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The Edge Newsletter - Summer 2023

“Map out your future, but do it in pencil.

The road ahead is as long as you make it.

Make it worth the trip.”

― Jon Bon Jovi

Summer is a time when many of us hop in the car and hit the road. Whether it’s a family vacation, a day trip, or a bigger adventure, road trips and warm weather go hand in hand. I also like to take advantage of summer’s somewhat slower pace to make space for reflection, and to look ahead to what the following seasons might have in store.

Lately, as part of my 10 year Gain Your Edge Coaching anniversary, I’ve been thinking about the road that brought me to where I am now…and the adventures that lie ahead of me. In doing so, I’ve noticed that some of the biggest lessons come from unexpected sources and experiences. Big and small, good and bad, inspiration and growth can present themselves at any turn.

So whether your summer plans include road trips, jet-setting, or sticking close to home, I invite you to take some time to think about the road you’re on in life…and make space to enjoy the view along the way.


In Case You Missed It - Lessons from the Wreckage:

three car crashes and what I learned from them.

Throughout my life, I’ve spent countless hours on the road. During my sales career, I was constantly commuting, and as a result, road safety is so important to me - for my own sake, for the others on the road, and in order to protect my family. Yet as a young person, I had some incredibly close calls while on the road – both as a passenger and the driver. These experiences not only highlighted the importance of safe driving, but also taught me some big lessons I carry with me to this day.

In my latest article, I share the stories of the three biggest car crashes of my life, and what I learned from them.


IBR Leadership Model

The IBR (Intent, Behaviour, Result) Leadership Model is one of my favourite tools. It is a wonderful reflection tool that can help you understand why you didn't get your desired result. If the result does not match your intent, then you need to ask yourself, "What was it in my behaviour that needed to shift?" And if you're not sure, ask for feedback.

As you continue to practice this model, a great first step is to state your intention before beginning the conversation or meeting.

Would you like more details on the IBR Model? I'd be happy to have a conversation about how you can practice this tool.



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