ACTIVIST INNOVATOR ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDER AUTHOR ARTIST SPEAKER
Some people come into their own later in life, not because they are irresponsible drifters, but because they are explorers … wanderers … collecting experiences, knowledge, and wisdom as they search for the life and home that foster the undeniable urge to leave the known and familiar in order to become the whole person they are destined to be.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
At first glance, Kaitlin’s work history appears to be an unfocused, rambling path, but both her professional history presented here and her personal history presented in her recently released non-fiction, “A Charmed Life … The Story Behind Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle,” currently only available in ebook format, reveal Kaitlin’s true personality and character as a bold, multidisciplinary individual with a well-rounded perspective with a dynamic blend of logical, innovative, creative, and compassionate talents, knowledge, skills, and drive.
A passion for learning limited by the factory education model and the social impact of having an uncommon personality type in family, school, and community curtailed Kaitlin’s linear formal education.
By age 16, Kaitlin changed from an enthusiastic A student to a D student in grade nine due in part to her frequent skipping classes and even days. In the middle of grade ten, Kaitlin dropped out of high school on her sixteenth birthday to marry, quickly discovering the charming, handsome man three years her senior she married was also verbally and physically abusive. Her strong will and naivety caused more problems in the marriage, but fortunately also enabled her to leave, more broken than she had been before she married.
Between the ages of 16 to 21, Kaitlin worked in a variety of jobs, such as waitressing, a customer service clerk and meat wrapper for an abattoir, plus she worked on several production lines for a plastic auto parts factory, a canning factory, and a poultry factory, all of which were cages to her.
By age 21, she remarried, was recruited as set-up staff for a big box department store, Peoples, then recruited as the full time Women’s Wear Manager, and later promoted to Assistant Manager.
At age 24, after challenging the male Area Supervisor’s treatment of the female staff by staging a staff walk-out, Kaitlin left the department store and accepted a part-time cashier job in an independent grocery store. Quickly promoted to Head Cashier to recruit, train, schedule, supervise, plus to discipline and dismiss high school and adult cashiers, the additional roles of Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant, included opening and closing the store, plus merchandising seasonal holiday products followed within months.
Streamlining her grocery store role and responsibilities from a five day week to a four day week, enabled Kaitlin to train in preparation to teach the aerobic classes she had been taking in the evenings as a DanceFIT aerobics instructor, where she was soon promoted to Area Supervisor. Additional successes included serving as a founding member of the area’s new Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, plus successfully passing the Power Squadron’s Basic Navigation Course and a community college’s Grade 12 Equivalency test.
At age 30, encouraged by her growing track record of successes and by the store owner’s accountant, Kaitlin applied and was accepted into a private college, Westervelt, for Business Administration studies
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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
Founder President Author Speaker Artist
Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle
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Updated February 5, 2018