“Can you do a post-game report from the Calgary Flames’ locker room?” The call from TSN I had been dreading had finally arrived. It was time to deliver — or move on.


My hands began to shake after the game, and as I walked into the locker room I was in full blown panic mode. Only daring to look at the red rug on the floor, I followed my cameraman’s feet to the first scrum.


Quickly looking up, I did the interview plus three others in the room and then ran out of there and filed my story. The year was 1986 and one month later TSN offered me a contract making me one of Canada’s first female sportscasters. It was a huge turning point in my life.


Over the years, I have become fascinated by people that have succeeded in life despite facing huge odds. I like the stories of the nurse who became CEO of one of the world’s best hospitals or the man that was fired and became a multimillionaire after starting his own company.


As we recover from one of the worst recessions in decades, we need to inspire one another to go after our goals no matter how out of reach they may seem.

In the coming months, I will be writing about incredible people who have looked past their doubts and insecurities and have gone on to achieve success. It’ll be your Monday morning dose of inspiration. Make it a turning point for you.