There’s something about being both a Soft AND Solid woman that I couldn’t comprehend until I experienced the limitations of being too much of either, and the impact it had on both how I show up and on how I bring into my life what I want and deserve. And until I let myself fall… Continue reading Being a Soft AND Solid Woman
Last weekend the most amazing partner in crime, Matt Corker, and I presented two workshops at the UBC Student Leadership Conference on “Getting out of your own way”. It was a new experience for both of us – I had never presented at the SLC before (let alone with a remote teammate) and Matt had never presented digitally (which… Continue reading Who am I becoming? Reflecting on co-presenting w/ @Matt_Corker at the UBC SLC
Don’t say a word and control your thoughts. Ready? Go. When I was in Northern Thailand, the opportunity to go on a silent meditation retreat pretty much fell on my lap. I had wanted to go on one for so long so I jumped on it! Together, a group of around 12 of us from around… Continue reading 6 Lessons from a Thai Monk + controlling the Monkey Mind
I was recently chatting with a colleague about one of my favorite topics, Organizational Culture; what it is? how does it form? what elements make some stand out against others? how does it bring out the best in people? or how might it limit people’s potential? To me, the culture is the soul of the organization; it encompasses how… Continue reading Creating game-changing organizational cultures using POS
Came across an article yesterday from one of the greats – Deepak Chopra – where he shares his wisdom on what a leader is, who becomes one and how to become one. It was too good not to share! “A great leader is an agent of change who has clarity of visions and knows how… Continue reading Deepak Chopra on Becoming a Leader
Sport is such a great vehicle for teaching many life and leadership skills. I am constantly using the lessons I learned in sport and am lucky to be able draw parallels between these two worlds daily. Here’s a short list of lessons learned and examples of the cross-pollination between sport and business. 1. Cheering for… Continue reading Sport & Business: Same principles, different playing field.
Something that someone said yesterday got the wheels turning: “success can be one of your worst enemies” – what? I needed to hear more because something wasn’t clicking…then the explanation came – if you are successful today, doing what you are doing, what is motivating you to embrace change and take it to the next… Continue reading Is your success getting in your way?
Have you ever worked for a manager where you didn’t feel that your strengths were being recognized or used? or that your opinion didn’t matter that much? or maybe you felt that you were placed in a box and judged based on what you had accomplished in the past and not what you have the potential to create in the future? I’ve worked… Continue reading What great managers do differently.
I’ve started a new routine to break some habits that don’t serve the goals I have set and what I want to accomplish. One thing I’ve done is started tracking how often I tell myself I can’t do something, even little things. For example, I have a friend who is an endurance athlete and when we are at… Continue reading If you say you can’t, you must.
I’ve heard the above saying quite a few times and believe it hits the nail on the head when it comes to self-accountability. When I was on my drive home last week, I was listening to Robin Sharma (Leadership Expert) talk about what this means to him and it really resonated with me. He explained that it’s all about how you… Continue reading How you do one thing is how you do everything.