Madelaine is a Freelance Project Manager and a Coach to Women Freelancers.
In her work as a Project Manager…
Madelaine has experience working with universities, non-profit organizations, private companies and governments, mostly on environmental based projects ranging from community university projects, energy efficiency, climate change and IT. With 8 years of project management experience, she excels at taking all the details, and making them clear and actionable for her project teams, delivering projects that are consistently on time and on or under budget. She has experience both leading projects and acting in a coordinating support role, while consistently providing perspective on risks and issues pertaining to project delivery. Learn more about Madelaine’s experience as a Project Manager on LinkedIn.
In her work with Women Freelancers…
Madelaine co-created a network for women freelancers in 2016, Create Your Laptop Life, as a means of providing resources to women who needed guidance on how to work remotely and manage projects and teams virtually. With her co-founder, the network grew from 50-500 members in 1.5 years, created a community of supportive and engaging members, and built relationships that she continues to nourish today.
Currently, she coaches her freelancer clients one-on-one or in small group settings, to provide support with both growth strategy and business basics. She works with her clients on things such as overall business planning and strategy, budgets and financials, writing proposals and RFP responses, learning how to build relationships and effectively serve clients, and finally, advising them on how to create systems, workflows and standard operating procedures using simple tools and automations to make their work as efficient as possible – So they can get out and enjoy life!
On the personal side of things…
Madelaine and her husband Jarrett, baby boy Rhoari and their two corgis live in Halifax Nova Scotia in a little blue house with lots of colour and plants.
Both Madelaine and Jarrett work remotely and try their best to live flexibly and travel as much as possible!
In 2020 they plan to take their work with them to Costa Rica, Vancouver Island, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Scotland and Portugal.