I’m a sucker for a great story!
Which is why I was a history major when I went back to university. I think the best stories are found in history. There are just so many examples of overcoming enormous obstacles, defying the odds, and persevering through sheer will. After spending years working in factories and warehouses, on construction sites and assembly lines, I discovered how much I enjoyed research and writing. Diving into books, reports, archival material, and online sources was like discovering a whole new world!
Now I help people and businesses tell their stories. And I love it! I love hearing about what makes people tick, what drives them, what’s important to them and what they care about. I’m constantly amazed at just how unique and compelling their stories are. And I have so much respect for creative, innovative people that – no matter their calling – take a professional approach to being the best they can be at what they do.
I’m driven by a desire to learn, and to prove to myself that I’m capable of doing more; that I can make a difference. My clients have to feel like they’re getting incredible value and service, that I’m listening to them, and capturing what’s important to them.
The greatest compliment I’ve had from a client? “WOW! How did you manage to capture my feminine and enthusiastic tone?”
My best piece of social media advice? Be yourself, don’t overthink it, and don’t get overwhelmed by all the “experts” with all their helpful “social media tips you just have to do!” Start with a simple strategy and go from there.
Act or accept.
Lead Story Teller / Director of Support Services
Lewis continually performs at or above the required standard with regard to quality, workmanship and work ethics. The announcement to close our facility in early 2002 brought about the necessity to provide Career Transition support liaisons. Lewis was an integral part of the committee in setting up and ensuring the Action Centre ran smoothly and efficiently. The company was most appreciative of the efforts put forward by Lewis for his encouragement and guidance to the over one hundred displaced employees.Mary Cushing
Lewis took our project from concept to completed publication for our Manufacturing Study. He developed the questions that were posed to displaced automotive manufacturing employees and took their responses in order to generate the questions that were then posed to employers from other sectors of manufacturing. The resulting research and publication helped to provide a more balanced picture for our area on the outlook for the manufacturing sector. It also helped to address the concerns about re-entering employment in other manufacturing for people who had lost a job in auto manufacturing. Lewis displayed a great ability to gather the pertinent information and then re-tell it in a very readable format. The resulting publication has been one of our most successful research projects. It was timely, pointed, and delivered messages to both employers and potential job seekers. Throughout the project, Lewis was professional and dependable in managing the process.Debra Mountenay