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About Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience. She's the current WBN President (2015-18), actively involved in helping promote businesswomen in the Ottawa business community. When she’s not working or spending time with family, Karen is probably writing away. Connect with her through her website, Twitter, Facebook, and/or LinkedIn. Karen Wilson is a senior content strategiest at TITUS.

Scaling: 5 tips for growth that’s right for you and your life

By | June 11th, 2018|W2W|

Scaling a business takes enormous effort and resources. There's a reason they call it scaling. Like scaling a mountain, it isn't easy. But if you're committed and willing to do the work, reaching your goal can be an exhilarating combination of relief and reward. There are two basic ways to scale: Increase sales. Increase prices. Sounds simple, [...]

Mindset: Is yours holding you back or propelling you forward?

By | May 7th, 2018|W2W|

The things we think and believe can have an enormous impact on our ability to succeed and achieve the goals we set for ourselves. These beliefs help make up your overall mindset. We've been programmed since birth to think, believe, and feel things based on our experiences, what we've been taught, and how we relate [...]

Manage meetings well and everyone is happy to attend

By | April 8th, 2018|W2W|

If you're a woman in business, you've probably attended a few meetings in your life. Somehow, many of us still don't love going to meetings. Priorities are misaligned. The topic of conversation gets off track or goes too long. Being able to manage meetings effectively is a skill we all need to learn. It's a [...]

Confidence is critical to success, so make it a priority this year

By | March 5th, 2018|W2W|

Confidence, for women, is a topic we need to talk about more. Raising confident girls who mature into confident women needs to be a high priority for us. Why? Because I see too many women whose lack of confidence is holding them back. I'm not necessarily talking about career advancement, though we'll get to that. [...]

Authenticity is the key to building trust and being true to yourself

By | February 6th, 2018|W2W|

I've noticed a strong push in the past 10 years for organizations and people to prioritize authenticity. And it's no wonder when you look at the number of news stories that highlight less-than-honest practices, questionable behaviour, and outright illegal activities. We all want more honesty and integrity in the world. When you look up the [...]

Value – Understanding and communicating your worth to your audience

By | January 2nd, 2018|W2W|

What exactly is value? Well, it doesn't have much to do with actual money. Personally, I like this definition from the Oxford Dictionary: The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. When I was growing up, my dad talked a lot about price versus value. One of the [...]

Build better business relationships with gratitude

By | December 4th, 2017|W2W|

Thank you. Two simple words that pack a lot of punch when it comes to how they make people feel. After all, when it comes to building solid relationships, gratitude can make a big difference. I've been fortunate (and grateful) to work with a number of people who actively practice gratitude. Being around them has [...]

Dollars and sense: Get smart with money

By | November 6th, 2017|W2W|

Money. It's a taboo subject when it comes to what we make, how we spend, whether we have a rainy day fund or if we're on the right track to be ready for retirement. And that's just personal finances. If you throw in business finances, it gets a lot more challenging. “We can tell our [...]

Want to sell value? Then stop selling and start helping.

By | October 2nd, 2017|W2W|

There are few things about business that are more despised than selling. But I tend to think we're looking at sales the wrong way and I was guilty of it, too. The thing is, we're all conditioned to hate selling because we think about the proverbial used car salesman. And we all know that guy [...]

Network wisely, selectively and with the right focus

By | September 1st, 2017|W2W|

As a business network, we have a vested interest in helping people learn how to network effectively. After all, if our members don't get what they need, why would they stay? The WBN is a large network of over 200 women who all have different goals for their professional lives and reasons for joining. That's [...]

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