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I don't have multiple personalities but I certainly do have multiple profiles. We all do. I have worked with a few multiple personalities over the years ... they're good people!

 

Locate & click on the Read More link at the bottom of each profile for even more exciting details. 

Rae Stonehouse DTM celebrating @ D21 Toastmasters Spring Conference Vernon 2008 

How many people can honestly say that they spent part of their formative years in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane?

 

Rae can! True, he was working as a staff in the Dietary Department and was able to go home every evening at the end of his shift. Fortunately, that experience hasn’t had a lasting effect on him.

Over the past 35+ years Rae has been working as a Registered Nurse, predominantly in the field of mental health/psychiatric nursing. This has provided Rae with an in-depth understanding of human behaviour & psychology, which comes in handy for his creative and entrepreneurial pursuits.

OK Help 4 Biz LogoOkanagan Help4Biz is owned & operated by Rae Stonehouse, a nurse entrepreneur. A few years back he was a board member of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) as well as serving as Chairman of the Board.  

Serving as an OVES board member, Rae organized over 30 Townhall meetings & two entrepreneurial conferences that covered numerousAbout Us graphic entrepreneurial/business-related topics. He remains well-connected with the local business world.

Rae Stonehouse aka Mr. Emcee mremcee.caAre you looking for a Master of Ceremonies for your Okanagan business event? How about somebody to organize your event from start to finish?

Would a local DJ or a "personality" really give you the results that you want or the image that you want to portray?

An experienced Emcee can make or break your event.

Presentation: “Workplace Ogres Be Aware! Practical Tips & Techniques for Resolving Workplace Conflict”

Does your worksite lose productivity due to interpersonal conflict?
Do you have a high turnover of staff but don’t know why?
Can you feel the tension when you walk into the room?

Your worksite may be experiencing workplace conflict or living in the shadow of a Workplace Ogre.

 Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Rae is a Toastmaster Extraordinaire

Rae has been very active in the Toastmasters International organization for over 20 years. He has taken on progressively more challenging leadership roles and opportunities while honing his communication skills at the same time.

He has recently stepped down from serving as the District 21 Toastmasters Webmaster, a role he held for some 7-8 years. As an experienced leader he serves as Toastmentor and mentors fellow Toastmasters at all levels of the district. He has been involved in the past dozen or so D21 conferences in one capactity or another, notably in operating the on-line registration system and the conference websites.

 


Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly! by Rae Stonehouse.In Rae's first book Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly! (available as a downloadable e-book at www.powernetworkingforshypeople.comwww.powernetworkingforshypeople.com ) he outlines a system that he developed to help overcome his shyness, get him out networking and moving me to fame and fortune. He's still waiting for that last part though … waiting … waiting …

Recent research is indicating that some 50% of North Americans describe themselves as being shy. If you are shy, you are in good company. Networking can be daunting if you are challenged with shyness, this book provides practical tips & techniques that he has used successfully. If they work for him they will likely work for you!

Need a speaker or workshop presenter for your event? Content is customizable for your needs. Examples include: How to develop a dynamic elevator pitch; Personal branding for the business networker; Networking 101.

Contact Rae @ 250-451-6564 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organizational/Workplace Facilitator @ Live For Excellence Productions

 

Presentation: “Workplace Ogres Be Aware! Practical Tips & Techniques for Resolving Workplace Conflict”

  • Does your worksite lose productivity due to interpersonal conflict?
  • Do you have a high turnover of staff but don’t know why?
  • Can you feel the tension when you walk into the room?


Your worksite may be experiencing workplace conflict or living in the shadow of a Workplace Ogre.

Rae Stonehouse Graduation Picture

Registered Nurse @ Interior Health Authority

 

Rae has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 35 years. His career has taken him from Ontario, Canada to Dallas, Texas and eventually to where he has settled in Kelowna, British Columbia.

36 of those years have been working within the field of mental health/psychiatric nursing. He has worked in a large provincial psychiatric hospital in specialty areas such as admission wards with acutely psychotic patients, psychogeriatrics i.e. elderly mentally ill patients, developmentally delayed adults with extreme behaviour problems and psychosis and patients with substance abuse and alcohol dependencies. He has managed a community-based specialized residential facility offering life skills training to chronically mentally ill individuals and has also conducted a considerable amount of therapy and counselling during his career.

Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Past Chairman of the Board of Directors Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES)

 

As a Director of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) responsible for education & training of its members, Rae organized 30 monthly Townhall Series meetings and moderated the panel discussions.

The Townhall Series brought together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs who shared their sage advice with their fellow entrepreneurs.

The organization process included: topic development, locating & securing speakers, creating promotional copy, promoting & marketing the event, website development, working with speakers to develop Bios and introductions and then moderating the event.