Business #AMA – Pregnant & Bored – Offering Free Business Advice – I Invite You To Ask Me Anything

What does a workaholic do when they’re supposed to be taking it easy? This…    I am pregnant, very very pregnant. And I’m a business machine and I just can’t sit still. To put this in context… I’ve been working since grade 6. I am obsessed with business challenges that seem insurmountable (to most). I have spent my career launching and growing businesses. For one of my recent clients, I led initiatives in rebranding, marketing, sales, continuous improvement, project management and IT! In three short years, we more than doubled revenue. We hit our three-year targets 40% ahead of schedule.

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Salesforce & Pardot: Align Marketing & Sales

I’ve always been a huge advocate of collaboration. There is simply nothing better than smart people coming together to achieve greater success than they could apart. This is how strong businesses are built. Specifically, aligning sales and marketing departments is a no brainer. Is it best to align sales and marketing? Today I came across A Guide to Sales and Marketing Alignment by Salesforce and Pardot. This handy little guide cites a study conducted by Hugh MacFarlane, Founder and CEO of MathMarketing. MacFarlane surveyed 1,400 professionals in 84 countries to discover that business aligning sales and marketing efforts: Grow 5.4

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The Psychology of the Rob Ford Nation

Meet Toronto’s Mayor If you haven’t been following, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford has been faced with both allegations and undeniable proof in some cases, that he has done a number of unseemly things of late. From chronic drinking and “occasional” drug use to death threats, Rob Ford is challenging his City of Toronto. Interestingly, Ford supporters—known as the Ford Nation—have not abandoned the Mayor. As the Toronto Mayoral race begins to pick up steam, I can’t help but ask, What is the psychology of the Ford supporter? Politics aside, there is a huge learning lesson to be had here. Torontonians

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Coaching isn’t therapy.

One-on-One Coaching We have all had a trusted advisor. Sometimes it’s a close friend, sometimes an advice columnist. Even the toughest of men have been known to spill their guts to a friendly bartender. Talking to someone takes courage. Sometimes you need an objective ear that will respect you just for putting yourself out there. It’s not therapy. It’s education. I am not a therapist. I’m an educator. I use my expertise in soft skills, communications, emotional intelligence, rapport building, marketing, and strategic business development to help clients discover their true goals and overcome the obstacles (external and internal) that stand

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The Marketer’s Dilemma

I attended The Art Of Marketing in Toronto this past week. In his riveting presentation, Charles Duhigg (whose book I’m running out to purchase) said that the single most important and telling indicator of future success in a child’s life is… wait for it, wait for it … Will Power Apparently, research shows that four year old children that pass the Marshmallow Test have the greatest likelihood of success in life. The test goes something like this… “Child, here is a marshmallow. I’m going to leave the room. If you wait ten minutes to eat this marshmallow, I will give you

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You Fear Failure… So You Fail

Trying to boil the ocean? Stop! Every business needs a niche. Business start ups often result from unhappy employees going off to start their own venture. If most new businesses come with lessons from the businesses that came before them, why do most start-ups fail? The easiest way to start a business is to take what you’ve learned or what you see your competitors doing, and replicate it. It’s an instant start up model. This is part of the reason franchises work. We find a formula and repeat it, ad nauseum. If this is fool proof, why do most new businesses

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How to Win An Argument — Be Wrong

You need to be wrong. We all have the unquenchable need to be right. Some of us need to be right more often and on more issues than others but the truth is we all like being right. In particular, when an issue is important to us it’s very hard for us to say, “You’re entitled to your opinion.”  Instead we try to prove we’re right. We make logical arguments, we point out others that agree with us, we even raise our voices, all in an effort to be “right.” The funny thing about it all, is that we’re often

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You Believe in Anger

Anger Management… Find Out Why You Choose Anger After my most recent Anger Management Class I’ve been thinking about some of the beliefs we have about anger. Anger is just a form of communication. If it’s just one of many ways to communicate, why choose anger? If we act out in anger it is often because deep down inside we believe that anger is the only way. But we’re all smart enough to know there are many more effective ways to communicate than to get angry. Why do we believe in anger? The answer is usually simple but buried so deep

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How Can We Control Anger

50 Ways to Control Anger I’d love to talk about all the ways we can control anger. I wish I could write them all out. But there are so many. For now I will make a list. Hopefully these options truly help you. The truth though is that this is just a list. How to use these techniques is another issue altogether. I highly suggest you read this list but consider finding a class, coach, therapist, group or supportive person in your life that can help you explore these. You ultimately need to explore these for one that works for

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Return on Investment (ROI) for Professional Resume Writing

What is the return on investment (ROI) for having your resume professionally written? It is very important for a resume to be professionally delivered. This is the first document that an employer sees before they even see the prospective employee—you ;). If a resume isn’t professionally written, than the employer will not give you an interview. It can be extremely difficult to obtain a job in today’s economy, and just as difficult to obtain an interview. Isn’t it necessary to make your resume stand out from the crowd? Having a resume look different than the others can mean the difference

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