Ways to Create Solutions in the New Year

Sheri Coburn

A New Year is an opportunity to bring better balance to our work life. At the New Year, we all tend to fall into one of two camps. Camp one is the “New Year’s resolution camp”. It is full of spoken hope, a public sharing of aspirations for the year ahead, and promises and written goals that will serve as … Read More

Get Into the September Swing – 10 Steps to a Better Rhythm

Elizabeth Shein

Fall leaf in green grass symbolizing the start of autumn and fall routines

The stress of getting back into fall routines is starting to weigh heavily on me. I’ve had this jazz classic “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” stuck in my head for the past few days, and I’m begging the song police to come nab it from my brain. It could be that it’s already mid-September … Read More

How to Ask for a Promotion – Think, Act, Respond

Sheri Coburn

Woman excited after she ask for a promotion

If you have never considered asking for a promotion or a raise, you absolutely should. BUT to be effective, you need to be strategic. Don’t enter into the request blindly. There is a definite art to making requests, particularly when those requests include someone bestowing you with more power, or potentially narrowing their profit margin to thicken the lining of … Read More

4 Helpful Tips for an Easy Transition to September

Lana Dunn

The transition to September is right around the corner. For many of us, September holds the same “fresh start” mentality as New Year’s Eve – without the champagne and snow! As someone who was a student for many years of my life, and who for the past 12 years has been ushering children through the back to school routine, I … Read More

5 Tips to Both Stay Motivated and Get Some Rest this Summer

Sheri Coburn

It is no secret that summer is always long awaited. Plenty of us struggle to stay motivated at work during the warm summer months, while others struggle to slow down, get outside and absorb some much-needed Vitamin D. The question this begs is “Can we do both?” Can we stay motivated, remain focussed and embrace new and necessary tasks when … Read More

Two Easy Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand

Lana Dunn

I have been thinking a lot this last week about the idea of one’s personal brand. What is meant by your personal brand? Think about products or services and their brands. Starbucks’ brand is different from Tim Hortons’, though in essence they do the same thing – serve coffee and other refreshments. But most people will tell you that they … Read More

New Year’s Work Resolutions? Five Ways to Create Solutions

Sheri Coburn

A New Year is an opportunity to bring better balance to our work life. At the New Year, we all tend to fall into one of two camps. Camp one is the “New Year’s resolution camp”. It is full of spoken hope, a public sharing of aspirations for the year ahead, and promises and written goals that will serve as … Read More