Deb Chaboyer is an educator at the University of Manitoba, inspirational leader, and emerging entrepreneur. Her emerging company, Chaboyer International works to empower change and connect the world through Human Resources, Adult Education, Customized Training & Advocacy.
Deb that “Every person is a teacher and a learner. It is when we engage on this level that a dynamic and safe learning environment is created.” We asked her a few questions to get to know her better before she takes the stage at TEDxWinnipeg 2019, check them out:
How did you come up with your idea, and how did you develop it into something shareable?
As I have journeyed through life I have been blessed with the privilege of people sharing their stories with me. In all their stories a common theme emerged: Opportunity or the lack of opportunity and how that impacted and shaped their experiences and lives in significant ways.
Over the past few years I have engaged in multiple conversations on the process of reconciliation in Canada and I realized that I was consistently advocating for more and greater opportunities for people so that they could elevate their lives and the lives of their families.
What do you do for a living and why?
I am currently an emerging Entrepreneur in the early stages of developing my company, Chaboyer International, and an Instructor at the University of Manitoba.
I enjoy discussing and sharing ideas with people. The multiple perspectives and experiences between people is fascinating and enlightening. Learning happens in real time with real people with different opinions, prejudices, realities, and life experiences. Everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner.
What do you do with a completely free evening or weekend?
“I will tell you when I get there.”
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has been caring for and raising my family as a single parent.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I would come back as myself with the wisdom and knowledge I have acquired in this life.
What famous historical person would you most like to meet at a dinner party?
I would want to meet Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle at a dinner party. It would be entertaining to discuss the feminine perspective and enlightenment with them. I can only wonder on how they would relate to me.
What TED Talk do you think everyone should see?
Everyone should see: Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Success by Louise Evans: