What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Find the courage to envision a different future It seems to me that so many of us arrive at a point in our lives where we aren’t quite sure how we got here. Looking around, things look familiar, but we’re not sure how they became part of our lives. They somehow showed...
Self-awareness and our impact on others

Self-awareness and our impact on others

What is your impact on the world? Do you consider yourself self-aware? What does that mean to you? I think that simply asking the question causes us to look at ourselves…potentially for the first time for some of us. Looking at who we are at our core isn’t for the...
Do Something that Scares You…Daily

Do Something that Scares You…Daily

Eleanor Roosevelt said it well: “Do one thing that scares you every day.” Fear. We all have a different relationship with fear based on our lived experiences, our natural temperament, and our view of taking risks. I’ve thought a lot about this quote over the past six...
Holding On, Letting Go

Holding On, Letting Go

I attended a fascinating webinar hosted by the Hudson Institute recently. Pam McLean, well known in leadership and coaching circles, led an insightful session about pivoting in uncertain times. Pam and the panel spoke about the transitions, large and small we have all...
Your Leadership Story

Your Leadership Story

I often start my leadership sessions by inquiring where people got their definitions of leadership.  And how do they define themselves as leaders is my follow-up question. It’s not always easy for people to put words to these questions. How do you tell your...
Mindtraps: The Leadership Curse

Mindtraps: The Leadership Curse

Reading is my passion. Learning something new, sharing it and seeing the impact on others when jump into their own newness is a true joy. One of my favourite reads in the past couple of years was “Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity” (2019) by...
Dare to Lead™ V2 Virtual Learning Event

Dare to Lead™ Virtual Learning Event

Update: this event is sold out. Please sign up for our newsletter on the homepage to receive notifications for future events. This virtual learning event is hosted by the Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership at NorQuest College. By attending the program you...
The Paradox of Leadership  (AND not OR)

The Paradox of Leadership (AND not OR)

I laughingly and with some amount of truth, say I am “addicted to learning”.  I am exhilarated by stretching my mind with thrilling new learning and sharing that with my clients. It was 2015 when Jerry, one of my new executive coaching clients said: “Laurie as we...
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