CAREER

Off the Fence and Saying Goodbye to Women on the Fence

Sometimes, you just know when it’s time for a change. When it’s time to take a new path, shake up your look, or look at life from a new perspective.

Or, in my case, reinvent your brand for a new decade. (Keep reading for the big reveal!)

For me, that moment came in the Winter of 2019 at the Blissdom conference for women’s lifestyle content creators. I used to attend these conferences regularly, back when they were conferences primarily for mom bloggers and the brands that wanted to work with them. It was the perfect event for me to attend as the creator of the Women on the Fence brand. But over the last few years, I had skipped the annual event.

How to Self-Publish Your Book

I have a question for you: What are you doing with your manuscript?

You finally finished writing your book.  Congratulations!  Possibly, you spent years writing and rewriting it.  I’m sure it represents a ton of work and an unbelievable amount of time, so you have accomplished something to really be proud of.

Now you have to address the publication issue. One possibility is self-publishing. Writing a book and publishing a book require very different skills, so you’ll have to do some internet research.  Once you start, you’ll be shocked at how much information is available on the web. What you probably won’t realize at first is that the web searches can lead to unintended problems.

There are two areas of concern here. First, some of the self-publishing information is inaccurate or flat out misleading.  Second, the web is filled with scam artists looking to prey on first-time self-publishing authors.

20 Years As An Entrepreneur With Some Fun #FlashbackFridays

Twenty years ago today, August 23, 1999, I became an entrepreneur. I registered my company for $37.00, called everyone I knew, knocked on strangers’ doors, and never looked back.

In honor of twenty years today, and it being #FlashbackFriday, here are some funny videos (when I had some INTERESTING HAIR, to say the least.)

Also a full circle moment that Global News / Global Montreal gave me my first media break.

Mompreneur Side-Hustle Business Ideas For Moms!

So it’s almost 2020. Maybe you’ve decided that you’re going to get off the fence and contribute to your world and your household income in a new kind of way. Maybe you need to contribute for financial reasons, maybe you have different reasons. But one thing is for certain… Mompreneurship can be big business.

I am SOO passionate about yesterday’s Global News parenting lifestyle segment!

The kids are back in school very soon. Ever dream of a side-hustle or making money working from home? Can’t think of what to do? Yesterday morning, I shared Mompreneur Side-Hustle Business Ideas for Moms.

Moms, female entrepreneurs, independence, purpose, dream chasing, making your own money. Everything I love.

Media Women Montreal: Time For Some Thank You’s!

I still can’t believe the evening we all shared a few weeks ago.

You know when you see something in your head and then what you see is exactly what you had mapped out in your mind?

Yeah. That happened.

It was magical and our hearts are STILL full. We are beaming with pride and gratitude. Thank you for showing up and bringing your smiles, your openness to learn, your curiosity, and your amazing energy. To these 100 attendees- the energy in the room was palpable.

Thank you to our incredible panelists for sharing so openly and freely and being so accessible. We learned a TON!!!

No Title

When you show up for the first time to teach a new group of six incredible moms for private yoga at their home, and this is waiting for you. So special. I’m so grateful.

I’ve spoken a lot recently about my imposter syndrome, and how I have felt sometimes like a “jack of all trades, expert at nothing” because I am so multi-passionate. But I don’t doubt my choices anymore.

I feel so evolved in all my different arms: lifestyle and career from my coaching practice and mentoring entrepreneurs since the age 26, parenting lifestyle from my Global TV job and blog, and confident on the mat in health/wellness with my students after 18 years of practicing weekly then teaching.

I’m learning that it’s okay to love, focus on, and work your different passions, so long as you stay in your lane. I’m staying in my lane, and spreading my wings in those lanes.

Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence!

Four to five minutes is not the most time to pack in tons of tips and strategies on TV, but I  sure did do my best to share that for you this morning.

Today, we’re spring cleaning our social media presence for all you personal brands and business out there!

In the above video, I share some spring cleaning tips, tricks, tactics, must-download apps for your phone, and even some info on my very own media conference happening next Wednesday in Montreal. Yes, Media Women Montreal is one week away, so grab your ticket

The Shaping of a Woman

Happy International Women’s Day! Happy #IWD2019!

Today, March 8th, marks the 108th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.

The shaping of a woman starts with you, and it starts with me. It starts with the encouraging messages we tell our daughters (and sons). It starts with planting seeds… many seeds over time. My parents planted those seeds in me, and I am forever grateful. They never told me I could be equal to a man – because there was no reason to be. I was told to keep my eye on the prize, go for what I want, and work hard to prove to myself that I could make something happen. Men didn’t matter – my goals were what mattered. “Always be the hardest working person in the room and go the extra mile no one else is willing to go,” my dad would tell me. “When they can’t outwork out, you become valuable, then you become invaluable, and that my sweetie, will become your real advantage.”

Media Women Montreal: An INTERACTIVE Women’s Media Conference is HERE!

Welcome to the first Media Women Montreal: An INTERACTIVE Women’s Media Conference. I’m really excited to create this conference in Montreal with my incredible partner, Jaime Damak.

Mark your calendars!

WHEN?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
5-9pm
Ruby Foos Hotel
7655 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, H4P2H2

Join us for an evening of strategic learning, inspiration and networking. We are bringing together TV/Radio Journalists, Producers/Editors and PR/Social Media experts in 3 panels for an intimate and interactive evening of sharing and fun!

Snow Day, In The News and A Salary for Stay-At-Home Moms

We awoke to a snow day… each boy for their respective schools. Man, can you spell H A P P I N E S S? Yup, they were pretty darn happy. I, on the other hand, shuffled my day around and am working from home. I also just baked a banana bread for the kids who came here to hang. I surprisingly didn’t mess this one up.

Note the last cake-baking episode below. I baked a vanilla cake – OUT OF A BOX and it somehow came out like this. Who f’s up a Duncan Hines vanilla box cake? I try, lord knows I try! I am just not handy in the kitchen. I pulled it out of the oven after 36 minutes (what the recipe called for),  and the inside WAS LIQUID. Sheer soupy liquid. I followed the recipe, and still THIS UGLY THING.