Karen Reid Sidhu is a mother, a wife, and a mentor who focuses on helping others find the strength to overcome adversity and is the Executive Director of Surrey Crime Prevention Society.
Sharing my personal experience as a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence has been freeing. So many women live with their secrets that impact their ability to grow. Seeking support is a sign of strength – this was the first step to my healing.
Over the past four decades, I have had so many amazing career opportunities throughout my life and those experiences made me who I am today. As the Executive Director working with youth throughout our community, I get to see the success of these individuals and follow their journey and growth. Witnessing their growth gives me so much hope for our future. Making a difference in the lives of our future leaders is critical to their success. This to me means everything.
My greatest influencer in business has to be my mother. She completed her high school education in her 40’s, secured a real estate license at 45, and was the top realtor in her field for over 5 years. Her accomplishments throughout her life influenced me to be the best I could be.
Advice I would give my younger self – follow your dreams and never give up. I never had the confidence to pursue my dreams until later in life. I have no regrets. You never stop learning. My number one goal this year is to focus on quality, not quantity. We are all so busy in our lives trying to keep up. I have decided to take a different approach by delegating and learning how to say no. There is nothing wrong with taking steps to reduce stress in your life by pulling back. This actually will add tremendous value to everything you are working towards. It is a way to empower yourself and be fulfilled by delivering the best of yourself.
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