Hi! I’m Claire Maria Ford. Welcome to my website! This is where I share what I’m learning as I explore.
Who am I?
I am an inveterate explorer. Also called Alice in Wonderland by my colleagues, I have always loved asking questions, pursuing new learning, and considering new ideas and possibilities. Never settling for expressing myself in only one language, I am fluently bilingual (English and French) and have studied Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, and Inuktitut. Perhaps the fact that I was adopted explains why my default mindset is to adapt and learn to be able to thrive. It all begins with exploring!
What’s my background?
I have an academic background in translation, teaching, psychology, community work, mindfulness meditation, coaching, leadership, and organizational development, and have lived in Europe and in various cities across Canada.
What do I do exactly?
My resumé reflects my mosaic of talents as I have worked as a secretary-receptionist, translator-interpreter, tour guide, teacher, humanitarian worker, Sunday school administrator, writer, reviser, coach, and consultant.
Currently, I am a language and management coach in Quebec City as I pursue my Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Development and my ICF accreditation.