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Annie. Early Life Experiences, Career Milestones and Road Blocks and Relationships

By - Last updated: Friday, August 21, 2009

Early Life Experiences I asked Annie to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she believes had the greatest impact on her work life and career. She said the experience which had the greatest impact on her was the fact that her father was quite domineering and very abusive, more particularly to her sister, brother and mother, less so to her but abusive nonetheless, and as a consequence her mother left him when Annie was quite young. She said they moved back and forth to England and eventually came back to Canada and settled in Western Canada but as a result of her circumstances her mother was very poor. Annie says her mother lived on welfare and she ...

How do I submit a question to Babes on Bay Street?

By - Last updated: Monday, August 17, 2009

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Freddie. Obstacles, Success, Significance, Surprises and Advice

By - Last updated: Friday, July 24, 2009

I asked Freddie what she considered to be the major obstacles or difficulties she faced during her career and what she did when she faced them. She said every time she changed jobs, not employers but jobs, she found it extremely difficult. She thinks because she has a strong desire to be successful or a fear of failure she puts a tremendous amount of pressure on herself, in essence, she is an "insecure over achiever". She says what usually happens is that the first two or three months of any new job or position, she gets sick a lot, loses weight and burns herself out. She says it's almost like she has this incredible fear of failure that gets accentuated ...

Erica. The Final Chapter. Wisdom, Inspiration and Advice

By - Last updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In Erica's opinion, the best advice she was ever given was about having children, specifically, when you have children take the time to bring them up because you have a lot more time than you think you have. In Erica's opinion, we are programmed to think that we only have the years between age 25 and 40 to be successful in our careers but she believes we have much more time than that. And she thinks you can do it all, but you will regret it if you don't take the time with your family when your children are young. She had women come to her to specifically tell her that when she had her first child; they made sure she ...