Job Title:Legal Education Consultant
Grad Year:2011
Degree(s):B.A., M.A. Legal Studies
Major(s):Law (BA)

What makes you a good mentor?

I am very grateful for the opportunity to mentor as I am a teacher at heart. I can offer my life, work and academic experience to someone who is just beginning their journey and needs guidance. All too often we seek people who identify with our needs and values. With my sales and fundraising background and experience I am able to figure out peoples' needs and guide them with solutions. What better way to incorporate all of these skills than with a young person just beginning their career! I am looking forward to mentoring as part of Carleton University's devotion to providing a continued education after a post-secondary education is achieved!

About Barbara Ann Vocisano

Barbara Ann has over 25 years of experience in business, and has spent the last decade as an entrepreneur. Barbara Ann has been successful at outside sales, business to business sales, cold calling, business development and fundraising.

After completing a Master’s degree in Legal Studies Barbara Ann launched her own professional organizing company. She now owns and operates her own business. Her business focuses on helping people downsize their homes, get a home ready for sale or a new owner, and/or help hoarders adjust to a more minimalistic approach to their space. Her clients include people moving into the city, elderly people who are moving into a care facility, or real estate agents who need help preparing a home for sale.

Barbara Ann has combined her knowledge of law, 25 years of sales and marketing experience, carpentry and handyperson skills.  She is a project manager most of the time and some times works as a carpenter while her staff provide the decluttering and organizing help. She has experience in proposal writing, grant writing and public speaking. Barbara Ann works with many other sectors and has a broad understanding and knowledge of most industries, and how to get to the decision maker.

Barbara Ann also teaches for Carleton University’s Enrichment Mini-Courses Program (E.M.C.P.) with students aged 12-16 where she focuses on The Youth Criminal Justice Act and Canadian law. In 2013, her “GOT LAW?” EMCP course was the most-requested class out of 150 programs. She continues to research law and is knowledgeable in most areas of Canadian law.

Barbara Ann is heavily involved in the community and volunteers at local area emergency shelters.  She lives in Ottawa with her family and enjoys on-campus events and football games.