Adrian Wong was born and raised in Nanaimo. He loves to travel, work, volunteer and eat across the globe. Over the past few years, he lived in Shenzhen to work for a startup company developing an energy efficient smart home platform. He would love to share his experience to those who ask. Within 24 hours of attending a Toastmaster Open House event, He found a club to join in D96 and is currently the Chair for the D96 Toastmasters Conference.
Ann McDowall is an engineer, a parent, a diver and a textile artist, currently working in physical asset management. She enjoys helping others succeed, whether at work or beyond.
Her availability varies from week to week as she has a husband and two children, it’s quite variable as it depends on her commitments at work; sometimes she can be very flexible, other times less so! For now, she is only available for online presentations at present due to Covid-19.
April Soon, DTM, joined Toastmasters in March 1992. She is passionate about the art of evaluation and believes that learning this valuable skill can transform any speaker into an excellent presenter and leader. She credits Toastmasters with giving her the confidence to successfully perform stand-up comedy -- she loves to make people laugh!
Charito Kaay's Toastmasters journey started in June 2019. As an enthusiastic Toastmaster, she has enjoyed working on her leadership skills and learning the art of inspiring stories. She is a business entrepreneur whose background is in environmental contamination and remediation, who now lends her expertise helping others incorporate a healthy, toxin-free lifestyle.
She is the current President of Declarations Toastmasters, VP Education of Community Impact Speakers, and Area Director of N77.
Charles Lai is a business owner for over 8 years, Charles has:
-Speaking and presenting from small groups to large businesses of 4 digits audience
-Started in hospitality moving to retail and then management then finance
-In the process developed strategic leadership and inspire others to move towards a cause
-Mentor and train others in business how to build personal credibility
Dai Manuel is a super dad of two teen daughters, dating his wife for over 20 years, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality. After overcoming obesity as a teen, living with a life-threatening auto-immune condition, and battling addictions, he finds himself on a mission to positively impact one million role models worldwide to lead FUNctionally fit lives, mentally and physically, through education, encouragement, and community.
Experienced Director of Procurement with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Commodity Risk Management, Business Planning, Soft Commodities, and Export. Strong purchasing professional with a Bachelor of Management focused in International Management from The University of Lethbridge.
SAA of Earth Aware Toastmasters. Member since DEC 2017.
David has been a member of Toastmasters since 2019. He joined to finally be able to speak in public without being so darn scared. But he's already noticed some bonuses such as getting rid of his crutch words and his stutter, and learning how to play the violin. He's still hoping to be able to think on his feet even though he never had that skill before.
Introducing Dawn Miller, DTM PID
Dawn Miller is a professional speaker, trainer and coach. She has enjoyed working with a variety of private companies, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and individuals to enhance their communication effectiveness. Dawn specializes in helping clients to clearly articulate their needs, set goals and develop plans to achieve them. She uses practical tools and techniques for moving forward confidently and quickly. Dawn finds small group coaching can often be an effective approach to develop support and accountability.
Daya is an Information Technology and Project Management leader with work and consultancy experience in Canada, USA, Sri Lanka, Greece, and South Korea encompassing Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) software, Banking, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, eCommerce Retail, and Education industries for more than 20 years. He has operational level to executive level work experience.
Having spent over 20 years in the information technology field, Hector Wong has discovered that it's not just about the technology, rather it's about the people. Whether it's health, finance, or government, Hector has been able to create and lead successful teams in every organization he has been in.
I have been in Toastmasters since the last millennium. I joined in 1991. I am the Area director of Area 92 currently. I am a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and I am working on the second one. I already finished one pathway, I am in the middle of my second pathway and I am starting a third one.
I have had the confident communicator award 12 times. I served on every executive position at the club level. I had been the Area Governor 4 years ago. 6 years ago in 2014 I started losing my sight and I became legally blind.
Father & Husband, Brother & Friend, I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I am a business development, sales, and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience, spanning PR, Online Video, and Technology sales in the agency, start-up, small business, and corporate environments. I am currently in charge of growing business with BBTV in the Arab Markets, promoting and supporting content creators on YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. I also speak 3 languages: English, French, and Arabic
Lise Minovitz, has been a Toastmaster since 2000. She joined Toastmasters while working in the publishing industry in the New York City area. She has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, writer, and editor in Taiwan and the US. She is currently a self-employed writer, editor, and project manager, with a focus on English language teaching materials for adult learners.
For more information about Lise, please visit her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/liseminovitz/
Lucy De Pieri Ph.D., DCH., is a classical homeopath and a teacher of homeopathy. In the past she used to be a research scientist and a lecture. Lucy has joined Toast Masters in October 2018 and recently enjoyed completing Level 5 of the Dynamic leadership Pathways. In 2019 she run several training classes to make sure all the members of her TM club were introduced to Pathways.
With her words:
Public speaking and Training has been my passion since I joined Toastmasters International in 2012. Wining Club, Area and Divisional contests and the motivation and guidance I received from my mentors laid the foundation for my journey as a speaker.
I have conducted numerous corporate Training sessions through Toastmasters International and I take great pride in helping people be a better version of themselves.
I currently work as a Financial Services Representative with seven years of experience in the Finance industry.
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Veronica Armstrong is an effective communications consultant and lawyer.
Veronica is a highly regarded speaker and has led several workshops on various topics. She was named BC Toastmaster of the Year in 2013 for her role in helping corporate clubs optimize Toastmasters communications and leadership programs in their workplaces.