PAUL RENAUD
executive coach

Samsonite can’t make zippers

I consider myself a loyal Samsonite customer. My first rigid sided Samsonite briefcase was bought when I was 16 years old ( 42 years ago). I bought it for high school and it was still ‘cool ‘enough carry me over 4 years at University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada (see 1980 model). Over the years […]

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December
4

A Case For Networking as an Entrepreneur

I’ve spent a lot of time in my career working for and with big brands like Google, Adobe, UPS, or Orange. These experiences have brought me all over the world, connected me with numerous contacts and helped me build my skills in networking. However, my current state is one of the Entrepreneur and small business […]

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October
10

Pick Up the Phone! (II)

In my previous article I emphasized the fact that even though email is one of the greatest productivity contributors of the past 30 years, it has a major problem: email lacks the ability to sufficiently communicate intent. So, the next time you experience an issue over email, ask yourself if it is something that would […]

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September
5

Pick Up the Phone! (I)

Email brings up good and not so good memories for me. Although we were already using email at the office, the magical moment for me was when I set up an email connection at home and presto!  I was able to send and receive work emails from home, thereby improving my productivity…ahh progress I thought […]

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August
22

How to practice Imagery

Wouldn’t it be great if we had the power of medieval wizards and make things happen just because of a magic potion or an incantation? Perhaps these druids of the past were onto something. But seriously, wouldn’t it be amazing to focus and think about something and get what we want such as a promotion, […]

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May
18