4 Steps to Use Failure as Your Stepping Stone

KreekSpeak Mental Toughness Tip: Are You Letting Go? We’re often told to “let it go”. Bad relationships. Toxic people. Negative feelings. Mistakes. Failure. But how do we actually practice ‘letting go’?   I’m no stranger to failure in my personal, athletic and professional life. I even did a TEDx talk on the power of non-attainment … Continued

5 Steps to Strengthening your Team

Not innovation. Not finance. Not strategy. In a disruptive marketplace, it’s teamwork that will give you and your organization the advantage. Why? Because excellent teamwork is incredibly rare. In a world of disruptive technologies and business models, excellent teamwork sets your team apart from competitors by empowering both ambition and engagement. Envy, mistrust, sabotage and … Continued

The key to success in a disruptive marketplace? A Powerhouse team.

With the NBA season ready to kick into gear, I thought that I would post a quote from one of the sport’s most successful coaches. It’s no surprise that Phil Jackson delivered the above quote on teamwork. By ensuring a culture of engagement, Phil found regular and repeated success as a player, coach and executive. … Continued

How Do you Manage Your Stress?

What’s your relationship to Stress? Hans Selye was the man who coined the term “stress”. Most languages have now accepted his concept of stress into the lexicon of most languages. Selye was born in Vienna and raised in Komarno, Slovakia which at that time belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. He later conducted most of his … Continued

How do you form a new habit? Consider the Power of Patience.

We’ve all heard the statistic. “It takes 30 days to form a new habit”. Yet most of us drop our new habit between days 3 to 8. Why? And what’s the solution? I recently shared Leadership strategies at the Canadian Consulate General in Seattle and spoke with an old friend who attended the event. She … Continued

Don’t Change Much: Small Changes To Improve Your Health

I’m proud to represent the Men’s Health Foundation and their Don’t Change Much campaign, an efforts to motivate men to live healthier lives.  I can vouch for the great advice available on their campaign site and recommend that you take a look and apply some tips to your daily life. June is Men’s Health Month.  What … Continued

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Inches: The 7 minute workout

I’m often asked what I do to stay fit now that I’m no longer training for the Olympics or adventure expeditions. My focus has shifted to growing my business ventures, so that I can serve my growing family. In truth, compared to my athletic career, I ‘workout’ quite minimally. Instead I aim to incorporate physical … Continued