Celebrating International Women’s Day!
"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on."
As a women-owned business, we are constantly humbled and inspired by the incredible women that we have the honour of working with, on our team, our amazing clients and in the community. Thank you for all the love and support, it means the world!
In celebration of International Women's Day, we asked our team to share what it means to them to be a leader in the community.
Michelle Meckling, Owner, Certified Athletic Therapist
Open. Aware. Knowledge. This is how I approach my life and my profession. I am always looking for the opportunity to engage others in my community in order to build a connected network of professionals dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our greater community. Empowerment, knowledge and inclusion are foundational principals that help guide me aid in honing my own beliefs and character.
If you want to lead make sure you look around you to see if others are with you...
Favourite Quote: From my Favourite Book:
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho,
Sarah Black, Owner, Certified Athletic Therapist
To me, being a leader in the community means having integrity and following through with my commitments. It means having the courage to have tough conversations and to stand up for what I believe in. Finding ways to give back and bring people together for the greater good. It means acknowledging that everyone has a story and taking the time to listen and meet them where they are at. Practicing empathy, showing compassion and being kind. This also takes a lot of self-reflection and the commitment to learn, grow and be better every day.
"But what if I fall? Oh, my darling, what if you fly?" - Erin Hanson
Janine Kondas, Certified Athletic Therapist
Leadership from an Athletic Therapist can come in various forms whether you're on the sideline/bench working on athletes or when you're working in the clinic with some of your clients. What your clients and athletes want to see from you as their Athletic Therapist is leadership and really all they are saying is they want clear communication to help them perform more efficiently or effectively, but also modify things if necessary and celebrate successes with them!
“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” - Simone Biles
Julia MacLeod-Pharand, Certified Athletic Therapist
Being involved in the community to support individuals to live healthier and move better. Living by example and meeting patients where they are on their path to wellness.
"The impossible is possible"
Holly Ouellette, Registered Massage Therapist
To be a leader in community and sport is to ensure players and participants feel safe. Safe amongst one another, in the community and environment. Safe to express who they are freely without surveillance or judgement.
"Love is an action, never simply a feeling." - Bell Hooks
Sydney Chapman, Certified Athletic Therapist
Being a leader to me means a commitment to training and continually learning. Progressing your personal skills and sharing lessons with others along the way. Being humble.
"Give yourself time to grow.
Great things take time."
Kaisha Scofiled, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Being a leader in the nutrition community means helping women move past self deprivation and step into empowerment and food freedom. My hope is that my daughter and her generation won't fear food the way we did. Instead, I want her to enjoy nourishing her body because it makes her feel good.
"If you're going to lick the icing off of somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do you any good, or you might find the cake had caraway seeds and you hate them."
Rachelle Little, Certified Athletic Therapist
I enjoy contributing to our community's physical literacy and helping people keep moving!