Immigrating from South Africa

I met Andrea Davis initially at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (Calgary Chapter) of which I’m currently serving my third term as President. Andrea, originally from South Africa, is a survivor of the Costa Concordia tragedy of 2012. I consider Andrea an esteemed colleague and dear friend. Such a dear friend that when she…

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Feelings of Isolation and Inadequacy

Feelings of Isolation and Inadequacy are Real for Women in Male Dominated Occupations Feelings of inadequacy and isolation are very real for women working in traditionally male dominated sectors. In honour of International Women’s Day where this year’s theme was #ChoosetoChallenge it’s important that we all challenge the status quo by ensuring everyone is seen,…

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Why do Sikhs wear Turbans?

Why do Sikhs wear Turbans? Gurprit K. Randhawa Since the time of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, the turban has been a key, distinguishing article of a Sikh’s identity and faith. The turban holds significant historical, social, and spiritual significance for Sikhs. During the birth and development of the Sikh faith from the 15th…

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Skin Deep

This holiday season finds us wearing masks due to Covid19. Now more than ever remember that underneath all of those masks we truly are all the same.

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I Can See Your Voice

What is Unconscious Bias? Our brains take shortcuts to process information, I Can See Your Voice is an example of how you automatically have an opinion before you have the facts.

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Coping with Covid

Like everyone else, I’ve been coping with Covid. As a keynote speaker of large conferences and events, to say that my calendar has freed up, would be a slight understatement. On March 12, 2020 (BC- before Covid) I received a standing ovation in Fredericton, New Brunswick after my presentation- it was glorious and, upon reflection,…

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Women in Leadership

Why Mitigating Gender Bias in the Workplace is Important to All of Us Hungry for learning more about the biases you may have without even realizing it? Here’s some food for thought (pun absolutely intended). A quick google image search of the word “professor” reveals that over 90% of professors are Caucasian men. Now although…

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Work-Life Balance and Boundaries

It’s summer and being from Saskatchewan we love us some Roughrider football. It’s exciting to be a Rider fan, you get caught up in all the fan-fare, the cheering, the beering, the buzz, Rider Pride and Gainer the Gopher. Yes, Gainer the Gopher, an energetic and enthusiastic rodent who is truly one of a kind.…

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