The Rise of The Side Hustle

After 14 years (yes 14!) of writing a column for the Whistler Question newspaper (owned by Glacier Media), I took a break when the paper sadly shut down in January 2018.  Then I got the itch again.  After vetting some topics with our other paper, Pique Newsmagazine (also owned by Glacier Media), we landed on […]

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How To Write A Mission Statement That Matters

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, July 25, 2017: How To Write A Mission Statement That Matters   You’ve heard of Mark Zuckerberg, right? You know – the guy who co-founded Facebook, transformed media and is currently ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest person in the world with a net worth of approximately US $63.3 […]

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How to Stay Focused at Work During the Summer Heat

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, July 11, 2017: How to Stay Focused at Work During the Summer Heat Have you had trouble focusing on work lately? With British Columbia experiencing sunshine and hot temperatures, the struggle to focus is rooted with very real science. Research shows that shifts in core body temperature can have significant effects […]

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Choosing the Right Pricing Model for Your Business

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, June 27, 2017: Choosing the Right Pricing Model for Your Business This Biz Strategies column from a couple weeks ago touted the importance of pricing products and services at rates attractive to your ideal clients while still making you a profit (read it here). Sounds easy, doesn’t it?   Two […]

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What is your WORD or THEME for 2017?

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, December 27, 2016: What is Your Word or Theme for 2017? Whether you are a believer in setting goals or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the new year with a clean slate and some direction of what you want to achieve. However, New […]

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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 Get Back to Work Routine

Whistler Question featured column ~ September 8, 2015 ~ How to Get Back to Work Routine After Summer September signals that summer is coming to a close and beckons a return to routines. But let’s face it, getting back into a work routine once fall rolls around can be difficult. Here are some strategies to […]

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Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

Whistler Question newspaper column ~ December 2, 2014 ~~~ Deliver Exceptional Customer Service It’s good for the soul to wander through our village this time of year and witness all the new faces eagerly anticipating ski season.  Still friendly and not yet exhausted from the toll of working two or more jobs, there is an obvious […]

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Winning Awards for Business Success

Whistler Question newspaper – featured columnist November 18, 2014 ~~~ Business awards are gaining popularity everywhere and adding that accolade to your portfolio can be a useful strategy to advance your career or effectively market your business. Add an award to your portfolio to advance your career or effectively market your business.  CLICK TO TWEET […]

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Welcome Week in Whistler

Whistler Question column November 4, 2014 –  Welcome Week in Whistler     While we ward off the rain in our waterproof gear, be sure look up because that snow line is creeping downwards.  Ski season is here and with it, a bunch of new faces ready to soak up everything that Whistler has to […]

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