Ay Caramba

It’s always a beautiful end to my year, the annual conference for my professional speaking association (CAPS). This year I was not on stage and I did not have a big volunteer role, mostly I was there to learn, share, grow and belong – the four words that encapsulate our … Continue reading Ay Caramba

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Permission Granted!

Permission Granted

  It’s funny sometimes how you already know things but when a stranger says them out loud it suddenly sinks in. It’s funny how your parents, your partner, your kids can tell you something over and over, but when an unbiased third party says the same thing, it feels more … Continue reading Permission Granted!

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Impact and Influence

I noticed her in the background standing alone. Other people took turns speaking with me after the program and she was patiently waiting her turn – not in line – in the background behind the line. When I was alone, she approached. “I really enjoyed your talk; I wondered if … Continue reading Impact and Influence

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What’s your song?

Steph in airport

I may be a few years behind the times but I just watched the movie based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins who was once reviewed as the ‘worst singer in the world’. I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much at a movie. If … Continue reading What’s your song?

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A Grateful Heart

It started off as a business meeting but it was to be in an unusual setting, you see Frances worked from a home office and her home was on a private island. Toad’s Landing as it was affectionately called was a nearby piece of paradise. Measuring out at just over … Continue reading A Grateful Heart

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Better Relationships…

Feel Good

                                Today’s going to be fast but important. You want to have a better relationship with… anyone? It’s really simple, make people feel good about themselves! Coming from a place of being genuine, real, truthful … Continue reading Better Relationships…

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Good Question!

Dig deeper. What do you get at Wendy’s for $5? One of my favourite parts of speaking is actually listening. It’s when audience members come up and share a little piece of themselves with me after the program. And so it was on this day… I was speaking in North … Continue reading Good Question!

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Do Today

I visited a friend. It wasn’t a normal visit and in fact it wasn’t even a normal friendship. We played on the same sports team, we had mutual friends, we had been in the same business. All was good. And then we went and did a business deal together and … Continue reading Do Today

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Start Where You Are!

Last week I talked to you about the Sun Halo and being Suddenly in Awe, but there was more to the day than what was happening in the sky. Down on the ground, on the luscious castle greens (the photo is of Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University), my artist friend had … Continue reading Start Where You Are!

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