White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte

On the eve of launching her new Firestarter Session e-book I sat down with good friend and colleague Danielle LaPorte, of White Hot Truth fame to interview her.  Hang onto your fire poker and as we go with the Q &A. Q: For those who aren’t already in the know, who are you and what […]

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Looking up and out, not just down and in

Ever get your head so far buried in your work that you forget to look up and out?  Up for new ideas?  Out for new ways to connect?  Read on for a simple way of harnessing technology for good, that is to reach out and up. Having your head down, your office door shut and […]

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Business lessons from coffeemeister George Moen of Blenz

George Moen, the President of Blenz, recently spoke to a group I belong to, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program, and as I chuckled through his engaging presentation, I learned these four lessons about business. 1. Look to your roots When George was a wee lad of 11 he managed to get a gaggle […]

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When should I get a girlfriend says my 9 year old; identifying & escaping boxed in thinking

I was looking forward to this past weekend.  Really looking forward to it.  Both my husband and oldest kid were out of town, leaving some precious 1:1 time with my youngest.  After dropping off my oldest at the ferry terminal to visit his grandparents my youngest and I headed back to the van, hand in […]

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Finding your flow, your work zone through dance

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we should dance” (anonymous). I happen to LOVE to dance so this is a no brainer for me.  Shaking it on the dance floor from time to time does more for my stress level than a week at a spa.  I […]

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When scales don’t tell the truth- how do you judge success?

I’m graduating from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program soon and the other day I tried on a dress that I want to wear to the party.  I was trying it on because it was too big and I needed to have it measured to take in. That was my first shocker.  It fit.  […]

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Fray or fringe worldview; you can choose

Recently I wrote a post about how to look at the edges of a carpet as a metaphor for life. You know the bits of a carpet that aren’t neatly sewn up but rather hang there loosely at the edges?  Do you see those bits as fray – as messy, a nuisance and unorganized? Or […]

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Fringe or Fray: how you see the edges affects how you see the core

I love lists.  I love making them and checking them off.  I like to think (some might say delude myself) that they help me have a sense of control over my life. I can get a bit crazy when I feel I don’t have any control, when I’m unorganized, when I’m not sure where things […]

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Business Strategy & Lizards

I have been participating in the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-Series program since January.  It’s like a mini-MBA for women business owners.  It kicks business butt.  We’ve heard a variety of speakers on a variety of topics (see below for a listing with links). What’s been a common challenge however is to find time to […]

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Workshops that Work

Do you have a training function in your job (or want to have one) and do you live in the Greater Vancouver area? If so you might be interested in an upcoming workshop I’m teaching called Workshops that Work from April 21-22, 2010 at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. What past participants have said […]

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