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About Me

Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, I find myself returning home after working as a civil servant for 15 years in Canada's capital city; Ottawa. I am a Mechanical Engineer and have spent most of my career working on research and development programs related to transportation, energy, and the environment.

Inspired by permaculture principles and ethics, I left my career and have re-centered myself on a 75 acre slice of the Acadian Forest where I am now using my project management expertise, my international experiences, my sound technical knowledge as an engineer, as well as my broad public sector experiences to start my own business; Midori Permatech.

This Output Packet (OP) demonstrates where I am on this journey.

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Primer

Welcome to my first project specific Gaia University OP.  I invite you to read through my core report sections and discover how I navigated the parallel journeys of creating a business plan, launching a business, working with my first client, and developing my skillflexes.

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I am approaching the creation of my business with what I think is a unique and unconventional model. I believe this method will inform me of the skills I need to further myself on several paths in real-time, a much more dynamic approach, yes, but one which can have more risks involved. My Gaia Buddy, Simha Bode, calls it an "Emergent Agile Prototype System”, or EAPS!

The basis of this report originates from identifying the elements I have amassed during this journey. I used the 5P notion (peer, patrix, professional, personal, and project) to harvest this information and present it.

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Index

Notes for Reviewers

Title & Summary

Title & Summary

1.1 Project Description

1.1 Project Description

1.2 Project Design

1.2 Project Design

1.3 Project and Peer Outcomes

1.3 Project and Peer Outcomes

1.4 Patrix, Personal, and Professional Outcomes

1.4 Patrix, Personal, and Professional Outcomes

1.5 Conclusion

1.5 Conclusion

2.1 Pathway Reflections

2.1 Pathway Reflections

2.2 Thinking in Use

2.2 Thinking in Use

2.3 Managing Time, Managing Promises

2.3 Managing Time, Managing Promises

2.4 Participation Records and Digiphon

2.4 Participation Records and Digiphon

3.1 Business Plan, Operating, and Marketing Items

3.1 Business Plan, Operating, and Marketing Items

3.2 Website and Facebook Page

3.2 Website and Facebook Page

3.3 Skillflex Advisor Records

3.3 Skillflex Advisor Records

3.4 Pictures

3.4 Pictures

3.5 Workshop Notes and Handouts

3.5 Workshop Notes and Handouts

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Charles Thibodeau
29 August 2013, 1:36 PM

My Self Review

Simha Bode
05 September 2013, 2:13 PM

Nice work Charles! Sorry my documents format is a bit off, I have software issues.

Charles Thibodeau
10 September 2013, 1:21 PM

Meredith Kirby's OP5 peer review.

Elke Loepthien
13 October 2013, 9:20 AM

This is a great piece of work Charles and a joy to read!

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