Advance: Monthly Newsletters + Advice


Good Question: Recently, I’ve been feeling completely uninspired by my career, and by life. How do I get past this funk? graphic

Good Question: Recently, I’ve been feeling completely uninspired by my career, and by life. How do I get past this funk?

January, 14th, 2020

Q: “I’m not depressed, but I’m also not excited. It’s like I’m walking with no direction, which is making it very hard to get pumped about my future — or even picture what that future might look like. When I try to think about what’s wrong, I feel ungrateful. When I try to think about […]


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A LinkedIn consultant shares 8 suggestions for building thought leadership and staying top-of mind with your network

January, 14th, 2020

  Optimizing your LinkedIn presence isn’t just about perfecting your profile. The social network offers the opportunity to develop an audience of connections who are actively interested in what you have to say. These 8 suggestions will help you use thought leadership to educate, empower, and add value to your connections — while providing you […]


Good Question: I agreed to a public speaking opportunity, but as the date approaches imposter syndrome is setting in — how can I overcome it? graphic

Good Question: I agreed to a public speaking opportunity, but as the date approaches imposter syndrome is setting in — how can I overcome it?

December, 19th, 2019

Q: “I’ve been asked to speak to a large audience to share my expertise. But as the date grows closer, I feel so much anxiety that I want to back out — is it possible that I’m dealing with imposter syndrome?“   OUR EXPERT:  Christine Laperriere Executive Director, Women of Influence Advancement Centre Christine Laperriere […]


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Three tips for growing your confidence and resilience

December, 18th, 2019

Confidence and resilience are two attributes that are commonly linked, and vital for personal and professional success. However, although they’re highly sought after, they are two qualities that we can often find difficult to master. Sun Life’s Chief Digital Technology Officer, Alice Thomas shares three tips for growing your confidence and resilience.       […]


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A LinkedIn consultant shares the 3 most important features of your profile — and how to optimize them

November, 11th, 2019

  Is your LinkedIn profile the best it can be? If you’ve created a basic profile for yourself, but don’t know what to do next, here are the three features you can focus on now to ensure you stand out.   by Leslie Hughes         With over 630 million members in over […]


Good Question: How do I know when is the right time to leave my job? graphic

Good Question: How do I know when is the right time to leave my job?

September, 23rd, 2019

Q: “A new position has come up in another area that I would love to pursue — but it doesn’t feel like the right time to leave my department. Should I pursue it anyway? Knowing how much pressure we are under to deliver, I am concerned that my boss will be angry if I leave. […]


Good Question: My mentor told me that I need to put more effort on critical mandates. Was it a criticism of my work? What am I missing? graphic

Good Question: My mentor told me that I need to put more effort on critical mandates. Was it a criticism of my work? What am I missing?

June, 24th, 2019

Q: “My mentor told me that if I want to move up, I need to start putting more effort on critical mandates. I feel like everything I do is stuff that has to get done — so I’m not sure what to do with this advice. Was it a criticism of my work? What am […]


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Lessons Learned: How a senior executive is redefining “having it all” by making peace with compromise

June, 17th, 2019

The topic of “having it all” can quickly spark debate — not only about whether or not it’s possible but also about the unrealistic expectations just discussing this goal can impose on women. But, whether we talk about it or not, many of us are still experiencing the struggle of balancing work and life. Shemina […]


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Why Women Will Leave Your Company – and How to Prevent It

February, 25th, 2019

by Elizabeth Dulberger         My journey to becoming a successful executive coach, speaker, and author was not easy. Like most, I started my career in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant, a role that offers a very unique view into an organization: you are constantly in the same room as the […]


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To be Promoted, You Have to Promote Yourself

February, 11th, 2019

There’s a difference between bragging and self-advocacy. Here’s why you need to know how to do the latter, and some tips for getting started.   By Dana Rubin     When I talk to my female clients about the skills of thought leadership, there’s one question I hear over and over: “I don’t like to […]


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5 Simple Words to Help End Sexism

January, 14th, 2019

by Phuong Uyen Tran     It is uplifting to see so many movements like #TimesUp, #StandTaller and #MeToo gaining traction in the fight to end gender bias, discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond. But as long as the discrimination and harassment continue, there is room for more initiatives. More ideas. That’s […]


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Three Lessons from Michelle Obama about Finding Your Voice

November, 16th, 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, is not only a candid look at her journey from a cramped South Side apartment in Chicago to her position on the world stage today, it’s also full of lessons that anyone can learn from — like how to speak powerfully in public and express yourself honestly. Read on for some […]


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How to find role models

April, 12th, 2018

    In the quest for gender parity, it’s crucial that we as women consider the ways we can truly help, rather than compete with, one another. I believe that one of the key ways to do this is to seek out inspiring role models, women who have ‘been there and done that,’ because, at […]


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How to start making more money as an entrepreneur

April, 6th, 2018

    If you’re an entrepreneur, the question of how to make more money is one you probably ask yourself every week. It’s common, and I highly suggest this type of self-talk, because it means that you’re on route to helping more people and growing your business as a result. The problem is, most entrepreneurs […]


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How to go from Good Writer to a Good Communicator

April, 4th, 2018

    When sitting in an interview chair, we often rely on our resumes and glossy portfolios to demonstrate our writing, our expertise and capabilities. But once we land the role, can we be certain that our strong writing skills will translate into an ability to communicate and work effectively with our peers and our […]


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Changing Quickly Takes Time

March, 23rd, 2017

    Any way you slice it, change can be hard, either as the leader trying to move a team through to the new beginning or as an individual who is managing their own transition. Leah Reilly, human resources consultant, explains a different way to look at change that can help make the process smoother. […]


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Are you coasting or are you creating?

February, 16th, 2017

Human resources consultant, Leah Reilly, warns about getting trapped in sentimental feelings about your past roles and accomplishments. Instead, seek out new experiences and push yourself creatively and positively career-wise, and it can result in gains in other aspects of life.   by Leah Reilly   At one point, I accepted a role with a […]


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The Missing Step in Tackling Lofty Goals

February, 7th, 2017

If you’re having trouble sticking to your plans for positive change, you might need to rethink your approach. Christine Laperriere, executive director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, explains how small steps can lead to big wins.   by Christine Laperriere   Quick check: how is everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions? If […]


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Advance Insider: First-Hand Account from Building Your Personal Brand

February, 17th, 2015

First-hand accounts from motivated professional women on what inspired them to attend a Women of Influence Advancement Centre course. Discover how the program has helped them advance in their career goals, and turn their insights into action with Christine Laperriere’s expert advice on how to practice the skills within your current role. Registrant: Journalist & Instructor […]


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Advance Insider: First Hand Account from Strategic Influence & Leadership

January, 19th, 2015

First-hand accounts from motivated professional women on what inspired them to attend a Women of Influence Advancement Centre course. Discover how the program has helped them advance in their career goals, and turn their insights into action with Christine Laperriere’s expert advice on how to practice the skills within your current role. Registrant: Marketing Director […]


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Premier’s Remarks: Women of Influence

December, 18th, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares insights following the Women of Influence Top 25 Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Premier Kathleen Wynne. This month, as the year winds down I am reflecting on the impact the Women of Influence Advancement Centre has had on women’s advancement. This year our Advancement Centre […]


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How To: Move Past Personal Barriers to Success

October, 20th, 2014

How does the Dean from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Carol Stephenson, guide us to move past our own personal barriers to set ourselves up for success? Our Executive Director and Lead Coach for our Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere, weighs in on three insights to turn into actionable advice.


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How To: Discover the Keys to Success

September, 15th, 2014

Three tips that will help you discover the keys to your career success.


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How To: Discover Who You Are

August, 18th, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares how to bring insights into action: 1. Discover Who You Are 2. Find Your Passion 3. Build Strong Relationships   In this clip Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP & Chief Information Officer of The Hospital for Sick Children discusses the importance of understanding yourself and having strong relationships. […]


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How To: Apply Guiding Principles of Success

July, 21st, 2014

Christine Laperriere, Executive Director & Lead Coach of the Advancement Centre, shares how to bring insights into action: 1) Teach by Example 2) Be Persistent 3) Say Thank You Janice O’Born founded the Charitable Office in 1985 to promote philanthropy to the staff of The Printing House. The office has since raised over 44 million […]


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How to Manage Challenging Conversations in the Workplace

April, 14th, 2014

The next time you have to engage in a challenging conversation, prepare yourself with these four methods from our Executive Director and Lead Coach of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere.


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Three Steps to Reaching Your Highest Potential

March, 18th, 2014

Christine LaPerriere, Executive Director and Head Coach of the Advancement Centre shares how-to Bring Insights Into Action here in 3 steps. 1) Grow your influence 2) Focus on your authentic self 3) Inspire greatness in others In this clip, Claudia Hepburn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Next 36, has some excellent ideas to share.  In […]



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