As Founder of I Am That Gal, I am so excited to have onboard one of the best team members I could ask for. Like my philosophy in life, bring together like-minded people with different talents to make it work.
I also have another belief. When you put yourself out there, it’s undoubtedly going to happen. You will find the right people because they have done the same, and paths cross. When they do though, make sure you don’t cross them with eyes closed.
FOUNDER OF I AM THAT GAL©
Life Redesign Coach, Masters Certified Handwriting Analyst and Grapho Therapist, specializing in coaching people with Eating Disorders, primarily bulimia.
I graduated from University Of Alberta (started at McGill University) with the concept of taking Art History as a segway to Law. It really wasn’t my dream to do that. I wanted to be a Journalist, a writer, anything but a lawyer. I finished my BA in Art History Major and French/English Minor and went to College afterward and received my Honours Journalism Diploma.
LaurieAnn, that’s me. I have a very diverse background.
I started my entrepreneurial life as a Literary Agent and writer. I was VP of the Canadian Authors Association Toronto Branch and Newsletter Editor at the age of 24. Life took a turn when I got married. I became a wife and mother but still liked having my own business while working for my spouse in the capacity of Office Manager and Marketing Manager. I owned my own small sideline businesses such as my Clothing Design company D~Laurz Fashions, a PI Company Techno PI (licensed for 20 years), and likely a few others. Once I was released from my spouse’s company, I became the Executive Director of The Enterprise Centre (not-for-profit helping start-up businesses) during which time I not only matched new entrepreneurs to clients (over $500,000 in revenue collectively they generated from my matching) but also coached over 100 new businesses. During that time I volunteered a lot (maybe too much) and received the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Volunteerism and also became the 5th female President in 50 years of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and the 2nd youngest President at the age of 38.
After I became single again, I bought an Auto Repair business and added a Used Car Sales, Towing, Muffler, and Impound business to the existing shop. It closed down after 3 years in 2010. As I see it, I have not failed, for they say, failing is not trying. I have had my challenges though.
Truth is I believe, subconsciously, I have been on the pursuit of what I actually loved doing since I was 9 years old after reading two books my mother had (which she gifted to me 7 years ago). Handwriting Analysis.
While running my auto repair business, in 2008 I found a University that actually allowed me to become Certified in this science. I have since become a Masters Certified Handwriting Analyst and Grapho-Therapist, Authorized Mentor for Handwriting University International. I have completed the PRISM Life Design Program directed by Handwriting University International which teaches the skills of NLP and Timeline Management, amongst a few, that marry into the Handwriting and Grapho-therapy.
Life is a journey. We may find things we love and do, but I believe life always brings you to where you should be. “I Am That GAL” is my signature. “Get A Life” is the significance of the GAL. My goal is to help people to understand how to “get a life you always wanted and deserve”. Like I am doing now. I have combined my handwriting analysis/grapho-therapy, coaching, and my entrepreneurial experience, into one nice bundle. I Am That GAL©
One might ask, “how does this apply to the G.A.L. Plan©? It applies in the ability to be precise in creating the plan that is made up for you through our process and providing you with that “map” that is personalized for you to follow. Everyone has a different unique “makeup of needs“, but everyone benefits from a defined path to follow along the way to successfully reach your target.
I am a proud member of The International Society of Female Professionals, the Forbes Riley Mastermind Group, a Founding Member of Handwriting University and member of the Milton and Indo Canada Chambers of Commerce.
I am, on a personal basis, a mother of three beautiful adult children, the mother also to my two dogs and four cats and my fish Sachi. I have no regrets for my 15 years of marriage with the man who was my first love (I can honestly be grateful I don’t have “what ifs”) and I will always be thankful and love him in a different way today. My life has been blessed – no matter what the hardships I went through, I always look at what is good that came from it.
PLAN FORMULATION EXPERT
Welcome to learning a bit about me, Roy Miller.
I began my career as a journeyman electrician. From there I was promoted to Foreman, then to General Foreman, to Superintendant, Field Superintendant, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and finally to Project Manager and Partner in two successful Electrical Contracting Firms.
So what does this mean? This is where my planning expertise came from. My background is very much about processes and creating plans to follow. It is such an important part of every aspect of life, even if there are many people who would beg to differ. But imagine something as simple as going to a grocery store without a list. Truth is, odds are you will return without the most important thing you went out for. Plans can consist of lists, agendas, of calendars, of processes to build a better life – a journey map.
My education was and continues to be important to me and lead me here. I graduated first in my Apprenticeship Class, which led me to teach electrical theory both in my apprenticeship class and later at Junior College. I have since acquired my Teaching Certificate in Electrical Construction and Theory in the State of Texas.
I have also been trained in “Trying to overcome the paralysis gap“, “Learning from Failures“, “Transformation over Transactions“, “Leaving A Legacy“, along with “Branding Techniques and Strategies“, and “Coaching as a Win-Win Solution”.
On a personal note, I am still very much in love with my wife of 49 years. She has been by my side through the good and the challenging moments and thank her for that. I am the father of two wonderful adult children (sons) and proud grandfather.
I am a proud member of the Advanced Mastermind Collaborative group, and Founding Member of the Advanced Branding Collaborative group.
Sumit Chaudhary –
CREATIVE AND SALES DIRECTOR
I graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering. After graduating, I started my career in thesales process in April 2012. I began as a “Sales Associate” for a telecommunication company. It was an intriguing beginning to my career. It is where I really started learning about interacting with clients and customers. It taught me to listen to their needs and my biggest satisfaction and sometimes challenge, was to make sure that at the end of that call, they walked away with the answers and support they needed. After six months, in January of 2013, I then joined a company named “Phoenix Web Solution” (registered in Alaska, USA). There I worked as a “Technical Support Associate” where it expanded my knowledge of technology. I was promoted as a Team Leader for sales and Tech Expert after two years
In 2017 I opted to take on a new career as the Business Development Manager for a “Wedding Planner Company” named ” The Paradise Event“. I have to admit, I never met the Wedding Singer or the Wedding Crashers, but it was quite an experience.
With the way the world proceeded, and with our new COVID Life, I was really pleased to be asked by LaurieAnn to join her team as Creative and Sales Director of The I Am That GAL Team, a company that not only shares expertise in Handwriting Analysis and Grapho Therapy, personal and business coaching, and Book Publishing, as well as ways to excel in Branding, it is also a progressive company that is creating a very special program soon to be released called the G.A.L. Plan © “Get A Life (GAL) You Deserve.