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OMG – We’re Engaged!

OMG – We’re Engaged!

What’s the ultimate expression of love – the Ultimate Spark? It is a journey that begins with a proposal of marriage and surprising her with a ring! I said yes, of course.

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How to Bring the Best Out in Others

How to Bring the Best Out in Others

How do you show up every day?  It’s a great question to ask yourself. Then ask others how you show up every day – from their perspective. Are their perceptions the same as what you said about yourself? Let me share some examples of how I have...

Showing Confidence When You Don’t Feel It Yet

Showing Confidence When You Don’t Feel It Yet

Two weeks ago, I wrote about finding your confidence and shared some approaches on what worked. Those approaches were just the beginning. They gave me confidence in my skills and what I could accomplish. I didn’t feel confident on the inside...

Find Your Confidence

Find Your Confidence

Simply defined – confidence is a belief in yourself. I used to be so shy and fearful.  As a young child, my mother insisted that I be the one to call the local community centre to find out the opening hours for the skating rink. I was...

Does It Really Matter What Other People Think?

Does It Really Matter What Other People Think?

“One of the top human needs is to belong.” Of course, we care what other people think. I don’t really know anyone who doesn’t. Deep down, we all want to be accepted and included somewhere. The question is, does your need for approval from...

OMG – We’re Engaged!

OMG – We’re Engaged!

What’s the ultimate expression of love – the Ultimate Spark? It is a journey that begins with a proposal of marriage and surprising her with a ring! I said yes, of course.

Confidence is Sexy

Confidence is Sexy

I know many women who feel they need to be a lesser version of themselves as they believe they will make their partners feel uncomfortable. That is such an outdated concept. Confidence doesn’t need to be kept in the background. Man or woman, it...

Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Partner If You Are Upset

Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Your Partner If You Are Upset

Three characteristics of a strong relationship are honesty, open communication and the ability to be vulnerable. When I think back, I remember how I used to be afraid to share my fears and insecurities. I was afraid my partner would judge me....

Use Confidence As A Career Advancement Tool

Use Confidence As A Career Advancement Tool

Organizations seek out employees who will contribute to business success. Are you one of them? Take the Quiz below! Very rarely have I seen a leader approach an employee to say they see potential in them and encourage them to develop their...

Advocating for Yourself at Work

Advocating for Yourself at Work

It’s disturbing and annoying when a co-worker expresses false statements about you. It’s frustrating when your immediate supervisor is dismissive of you. It’s demoralizing when someone tries to bully or intimidate you. What can you do? I’ve...

Relationship Intelligence: Collaboration is Critical

Relationship Intelligence: Collaboration is Critical

Your co-workers will quickly dismiss you if they perceive you are not working as part of the team. The workplace can be harsh. People form opinions of each other based on what they observe regularly. I hear it all the time from my clients. Some...

Do You Feel Valued at Work?

Do You Feel Valued at Work?

Sadly, most people I ask do not feel that they are valued in their job. They feel like a number or a widget on an assembly line. They feel they work hard but don’t get recognized for their effort. My recommendation is to take charge of your career and figure it out!...

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