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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

Journaling: How to Create Your Own Map for Success

Typically, when we meet with new clients, we provide journals and some thought provokers to help encourage the first step in the self-discovery process. In our EDGE3 blogs, I’ve talked about the journaling I do. I’ve found that not only does journaling help me get my thoughts out and to reflect on things, I also refer back to it for a variety of reasons: for inspiration, when goal setting, and to gain clarity or a shift in perspective. This makes…

Self-Improvement

The Power of a Pause

I am often reminded of the power of taking a few moments to simply stop and breathe. Recently, I completed a 21-day meditation challenge. Every day for 3 weeks, I woke up, fed the cats, put the coffee on and then sat in silence for 20 minutes. I was amazed at what it did for my patience, my creativity and the level of intention that I brought to my work. It also gave me a keen awareness of when I…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

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

Giving Yourself the Space to Grow

We love nature. I mean LOVE nature. Have you heard that already? Well, it’s because it’s true! Whether it’s a walking meeting around the block, a park bench coaching session, a hike while brainstorming, or an island retreat in Muskoka, we LOVE trying to activate an element of the outdoors. That’s why we’re always so excited to hit Muskoka each year for a series of Fall retreats, to spend time transforming in such a beautiful space, during such a transformational…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Journal for Success: your “How To” Guide

Through coaching, I’ve noticed that the most successful individuals are those who are highly intentional about the future they want to create for themselves. We can all do it; sometimes we just need a little help visualizing our path, charting our course, and navigating the journey. Typically, when we meet with new clients, we provide journals and some thought provokers to help encourage the first step in the self-discovery process. In our EDGE3 blogs, I’ve talked about the journaling I…

Business Building, Coaching Tips, Self-Improvement