6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills
There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared for the working world than they were 20 years […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering
I recently came across a great article in the New York Times that discussed raising successful children. I was inspired to share my thoughts on the topic, since developing successful children is the mission of The Artistic Edge (TAE).

For those of you who follow TAE, you know that we have a […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?
I just listened to a story posted by a CBC Radio show out of Vancouver called This is That. This satirical radio show made an excellent illustration of how far removing competition from sports could go. They spoke of an “athletic association” who decided to remove the […]

By |September 5th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become
Wow…I just love this phrase! I first heard Who you spend time with is who you become from Nido Qubein, a renowned business expert and the President of High Point University in North Carolina. I was at a business conference watching a video of Nido speaking and […]

By |April 7th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success

The Power of Mentorship on the Path to Success
Perhaps the best way to learn is to take advantage of the experience and knowledge of those who have already done what we are trying to do. When we are in school, we are often willing to accept the value of a teacher’s guidance. However, we are […]

By |March 27th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz

Art Imitating Life: 5 Life Lessons Learned from The Wizard of Oz
I was at the theatre last week with my mom and cousin to see a production of The Wizard of Oz. I grew up watching the movie and as a huge musical theatre fan, I was excited to watch the show live on stage. […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

My Top 10 Key Lessons of 2012

My Top 10 Key Lessons of 2012
Wow! It has been just over a year since The Artistic Edge was born and it is hard to believe that in that time we’ve added new resources, the Connecting With My Future interview series, two new bloggers and of course, a book!

As I reflect on 2012 all I […]

By |January 1st, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?
In my last post I mentioned that I was at a business conference, Mega Partnering. Well, I’ve been back for about a week and since the jet-lag is now behind me I am itching to share with you what I learned.

I had the privilege to learn from some […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Featured|2 Comments

The Balancing Act of an Arts Career

The Balancing Act of an Arts Career
On Thursday night I finished shooting a short film with Humber College Film School. We spent four days on set. It was such an amazing four days filled with laughs, hard work and tears. It’s a very powerful film about the relationship between 2 sisters after the death of […]

By |November 19th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?
So I was out for coffee with a good friend of mine last week at a local Starbucks having a celebratory latte over my new book and in they walk. It was a group of girls who must have been about 15 years old. They sat down at […]

By |November 15th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments