Friday, December 15, 2017

Caterina Scorsone is a Good Neighbour

Toronto born,  LA-based Caterina Scorsone prepared for her role as the brilliant but drug-addicted Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the hit television show Private Practice by spending time with members of The Good Neighbours’ Club, a Toronto day centre for older men who are homeless or marginally housed. Her father, Dr. Bruno Scorsone, is the Executive […]

Absolute Leadership in Agua Negra

I went to the Dominican Republic recently to check out Hero Holidays organized by Absolute Leadership. They’re a youth empowerment group that take North American youth and emerging leaders to do humanitarian work in some of the poorest regions of DR, Haiti, Thailand and Mexico. Days after it happened, I visited Agua Negra which had […]

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

How we respond to crisis, whether personal, professional, or global can be bettered by our mindset. Growth mindset leads to new solutions; fixed mindset leads to more of the same and down the line problems. Mickey Drexler and Tonya Surman are two great examples of growth mindset leaders.

Childhood Cancer Families are Heroes

It could not have been easy for Suzanne McNeil to go to the recent Solving Kids Cancer gala in New York  knowing her daughter’s video would be playing on a big screen. Suzanne lost her daughter Megan just a few months ago at the age of 20 from the childhood cancer she had battled so […]

So long Meredith Vieira

I doubt Meredith Vieira would remember me if she tripped over me but I will always remember her, both as a gifted host and interviewer, and as a person. I’ve had the great privilege of meeting her a few times, both on the set of The View and on The Today Show. Once, I brought […]

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