- Job Title
- Executive Vice-Chair
- Why it Matters
Tell us an interesting fact that we do not know about you Olivia, Do you have a unique talent or hobby?
I nearly pursued my unique talent as a career – in fact; I went so far as to move to France to train in it! I spent my sixteenth year living in Nice, France, studying operatic vocals and earning their State Diploma in the History of Jazz. That year, I experienced Seth Godin`s “Dip Theory” – I realized that I didn`t live and breathe for my art the way my peers did. I hope to find the “thing” that inspires me to become “number one”, but while I`m searching for it you still might catch me absent-mindedly singing a Gershwin standard.
There are many attractive qualities of the program experience. What are you looking forward to completing while in the Telfer Executive MBA Program?
I can hardly wait to get started on the Signature Series of Six Business Consulting Projects! While the faculty and accommodating schedule were significant, this feature is why I chose the Telfer Executive MBA program. I am looking forward to being able to point to the results my Team Sirius18 delivers to our clients as evidence of my capacities as a consultant. Besides – where else can you squeeze a Master’s degree AND two business consulting trips abroad into twenty-one months?
Is there any not-for-profit organizations or clubs which you support? What draws you to this cause?
Community work is my forte. I am fascinated by public good and find inspiration even in my dreariest days in Ottawa`s Impact Hub slogan: #DoGoodBetter. Two of my on-going contributions make me particularly proud; I`m leading the Canadian International Council National Capital Branch strategic review, and my financial literacy organization was recently admitted to Deloitte`s ACT Program. I`m a proud member of the WEF Global Shapers, Equal Voice, IPAC, and WCT. You can find me at events around town that deal with civic education and engagement and open government.