5 Thoughts on Leadership… & an invitation

I get asked frequently to talk about Leadership ; My beliefs about Leadership; my advice on Leadership; My experience with Leadership; So I wanted to kick off the New Year sharing those thoughts with you. When you see me in person, you get to hear the stories behind these beliefs! The influence each of us has and the potential to inspire greatness and brilliance in others is something more...

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An open letter to the 362 fans on my Facebook page

When I started my company, I knew it would be a different kind of company. One that from the outset would be about moving the dial in tiny ways, like the flap of a butterfly's wings... in the clients I chose to work with, the network I built around me and the belief transcending it all , we are connected to something so much bigger than the day to day rat race we tend to get caught up in...

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10 ways for companies to be “cool” with social tools

Recently I had the chance to share some insights with local HR practitioners in Whistler about dipping their toes in the waters of social and technology tools to increase the level of engagement in their organizations. The most important thing to remember before you read this list though is this. If your organizational culture CURRENTLY does not reflect a respect for creativity, innovation,...

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Brilliance

A few days ago,  I had the honour of being one of 5 speakers at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers "Rising Stars" showcase. The panel of judges was incredible, led by Peter Legge , owner of the $35 million communications conglomerate that owns among other things BC Business Magazine. The winner of the competition gets to represent the BC Chapter of CAPS at the National...

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Whose job is PEOPLE?

Titles are a funny thing. I recognize the need to categorize the  work people do, but I question whether in today's business environment they are accurate. Prior to starting Impact People Practices,  I was hired to lead the People side of a luxury hotel management company. The owners believed if we could attract and retain the best in the industry we would create a winning culture .. not...

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