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Archive for the ‘Career’ Category

#Blogher14 and 11 Things Learned

Sunday, July 27th, 2014


I am just back from the whirlwind that is BlogHer. What is BlogHer you might ask (that is, if you are a new reader around here)?

I quote a friend Darryle Pollack from the Huffington Post, whom I also saw at BlogHer this weekend in Silicon Valley. THIS is what makes BlogHer so unique….

“Created in 2005 by three women as a gathering for women who blogged, BlogHer has multiplied in size – and importance — every year since. Now a successful website, advertising network and TV channel the annual BlogHer conference is the jewel in the crown — where bloggers, marketers and sponsors come to connect. Four smaller conferences have also blossomed from it.


Erica Diamond Named Canada’s ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ For Entrepreneur Barbie

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

I am beyond proud, excited and honored to make this announcement today. It is truly humbling and if I am to be honest, probably one of the most momentous milestones of my career.

As Canada’s only Chief Inspiration Officer for Entrepreneur Barbie®, I join the company of some remarkable trailblazing women representing Entrepreneur Barbie in the US – read this As an entrepreneur since the age of 24 (now starting my fourth entrepreneurial venture), having written a book on female entrepreneurship, as a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, a life and business coach for female entrepreneurs, and having made it my life’s mission to inspire others to take the dive into passion, this feels like my calling.


What I am most excited about, is the first-ever Barbie Business Bursary program – the search for Canada’s Next Young Entrepreneur, with Mattel funding girls’ big dreams. I will sit on a panel of judges helping award the Mattel bursary money to 3 fabulous, young entrepreneurial girls with great vision and spirit.


Summer Blogging Slowdown

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014


Girls, I am taking my annual July (sometimes into August) blogging slowdown. I do this every year for my mental wellbeing, and for the quality of this blog. It is my gift to myself. It is not easy to continuously keep things fresh, relevant and interesting, so every July, I relax my blogging brain, check in less frequently in order to come back recharged, refreshed, and ready to give you more.

I actually just spoke about this on this morning’s Global TV segment.

Over the next few weeks, I will be making an exciting announcement (and posting it here too), traveling for business, coachingspeaking at Blogher in Silicon Valley, working on an invention I have been creating for the past year, doing my weekly Global TV lifestyle and parenting segments, and RELAXING! I am also sticking to my annual business tradition: (more…)

How To Find A Mentor in Life and Business

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014


This week’s Global TV lifestyle segment was on a topic very near and dear to my heart – MENTORING. I’ve been fortunate to have been on both sides of the coin in my life — I have been both a protege, as well as a mentor since the age of 25. I can tell you from experience, it is one of the most rewarding relationships out there.

If you have decided that you finally want to get off the fence and find a mentor, but don’t know where to look, who to ask, how to ask, or what a mentor-mentee relationship looks like, please watch this morning’s segment. I have given you the ins and outs of finding a mentor.


Tricks To Grow Your Social Media Following

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Calling Entrepreneurs, Mompreneurs, Businesspeeps and Wannabe Social Peeps! You’re trying to grow your personal or corporate brand and you know you need to hop on board the social media bus pronto, but you don’t know where to begin! You’re on the fence! You’re afraid to tweet “the wrong way,” or you don’t know on which social media platforms you belong. You just know you want to increase that social media following, increase your exposure, influence, and of course, your bottom line.

After all, the larger and more captive your audience is, the better your chances are of selling your product or service (even if you haven’t created it yet!) It’s still somewhat of a numbers game, and eyeballs do convert to dollars. If you want some tips and tricks to grow your social media following, my Global TV segment from this morning might help!

Direct link to segment:


8 Habits of Highly Successful Working Mothers

Monday, June 9th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Liz O’Donnell

The life of a working mother can be one of the most rewarding lifestyles a woman can choose. Modern women are lucky to have the opportunity to pursue both personal and professional fulfillment. But managing career and family can be incredibly challenging. Many women feel like there’s no end to their to-do lists and no time for relaxing and making time for themselves. A myriad of roles and competing priorities isn’t easy to balance and can leave most working mothers exhausted rather than exhilarated.


It doesn’t have to be that way.


Remembering The Queen of Inspiration Maya Angelou

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hello Ladies.  Today’s post originally started off very differently. It started as such:


“I’m home sweet home! Touched down yesterday afternoon after a romantic week in Europe for my husband’s 40th birthday. I had a quiet evening with all my boys and haven’t stopped hugging and kissing them. Absence truly makes a mama’s heart grow fonder. ;)

Woke up at 3am with extreme jet lag and headed out early to my weekly Global TV segment. I just arrived at the brilliant C2MTL Conference and I’m officially back in action.

Feels good to be back, baby!”