2008

Please take a few minutes to read some of the encouraging words others have written to TA throughout her adventures and life challenges of 2008.

Sharon Saturday, August 30, 2008
Go TA Go!
Oh my God woman! Do you know any limits? Hee, hee. You are an inspiration to all you touch……be it through your spirit, your wonderful words from your soul and your unending faith in yourself.

Jenn Sunday, August 17, 2008
WOW
Hi TA, I hope that all is well with you and that you have been having a great summer. I finally was able to sit down and read your book while I was on vacation and I had to drop you a line to thank you for sharing this wonderful story with all of us. I started the book on my plane ride home and instantly I knew it was going to be one of those reads that I wouldn’t be able to put down until it was all finished. Your book was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The honesty and descriptive writing was truly inspiring. Your book made me laugh; cry and more often then I sat reading in total awe of you. You’re an inspiration through your passion and determination. I remember being at Natalie’s once and you joked that TA stood for totally awesome, after reading your book I will forever think of TA being short for truly amazing. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished, you have so much to be proud of. I look forward to witnessing all the greatness you will achieve in the future as I got a feeling your only getting started. Thanks again for taking the time to recount your story and enabling people like myself to share in your journey. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Take care, Jenn

ML Monday, July 07, 2008
Thank you
For every time I make an excuse or tell myself I can’t, I will think of your journey to Everest and make it a stark/inspirational reminder that there are typically never any “good” excuses and to replace any thoughts of “can’t” with can and will. After I finished your book, my husband asked if you were a better writer or speaker/presenter (I have heard you present at several MUN events). My reply – “She excels at both.” TA I haven’t met you personally, but your words (spoken and written) are far-reaching. Thank you for bringing my everest to a place where I utilize your words and experiences to push my own limits daily. Keep up the great work!

Glenda Saturday, July 05, 2008
More than a Mountain
Just this minute finished reading your book. I’ve read so many books about Everest and am fascinated by the people who go to climb Everest. I love your book most of all for it’s honesty and it truly is inspiring. You have such an ability to reach people and honor that we all have our own Everest quests. Your book is one I will turn to again and again. I’ll be following your adventures and I may be wrong but in my heart I believe you will one day summit the big one. Your wisdom will stay with me everyday!!!!

Rhonda Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Everests All Round
Hi TA! I was one of the throng that listened to your recent speech at the CAUCUSS conference at MUN, and read your book cover-to-cover while returning home to Alberta. Your journeys/stories are truly an inspiration. I did not have an athletic bone in my body until 5 years ago, when I decided to try running as an “Everest” for my 40th birthday. Needless to say, I went slowly at first but quickly began to see myself and my place in the world in a new light. I remember your talk starting with,What’s Your Everest? In just over a month, my family and I are going to enter a race called the Canadian Death Race, and my stage is climbing Mount Hamel (combo. of walk/run). While it’s not an Everest summit, it is my Everest nonetheless. Keep up the excellent work. When post-run finances are in, I plan on making a donation. In the meantime, I’ll keep checking your site when my own fears start to creep in. Gratitude to you until then…Rhonda

Cindy Thursday, June 12, 2008
Congratulations
You women are absolutely wonderful. I’m glad you have computer access now. You are an inspiration to many. Everywhere I have been since Saturday, everyone has been so excited that you made it. Can’t wait to see the pictures of Leslie seeing the giraffe.

Jeannette Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The thought of a Kilimanjaro climb holds a special memory for me – I’ve been following you in spirit
TA, et al…Congratulations. My beautiful daughter Jessica started a fund raising idea at her boarding school in Northern Ireland….she was going to climb Kilimanjaro with some friends to raise money for charity – a children’s charity – she didn’t care which one. The thousands of pounds (Stirling) she’d require for the trip didn’t dampen her plans – she planned and discussed sponsorship options and was convinced (at least) financially it was feasible. She was pumped! Then she attended an information session to see exactly what was necessary for the physical input as opposed to strictly financial and she realized that her stamina would need more input than her favourite sport could provide. Jessica was a Olympic standard shopper and that was the sum total of her physical endurance requirements. In her own way, Jessica reached her Kilimanjaro without ever touching the soil of the base camp – I was grateful to be able to follow you up the summit she had once attempted (in spirit at least), this climb held a special place in my heart because of Jessica’s wishes. Great accomplishment again Congratulations – I look forward to our hike in September. PS. I consumed your book in the first reading and leave it on my coffee table to temp others to run to the book store and get their copy.

gollop Monday, June 09, 2008
Congratulations TA and your amazing team. You all must be elated on your venture and accomplishment

Sharon Stoodley Monday, June 09, 2008
congratulations!
So glad everything went as planned without too many setbacks in health. You are an inspiration.

Marie Monday, June 09, 2008
Hello from Gros Morne
Greetings to Anne Marie Lane and Congratulations to the group on your amazing accomplishment! Listening to TA Saturday on CBC radio brought back wonderful memories of my own ascent to the “roof of Africa” in 2002. No matter what challenges life may bring, from here on in, ladies, just remember the day “you were on top of the world”.

Mary and Cliff Bluechardt Sunday, June 08, 2008
Congratulations
Dear TA and crew We are so happy for you and we too can now ‘relax.’ Can’t wait to share in the celebration back in NL! TA I am looking so forward to being with you for the 3M Teaching Award…..see you very soon in Edmonton. Safe travels back to Canada for all!!! Love Mary, Cliff, Jake, Buck, Beau Bluechardt

Mary and Cliff Bluechardt Sunday, June 08, 2008
Congratulations
Dear TA and crew We are so happy for you and we too can now ‘relax.’ Can’t wait to share in the celebration back in NL! TA I am looking so forward to being with you for the 3M Teaching Award…..see you very soon in Edmonton. Safe travels back to Canada for all!!! Love Mary, Cliff, Jake, Buck, Beau Bluechardt

Sue Manuel Saturday, June 07, 2008
Congrats!!
You are all so unbelievably amazing! Fluff and Wanda…I love you both and I am so proud of you…I wish I was there for a group hug!! Fluff…we were at the Cabin for Allee’s party so that’s why my note is posted a little late. I did call home and got updates though. Jude and I was watching the clock all night wondering exactly where you were each time. TA, thank you so much for the updates…the excitement is unreal. Your call from the Summit was totally awesome! Take care treking back…love to all (Fluff…can’t wait to give you a big big hug!). Sue

Steve & Emir Andrews Saturday, June 07, 2008
Summit
Congratulations to all of you on a great accomplishment. Mayor Norm Collins, of the Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s, sends a special greeting to Anne Marie Lane, who is a long time resident of the town. He and the town are delighted with your success. As noted in an earlier e-mail to TA, Anne Marie is our friend and neighbor. Again, congratulations to one and all. Have a safe journey home.

Redmond Saturday, June 07, 2008
Kili
Hey Everyone, Great to hear everyone made it to the top! We heard you guys on CBC this morning! Good Luck with your descent, and enjoy the rest of your trip! Greg, Luke, and Andrew

The Thornes Saturday, June 07, 2008
Congratulations!
Fantastic that you all made it! What a terrific unforgettable moment. And lots more to this journey yet. Have great trip back down.

Elaine Saturday, June 07, 2008
Awesome sunrise to an awesome group!
You all are fantastic and in good company. Enjoy the spectacular view and have a safe trip home. The Mayor of 29 Palms, CA sends special note to Nancy. All is great @ upper desert ranch! Enjoy.

Peggy Sturge Friday, June 06, 2008
The Summit
We have been enjoying the journal & following along every day. I expect the excitement is mounting as you get closer to the Peak. Have a safe trek there & enjoy the accomplishment & the view. Take lots of pictures Diane & we can’t wait to here all about this fantastic journey. Only wish I could have been there. Regards, Peg & Ray.

Peggy Sturge Friday, June 06, 2008
Summit
We are enjoying the journal and following along everyday. I’m sure the excitement is mounting as you get closer to the “Peak”. Best wishes for a safe trek there & enjoy the accomplishment & the view. Take lots of pictures, Diane and I can’t wait to hear all about this fantastic adventure. I only wish I could have been there. Regards, Peg & Ray.

Nancy Coish Friday, June 06, 2008
Hi there!
hi everyone, you got some media coverage on CBC radio (Central) this morning…seems like the host in Gander is a fan! Glad to hear that everything is going well!! Can’t wait to see some of TA’s sure-to-be-fabulous pictures! Thanks for sharing, my thougths and best wishes are with you all!! Nancy

VABBs Friday, June 06, 2008
WOK
I guess the acronyms are in full swing and I challenge you to think of some new ones while you’re on your trek. Of course everyone knows that WOK mean the outstanding Women of Kilimanjaro! Diane can let you know what VABBs stands for. – – But, just what does TA stand for? :> Keep up the great work. We look forward to hearing about your progress every day. BBFN and LOL from LB-MC-OC. AV

Sherry Diamond Thursday, June 05, 2008
Detroit3,Pittsburgh 2
They won the cup – series 4 games to 2. Gary Bettman NHL commissioner, handed the cup to the team captain, NicKlaus Lidstrom, who handed it off to Danny Cleary. Very proud moment for every Newfoundlander and Labradorian. Diane, Gary wrote an email several times now, but I think they have been going to a personal email account and not a message that you would have access to. He says that at 50, although you may feel over-the-hill, you don’t have to literally go over-the-hill. In the meantime, I am completely envious, have the time of your life. All the best on your continued journey. Can’t wait to see how you all are tomorrow. Take Care Sherry

Sherry Diamond Thursday, June 05, 2008
Go – Girls – Go
I am absolutely thrilled each evening as I read your entries, it makes someone who has never done anything remotely( or even thought of doing something) like this, think that this would be totally awesome to do. The adventure of a lifetime. Say hi to Diane for me.

keith pond Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Go Fluffy Go. I love You!!!!
Flora, I am thinking of you every step of the way. Enjoy the rest of your trip and I look foward to holding you again on the 17th. Wanda, I am so glad you are there with Flora and I know you girls are having a wonderful time. TA, thanks for the updates. I can’t wait each evening to read them. Good luck to all. Keith :-)

Carol Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Thoughts from The West
It is indeed special to read of your adventures and share some thoughts. Abigail, I pray you haven’t encountered bugs like we did on the Sawback Trail. Take care and enjoy sharing the challenge. You have lots of support.

Brenda & Mike Cole Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Wanda & Flora
Just wanted to say good hiking & thinking of you all. Love to all, cheers!!

Christine Howse Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Kilimanjaro
Hi Everyone, It is great to hear that you are all well. We anxiously await your daily updates to find out the adventures of the day. It all sounds very exciting. Not sure about those nicknames though. Just know that we are all rooting for you and are wishing you the best of luck. Keep climbing. Christine, Mom & Dad

Leigh, Tim, Andrew Monday, June 02, 2008
Greetings from Middle Cove
It is terrific to hear how everyone is doing each day. And it is marvellous to feel like we are sharing in your adventure. All the best on day two of climbing! Our thoughts are with you.

Eloise Oliver Sunday, June 01, 2008
Good Wishes from Toronto
We are very excited to hear about your adventure, we are sure it will be quite a journey. It looks like the training has already been a rewarding time. Wishing you good weather, good friendship, good climbing and a strong spirit. From Eloise, Charles & Kristin (friend of Diane and a Nfld. expat.)

Bev Green Sunday, June 01, 2008
Kilimanjaro- Good luck
I want to wish all of you a safe and enjoyable journey to the summit. I will be following your progress daily and I am enjoying reading your entries. Again good luck, Bev, a friend of Ann Marie

Peggy Sturge Sunday, June 01, 2008
Kilimanjaro – Best wishes
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable journey. I am looking forward to following the progress daily. I was happy to see the first entry today. Best wishes to everyone. Regards, Peggy, a friend of Diane.

Lori Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Just finished the book
Hi TA, I just finished reading your book last night. It was awesome!! I was so interested in your whole story. I couldn’t believe you went through so much adversity on your journey to Everest. I know I would have given up long before you did!! lol Congratulations on your great book and on many successful climbs! As you said, success is not measured on reaching the summit. You had mcuh success and fullfilment from what I read!! I could only wish to have so much in a lifetime!! You truly are an inspiration and should be proud of your accomplishments for sure. Keep up the awesome work and dedication and I wish you much luck and success on your future Everests!!

Jackie Monday, May 26, 2008
Hey TA,
Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to meet with the Guiding Units here in C.B.S. As I suspected, you made a huge impact and my daughter hasn’t stopped chatting about your presentation. Actually, she did a Discover Scuba course at the pool in Field House this past week and made a point of locating your office so she could check out the prayer flags. I know you receive a lot of emails about how you have touched people and propelled their sense of value and potential but I fell whether you receive one email or one hundred, it is essential that you realize the impact you have on people simply by sharing, laughing and caring. When you can reach a young person, and in this case young ladies who are going through that awkward stage of trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in, and make them understand their importance in our world and the heights they can achieve………well, that is really something special. You truly have a gift….one that is appreciated by many of us. So safe travels, and to coin your phrase “Climb high, Climb far”. My daughter and I will be tracking the WOKies progress online.

Sue Saturday, May 24, 2008
Inspiration and Beyond
TA, I just finished your book and it was everything that I had hoped for and more. It is hard to express in words what a pleasure it is to have shared a small part in your Everest just by reading your adventure. I’ve never really faced great adversity just day to day average stuff, and I have yet to discover any dream or ambition. Someday I know that if I just listen to my inner thoughts it will arrive and I will recognise and embrace it. You are an inspiration to everyone. When you made the decision to treasure your health as a sacrifice to your dream (at least for now) I shed tears for your courage and your determination. I wish you the best in all your future “Everests” and look forward to being able to attend one of your presentations.

Marlene Kavanagh Saturday, May 24, 2008
More than a Mountan
Hi TA, Rose & I just finished reading your book and we wanted to send our congratulations to you. The title “More than a Mountain” – is very fitting. We were truly inspired and want to let you know that it was a very good read. Thanks for taking the time to write & publishit! Marlene & Rose

A Fan Friday, May 23, 2008
Thank you
Hi there TA, I just had to write you………….to say Thank you……Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in your book “More than a Mountain: One Woman’s Everest”. It moved me……completely! It is so true when you say that everyone has their own Everest, so so true. I have to admit that I have never contacted any author from any book I have read but I felt compelled to write to you to express my gratitude. The dates you mentioned in your book were significant to me as well, as I was climbing my own personal mountain as well…….something that changed me forever and as you put it just put the world in a whole different light. What a role model you are and a strong person. The greatest of luck to you in everything that you do!

Deb Monday, May 19, 2008
Thanks from our School
TA I meant to write earlier just to let you know that the staff are still taking about you. What a presentation. They are all so inspired by you that they are speechless. You are truly an inspirational by ALL. I knew it and know it I am just so happy that others feel the way I do. You have a special talent and are truly infectious when you speak. ENOUGH Said. You were great TA. We all loved it.

Louise Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thank you
Dear TA You are an inspiration to everyone you touch, in particular to all women and anyone who have their own “Everest” to climb, whether that being physical or spiritual. Your determination, preparation and the obstacles you encountered along your journey were amazing. It had to be unbelievably hard to make the decision to leave the mountain without reaching the top. However it didn’t seem to dampen your spirit and belief in yourself. You are truly a remarkable person and again an inspiration to everyone who has those “big dreams and big goals”. It was a privilege and an honor to have you as our guest speaker at the East Coast Trail Volunteer Event April 27, 2008. Your presentation was enjoyed by everyone and was the highlight of the day! Thank you again for sharing your journey with us and for motivating us to move ahead with our dreams and goals. Your spirit and footprints remain on the mountain awaiting your return!

Nancy Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Enjoyed your book
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Your struggle with the decision to leave Everest was so poignantly described that I truly shared your pain. I think I have a much greater appreciation of the mental anguish you experienced as you battled the physical symptoms of illness. I will never climb a mountain, I may never have the pleasure of knowing another mountain climber but I have known many people who have taken on their own ‘Everest’ and who need inspiration from people like you to take on their challenges (over an over if necessary), one step at a time. Nancy

Jen Thursday, May 08, 2008
Just finished your book
TA, I finished your book this morning – while sunning by the pool! I don’t know if I can put into words how your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual journey has touched me. The description of your emotions is moving. Mental visualization and emotional connection for your reader is profound – I felt as if I was stepping once and breathing once, as you were doing this same. I know nothing of the Buddhitst teachings, but felt a sense of calmness when reading your descriptions of the convents, prayer wheels and chants. Your dedication to everything you do is amazing – I don’t have enough mental strength to commit to starting a running program or finding time to walk my dog regularly – but now, I have someone to inspire me…I have someone’s unbelieveable dedication tucked in my mind, to drive me to achieve “My Everest”, however small it may be!

Megan Friday, April 25, 2008
good luck!
hey ! you were at my school a while ago and your were awesome ! you are such an inspiration to me and my friend erin, she loves you :P good luck in the future! Megan

Vanessa Sunday, April 20, 2008
Can’t put it down
Hi TA! I bought your book two days ago and can’t put it down (and I’m not a reader so you should be proud!)! It’s so great to be able to read a book based on someone you actually know!! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it thus far, and I’m sure the rest will be even better! Can’t wait to finish it!

Tara Thursday, April 17, 2008

Awesome!
I finished your book!!! I couldn’t put it down!! Awesome!!! I laughed, I cried, I loved it!!!

Carla Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Congratulations
Sorry I cant make the launch after all but I really enjoyed reading the book I read it again today while waiting to see the doctor I laughed I cried it is one of the best books I have read for a while and the pictures are amazing. Congratulations and have a wonderful book launch

Shelagh Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thanks TA
Hi TA, Your book arrived today…..thank you so much, I am thrilled to have it. I also want to say how much I appreciate being included in your acknowledgements….I have never been formally acknowledged in a book before and I’m pleased as punch to see my name in print. I absolutely LOVE the cover photograph…..it brought tears to my eyes thinking of all you went through to be there. It’s just beautiful. I can only imagine what you must be feeling seeing your book in print and holding it in your hands. Receiving your book in the mail today was perfect. This morning I checked MyEverest site and realized they were shutting down all communications from the expeditions currently at EBC and I was so disappointed. Now, I have the perfect antidote…..your book. I am just so glad this didn’t happen last year when I was so glued to your daily updates. I don’t think I could have managed to get through a whole month of not knowing what was happening to you. I have to run now, I have some reading to do!! Thanks again TA.

Iris Sunday, April 13, 2008
Bottom to top
Well TA, I simply must tell you that I am having some problems reading your book. This is probably because I am so interested in your story that I often read the bottom of the pages first to see what happens, then return to the top of the page…I just can’t get through it fast enough! :) I am going to have to hurry because if it comes down to a choice between reading your book and studying for finals,….I may be in the PE program longer than anticipated! Again, congrats! p.s. I LOVED the vanilla dip’s (sorry, Velma’s) excursion!

Jen Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wow
Been reading the book….I’m speechless….I find myself reading the words, but feeling as if I’m experiencing each footstep on the mountains, seeing all the sights, and hearing all the sounds. At times I find myself so caught up in what I’m reading I’m holding my breath and very tense. The way you describe the scenes and your emotions is captivating.

Jess Sunday, April 13, 2008
Not during finals
It was definitely a mistake to buy your book DURING EXAM TIME, when I should be studying… I bought yesterday it thinking “I’ll read it on the plane ride in two weeks”… and then I fell asleep reading it. Now I’ve started… I can’t stop. It’s great TA. In this last semester, reading all the messages from Kili Karuna, your presentation, class, and now this book, you have definitely inspired me to figure out my everest and go after it. Reading what you have (and are) going though and how you conquer things definitely helps me in my life. I’ve definitely made changes in my life and in myself and it’s because of the things you do and say… so i can’t wait to get to the next part of the book. I’m definitely buying it for others close to me. I think it is a wonderful book that will inspire many people. Excellent Job!

Michelle Sunday, April 13, 2008
Congrats!
I finished your book this morning and I was sad that I had come to the end, I wanted to read more! As I read your book I laughed and cried. You truly have a gift for touching people and inspiring us to appreciate life and to believe in ourselves always. Congrats!!

Christine Wednesday, March 19, 2008
JA Thanks You
On behalf of the 130 high school students who attended the Junior Achievement Atlantic Conference I want to thank you for sharing your story and inspiring them to find their Everest. Of all the weekend activities, your presentation spurred the greatest reflection and ranked off the chart in excellence. Delegates have even set up a facebook page looking to others to share their Everest. Thank you for helping all of us bring our dreams into focus. Best of luck on your pursuits.

Andrea Thursday, March 06, 2008
Thanks TA
In February 2008 the Office of Student Recruitment, Memorial University, hosted two information sessions for prospective students and their parents on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. We had the privilege of having TA Loeffler as a guest speaker who titled her presentation to the groups “Accept the Invitation”, which was so fitting for our audience. TA was able to relate her life experiences to these students and parents as they accepted the invitation to take on a new challenge at University. As we spoke to guests after these sessions they told us how inspiring TA was and she really eased students’ minds about coming to University. As a National and International award wining faculty member of Memorial University TA exemplifies student centered teaching methods and makes students excited about learning. We would like to have TA speak at all of our events as she is truly an inspiration to all! Thank you again TA so much. Andrea Burry, Senior Student Recruitment Officer, Office of Student Recruitment, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Cory Monday, March 03, 2008
Thanks
Hi TA! Very recently I had the pleasure of attending your session during Leader Forum 2008. Like everyone else, I really enjoyed it and was glad to hear your interesting thoughts. I look forward to participating in other events you may be involved in at MUN in the future. Also, I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming adventures and will be keeping my eyes peeled for your book due out in April. Like other students, I want to thank you for sharing your experiences with us and being a genuinely outstanding member of the Memorial community. And even though I may not know the secret of what TA stands for yet, for me it stands for Totally Awesome!

Kim Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thanks
I just wanted to say that I saw one of your presentations last semester in my HKR class and I LOVED it. Any normal presentation, you zone in and out, but you kept my attention the whole time – I don’t think I blinked. All I could think of was wow. You had so much determination, so much training, went through so much to climb Everest. You had me in tears at happy and sad parts. I just wanted to say congrats on all your hard work and actually making it as far as you did. Maybe one day you’ll make it to the top :)

Matthew Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thanks
Hello, I would just like to say you are an amazing speaker. I was one of the delgates at the JAAC 2008 conference at the Holiday Inn on Febuary 16th. It was such an amazing speech. It was so inspirational. I loved it. I bought a set of the prayer flags. Every time I see them it reminds me off your speak and in turn inspires me to seek my own goals, climb my own Everest. I can’t wait for your book to come out.

Debbie Webber Friday, February 22, 2008

You were Great!
On February 17th, Dr. T A Loeffler was the Guest Speaker at our Baden Powell Brunch, an annual event that celebrates the Girl Guide and Boy Scout movement throughout the world and our event was attended by many of the Guide and Scout leaders of the Metro St. John’s area. In organizing this event, I was responsible to find and book an appropriate guest speaker…someone who could relate to our organization and its ideals and goals. I had heard of TA through various forms of media which ultimately lead me to her website. The same website I revisited on many occasions to track TA’s progress in summating Mount Everest. I became very inspired by her and thought who better to speak to our group than Dr. T A Loeffler. As Girl Guide and Boy Scout leaders, we hope to inspire the youth in our organization to set goals and to do their best in everything they undertake. We want them to see that nothing is unobtainable. With hard work and perseverance our possibilities are unlimited and, although sometimes we may not reach our goal, the journey is often the most rewarding and educational part of the experience. When TA began to speak, I knew I had made the perfect choice. Her humorous and down-to-earth personality immediately engaged the entire group. This petite woman exuded an inner strength that is truly remarkable. She showed by her own example that we are capable of anything we want to do or be. Sharing the story of her experiences, she reinforced the ideals of our organization – everyone has something special to give, and by pushing ourselves to step outside our normal comfort zone we can achieve amazing heights personally, professionally and within our organization. She emphasized that our leadership roles afford a wonderful opportunity to transfuse our groups with this same enthusiasm for life and the ideal of our best self. This year, by promoting TA as the guest speaker, the attendance at the Brunch was at a maximum and I am already looking at the possibility of having her speak at another upcoming event. TA has a wonderful talent to lift spirits and energize her audience. This was evident in the number of emails I received after the event from those in attendance who were both impressed and delighted that they had the chance to hear her speak. I would highly recommend TA Loeffler as a speaker for any group that needs to be inspired, recharged and reminded of how truly remarkable we all are. Debbie Webber Special Events Coordinator Membership, Marketing and Public Affairs Newfoundland and Labrador Council Girl Guides of Canada

Allison Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wahoo!
I am very excited about your book and am proud to say that I have not only met you in person (because you are becoming somewhat of a celebrity figure), but have been able to experience your teaching talents and your ability to motivate people beyond belief. Thank you very much and good luck in all of your upcoming adventures. Allison

Christa Thursday, February 21, 2008
Thanks TA
Hi TA, I want to extend another big THANKS for presenting to my cadet unit last night. Everyone really enjoyed your talk, and the pictures were fantastic! The cadets came up to me afterwards raving about your presentation…it was good to see a renewed spark in a lot of them. You are doing a wonderful thing by speaking to the youth of this province…they are so impressionable. Christa