The time is now

Inspiring change, one act leads another.

Jessica Gale Friesen



My Journey

I was born in St. Davids, Ontario, the oldest of three children. After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario I practiced as a Registered Nurse in both acute and long-term care. After the birth of my second child, I left health care and entered my family business in the petroleum industry – Gale Gas Bars, a delivery and chain of gas stations and convenience stores.

Since joining the family business, I have worked tirelessly, becoming the third-generation owner and Chief Executive Officer in 2014 of Gales Gas Bars. I helped shape and advanced the company’s corporate and community presence and continues to explore ways to give back to the community. I devote my time serving on several boards and have achieved Chartered Director designation.

Having suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of my first child, I realized that my story may be able to help others. With that in mind, I have now put pen to paper with the publishing of my first book, This Will Not Break Me. Always looking for a new project or challenge, while continuing to write passionately, run my company, sit on multiple boards, and play nurse to my two teens and husband.



I love to write, and I have been embracing this passion of mine through my blog. This space is a creative corner for me to share my thoughts and experiences across a wide range of subjects. If there is a topic you would like me to explore, please let me know.



Since deciding to share more of my personal experiences to connect with and help others, I have been asked to speak at several events and guest on different shows and podcasts. I invite you to listen in and participate in the conversations we explore about mental health, corporate leadership and industry updates.



My Book

Sharing my personal journey, I hope to help others identify with their own feelings and struggles, and seek the support they need.
This Will Not Break Me


When I finally have the courage
to tell the world
You Are Not Alone.
Statistics Canada reports that nearly 25% of mothers experience feelings of anxiety and depression after having a child.


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