Whistler, Feb 1, 2016 – On Tuesday, February 16 at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, Women of Whistler is presenting four wellness micro talks aimed at giving attendees valuable advice and tools to achieve the elusive “work-life balance”. Read More
Whistler, B.C. December 10, 2015. On Thursday, December 10th at the Nita Lake Lodge. Cynthia Roney will enlighten the Women of Whistler on simple yet effective steps for successful negotiation. She will discuss the traits of great negotiators, mistakes often made during the negotiation process and will identify your specific negotiation style with a tailored self-assessment tool. Read More
The Art of Negotiation
The title of this Women of Whistler event immediately grabbed my attention and I am fairly certain I am not alone. While we are lucky enough to live in beautiful Whistler and enjoy this amazing lifestyle (let’s face it, life is pretty good here), there are still things to be accomplished, dreams to fulfill, checks to be made on bucket lists. And just how do we get what we want out of life? Perhaps an opportunity to learn more is presenting itself.
Negotiation always seemed to me like a term for corporate executives in large firms. According to the event speaker, Cindy Roney, the art of negotiation is applicable to more than just the big boys in suits, it’s a skill we all should have in our toolbox. And a skill we can fine tune.
Cynthia’s bio lists an impressive number of accomplishments. She has extensive experience in executive business and leadership coaching and is CEO of her own coaching firm. Her clients include Royal Bank and Telus, as well as new start-ups. I will be paying close attention when she talks about why women often feel uncomfortable negotiating, why we don’t ask for what we want, and the how consequences of not negotiating show up in our personal and professional lives. Sign me up.
The key takeaways listed on www.womenofwhistler.com
- The top 10 traits of great negotiators & top 10 negotiating no-no’s
- A simple 5 step negotiation process to get what you want
- Self-assessment tool shows how you measure up as an effective negotiator
Tickets for the December 10th event are available at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce for what promises to be a very interactive and informative evening at Nita Lake Lodge.
Out of the Mouth of Babes
Networking has always been interesting for me, I loved speaking to people and discussing business ideas. I never thought of myself as actively networking, just sharing ideas that would complement our businesses.
Unconventional Career Wisdom from Whistler Women
Most people will agree that Whistler is a very unique place in the world. We do things a bit differently here, don’t we? Our mountain playground is the center of many local social and business lives. Our challenges are different too, such as getting in a few turns before work or consistently struggling with keeping good local staff. So I think it makes sense that a career path carved out in Whistler would be a bit unique too.
What does a Whistler career path look like anyway?
Whistler, BC May 7, 2015 – On Tuesday, May 19 at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre three of the corridors brightest minds: Danielle Kristmanson, Maureen “Mo” Douglas and Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden will be taking part in a panel discussing how to carve a meaningful career path in the mountains. The evening goes from 6:30-8pm, nibbles are included, and tickets are available on the Women of Whistler (WOW) website: womenofwhistler.com Read More
Women of Whistler Present - Women Being Bold with Michele RomanowThe title of the next Women of Whistler event says a lot not only about the speaker, but also about our group as a whole. Women of Whistler's purpose is to drive the development of professional women in Whistler. For this to happen it takes some bold ladies to pull it all together. I was recently a bit bold and put my name into the ring to join the organizing committee for Women of Whistler and was over the moon when I was accepted. It took some courage to jump in, but that’s what our next speaker, Michele Romanow, is all about. I recently read an article on Entrepreneur.com, which listed these seven traits as the ones successful entrepreneurs need to succeed: Read More
View the presentation from the event by clicking here.
The sold-out Women of Whistler event at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler on Tuesday, November 27 was a great way to spend the afternoon. Each time I attend a WOW event, I am always amazed at the diverse skills of the women attending and their ability to share their support and knowledge, whether they have known you for years or just met you that day.
Featuring guest speaker Dawn McCooey from the Women's Enterprise Centre, the topic of leadership drew a full crowd of local business women (and one brave man).
Dawn spoke about how to become a better leader by uncovering our leadership gifts. She outlined a very interesting framework of leadership: Pride, Passion, Purpose, Performance and Poise. It all starts with Pride. Think about your proudest moments, she said. These pride stories are the foundation of our leadership. By tapping into our proudest moments, we can fuel our leadership potential.
Our Pride leads us to our Passion. Dawn explained that you don't need to find your passion, it’s already in you. Passion makes everything more interesting. I think everyone can relate to a small task that seems so very enormous if there is no interest in it.