Dream Big

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am by bryna

van-gogh-vincent-starry-night-7900566This morning I had the privilege to speak to the students in the Loyalist College Public Relations program, of which I am a graduate.

In remembering my time there, and the snippets of wisdom I might have to impart to those just beginning their journey, I realized that everything I learned in school I learned from Loyalist PR.

Kerry Ramsay, the coordinator and facilitator of the program, is one of the most amazing, dynamic teachers I know. She inspired our class to get involved in our community, to give back to others, and that PR is inherently about servant leadership.

Above all she encouraged us to dream BIG!

She pushed us out of our comfort zones into places of creativity and experience that I had never had in four previous years of post-secondary. She gave us the skills and practical know-how to excel in our fields. She also imparted in our class (and many others from what I’ve heard), a fearlessness to take on big projects, communicate effectively, and do things we never thought possible.

Being back in her classroom this morning brought so many memories back. Getting to stand up with one of my fellow grads, the ever-eloquent and hilarious Jeff Lauritsen, was such a treat. It’s amazing when you see pieces of your life come full circle.

For anyone reading this who might be looking for inspiration, I encourage you to dream big. Do something you’d never do. Look for creativity in the most unlikely places. And check out the Loyalist PR blog. You’re sure to find something to bring out the best in you. I know I did.

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  1. We loved having you, Bryna – you’re an inspiration in your own right!! Keep making us proud…

  2. Micheal Bernard McCaul

    Thanks for the gracious mention of us PR students. I hope we learn as much as you have and more

  3. Kerry: Thanks so much!! You’re too kind. I appreciate you having me there yesterday.

    Michael: Thanks for taking the time to check out the blog! I’m sure you’ll learn as much and more than we did! Kerry really keeps you busy. You’ll be thoroughly equipped for an excellent career wherever that may be.

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