Dealing with Grief in the Workplace

Featured Column in the Whistler Question newspaper ~ April 19, 2016: Dealing with Grief in the Workplace   Whistler invites people from all over the world to our Resort but often isn’t recognized as a community. However, that sense of community is evident when we are pulled together through the harsh realities that life throws […]

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Signage for Your Business

Featured Column in Whistler Question ~ April 5, 2016:  Signage for Your Business Do you remember the 1970’s song, ‘Signs’ by The Five Man Electrical Band? The lyrics went like this: “Signs, signs – everywhere there’s signs. Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind. Do this! Don’t do that! Can’t you read the signs?” This […]

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Top Tips for Conducting Online Meetings

Featured Whistler Question Column – March 22, 2016 ~ Top Tips for Conducting Online Meetings Meetings can chew up a lot of time in a week. In fact, it is estimated that there are 25 million meetings per day in the United States and 15 per cent of an organization’s collective time is spent in […]

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Must-Read Business Books to Achieve Success

The Lighthouse Beacon Blog March 2016 ~ Must-Read Business Books to Achieve Success What does your reading list look like? Any business books in that lineup? Studying some of the best business books is an optimal way to amp up your acumen. But with so many books on the market, how do you know what […]

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International Women’s Day 2016

Featured Column in Whistler Question newspaper March 8, 2016 ~ International Women’s Day 2016 International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual event that has celebrated the social, economic and political achievements of women for more than a century. It also shines a spotlight on the need for greater equality that still remains today. In 1911, […]

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The Emergence of Cuban Entrepreneurs

Whistler Question newspaper featured column February 23, 2016 ~ The Emergence of Cuban Entrepreneurs Those that love to travel will readily admit that seeing the world is an education unto itself. As one of the people feeling urgency to visit Cuba before it changes, I was fortunate to witness a country that seems to be awakening […]

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How to Communicate with Confidence

  Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column ~ How to Communicate with Confidence Today’s business landscape requires that you present yourself as an expert in your field. With increasing competition and easy access to talent and skills globally, people need to effectively communicate their value proposition. And they need to do it quickly. Numerous studies show […]

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8 Steps to Successful Strategic Plans

Featured Whistler Question Column ~ January 26, 2016:  8 Steps to Successful Strategic Plans When January hits, the focus is often on setting personal goals but it’s important to carve direction for your business in the form of a strategic plan.   What is Strategic Planning? By definition, strategic planning is described as “an organization’s […]

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Build Your Year-Round Charitable Plan

Featured Whistler Question Column ~ January 12, 2016:  BUILD YOUR YEAR-ROUND CHARITABLE PLAN The holiday season inspires people to focus on kindness but that glow often dims as we round the corner to a new year. But what if ‘giving back’ was a priority for the entire twelve months? Although businesses have primarily replaced sending […]

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What is Your WORD or THEME for 2016?

Time to Choose Your WORD or THEME for 2016. While some people complain about the stresses of the holiday season, my energy actually soars. I embark on an annual ritual of reflecting on the past year and move in to planning mode for the coming year.  It’s a perfect fit for me because quite simply, […]

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