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Access Unlimited Potential With Intentional Daily Practices

In my leadership and mentoring work with organizations I use the metaphor of relationship being the container within which work gets done. It’s with and through relationships that teams and organizations learn, develop and achieve their goals. Individual accomplishment is a result of the relationship you have with yourself. In order to...

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Learning About Whiteness: My Journey From Blind Privilege to Clearer Seeing

 

I slid quickly and quietly into the only empty desk at the front of the room. The professor, Becky, was handing out blank index cards. I was a few minutes late for my first day of class which magnified my anxiety. Twenty years had passed since I’d been a student in a classroom.

“Please write down your name, age, gender, race...

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Five Lessons That Helped Me Learn To Love Running My Business

I am an accidental entrepreneur. When I left my corporate job, I had no intention of running a business. I wanted to share my skills and provide value to others. Working in my business has been easy for me. Working on my business has been a challenge.

Despite having a business degree and spending twenty years in a corporate job —...

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Achieving The Inconceivable: Climbing 3600m During A 55km Mountain Race In Nepal

Five important life lessons from having the curiosity to get to the start line and courage to get to the finish. 

The starting line of this story is the moment I signed up for the 55km race in Nepal. It wasn’t a bucket list item. (I don’t believe in bucket lists…but that’s a different story!) I signed up for a...

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“What Am I Trying to Prove?” Reflections on the Annapurna 55k, the Boston Marathon and Finding More Than Good Enough In Me

“Are you trying to prove something?” This was the first question posed to me by Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) at the beginning of our first session together. I contacted Vishva-ji to help me prepare for the Annapurna 55k trail race that I will be running in October. While I do have a running coach to provide me with a...

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Always More: Let Discomfort, Fear and Frailty Be Your Cues To Accessing Your Unlimited Potential and ‘More-in-me’.

I’ve been experiencing fear over becoming 60 and it’s making it challenging to embrace this new decade of my life. I get fulfillment in my life from my accomplishments, relationships, and mentoring work but there’s still a part of me that’s afraid.

Afraid to say “becoming 60”. Because 60 is OLD! Me turning 60...

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A Five-Step Relationship Centred Approach for Creating Connection and Growing Your Network With Ease

For some people, in-person networking is exciting, fulfilling and easy. For others, the word ‘networking’ evokes feelings of dread, anxiety or discomfort.

The fear seems to arise from having to disclose ourselves and concerns about how we might be perceived. Will we ‘do’ networking the ‘right’ way? If we are...

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The Impact of Community: When ‘Less’ Results In So Much ‘More’

Last week I posted about feeling so low that I had no more-in-me. I was sick. My dog Zoey is sick. “How would I make it through the day?” I wanted to share my experience of feeling at the lowest of lows rather than my usual optimism and accomplishment. Being sick for an extended period of time helped me appreciate how other...

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How Do I Make It Through Today When I Don’t Have Any More-In-Me?

I am sick. Really sick. So sick that lying in bed is a challenge because my muscles ache. My throat feels like it was scraped with steel wool. My head hurts like it was hit with a sledge hammer.  I’ve spent seventeen of the last twenty four hours sleeping. I’ve been weepy and my ability to cope seems to have vanished. I do not...

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Mending A Broken Heart: Bringing Education and Hockey from Canada to Afghanistan

Guest Post: by Zarmina Nekzai, President & Founder, Organization of Afghan Women & Youth

Her story of courage, healing and changing the future for women and girls in Afghanistan through education, entrepreneurship and hockey.


From the time I was young, I realized that women were treated differently in Afghanistan. Women weren’t...

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