Mayleen has always naturally gravitated towards wanting to help others. This value perfectly aligns with her mission and desire of wanting to make an impactful contribution in the world even if it means making a difference in one person’s life.
Since graduating with a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2007, Mayleen has been providing services as an Occupational Therapist (OT) in a Toronto rehabilitation hospital. Over the span of her career, she has helped and worked with clients inflicted with various acute and chronic conditions, such as stroke and cancer, aiming to improve their quality of life.
Currently on maternity leave with her second child, she strongly identifies herself as a mom to two children under the age of 4, a wife to an amazing husband for 8 years, and an only child to 2 loving parents. Despite not currently working in her daytime job, her life is as busy, hectic and exhausting as ever. Aiming to find balance amidst this chaotic lifestyle is a daily mission of hers.
Mayleen’s dedication and commitment to her personal growth has resulted in noticeable improvements in all areas of her life. Her personal development journey began in her 20s, however expanded exponentially in 2015 after being introduced to a series of leadership courses. She is now fueled by the desire to continue on this path of personal growth to not only be an empowered woman for herself but to BE an influential role model for her children and to make a positive impact to those around her or those who come into contact with her. To augment and compliment her growth, you may find her listening to an audiobook or inspirational excerpt at any given time (when time permits of course).
One of her fondest accomplishments that has served as a turning point in her personal growth was her experience competing at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in 2004. Viewed as the Olympics of hula dance competitions, it was the first time a group of Canadian dancers had ever participated. Polynesian dancing has been a part of her life for over 30 years as a student, teacher and professional performer, and remains near and dear to her heart.
Moving forward, she intends to collaborate with her husband, who is currently studying holistic nutrition, with the objective to optimize people’s health and quality of life utilizing a Holistic framework.
She feels it is her time to step into her greatness with grace and looks forward to having you on this journey with her while she shares her most authentic and vulnerable self in the life lessons she learns and embarks upon. She hopes that in her sharing it may resonate with others on some level, thereby providing a means of connectedness and support.