You don’t need a title for a leader,” Co chair of the Spark! Leadership Conference, Judy Kucharuk said. “You can be a leader at your school, you’re a leader at home… We’re all leaders in our own way.”
There’s a wide range of speakers and topics being discussed at the conference. To name a few, Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac are the hosts of Leap Start – The Essential Conference Opener.
Robyn Guidon is the leader of ‘What’s Your Blind Spot’, an open dialogue discussion with the goal of exposing weaknesses in an individual which may hold them back from reaching their full potential.
Amy Deagale from Calgary is also a keynote speaker, hosting ‘Purpose, Passion and Possibility (in a Small Town)’, discussing the possibilities for woman in small towns who are looking to start a business.
The most highly anticipated guest is Pamela Martin, Director of Engagement and Liasion to B.C. Premier Christy Clark, and a former television news anchor and reporter.
Martin says for woman to be leaders, they should taking “a leap of faith” and become “a major player” within their community. Martin gives examples of the many risks she had taken in her own career.
“I had to take a leap of faith and just hope that this would work out and either I would sink or I would swim,” Martin explains. “….most of the time for me the risk paid off and it actually allowed me to expand, to grow, accomplish and allowed me to do thing I never dreamed I could do.”
The conference is in partnership with North Peace Economic Development Commission.