What do Canada and a Successful Career Have in Common

When you think Tim Horton’s, Hockey Night in Canada, The Rockies, weather and Tommy Douglas what is the first word that comes to mind? I would guess for most of you this would be “Canada”, eh! These are some of the many distinctive elements that make up the unique national identity of Canada. This week’s

7 Simple Ways to Trade Up in Your Life

Would you like to get a role that is better suited for you? How would you like to negotiate a raise? Maybe you would like to move to a different project within your firm. This week’s podcast is with Kyle MacDonald, holder of the world record for the most successful internet trade. Starting with 1

4 ways to deal with disappointment in your career

What kinds of tests have you experienced in your career journey? Have you been let go? Did you not get a promotion that you expected? Or maybe you are wondering if it is time to leave your company? Careers are full of challenges and opportunities. In this week’s podcast we feature Warren MacDonald’s story, featured

5 Ways to Get People to Invest in You

Have you ever had to present a new business solution that you thought your company should invest in? Maybe you have desired to start your own business, or you are in sales "pitching" your products to customers. Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company or out of your basement, one thing is for sure,

Managing motherhood and your career

Struggling with managing motherhood and career satisfaction? You are not alone. For some clients they wrestle to find the right mix of economics and enjoying their work, for others, it may be a transition back from maternity or you may be in a position where you are going back to the employment market after a

4 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

What is one of the best ways to increase your income, advance your career and cause new opportunities to come your way? My research and experience have shown that learning to speak and present ideas in an effective way is the easiest way to achieve those three goals. You may be thinking that this column

How Starbucks saved my life; Interview with Yale educated barista who finally finds his place in this world

Does the pressure and stress of your career feel like it’s killing you or is your work a place where you are making a contribution and are energized about the people that you work with? This week’s podcast is with Michael Gill, New York Times best selling author of "How Starbucks Saved My Life". Starbucks

"Pull them in and make them .." The Monday Morning Motivator

Good Monday morning, Have you ever really wanted a position but performed poorly in the job interview? William Jans, Canada’s foremost story teller, has a piece of great advice: "Pull them in and make them understand what you are all about". Having a interview is all about explaining your story in a way that makes

4 Ways to green your company

Have you ever wondered how you can help your company become more environmentally responsible or how you can make your career more echo friendly? This week’s Podcast is with NOW magazine columnist Adria Vasil, author of the best selling book ‘Ecoholic’ on green living in Canada. David Suzuki said, "This book is for people who

5 ways your career can thrive in turbulent times.

Currently you are hearing mostly negative news – lay-offs paired with the mortgage crisis incurring financial challenges, $106 a barrel of oil, the rising Canadian dollar and the “R” word – yes the recession seems to appear in all of the major news stories. This economic phase we are entering is more uncertain than those