Feature image by Michael Fournier
My goal is always to take clients beyond their expectations and innovate how their stories are told.
Humanizing your story is the way to share your brand message, engage your audience and drive action based on the emotional response your story inspires. I follow this principle whether I’m writing about mental health, beer, nature, bookkeeping, or a septic field. I always looks for ways to help people find solutions to problems they might be having or discovering something that can make their lives better.
One of my favourite quotes, that has always guided me, is by Danish author, Isak Dinesen (Out of Africa):
“All sorrows can be borne if you can put them into a story.”
I believe that problems can be solved when we take the time to share and learn from them.
While I’ve been working on a novel for some time, I’m a much-published writer and blogger on topics such as mental health, lake life, workplaces, innovation, entrepreneurship, community development, animal health, environmental and social issues, financial planning, the great outdoors and food. I also co-authored a book on the evolution of workplace mental health in Canada.
I’m a graduate of Red River Community College’s respected Creative Communications program, which helped me become an innovate creative thinker and writer. Over the years I’ve worked in all facets of communications. I’ve also had the great honour to sit in on sessions with and learn from some of Canada’s most promising writers, such as Richard Wagamese, Margaret Atwood, Miriam Toews, Joan Thomas, Margaret Sweatman, Lauren Carter, Donna Besel, Gary Barwin, David Bergen, David Robertson, Jake MacDonald and others.
My partner Michael and I work, live, play, and are perpetually inspired by nature’s unfolding story in our home along the shores of a great river.
Cast of Others – Our Heroes
I partner with some amazing writers, editors, proofreaders, and translators to increase our capacity and help raise the bar on the work we do.
Michael Fournier is MightyWrite’s lead designer, photographer and sounding board for all things visual and beautiful.
We are proud to be among the first Canadian companies to sign the Charter for Canadian Employers Supporting Mental Health. This is a cause close to our hearts and one we write about often. We invite you to join us in supporting the cause by visiting Mindful Employer Canada.
We are thrilled to be associated with the work of Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, which has been the recipient of a number of awards related to this important work. webaward.org