Blog

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

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

“NATURE IN THE CITY” RETREAT

Just a few short weeks ago, the EDGE3 team came together in west Toronto to host another “Ultimate You” retreat. The guests signed up through our network to participate in a day of self-exploration, coaching, action planning, and connection with an amazing group of people. This retreat marked the first time our entire core team (shall I call Dave, Megan, Sarah and I the “fab four”?) had the opportunity to work as a collective on the same project – what…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

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

How Do I Start The Reset?

Sometimes I wish I could be more like my technology; when not performing optimally, just power off or unplug, then restart in hopes of better results. For people, it SHOULD be as easy as turning off and starting again – “I’m going off the grid so I can face the world again, refreshed!!” – it’s sadly not, for many of us. Aside from why you don’t really NEED a reset, or HOW hard it would be to do that, are…

Coaching Tips, Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Are You In Your Element?

One phrase came up recently for me, and I’ve really been thinking about it a lot and its connection to nature. Someone said to me, “I’m fighting fires at the office, right now!” Thankfully they weren’t literally faced with blazing piles of paper, computers spontaneously combusting, or exploding equipment, but they were definitely punctuating the level of stress they faced in that situation. Does this seem familiar to you? Maybe you’ve said it in a pressure-filled moment of stress and…

Business Building, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Make a World of Difference

I’ve always believed that the smallest gestures with the purest intention can make the biggest difference. That is why I continue to participate in the TriAdventure and to support the Nikibasika program; a small but mighty group committed to a powerful cause. In August, I’ll be joining a team of athletes to swim 3km, run 15km, canoe 15km and cycle 140km to fund an orphanage in Uganda. For the first many years the event provided these 51 vulnerable kids with food…

Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Broken Dreams

A country tune came on. I threw my hat on and danced across the kitchen. I imagined what it would be like to be a country singer in a huge stadium with adoring fans singing along. Women would swoon and men would want to be like me. “Wow!” I screamed out loud, “in my next life I am coming back as a country singer!” And then I recalled an innocent time in my life that I thought that would be…

Coaching Tips, Self-Improvement

The Leadership Journey

My EDGE3 Experience by Dr. Naresh Vempala, Research Scientist In life and career, we all come to a point where we take a pause to evaluate our journey that has been, to determine the journey that lies ahead. Having arrived at that point, I found I am not quite the leader that I envisioned myself to be. I felt that there was a key ingredient missing from my professional life. While I knew something was missing, I couldn’t put my…

Business Building, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement