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Erica Diamond

Founder and Editor-In-Chief, WomenOnTheFence.com

Erica Diamond is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WomenOnTheFence.com – Success Coach, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Media Personality. After enjoying seven years of great financial success with her Company, Erica sold her business in 2006 to Canada's Largest Bag Retail Chain. Her business journey along the way has awarded her a Young Entrepreneur Award, Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Award, Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur Award nomination, among numerous others, and finally, The Profit Hot 50 Award - One of Canada's 50 Emerging Growth Companies. Erica Diamond is the author of the book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, endorsed by names such as Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York and Brooke Burke, and Suzy Welch. Women on the Fence was recently named Forbes Magazine's Top 100 sites for women. Erica Diamond was recently named to the coveted list of the top 20 women in Canada and is the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day.
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The Age of Aloneness

I was SHOCKED to learn that most of the kids my son's age are starting to stay alone for bits at a time. They are also biking with friends and walking to the park with friends. Some of them even going alone. Maybe it's my Jewish Mother neuroses -- but I hardly even leave my kids alone in the driveway. And it's not because I don't trust them -- it's the crazies out there I don't trust.
05/31/2014 07:02 EDT
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#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

Believe me, I get it the message behind Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" campaign. I get the importance of empowering girls to speak up and follow their leadership talents all the way to the top, baby. What I'm saying is, it shouldn't be an excuse to allow bitchiness off the hook.
03/14/2014 12:36 EDT
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Would You Stay With A Cheating Spouse?

It's why I thank my mother and father for raising me with good self esteem and it's why we should raise our daughters with good self esteem. So she can stand on her own two feet without a man -- if ever need-be. So if ever she finds herself in a marriage where her hubby is parking his penis in another woman's garage, she has options.
02/04/2014 05:35 EST
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The Sobering Reality

"I observe that many people seek happiness "out there." They imagine it will come to them if they get a raise, a new car, a new lover, or something else they want but do not have. My own experience, r...
11/06/2013 06:18 EST
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My Top 10 Secrets to Success

As a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 15 years. I have always been fascinated by success and what makes someone successful, and I don't just mean success from a financial standpoint.
10/25/2013 05:31 EDT
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38 Things I've Learned in 38 Years

Well, I'm turning 38 this weekend. Not quite sure when THAT happened?! I've got more wrinkles, more cellulite, and honeys... more wisdom. As an ode to approaching 40, and having you girls (and yes a few guys) by my side, I thought I'd share the 38 things I've learned in my 38 years.
04/05/2013 10:58 EDT

How to Get Comfortable Being Alone

Being alone. How comfortable are you at being alone? When was the last time you went to see a movie alone? When was the last time you went to a cafe, brought a book or magazine, bought a tea or coffee, and sat outside under the umbrella and read quietly? When was the last time you brought your gorgeous self over to a bistro for lunch, treated yourself to a glass of wine, and ate a delicious meal, alone?
02/16/2013 10:50 EST
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My Interview With Soledad O'Brien: On Career, Motherhood and More

When I met Soledad O'Brien for the first time in New York City, I was truly intrigued. Soledad was on her day off when we chatted. She was leaving the gym, and en route to do some errands as a multi-tasking career mom. Without further ado, I give you my interview with the brilliant and charismatic, Soledad O'Brien.
11/17/2012 11:56 EST
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My Interview With Denise Richards

I spent the afternoon in New York last week with long distance friend, mom, and actress Denise Richards. We chatted over tea and scones, and then I decided to ask her some questions and find out what it's like to be a single, working mom in the spotlight. Denise was candid, honest and sincere about her life. I give you, our interview...
11/09/2012 11:38 EST
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Are You Struggling With Burn Out?

What a burnout or onset of a breakdown feels like, is the inability to feel at ease, happy, and restful. It feels like constantly being agitated. Everything pisses you off -- traffic, lines at the bank, phone calls. You get into bed at night, and your thoughts come at you a million miles a minute. If you feel you're headed down a dark path, here is what brought me back.
11/07/2012 12:18 EST

My Interview With Arianna Huffington

I am still on a high from meeting a true pioneer and leader in her field, Arianna Huffington. This woman is the real deal. When you talk to her, you can feel her energy. She gives you direct eye contact (which I love), a firm handshake, and lets you know she hears you. Arianna is open and oozes creativity. It is palpable.
05/30/2012 02:08 EDT
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Hold Them Back So They Can Get Ahead

Today at 8.5 years old, he is still at the top of his class academically, but I can tell you, he's not as socially mature as his peers. He's been known to suck his thumb a time or two, and he is still very attached to us. But, he makes the A team in sports, he's got a ton of friends, and seems to fit right in with his 3rd grade peers.
03/08/2012 05:21 EST
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Has Madonna Still Got It? Yes.

This 53-year-old legend is just that -- a legend. A doer. She is a reinventer. She can make Vogueing still current and relevant today. She can party with the Party Rockers. She can sing a duet with a young popstar and still rock it. You be that age, move like that, look like that, sing like that, dance like that, and be a mom of four.
02/06/2012 05:45 EST