View Talk: “Choose Your Altitude

Sandi Reimer, 2014 —

Five Questions with Sandi Reimer

What motivates you?

sandi-reimerI’m happiest when I have a goal to conquer. Every time I take on a new fitness challenge, a new race, or another hockey game, it ignites me, because I get to push myself beyond my limits and boldly hit the target that lies before me. When faced with a smooth path or a rocky hiking trail, I’ll take the rocky hiking trail. If I’m told to do eight reps, I’ll push it hard and sneak in one or two more. I don’t have it in me to give any less than my best.

What do you do for a living and why?

I’m an administrative professional for the Province of Manitoba. I enjoy making life easier for those who depend on me on a daily basis, and I have the privilege of serving Manitobans province-wide. It’s a career where I get to use logic, problem-solving, compassion and encouragement. Every day is unpredictable, and I love that because it keeps things fresh.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Why are you excited to speak at TEDxManitoba?

I came from some very humble circumstances, and having the opportunity to speak at TEDxManitoba is an incredible honour. I’m excited to have the opportunity to deliver a powerful message of hope and encouragement—one that will challenge your thinking and change your life.

What is your idea worth spreading?

Choose Your Altitude: Shifting from limits that keep you grounded, to possibilities that make you soar.

What’s your connection to Manitoba?

Manitoba is a place where we get to celebrate the diversity, the value, and the accomplishments of those around us—big and small. It’s a place where we come together to supportively cheer on the exhausted runner as he limps across the finish line. It’s a place where people matter. Together, we are stronger, and I’m proud to call Manitoba home.

An Idea Worth Spreading

Choose Your Altitude: Shifting from limits that keep you grounded, to possibilities that make you soar.