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 Build a better corporate environment for your team?  Find your voice and develop your career story?  Leave a leadership legacy to be proud of?

Please enjoy these insights and approaches to better engage your team, showcase your strengths, and get on a career path that aligns with your passion.

 
Are You in Opposition or Conflict? 🤔 May 31, 2024

Are You in Opposition or Conflict with Your Peers?

I recently posted a note on LinkedIn about my son winning the Hughie Langin "Up and Coming” talent award for a music program he is entering at NSCC next year. It was a beautiful night of music, community, collaboration, and tributes to...

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How to Manage Yourself Through Uncertainty May 01, 2024

Ever get distracted from all the unknowns? 

I was recently developing a mini workshop for a manager who is worried about how to keep her team on track amid some challenging circumstances. The circumstances: they maybe going through a merger. They are understandably concerned about their...

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Can You Spot the Strength? 🔍 Mar 05, 2024

Can You Spot the Strength?  How to Give Genuine Feedback In the Moment

Imagine if instead of tuning OUT when your colleague is talking, you started tuning IN to their demonstrated strengths?

Here’s a simple exercise I came up with that I’m already feeling the benefits of...

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Do You Have a Rupert the Rooster Type of Distraction? 🐓 Nov 03, 2023

Last week I was part of a Human Library – a breakout session held by a  Young Leaders group where leaders and presenters hosted tables. I spoke earlier in the day on How to Craft a Stand-Out Career Journey Story and led the group through their own unique Billboard Speech using my...

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Put Yourself in the Scene - Writing Exercises for Career Decisions Aug 17, 2023

Many of you know that along with having a Leadership Coaching practice, I write Fiction. My latest novel, Keepers of the Pact, is now available in stores. An interviewer recently asked me how my fiction writing complements my ‘day job’ coaching professionals. I said that’s a...

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Ever Wish you Had a Do-Over at Work? May 19, 2023

Another chance to perfect a presentation, a conversation or performance?

Earlier this Spring, I attended Stars on Ice with my friend Sherri here in Halifax. It was a last-minute invite on a Friday night to join her and her team in their corporate box and I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t...

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What's Your Billboard Speech? May 08, 2023

Conference Conversations are Quick.

Here’s my 3-step Formula to get prepared.

Ever been at a conference, really wanted to meet someone you respected in your field, and then by the time you got face to face with them, it was like you forgot how to string two sentences together? Or worse, you...

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Avoid Getting Trapped in a False POV Feb 17, 2023

Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Writing Fiction

Along with coaching leaders I also write fiction. My middle grade novel, Keepers of the Pact, comes out this August with Nimbus Publishing.

The final stages of the editing process have been gruelling.

Most people have this storied idea of what...

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What's Your Take on "Quiet Quitting"? Sep 01, 2022

In the relative quiet of summer, a catch-phrase “quiet quitting” started trending. There are a myriad of articles already written about the subject. And while some describe Quiet Quitting as doing the bare minimum at work – only doing what’s asked – I like this...

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What happens when there’s a plot twist in your career story? Jan 06, 2022

Early on in the pandemic, I was faced with my own career story cliffhanger.

 

Like many professionals in 2020, my traditional way of business development and networking had dramatically shifted.

As the world temporarily closed its borders, I pressed pause and did what I often do when...

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How do you Lead a Successful Team? Nov 19, 2021
 

Know Your Why

For fun, I recently joined a women’s soccer team. My neighbor had been asking me to join for a couple of years, telling me how much fun it is. So I finally gave in and signed up.  And even though this is an over-45 team… in the Rec division…. with...

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Are You Back-to-Back-to Back? Avoid the Hybrid Burnout Oct 14, 2021

I was in the middle of writing a blog six months ago predicting an upward trend in the demand for team building. I paused to do a bit of research to back up my prediction. And then, like the movie Jumanji or more recently Free Guy, where Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds finds himself trapped in a...

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