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  • PWN Event: How to Amplify Your Ask and Get a Better Deal and Your Dream Career

    September 21, 2017
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    September 21, 2017
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    September 21, 2017
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    September 22, 2017

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Self Reflection

It was an unusually warm April evening, when my childhood friend invited me to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps play at BC Place. While watching the Whitecaps retreat back into their own zone with the ball, I whispered that ‘they should try and move in the right direction.’ My friend quietly responded by saying that ‘sometimes you […]

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Event Re-Cap: Wealthy and Wise

On May 19th, I attended the event “Wealthy and Wise” with speakers David Chilton and Arlene Dickinson – who most recently were featured as cast members on CBC’s hit show, “Dragon’s Den.” Peter Legge, President and CEO of Canada Wide Magazines and Communications, offered some opening remarks and stories, as well. Although this nearly 2 and a half […]

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Fostering a Strong Client Relationship

As with all relationships, communication is key when building a strong working environment with your client. Here are a few points that might help with building strong client relationships. Outline/Rundown of Project Being a strong project manager is one of the most important areas to fostering a trusting environment for your client. Having an overall […]

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Is Your Offer Focused On Delivery Or Service?

How do your clients and prospects distinguish you from your competitors? It comes down to one simple concept: Is your offer focused on delivery or service? “Profit is the reward of service.” – Henry Ford Professional Services industries have significant potential built right into their business. When service is truly at the heart of your […]

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Dear Gabi

Dear Gabi, How do I convince a recruiter that despite having “no experience” I can still do the job and am a worthy candidate? I’m applying for an entry level job after graduating university but my resume is looking bleak. — Scott R.   Dear Scott, First off, there’s no such thing as ‘no experience’ […]

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Event Re-Cap: The Art of Marketing 2015

On April 15th, I attended my second “The Art of Marketing” seminar in Vancouver, BC. I found last year’s event to be so inspiring that I actively applied some of the marketing and branding techniques I learned to my career as a Marketing Manager. This year’s “The Art of Marketing” event certainly did not disappoint. […]

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Referrals: 3 Ways to Improve Your Success Rate (Part II)

In Part I of this article, we covered 3 diagnostic questions for understanding the current health of your referral base: How long have you been in business? How many referrals are you getting now? Are they always appropriately qualified? Now, it’s time to learn how to significantly increase referrals … without asking! Unsolicited referrals are […]

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That Was Easy!?

Have you found reaching your current level in your career was easy?  Some may say yes, but for most individuals the answer will be a big whopping NO! While we want to continue growing our careers, whether that is gaining more responsibility or transitioning into a new role, we can be impatient and easily frustrated. […]

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Be Memorable, Be Remembered

With my education finally in the rearview, I found this moment to be a critical juncture, not only to reflect on my own career goals, but to reflect on the qualities and elements that have allowed me to successfully get to this point (of course, with some teeth-pulling and face-in-pillow-screaming along the way!). I had […]

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Referrals: 3 Ways to Improve Your Success Rate

When is the right time to ask for a referral? What is the right way to ask for a referral? How can I improve my technique in asking for referrals? These are questions I get asked on a regular basis and it’s a topic that I’m passionate about, so read on to learn more about […]

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Event Review: SHOULDERS OF TITANS – Joo Kim Tiah

On Thursday night, I had the pleasure of attending the Shoulders of Titans event, hosted by the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Group. Being my first interaction with this group I had no idea what to expect. I only knew that the key speaker was Joo Kim Tiah, the man behind the $360 Million Dollar Trump Tower project […]

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Event Review: GradusOne Launch Event

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the launch event for GradusOne, a new program designed to help young adults navigate the various steps towards a fledgling career. Co-founders Sam Thiara and Manny Padda have endeavoured to create a program that facilitates the success of young adults through mentorship, career-oriented workshops, panels, and networking. […]

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7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Career Without Knowing It

When I casually picked up a copy of Lois P. Frankel’s book Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office – Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage their Careers, I had no idea just how much it would resonate with me and impact the way I think and act at work. In this book, Frankel lists 133 […]

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Change Your Job or Change Yourself?

This just in: millions of people around the globe are disengaged at work. Disengaged, unproductive, unmotivated – all business speak for unhappy people in workplaces.  Are you an unhappy worker? Here’s our quick 3 step litmus test to see if you too, are disengaged at work: 1. Daily Dread: Does the prospect of having to […]

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Event Review: Internet Masterminds Meetup

New to the world of sales, I was unsure of what to expect from the Internet Mastermind’s Meetup on How to Get Targeted Traffic to Your Big Ticket Items, with Bill Hugall. In all honesty I was half-expecting to walk into a room full of intimidating professionals, with whom I’d have nothing in common. Instead, I […]

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Event Review: F.W.E. ‘Get Social’ Annual Gala

It was my first time attending the F.W.E. (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs) Annual Fundraising Gala event though I had heard many great things, and I was not disappointed. Entering the pre-event cocktail reception I was impressed by the caliber of Businesswomen (and men!) who were in attendance. The ever busy Premier Christy Clark even made […]

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6 Secrets to ‘Sudden’ Success

“No great thing is created suddenly.” – Epictetus We know this to be true, but do you know the reality behind … The 6 Secrets of ‘Sudden’ Success Success can appear to come suddenly, but that is rarely the case. Success doesn’t just materialize out of thin air. We have become an impatient culture. With […]

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