Customer Appreciation

How a Unique Marketing Approach Won Me Over

These days, every business owner is competing against others for customers.  Making yourself standout from the crowd is becoming increasingly difficult with potential customers being bombarded with ads, content and more from so many different angles. Last week, I attended an event specifically organized for Event Planners. Not only did this business win me over… Continue reading How a Unique Marketing Approach Won Me Over

Motivation & Inspiration

What Reading 14 Books in 14 Weeks Has Taught Me

At the beginning of 2019, I took on a challenge to read 52 Books in 52 Weeks.  I am proud to say that I have kept up with my challenge, and I have indeed read 14 books in 14 weeks so far.  Week 15 started yesterday. The books I have chosen vary in many different… Continue reading What Reading 14 Books in 14 Weeks Has Taught Me

Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Productivity

Why Celebrating WINS With Your Teams Will Up-level Their Performance

For those of us that manage teams..... Do you have regular meetings to update your team members on what is happening?  Do you communicate with them regularly? If you answered YES to these questions you going in the right direction to keeping them motivated and engaged. At those update meetings, do you take the time… Continue reading Why Celebrating WINS With Your Teams Will Up-level Their Performance

Customer Appreciation, Employee Engagement

How Do You Show GRATITUDE to Your Customers?

We have been focusing on showing gratitude to our team members, but have you ever thought of your customers as an extension of your team?  Every business needs customers to survive.  Wouldn't it been prudent then to treat your customers as well as we treat our team members (or vice versa - in some cases… Continue reading How Do You Show GRATITUDE to Your Customers?

Motivation & Inspiration

Motivation, Empowerment, Inspiration – My top takeaways from #Mompconf 2019

This past weekend, 350 women gathered at the Toronto Congress Centre for the annual Mompreneurs Conference (#MompConf).  This year the 2 day conference spilled over an extra day on each side to include some pretty amazing opportunities including attending a taping of CTV's The Social on Thursday.  Then, to cap off the weekend, yesterday 600… Continue reading Motivation, Empowerment, Inspiration – My top takeaways from #Mompconf 2019

Productivity

My Morning Routine – How It Sets the Tone for My Day

Have you ever woken up late, jumped out of bed, quickly got ready and dashed out the door.  How do you recall feeling?  I know when I start my day like this, my entire day is "off".  I feel rushed and disorganized, that feeling like I am forgetting or missing something.  And I'm pretty sure… Continue reading My Morning Routine – How It Sets the Tone for My Day

Employee Engagement, Productivity

5 Ways to Provide Flexibility in the Workplace and Improve Employee Motivation

Keeping employees loyal to your company is becoming increasingly difficult.  No longer are people staying with the same company for 40+ years until they retire.  It is commonplace for a person to switch jobs and/or careers a minimum of 5 times over the lifetime of their working years. How can you create a company culture… Continue reading 5 Ways to Provide Flexibility in the Workplace and Improve Employee Motivation

Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition, Productivity

How a Bullet Journal Can Help You Manage Your Teams Better

What exactly is a Bullet Journal? Until this past weekend, I had no idea either.  But, they are apparently quite popular... I attended a women's retreat for some much needed "self care" and one of the sessions I attended was on Bullet Journals.  I was immediately transformed and asked myself, "How have I not heard… Continue reading How a Bullet Journal Can Help You Manage Your Teams Better

Employee Engagement, Fundraising

How Fundraising Can Boost Your Corporate Image (and engage your employees!)

We are all familiar with the great things that large companies can do for the community. Many companies spend thousands of dollars on sponsorship and fundraising as a way to increase their corporate brand. If the big guys are doing it, it must be working! Fundraising is not just for the big companies with huge… Continue reading How Fundraising Can Boost Your Corporate Image (and engage your employees!)

Employee Recognition

Are You Killing Corporate Culture With Budget Cuts?

Every company has a budget, we get it. Businesses can’t run properly without one. And each year, the budget gets reviewed and cuts are made to keep spending in control. But are the right cuts being made or the wrong ones? Often it’s the wrong ones… Companies will host picnics in the summer for families to bring their kids… Continue reading Are You Killing Corporate Culture With Budget Cuts?