Blog Post and Photos, October 10, 2019 with Kristina Steinmetz

Our October speaker, Kristina Steinmetz, gave us lots of easy to implement, cost efficient, clever ideas to make our office space a bit more ‘calm and cozy’.
We don’t all have the luxury of having our own office, either away from home or in our own home. Regardless of where we’re working from, having an organized space that feels like ‘ours’ adds to a more productive, inspirational work flow.

Here are some of our take-away’s from Kristina’s talk:

Comfort: Invest in a great chair (more important than a desk)! Add a foot rest under your desk – lift your legs once in a while, it feels great. If possible, place your desk against a wall for you to be ‘in control’ of knowing who enters your space.

For a Personal Touch: Add a few photos, a souvenir, an inspirational quote or a painting that mean something to you.

Plants: Choose plants that are easy to look after and who like shade. For artificial plants, purchase real moss to cover up the tell-tale signs.

Lights: Inexpensive clip-on lights offer a direct light source. Floor lights diffuse light more evenly.

Storage Ideas: Use kitchen storage pieces (e.g. IKEA), use separation pieces for your drawers, wall mounted magazine racks, label matching baskets / boxes.

Sound: Try noise cancelling headphones if you love quiet and peace.

Colours: If you love a colour, go for it! This is your space! Don’t hold back!

For more clever and inspirational transformations go to

Our 5 Minute Business Card Spotlight Speaker was Roxanne Davidson of Cabi Clothing
Roxanne introduced us to Cabi Clothing: convenient, stress and hassle free clothes shopping at home. Roxanne brought a variety of mix and match outfits from the autumn collection for us to admire and try on. For further information about Cabi Clothing or to book your personal in-home shopping experience contact Roxanne directly by email at or via her Facebook page:

Blog Post and Photos – September 12, 2019 with Alice Zhou

We kicked off our fall sessions with a lesson in fashion and business and what better way to increase success for our members!

Alice Zhou of Gracious Host Events and PR quizzed attendees on such terms as “Coutour” and “Attalia”, explaining industry trends, and how what we wear truly compliments and supports each of us, both personally and professionally. To learn more and connect with Alice, explore her website at

This month’s Business Card Spotlight featured Andie Froese of Kudoz where adults with and without cognitive disabilities come together around their passions and learn from each other. To become a host and volunteer your time for this program, contact Andie via the website at or by phone at 604.862.5836.

*Be sure to enter our monthly draw to win your five minute opportunity to promote your business or event at an upcoming meeting.

Join us for our next meeting which will be on Thursday, October 10th at 7am – stay-tuned for details.