October 30, 2012
Inspiring Multiplication: Spotlight on Atlantic Canada
In December 2008, Hermen Atienza and his family relocated from the Phillippines to Halifax. They were optimistic about their new chapter in Canada, however, when Hermen’s work did not unfold as planned, a long year of job-hunting ensued. Although Hermen possessed an MBA and was qualified for president-level positions, he found himself applying for very meager positions to provide for his family. Now, Hermen delights in sharing how his career took a new direction, with very rewarding employment as an independent consultant. Subsequently, he was invited to become involved with LIG and has since experienced an inspiring year as LIG has begun in Atlantic Canada.
In March of this year, Hermen helped spearhead the LIG Vision Event in Halifax. The concept of integrating faith and work resonated with a group of business leaders there. The “Bursting Your Bubble” course followed and a Leadership Forum was held in June. As Hermen shares, “LIG was a great platform for me to have a faith adventure. It really was an answer to prayer for me, and for the network of people we had in place here.” He adds, LIG is “easily a part of the business environment”.
One of these friends in his network, Jeff Lutes, is now enthusiastic about getting LIG running in Moncton. They held a LIG Vision Event in September and are now planning a November 2nd Leadership Forum. In addition, another friend who experienced the Leadership Forum in Halifax last June is now doing the ground work to take LIG to another corner of Nova Scotia.
Looking back, Hermen can see how it was important to take time to slow down and listen when he did not know what direction he was to go in his career. Now, he is excited to see the direction LIG will go in Atlantic Canada, as the number of marketplace leaders embarking on faith adventures multiplies!
Rebecca is a communicator, coach, musician, and proud mom of three. She loves to create, whether it be a new strategy in the board room, or a new dessert in the kitchen. She loves to give life to ideas through the spoken and penned word. Rebecca and her family spent five years living life in Asia but are now settling back into Canadian culture, making their home in Richmond, BC.Back to Top