Sharpen Your Leadership & Team Development

An Introduction to Emergenetics!

The cost of Miscommunication is high!!! A recent International Data Corporation study puts the cost at $620 per employee in companies with 100,000 or more employees.  It can soar to a whopping $4200 per person if an organization has 100 or less.

If you are intrigued by the idea of developing your personal and professional potential, as well as that of others, you will undoubtedly be interested in Emergenetics, a proven psychometric tool used around the world but new to the Canadian market. This program will give you a fuller understanding of your own thought and behavioural preferences, and help you to communicate more easily and effectively with others. 

Using a well-developed questionnaire designed to explore your strengths, and through an intellectually engaging and socially stimulating training experience, you will discover that Emergenetics is both simple to understand and easy to use. The profile, which is based on a wide body of academic literature covering psychology and neuroscience, is introduced through experiential learning. You will be fascinated not only by the human dynamics but the resulting practical applications as well. 

Through the workshop, you will:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Discover others’ perceptions of you
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Make informed decisions
  • Value your inherent talents
  • Recognize core values

Who should attend:

  • Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and others
  • Managers who aspire to build cohesive teams
  • Consultants/trainers looking for neuro-scientific tools that resonate with individuals and organizations 
  • Coaches/mentors and psychologists who are interested in gaining additional insight into their processes
  • Educators who desire to enhance their effectiveness with students and staff

Enroll soon as space will be limited.  Register here

We look forward to meeting you at this exciting event on Friday, Oct 4, 2019 in Toronto and to sharing a simpler, easier way to understand yourself and others with the neuro-science of Emergenetics!

  • Details:
  • Date: Monday, October 4, 2019
  • Location: Ryerson Oakham House, 60 Gould Street, Toronto, ON  Google Map
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Facilitator: Karen Elkin
  • Cost of Workshop and Profile: $249 (Click below to enroll)

If you’d like more information, simply respond to this email or call 905.636.0797.

Gail Green, Emergentics Ontario


Free Live Webinar – Women in Leadership: Leader Know Thyself

Free Live Webinar – Women in Leadership: Leader Know Thyself

In this FREE LIVE WEBINAR, you will learn how to find your courage and take meaningful steps forward as a woman leader.
Presented by: Kerry Black
Executive Coach, Coach Educator, Educator, Speaker, LevellingUp Sage


In this LIVE WEBINAR, you will learn

  • Your two key voices, and the choir of your other voices, that influence everything you do.
  • Practical strategies to work with your two key voices; your inner mentor and your inner critic.

Do you find yourself holding back? Waiting to be asked… asked to speak, asked to lead, asked for your input?

Do you find yourself just dreaming and not taking action? Or maybe seeing the opportunity to make an impact and yet hesitating?

Do you hear a variety of conflicting messages in your self-talk? “Go for it! You can do this! Wait, maybe not. You’re not ready. Just do it, you can lead! Think it through, you’re not ready.”

If this sounds like you, please join me for my introductory webinar. I guarantee you will know yourself better. Self knowledge is key to leading yourself and leading others.


Free Webinar – Intro to Emotional Intelligence

In this FREE LIVE WEBINAR, you will start your journey to EQ mastery.

About this Event

Intro to Emotional Intelligence – Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 EDT
Presented by: Dietrich Desmarais
LevellingUp Sage, Executive Coach

In this LIVE WEBINAR, you will learn

  • The 5 research-based structures of Emotional Intelligence
  • How neuroscience research findings can accelerate the impact of your results.

Data shows that 90% of top performers have high Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and that 60% of a person’s job performance relies on their EQ.

Learn More and Register Here


For Immediate Release – Announcing Exciting New Partnership

September 5th, 2019



muniSERV and ASI Technologies Announce Exciting New Partnership and ASI Technologies have joined forces to bring even more value to our respective customers and members to bring enhanced membership value to clients of both organizations!

Both companies offer well-known, powerful online platforms that focus on the municipal marketplace throughout Canada.  This unique alliance will provide additional reach to hundreds more municipalities through our numerous partnerships with municipal associations and organizations across Canada.

By working together muniSERV and ASI Technologies are able to provide incredible savings to our professional members to boost their exposure with both joint advertising opportunities and joint memberships, including The Road Authority™ (TRA), which is delivered in partnership with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA).

See the Press Release – TRA and MuniSERV announce partnership to learn more details on joint advertising and membership opportunities.

Susan Shannon, Founder & Principal, muniSERV & muniJOBS – [email protected]

Steven Desrocher, President, ASI Technologies Inc. (The Road Authority) – [email protected]



Top Business Apps: 15 Apps That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Testing out the top business apps to use as a freelancer can take a lot of time. The good news though, is that I’ve done the work for you!

After spending several years as a self-employed biz owner myself, and working with a team of 3-4 people, I’ve tested out lots of different tools and apps to help streamline our business process.

This has allowed me to be more productive, as well as earn more money in less time.

From managing financial goals, to working with clients, to balancing everything on the go, we all want to work smarter not harder.

Likewise, you have big business goals and to accomplish them you need some serious apps to be more productive. And you want tools that stop you from wasting a lot of time and money!

To that end, here are the top business apps that will make you insanely productive so you can run your biz like a boss. They can help you make your business a massive success this year!

Read the whole article here to find out these time-saving tips!

By: Carrie Smith Nicholson


Free Webinar – Maximize Your Personal Effectiveness

Free Webinar – Tuesday, August 27
2-3 pm Eastern

Presented by Brad Gaulin
LevellingUp Sage, Executive Coach, P.Eng, MBA, CEO CEvO Solutions Inc.

In this session, you will learn the 5 keys to making yourself promotable.  In looking at my own career, especially early on, it’s become obvious that I could have been more successful, faster, if someone had just explained to me how the career game works!

My goal is to shift your paradigm of career responsibility, and to help you understand that your boss is your customer.  This understanding will help you be proactive in moving your career forward, regardless of your role, industry, or demographic.

Register Now

Learn More about Brad Gaulin
Executive Coach, P.Eng, MBA, CEO CEvO Solutions Inc

Here’s what professionals like you are saying about Brad Gaulin:

“Before I joined LevellingUp, I really did not think there was a specific way to improve my personal or social management skills. I just simply thought I could improve from day-to-day experiences at work. However, my LevellingUp Accelerator Group has changed my belief totally.
My Sage, Brad, provided a lot of professional skills, which enhanced my ability to talk to, to work with, and to manage people at work or life.”

– Bryan (engineer)


Challenge the Realities of Stress

Become the leader everyone will follow with Dr Ulwyn Pierre; consultative mentor to global leaders. Move from crises to success, from expected to exceptional, in record time!

In Dr Ulwyn’s Accelerator Group you will learn how to recognize the value of stress while understanding the impact of dis-stress while using proven tools, techniques and practices to limit the impact of your dis-stressors. Gain proactive approaches to kick personal/business dis-stress to the curb and reclaim your position in the driver’s seat of life!

LevellingUp will help you bridge the gap between knowing HOW TO do something and MASTERING it. Grow your skills fast alongside an expert and with the support of a trusted small group.

Starts August 6th Register NOW!
$60/hr, 12 weekly, one hour sessions.

Max 8 people per group. BUY NOW.
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Should you Blog? YES! Yes, you should!

This blog first appeared on the website of Skorski Web Design, May 31, 2019 where we were quoted providing tips on why and how to blog.

More and more experts are telling us about the importance of video and about how crucial it is to connect with customers in a visual way. It IS important – we won’t dispute that. But it’s not the only way to connect with your customer and sometimes it might not even be the best way. If you’ve been wondering if there is still space for the written word when it comes to promoting your business, the answer is a resounding yes.
Here’s why:

Blogging helps position you as an expert
Someone with subject matter expertise and who blogs regularly about what they know helps to both obtain and maintain a position on Google as an expert. Add in a dash of humor and people will keep clicking on your site because they know you to be entertaining too!

Blogging is shared across multiple platforms
You’ve heard of “old school” and “new school?” Well, if you want to appeal to a wider demographic it’s best to incorporate a variety of strategies into your marketing campaign. Some folks still prefer to read content and some platforms are more reader friendly. Think about LinkedIn. People who are posting blogs regularly to a forum like LinkedIn are business and thought leaders considered to be leading experts in their field. The written word holds more value on a medium like LinkedIn. Know your audience and where (and how!) to reach them.

Blogging is offering and / or sharing information of value, for free
Want to build some customer and / or brand loyalty? Give something away for free. What you are trying to accomplish here is building your “know, like and trust” factor amongst a wider audience. It costs very little to share some of your knowledge with potential customers for free but it could cost you a whole lot more if your competitors are doing it and they’re getting all the website traffic.

Blogging leads back to your website
Writing an article or blog is a great way to actually increase your Google reach. Search engines LOVE new content so blogging regularly and linking your blogs back to your website will help drive traffic to your website too. Make sure when you’re blogging you’re finding ways to incorporate key words into the paragraphs you write in order to capitalize on search engine optimization.

Blogging must be current to be relevant
Blogging frequently keeps you top of mind and helps keep content on your website fresh. You might not always be able to update your website but writing and posting a blog, that links back to your website, is a surefire way to stay current.
Blogging also encourages reader engagement and interaction because it allows followers to comment, share and post on your social media channels. Just make sure that you are as equally committed to engaging with customers as you are to writing the blogs in the first place!

Need some tips and tools on how to get started? We asked Sheralyn Roman, of Writing Right For You, to comment. Here’s what she had to say:

• Be scheduled and consistent. Frequency isn’t as important as the consistency of your posting schedule.
• Your goal is to create an audience and encourage reader engagement.
• Offer something of value for free.
• Write from your own life experience.
• It’s not a novel! K.I.S.S. (Keep it short and simple!) About 500 – 800 words.
• Practice “spontaneous” creativity – if you don’t write regularly you might have to practice. Think of it as a muscle that needs developing and start training!
• Keep a diary – use the “Notes” app on your phone to jot down ideas you have that could later be turned into blogs.
• Write what you know – stick to your area of expertise and become known for it.
• Your first 5 blogs? – Answer the 5 W’s. Who you are, What you do, Why you do it….you get the idea……
• Stay relevant by incorporating current events into your blogs.
• Always include a call to action – it’s fine to do so…make it a part of your final sentence or a tag line at the bottom of every blog.
• Use Key Words – make sure to maximize SEO by incorporating key words from your business / website into every blog you write.
• Commit to engagement – interacting with your followers is crucial – create a two-way conversation!

The bottom line – blogging is still relevant. In fact, we would suggest blogging must absolutely form a part of your marketing platform. We design stellar websites that exceed customer expectations but if you want to keep customers coming back, your website needs to stay current and be updated frequently. A blog is just one of the ways to drive traffic back to your core website content.

Don’t have time to blog? Hire an expert to do it for you. From art scratched on a cave wall, to text recorded on papyrus, mankind has relied upon some form of “graphics” and the written word to communicate since the dawn of time. Websites and blogging are just the most current method! Words and art were important then. They still are today!

If you’re looking to reach a specific target audience look for websites that provide the opportunity to publish on their blog. For instance, helps consultants connect with municipal clients. As part of your muniSERV membership you can publish articles on the muniBLOG where they will be seen by your exact target market – the key municipal decision-makers you’re trying to reach. Not only should you blog – you should be blogging with muniSERV!

About Sheralyn Roman
A strong background in Corporate HR and a former Teacher with Sheridan College School of Business, Sheralyn Roman is now the C.E.E. (Chief Executive Editor) of Writing Right For You. A Communications Strategist for small business, she is a blogging and web content expert! Sheralyn is also a published author and writes freelance for a variety of publications. 

If you’d like Sheralyn to help you with your blogging needs, learn more about Sheralyn.
or view her video


The Hidden Benefits of Properly Training your Staff

Many organizations today still do not understand the importance of spending the time and effort to ensure their staff is properly trained. The common reasons for the companies who do not properly train staff are either “too busy” or “can’t justify the cost”.

Although it’s true that training costs do come right off the bottom line, it’s important to understand that proper training has many unseen, yet verifiable benefits to add to the bottom line. Especially with heavy equipment operators and snow plow operators.


Properly trained operational staff will reduce costs such as…
• Less waste of material such as gravel, salt and sand
• Less damage to heavy equipment and property
• Reduced injuries (WSIB and insurance costs)
• Reduced maintenance costs on equipment – due to proper daily pre-inspections
• Less turnover in staff – which reduces HR costs
• Projects completed faster – due to skilled equipment operators
• Improved moral – staff feel like they have a future with the organization, so they stay on

While training in the digital learning space is gaining in popularity, ON-SITE training with a qualified Instructor is still necessary for Municipal Public Works departments, to ensure their teams gain the hands-on skills they need to operate the municipality’s heavy equipment.

There are 3 measurable cost advantages to having an Instructor come to your location to provide training on-site for your staff using your equipment…
1. You don’t have the travel costs involved with sending your staff to a training centre

2. Your staff will be trained on the actual equipment they will be operating on the job

3. The Instructors will provide the hands-on practical (in-seat) portion of the training programs for only a few employees at a time, therefore you do not have to pull your entire staff away from their regular jobs/duties all at once. The rest of your staff can continue doing their jobs/duties until they’re scheduled to be with the Instructor.

Canada Heavy Equipment College (People call us “CHEC” for short) is a professional Heavy Equipment, Snow Plow and AZ/DZ truck training organization providing ON-SITE training to Municipal Public Works departments and construction companies throughout Canada.

CHEC has seasoned Professional Heavy Equipment Instructors stationed all across Canada and can send an Instructor to any customers location to provide ON-SITE training anywhere in Canada using the customers equipment.

Learn more here, contact us via the website – or call Toll Free 1-888-934-2432

Ted Butler
Canada Heavy Equipment College


Ready, Set, Lead!

Become the leader everyone will follow with Jean Parker, professional Leadership & Executive Coach (ACC credential), experienced CFO, and an accomplished educator.

In Jean’s Accelerator Group, you will learn how to communicate, collaborate, influence, make decisions, and expand your emotional & creative intelligences through mini lessons, shared insights, coaching conversations, and peer feedback.

Starts July 8th Register NOW!
$30/hr, 8 weekly, one hour sessions.

Max 8 people per group. BUY NOW 

LevellingUp will help you bridge the gap between knowing HOW TO do something and MASTERING it. Grow your skills fast alongside an expert and with the support of a trusted small group.

The experts you want. The skills you need. Nothing standing in your way.
@Jean Parker
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