Maximizing your Potential as an Entrepreneur

By | December 7th, 2015|W2W|

This year, my company, the urban element, celebrates 10 years of business. As I look back at all we have accomplished, I am also looking forward and wondering... what next? I find this is a common mentality for many entrepreneurs. The wheels are constantly spinning and as visionaries we're primed to keep things moving forward. However, [...]

“Find your dolphins”

By | October 6th, 2015|W2W|

“Find your dolphins” was the once piece of advice that seemed to resonate with everyone at our table. This was a metaphor used by Lisa Larter. She explained that in business, some people are sharks, and others are dolphins. “Sharks” see everyone as competition and they go for the kill. "Dolphins,” on the other hand, [...]

What does it mean to dare greatly?

By | October 1st, 2015|W2W|

Earlier this year, I made a major change in my life. It was a decision that I thought about no more than a few short days. I left the business I started in 2012. The short length of time it took to make the decision might give the illusion that it was an easy choice. [...]

How much of your heart should you put into your business?

By | July 26th, 2015|W2W|

There was a time when I thought that if I poured my heart and soul into my business, that it would take off and produce everything I ever wanted in life: success, money, recognition, extra time… all of the bountiful things a great business yields for its owner. Well, I was wrong. What I discovered [...]

Business Card Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

By | July 8th, 2015|W2W|

How you present and use your business card is an important part in building professional and profitable relationships. Your business card is part of your visual communications package.  It is also a reflection of your professionalism. You should present your business card in such a way that it is remembered and kept by the recipient, [...]

Tips to Manage your Time: Organize Your Day to Support Your Business

By | July 7th, 2015|W2W|

  As the owner of a human resources consulting firm, often supporting numerous clients at any one time, it is imperative I’m always on the ball and organized, “crossing my t’s and dotting my i’s.” But the challenges I face in getting organized, are often the same complaints I hear from my clients. Have you [...]

The Softer Side of Leadership

By | May 4th, 2015|W2W|

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 [...]

Career transition with Trish Larkin

By | April 24th, 2015|W2W|

Tucked inside her Lowertown kitchen, Chef Patricia Larkin is experimenting. On her island counter are jars of a sweet bubbly drink with different mixes of fruits and spice. On her laptop is a Youtube video (one of many she’s been watching) with instructions on raising honey bees – her newest hobby. Growing inside her indoor [...]

Investing in Women in Leadership

By | March 11th, 2015|W2W|

Check out the article in today's Globe and Mail - "Women in Leadership: An investing strategy that's working". There are 24 companies in the S&P500 which are led by women. In the past 12 months, the average return […]

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Let’s talk Fundraising Masterminds!

By | October 6th, 2014|W2W|

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 [...]

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