Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, November 28, 2017: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed With another winter season underway and the pressure that staff shortages put on businesses in the Sea to Sky Corridor, it’s timely to look at what makes a good leader. We often think of leadership skills in terms of managing staff […]

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How to Win Awards for Your Business

  Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column, October 17, 2017: How to Win Awards for Your Business   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. […]

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Recruitment & Retention for Small Business

Featured Whistler Question Column, October 3, 2017: Recruitment & Retention for Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. BC Statistics released their annual 2016 Small Business Profile reporting that approximately 388,500 small businesses were operating in BC in 2015, representing 98 per cent of all businesses in the province. British Columbia ranked […]

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10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs

Featured Whistler Question column, September 5, 2017: 10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs And just like that, Labour Day is over and the fall routine kicks in. Many parents welcome the opportunity to control their days again but for self-employed entrepreneurs with kids, it’s often extra pressure to manage their dual responsibilities. ‘Mompreneur’ is a trendy […]

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Social Media and Online Defamation

Whistler Question newspaper column, August 8, 2017: Social Media and Online Defamation Have you noticed that communication on social media can be nasty and disrespectful? For whatever reason, people post comments to each other in condescending tones that belittle the opinions of others. And although it may be worse when those interacting don’t know each […]

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6 Surefire Ways to Celebrate Success

Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column, May 2, 2017: 6 Surefire Ways to Celebrate Success  Lighthouse Mentor Network just wrapped up its sixth season and to celebrate, we have a party. Whilst planning this gathering every year, it always occurs to me how strange it would feel to skip the ritual of celebrating everyone’s amazing achievements. […]

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Is a MBA Right for You?

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, April 18, 2017: Is a MBA Right for You? The importance of continual learning in today’s business world is undeniable. With an option to study online, MBA degrees have soared in popularity. But is it right for you? There are over 160 MBA courses in Canada at 41 different schools. From […]

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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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Banning After Work Emails

Featured Columnist in Whistler Question Newspaper ~ Jan 10, 2017: BANNING AFTER WORK EMAILS In 2014, the Canadian Mental Health Association claimed 58 per cent of Canadians felt overloaded between their work, home and family lives. And let’s face it – the situation certainly hasn’t gotten any better since. That feeling of overload can lead to […]

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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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