Region Advisor Biography

Wafae Owen, DTM

Wafae OwenMember Since: 2001
Home Region: 3
Home District: 55
Supporting Districts: 3, 5, 16, 23, 25, 34, 55, 113

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and District level):

  • 2022-2023 Region 3 Advisor
  • 2020-2021 Immediate Past District Director
  • 2019-2020 District Director
  • 2018-2019 Program Quality Director
  • 2017-2018 Club Growth Director

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2018-2019 Excellence in Program Quality Award

What key factors are most important as a Region Advisor to help the District achieve success:

  1. Building strong relationships and trust with all District leaders
  2. Staying connected with the District leaders
  3. Communicating news and changes in policies and following-up on deliverables
  4. Training teams to be effective in their role
  5. Providing the platform for knowledge, ideas, and best practice sharing among leaders
  6. Encouraging leaders to stay focused on the District mission
  7. Brainstorming to lead leaders to solution for challenges
  8. Recognizing and celebrating small and big achievements

What key strengths do you bring to the District leaders?

  1. My passion for club growth is strong, experience with budget, and knowledge and understanding of the Toastmasters International governing documents
  2. My resolute commitment to lead the District leaders to success
  3. My high energy
  4. My active listening and flexibility

Why are you interested in serving as Region Advisor?

I want to empower my fellow Toastmasters to continue developing and ensure they have the tools and resources to realize their goals and achieve excellence. I am also looking for ways to leverage my Toastmasters experience to make a positive impact on the District leaders. Additionally, I want to continue paying forward the benefits I have received from our organization and take on new challenges to develop new skills.