This is it!

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Watch VLOG EP. 01 – Introduction


I first heard about PULSE in 2012 and ever since then, I kept checking their website every year telling myself that one day I will apply for this once in a life time opportunity and finally the perfect moment has arrived! THIS IS IT! I feel so blessed and lucky every time I think about the whole application journey— from having my PDP discussion with my manager, sending my application, going for interviews until finally getting matched to a partner NGO.

For the next 6 months, I will be a PULSE Volunteer in the Canadian Cancer Society which is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. It is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada and is leading the fight against cancer. My PULSE assignment is to support the Society in developing change management strategies and providing PMO support in rolling out a new financial system and a new regionalized model for the delivery of financial functions/services which will be pivotal to developing a new structure for the financial portfolios across the organization. To those who I have worked with, it is somewhat similar to what I currently do in GSK right now for IPT and BISON but at the same time it is also totally and completely different. I’m having mixed emotions about this assignment, very excited but also nervous!!!  I am looking forward to share my adventures with all of you!


To learn more about PULSE, read the Annual Impact Report or visit their Blog.

To learn more about the Canadian Cancer Society, visit their Website



  1. I LOVE this post and your introduction video – good luck as you prepare for your assignment

  2. LOVE the vlog idea! Can’t wait for the 2nd episode about the Singapore trainings :). All the best in Canada, Denise.

  3. LOVE your vlog & blog, Denise! Thanks so much for sharing — it’s so well delivered 🙂 Please keep it up — I’m looking forward to the 2nd episode too about our Singapore trainings!! All the best for your upcoming adventure!

  4. Love your energy, Denise! Looking forward to following your journey via your vlogs! Ingat and safe travels! 🙂

    1. Thanks Mark! Looking forward to share my adventures with the rest of FS and Finance! 🙂 Stay tuned for the next Vlog episodes!

  5. Hi Denise, I am new to the PULSE team and was really impressed with your VLOG and Introduction blog….what a great way to start your assignment! Do keep the updates coming, it’s great to see your energy and excitement and I hope you enjoy every moment of the next 6months….,!

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