Plan FOR downtime not WHAT the downtime is- an exercise in planned sponteneity

I am a planner. At times I absolutely own the title of "over-planner" or "Julie, Cruise Director" that my husband bestows on me. Mum, wife, business owner, event planner and only 168 hours in a week, what being organized does is actually give me the maximum free time for the things I cherish, time outside, a glass of wine and a movie night, hanging with no agenda with the family.  I...

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5 ways to slow down… so you can speed up.

Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast. This past weekend wasn't a slow down, it was even more than that. I pressed "PAUSE" on life and spent some of the most valuable time I have in ages. The location was spectacular- the company was incredible. I went away with my two sister-in laws and my mother-in law to a Spa. What was different about other weekends away though, is I went INTO the...

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The New Leader- perspectives from a Millenial

Last week on the Impact People Facebook Page I launched an invitation to emerging leaders under 30 to write a guest blog post sharing their thoughts about LEADERSHIP. This week's post is by Entrepreneur and business blogger Jorge Mendoza (See full bio at the end of this post). Enjoy! Christine THE NEW LEADER Reaching a leadership or managerial position in any organization is, in most...

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Coach’s corner: Thoughts on goal setting with Jen Segger

The Holidays is always a great time for reflection and an all important PAUSE from our "hamster-in-a-wheel" go go go pace. It's a time to pause and reflect on where you have come from and envision where you want to go. There is no ONE way to do this, so I thought it would be cool to do a small series around goal setting from the perspectives of a few different types of coaches. Sometimes...

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Challenge… by choice

Jen Segger is one of Canada's top adventure athletes. She is  an incredible coach, an entrepreneur and happens to be a good friend as well. She has achieved more in her life to date from a challenge standpoint than most of us would dream in about in a lifetime. Last fall Jen did something that had never been done; She started at the Northern tip of Vancouver Island and 750km (and only 96...

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