Listening to the Language of your Body

By | June 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

The theme of this month is Health and Wellness, and since that’s what I do for a living, I wanted to share. I was fortunate to Strut My Stuff a couple of months ago, and I spoke about listening to the language of your body. Read on: Your body is great.  I’ve said this before [...]

Attitude: The Key to Success

By | May 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

I believe that behind a person’s success - in life and in business -  exists a positive attitude that has provided the focus required to help that person achieve his or her goals.  Attitude is the key to one’s success. Here are some of my personal “attitude check-in” mantras that I would like to share [...]

Marketing: making your WBN membership work!

By | May 10th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Marketing is important, regardless of the industry you are in. After all, you became a WBN member, didn’t you? And presumably, you joined this organization to meet other like-minded women, and to find the support and resources needed for your business, among others. And I’m pretty sure you joined so you could make contacts and [...]

The Softer Side of Leadership

By | May 4th, 2015|Member Contributed|

I was recently thrilled to be invited to speak at the Women’s Business Network April Breakfast Mix and Mingle.  In keeping with the Strut Your Stuff theme of Leadership, it was so nice to be able to speak to the softer side of leadership, an area of leadership that is often overlooked in the literature. Although I [...]

Plant & Rake without the Ache!

By | April 28th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Gardening season is in full bloom, but all that weeding and pruning can take a toll on your body if you're not careful. Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. It's nice to enjoy the fruits of your labour but, Green Thumbs, make no mistake, gardening is hard [...]

Let’s talk Fundraising Masterminds!

By | October 6th, 2014|Member Contributed|

WBN members are passionate women! Since joining over 2 years ago I have met members who sit on so many important community and charitable Boards all across the city. (Planned Parenthood, CISDEP, Healthy Women, Healthy Communities, Suits Her, Dress for Success Ottawa, Maplesoft Cancer Survivors session and so many more!) Inevitably, when people find out [...]

Inspired Growth – Blaze Your Own Trail

By | September 17th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Fulfilling your life's dreams can be a most rewarding and sometimes a most frightening journey. A journey with surprises and outcomes you may never have envisioned. I have reached many of my big fuzzy dreams of my youth and am marching forward toward new goals and dreams. Here are some of the tips I shared [...]

Enrich Your (Business) Life

By | September 11th, 2014|Member Contributed|

As we wrap up my year as president the theme of 'Inspired Growth' is back again for September and Marcia, your next president, has chosen to continue with the theme since it is an important one for you as WBN members, your business, your life and WBN as a whole. To help keep the momentum, [...]

How to ask your friends for money ….for your favorite charity

By | September 6th, 2014|Member Contributed|

You may be able to run a half-marathon in just under 2 hours, but you might be having trouble with the fundraising steps, the steps that raise money for your favorite health charity. Here are a few good reminders that will help you get your fundraising game on. You're not asking for you, you're asking [...]

Making time for YOU!

By | August 28th, 2014|Member Contributed|

I believe in the power of the not-for-profit industry: every day, I feel like I am working towards a greater good, a good that feeds my soul, and works to create a better world for my kids to live in. But here's the rub: I see so many not-for-profit professionals that are SWAMPED by their [...]

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