Developed, implemented and evaluated communication strategies and programs designed to inform clients, employees and the general public of initiatives and polices of business and governments, along with other organizations
Hosted media interviews as a Professional Sports Athlete to generated revenue for multiple charity foundations
Planned public education and awareness presentations at conventions, seminars and businesses
Prepared informational packages and acted as spokesperson in Public Awareness Videos
Arranged interviews and news conferences along with preparation of reports, briefs, speeches and press releases
Organized and developed workshops, meetings, fundraising and information, events for publicity
Draft articles and media releases and skilled at Microsoft Office software.
Create media database.
Conducted Press conferences to generate media interest and inform public.
Organized media interviews.
Generated and coordinated fundraising events successfully raising over $100,000.
Interviewed, hired, coordinated and scheduled staff.
Supervised employees, ensured their performance met standards.
Projected budgets for various operations, and ensured expenditures were within limits.
Demonstrated mentoring abilities.
Formal Business Coaching training.
Keynote speaker for various national charities and special events.
Prepared informational and promotional packages for various agencies and events.
Researched and edited material required for public education.
Successfully advocated and lobbied local, provincial and federal government agencies.
EMPLOYMENT RELATED EXPERIENCE
KELCOM ANSWERING SERVICE 2005-2009
Windsor, Ontario TELEPHONE ANSWERING SERVICE AGENT
ST. CLAIR COLLEGE 2004
Windsor, Ontario INSTRUCTOR, BUSINESS COACHING
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER 2004
North America SELF-EMPLOYED
SERGE PAYER FOUNDATION 2001
Ottawa, Ontario VOLUNTEER
JOAN COWIE CANADA CARES FOUNDATION 1998 – Present
Windsor, Ontario PRESIDENT
HOSPICE OF WINDSOR 2004
Windsor, Ontario EVENT CO-ORDINATOR
PUBLIC RELATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE
ESSEX COUNTY DISTRICT HEALTH COUNCIL 1993 – 1998
Windsor, Ontario CHAIRPERSON
JOANNIE COWIE Page 2
2004ST. CLAIR COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
BUSINESS COACHING ESSENTIALS
2001 – 2002 LANDMARK EDUCATION
CURRICULUM FOR LIVING
Landmark Forum - (3 days and an evening)
Landmark Advanced Course (4 days and an evening)
Self-Expression and Leadership Program (16 weeks)
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MOTIVATION
1996 – 1998 UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR
SOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY
1995 HOLY NAMES
GRADE 12 DIPLOMA
1991 ONTARIO BUSINESS COLLEGE
LEGAL ASSISTANT DIPLOMA
Available upon request