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Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne Thornley-Brown, President, Executive Oasis International

Anne Thornley-Brown, M.B.A. is a team building facilitator, corporate event planner, professional actress, and professional blogger. Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm that has served clients from 16 countries in North America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. You can follow Anne Thornley-Brown's company pages on Facebook and Twitter.
Spike Lee Is Giving a New Generation of Filmmakers a

Spike Lee Is Giving a New Generation of Filmmakers a Voice

Since 1993, Spike Lee's Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks has tackled tough issues and produced compelling drama that has gives a voice to communities that are underrepresented in mainstream media. Today, Spike Lee is giving a new generation of filmmakers a leg up and giving other communities a voice.
02/13/2015 05:40 EST
Who Loses When Organizations Overspend on Team

Who Loses When Organizations Overspend on Team Building?

For some time now, I have been on my soapbox about organizations substituting team recreation for team building and overspending in this area. I have long predicted that this would lead to severe restrictions in spending for team building and corporate events.
02/10/2015 04:02 EST
The Miss Universe pageant promotes racial biases and beauty

The Miss Universe pageant promotes racial biases and beauty stereotypes

Last night, not one African or Caribbean contestant who was not clearly of mixed heritage made it to the top 15, not one. This is 2015 not 1955. What message did last night's Miss Universe pageant send to young ladies or young men for that matter? If you're not white or near white and you don't have long hair you're not attractive or desirable? The judges really need to park their own biases at the door. If they can't then care needs to be made to select judges who don't have racial biases and a rigid idea of what beauty looks like.
01/28/2015 05:22 EST
Michael Bublé Heats up Toronto at Air Canada

Michael Bublé Heats up Toronto at Air Canada Centre

For years, I have enjoyed Michael Bublé's music and especially his Christmas specials. This weekend, for the first time, I had the pleasure of experiencing him live when I joined the crowd at a sold-out Air Canada Centre. I expected a really classy and stylish showman but received that and much more.
06/30/2014 01:09 EDT
Canada's Anti-Spam Law Will Derail Small

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Will Derail Small Businesses

Something has to be done about spam but surely there must be a way to crack down on spammers without interfering with legitimate businesses maintaining contact with existing clients and prospects who have reached out to them to request information about their services.
06/25/2014 12:52 EDT
How Racial Stereotypes Prevent Team

How Racial Stereotypes Prevent Team Building

One of the most important aspects of building effective teams is to select the right team members in the first place. Stereotypes cloud perceptions, significantly reducing the likelihood that candidates will get fair consideration and the best candidate will be selected.
01/30/2014 08:07 EST
Is Corporate Team Building a Waste of

Is Corporate Team Building a Waste of Time?

Is business team building a waste of time? It's a question executives consider whenever there is a downturn in the economy or a decline in a company's revenue. The short answer to this question is "it depends."
11/18/2013 05:35 EST
Miley's Twerking Does Not Represent Black

Miley's Twerking Does Not Represent Black Culture

There is no single "black" culture. Blogger Anne Theriault crossed the line when she equated Miley's vulgar gyrations with "black" culture. Culture is reflected through language, dress, music, art, cuisine. Vulgarity is not culture.
08/29/2013 12:30 EDT