Self-Care and Leadership Reflections

Work Space, Leadership, Turquoise, Self Care

This is the time of year I slow down professionally to reflect on the past year, look ahead and plan for the months ahead. I am so happy with the new home work space I transformed for myself this year; it brings me great energy, focus and comfort. From the turquoise coloured paint surrounding my beautiful artwork to my inspirational … Read More

The Joy of Failure

the joy of failure

One thing you learn quickly as an entrepreneur is that everything you do is trial, and error. Failure is a normal part of the process! Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop many people in their tracks. As someone who has almost 20 years experience building … Read More

How IABC London’s Board of Directors Created a Values Charter and Why That Matters

Ripple Effect Leadership, Personal Leadership, Team Charter, Core Values

Recently I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop with the board of directors for The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) London, Ontario and I would like to share my insights and reflections on this session. The goal of this workshop was to co-create a team charter and create a list of examples of how to transform IABC’s core values … Read More

Reflection and Stretch Goals: Two Prevailing Forces Behind Dive Deep Retreat

Leadership retreat, Dive Deep, Ripple Effect, Core Values, Potential Personal Leadership, Collaboration, Fun, Creative, Transparency

  I am the first to say that personal leadership is a life-long practice. No one is perfect and we all have moments in time where we wish we would have handled things differently. The question is – are we willing to reflect,learn from and expand leadership potential. That to me is what personal leadership is about. I truly believe … Read More

Culturally Creative People: What “The Purple One” Taught Us About Creativity

Prince Purple Rain

  I have always been a creative person…but why? Reflecting on when I was growing up, I often had a project on the go whether it was making jewelry, painting wooden frames, painting and glazing ceramics, making handmade greeting cards or even sitting for hours colouring in one of my many colouring books. My love for creativity and colouring was … Read More

Why I Chose Transparency as a Core Value

Mountain Picture woman holding picture

Core values are traits or qualities you consider not just worthwhile, they represent an individual’s or an organization’s highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core fundamental driving forces. They are the heart of what your organization and its employees stand for in the world. Many companies have a set of core values to consult when decisions need to be made. … Read More

Why I Chose Collaboration as a Core Value

Together We Create Brick Wall

As a leadership consultant, I aspire to create collaborative and rewarding experiences to empower and inspire teams. I decided to make “collaboration” an organizational value for Ripple Effect Leadership Consulting & Events because this is not only a personal core value of mine, but in my opinion an important part of any team. As a group facilitator, I believe in … Read More

True or False? The Only True Leadership Is Values-Based Leadership

Woman and copper key

Remember back in 90’s (I’m dating myself) when the new catch word was “team” and “teamwork”. More recently “employee engagement” was the new buzz word. Simply using a new theory without a full understanding of it is like putting a new mission statement or list of values on the wall every few years and never referring to it again. In this … Read More

Fun as a Core Value

people pretending to canoe sitting on a bench

  As a leadership consultant, I aspire to create fun and rewarding experiences to empower and inspire teams. I decided to include “fun” as an organizational value for Ripple Effect Leadership, because we as humans need to experience fun even during times of difficulty and change.   Having fun together is important when it comes to building team culture and that … Read More

The Hummingbird and Ripple Effect Leadership

A Little More About Me – Janic Gorayeb When completing my MA in Leadership (Health) Organizational Leadership Project (OLP), an action-based research paper, I incorporated the ripple effect metaphor to describe how communication practices among internal and external stakeholders of an organization could either ripple through the organization positively or negatively. Coupling that with my love for water I made … Read More