The Impact of Positive People

The Impact of Positive People I love this quote from Oprah Winfrey.  It is so true.  When we surround ourselves with people who love us, support us, and believe in us, we are lifted higher in order to live our true purpose and passion. The type of people you surround yourself with has a powerful impact on your well-being. Think about the positive people in your life and how you feel when you are around them.  Does your level of enthusiasm increase? Does your self-confidence build? Do you feel better about yourself and what you are trying to accomplish? I’ll bet you answered “yes” to each of these questions. Who inspires you the most? Who do you go to when you need a lift?  Who’s in your corner?  Equally important, are you the type of person who is kind, loving and positive?  Do you attract others so that they will want to be around you?  Do you lift others and are a positive influence in their lives? I am grateful to have people in in all aspects of my life who build me up so I literally feel like I can walk on mountains!  In turn, I do ...

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The WBN’s 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Gala: What to Wear?

April 10, 2013  |   Blogs,Business Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

The WBN’s 2012 Businesswoman of the Year Gala:  What to Wear? I have been a member of the Ottawa Women's Business Network for almost six years, and have been on the Businesswoman of the Year, Nominating & Awards Committee since joining.  My favourite event of the year is the WBN’s Businesswoman of the Year Gala.  This year's BYA Gala is taking place on April 17th at The Hampton Inn.  It is an opportunity to come together as a community to honour and celebrate the amazing and inspirational business women in our Nation's Capital. Given my experience with the WBN and my expertise as a corporate etiquette, protocol and professional image consultant, I was asked to provide some advice on the WBN's Blog "W2W" with respect to a question asked by many attendees of this event:  what is appropriate to wear to the BYA Gala?  I also wanted to share my thoughts on my BloomStra Blog. That is a great question!  A “gala” is a formal event and traditionally, the dress code would lean more toward “black tie attire”.  However, the invitation to the BYA Gala does not stipulate a specific “dress code” for the event, which does leave one’s options quite open to navigate! Over ...

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