Career

Lil’ Human Riding Her Life Wave: AKA Sara’s Narrative

I started singing at a very young age.

After singing for my mom’s children’s record label, KIDZUP, at around 4 (or 5) years old, my parents put me in singing lessons. Funnily enough, I actually stopped singing and switched to piano for a few months. Then I switched back.

At around 10, I decided that I wanted to pursue music professionally.

Yoga, Life Coaching and My Debut on The Today Show

Sit back, relax and grab a cup green tea… it’s Transformation Tuesday!

I am still feeling very fortunate that both my worlds of life coaching and yoga collided this past Friday on The Today Show with Megan Kelly. My mandate? To teach Megan, her audience, and America, yoga poses specifically for stress management and a more zen you. Taught from the place of a modern yoga teacher AND life coach showing you different poses you can flow through and breathe through to a calmer you… I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Megan and her team were delightful, and our audience was totally game when I challenged them to TREE POSE!

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Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!

Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!
As I shared two weeks ago on Instagram, I decided I wanted to give back to my Montreal community, so please mark your calendar for in 48 hours:

Thursday, September 28th, 8:30am – 10:30am
The Standard Cafe
5135 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC, H4A 3M6.

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Reflections on 8 Years of Blogging

Today we celebrate the 8th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours, my greatest triumphs, and given me a safe place to be authentic myself. You have also helped each other, and inspired each other into action. Never underestimate the power of a few simple words on a page.

This year I am celebrating our Blogiversary by flying to Toronto to attend an evening of women’s empowerment for WIFT (Women In Film and Television), and you can follow that journey on my social media channels.

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When You Can’t Quit: Making the Best of a Difficult Situation at Work

“I’ve found another position, and will be leaving at the end of the month.”

Do you dream of saying that to your boss, but can’t?

Life makes us put major changes on hold sometimes.  For one reason or another, you may have to stay on the fence between a job you hate, and finding something new.

While you’re biding your time, waiting for the opportunity to escape from the soul crushing grind, you could just drift through your days, putting in the bare minimum. Or instead, you could make a conscious decision to do something for yourself, and get whatever good you can out of your current position.

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Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow – NOT!

If Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow had been a Katy Perry song instead of a book, it would have been the anthem of the late 80s and early 90s.  This advice didn’t stop there.  On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, delivered the commencement address at Stanford.  Perhaps the most memorable quote from his address is:

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” -Steve Jobs

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How To Become an Industry “Influencer”

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or working on a side hustle, putting yourself out there can be a bit intimidating. You want your voice to be heard, and your work to be read, but you might fear that others won’t take you seriously, that you won’t make any money, or even in some cases, that you might achieve success before you’re ready for it.

To help your business and blog to grow and thrive, people need to know who you are, and the odds are unlikely that someone will randomly come across your website or Twitter feed, and then request a media interview or consultation. To become the industry influencer that you know you are, you’re going to have to go to them. And guess what?

It’s not as hard as you think.

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10 Smart Tips To Help Your Job Search

On Monday, are you already dreaming of Friday?
Are you currently working a job you dislike and thinking of making the big career transition?
Do you have a passion for cooking and would love to study culinary arts?

Or, maybe you’re looking for a job, and considering a career in growing fields like healthcare or the increasingly important field of information technology. Or maybe you’re hoping to break into the business world. No matter what industry you want to pursue, there are a few job search best practices that will help you stand out among the competition when jumpstarting your career.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Chances are if you’re working right now, it’s safe to say you had to more than likely send out a resume in order to get hired. Even if you didn’t, there could come that time in the future where you may have to. Regardless of if you’re planning on applying for a new job, it’s always great to have some resume tips in the back of your head for future reference.

To let you know a bit about myself, I worked in human resources for a pretty large company for close to 10 years. Thankfully, I was able to escape the rat race and start a side project while enjoying my family. While the corporate atmosphere wasn’t too bad, I wanted to share with everyone what you can do to make your resume stand out above the rest because you’d be amazed at how much garbage (I’m saying that nicely) we’d get. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position. Out of those, however, we would maybe like 20.

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Getting Off The Fence and Biz Tips With GossClub

I was honored to share some biz tips, work life balance insight, and about getting off the fence. Thank you Rebecca for this fun interview on your site GossClub.com, which as you would imagine, readers, stands for Girl Boss.

Here it is….

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