Training

Sticky Situation: A Lesson In Handshaking For The Trumps Among Us

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

With direct eye contact and a confident handshake, Trudeau firmly placed his left hand on his host's right shoulder to quickly define "his bubble." We almost heard him say, "This, is my border Mr. President." Trump's handshake talks. Trudeau's does, too. And yours, do you know what it says about you?

Sticky Situation: 23 Valentine's Day Dos And Don'ts

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Even though this day is celebrated all over the world, it is not a Statutory Holiday, anywhere, yet. You and your loved one will work, while your children go to daycare or school. Here are twenty-three dos and don'ts to celebrate Valentine's Day harmoniously, alone, as a couple, when you have children and at work.

Sticky Situation: How To Craft Your 5 Question Elevator Pitch

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

A good elevator pitch must be easy to understand. This is especially true when you use it with people outside of your field or profession, like when you participate in your Chamber of Commerce's networking cocktail. Forget about creative catchy words and melodious metaphors. Your grandmother should understand what you are talking about.

Why Investing In Communications Training Matters

Monique Caissie | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Increasing communication skills to improve collaboration can assist an organization to become more effective as well as successful. When your employees and leaders are getting along with each other, there are fewer misunderstandings, so, workplace frustration also becomes reduced.

The Clash Of Content

Lauren Ferraro | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business
Lauren Ferraro

Whether you're using PowerPoint, Prezi, Sway or Keynote, the winning formula contains visuals that support your spoken content. Well-produced visuals add impact, guide the story along, and deliver that story in a concise and captivating way.

Are You Working Out For Today Or Tomorrow?

Lee Boyce | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada
Lee Boyce

It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media creates a platform for voic...

For A Healthier Lifestyle, Make (And Own) Your Priorities

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You need to become conscious of how often you mindlessly say you are "too busy" to make healthy choices. Then take a moment to ask yourself what is really going on. You may be busy, but are you really too busy?

10 Tips To Help Train For An Ironman

Melissa Jovanoski | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Melissa Jovanoski

Preparing and completing an Ironman is one the greatest physical challenges any human can endure -- but one of the most rewarding. So that's why we talked to Toronto native Lynn Tougas, who has competed in several to date. If you're planning to compete, check out her 10 tips for success!

Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy

David Dodge | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."

Bad Fitness Advice Isn't The Problem, You Are

Lee Boyce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

People actively search for a second opinion or at least do their homework on the guy they're about to hire to do their accounting, their surgery or their drywall. Strangely, in the fitness world, all it takes is a six pack and a grin to make consumers reach for their pocketbooks to buy the new AbCrusher off a TV infomercial.

3 Things You Need To Know About Generation Z

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

If you are hiring summer students, have teenagers slouching around the house, or you are a forward-thinking CEO, you are spending some time thinking about Gen Z. The follow-on generation to the Millennials is something of an unknown to most. The biggest question: how they are going to perform in the workforce?

How To Receive Feedback That Empowers You At Work

Judy Mann | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

Wherever it comes from, whomever it comes from, we have to believe that the feedback is coming from a good place to help us be the best that we can be. Even in times of challenging, difficult-to-hear feedback, there are messages that need to be heard and understood.

5 Ways To Help Employees Develop Skills For The Future

Tom Turpin | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As technology, culture and social norms are all changing rapidly, employers need talent that can combine technical know-how with general capabilities, or soft skills. As such, hiring managers are now looking for more than IQ and EQ in prospective employees.

Can't Work Out? Here's What You Can Do At The Office

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you're a workaholic, chances are you don't have the opportunity to work out as much as you'd like to. Throw in a family at home and minimal energy on the weekends, and the result is usually chronic pain, insufficient and unstable sleeping patterns, and no real escape from the cycle, day in and day out.

What I Learned From Working Out Like A Fitness Model

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What are we doing to ourselves? When it comes to health promotion, why do we insist on beating ourselves up about appearance? It has nothing to do with health, and we make it the foundation of everything we do that is health related.

Higher Education Must Put More Emphasis On Career Success

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

There's no mistaking the priority among parents, students and the public these days when it comes to post-secondary education. First and foremost, they want the post-secondary programs to lead to rewarding careers.

Parties Must Address Youth Unemployment

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

Certainly the economy is a dominant issue in the election. Along with the debates about balanced budgets and new spending, the parties are promising to bring in measures to create new jobs. But one of the biggest challenges -- youth unemployment -- deserves much greater attention.

We Must Set Concrete Targets for Global Youth Employment

Adam Moscoe | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Business
Adam Moscoe

The 1.8 billion young people on our planet have the potential to not only enlarge the global economy, but also to mainstream sustainable growth. G20 governments must work to empower youth to build skills and achieve mastery such that their labour will be fulfilling and will add value to their communities.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You should feel tired by the end. You should be breathing hard and a sit down rest should seem like the best idea ever. You shouldn't have enough energy left to add another 15 minutes of exercise. Your clothes should need to be washed because they smell like a gym locker.

The Truth About Finding Time for Fitness

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 08.28.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Have you ever told yourself, "If I can just get through the next day/week/month/year, things will calm down and I'll be less busy?" Trust me on this -- you're never going to find time for a fitness program. If you want time, you have to make it, then take it.

6 Ways Your Workouts Are Aging You Faster

Lee Boyce | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

You can definitely combat the aging process by way of exercise. Proper exercise. If you're not paying attention to your body's balance, biology, and safety, you may be moving towards an injured, decrepit, and immobile body faster than you can say "nip tuck."

Don't Be a Slave to Technology, Unplug and Get Happy

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

Rather than free us from the drudgery of work, technology has made us slaves to our phones and laptops. It has taken the entry of the most technologically savvy generation in history to realize that fact and, hopefully, to change it.

Make Sure 21st Century Leadership Is Human

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Business
Thomas Gelmi

Employees are expected to perform -- no doubt about that. But how well do leaders make use of their competencies and behavior to create the ideal circumstances and fertile ground for optimal performance?

Why the Fitness World Needs Tracy Anderson

Lee Boyce | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

The truth is, if it wasn't for people like Tracy, there would be no one left in the fitness industry to break boundaries of fitness training. The studies I've done in class, the practical learning I've done with hundreds of clients, and the training I've done as a competitive athlete has proven futile now that we've been exposed to the painful reality of what fitness training should be all about.

Canada's Foreign Worker Program Has a Trust Problem

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Employers are not "hooked" on temporary foreign workers because they provide critical skills on an emergency basis (as the program was intended) but because they work hard (and presumably for cheap). So who's to blame? It's time for management to look in the mirror. For the last 50 years organizations have invested in just about anything except their employees, who are increasingly treated as replaceable widgets. The federal government is also complicit. Why should employers bother to train, motivate and engage their workers when they can simply replace them with foreign "temporary" workers?