Nurturing change, leading with the heart

IN CONVERSATION WITH A CEO

Cindy Donovan, Loch Lomond Villa

Cindy Donovan, CEO of Loch Lomond Villa Inc. in Saint John. Over the last 12 years, she has guided the nursing home through a shift in culture and significant growth. Photo: Cindy Wilson/Telegraph-Journal

Cindy Donovan leads with her heart. She has been the CEO of Loch Lomond Villa for 12 years now and the unique approach Cindy takes at the Villa ensures each resident receives the most innovative and expert care possible. Read the rest of this entry »


Talking leadership with power broker
Aldéa Landry

Business Hall of Fame laureate Aldéa Landry. [Photo: Ron Ward/Times & Transcript]</br>

Business Hall of Fame laureate Aldéa Landry.
[Photo: Ron Ward/Times & Transcript]

As published in the Telegraph-Journal 19 Apr 2014

Aldéa Landry has done many things in her extraordinary career. She is a former chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (the first woman to occupy the position) as well as being a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Canada and of the Security Intelligence Review Committee.

Aldéa was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987 and to the Privy Council of Canada in 2005, she was awarded the Order of Canada in 2006 and received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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What’s YOUR body language saying?

Don Khoury

Read my whole interview with the bold predictor, Don Khoury.

What kind of body language mistakes do you think people make
when speaking or making presentations?

 


Robin Sharma: How to Lead without Title

 

Robin Sharma

Read my interview with Robin

What’s your best advice to lead effectively?


Find what you’re passionate about and everything else will fall into place

Shilo Boucher, the president and CEO of the Saint John YMCA. [photo: Cindy Wilson, Telegraph-Journal]

Shilo Boucher, the president and CEO of the Saint John YMCA. [photo: Cindy Wilson, Telegraph-Journal]

Be prepared to learn a lot of different skills
As published in the Telegraph-Journal, Saturday, March 16, 2014

Shilo Boucher never dreamed she would be the CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. She knew when she was a teenager that she wanted to be a chartered accountant and, as a woman who likes to get things done, that is exactly what she did.

After attending UNB Saint John, she quickly attained her chartered accountant designation and prepared to launch into her profession.

Shilo initially set her sights on building her career at Deloitte. When she became a manager, Shilo started looking for ways to give back to the community and she landed on the YMCA as the perfect place to volunteer. Through a friend, and mentor, the newly minted chartered accountant became a director and eventually the treasurer on the YMCA board.

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