Director of Education And Training
at MicroSkill Solutions Inc
October 1997 - January 1999
Responsibilities included: Development of the formatting, writing and layout of Training Manuals. Creating lesson plans produced by the Company Creating an Introduction to the Educational version of the Manuals Creation and Delivery of a three-hour seminar for the introduction of Software The delivery of six-hour training classes on the Software Creation, writing and delivery of a Three Day Training Program for Training Partners The creation, writing and editing six-hour training programs for all Products Assisting the Company in the development of an Educational Links for the Web Page developed for the Company to market Products, Seminars and Training Creating and following through on the development of a marketing strategy and training approach to educators.
at Ministry of Education
June 1995 - September 1996
Responsible for leading curriculum writing teams that wrote the following curriculum Information Technology K to 7 Information Technology 8 to 12,, Applied Academics 11, Business Education. K to 7, Business Education 9 to 12, Law 12, and Economics 12
Masters of Educational Technology
at City University
1994 - 1996 (2 years) British Columbia
at Simon Fraser University
1972 - 1973 (1 year) British Columbia
Bachelor of Economics and Commerce
at Simon Fraser University
1965 - 1969 (4 years) British Columbia
Coach, Mentor, Online store owner, looking for fun, challenging, interesting people who are close to or are thinking about transitioning to retirement. I can help!
43 years of teaching experience, working at high school, and junior high school, as well as experience at the District and Provincial level, give me an understanding of the needs of teachers and students.
Knowledge and keywords