For Episode 03, I chatted with the founder and CEO of Femmebought, Sophia Ruffolo. I have been following Femmebought’s growth for some time now and am in love with what Sophia is doing both locally and globally. And it doesn’t hurt that Sophia might just be In A Sequoia’s number one fan - seriously.Read More
While in Vancouver, I’ve been spending quality time with old friends - in the ‘have been in my life for a long time’ sense, not the age sense. And when Shawna and I get together, it’s a guaranteed ridiculous time. So we drove out to the Aurora Winter Festival to take in the beauty of the season and rekindle our child-like sense of wonder.Read More
I’m sitting on a full flight, mid-air, traveling back to Vancouver for the first time since 2016. My back is aching, the man behind me is snoring, and a guy in front of me keeps rubbing something on his joints that burns my nose. Due to 14 passengers needing to connect to our flight, we had been stuck on the tarmac - fully boarded - for an hour before take off. Safe to say, I am eager to get home for more reasons than to see my family.Read More
If five months of non-traditional employment has taught me anything, it’s that entrepreneurship is stressful. Doesn’t matter if you’re having a good month or a bad month, if you’re happy or sad, the common experience you’ll have is an underlying feeling of stress. And one thing any type of stress is guaranteed to do is wreck havoc on my skin.Read More
To officially launch The Boldly Vulnerable Series, and in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I hosted a panel conversation diving deep into the topic of mental health and entrepreneurship. We explored why entrepreneurs are particularly susceptible to experiencing mental illness, how we can better support our personal and community mental health, as well as providing tips for managing your business while experiencing a mental health setback.Read More
If you’re with me on the team-of-one front, or are just starting your business and want to ensure things go as smoothly as possible, I’ve put together a list of my five favourite business tools that keep my business running. Seriously, without these five systems, I would be at a loss.Read More
All the incredible highlights from my trip to Viamede Resort, including video!Read More
I’ve been in the entrepreneurial space for a few years now, thanks to my side hustles and my work at Futurpreneur. And I noticed an unsettling trend then, but it’s becoming more apparent now: we don’t like to talk about our mental health. Sure, business owners will talk about not getting enough sleep, and you can find a ton of fluff pieces on self-care as an entrepreneur. But we seem to shy away from getting into the meat of our mental health and any experience with mental illness.Read More
I love my work. I love developing public relations plans that blend both the creative and the strategic. I love building content plans that share truly inspiring and motivating stories. And I love the surprise and joy of trying new things and creating every day.
But in order to do any of that, I need clients who want to pay me for my work.Read More
When you own your own business, there’s pressure to always be ‘on’ and able to bring it 100% of the time. Especially working in a co-working space, I can run into clients, meet potential new leads, or be asked what it is I do at any second of any day. And I’m not going to lie, sometimes I’m too tired to pitch myself, to outline what makes me different, or to answer a handful of questions about a specific strategy I’ve proposed out of the blue.Read More
I've found myself intentionally working a lot of Sundays these days.
It's not necessarily because I'm behind on work or have no life. I just really love working on a Sunday, and going into the office to do so.Read More
I’ve lived with mental illness for about ten years now, but I had not yet truly experienced insomnia before. Sure, I had the occasional bouts of restless sleep, times where I’ve struggled to fall asleep, or one all-nighter every now and then. But never in my life had I felt true insomnia.Read More