Gail Moorhouse MCP & MSTS #6269021Executive Director - Community Futures Peterborough
Gail's Story :
I am often asked “Where did you come from?” as if I arrived out of the blue. So this is who I am.
I am content to be working in the background and for many years that is what I did. I served as a board member for many organizations, but it was Community Futures who lit my fire and resulted it the highlight of my career. Community Futures Peterborough gives me a chance to apply all the skills and knowledge I gained over the years.
I have worked for the best and largest organizations in technology, and served under the leadership of great men and women at Ingram Micro, Tech Data, HP and Microsoft. And I have been a struggling entrepreneur who worried about payroll. I have been blessed by the direction and support of other women who held me when I was drowning.
Two years ago, my Son Scott passed from suicide, and that left a ton of guilt behind.
The book that has impacted my life the most would be 10-10-10 by Susy Welsh. Will my decision matter in 10 minute, 10 days, months or years. I used this decision making tool in my personal and work life because it helps me stay on track about what I say is important in my life. When I realize that in 10 months or years, no one will remember what I did at work, but my husband will care if I missed an important moment, making decisions becomes quite clear.
I am a proud gramma to 3 little girls and 2 little men who bring me great joy and make me long to the simplicity of life.
I have a number of young women that I have mentored for years. Not from a professional stance but as a listening ear. I love watching them grow. What I find amazing is the number of young women who are preparing for leadership roles in our community. It will make it easy to pass the torch.
I moved to Ennismore 5 years ago and live across the street from my sister Diann Butt. She is my raving fan. Moving was a major decision and our best one. We live in a neighbourhood, not just on a street.
We are avid boaters, and I love to sew, cook and do stain glass.
Okay, what I really love to do is shop.