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[MMM] | 1 Simple Idea to Move Your Career Forward – Guaranteed!

March 20, 2017 | The “Window Seat” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Let’s face it. For most of us, cleaning our home is not the most exciting thing we look forward to in the week, hence the term “chore”.   Then, came the Dyson.   James Dyson, founder of The Dyson Company, has completely revolutionized

[FLR] How To Create Your Own Leadership Luck

March 17, 2017 |  The “St. Paddy’s Day” Edition   Happy Friday!   I have it.   You ask what do I have?   The luck of the Irish. I was born in Ireland, so I do indeed qualify as a 100% purebred. The term luck of the Irish came during the gold rush years in

Ryan Dinsmore – CareerJoy Certified Career Coach

Ryan Dinsmore (B.A., M.Ed.) holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and has six years of experience working and volunteering as a counsellor in the mental health field. He has worked in a variety of jobs from security and the court system, to government, communications, retail and restaurants, and the social services. Through his many career

[MMM] | Why Some Get The Position and Others Don’t

March 13, 2017 | The “P P P” Edition   Good Monday morning,   In Canada, you either embrace our weather or you continually complain about it. Fortunately, I enjoy winter and have found ways to enjoy all of the white stuff that we get.   When my kids were growing up, we spent most weekends

[FLR] Don’t Be Afraid To Be An Ambitious Woman

March 10, 2017 | The “W” Edition Happy Friday!   This week, we celebrated International Woman’s Day. While, there has been signifigant improvement for woman leaders, there is still a long way to go. Here are some interesting stats on the representation of woman leaders in organizations.   15% of Fortune 500 “Csuite” roles 9

[MMM] | Turning Your Career Dream Into a Reality

March 6, 2017 | The “Persatience” Edition   Good Monday morning,   Sometimes in life, truth is stranger than fiction…   … and the winner is…La La Land.   “Sorry – this is not a joke, there’s been a mistake. The actual winner of the 2017 Best Picture is, Moonlight.” shared Warren Beatty   If there

[FLR] The Imposter Syndrome Is Undermining Your Leadership Role

March 3, 2017 | The “Imposter” Edition   Happy Friday!   It is a well known leadership issue: “Imposter Syndrome” Many leaders struggle with this, especially if you are newly promoted. Essentially, you feel like you are “faking” it. Maybe you were just in the right place at the right time and hadn’t earned this

[MMM] | A Career Worth Remembering

Feb 27, 2017 | The “Last Journey” Edition   Good Monday morning,   In a world full of change and unpredictable events, we find safety in our traditions. The word tradition comes from the Latin traders meaning, to hand over for safe keeping.   The Vinyl Cafe was part of our family Sunday tradition. While gathering for Sunday lunch, we would

[FLR] 5 Parenting Skills That Make You a Better Leader

Feb 24, 2017 | The “Lead Like a Great Parent” Edition   Happy Friday,   Parenting & leadership have much in common.   The characteristics of a great parent are similar to the characteristics of being a great leader. A parent is a developer of people; a leader is a developer of people.   When you learn how to lead

[MMM] Double-Double Your Success With These Tips

Feb 21, 2017 | The “Double Double” Edition   Good Tuesday morning,   It’s RRRoll Up the Rim time again in Canada. When we think of Canada we think of many things – humble and kind people, Rocky Mountains, Hockey, and of course, Tim Hortons coffee.   A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to