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Feeling Successful Requires That You Pursue ‘Success, Differently’

Success is a mass marketed achievement. It is the way our culture has come to describe the tangible circumstances that culminate into the story of our lives. And in an increasingly commoditized world, your challenge is to create Success, Differently. One very simple word captures our attention. And yet, as simple as it seems, “success” […]

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Your Business Is Your Most Powerful Opportunity To Make A Difference In This World

If there is one thing that you can learn from successful entrepreneurs, it is to look beyond your day-to-day activities to recognize that your business is your most powerful opportunity to make a difference in this world. In having worked with hundreds of clients in Professional Services over the past 2 decades, I’ve come to […]

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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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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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Work at Play

As adults, acknowledging the role of play is often lost if not completely forgotten. Maybe it’s because it feels too childish, or silly. Maybe it’s because the word is associated with an irresponsible use of time. The concept of play was a resounding theme during my first semester at the Centre for Digital Media. There […]

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic holds “Booze and Branding” event in B.C.

The Vancouver headquarters of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics recently moved to a brand new location in Vancouver! Now they are a one-stop shop that houses all of their departments (including production and packaging) under one roof. During a conversation I had with Zeba Manki, Talent Resource Manager at the Lush head office, she explained how […]

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3 Pillars for Business Success

The 3 Pillars of Business Success When doing the strategic planning for your business, it helps to be aware of the 3 primary “pillars” that need to be executed successfully for your business to thrive: Visibility, Connection, and Fulfillment. If you think in terms of these 3 themes, you will simplify your planning, focus your […]

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5 Myths About Your Dream Job

Seven years ago, my friend graduated as a designer from York. That same year I graduated with my BBA from Acadia. Our shared dream: Work at an ad agency. The cool offices! The stylish people! The super amazing award-winning creative! It was enough to drive us to think of nothing else, and we did it. […]

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WCT Event Recap: Experts Share Best Leadership Advice Ever Received

The BC chapter of Women in Communications & Technology (WCT) hosted the first of their Lessons in Leadership Series, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” in the beautiful Chartwell Room at the Four Seasons Vancouver on May 28. After a networking hour complete with cocktails and delicious canapés, a panel of three high-profile Vancouverites shared […]

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UX Lessons from Pearson Airport

 Let’s face it, airport waiting areas are not known for their amazing use of technology. Finding a power outlet is lucky enough, so I was surprised to recently see leather seats, polished surfaces, and contemporary looking art at Toronto Pearson Airport. After double checking I hadn’t accidentally walked into a massive first class lounge, I noticed […]

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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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