Category: Professional Development

Business is Hard, But Simple.

Organizational success flows from a systematic, learnable process. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. 1. Having an inspiring vision that borders on an obsession to light the souls of everyone in your organization. Your organizational ‘why’ must be a must – the world should be missing something important without you. The greatest of goals excite […]

Your Greatest Untapped Resource

“This changes everything!” “I can’t wait to get back to work!” “When can we get started?!” As a business and performance coach, I LOVE the energy and newfound enthusiasm that clients find after a transformative session, after they are reminded and re-energized with what is truly possible instead of being focused on what they may […]

The Elevator Pitch

We’ve all heard the term ‘elevator pitch’. Just 17 years ago, Tom Peters described the ‘elevator spiel’ as your 2-minute opportunity to pitch your company’s CEO on why your project matters as you rode to the top floor. By 2015, according to Business News Daily that window had shrunk to 30 seconds, and I am going […]

Transferable Skills

Have you ever felt that you’d be lost without your current job? Have you ever heard yourself say “this is all I’ve ever been good at?” I hear those sentiments a lot, especially in today’s tough economic times. The great news, and the hope, that I have to share today; is that these limiting statements […]

Who wins in a downturn?

It’s no secret in late May, 2016 that Calgary’s, Alberta’s, and even Canada’s economy is not doing all that well. Beyond typical ‘feast or famine’ economic cycles that accompany a resource-based economy like Alberta’s, this is as bad as we’ve seen it in more than 30 years. But you don’t need more depressing news, and […]