A soft word, a gentle hug – and the strength to change a nation

Leah Ngini is quite a woman, writes Halina St James. She is softly-spoken. She greets you with a smile and a big hug. But she’s a strong woman: a woman who is making a difference. I met her on Monday, when I was honoured to be one of the speakers at a conference in Toronto. …

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Hallelujah… the power of story

The power of story never ceases to amaze me, writes Halina St James. On successive nights last weekend I was privileged to see two  talented young people touch the hearts of audiences with story. The storytellers are Nova Scotia’s outstanding ballroom dancers, Brenton Mitchell and Julie Poirier. They’ve only been dancing together 18 months, but …

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Divided by a common language: quick tips

We had a great question during a webinar this week, writes Halina St James. I’ve written before about being part of the panel for a monthly webinar run by the International Institute of Business Analysis. The question was about speaking to an audience with differing levels of comprehension.  The scenario raised by the questioner was …

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