Limit to 18 high school students aged between 14 and 18 who identify as female, transgender and non-binary to join this year's podcast series. Reigstered students are assigned to a group of 3 and one of our professional podcast hosts.
High School Girls chat and podcast with Youth Mental Health & Life Coaches about their dreams, obstacles, mindsets, friends, families and academic and career plans.
Through chatting, girls can discuss with mentors and receive advice. Those discussions between students and mentors are great resources and guidelines for other students who may encounter the same situations now and future.
Podcast has a safe and comfortable environment for students to talk. Students' faces are not appearing, and all participants are called by their first names. Parents or guardians of the students know who their kids are talking to before they register.
Lindsey Lewis (She/Her), Professional Life and Business Coach
Lindsey Lewis is a professional life, business and leadership coach with a decade of experience supporting women in creating more success, happiness and fulfillment. She loves working with high school girls! She has appeared on Roundhouse Radio, Breakfast Television, the cover of WHERE Magazine; been a featured speaker at Green College at The University of British Columbia, Rhodes College and Simon Fraser University; plus businesses and organizations including SAP Labs Canada, The City of Coquitlam, The Vancouver Business Network, Grace Club Vancouver and CPHR BC and FuturPreneur Canada.
Lindsey lives and works on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Laurie Edmundson is a mental health advocate, the co-host of the Bold Beautiful Borderline podcast, a public speaker, and consultant on various projects. She lives with borderline personality disorder, anxiety, dysthymia/depression, disordered eating, and other challenges. She uses her personal story to help those who feel alone in what they are going through, parents and service providers who feel lost of disconnected in their ability to support the people they care about, and other professionals who wish to provide more compassionate care. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminology from Simon Fraser University, a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Population and Public Health and a Masters of Health Administration degree from the University of British Columbia. She has been working in health care for nearly a decade and has focused on improving culturally safe care and Indigenous health experiences through her various roles with the First Nations Health Authority since 2017. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her fur baby and foster kitties, ballroom dancing, singing in choirs, and spending time with her incredible chosen family.
"Dream It, Be It" targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams.
Soroptimist clubs will work in partnership with girls in small groups to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful.
The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures.
"Dream It Be It" will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults.