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Day 1 – I’m so nervous

Uncategorized Jan 19, 2018

Susie,
I knew you’d be a bit nervous about your first day so I thought I’d share a few nuggets of wisdom with you from back in the day. I know how much you hate it when I say that but...

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A Day in the life of a Coach

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2018

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE DUDE

Joanie calls me one day and she says, “Debbie, I need your help. I’m having problems with this guy at work and I don’t know what I did to make him hate me....

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Diversity – Diversity – Diversity

Uncategorized Jan 03, 2018

Diversity is a growing field because diversity presents challenges in the organization. Times have changed from back in the day when I was part of my first diversity initiative. At age 17, I left...

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An Aptitude for Diversity

Uncategorized Dec 21, 2017

Depending on where we are located in the country, attitudes toward women in trades may vary. Exposure shapes attitudes and I believe that we develop an “aptitude for diversity” by being...

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Talking to the boss

Uncategorized Dec 11, 2017

Fran had no trouble getting along with the guys – she was one of those women born to work in open pit mining. She had been there 17 years and never really had a major event like some of the...

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Suspend Your Disbelief Until You Can See Your Way Clear – Dreaming is Not For Sissies.

Uncategorized Dec 07, 2017

“I can’t see my way clear.” Sometimes the way that we speak in our Newfoundland vernacular can be a little confusing. But let’s take a look at this one statement –...

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Social Media – Generational Difference

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

What a great afternoon. The Sackville Business Association hosted a wonderful Social Media event at the Avodah Cafe in Lower Sackville today. We enjoyed delicious soup, sandwiches and desserts...

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Communication

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2017

Skills Canada recently hosted a one day workshop for high school students and I participated as a mentor. I was asked by one of the students what I thought was the most important skill that a...

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Going Forward

Uncategorized Nov 15, 2017

We were not all fortunate enough to grow up in families where our needs were always met – many of us grew up in environments that were not nurturing. Childhood trauma, poverty, bad parenting,...

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Taxes – Extra Expenses at the Holidays for Meals and Entertainment

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2017

I get asked this every year…

“Can I claim the cost of my office party?”

Generally speaking there is a limit of 50% that you’re allowed to claim for meals and expenses. But...

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