What to do When Life Throws You a Frightening Curveball

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“Grace can take you places hustling can’t.”   -Unknown “I don’t get it,” I told my husband on a cold February evening, “What am I missing?” I had just emerged from my most successful quarter ever for my business, and all of a sudden things had ground to a halt. As in, no income that month. Perhaps […]

3 Ways You May be Sabotaging Yourself at Work (and what to do about it).


As published in The Huffington Post on December 29th, 2015. The past few years have brought forth some distinct women’s voices that question the working woman’s reality. Sheryl Sandberg challenged us to “take a seat at the table” in Lean In. Arianna Huffington redefined success beyond money and power in Thrive. Susan Cain taught us […]

Why We Choose to Be Erotic at Work and Not at Home


As published in The Huffington Post on December 17th, 2015. Last October, I heard Esther Perel tell a conference room full of women that, “We are willing to be erotic at work and then numb at home.” Some of the audience sat stunned, some winced, and some nodded in agreement. It was a hard hitting truth — […]

How to Fend Off Burnout: Advice from Vicki Saunders

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As published in the Huffington Post Most of us behave as if our energy is an inexhaustible resource. We push ourselves and expect that if we crash and burn, we will rebound again after a little rest. But what if you were only allocated a certain amount of energy that needed to last for your […]

No Time to Connect With Friends? Try This

As published in The Huffington Post on June 11th, 2015. When was the last time you tried to make plans with your best friend? Did it take three attempts with last minute cancellations before you managed to connect? Most women find it difficult to make time for friends amidst the unrelenting demands of work and […]

How to Deal With Difficult Co-workers

As published in BC Living on April 27th, 2015. Six ways to deal with difficult personalities in the workplace Many of us have a go-to cocktail party story about the outlandish behaviour of former co-workers. You know, the one about the colleague who was in the bathroom crying every day or the cubicle mate that […]

Attention women: Ignore the glass ceiling (we have other problems at work)

As Published in Vancity Buzz on March 6th, 2015. Women who entered the workforce after the baby boomers have a lot to be thankful for. It’s easy to take for granted that many women before us worked hard to break down gender barriers. We are blissfully unaware that several well-established Canadian companies did not have […]

Warning: “Hanging in There” is Destroying Your Health

As Published in Vancity Buzz on January 28th, 2015. Sucking it up is highly overrated. We operate in a society where it seems as if there is some secret committee that hands out awards for people who work through any sickness, embrace sleep depravation or race through the work day without eating. It took me […]

5 Career Warning Signs Every Successful Woman Should Know

As published in Huffington Post October 28th 2014. Last December, I walked away from a six-figure job where I managed a billion-dollar book of business in the financial industry. I had nearly killed myself to get that job. It was a major stepping stone to senior management and everything I wanted in a job. I was […]