Resume

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Susan Gammage

206-114 Brunel Rd • Huntsville, ON • P1H 1K5 • Canada • 705-788-0171

susan@susangammage.com

Visionary

Positive Outcomes

  • Maintained tight controls on budgets of up to $250,000, coming in consistently on target at each year end
  • Designed an interview format which included all stakeholders, resulting in enhanced communication, empowerment and group cohesiveness
  • Compiled and catalogued a wide variety of information for the preparation of talks, and for quick distribution to others

Team Player

  • Supervised a team of 10 employees, many of whom had been previous co-workers
  • Mentored, trained and job-shared 2 positions

Responsible

  • Handle a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Complete projects within set budgets, limitations and deadlines
  • Acquire, retain and implement knowledge of new situations quickly

Flexible

  • Wide base of knowledge gained through continuous education and training
  • Evaluate progress and modify plans based on need
  • Mediate disputes by using consensus building and “win-win” decision making

Person Centred

  • Over 160 letters of thanks from satisfied customers
  • Coach and Tutor individuals and groups of up to 20
  • Facilitate growth and development in an atmosphere which is personally suited to individuals or groups
  • Inspire people to reach their personal best

Empathetic

  • Listen with empathy and encourage those who are suicidal, depressed, anxious and upset
  • Support people through difficult life transitions

Community Minded

  • Established tourism task forces in 6 municipalities of Muskoka
  • Mobilize resources and make referrals designed to empower people


Experience

Self-Employed Life Coach, Educator, Researcher and Writer Huntsville, ON 1996 Present
Arts and Crafts CanadaCirculation Manager St. Marys, ON 2000-June 2002
Partners in EmploymentResource Centre Assistant Stratford, ON 2001
Canadian Helen Keller CentreAdministrative Assistant Toronto, ON 2001
Bahá’í FaithAssistant to the Auxiliary Board Huntsville, Haliburton and Dorset, ON Nov. 1991 to Sept. 2000
Community Futures CommitteeCoordinator Huntsville, ON 1990-1993
BALANCEFounder and Executive Director Etobicoke, ON 1982-1990

Education

Product Launch and CopywritingCorrespondence Courses Online
2008
Global TESOLAdvanced Certificates in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, and Advanced TOEFL Preparation Guelph, ON
2007
Enlightened Wealth InstituteCourses in Info-preneuring & Internet Income Online
2003-2004
Conestoga CollegeCareer Development Practitioner Kitchener, ON (Online)
2001-2003
University of Western OntarioGraduate Courses in Library and Information Science London, ON
1996-1997
St. Joseph’s Adult Education CentreComputer Training Gravenhurst, ON
1994-1996
University of Waterloo
Post Diploma Courses in Economic Development
Waterloo, ON
1992-1993
York UniversityMaster in Environmental Studies in Human Service Planning and Delivery Downsview, ON
April 1989
York UniversityCertificate in Voluntary Sector and Arts Management Downsview, ON
July 1988
York UniversityBachelor of Arts Downsview, ON
June 1983


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