Being offiicially 27 years into my journey, I found myself reflecting on the people, situations and experiences that have left the biggest footprint on me and that have influenced how I approach and view, well, life. I share this list of learnings with the simple hope that you might think about some of the biggest moments and lessons that have shaped who you… Continue reading 27 learnings for 27 years
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
Travelling gives you such an incredible opportunity to take a step out of the details of your day to day life and really look in on your circumstances from a far. It gave me a chance to take a much needed time out and re-evaluate my priorities and values. I was able to look at all of my relationships… Continue reading Putting out the vibes, which do you choose?
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?
Every father’s day I think about my life with many “dad-types”. I grew up not knowing my biological father, however, I have never looked at my situation as a disadvantage (no pitty party here!). In fact, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been surrounded by such amazing role models and strong “father figures” growing up. There have… Continue reading To all the “Dad’s” in my life, thank you.
Every thursday at 6pm I get really excited. No matter how tired I am that day or how rainy it is outside, at 6pm every thursday, all things crummy fade away. Why? Because I get to head to the gym to train one of my most favorite clients, Alice. While we both admittedly drag ourselves into… Continue reading Thursday’s with Alice