I’m delighted to share with our friends and colleagues that Mary Ellen Veale, a co-founder of Vision Coaching and my partner in life, has joined the Vision Coaching roster as a coach. I’m very proud to make this announcement for so many reasons but particularly because I might never have become a leadership coach if it wasn’t for her encouragement 16 years ago. Indeed, Vision Coaching would not exist today without her. Mary Ellen earned her graduate certificate in Executive C
I was sent reeling recently with the passing of a dear friend and mentor – a person that sent me on the path to coaching and was instrumental in me launching Vision Coaching. Deb Armstrong was a true leader – a force for good in the field of human resources. She was tough as nails, with high expectations of others and her profession. But behind that unrelenting exterior was a heart of gold. A teacher and administrator at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus, she
Friends, I feel fortunate to live in a place where restrictions around the pandemic are easing, where life and business is returning to some semblance of normalcy. Stores are open, people are returning to offices or heading off on vacation and most businesses are ramping back up. I am well aware there are many places, people and organizations who still struggle, and I feel for them. Naturally, we all want more regions to experience what is happening here in New Brunswick, Can
TORONTO – Vision Coaching Inc., a Canadian leadership coaching firm, has signed an agreement with M orneau Shepell that allows the technology-enabled HR services provider to expand on the services it offers. The two companies today announced the agreement, which allows Morneau Shepell to provide an expanded leadership coaching program powered by Vision Coaching’s V1 Coaching System to clients around the globe. “This is a terrific step forward for both companies,” said Dave Ve
ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A unique summer school quietly backed by a group of socially minded business leaders in New Brunswick is showing such promise in helping students in reading and math that officials are eyeing expansion to other areas of the province. As kids get ready to head back to school, more than 40 students at Milltown Elementary School in St. Stephen are winding down after the summer-long program. On a hot August day, two classrooms are running at full-tilt with les
‘Feedback is the breakfast of champions’
– Ken Blanchard Ken Blanchard is the author of one of my favorite quotes and I believe his quote captures the importance of leaders actively looking for feedback The opportunity to request feedback is all around us all the time. Yet many of us never take the opportunity to get rich feedback from the people that know us best. There are many excuses not to enthusiastically solicit feedback, but consider behavioural statistician Joseph
“The bottom line is, the world runs on valued relationships between people”, says marketer and innovator David Alston, shown here at Planet Hatch in Fredericton.
Photo: James West, The Daily Gleaner As published in the Telegraph-Journal Saturday, May 31, 2014 David Alston, chief innovation officer at Introhive, has always bounced back and forth between his three loves – technology, marketing and strategy. If you look at his career path, he’s been involved in startups – gener
Positive Leadership and Productivity Ten minutes later, when I hop on the phone with my colleague, I still have that positive energy. I could have begun our conversation by launching right into our time sensitive opportunity and the fact that I haven’t been able to reach him, instead I start by saying “How are you and how was your trip?’ That approach – which was so easy to do – helped to ensure that we had a positive, productive session. In the words of my 7-year-old son and
Business Hall of Fame laureate Aldéa Landry.
[Photo: Ron Ward/Times & Transcript] As published in the Telegraph-Journal 19 Apr 2014 Aldéa Landry has done many things in her extraordinary career. She is a former chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (the first woman to occupy the position) as well as being a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Canada and of the Security Intelligence Review Committee. Aldéa was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987 and to t
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How do leaders know when it’s time to coach and when mentoring is more appropriate? Good question. I had the privilege of sitting on a panel at an event entitled ‘Inspiring Mentors, Connecting New Brunswick’ last week. The event was sponsored by The Financial and Consumer Services Commission and, given the capacity attendance, was hitting on a hot topic – the importance of mentorship to businesses, communities and individuals. We’ve found the most effective way to educate lea
Shilo Boucher, the president and CEO of the Saint John YMCA. [photo: Cindy Wilson, Telegraph-Journal] Be prepared to learn a lot of different skills
As published in the Telegraph-Journal, Saturday, March 16, 2014 Shilo Boucher never dreamed she would be the CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. She knew when she was a teenager that she wanted to be a chartered accountant and, as a woman who likes to get things done, that is exactly what she did. After attending
Paul Browning, CEO & President of Irving Oil
Photo by Kâté Braydon/Telegraph Journal As published in the Telegraph-Journal, Saturday, February 15, 2014 Born in Detroit, raised in Cleveland, and a grad of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, the new CEO and president of Irving Oil tells people he’s a “rust-belter from the US.” Paul Browning started at General Electric right out of university, working in their corporate research and development lab in Schenectady, New York
In Dave Veale’s most recent Leadership Unleashed interview he talks to Michael Losier, author of the best selling book, The Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t. This is truly the story of a home town boy making it big. Really big. Originally from Saint John, Michael Losier released his first book in 2003 and it has sold more that 1.8 million copies in 33 languages and caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey. It is the ul
In Dave Veale’s most recent Leadership Unleashed interview he talks to Rothesay entrepreneur Kevin Belyea, president of Spartan Systems and founder/president of paper42 about running his business from his home office. Here is the full interview with Kevin – published in the Telegraph-Journal on Saturday, December 14th. Kevin Belyea, owner of Paper42, takes a break from his home office in his backyard.
PHOTO: CINDY WILSON/TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL A NEW BRUNSWICK SOLUTION TO A UNIQUEL
Open and honest communication needed when leading change. As published in the Telegraph-Journal on October 19, 2013 Ray Robinson just celebrated his first year – of a five-year term – as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint John Energy. With 35 years of electric utility sector experience, the board was very pleased to have Robinson take the helm at Saint John Energy last year. It felt Robinson was the perfect candidate to continue the organization’s mission of provi
Shelley DeMerchant, Owner of The Urban Shoe Myth
Photo: Cindy Wilson/Telegraph-Journal BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS: WORK THROUGH THE HESITATION In my most recent Leadership Unleashed interview I talked to Shelley DeMerchant of The Urban Shoe Myth about taking the entrepreneurial leap. The full interview with Shelley published in the Telegraph-Journal on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. Here it is… Shelley DeMerchant has always had a weakness for shoes and now shoes are her business.
As published in the Telegraph and Journal, August 17, 2013 My Style is “Ready, Fire, Aim” Former deputy minister Francis McGuire is president and CEO of Major Drilling in Moncton. Photo: Telegraph-Journal achive A former provincial deputy minister and currently the president and CEO of the second-largest drilling company in the world, Francis McGuire has a unique perspective on public policy and private enterprise – how they intersect and the impact this intersection has on o