Musings from the ever-changing, ever-amazing and occasionally ever-baffling Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Why You Should Be At Live Cafe Tonight in Fort McMurray

Over the year I have been writing this blog I have met some pretty incredible people. I have met politicians and musicians. I have met those who run businesses and those who run non-profit organizations. I have met other writers, podcasters, and media people. There is one person who has had a profound personal and professional impact on me, though, and who has become someone I truly admire and respect. He is the kind of person who is a visionary, but who puts actions behind his words. He is the sort of person you can bounce ideas off, and who doesn't scoff at you but helps you find a way to make those ideas work. He is someone who can engage an entire room of adults at a conference, and who can hold the attention of squirrelly high school students. He is Ian Hill, businessman, motivational speaker, philanthropist - and friend of our community.

I met Ian when he was the keynote speaker at the Leading the North conference in January. I met him again when he was in Fort Mac more recently, and he and I communicate on occasion about a variety of things. And now, people, you have a chance to meet Ian, too. He is coming back to Fort McMurray this week, and he will continue to forge a relationship with this community - and the people in it.

Tonight there is a little "tweetup" at Live Cafe in the Nomad Inn, from 7-9 pm. This is an opportunity to meet Ian Hill, someone that I think is completely amazing - and who inspires me, who makes me want to do better, be more, and accomplish great things. But this isn't just about meeting Ian. This is about a new adventure, too, something called "Leadership Bootcamp" in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

I'm going to admit something here. I don't have a lot of details about Leadership Bootcamp yet. I don't quite know what it means, or what it will encompass. But I know a few things.  I know Ian Hill is the kind of person who can change the way you think - and his passion can make you want to change your life. I know leadership, true leadership of the kind that is bold and innovative, is desperately needed, rare, and found in greater potential quantities here than perhaps anywhere else in the world. I know that if you combine Ian Hill and anything having to do with encouraging and fostering leadership you will have a powerful brew that could produce astonishing results. And finally I know where I will be tonight, 7-9 pm. I will be at Live Cafe, chatting with Ian and learning all about Leadership Bootcamp in our community. Won't you consider joining us, Fort Mac?

Come and find out about
"Leadership Bootcamp"
in the RMWB
tonight, June 5, 7-9 pm
Live Cafe at Nomad Inn.

If you would like to attend please fire me
an email so we have some idea of expected numbers :)
Thank you -
and if you come I can guarantee
you will not be sorry you did :)
Hope to see you there!

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