Heather Pardon lived a relatively “normal” and responsible life until she reached her mid-40s. She was always on time for things. She got good grades in school. She did what she was told, finished her vegetables and played by the rules. Heather’s wardrobe was mostly navy and black, it never included yellows or pinks. She was living the kind of life that everyone expected her to have.
Man, was that ever boring! And unhappy too. Maybe you can relate?
That all changed in 2009 when Heather spontaneously sold her home in Ottawa, got rid of two businesses, most of her possessions and said goodbye to family and friends to hit the road in a daisy-decorated RV that was emblazoned with her new mantra “Follow your heart, wherever it takes you”. Heather came from a family of lawyers and accountants so of course her Mom was thrilled. (not!) It is this soul-searching journey that she shares with you in her memoir, Following Daisies: A True Story About One Woman’s Adventures Finding Happiness, Fulfilling Dreams and Becoming Herself.
Suddenly, life wasn’t boring anymore. Heather was having fun and happy to be living life her way, right from the heart! As an author, speaker and coach Heather shares the wisdom, insights and humour she garnered from her own experience to help others live fun, heart-centred lives.
Heather recently released her newest book, Life’s Too Short to Drive a White Car! , an inspiring and humorous read about how to live life from the heart. She is also a contributing author to Cooking with Sin and the Canadian best-seller The Power of Women United.
In 2014, Heather founded The Funny Farm Amateur Comedy Show on Salt Spring Island which features aspiring local stand-up comedians. Heather has been a member of Toastmasters International for over 4 years and has earned a reputation as an engaging and authentic speaker known for her sense of humour and ability to connect with her audience. Heather is also the co-host of The Wise Gals Show which airs on on Life Coach Radio Networks.
Heather is certified in wellness and lifestyle management, personal training and life coaching. She offers both one-on-one coaching and a variety of group coaching programs that help people create a fun, heart-centred life.
Heather lives on Salt Spring Island on Canada’s west coast. There she drives the most colourful car in town, is often running behind schedule, frequently breaks the rules and is often seen in bright-coloured outfits. When Heather is not busy speaking, writing or trying to remember where she left her keys, she can be found hiking with her Jack Russell Terrier, Daisy ‘Mo or at home enjoying some Nanaimo bars.