To Whom It May Concern

My waking up to the realities of my life, including the ones I had buried and other realities people also refused to believe or denied resulted, not just in the end of a nineteen-year marriage, but my slide into a deep, debilitating depression.

The marriage ending was no surprise, in retrospect, because it was built on falseness, including my own. Falseness created by a woman-child who had been severely harmed in her younger years and, subconsciously, was looking for safety in the guise of what was considered normal.

But the truth must come out or we, all of us, pay the consequences for living not just an unauthentic life, but a life that needs to be supported by acceptable untruths to make other people allow us into the pack.

We may appear to fit into the pack we think we need to be a part of to the point we become chameleons, sadly adapting to the point we lose our identity.

In the mid 1990’s, I realized I had lost mine and became undone.

Facing long-buried memories my mind had protected me from resulted in a waking up that was actually exhilarating because finally things and my life were starting to make sense. And even though successful in many people’s eyes, deep down I knew I was living marginally compared to what I, and some other people, believed I was capable of doing.

In the process of reclaiming my true identity, talents, and skills, I did not change my life, but also the lives of people in my life. Many people were hurt or angry, or both, and most walked, even ran away, though appearances made it look as if I was running away. In truth, they had left me, though not physically, long before I had the courage to leave.

Then I met someone who treated me with respect, care, and acceptance beyond what I had ever known, But, broken as I had been before I married, the end of many relationships, including the long-term marriage, resulted from many people’s unwillingness to just let me explore what was revealed as important to me and to let me in my own time and in my own way.

Sadly, but understandably now, even he ran away because well, I was literally falling apart at the seams and no one I knew wanted to be around so I left … dropped out of the life I had known.

Trying to save face and keep myself afloat, I denied the deep depression grabbing at my ankles, trying to pull me into a dark abyss. Money became an issue when I was laid off, but since my head was fogged with bad daydreams and worse nightmares, plus pride, overcoming the shame to seek and ask for help was prevented and I found myself slipping further into the abyss.

With no money, bills piling up, credit maxed to the limit, no food, and a roof over my head would soon not be able to afford, my body and my spirit laid down for ten days, barely getting out of bed to go to the washroom and take a sip of water. Only when someone showed up and discovered my state did things start to change, though not for the better.

In a matter of weeks, I found myself living in a suburban home in a room, ashamedly paid for by welfare. In a month, an unexpected call from a retail art and framing gallery. Finally, I was climbing up rather than sliding down. And I was grateful for a job where I was left alone to do a job in a world I wanted to explore. Creditors were the only ones interested in me now and I could not bear the harsh, cruel worlds and threats, so, since I had no idea how or when things were going to turn around I bowed my head further and filed for bankruptcy, handing my much-loved motorcycle back to the bank.

When I had expressed interest in moving to the west coast, a finance professional suggested I make the move so I could get my life back on track, including clearing my debts without the abusive creditors’ pressure. But, still gripped tightly by depression and a profound loss of confidence, I did not see a way to make the move. And frankly, I did not want to move away from those I loved, even if they no longer loved me, because I was clinging to the hope they would come back for me, in order to keep me moving forward.

After all I have been through, credit was not something I wanted to get involved with again and for several years I avoided it. But, when I was compelled by circumstances to move back to the place where I used to and where my dad still lived to help him through his last years, I could not do it without credit because I was forced to quit work to be on call for him twenty four hours a day. There was no other other financial support available to me.

When the collection calls started to come this time, I referred to the letters I had sent all my creditors explaining that I would not file for bankruptcy, but at some point I would pay back all my debts to them personally, and eventually with interest. Collection companies though would not listen and I discovered through the wretched process yet another significant contributor to abuse and its impact on people already struggling … a humanitarian injustice I will work to change.

And as someone who is now dedicated fully now to transforming how people are treated, regardless of their differences, circumstances, etc., I have been applying for grants to reboot the social business venture I initially started in 2014, but was stalled by parental care needs and the fallout of that time period.

I was inspired to share this glimpse of my life with the supporters of my quest to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle, with those who just want the money that was not even theirs to begin with and any interested party.

In time, God’s timing I believe, my company will secure the grants needed to get off the ground, running, and thriving. And in time, the creditors who enabled me to be there with my dad during his last, very difficult years will receive the rewards, not just of the money returned with interest, but also with the valuable lesson that not all people are out to screw creditors and treating people respectfully provides the motivation people need to repay debts rather than write them off. Financial institutions, as well as businesses, are also accountable too for exploiting people, especially low income people who earn poverty wages businesses offer, pay high percentages of their income for rent and utilities, and are encouraged strongly by media to want what they cannot afford.

With the COVID-19 pandemic being the going concern and the buzz phrase, “We’re in this together” promoting the impact we have on each other, now is the time to really get it … that we are all connected and what one person, one group, one organization, and one nation do impacts us all, so how and what we choose to do makes us problem makers or problem solvers.

As someone finally wide-awake, I choose to be a problem solver and  fortunately, inherently I excel at problem solving because of the way I see things.

As for whom it may concern, know this … I now know, mistakes and all, I am just as valuable as anyone else and no one gets to treat me as anything less than one worthy of respect … simply for being a life.

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Mentor Search for Founder and President of a For-Profit Social Business Venture

You are a highly successful compassionate leader seeking a new challenge, without all the responsibility of a new venture of your own.

If you desire to mentor an innovator that developed a unique and powerful global initiative to raise humanity’s standard of living, your search is over. Discover the breadth and scope by reviewing this site. If Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle’s mission resonates with you, contact me through LinkedIn messaging.

Thank you for interest. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Why Self Discovery is the KEY to SUCCESS on All Levels

WHY SELF DISCOVERY is KEY to SUCCESS on ALL LEVELS

If I knew the whole of me earlier, plus had the courage and confidence to be me all my life, my life now would look immensely different.

Flashing back in time, the three tribes I would have joined early in life were the nerds, the artists, and the athletes because I love to learn, am highly creative, and inherited a strong drive to be athletic.

If nurtured to discover and embrace my inherent talents at a young age, plus to discover the many different avenues my talents and passions could lead me to, I would likely have acquired three degrees. The first degree would be in English and liberal arts, empowering me to be the writer I did know at a young age I wanted to be, rather than the pressure to bury such a “foolish” venture. Another degree would be in the fields of humanities, social science and psychology. The third would have been a masters in business administration.

A lifetime later, the patchwork of my history reveals that though I did not gain the degrees, I certainly gained diverse knowledge, and yes, even expertise, in these fields of study.

Let me show you by providing a very different style of resume I created, not just for a job I applied for, but for me to put my experiences in perspective and to shed light on my inherent and developed skills.

RESUME

Early Years

  • “A” student in elementary school, but by junior high school, my unusual personality type resulted in experiencing social challenges at home and in school so I quit at age sixteen to marry. No children though
  • Divorced and remarried. By age 21, promoted to Assistant Manager at People’s department store, plus did payroll, banking, and closed store. Left because of area supervisor’s sexual harassment
  • Hired as part-time cashier at Krupps, promoted within a few months to full time and Head Cashier. Hired, trained, and scheduled fifteen part-time and full time cashiers. Closed and opened safe and store, balanced cash, banking, customer accounts, and accounts payable. Promoted to Executive Assistant. Proposed and wrote policies and procedures training manual. Management Team member that contributed to the business doubling in size and sales over seven years
  • Efficiency and effectiveness abilities empowered me to cut my workweek from five to four days to take on another role as an Aerobics Instructor. Later promoted to Area Supervisor
  • Worked with the owner’s chartered accountant. Acquired GED. Applied and accepted into Westervelt College, London for the Business Administration program

Middle Years

  • Graduated with Honours, awarded “Outstanding Student Cooperation” by faculty, plus received first year exemption from the Certified General Accountant’s program.  Served as Newsletter Editor and Copywriter, plus elected as Student Council Treasurer. Team member for the development of a sales and marketing board game
  • Relocated to Toronto and recruited by Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc. as the Financial Planning Budget Clerk. Responsible for assisting the team of three planners with the company’s five-year forecast by developing spreadsheets to download database information for ease of reporting. Also monitored and reported on capital expenditures
  • Recruited by Operations department as a Production Planner for the company’s contractors. For five years served as the daily liaison between several contractor production facilities across Canada and between several internal departments. Visited contractor sites in Toronto, Three Rivers in Quebec, and Vancouver to train contractor managers on updating our database with production numbers, plus as raw and finished goods auditors during inventory counts
  • Proposed, developed, co-implemented, and trained nine planners on the automated (spreadsheet) master production schedule we used to download database forecasts to plan production. Process eliminated one week per month from the monthly planning cycle. My efforts were recognized for above-an- beyond-the-call-of-duty performance in the company’s international newsletter
  • Concurrently worked with a psychologist to deal with early traumas. Encouraged to enrol into university. Accepted into York University Bachelor of Science program, psychology major, social sciences minor for part-time studies
  • Recruited as Human Resources Salary and Budget Manager Assistant. Also supported the human resources assistants and the HRIS database, plus processed executive expense reports, managed the employee service awards, and served as secretary to the job evaluation team
  • Proposed a team-building workshop to the director for the head office and production facilities’ human resources managers and their human resources assistants. Worked with consultant on the planning and delivering the two-day program
  • Also concurrently, for six of the seven years with Levi’s, served as volunteer Treasurer and member of the Community Involvement Team
  • Left Levi’s to pursue full-time university studies

Later Years

  • Essay writing and my writing accomplishments rekindled a childhood passion. Published, including professionally by the university, libraries, trade magazines, and anthologies, one of which was dedicated to Lake Huron communities that also included a press event with all the contributing authors and poets
  • Discussion with my humanities professor resulted in my leaving university to re-evaluate what I really wanted to do versus what I could do, plus how I wanted to help people. As a result, worked various low level jobs to take time and explore possibilities
  • Evening and weekend Mackenzie Gallery Storefront Manager for four years. Upsold owner and framer sales by providing customers with diverse and more original, expensive framing options for prints and original artwork. Responsible for customer accounts, banking, hiring, training, and hosting artist signing events, with celebrity wildlife artists such as Robert Bateman
  • Put writing on the back burner and focused on design and communication arts at Durham College. Switched to visual arts at George Brown with relocation to Toronto. Two courses are pending for my diploma. However, even before my art studies, I was awarded an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant for one of my solo exhibitions. Sourced unusual spaces and libraries for solo exhibitions, joined art councils, and participated in juried art exhibitions. Started my own company, Kaitlin Ann Originals that resulted from my year-long participation in a self-employment program
  • Developed public speaking skills through Toastmasters and miscellaneous events
  • Performed in Ontario schools as an eight-foot puppet to a pre-recorded show
  • Worked for a family as a barn worker, groom, and exerciser with their competition heavy horses
  • Resumed writing when inspired to create a play, Charles Choice, for schools to address bullying in schools. The play is now part of my own company’s books and products and will be used as means for a production and video contest
  • Won Honourable Mention, Literature, for a Toronto short story contest
  • Founded two non-profits, Trees in Our Community and It is All About Respect Inc.  Discovered for-profit social business ventures are better means to independently achieve mission and goals. The same thesis for It is All About Respect Inc. now serves as the foundation for Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle
  • Basic French Level I in continuing education studies

CONCLUSION

Even without conscious intent in some cases, I was inherently drawn to what was in my heart to do with my talents, but without a high enough “Respect Level” to foster the confidence to follow my heart, I have lived a life well below my abilities. Next to helping people, I have placed my most important passion, writing, on the bottom of my to-do list.

Yes, I do write, but I have tried to use my creativity in the wrong way in writing because I did not know better. I mistakenly thought my creative approach to format versus excellent use and knowledge of Standard English would compensate for my lack of confidence and skill development. My natural talent for spelling, always 100% in elementary and middle school, was not enough to compensate for the English Standard foundational knowledge I did not acquire because I did not attend high school. Yes, I acquired my GED, but instead of a high 80’s mark at Westervelt College, I could have achieved a high 90’s mark. With a solid Standard English foundation, I could have achieved more A’s and A+’s at York University for my essays rather than B’s and B+’s. As a professional writer, I would be more successful by now also if I had valued myself and my passions enough to pour my energy and focus on becoming a very good writer, and even a great writer.

Finally placing my passion and talent for writing on the same level as helping others, plus learning how to balance both with healthy boundaries has arrived. Yes, there is work to be done, but as the key creative, artistic director, founder, and president for my social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, and its vast bank of intellectual capital I have and have yet to create means investing in the company’s primary asset, me as the writer and source of all its intellectual capital, is top priority as is writing for anyone with the same passion to help people of all ages.

Having the degrees to validate my knowledge would have opened more doors sooner, but the knowledge, experience, and expertise I have gained, regardless of the manner I have gained them, will open the right doors and the work I set out to do will still be accomplished because that is how I am built.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Innovator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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May 21, 2019

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VALUING … RESPECTING a Life for Simply Being a Life REFLECTS OUR HIGHER MORAL CHOICE and STANDARD

Needing a reason to value … respect a person’s life reflects a limiting belief, we may even sub or unconsciously hold, that someone has to approve of someone before they are valuable … worthy of respect.

Considering this perspective, is it no wonder what is going on in our world?

Changing such a limiting dominant belief is the mission driving the social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle.

Want to be part of that change, check out the job/limited partner opportunities or give financially because the simple truth of the matter is when we look at the big picture and the details, anything less keeps us all small  and low because, like it or not, we are all in this life together and we all affect each other, right away or from the ripples we create.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 26, 2019 Continue reading

ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST Job Opportunity (Pending)

 SOCIAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle’s mission is to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people, aided by original intellectual capital of the concept presented in a diverse range of books, products, and services, plus special events and projects. Your natural confidence, refined skills, and diverse experience result in strong leadership and your understanding of complex issues, including but not limited to financial, empowers you to examine and resolve issues objectively with timely precision. Your high standards and sound work ethic, decisiveness, and excellent organization skills result in competency often recognized as beyond the call of duty. Courageous, bold, yet respectful and compassionate, your character yields cooperative results. An astute, avid learner, you enjoy learning for the thrill of learning, including technology.

You have the potential and desire to be one of the three potential vice presidents and limited partners. Our other two teammates will be an operations specialist and business development specialist, all of whom will work closely with the originator, researcher, developer, artistic director, founder, and president, though not necessarily from the same geographical location. After a probation period, limited partner equity will be acquired through salary deduction rather than an upfront cash contribution.

Objectives

  • Represent the company as the key administrative liaison
  • Develop relationships with outsourced professional services to support the company’s objectives, growth, and expansion
  • Serve as the central information source with reports, projections, and recommendations
  • Generate and present reports from all systems and departments
  • Identify and recommend administrative, technical support, and other professional sources needs
  • Comply with all regulations to establish and maintain respect, integrity, and compliance

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Build solid respectful relationships with the required external professional services and internal team in order to comply with legal requirements and provide management team with sound information for decision making
  • Develop long-range strategic financial planning solutions to support company’s mission and objectives
  • Establish a well-organized, clearly defined department in order to also respond well to unexpected challenges
  • Develop and supervise a team of other intelligent, creative, and goal-oriented individuals with the respect and compassion to make the world a better place for all
  • Continuously develop and advance your knowledge-base and skill level
  • Build solid working relationships with the president and with the two other team specialists to develop a highly successful trio and potential limited partners to support the for-profit social business venture’s mission

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • Serve as the administration head of the social business venture
  • Effective, efficient and respectful leadership in the development and perfecting of the management information systems aiding the organization to reach its goals in a timely manner
  • Work with internal and external sources to develop long-range strategic planning and the ability to be responsive to unforeseen problems
  • Design, develop, and implement a well-organized environment with clear guidelines
  • Manage and supervise employees and volunteers, assisting with development of policies and procedures
  • On occasion, present to the public

Preferred

  • 10+ years management experience
  • 10+ years financial experience
  • 10+ years combination of information resources and human resources experience
  • MBA +/or equivalent experience

Salary

65K CAD with potential to become Vice President and Limited Partner with buy-in through salary deduction or lump sum. Position pending at a future date

How to Apply

Submit a 50 word statement explaining why you want the role and why you would be the best Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Social Business ADMINISTRATION Specialist through LinkedIn messaging.

If your message strikes the right chord, you will be contacted to proceed further with the interview process. Your interest is greatly appreciated; however, if you are not contacted, please know it is not a reflection of you, but of finding the best fit for the role. Thank you and best wishes!

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Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 16, 2019

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Job Opportunity (Pending)

 SOCIAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle’s mission is to transform respect from a discretionary value to a global principle to raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people, aided by original intellectual capital of the concept presented in a diverse range of books, products, and services, plus special events and projects. You enjoy keeping busy and getting the work done, the key to success in ramping up the company’s global initiative. Your excellent observation skills empower you to see what needs to be done, and when realistically. Your charming manner makes friends easily, making you a natural leader that creates a fun, active place to work inside the company, plus easily engaging supportive external companies. Being part of a team, whether the company’s management team or your operations team or your external team results from your ability to accept differences and try new approaches to get the job done. You adapt well to change and can shift gears quickly.

You have the potential and desire to be one of the three potential vice presidents and limited partners. Our other two teammates will be an administrative specialist and business development specialist, all of whom will work closely with the originator, researcher, developer, artistic director, founder, and president, though not necessarily from the same geographical location. After a probation period, limited partner equity will be acquired through salary deduction rather than an upfront cash contribution.

Objectives

  • Represent the operations/resource centre of the organization
  • Develop relationships with local and global external sources for the printing, warehousing, and distribution of the company’s copyrighted books and products
  • Lead internal and external teams for timely delivery of the resources
  • Source contractors in foreign countries for material production, warehousing, and distribution
  • Identify potential challenges to sourcing globally and find viable acceptable solutions if required
  • Comply with all regulations to establish and maintain respect, integrity, and compliance

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Serve as the key liaison with contractors and customers to meet production, shipping, and delivery requirements
  • Develop strong alliances with national and international sources
  • Establish policies and procedures for sourcing, warehousing, and shipping protocols
  • Work with the president on source development
  • Build and lead a solid internal and external team
  • Build solid working relationships with the president and with the two other team specialists to develop a highly successful trio and potential limited partners to support the for-profit social business venture’s mission

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • Practical and logical approach to planning, managing, and trouble shooting the company’s operations department
  • Adept at searching for solutions, even unconventional ones to get the job done respectfully and in accordance with legal requirements
  • Sound reasoning abilities to discover discrepancies and deal with them expediently
  • Active, engaging, and fun leader and liaison
  • Respond well to unplanned situations with satisfactory, respectful solutions
  • Enjoy working with a lot of other practical and lively people

Preferred

  • 10+ years international shipping experience
  • 10+ years warehousing experience
  • 10+ years sourcing/dealing with production contractors
  • Logistics training/education or relevant experience

Salary

65K CAD with potential to become Vice President and Limited Partner with buy-in through salary deduction or lump sum. Position pending at a future date

How to Apply

Submit a 50 word statement explaining why you want the role and why you would be the best Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle Social Business OPERATIONS Specialist through LinkedIn messaging.

If your message strikes the right chord, you will be contacted to proceed further with the interview process. Your interest is greatly appreciated; however, if you are not contacted, please know it is not a reflection of you, but of finding the best fit for the role. Thank you and best wishes!

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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April 16, 2019

ABOUT the COMPANY

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

A For-Profit Social Business Venture

MISSION

To raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people by transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle

PRINCIPLE (FOUNDATIONAL BELIEF)

Respect for all

VALUES

Compassion
Sincerity
Honesty
Integrity
Transparency
Cooperation
Peace
 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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April 2019

 

The Social Business Venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, VALUES

CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE

A For-Profit Social Business Venture

GLOBAL INITIATIVE

Raise the standard of living and quality of life of all people because everyone matters.

VALUES

All values fall under the company’s “Respect Principle” umbrella since a principle is a foundational concept with the power to support a variety of discretionary values chosen by individuals and groups, therefore enabling the principle and people to overcome the prejudices born of diverse beliefs, such as, religion, politics, race, sex, social status, economic status, education, etc.
That being said, in addition to respect serving as the foundation of the company, the following values build upon respect as the principle …
Compassion … Sincerity … Honesty … Integrity … Transparency … Co-operation … Peace
 

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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Last Updated February 2019

“Where Two or More Are Gathered …” TRANSFORMING My Sole PROPRIETORSHIP into a PARTNERSHIP

The more I have delved in understanding my personality type, its strengths,  weaknesses and my natural preferences, I am in the process of writing a job description for one of the three partners I will be bringing into my company. The first to hire will be someone who complements my strengths and fills in for the tasks I really don’t enjoying doing and therefore are considered natural weaknesses or challenges for my personality type.

How will I pay for hiring someone? Ah well, it really is quite simple. My complement and first partner thrives on connecting and talking  with people. His or her job description will include public relations, fund-raising, and sales … wholly on commission … because he or she thrives on the challenge.

This particular person though isn’t in it just for the money, they are compelled to making the world a better place with a social business venture dedicated to transforming respect from a discretionary value to a global principle.

Raised funds and sales will mean a salary for both of us and when profit is high enough then I will be recruiting two other partners, one who will manage operations and logistics (I already have a person in mind for this role) and one who will be the executive administrator.

The three partners will be required to buy equity from their salaries, all will be paid equally, and their total company equity will not rise higher than 35%, in order for me to retain 65%, much of which will also be used to establish the foundation and an innovation/education/mentoring facility.

My primary focus will remain creating product, books, and services around the core concept, as well as heading the team, until I pass responsibility onto the management team. Once the management team is at the required level of expertise and the desired income level, then I will move onto other endeavors because I have realized and accepted that what I excel best at and am happiest with are creating something from nothing to solve problems and to help people.

A special note to anyone interested … please wait until the job description is posted in order to get a clearer picture of the role and responsibilities, plus the directions on how to apply. Thank you.

It’s going to be an interesting, dynamic, and fun year!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Advocate Educator Writer Social Entrepreneur & Founder

Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

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February 15, 2019

 

 

 

Content Writer, Social Business Venture Entrepreneur, Angel Investors’ Contestant, and “The Dragons’ Den Guide to Investor-Ready Business Plans”

As one of the Hawk’s Nest contestants in the past few months, I was fortunate to receive helpful feedback on my social business venture vision and business plan from the evaluation team after my interview.

Though my idea made the second round, part of the strategic plan development meant I had to inform the panel I had decided to move back to the city, which meant I could no longer compete because I was going to be outside of the contest’s containment area.

This impacted my not making the finalists’ list; however, I was offered the opportunity to attend the pitch workshop and to connect with the local development corporation regarding other financial possibilities.

As part of my revised strategic plan, I initially thought the move to London was about getting a traditional administrative job, which I had experienced great success with over the years. However, by not recognizing and pushing my more current writing successes and entrepreneurial achievements, I was selling myself short and God has not been opening those doors for me as He has in the past, but has, in fact, been pushing me towards the writing and entrepreneurial doors.

So, after the analysis and evaluation, I know it is time again to adapt to what is needed next.

The first task is to rewrite my resume, highlighting my recent achievements and successes with writing, my social business venture, as well as, my previous administrative successes. I will continue to apply for jobs, however, only writing opportunities, which are increasingly becoming more important and, as a result, more available because many companies are recognizing they need in-house writers rather than just advertising agencies for special projects.

Second, is the rewriting of a new Executive Summary based on recent events to garner investor support for what I have discovered in book is my social business venture’s “Early Stage” investment stage since I have already proven my business concept (Seed Stage) and started the business (Start-up Stage) with Bootstrap funding, though it was stalled due to parental care needs.

The Hawk’s Nest contest I was in this spring was to provide winners with a $25,000 investment; however, I realize a larger investment will, in fact, reap the fastest turn-around since the core products are already developed and simply need to be delivered, starting this fall. Of course, there is a line-up of additional books, products, and services waiting to be developed when I have the resources and time that a cash investment will also provide.

On that note, it is time to get to work on the new resume, plus the pitch and executive summary, so as always, thanks for stopping by! And best wishes with your own strategic life plan … though, as I am learning, staying flexible and adaptable is key to reaping the benefits of the unexpected!

Respectfully,

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Writer, Social Entrepreneur, and The Respect Specialist.

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