July 2012

Jul 30 2012
I don’t know about you, but for me this has been an interesting (understatement) week filled with unexpected and sometimes unsettling events. The most unsettling of all, however, was that I had been scammed online by a real-world scam artist. Now, after feeling a sense of invasion, and blaming myself for putting myself in that [...] more...

Jul 22 2012
I never met her in person, but I feel as if I knew her. Jessica Ghawi, known professionally as Jessica Redfield, 24 years of age, was a Denver-based hockey blogger and aspiring sports broadcaster. She died in the Colorado theatre shooting, in which 70 people were shot or injured. I’ve been in and around media [...] more...

Jul 17 2012
With the news of the death of Stephen Covey, one of the leading thinkers in the field of personal development who left behind a body of inspiring work, including the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, it got me thinking about the habits that lead to success. Covey’s book was one of most the [...] more...

Jul 15 2012
Before becoming a mother, Dana Florence was a primary school teacher with a passion for helping children reach their full potential. In her heart, she really wanted to start a family of her own. When she gave birth to triplets on Jan 1. 2008, life changed — dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature [...] more...

Jul 15 2012
A very happy birthday to a woman I really admire: Arianna Huffington. While Arianna is mostly known for launching The Huffington Post, she has also written a whopping 13 books. Best wishes to you, Arianna!   more...

Jul 14 2012
Okay, I admit it. I have been following the TomKat divorce news. It has had me intrigued, not just because Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes happen to be one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world. I’ve been fascinated with how the media have been covering their split and, more importantly, how this [...] more...

Jul 13 2012

Pat Mussieux

Founder, WealthyWomenLeaders.com

Special Report: I sat down with Pat Mussieux, founder of WealthyWomenLeaders.com, in this on-location interview at the Ignite ‘n’ Connect event in Toronto, to discuss why many women entrepreneurs do not succeed in business. Pat provides some great insights and real solutions. more...

Jul 11 2012

Erica Diamond

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, WomenOnTheFence.com

We celebrate extraordinary women bloggers: Erica Diamond is the founder and editor-in-chief of WomenOnTheFence.com. We love her because she motivates women to get off the fence and get into action -- in business and life. more...

Jul 09 2012
I discovered this wonderfully inspirational quote this morning from one of my favourite poets. It inspired me so much I wanted to share: “And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is [...] more...

Jul 08 2012

Ayla Newhouse

Ayla Newhouse interview with Shannon Skinner on ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com

Co-founder and designer, 1THING App

Ayla Newhouse is the founder and designer of 1THING, an app that helps you be more grateful in your life. more...

Jul 08 2012

Laure Ampilhac

Laure Ampilhac interview with Shannon Skinner on ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com

Co-Founder, HA Solutions Inc.

Laure Ampilhac discusses how she got past her shyness and fear of speaking in front of people, to becoming a professional public speaker and "Queen of Networking." She is the co-founder of HA Solutions Inc., a personal development organization. more...

Jul 08 2012

Heather Dubbeldam

Heather Dubbeldam interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Principal, Dubbeldam Design Architects

Heather Dubbeldam is an award-winning architect. In this interview, she demystifies what an architect does and discusses the importance of sustainability, eco living, and why there are not more women in the field -- and what she is doing to change that. more...

Jul 08 2012

Jennifer Carlson Broe

Jennifer Carlson Broe interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner

Founder and President, Baby Gourmet Foods

Jennifer Carlson Broe is the founder and president of Baby Gourmet Foods, a successful healthy baby food manufacturer. more...

Jul 07 2012
I love this news story. A young band had set up their musical instruments for a jam session at their campsite in the woods near Lethbridge, Alberta. An RCMP member surprised them when he showed up in his cruiser. The band members thought they were in trouble. But, as it turns out, the officer just [...] more...

Jul 03 2012

Dana Florence

Dana Florence interview with Shannon Skinner on ExtraordinaryWomenTV.com

Co-Founder and Executive Director, THREE TO BE

Dana Florence is the co-founder of THREE TO BE, an organization inspired by the birth of her triplets who -- all three -- were born with cerebral palsy. more...

Jul 02 2012
The heart is our most trusted guide. It is our intuition speaking to us. When we choose to listen to the wisdom of the heart, magic happens. You have a heart’s desire. Deep inside, your heart longs to create something real in the world, whether it is launching a new business, writing a book, making [...] more...