About SCPT Family

3 canoe families from the Sunshine Coast participated in 2011 PULLING TOGETHER on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This annual event involves approximately 20 canoe families, or 300 participants, and community members en route. Pulling Together is a unique opportunity for the RCMP, First Nations People, Youth, and other government agencies to work together and build relations. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope to update the blog regularly until we meet again in Pulling Together 2012. All my relations.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Intuitive Leadership

This is Kerry
Giving a safety demo to the SD46 crew.

This is Kerry.  She is the SD46 District Principal of Aboriginal Ed and Services, as mentioned earlier in a previous blog entry.  This "title" alone does not exemplify her leadership abilities, knowledge base, and ethics of care she has for people and the canoe.  Kerry is an exceptional educational leader who strives to achieve meaningful and authentic change for youth, SD46 staff, and community members she engages with.  

What is her gift?  She embodies INTUITIVE LEADERSHIP.  What do I mean by that?  Kerry likes to work behind the scenes.  She is not one to do "things" and be recognized by others.  Her greatest joy is knowing that she has helped others in a positive and life lasting way.  She is always giving.

Years ago, Kerry and I completed our Masters of Education on the Sunshine Coast and participated in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  Kerry and I are exact opposites.  I'm an ESTJ (extroverted, sensing, thinking, and judging).  Kerry is an INFP (introverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving). 

According to MBTI, her strength is her INTUITION.  Kerry is able understand people and recognize their needs, wants, and strengths.  From her observations, she is able make selfless decisions and choices to assist or advocate for others.  To me, Kerry's abilities seem almost magical.

THANK YOU KERRY.  You have been instrumental to my transformation.

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