24 Feb Life Lessons: Lynda Brown-Ganzert
Lynda Brown-Ganzert has worked in digital media for over a decade. She has founded several startups in addition to holding executive positions at Edelman and Nordicity and was president of New Media BC (now DigiBC), an industry association.
Her latest venture is Curatio, a mobile technology that connects patients to each other and to health professionals.
It takes confidence to start a business or take the helm at an organization, but Brown-Ganzert admits that self-confidence hasn’t always come naturally.
“In your brain, as you’re working on problems or thinking about next steps, there can be a lot of drama dialogue in your brain,” she said. “That little hamster that just keeps running on that wheel.”
Brown-Ganzert realized that other mentors and friends who were boldly taking action in the face of significant challenges weren’t free of self-doubt – but they had learned how to master it. Learning how the brain works helped; she was also inspired by a business mentor who meditated daily.
“He was a super successful person and at the time I was like ‘Oh, that’s kind of interesting,’ but I would say now I get it. I can understand the clarity he brought to his decision-making.
“This is going to sound so West Coast, but yoga’s really good for that as well,” she said.
“It just gives you the space and the mental space to quiet your mind and just turn inward.”
St. Denis, J. (2014, February 24). Life Lessons: Lynda Brown-Ganzert. Retrieved from https://www.biv.com/article/2014/2/life-lessons-lynda-brown-ganzert/