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Under the Snow

Under the snow lies the sleepy green shoots of new life, new vitality, new possibilities.  And so it is with us. By some standards I live “up north”.  That’s a pretty fluid concept in Canada!  Geographically speaking Huntsville, Ontario is actually quite south but given the huge population bubble living in the GTA, I live

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Mining for Gold

Since January of 2012 I have been leading the program design and facilitation of The Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP) for IAMGOLD. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier Canadian gold and niobium company, and SLDP is a global leadership initiative that is unique in mining. With the philosophy that the supervisory level leaders in the organization influence

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Reflections on a new year

With all the pre-holiday busy-ness and the subsequent actual holiday even busy-er-ness, it’s no wonder we can all lose sight of the opportunity for reflection available at this time of the year.  For one thing, the winter is a natural time for introspection.  The darkness of the winter solstice lends itself perfectly to curling up

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Dare to be a Queen

Like her or not, this quote from Oprah Winfrey has been playing in my mind these days… Be a Queen.  Dare to be different.  Be a pioneer.  Be a leader.  Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge.  Take it on!

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Change in the Season

Autumn is upon us and the leaves are changing, the light is changing and the temperatures are all over the map.  While facilitating a ropes course program for an organization earlier this week I realized I am in a new season in my own life as well.  I’m in my 40’s, and that feels different

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Opportunities for reinvention

As I find myself in a new community “up north” with a whole lot of cardboard boxes and only the dog for company during the day when my boys are at school, I am beginning to get a sense of the opportunity for reinvention that is possible whenever we choose to make a change in

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Into the soup of change…again

Because I spend my life working to support the transformation efforts of others, it’s incumbent on me to spend a good deal of time doing my own transformation work.  Partly because I need constant reminders of what it feels like to step outside the comfort zone and let go of the known in search of

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