About – The Program 2017-02-27T19:52:13+00:00

Our Story

Live Your Potential (LYP) is a story of partnership between two like-minded women who came together with the mission to educate, empower, and enable women professionals.

The program was born out of the need that Jean and Lilit saw in their communities in Toronto, where often women are dissatisfied or unmotivated at their jobs, underemployed or underpaid. However, bringing positive change in their professional lives – be it regaining a sense of purpose and enthusiasm in their current jobs, seeking new career opportunities, or acquiring new skills and qualifications to climb up the career ladder – requires time, certain skills, persistence and a supportive community.  Numerous programs exist in the Greater Toronto Area that support unemployed professionals, but there was a shortage of comprehensive and compact programs that could support those who are employed, but need certain information, skills or support for job happiness.

So Jean and Lilit joined forces to fill that gap, and after extensive research and preparation, the Live your Potential Women’s Leadership & Career Development Program was born.  Since then, the LYP Program has empowered numerous women from diverse backgrounds and industries, resulting in positive and often times life-changing impact on the lives of the program graduates. In 2016, the first Live Your Potential Scholarship was launched, supporting two women in their journey to leadership and career happiness. LYP will continue to invest socially for the advancement of women from diverse backgrounds for the years to come. In 2017, the LYP Talk Series & the LYP Workshop Series were added to the Live Your Potential Brand, in order to create a larger platform of support for working professionals in the community.

Live Your Potential began with two women who shared a mission and passion for women’s empowerment. Now, it has grown into a sisterhood of dozens of women who celebrate their worth, lead with confidence and impact, and also inspire others to do the same. We look forward to empowering more women to live their full potential in 2017 and beyond

Our Mission

Live Your Potential is leadership and career development program that educates, nurtures, and empowers motivated and ambitious professional women to live their fullest potential. The program helps women build rewarding careers by enhancing their competencies in an engaging learning environment, supporting them to increase their confidence and gain a greater sense of personal leadership, as well as connecting them with a supportive community of like-minded women and inspiring mentors.

Our Values

  • Empowering women to identify and achieve their career aspirations
  • Celebrating women and encouraging them to honor their true selves and live their full potential
  • Creating a supportive community of like-minded women
  • Developing women to lead with confidence and impact
  • Investing socially for the advancement of women from diverse backgrounds