Pamela Thompson is my kind of lady! She's a master coach, speaker and author who works with high achieving women who crave more fun, balance and passion in their life and who want to make a difference in the world. Her company is Creative Living Community and we met a little while ago at a networking event. I was flattered to meet Pamela as she approached me right away and said that she was drawn to me and had to meet me.
Well, of course we hit it off right away as I particularly love and admire and want to photograph people whose work involves helping others and making the world a better place. We also have the travel bug in common and it was interesting to learn that Pamela had spent time working with various organizations around the world including as Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan. One of my most influential times in my life was being a youth participant in Canada World Youth in 1988-89 in Pakistan.
Needless to say, Pamela is a seasoned, experienced and wise woman and so I'm super excited for her as she launches her coaching practise here in Victoria and continues her work as a speaker and educator. Her book "Learning to Dance with Life" is an excellent guide and compliment to her work with women who wish to find peace within amongst the chaos of daily life. I think we all could use a little bit of that!
Pamela Thompson is My Lovely Client Spotlight For August along with a few of our favourites from the shoot.
I'm passionate about supporting business and professional women facing a major life change. I love designing and facilitating processes (e.g. workshops, group coaching programs, and retreats) where women can feel safe and supported to learn, grow, and share. From a young age I've been curious about different people, countries and cultures and have had the opportunity to live and work on 5 continents in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Colombia and Russia. Since a child I've been concerned about fairness and equality. As a consultant I've had the opportunity to work with an NGO that promotes women's and children's rights around the world, and with Ministries of Health in different countries to create new programs, strategic plans and build capacity.
Nature connects me with my soul - be it kayaking, hiking, swimming, doing yoga or having fun with my dear partner Alan. I am the proud mother of 2 adult children and Nana to 3 grandchildren under 3 with #4 on the way! I believe that life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest!
Linda made the process so relaxing and fun! During the photoshoot I felt like a queen :) I appreciated Linda's comprehensive and professional approach as before the photo shoot she sent me a survey to learn more about me, my business, my brand and what I was looking for in photos. I loved Linda's flexibility and the fact she felt comfortable shooting outdoors as well as in the studio. I have used most of the photos Linda took on my new website and I will continue to use them for social media and other promotional activities.
I believe that "life is an adventure to be lived to the fullest"! I'm curious with a thirst for learning. I love connecting with and learning from people from a variety of backgrounds. I believe that we are all here to make a positive difference in the world.
I'm excited about launching a new website with a new focus: www.pamela-thompson.com. The tagline is "Embrace the Art of Change to Create the Life You Love". It builds on previous work I've done. I believe "Embracing change" is so critical right now as many of us feel a lot of uncertainty, and if we don't successfully navigate life transitions we keep repeating the same negative patterns in our lives.
I'm excited about launching new workshops, programs and keynotes to support business and professional women facing a major life change be it in their career, relationship, health or home. I have a proven model and tools that support women to move from fear and uncertainty to clarity, confidence, improved health and fulfillment.
Passionate, Adventurous, Curious, Creative, Globally Minded
It's difficult to pick one favourite shot Linda took of me as she took so many good ones that it was difficult to choose the limited number in my package. The ones in nature I think captured my essence as I so enjoy being outdoors.
Being able to connect with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
By spending time in nature at least 3 times a week, doing yoga regularly and meditating daily.
My new website and the new women and organizations I will meet, learn from and support with this new business focus.
"Be the change you want to see in the world." (Ghandi)
Photography: Linda Mackie Photography
Hair & Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Trish