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When is the last time you said you were so busy? Maybe it was yesterday and maybe it was only 10 seconds ago ? Have you ever wondered if there is a downside to your busyness? I recently had the unfortunate experience where my own ‘busyness’ cost me a contract. My prospective client had heard […]

Becoming a Thought Leader is a process that takes time and effort. Thought leaders do things that will set them apart from the crowd. In addition to being an expert in their field, thought leaders share information with the world through blogs, articles, posts, public speaking, and other platforms that can spread their message. It’s […]

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Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you think that you’re successful just because you got lucky and not because you deserve it? Do you question whether you get the best deal at the negotiating table? You’re not alone! A recent survey shows half of women have self-doubt about their job performance and careers […]

What is one of the key factors that leads to business success? If you guessed “mentoring,” you are absolutely right. Entrepreneurship can be very isolating. When you start a business, being your own boss can seem exciting. However, success doesn’t come easy and it’s tough to face all the business challenges on your own. Global […]

The term ‘feminism’ is often misunderstood, as people think it means putting men down or replacing them with women in power. But, put simply, feminism just means equality for everyone. In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a […]

Fast on the heels of the 2018 federal ‘gender budget,’ representatives from both the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism and Industry Canada visited Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) BC on International Women’s Day for a roundtable to see how the budget will affect real women business owners. Our VIP guests included Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary […]

Every year companies have holiday office parties and every year someone will become the ‘talk of the town’ but not for the best reasons! Here are the answers to 5 key questions to ask yourself BEFORE you attend that next holiday get together. 1. Do I have to go? Just being there is 80 percent […]

Part one of my blog discussed why researching your audience is crucial for a powerful presentation. Another common mistake I see when people are giving presentations is not having a clear message. They will present a well-rehearsed speech, but during their preparation did not think about what they wanted to achieve during the presentation, and/or […]

What is the most important part of your presentation? The topic? The impact? The takeaways? All three are important, but none of the above will result in an effective presentation without an engaged audience. My rule is that “It’s never about you, it’s all about your audience.” The number one way to ensure success of […]

B is for business and the basic set of stories that transform your personal story elements into ones relevant to your audience of clients, colleagues or community. If you’ve built your story as suggested in “A is for Accept” then you’ll now have a collection of experiences, accomplishments and lessons to help you take the […]

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