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3 Questions That Will Help You Navigate the Holiday Season

3 Questions That Will Help You Navigate the Holiday Season

December, more than any month of the year, seems to give us 31 days of permission to overdo it. We overextend ourselves with events, spending, and consuming all while convincing ourselves that it is the norm because that’s what we do during this magical season....

3 Things You Can Do To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence Now

3 Things You Can Do To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence Now

Emotional intelligence is a skill that can help change the way you view yourself and how well you communicate with others. Emotional intelligence (EI) is based on intrapersonal and interpersonal components. It considers your personal and social competence. First, it...

The Intentionality of Networking

The Intentionality of Networking

  Do you love or loathe networking? Perhaps it is something in between. Attending professional events of any kind can be a powerful way of connecting with like-minded people, a way of building your brand and a way of potentially fueling your client pipeline....

Celebrating You.

Celebrating You.

How do you spend your birthday? Yesterday was mine. I've made it an annual habit that I don't work on my birthday. I want to have a day where I have more control over my interactions with a focus on self care and self reflection. It is something I've encouraged...

The Power of Mentoring

The Power of Mentoring

On October 8 at The Museum, Laurier is bringing together alumnae committed to advancing women's leadership. This special series hosted by President Deborah MacLatchy is coming to Waterloo after sold out events in Toronto where I've had an opportunity to moderate a...

Ways to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Ways to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

September is officially here. Children are readying for back to school, a bit of a chill lingers in the morning air and Mr. Sun is a wee bit slower to rise and shine. As we head into sweater-weather, I look forward to drinking pumpkin spice lattes, decorating the...

Fostering Trust in the Workplace

Fostering Trust in the Workplace

Source: Magicalquote.com Recently I heard a quote that really stuck with me while watching a program on Netflix called, Mozart in the Jungle. The new maestro, Rodrigo de Souza, says, "The highest cliff you can fall from is Trust." This quote was inspired by Francisco...

Transitioning Through Change Like A Pro

Transitioning Through Change Like A Pro

When I think about coming to the end of a good book, I feel a sense of loss. If I really loved the book, I don't want it to end. I want the story to continue, yet here I am, closing the book and facing change. What will I read next? Will it be nearly as good as the...

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 2

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 2

For years I've asked the question: What stops you from giving feedback? Not surprisingly, the response is consistently the same:1) I don't know how the person is going to react;2) I don't think they will take it well. I think they will be upset or defensive and I...

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 1

Giving Feedback With Confidence: Part 1

I recently learned some trivia about the 1976 neo-noir psychological thriller, Taxi Driver. In the movie, Robert De Niro, stars as Travis Bickle a mentally unstable veteran, working as a nighttime taxi driver. The line, "You talkin' to me?" ranks number eight in The...

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