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

Cultivating Personal Leadership

source of power personal leadership post it note pink

As a leader, the first person you lead is yourself. Leading self means you are willing to understand your strengths and governing beliefs. Personal leadership is about bringing this core to the table and being able to use your talents and gifts to create value. Maybe you’re thinking “I am not a leader” because of your title at work. But in … Read More

Principles of Reflective Practice and Leadership

Guts Over Fear Tattoo

The concept of self-reflection, from a professional point of view, was introduced to me while a student at Royal Roads University. There was a strong focus on leading self and personal leadership. We were introduced to the work of Ronald R. Short, author of “Learning in Relationship” through one of our first assignments. Our assignment was to ask three colleagues the … 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