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Nancy McNaughton – Founding Director

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Personal Success Coach and Community Development Leader

My vision for a service to help people achieve their dreams began to evolve as I worked as a job coach for two successful supported employment organizations. I recognized the need for personal empowerment training and began implementing unique personal development programs and workshops.

In 2009, I officially incorporated Opening Doors to Success Inc. Our programs and workshops have contributed to the personal and professional success of hundreds of our clients over the past six years.

I have also developed and facilitated workshops for organizations in my community, including envision Community Living, Red River College and Academy of Learning.

My personal recovery from major obstacles in my own life, lead me to discovering strategies, tools and truths to overcoming and finding joy and success. I share these principles through delivering fun and interactive workshops. My simple and easy to understand, facilitating style has been speaking to diverse audiences.

The key ingredient to the success of my programs is my shared belief that absolutely everyone, whatever challenge or disability, has the potential to succeed and experience an awesome life and career. I believe that a positive attitude can be taught, and a positive attitude is key to our personal and professional success.

Directing and growing Opening Doors to Success over the past nine years has given me the opportunity to connect with many amazing businesses and resources in our community. These services play a huge part in how my team and I empower the many wonderful of you, that come through our doors!




Megan Adams - Program Manager

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“It’s MONDAY!!” This is what I am known for saying every Monday morning. It’s a simple thing to love Mondays, when you love your job as much as I l do. As a mother of 6, it is crucial to me, that my children have the knowledge that it is possible to have something they love to do, be truly passionate about it, and finding that the bonus is they’re being paid to do it.

I have a passion for caring for and helping people. With the belief that everyone has the potential of pursuing and achieving their goals and dreams, I get to help people everyday.

What a rewarding feeling it is knowing that, with the tools and resources we provide at ODS, our clients gain the encouragement, support and motivation to make their aspirations their reality!





April Dawne Wells – Pre-employment Coach

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Good Day! My name is April,

I am a very happy to be a part of the ODS team as a Pre-Employment Coach. Over the years, I have had a variety of customer/client service jobs that I felt I was successful at, but did not find a comfortable fit, until I discovered the ODS program. Lending a kind ear, giving guidance, information, and a friendly approach to folks in search of their job/career goals is both rewarding and a success! I hope to continue my career path in the direction that I can help others who might feel a little lost in their goals, it can certainly be overwhelming! Also, I love my cat and dog…a lot…oh and chocolate. All the best to our future successes!





Schila Friesen – Pre-employment Coach

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Hi! My name is Schila.

I joined ODS initially as a client. I walked into the workshops believing I didn’t have many skills to contribute to our community having been out of the workforce for numerous years. I walked out feeling empowered and confident in my abilities and now am a part of this amazing team. As a pre-employment coach my goal is to support our clients throughout their journey of discovering each their own strengths and successes.




 

Guy Grenier - Program Assistant

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Hello my name is Guy Grenier I stared here as a student trying to find myself and what I wanted out of a job or a career , and how not to settle for what ever jobs come up . Everyday I wake up with one goal and that is to help people and in my small way I get to do that here at opening doors I Love what I do and I love to help people connect with the amazing team that I work with. I am so happy to be a part of this team.


 

With God everything is possible! It is not always easy, but it is simple!