A Little More About Me
When completing my MA in Leadership (Health) Organizational Leadership Project (OLP), an action-based research paper, I incorporated the ripple effect metaphor to describe how communication practices among internal and external stakeholders of an organization could either ripple through the organization positively or negatively. Coupling that with my love for water I made the decision to name my new business Ripple Effect Leadership.
Why a Hummingbird for Ripple’s logo?
I have always been drawn to hummingbirds because they zig zag between dancing through the air and magically suspending. Seeing a hummingbird prompts me to pause, listen, take a breath and live in the moment. When the hummingbird hovers over a flower while drinking nectar, we are reminded to savour each moment, and appreciate the things we love.
For me, hummingbirds symbolize flexibility, adaptability, enjoyment of life, being more present, playfulness and resiliency. These symbols also align with Ripple Effect’s four core values.
(The Ripple Effect logo and hummingbird icon was developed by the ever-talented Cameron Arksey who masterfully interpreted this vision into beautiful imagery.)
Culture of Communication & Collaboration
The motions of the hummingbird wings create the infinity symbol while suspended mid-air. Watching a hummingbird up close eating from a feeder, beautiful ripples of the sugary water undulate. This to me symbolizes the perseverance experienced by many teams working through living their respective organizational values. Throw in different generations working together; the practice of building a culture of communication and collaboration will provide different opportunities.
Creating Passionate Workshops
One thing you can expect from me as your facilitator is creative, fun and passionate workshops that will leave you feeling ready to take action. Hummingbirds have come to symbolize a guide assisting with challenges while living at the edge of fun possibilities. The hummingbird is certainly my spirit animal.