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Geek Love: Nurturing the Humans Behind the Tech.

Geek Love: Nurturing the Humans Behind the Tech.

Why I Do What I Do As a coach specializing in personal development and professional skills for tech teams, I was reflecting on my journey and the events that have shaped my approach. The RBC Innovator’s Ball at the Ontario Science Centre in the Fall reminded me why I...

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9 Powerful Reasons To Invest In Workshops.

9 Powerful Reasons To Invest In Workshops.

Are Workshops Still Relevant in the Future of Work? I recently spoke with a seasoned HR professional. Among other things, we discussed whether workshops have outlived their usefulness. She mentioned the challenges that she sees with what was once a L&D staple in...

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Elevating Women in Tech

Elevating Women in Tech

We are thrilled to be a partner of the WomenTech Global Conference 2023 According to a 2020 Accenture report titled Resetting Tech Culture, the absolute number of women in tech roles has increased significantly since 1984 (from 1.6M to 3.7M), but gender imbalance is...

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Five Timely and Timeless Tips for New Grads

Five Timely and Timeless Tips for New Grads

Postsecondary grad season can produce a range of feelings from the thrilling liberation from the constant pressure of assignments to moments of crushing anxiety about next steps.  The world around us has changed dramatically in the past 4 years (yes, pandemic...

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Now is the time to invest in soft skills

Now is the time to invest in soft skills

74% of Millennials and Gen Z want to build their skills – just maybe not at your company.  Millennials and Gen Z are often on the receiving end of negative stereotypes around their relationship to work, the need to feel passion for the cause or the need for...

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Unicorns Need Unicorns

Unicorns Need Unicorns

The success of a company depends on its people. Period. However, in the current work environment, so much of an individual’s success depends luck, drive or having a good manager.

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Workplace Learning in a Virtual World

Workplace Learning in a Virtual World

As a college professor and cofounder of a development and training company, I am clearly in the education business. And, so are you. Workplace learning just looks a little different.

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The Biggest Myth About Soft Skills

The Biggest Myth About Soft Skills

Believing that you can excel in any career based only on your technical expertise will inevitably land you on a plateau. “Soft” skills have the power to unlock a new level of expertise.

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The Wonder Twins: Creative and Strategic Thinking

The Wonder Twins: Creative and Strategic Thinking

Have you ever gone into a meeting hoping to make a decision only to find yourself inadvertently brainstorming newer and more exciting options? You left the meeting energized, with creative juices flowing only to realize what you needed was a decision and what you got...

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