How to Find The Perfect Job

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, October 31, 2017: How to Find the Perfect Job Whistler’s employee shortages may put job seekers in a favorable position but showcasing yourself in the best possible light to potential employers will go a long way to securing a role that fits you perfectly. To do just that, here is […]

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Why Owning Mistakes Is Good For Business

  Featured Whistler Question Column, March 21, 2017: Why Owning Mistakes Is Good For Business Did you witness the major blunder at last month’s Oscars show? The world was buzzing with news that the wrong movie was announced as the recipient of the Best Picture award. From there, things quickly shifted to blame. Comment threads […]

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7 Tips to Curb Procrastination

We all fall victim to procrastinating on things that need to get done, right? But breaking a habit of procrastinating can liberate you to live a more stress-free existence. I was reminded of that after an epic spill on the hill that left me out of action immediately and for the foreseeable future.  And although […]

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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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What It Takes to Run A Business

Whistler Question – July 28, 2015 ~ What It Takes to Run a Business This ‘Biz Strategies’ column attracted many comments recently when covering the topic of selling your business. Granted, it is no easy task to entice buyers but it definitely won’t happen without a plan. Call me an optimist, but I believe if […]

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How to Make A Mobile Friendly Website

  Whistler Question Newspaper featured column – May 5, 2015:  How to Make a Mobile Friendly Website Website Development: Make it Mobile Friendly A professional website is your 24/7 storefront to tell your brand story, share your products or services and to reach a wide target market.  And now it also has to have another important […]

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8 Steps to Successful Strategic Plans

Featured Columnist in Whistler Question Newspaper – January 27, 2015:  8 Steps to Successful Strategic Plans When January hits, the focus is often on setting personal goals but it’s important to set out direction for your business as well.  Even if the actual ‘year-end’ doesn’t correspond with the calendar year, it’s worthwhile to roll out […]

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Remembering our Christmas Miracle

  As we welcome another holiday season, my family and I are reminded of the special gift we were given back in 2011.  It has been a hard road for my sister but she is a ‘tough cookie’ that knows organ donation has allowed her this time.  So we always pause to acknowledge that precious […]

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Why Taking a Vacation Makes You Better

Vacations make you better at everything but do you take all your time off?  Unfortunately, it seems that many Canadians don’t escape their work to refresh, reenergize and rejuvenate. I wrote this blog back in 2011 and since then, it seems that things haven’t improved that much.  In fact, a recent Canadian Health and Lifestyle (July […]

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Top Tips for the Optimal Conference Experience

Top Tips for the Optimal Conference Experience.        According to industry numbers, meetings, conventions and incentive travel attracts close to two million visitors each year to Canada, with total spending of $1.7 billion.  With this year’s location move of the iconic TED conference from California to Vancouver, our province is perched to establish […]

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