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My Road to Dreamforce Part 2/Self Care Series: Let's get Physical

Have you bookmarked my session, Empower your Admin and Supercharge your Business , yet? Fitness and Health are huge parts are very important parts of self care, so this week I'm going to to talk about two ways that the Salesforce #Ohana have had a positive affect on my health. This also ties in to Dreamforce - 29 days to go if you're keeping track! As this is my first Dreamforce, I have been taking the advice of all my more experienced Ohana friends. One piece in particular, was to join the #FitforDreamforce18 challenge. Let's face it, Dreamforce is quite physically demanding, sometimes hitting up to 25,000 steps a day, so it makes sense to amp up the fitness levels in advance. Enter - #FitforDreamforce, run by the community for the community. Originally started by Bill Greenshaw circa 2011, the challenge is now run by Art Ordoqui and Navid Rastegar and uses the Fitbliss platform to track and tally steps. I'm the first to admit that I need to work on my health

Self Care Series: Show me how to Say No to this

So, this isn't exclusively about Salesforce, but I know it applies to a lot of us active community members. Plus this is my blog, so I can write whatever I want. I'm going to call it my "Self Care" series. Saying no. That's something a lot of us have trouble doing. A lot. I'm still trying to why out it's like a compulsion, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I hate letting people down. But honestly, at times it really does get like the dopest slow jam on broadway and I find myself asking "lord, show me how to say no to this, I don't know to say no to this." And while we're not talking about cheating on a significant other, this is still something I struggle with... big time. Ever since I was a little kid, I've always been the one doing more extra curricular activities than anyone else in my class. Fast forward to now, and it's still a similar story - I'm on the boards of two arts organisations, pl

My Road to Dreamforce Part 1... I've got work to do!

Ever since I discovered the Salesforce Community at Trailheadx earlier in the year, I have wanted to attend Dreamforce. I've heard it described as many things from "Sleepover camp for adults" to a "family reunion", and both sound amazing to me! But here was my conundrum... how to get there by myself, without the help of my employer? Among the many people I spoke to about this, I was lucky enough to chat with the wonderful Mike Gerholdt and Rebecca Saar from the Salesforce Admins team when they were in town for the Toronto World Tour. They offered up some key advice "speakers get to attend for free", but also took that a step further telling me that "everyone has something to share". They made me see that even though I'm only in my first year of my Salesforce journey, I had something to say, and thus " Empower your admin and supercharge your business " was born. Another piece of advice given to me was to partner

Can I get a WITness?

For my first post-introduction post, it is only appropriate that it be about one of the most awesome weekend's I've had in a longtime - WITness Success . Held this year in Denver, WITness Success is a Salesforce Community event specifically curated for Women in Tech (and allies) by Women in Tech. The event is only in its second year, but came highly recommended to me by some fellow WITs at Trailheadx earlier in the year. As soon as I heard about it, I decided on the spot that I needed to attend. As luck would have it, I also won the raffle in the lead up to the event for early registrants, and was lucky enough to receive a room upgrade! Before the event even began, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with some wonderful people in the form of a Baseball game, Daydreamin at 5280, and a couple of group meals. If there's one thing I'm starting to learn, it's how important it is to socialise with the Salesforce Ohana, to share experiences and to learn


So I was on the train the other day, and it finally dawned on me that I should start blogging again... especially now that I have something I can wax lyrical on for hours. Who would have thought a former publicist would actually miss writing? I started thinking about what an adventure this is turning out to be... and so my natural progression was to one of my favourite 80s movies (even though I only watched it for the first time this year)... Adventures in Babysitting. I plan on being very active in the community, so I figured it might be good to document my journey along the way. So here's a little bit about me - born and raised in Sydney, Australia, I moved to Toronto, Canada in 2011. In 2017 my company decided to move CRMs over to Salesforce, and just like that I became an accidental admin. I'm the leader of the Toronto Women In Tech user group, a certified admin, a Trailhead Ranger and enjoy playing the trumpet and comic book culture when I'm not Salesforci