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Category “Career”

Get Things Done

Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

Last year I used the best team focusing tool I have seen in my 13 year career. The material that guided the exercise is from the Getting Things Done course at Rotman MBA. As a result of the exercise, my team became a super team. They committed to shared goals and then together found ways […]

How to be a Video Rock Star !

Thursday, 8 March, 2012

In my last post I talked about showing up on video ! My first ever public video blog provides you three tips for recording a high impact video message. What do you think ? What do you want me to blog about next ?

Get noticed in the online virtual jungle !

Thursday, 8 March, 2012

This past January I had the chance to speak at Queen’s University on the topic of Social Media and Technology. What I learnt as I reflected on my own career in the virtual world, in interacting with some smart Queen’s Engineers and sitting at dinner Marketing guru Sidneyeve Matrix are the following five mantras to […]

The Leadership Experiment

Sunday, 15 January, 2012

On October 23rd, 2011 I reached my eleven year milestone at Cisco, and to my surprise it triggered some deep reflection. Why had I stayed at ONE company for a third of my life !? Was there still an opportunity to grow? Could Cisco give me what I needed next in my career ? The […]

Proud to be an IT Girl

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

I am proud to be one of the 25% of women in IT in Canada. On October 23rd, 2011 I will have worked for Cisco for 11 years over which I have had 11 different roles ranging from being a technical support engineer to a Senior Manager leading business strategy. These roles have challenged me, […]

Authentic Martha includes being a rapper

Tuesday, 12 July, 2011

Each of us has it in us to be the BEST. We all have the capacity to get to know ourselves and to be authentically us at work. I challenge you to be authentic. Have the courage to bring your whole self to work.

Believe in the possible and ACT on it !

Sunday, 10 April, 2011

Meet Caroline Casey – an international speaker and adventurer who shares her story about believing in oneself and GOING for it. Building on the stories of other inspirational women who are going after their dreams, Caroline Casey will move you. Be inspired. Believe in yourself.

Discover wisdom here !

Thursday, 31 March, 2011

Have you ever asked someone what wisdom they know now that they wish they had known when they started off their career ? From asking for more money, to finding your groove, and tooting your horn, you’ll find wisdom for early career professionals here.

Create the life you want: a true story

Friday, 25 March, 2011

It is my pleasure to introduce my first guest blogger, Mandy Gresh. Mandy is a volunteer, marketer, business developer, writer, entrepreneur, but most of all someone who’s proving you can create the life you want. She has inspired me with her determination and spirit as she makes her dream a reality and today she’s here to inspire you. Folllow her journey at

How to stick out….in a good way !

Friday, 4 March, 2011

Want to get noticed at work but don’t know where to start? Here are 10 easy ways to get started based on real life experience that resulted in me becoming a Senior Manager at 29.