Author Archive | Katie Schaeffers

Power Suit, Power Networking

Vancouver’s professional networking scene is so diverse – you can meet CEOs in jeans in Yaletown or graphic designers in suits on Howe Street.  However, our laid back west coast life style often lends itself to a more casual work appearance.  Whatever your industry or profession, it pays to be polished, no matter what. Twist […]

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The importance of first impressions

Most of us know the power of a first impression – eye contact, firm handshake, bright smile. But, do we put enough importance on our appearance when it comes to first impressions? In a city like Vancouver where so many of us either work from home, or in very casual offices, after work networking events […]

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Converting Colleagues into Collaborators – How to create business opportunities by networking in your industry

Networking can take many forms, but one many of us forget about is networking within our own industry. Industry-specific networking is a great way to upgrade your skills, learnvar link = document.getElementById(‘link2736′);link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute(‘href’);} about new innovations in tools or technology, and foster collaborative relationships that could enhance your business. I’ll be attending […]

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Building Your Personal Brand

Many of us think of networking as being time or place specific. We go to “networking events” after work, during breakfast, or over lunch and hand out our business card, hoping to make a connection. But, where networking actually begins is with building your personal brand. When it comes to professional development, nothing is more […]

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Perfect is Freaking Boring: Words of Wisdom from Vancouver’s top female execs

Last Tuesday night, Y.E.S! Vancouver hosted its annual Speaker Series event at Level Furnished Living, featuring four of Vancouver’s top female executives in a panel discussion moderated by 2020 Communications’ CEO, Heather White. The panelists included: Susan Yurkovichvar link = document.getElementById(‘link2736′);link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute(‘href’);} , Executive Vice President, BC Hydro Janet Austin, Chief Executive […]

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