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Event Recap: “Classroom to Boardroom” – Young Women in Business (YWiB)

Last month, I attended “Classroom to Boardroom” thanks to an invite from a very good friend and former colleague Sally Lee. Sally is an SFU BA grad with additional BCIT certifications currently sitting as Social Media Coordinator on YWiB Vancouver executive team.   YWiB (Young Women in Business) connects young women with skills & support […]

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5 Important Tips for Building and Maintaining Your Professional Network

We achieve our greatest success through our relationships with others, which is why building and nurturing a strong professional network is key in helping us along the path to reaching our career goals. There’s no time like the present to grow and strengthen our circles, so here are five helpful things you can do to help make […]

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Sewing Seeds for Future Growth

The world is full of connections. When I say this, I mean that when you are introduced to someone through a friend or contact, their network will most likely have at least someone in it who you already know, and dozens of others who are just a mutual aquaintance away. The problem is, when you meet […]

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Top Five Networking No-No’s

For those who are relatively new to the realm of networking, there are a handful of tips to remember whislt you fill your calendar with prospective events this fall. Some might think these are obvious, but surprisingly enough, some event goers haven’t yet read the memo. How easy it can be to slide into “networking […]

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The Power of Informal Networking

Not a fan of awkward silences, overpriced event tickets, or that ever-growing pile of business cards that’s just collecting dust in the corner? You are definitely not alone. Fortunately, expanding your professional network doesn’t have to mean attending structured events that can take up anywhere from one to three hours of your busy schedule. Because […]

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Networking Your Summer Socials

Since I graduated last month, a lot of things have been swirling around my head as I embark on my career. In this latest series, I’m committing to chronicling my adventures and how networking plays a role as I venture into life post university. For my first post, I’ve been thinking of how there are […]

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How to Be a Master Networker

I hate the word networking because it sounds SOOOO greasy. It sounds like a bunch of people in a room all looking for their next customer and trying to take whatever they can get. Networking is about building relationships. Relationships take time. TAKE YOUR TIME. 1. Be a host: When you attend an event, act like […]

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Are you Truly Listening?

Most people believe they are listening when others talk. But believing something doesn’t make it real. We live in a society where it’s not uncommon to read an incoming text or email while sitting across the table from someone. You may find yourself scanning the news while you’re on a conference call, or mentally preparing […]

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Are Your Connections Working For You?

Having a great network is one thing, but putting it to work for you is a separate talent. As a leadership coach I often see people who are concerned with being well-liked at work. Others spend inordinate amounts of time trying to connect with the higher ups. People that really get how to use their […]

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Are you a Great Connector?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, ‘Am I a great connector?’ This question is crucial if you want to shine as a leader in your organization and community.Being a great connector isn’t about knowing everyone in town or being a social butterfly. It’s not about wowing people with your personal network, charisma and talent. Great […]

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