Inspired growth in your business and your image

By | September 19th, 2014|W2W|

This month's 'Inspired Growth' theme has got me thinking about the growth of businesses, and the growth we experience as business owners. To me, growth means moving forward, changing, usually learning. And when it comes to our brands, growth also applies. Don't get me wrong: the core of your brand remains the same, but along [...]

Enrich Your (Business) Life

By | September 11th, 2014|W2W|

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, [...]

Release Your Inner Blogger!

By | September 10th, 2014|W2W|

Are you looking for more ways to connect, build solid business relationships, exchange knowledge and be inspired? Try blogging! All WBN members are welcome - and encouraged - to contribute to our blog. Here are a few tips for getting started: Your topic can be specific to your area of expertise or a more general [...]


By | July 30th, 2014|W2W|

I have posted a similar blog in the past, but there are some new additions based on questions and feedback I received from many of you regarding the etiquette when using 'reply all' or 'copy' in an email. This issue is tackled in this blog! 1. Remember: email is not private. Once it's out there [...]

Image Savvy: How to Cluster Your Clothes

By | July 10th, 2014|W2W|

As an image management consultant, I empower and enable my clients to achieve their personal and professional goals by applying image management strategies in everyday life. Image management is the ongoing process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance on yourself and others. It is about creating an authentic, appropriate, attractive and affordable [...]

Being in the Flow: A conversation of leadership styles

By | June 19th, 2014|W2W|

Last week took the Sister Leadership team back to the Rideau Club for another wonderful Women's Executive Network (WXN) breakfast. This month's topic: The Good Leader was moderated by Shannon Gorman, National Director of Community Affairs at Telus. Shannon guided the conversation as Lyne Parnet-Garvey, Chief Human Resources Officer at the Hydro Ottawa Group of [...]

Does your LOGO make your business shine?

By | May 21st, 2014|W2W|

Picture this: You see a logo that is fairly cluttered uses a lot of colours uses a variety of fonts looks old-fashioned. 'cartoon-y' looks homemade, or like a ten year old drew it Chances are, that logo won't make a favourable impression on YOU as a potential customer. I am a graphic designer and I've [...]

Branding Your Business

By | May 21st, 2014|W2W|

Finding the right logo for your business is like finding the perfect dress for a special occasion - you know it's out there. There's the perfect combination of the right colour, the right fit and the right price. You've browsed a few shops and you have some ideas about what that perfect dress will be. [...]

The Importance of Managing Your Image

By | May 12th, 2014|W2W|

Your image is constantly at work. It can work for you, or against you. How is your image working for you? Are you effectively managing it? Your image - the way you look, care for and carry yourself, your personal style, poise and presence - is part of who you are. It reflects your personality, [...]

President’s Pen – Taking Inspired Action

By | May 11th, 2014|W2W|

If you are like many of the businesswomen I meet, your attention is pulled in so many different directions, it can be difficult to decide between all the roles you are responsible for and all the 'shoulds' that are competing for your time. When you add together Clarity + Commitment + Community, you multiply your [...]

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