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Curiosity is Key

Back to school seems to be on everyone’s mind. My favourite part of this time of year is that the questions I get from my daughter after school return.  Last June, my favourite was a follow-up to a lesson on how dinosaurs went extinct.  She sat in the back of the car driving home, telling me all about the classroom lesson.  Her five-year-old self was silent for a few minutes, and then she asked, “Mom, if dinosaurs went extinct, when will…

Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Coaching for Leaders

I find it inspiring when a leader steps out the boardroom to ask some brave, bold questions. How can I be a better leader? How can I serve the team more effectively? How can I bring out the best in others? And when confronted with those questions I say, “Hell ya, let’s dig in!” This past week, the EDGE3 Team spent a glorious day at Gairloch Gardens in Oakville with a variety of leaders for our “Coaching For Leaders” program.…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

EDGE3 Book Club – High Performing Habits

Got a High Performing Team? Here’s a great book to elevate their game. As part of the leadership development package that we offer our clients we design workshops using the best personal development books on the market. It gives teams great new skills and it serves as a bonding experience to create greater team cohesion. A team that learns together, grows together The latest book that we have shared with our clients is High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard, who…

Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Celebrate the Team

Celebration is a building block for great teams. But many of the groups that I coach consistently tell me that they wish they took the opportunity to celebrate more often. High performing teams seem to be on to the next challenge before they’ve even had a chance to come up for air. As leaders, it’s our job to hit the pause button…and crack the champagne! Before you pop the cork, take the time to consider the specifics. Feedback lands best…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

Courage is leaning in

This past month I had a chance to revisit my acting days… I was quickly reminded of the anxiety of the audition process; the nail-biting experience of call backs, the pressure of being in front of the camera, and getting the shot right. What I wasn’t expecting was sinking feeling of self-doubt, and the concern for what other’s may think when it hit the airwaves. The negative self-talk was overwhelming, but a good reminder of what my clients must go…

Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Leaders, Embrace your Vulnerability

In walked my newest client, a self-assured executive with an air of confidence that suggested that he was not easily rattled. Clearly this is a no BS, get it done kind of guy. After exchanging a few pleasantries, we got right to the point. “What are some of the challenges that you’re facing right now?” He gave me a stock answer, but I noticed a subtle emotional shift behind the veil of confidence, so I dug a bit deeper. “What’s…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

The Entrepreneur’s Inventory – Isolate The Issue!

Sometimes we get out of our groove. I found myself disengaged and demotivated. But why? I love my work! I am very connected to my purpose! So what gives here? I went to my archive of tools I’ve developed for entrepreneurs that I have coached and thought, this may be helpful when you feel out of sorts. SELF COACHING EXERCISE Grab your journal, find the stillness, and ask yourself these questions… 1. What is weighing me down? 2. What opportunities…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

More Alike Than We Are Different

Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of visiting Africa. Couple that with my 7-year involvement with the TriAdventure and Nikibasika Learning Development Project, Uganda became a must visit stop on my bucket list. I could hardly wait! One of the first experiences that we had arriving in Uganda was a Team Coaching Session with the KIBO Foundation, a company focused on developing leadership skills and unleashing the capacity of their youth. As an organization that supports many of the…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights