January 6, 2017

Hey, Vancouverites: Your New Year’s Resolution, Make More Friends!

Here's how you (yes, you!) can combat Vancouver's reputation as Canada's unfriendliest city. January 6, 2017 By Stacey McLachlan We can all agree today that Vancouver is a cold city (hard to argue when people are literally skating on the streets), but for some, Vancouver’s alleged unfriendliness means there’s a chill in the air year ‘round. There have been countless think pieces over the past few years on the subject of Vancity’s “difficult social atmosphere.” […]
January 5, 2017

No more “Shoulding” –Don’t SHOULD on yourself!

It's a new year! This time of year most people are in "resolution-mode." I wanted to take the time to remind you that any resolution or goal that you set for yourself, must be exactly that --- for YOURSELF, not for other people. Have you been trying to live up to the expectations put upon you from someone else? How many times a day are you using the word: "Should"? How often do you hear other […]
December 3, 2016

Confidence Coaching Success Story with Jamie Komadina

"I first worked with Suzanne Fetting back in 2011. I don't have the words to accurately explain the monumental changes she helped me create in my life. I had very low confidence, zero self-awareness and I was in a series of super unhealthy relationships. She helped me dig myself out of a dark place and start building the most AMAZING life. I have never looked back since this first experience with Suzanne. It is like […]
December 1, 2016

It Pays to Be an Assertive Woman in the Workplace, New Study Says

According to a recent study, women who are assertive in the workplace are compensated more than their "nice" counterparts. But even the most dominant women are still paid less than the least assertive men. Women in the workplace are often told we are hurting our own authority by apologizing all the time. So many "sorry's", that we now have email plugins to make sure we don't drop them into an otherwise assertive correspondence accidentally. A […]
December 1, 2016

Our Trip to Leavenworth, WA. -The German Town In Washington

If you haven't been to this incredibly unique and charming town, you've gotta go, you will love it! (and I'm not just saying that because I'm German and I love the culture 😉 ) This super cute little town is SO much like being in Southern Germany. I was curious how this town that's in the middle of no where came to be  --so every shop that we went to I asked the people working […]
November 14, 2016

“High-Functioning” Anxiety – What It’s Like To Have It

High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my fingers through my hair. If you look close enough, you can see it in unanswered text messages. Flakiness. Nervous laughter. The panic that flashes through my eyes when a plan changes. When anything changes. High-functioning anxiety feels like… A snake slithering up my back, clamping its jaws shut where my shoulders meet my […]
November 4, 2016

Resistance and Self-Loathing

By Steven Pressfield   What exactly is self-loathing? It appears almost always as that nasty, brutal voice in our heads. “You’re a loser, you’re a bum, a worthless waste of oxygen. Look at you. Do you imagine that someone like you could produce something original, something of quality, something that anyone else would care about? What ideas do you have that haven’t been done a thousand times before—and better than you could every dream of […]
October 7, 2016

5 Ways To Meet More People & Have More Friends

In this fast paced world we live in, oftentimes people do not make time to socialize in person. Most people are sitting at their computers or on the cell phones spending more time typing than talking, and making virtual friendships instead of real friendships.  It’s so much better to get OUT of your home, see people face-to-face, socialize and have fun connecting with others. We are social creatures that NEED TO HAVE social connections! But over the past […]
September 26, 2016

Confidence Coaching Success Story with Emma Christison

"Earlier this year I had ended a long-term relationship, left a job I had been at for several years, was tentatively trying out living in Vancouver. I knew that I wanted a change in life but was extremely unsure about every aspect of my life. I felt anxious about the future, was constantly re-visiting the past, couldn't make a decision, and was struggling with my self-worth. I also felt very depressed. I had tried seeing […]