Archive for the Motivational Speaker Category

Just Six Boxes After 33 Years?

  August 30th, 2019 was indeed a day we will all remember in my household, because after 33 years of work with the Ontario Provincial Government, my husband left his office for the very last time and arrived home with six boxes to which I exclaimed, “33

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Leadership With A Smile! What I Learned From Dora Anie

  “Its not what you Gather but what you Scatter”- Heather Walton “If you show up for life each day flowing in humility, love, grace, hope and gratitude and you use that synergy to inspire others to dream more, love more, laugh more, accomplish more, and be

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How I listened to my inner stirrings and created my dream job!

Something had been stirring in my soul for a while, you know, that feeling of exhilaration and the inner knowing that something incredible is about to unfold in your life, and yet you are unable to express it in a way that makes sense to other people?

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WHERE’S THE LOVE?

  Let’s face it – winter can sometimes lead us into a lull of quiet or lack of activity. In my case it keeps leading me to a bed with lots of pillows, warm blankets and a good book. This feels great for the first 20 minutes

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I WON THE LOTTERY!

    A summer of great plans but…… I felt sheer joy as I was driving home from a speaking engagement in mid-June as I silently declared to myself that I was going to spend the summer months completing my third book “Authentic Leaders Rock”.  The plan

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Gearing Up For Life After The Holidays

 As I was approaching a local high school on my daily morning walk, it became apparent that school was already in session as the usual hustle and bustle had come to a standstill except for one lone male student I observed coming towards me – clearly a

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TIME TO FLY!

  I will be very happy when my sons move out! (Yep, you heard it right!) I recently announced that I am happy that my oldest son Joshua is moving out and that I can’t wait for his younger brother to follow suit in a year or

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THE VALUE OF TIME

  Most people would describe me as a “connector” – I love people.  I love hearing their stories, their heart’s desires and what their needs are. What I love even more is being able to direct them to the resources, information or people who can support them

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Living an Abundantly Happy Life!

            Honoring my HAPPY Unapologetically               Yes, I live an abundantly happy life! And no, it doesn’t mean I haven’t faced hardships, losses, disappointments, setbacks, health concerns, or that I’m not in touch with the realities of what is

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The Thing About Change

Organizational change is scary, exciting and emotionally draining all at the same time. It can wreak havoc on your physical health or send you on an emotional roller coaster into the nearest doctor’s office for a prescription drug or, left to your own devices, maybe something a

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LEADING WITH LOVE

“I can tell you that the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is” – Jim Carey I started on my unofficial leadership journey in 1984 as a frontline social worker shortly after earning my Bachelor of Social Work degree. I was bright

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Churning out the sound of CHA – CHING even during the lazy hazy days of summer.

  Entrepreneurs are a unique group of bold, creative, passionate and highly dedicated individuals. I know this to be true, as I am one of them. I own and operate my own speaking and training business. Many of us entrepreneurs have chosen to bask in the glory

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What Are You Juggling?

Great Leaders Don’t Juggle the Glass Balls! The following is a chapter from my book – Against the Wind: You’ve Got the Power (pages 103-105) 2nd print 2015 “If we don’t prioritize those things in life that are important to us, someone else will” Rosita Hall Last week

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People Power

Are You Using People Power to Propel Your Business? It’s been 16 years and I have enjoyed every moment of my entrepreneurial journey.  A gutsy endeavour for sure but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I set my own hours, tap into my creative genius by

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A Gift For Gracie

A Gift for Gracie….   For Gracie that year, Christmas was a reminder of all that she had lost- her heart was broken, her soul felt defeated , her marriage had ended her life was in shambles, all was not calm and all was not bright. For

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Overcoming Personal Challenges

Overcoming Personal Challenges (You can jump the hurdles if your intentions are pure) “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” (Joshua Marine) “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll In September of

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Why I Choose to Pick Daisies Everyday and in Every Season of My Life

  It’s no secret that I love flowers and being in a garden. There is something magical about flowers that just breathe incredible joy and life into me.  I watch with great anticipation each spring for the first sign of growth and when the first flower appears

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Travelling Necklace

The “Travelling Necklace” Story At our 2011 Algonquin College Retreat, we were very fortunate to have a very inspirational and kind lady as our Keynote speaker. Her name is Rosita Hall. Some of you may know Rosita, since, over the years, she has also spoken at numerous

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