How you can turn ‘haters’ into helpers

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Ontario Executive Consulting |

As a corporate coach, I like to focus on strengths and what positive characteristics and skills a person brings to their corporate role. In fact, I am very intentional about focusing on identifying strengths and a person’s positive fit with their role.  For me, I try to focus 80% on strengths and 20% on improving performance. Having said that, it’s important for leaders to be able to handle criticism well. All of us have areas we...

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How you can make sure you get the right person for your hire

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Business Coaching, Business Life Cycles, Business Protocol, CEO's, hiring, Ontario Executive Consulting, Team Building |

Let’s be honest. Hiring someone can be a tedious process. Finding the right person for a certain position can be difficult. Basing hiring decisions on a resume and a couple of interviews often doesn’t give you all the information you need to make sure you get the person who will be the right fit for the position you’re hiring for. Training a new person is expensive, both in time and money. What does having the wrong person in...

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Anxiety, friend or foe?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Ontario Executive Consulting |

We all deal with stress and anxiety. Not only that, we interact with people who are stressed and anxious everyday, whether we want to or not! In fact, research shows that one in three people deal with anxiety in the clinical definition of the word. That means that one in three people frequently experience intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety causes our bodies to react to everyday situations as if...

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A criminal take-down in the Paris subway

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Business Coaching, CEO's, Emotional Intelligence, entreprenuers, Leadership, Ontario Executive Consulting, Team Building |

“I’m a police officer,” he said as he flipped out his badge and lifted his shirt to reveal his gun. These were the words out of the stranger’s mouth as he approached my family as we exited the Paris subway train just weeks ago.  A woman had backed into my father when we were on the subway and without him even knowing it, had put her hand deep into my father’s front pocket and taken his wallet. The whole incident...

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Why intentions matter

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Business Coaching, Business Life Cycles, Business Protocol, CEO's, Emotional Intelligence, entreprenuers, Leadership, Ontario Executive Consulting, Team Building |

I’m usually pretty good at identifying how I feel and think about situations and then determining a course of action that lines up with my goals.  There are exceptions, though. I really like snacking, especially on salty treats and sometimes skip exercise, although I want to be healthy. I want to have enough money for retirement (however much that should be) but I also like driving a BMW and taking winter trips to warm and sunny...

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The Bermuda Triangle of Relationships

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in Business Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Ontario Executive Consulting, Team Building |

The Bermuda Triangle is legendary for unexplained disappearances. Explanations have sometimes been attributed to extraordinary paranormal or even extra-terrestrial activity. There doesn’t seem to be substantial evidence for this phenomena but there are many who have described some pretty weird scenarios reportedly to have taken place in this geographical triangle. Sometimes our interactions with people, especially around conflict, bring...

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