Whether you’re setting out to build a startup, launch a small business, remote work, freelance or seeking a career change, learn from guest speakers whom have built and/or worked in successful companies – all while raising their families.
In April, I had a casual chat over email with a new contact about smashing the patriarchy. Because it won’t smash itself and if we wait for that to happen we will be waiting a loooooooooooong ass time.
I’m finding it hard most days to work without being interrupted by a child who refuses to do ‘quiet time’ instead of napping. And that’s ok because I’m not the only one raising kids during a pandemic and trying to fit in productivity spurts around their ever-changing routines.
One of my goals for 2020 is to get more comfortable speaking to camera. I’m working on it slowly but surely and you’ll be seeing more of these kinds of posts! This week, I’m talking about how Babies, Business + Breakfast™ began when I became a parent and started bringing my children into business settings.
If you’ve found your windows of ‘work’ time during quarantine shrinking based on your kids’ attention spans, this one’s for you. I’ve used time blocking over the years to improve my efficiency with work tasks and output, while lowering my stress levels and feeling more in control when the unexpected (always) occurs.
Invest in yourself alongside your kids, while making new connections: Babies, Business + Breakfast™ Community + Membership is now open for registration!
Three Ways To Make Remote Work More Productive For You (+ Your Family): I’ve released a new short online course for parents which provides you with the mindset tips and productivity tools to get your home and work life flowing better together.
It is based on the three-hour workshop I delivered for WordCamp Ottawa last weekend but will go into more detail, focusing primarily on idea validation, with the added benefits of weekly accountability, templates and resources, a bit of virtual community, a sprinkling of positive vibes (always) and gentle bum kicking (or motivation if you wish). I am really happy with the feedback on the content and my presenter style…5 out of 5 ***** from session attendees, lots of interaction throughout the live workshop and many staying on afterwards to have a chat with me and discuss their ideas.
I presented at the June 12th, 2019 Carleton University Launch of Eastern Ontario’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) at Impact Hub Ottawa, where I spoke about ‘Babies, Business + Breakfast: Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces + Experiences’. Carleton is one of nine regional hubs for WEKH, which includes VentureLabs at Simon Fraser University, Mount Royal University,Continue reading “Creating Parent-Friendly Business Spaces and Experiences: Transcript of Lightning Talk for Eastern Ontario’s WEKH”