7 Signs You Could Be Under-Earning

  Are you Under-Earning? You might be under earning – earning less than your worth – even if you make over six figures! How do you know if you are?  There are several signs of under-earning, some common and some not so common. Barbara Stanny defines an Under-Earner as “someone who makes less than she […]

Firsts ARE Relevant

When was a girl, I wanted to be the very FIRST female jockey. I was horse-mad. If you ever have been, you know what I am talking about. It consumed me. My imagination, my time and my reading list. Whenever I could, the horse-madness consumed my weekends at “the barn”. I ran the scholastic book […]

The Legend of The Tall Poppy

Have you heard about The Tall Poppy? She grew from a small poppy, just like all the other poppies in the field. Just like them, she was colourful, graceful, delicate even – yet strong as she gently bent with the breeze. As she grew tall, she kept reaching up to the brilliant sun. Even on […]

What Stops You From “Going For It”?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about when women don’t “go for it”, when we let our ambitious dreams and goals slide. When we keep our personal power on a leash. Maybe we’re taking care of others’ feelings (so we don’t “outshine” them). Maybe we’re afraid of how far our light could truly shine because […]

What Do You Really Want?

Originally published November 2008; edited 2014 Negotiation Tip:  Clarify What You Really Want I love speaking about negotiation with groups, and groups of women especially. Women want to know what they don’t know. And they want to share their experiences, and yes to share a good laugh! There is always a story about a courageous act that […]

Rich Thinking: Money, Work and Self-Worth

Originally published March 12, 2012 Money, Work and Self-Worth The title of the Careers column in this Saturday’s Globe and Mail Careers caught my eye over brunch: “Money, work and the value of self-worth: If you want financial independence, and recognition for your talents, keep talking about compensation“. The author, Leah Eichler, acknowledged that, like […]

Feminine Advocacy: How to Ask For and Get What You Want

Recently, I was invited to speak at the 2013 mSummit here in Vancouver BC, about “Feminine Advocacy” for savvy working moms.  I was totally excited because the keynote speaker was Arlene Dickinson, co-star of Dragon’s Den, and I really wanted to meet her in person, get my dog-eared copy of her book Persuasion signed, and […]