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A change in the Seasons

A change in the Seasons

  • Oct 30, 2019

What do the change of seasons do inside your business? Fall - new start, refocus. January - clean slate, regroup and set goals. Spring - review what's working and what's not. Summer -  take a step back, regroup, recharge and fill the tank with what will be... Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day, 9-1-1 and Leadership

World Suicide Prevention Day, 9-1-1 and Leadership

  • Sep 11, 2019

What do the above things have in common you ask? Shockingly and sadly, quite a bit. Yesterday was world suicide prevention day. A lot of talk across social media and other communications around looking for and recognizing the signs of distress, depression, someone who seems disoriented or confused... Read More

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

  • Sep 03, 2019

You sit in the parking lot behind the wheel of your car, hoping no one you know walks by and sees you. Up from the depths of your being, rises a not so slight panic, and you don't understand why. You've driven into this parking lot a thousand... Read More

Transparency, Vulnerability and Gratitude

Transparency, Vulnerability and Gratitude

  • Aug 19, 2019

As a leader, a coach, a team player, partner or parent, you are always learning new ways to develop and grow as well as to be an authentic teacher or mentor to someone, whether it is your four-year-old or your team of high profile executives.   There has been a lot... Read More

Coaches, Mentors and your Inner Circle

Coaches, Mentors and your Inner Circle

  • Jul 30, 2019

Do you have an accountability partner? A mentor? A Coach? Who are your Trusted Advisors? This question is always timely. As leaders, business owners, partners, teachers, entrepreneur's, athletes, etc. it doesn't matter what field you are in, you have either written or unwritten goals, ideals and aspirations for your... Read More

Tic Toc

  • Jul 22, 2019

Is your life a slow casual saunter, a fast-paced walk or a full out run as fast as you can until you can't go any faster or further and then you hit the wall and fall down?  Probably a mix of all although "manic" seems to be the pace of choice... Read More

Conflicted, Confused or Courageous?

Conflicted, Confused or Courageous?

  • Jul 17, 2019

Decisions are hard to make. It is easy to get off course and lose your direction. How do you stay on track without becoming conflicted or confused about where you are going?  Every single day things fly into your inbox and your doorway that can take your eye off... Read More

The Parable of Farmer Brown and her Gardens

The Parable of Farmer Brown and her Gardens

  • Jul 03, 2019

Once upon a time in a land far far away, lived a gardener with beautiful gardens of fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers.   Each of the living things played a role in the overall health and beauty of the gardens. Some were for shade, some were for attracting bees, most... Read More

What's in a number?

What's in a number?

  • Jun 17, 2019

I'm fascinated by the generalizations and boxes that people are put into because of their age. Everything from "the terrible two's" to the "you know teenagers" to "millennial's all wanting the corner office the day they start work" (who's kidding who, those corner offices are going the way of... Read More

Inclusivity - Yes that topic!

Inclusivity - Yes that topic!

  • Jun 10, 2019

There are many topics I would like to blog about, but this one is very timely in my mind, so here goes. It's a touchy subject here in Canada, whether we like to admit it or not. All over the news,  there are stories of how far we... Read More

Who's on First

Who's on First

  • May 28, 2019

When there is a lack of clarity around what position each player is in, there is chaos or confusion. You can see this in any little league sports team, take your pick. As the kids start to follow the coach's instructions around roles and positions, the team gets... Read More

How do you show up?

  • May 13, 2019

How do you show up every day to your life? The Tragically Hip, No Dress Rehearsal, This is Life, is oh so true! How often, if ever, do you think about this? This topic is coming up a lot these days, and for good reason. Whether you are an... Read More

Integrity

Integrity

  • Apr 29, 2019

Over the years we have all experienced different kinds of leaders. The ones who care, the ones who tell you they care, the ones whose actions and words don't go together. The analytical spreadsheet leaders, the "I need everyone to like me so I can't make a decision... Read More

Mind Muscle Connect #strategicleadership

Mind Muscle Connect #strategicleadership

  • Apr 15, 2019

Years ago, I had a personal trainer who told me that exercise is 80% mental and 20% physical. I heard it so many times, I began to approach my fitness goals in a different way. I also began to see athletes, runners, leaders, teams, and others in a... Read More

Porch of Wisdom

Porch of Wisdom

  • Mar 25, 2019

Who is the wisest person you have ever known? What did you learn from them? The picture posted with this blog is called "The Porch of Wisdom".   The woman in this picture is my Grandmother, Helen Isabelle Gladwin (nee Browning). She was born on October 9, 1900. We always... Read More

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

  • Mar 18, 2019

Carpe Diem How do you organize your day and week? The old adage "seize the day" absolutely never loses its truth and wisdom. We have all done time management courses and results matrices that drive our behaviour toward achievement of goals and objectives.   If we are honest, we don't always... Read More

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