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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

Reconnecting with Young People

Recently, I found myself enjoying a Sunday afternoon concert with one of my best friends – FRED PENNER! Yes, that Canadian childhood favourite, Fred Penner. My girlfriend and I danced and sang along to our favourite songs from days gone by. And it was a TRIP to watch a bar packed with parents and kids experience this afternoon of whimsy. When he sang his songs, I listened to his lyrics… sharing, kindness, being silly, equality, sandwiches… all of the good…

Inspiration From Nature, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Tapping into the Team’s Resources

Dave and I were doing an interactive coaching workshop with a group of people that worked in a highly creative field, and wanted to dial into one another to catch up with everyone, share successes and carve out greater efficiencies. We did a lot of different exercises, activities, and reflections to help uncover the roots of their success, and set benchmarks for continued excellence. And then something beautiful happened. We asked the group: what skill would you love to share…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Leadership Insights

Leading with Compassion

As ambitious leaders, sometimes we expect people to like/approve/admire us because of our accomplishments when in actual fact that’s not what matters to people… what matters is how we make them FEEL. Maya Angelou said it beautifully, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. What would it be like if we applied that same principle to leadership? Before you think that this…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights

The Gate is Closed

My intentions for a perfect morning of air travel came to a sudden halt when the check in machine spit out a receipt saying, “We cannot complete your check-in, proceed to the TICKET counter,” NOT the “Proceed to GATE” message I was looking for. I missed my flight. That’s never a good feeling. It gives you a sinking, churning-in-your-gut sensation… similar to bungee jumping – but not nearly as much fun. I took my disappointment to the counter, acknowledging that…

Inspiration From Nature, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Call for Photographers

Nature in the City Since 2011, EDGE3 has been coaching Canadian leaders and executives, building teams, and hosting a variety of employee engagement events. We help people find inspiration to develop the tools necessary to be the most successful and effective versions of themselves. We strive to make experiences as fun and engaging as possible, doing so in the most creative and inspiring spaces for our clients. The most inspiring place for us, and what has driven our business ethos,…

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement