"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, YOU ARE A LEADER"
–John Quincy Adams
Read Ishrath's Bio
Read Rita's Bio
Rita served as the District Governor for District 4 in 2013-14, leading District 4 to Select Distinguished and expanding the district to the largest in North America by focusing on the members' needs. She led the reformation of District 4 to that of District 4 and District 101, launched in 2016. She is a recipient of District 4's Golden Gate Award, District 101 Toastmaster of the Year (2019), and the Toastmasters International Presidential Citation (2016).
Her leadership style is Servant Leadership. On what aspect of Leadership 101 inspires her: “Our members share great information on Leadership. I always learn new ideas and info on Leadership from them and I have the opportunity to watch our members grow.”
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Read Lori's Bio
Kitzzy joined Toastmasters in 2015 to improve her listening skills and regained her Spanish-speaking voice. She quickly moved into club and district leadership. She served as Area Director in 2017-18 and was recognized as Toastmasters of the Year that same year. As District 4 Director in 2019-20, her focus was to Empower all members to unlock their leadership potential.
She is a Servant Leader who employs Situational Leadership to match the level of direction and support she provides her team based on their abilities. What inspires her about Leadership 101 is exploring different aspects of leadership through the monthly themes and "What would you do?" Table Topics leadership scenarios.
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Read Tony's Bio
Tony’s Toastmasters journey started in 2001. District 4 Toastmaster reached Distinguished Status during his term as District Governor in 2008-09. During the 2015 Toastmasters International convention, Tony was one of 14 members to receive one of the highest honors in Toastmasters - The Presidential Citation – an award recognizing outstanding contributions, service and dedication to Toastmasters.
His leadership style is Servant Leadership. Being part of Leadership 101 is a chance to be part of a club where past leaders and more importantly current and future leaders have a chance to meet. Tony enjoys the leadership profile where member presents on an influential leader at each of our meetings.
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Read Françoise's Bio
Françoise went Above and Beyond as District 101 Director in 2018-2019. During her District leadership years, she saw members step up and discover what they can truly achieve, both within Toastmasters and in their lives. She is still in touch with some members of the clubs she visited.
When it comes to leadership, Françoise thrives to find a win-win solution for everyone involved. She enjoys guiding people and seeing them achieve more than they thought they could.
Leadership 101 truly inspires her because she learns something new at every meeting. With intriguing leadership themes each month, it has at times challenged her to take her game to the next level.