who am i & why do i exist?
My mission in life is to help good people succeed. I will support, ideate and work ceaselessly to help those doing good for this world. People who treat all beings respectfully as equals, those who have the vision to see and act to implement solutions, not just call out problems and tell others to fix them.
My name is Katy, known to my friends as happykaty and I am delighted to make your acquaintance. I am from Montreal and I am in love with my city – the perfect mix of science, art, music, academics and fun fuels me. I am energized by being in good company – exploring ideas where diverging opinions run amuck entertains me. A good glass of wine is also very handy and appreciated in these joyful moments.
A marketing, communications & biz intel ninja at Element AI by day; Producer, head curator and license holder of TEDxMontreal by night. I have the privilege of working with immensely talented teams that showcase Montreal on the world stages of AI & TED. At TEDxMontreal we get to weave into the heart of Montreal’s niches to find unique homegrown ideas that we can propel onto the TEDx world stage. We firmly believe that a local idea can have a positive global impact.
Like many before me, travel is a cornerstone of my existence. I am fuelled by new experiences and love to explore the pale blue dot that we call our home. I am very fortunate to have traveled to over 20 countries so far and plan on continuing this love well into my old age as long as my legs and health permit me.
This blog is my opportunity to share the many lessons I have learned and reflections I have had in my personal quest to unlock happiness from within. My goal is to be of be service by presenting new perspectives that challenge paradigms or at least makes one think about the things we often take for granted. I hope that my ideas will help unlock your mind and connect you to your personal inner bliss. Changing our thought patterns through awareness is a powerful ally in discovering the small things that bring us great joy. I hope to help you experience more of those ephemeral moments and thus facilitate more joy in your life. I invite you to converse with me in this safe space, to challenge and evolve my thoughts. My only rule is that we always engage in a respectful and creative manner.
So enough with the blah, blah – let’s unlock happy together! On our marks, get set, go!
If you ever want to chat with me directly, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org