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Halina's Story


Television journalist

The burning oilfields of Kuwait in the Gulf War, the Romanian Revolution, Olympic Games, a political summit in Moscow... just a few of the international assignments for Halina in her career as a producer and reporter for CBC and CTV television news.

Performance coach

Halina has been coaching corporate and government leaders in presentation skills for over 20 years. Her signature coaching method - the TalkitOut Technique - is a perfect fit for anyone who understands the importance of clear, persuasive communication. 

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Halina is the author of six books on her TalkitOut Technique, which has helped people around the world improve their speaking skills. She's also written a children's book - Saving Christmas.


Halina is a professional speaker and former member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. She facilities virtual events and conducts online interviews.

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And, of course...

I am Suzie Reindeer, chief reporter for Santa's Ho-Ho-Ho News Network in the North Pole. Every Christmas I'm assigned to take care of Santa on his annual visit to the Christmas in the Bay celebrations in Tantallon, Nova Scotia.


That's me, top right, in a brief foray into stage and screen acting.

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I'm in the red survival suit, in the safe hands of the Canadian and British navies.

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Re-learning my alphabet, after a stroke robbed me of my speech for a time.

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Emceeing a fund-raiser for competitors at my local dance studio.

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