Career : Articles + Columns from Leading Role Models


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Good Question: How can I create a strong relationship with a potential sponsor?

January, 13th, 2018

Christine Laperriere is a seasoned expert on helping leaders and teams reduce internal conflict, improve employee engagement, and more effectively engage with customers and prospects. Working with the Women of Influence Advancement Centre and through her own consultancy, Leader in Motion, she has spent the past ten years teaching hundreds of leaders how to be […]


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Good Question: Is it worth it to pursue a lateral career move?

December, 14th, 2017

    Q: I’ve been offered a new role that I think is more of a lateral move than a promotion, and my current position is a good one. Since it’s not a big step up, I’m having trouble evaluating whether or not to pursue the opportunity. It’s within the organization I work for now, so […]


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Was That Coaching or Criticism?

June, 1st, 2017

  We all rely on healthy constructive criticism in order to learn and grow as professionals. But what happens when coaching becomes straight up criticism? Christine Laperriere of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre is here to remind us all how heavy-handed coaching can backfire ― and how we can prevent our confidence from crumbling under the pressure.   by […]


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Your responsibility in navigating a bad boss

April, 11th, 2017

The quality of your relationship to your superiors is critical to your professional success ― yet, it’s not always easy to overlook your boss’s shortcomings. Christine Laperriere, executive director of our Advancement Centre is here to help.   by Christine Laperriere   In my work as Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, I get invited […]


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Questions to build the relationships you need for an amazing year

February, 28th, 2017

Are you looking to add some goals to your plate? Christine Laperriere, executive director of our Advancement Centre, suggests you start with a baggage removal plan: clean house of your toxic relationships, and you’ll have more energy to focus on success.   by Christine Laperriere   As many of us look to add goals to our […]


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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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Good Question: After taking time off to raise my family, I’m looking for my next position. Where do I begin?

December, 23rd, 2016

Christine Laperriere is the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre. She is also an executive coach and seasoned expert focused on helping female leaders and teams reduce internal conflict, improve employee engagement, and more effectively engage with customers and prospects. Over the past eight years, she has taught hundreds of leaders through […]


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Good Question: What is the most effective approach to resolving conflict between two employees on a team

March, 3rd, 2016

GOOD QUESTION: In my department I have a manager and her direct report who are really at odds with each other on a project. People have dropped by my office to tell me that their frustration with each other is really causing challenges during larger project review meetings. What is the best way to approach […]


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Three Practical Skills That Companies Are Always Looking For

May, 13th, 2015

Christine Laperriere is the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, and a professional coach and certified expert in helping people and organizations identify talent and opportunities. We ask Christine to list the practical skills women need to stay employable and how these skills can be strengthened in a corporate environment.


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High Turnover From High Potentials? You’ve Got A Problem!

May, 5th, 2015

Only the best companies realize that when high potential women leave the company, there is a problem that needs to be addressed. But why do women really leave corporate life and what can organizations do to retain their female talent?


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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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Confidence – It's Your Best Asset

August, 26th, 2013

Management coach and consultant Christine Laperriere discusses her insights on suffering a crisis of confidence — and that crisis often hits when the stakes are the highest.




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