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Ten years after the Chilkoot Trail

October 6, 2016

This year I celebrated my 10th anniversary since I climbed the Chilkoot Trail. Luckily, I was in the Yukon this past August for both personal and work reasons, and definitely on my ‘must do’ list was to go back to visit the Chilkoot Trailhead. After a lovely visit in Skagway with my sister Lucille, and […]

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Conversational Intelligence – What’s that?

June 8, 2016

I am thrilled to be one of a thousand coaches from around the world who have been learning about a fascinating new social science called Conversational Intelligence. Conversational Intelligence or C-IQ is the brainchild of Judith E. Glaser, a world-renown, master-level executive coach who has coached Fortune 500 companies for the past 40 years. She […]

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My personal coaching journey – Andrea Lauder

May 5, 2016

My client, Andrea Lauder talks about how personal coaching impacted her life. She worked hard and got amazing results! A special thanks goes out to Andrea for sitting down with me to discuss her experience!   Have you heard about my ‘VIP Power UP Your Life’ Retreat? If you’re ready to propel your career or […]

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What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 6.

February 2, 2016

In part 4 and 5 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of how it took us 14 hours to hike over the summit from Sheep Camp to Happy Camp. We endured miserable weather throughout the day – cold, rainy and very windy. At times, especially hiking up to and down from […]

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What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 5

November 18, 2015

In part 4 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of our climb from Sheep Camp to the Chilkoot Pass. This section was the most arduous of the hike and one of the most physical, emotional and mental challenges I have ever had to go through. This blog post will focus on […]

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What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 4

November 10, 2015

Day 2 on the Chilkoot Trail Waking up a little later than we should have (this would be very evident later on), we checked in with one another to see how we we’re feeling. Overall we all had a good night’s sleep despite injuries and stiff muscles. We prepared breakfast, broke camp and started what […]

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So What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

October 20, 2015

One of the goals I had this summer was to de-clutter my home. I went through all of my kitchen cupboards, closets, and medicine cabinet and removed everything that I no longer needed, hadn’t used in years, or had expired. Taking everything out of my medicine cabinet, I looked for the expiry date (on the […]

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A Coaching Journey – Pt. 15

June 29, 2015

At my final life coaching session, Marielle turned life as I knew it on its head. I thought I had prepared for the session, done all my homework (well, most of it, anyway) and was ready to dive in one more time. Certainly, I had written my “Completion Report” listing what I had learned over […]

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A Coaching Journey – Pt. 14

June 1, 2015

My last blog dealt with self-sabotage, overwhelm and backtracking. In my enthusiasm for moving forward, I had overloaded myself with unrealistic goals that caused me to temporarily derail and fall back on old habits. Do I consider these missteps as failures? Absolutely not! To fail would mean I gave in. To fail would mean I […]

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A Coaching Journey – Pt. 13

April 27, 2015

I was ready. I knew that the timing was right. So did Marielle. So we spent our session setting up the hard work of moving forward, setting target dates as we went. After all, timing is everything – right! Unfortunately, as I set those dates, I front-loaded everything, not taking into account the other projects […]

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