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After Antarctica

February 29th, 2016

It has been a month since the team returned from the cold, stark, breathtaking (especially at altitude!) continent of Antarctica. With each day that passes, it is becoming unequivocally clear that life will never and can never be the same. We have all cleaned up pretty well (a civilian teammate who shall remain nameless did not even recognize me sitting next to him at the opera two weeks ago). No-one would ever know what we have been through to look at us now. But I think I speak for the team when I suggest that our “normal” external aspect belies internal lives that are changed forever. For the better.

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Journey to the Athabasca Glacier

September 17th, 2015

Diary of Novice Camper and Climber Anne-Marie Sorrenti

Day 1: Thursday August 13

Well, we all made it to Canmore, Alberta to kickoff our training camp in preparation for Antarctica in January. Full of excitement, we were ready to take on the challenge of the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefields and to try out some of the brand spanking new equipment received in the knick of time. We also came equipped with the generously donated Canada Goose outerwear and La Sportiva mountaineering boots we had received before departure.

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Confessions of a Would-Be G.I. Jane

August 10th, 2015

Having signed up for the TPL Antarctica Expedition last April in a moment of what felt a little like divine inspiration (or perhaps sheer insanity), the question “What next?” slowly made its way to the forefront of my mind. It felt like I was about to do something very cool but slightly crazy.

What had I committed to?

What had we all committed to?

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Follow the Leader: Girls E-Mentorship

December 5th, 2014

Mentorship’s Game Changer is Leadership Coaching

Over the past few weeks I have been honoured to work personally with each of our mentees in the magnificent and inspirational atrium of the Aga Khan Museum. Before meeting, the girls completed the Birkman Method® assessment. In our private consultations, we discussed the results generated by the questionnaire, which allowed the girls to talk about their interests, and to describe the productive behaviours, the needs, and the less productive (or stress) behaviours that are unique to each of them. We also considered leadership styles, potential work environments, and career choices that align well with their interests and needs.

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