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Nancy McNaughton-

April Wells

Kim Penner

My name is April and I am the proud Program Administrator for Opening Doors to Success Inc.! Long ago, I came to this amazing organization seeking assistance in my job search and confidence building. I was new to Steinbach and this place was the top recommendation from many persons in the community. I continue to be so very grateful for the variety of free services that I was able to utilize to benefit both my professional and personal growth.

Within a couple of months, I was hired as the Program Assistant/Receptionist and shortly after that, was promoted to Pre-employment Coach. A couple of years after that, I was promoted to Management in this fabulous organization, and here I am in year 7, still extremely proud and grateful to be a part of this incredible, small but mighty family. We in a nutshell are “real people helping real people”.

My career heart has found it’s home with Opening Doors to Success Inc., providing services where I can help others overcome some of the most daunting life circumstances to feel more confident, supported, appreciated, inspired and motivated.

In my personal life, I’m a bit quirky in my tastes; I have a very open and accepting mind and sense of humour, I adore my dog and 2 cats, I have a passion for wild weather, nature, animals, music, events, travel, the Universe, the paranormal, psychology aaand I really enjoy a nice warm bath with a glass of Sangria to ease away a good work week!

My name is Nancy McNaughton-Dobres. I am the founding director of Opening Doors to Success. I love seeing the excitement and growth in my fellow community members as they embrace our services and begin to blossom with confidence! This newfound confidence is what helps them rise to their full potential and get hired!

My dream of a program that would do what it has done for the past 10 years, was born from realizing my own skills and strengths, overcoming obstacles and taking action. The coaching and services we offer at ODS are the fundamentals of how I realized my dream of this amazing program. 

I am also a certified professional life coach, and teacher.

I would not enjoy this amazing success without my amazing husband, my beautiful family, friends, my cat Bella, my dog Shammy,  and my cockatiel Sweetie.

My name is Kim Penner, I am a job coach with Opening Doors. One of the things I love about working at ODS is that I have the opportunity to meet and help so many people. I enjoy helping people to succeed in the workplace and in finding the career or job that they are excited about.

I came to ODS with a variety of different job experiences to look back on, including being a sub caller for Hanover School Division, cooking at a restaurant, direct support and managing at envision, owning my own business, land ownership, development and sales as well as Human Resources and scheduling for a private homecare company.

Some of the things that bring joy and richness to my life include my husband and family (4 children, two in laws, and our first grandchild on the way). I enjoy living in the country with our two dogs and sometimes puppies. I enjoy the outdoors, especially beautiful summer evenings, and warm sunny days. I am passionate about my family and my faith, being involved in our church and school. I have enjoyed coaching Volleyball for over 10 years and love watching our children play a variety of sports in high school and college.

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