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3 Business Lessons I Learned from My Grandmother

grandmahaynesThe most influential mentor in my life is my Grandmother. Under 5ft tall, she's tiny, but mighty. She is in her early 90s, yet she regularly attends aerobics class, paints, volunteers at the local artists' guild where she sells her oil paintings, and tends her own garden.  She purchased her very first computer in her 80's and took a class to learn how to use it.

Born and raised in London, England, she emigrated to Canada after World War II to marry my Grandfather. She left the comforts of a city to live on a cattle ranch in the wild, wild west of interior British Columbia 12 hours (by wagon) from the nearest city, Williams Lake.

Her courage, determination, and resourcefulness are qualities that I admire in her, and I strive to model myself after her example in my personal life, and as a professional.

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What Alberta’s Coal Mining History Can Teach Us About Business Today

What Alberta’s Coal Mining History Can Teach Us About Business Today

The Atlas Coal Mine, a national historic site was among one of our day-trips and a highlight of our vacation. We spent a day touring the site - which includes an up-close and personal tour of the single remaining wooden tipple in all of Canada.

During our tours, I learned ...

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iMA High Red – What About You?

iMA High Red – What About You?

I recently completed a personality-type questionnaire that was so accurate, I thought I should share.

I have taken all kinds of assessments over the years - way back when I was in University, then as a Government employee (team-building exercises), at different times with my coaches (Kolbe-A) and ...

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What Is an Online Business Manager, Exactly?

What Is an Online Business Manager, Exactly?

One of the questions I hear most often from friends, family, business owners - pretty much anyone that learns what I do for a living - is:

"So, what is an Online Business Manager exactly?"

I LOVE this question! 

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How To Leverage WordPress as a Coaching Program Tool

How To Leverage WordPress as a Coaching Program Tool

Coaches: are you looking for a reliable service for which to set-up, deliver and host your group coaching program?

If you're already using WordPress to host your website or blog (or both) then you're already on the way to setting up and hosting your group coaching program by adding plug-ins ...

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The Essential Cornerstone of Your Virtual Office…

The Essential Cornerstone of Your Virtual Office…

At any given point, there are a number of activities that are occurring in your online business.  And the bigger your business gets, the more you take on, and generally, the more complex your businesses' activities get as well.

A snapshot of activity in one of my clients' coaching businesses ...

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I’m Officially Certified! (Online Business Manager)

I’m Officially Certified! (Online Business Manager)

Certified OBMAs of December 16th, 2012, I can officially claim my new title as a Certified Online Business Manager!

While I completed the training in May, I chose to wait until November to tackle the arduous Certification Week.

What does it mean to be a Certified Online Business Manager?

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