Sarah McVanel frames workplace problems as opportunities in Canadian HR Reporter article

Photo credit: Vectomart (Shutterstock) as originally published in Canadian HR Reporter   CAPS member Sarah McVanel explains how solution-focused leadership can transform the workplace in this July 11, 2017 Canadian HR Reporter article by Marcel Vander Wier. A simple mindset shift can help human resources practitioners turn troubled corporate cultures into rock-star ones. And it’s… Continue reading

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Mary Charleson explains the hazards of living in a social media bubble on CBC’s The 180 with host Jim Brown

While many pollsters called the fall 2016 US election wrong, CAPS member Mary Charleson saw something out of step on social media that lead her to write a feature for the Huffington Post predicting a Trump win. That media article scored her an interview on CBC’s national radio program The 180 with Jim Brown following… Continue reading

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CAPS celebrates its 20th anniversary on July 8th!

Associations for professional speakers have global reach and membership. While many Canadians belonged to National Speakers Association (NSA) in the United States, and many continue to participate in the networking and learning with their colleagues there, 20 years ago a few visionary folks decided it was time to form a uniquely Canadian association as part… Continue reading

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Great to see CAPS member Peter Chapman, president of grocery consultancy GPS Business Solutions quoted in this Globe and Mail article!

On Friday June 16, 2017 we learned that Amazon planned to purchase Whole Foods, a US organic supermarket chain, for $13.7 billion. While there have since been numerous news pieces analyzing the deal and what it means for grocery sales, and retail in general as this huge online player disrupts the distribution system with the… Continue reading

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Michelle Ray interviewed on BT Vancouver about leadership qualities

A while back Michelle Ray sat down with Jony Vance from BT Vancouver to talk about leadership qualities, in particular as it relates to political figures and elections. She delivered a timeless message grounded in the belief that “Leadership first of all is about character.” Michelle noted how good leaders are personable, have humility and… Continue reading

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