Louisa Davis, DTM, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is a learning and communication specialist with Best Buy Canada. She takes care of change management for the large consumer electronics retailer’s merchandising team, providing communications and training on systems, tools, best practices, and leadership development.
Davis earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Guelph, focusing on tourism and hospitality management. She is a chartered professional in human resources (CPHR), a certified meeting professional (CMP), and holds a certification in meeting management (CMM). She was the 2018-2019 District 96 Toastmaster of the Year and served as District 96 Director when the pandemic hit.
A Toastmaster since 2002, Davis is a member of Speak Your Mind Toastmasters, in Vancouver and Be Amazing Toastmasters, Best Buy’s corporate club, in Burnaby. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
“When Toastmasters find their voice and gain the confidence to express themselves without fear or doubt, it transforms them,” said Davis. “This goes well beyond our organization—it empowers people to make a difference in their lives and to, ultimately, change the world.”
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Davis is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.