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
Stephen Joyce and Kristine Ward are co-owners and founders of Amana Yoga. Stephen Joyce and Kristine Ward are co-owners and founders of Amana Yoga and have dedicated their business to promoting harmony, balance, happiness and fulfilment through yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. The husband and wife team have been bringing wellness to yogis in the Greater Saint John area since 2007. Amana Yoga welcomes beginners and advanced practitioners of yoga, with a goal to guide and support
An ROI (Return on Impact) I can get behind I’d like to tell you In my twenties I worked one-on-one with young offenders in Vancouver, BC, supporting their transition from jail into the community – I was planning to follow my mom’s lead and head into a career in social work. I enjoyed the work but found it was hard to advocate for clients while on the front line. At the same time, I was working as a fitness trainer and had a number of clients who were successful business owner
When he’s not sitting beside me co-hosting the Boiling Point podcast, Greg Hemmings is making world-class, award winning films at the company he founded, Hemmings House Pictures. I thought it was the perfect time to interview him as he’s on the verge of launching an interesting new venture – Filmpreneur. Having developed a movement-creating film production process called “The System”, Hemming House combines international innovations, research, change-making methodology, commu
Dhirendra Shukla, chair of the Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick Photo: Joy Cummings/UNB Dhirendra Shukla first visited Canada as a child and fell in love with the country. Born in India, raised in Zambia and educated in the UK and Canada, he came back to Canada and – to his surprise – was offered his ideal job commercializing new technologies with Nortel Networks. When Nortel collapsed, Shukla came a
Bruce Sweeney, Founder, Simply for Life Bruce Sweeney started Simply For Life (SFL) in a personal quest for optimal health based on a family history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Bruce’s personal heart condition motivated him to seek options other than surgery and medications. He began researching alternative ways to stay healthy and became inspired by using exercise and the power of food and nutrition. He also knew there was no magic pill. Bruce felt obligated to h
David McLean developed post-traumatic stress disorder after 20 years as a parole and probation officer that led him to make a career change. He found release in working with his hands, creating rings from old coins, which he has turned into a business. David McLean traveled a rough road to reach this point. After being forced into early retirement by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2011, David – a former parole and probation officer – followed his creative side and b
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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.
Cathy Daley, left, and Michelle McCutcheon stand next to a map which has every Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements store in Canada marked out for easy tracking.
Photo: Topher Seguin/Telegraph-Journal As published in the Telegraph-Journal April 28, 2013
When I first visited the Saint John Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements retail shop, I assumed the shop owner saw a great opportunity and was granted a Blossoms franchise. What I quickly discovered after meeting Michelle McCutcheon