Jon Ambler

Being the change: A lesson in leadership

Learn how you can be the change you wish to see in your people, your organization, and your life

Most people understand what is required from a good follower, or a good team member, but few truly understand what it takes to be a great leader.

In work, and the business world, as in life, most activities are team efforts. This inevitably creates a leadership structure. But how do you bring out the leader in you? Investing in yourself, managing yourself, understanding the constants and the challenges and how to bring out the best in everyone when you are in a leadership situation is something Jon Ambler understands well. In a career spanning over 30 years, Col. Ambler can count among his awards: the Order of Military Merit, the Special Service Medal with Bar, the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the Multi-national Force and Observers Medal, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the latter of he was nominated by the Royal Canadian Legion for his work with youth. Most recently he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for is work in preserving and celebrating Canada’s military aviation history. Trained as a Long Range Patrol Navigator, he completed three operational flying tours and one tour as an instructor, achieving over 3,000 flying hours. Before taking command of 19 Wing Comox in 2004, Col. Ambler commanded the Canadian Contingent in a multi-national peacekeeping force in the Middle East.

Join Ambler at the Campbell River Business & Professional Women’s Network meeting on Oct. 23, and learn how you can be the change you wish to see – in your people, your organization, and your life.  To reserve your place at the Royal Coachman Carriage House contact Corinne at RSVP@bpwn.org by Thursday Oct. 18 You can now pay in advance at www.bpwn.org. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for guests.