Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year

  Featured Whistler Question column, December 13, 2016: Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year Early snowfall has us off to stellar conditions on the mountains this season and now it is time to greet our holiday visitors. While Whistler is obviously a resort community, many businesses that aren’t directly tourism-based slow down. That presents […]

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Eisenhower Matrix: A Productivity Tool to Get Things Done

Featured Whistler Question Column, November 29, 2016 ~ Eisenhower Matrix: A Productivity Tool to Get Things Done A couple weeks back, this Biz Strategies column (read it here) covered Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to be highly effective. And while his book on the topic is a blueprint to boost productivity, all too often people lack […]

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Learn the 8th Habit

  Featured Column in Whistler Question newspaper, November 15, 2016: Learn the 8th Habit Whistler’s shoulder seasons are shortening. After the busiest summer on record, it seems that our resort had to roll right in to preparing for ski season. With less time to move from one season to the next, our mindsets have to adjust […]

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Escape the Cubicle

Featured Whistler Question column, November 1, 2016: Escape the Cubicle Do you dream of escaping the grind of working ‘9 to 5’ to live in exotic locales? Or perhaps you simply want to blend work and play doing the things you love? Lydia Lee knows about those desires and in fact, started her business ‘Screw […]

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Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business

  Featured column in Whistler Question newspaper ~ September 18, 2016: Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. And small business is big business in this province. BC Statistics released their annual Small Business Profile report in October 2015, showing statistics for 2014. This profile indicates […]

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How to Win Business Awards

  Whistler Question Feature Column, October 4, 2016 ~HOW TO WIN BUSINESS AWARDS October is Small Business Month. This annual celebration recognizes the important contributions entrepreneurs make to the BC economy and to their local communities. Small businesses (those with less than 50 employees) comprise 98% of all businesses in British Columbia. With numbers like […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude Gratitude is a fundamental part of my life.  The core of who I am.  And when October rolls in, it is even more amplified.  We welcome a new season of beautiful fall colours and cooler, crisp weather and then there is always Canadian Thanksgiving.  I consider autumn to be a perfect […]

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How to Be a Successful Negotiator

  Featured column in Whistler Question newspaper ~ September 20, 2016: How to Be A Successful Negotiator Are you a good negotiator? Are you in it to win it? Negotiating is often met with fear and trepidation because people lack two things: a plan and a win-win attitude. Author and international speaker Shane Gibson acknowledges […]

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What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Featured Whistler Question column ~ September 6, 2016:  What It Takes to Be a Great Leader Harvard Business Review defines leadership as “the art and science of getting things done through people.” Furthermore, they describe a leader as a “sense maker: a person who helps others see pattern, meaning and direction in data and events.” […]

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10 Steps to Building Freedom in Business

Whistler Question featured column ~ August 23, 2016:  10 STEPS TO BUILDING FREEDOM IN BUSINESS With the dog days of summer upon us, it seems relevant to ponder the concept of freedom.  Wouldn’t we all love to bust out of work routines and have “freedom in business and adventure in life” on our own terms? […]

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