Carol Lynne Michaels

Client & Audience Services Coordinator, University of Victoria - Farquhar Auditorium
Victoria, Canada

About Carol Lynne

Bio

A recent graduate of Camosun College's now defunct Applied Communications program. I was also privileged to be staff writer and photographer for the college newspaper during my final year.
I pursue communications, videography and journalism in my day-to-day ventures.

I currently work at the University of Victoria's Farquhar Auditorium as the Client and Audience Services Coordinator and feel lucky to be back in the realm of culture and creation.

I contribute to many TEDx events in Victoria and Vancouver, BC. Also, I make myself available to participate & contribute to mutually-beneficial mentorships and volunteer opportunities with diverse groups and events. I have been a core organizer for TEDxVictoria 2011, 2012 and now 2013.

I am an idea person, an opener and a closer. I put value in connecting people to the individuals, groups or ideas that can help someone along in their journey.

Languages

English, French

Areas of Expertise

Connecting people to what they need, Engaging people in my community, Spreading ideas on and offline

An idea worth spreading

What is one thing you can do this month to help make the world better?
Suggestions:
- Walk/Bike
- Use your own cup and cutlery everywhere, all the time, no excuses
- Stop using straws
- Bring your own bag, and avoid packaging
- Compost
- Know where your food comes from

I'm passionate about

Human Rights, Planning for sustainability, Diffusing conflict via clear communication, Active listening, and documentary film-making & photography.

Talk to me about

Plastic, social psychology, dreams, planning, positivity, community, food security

My TED story

I was hooked after the first exposure: Sir Ken Robinson's take on Education.

I co-founded TEDxVictoria in 2011. Our annual events are held in November.
I have assisted in various roles on other TEDx events: TEDxUVic, TEDxJuandeFuca, TEDxMileZero, TEDxVancouver, TEDxRainier, TEDxVictoriaSalons and of course the TEDxVictoriaLive and TEDxWomen simulcast events.
I was very fortunate to attend TEDxSummit 2012. I am a better organizer and human being from having that experience and meeting so many amazing TEDx organizers from around the world.

Favorite talks