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Someone Died – Now What?

If the title of this post caught you off guard, you should know that it’s actually the title of a profoundly helpful book written by Grief, Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Corrie Sirota.

Someone Died – Now What?: A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss is described as “a GPS for grieving”, and that’s exactly what it is.

Though death can happen in an instant, the impact for those left behind can be enduring. Even in cases of expected and planned for loss – following illness or at the end of a long life – there can be a sense among family and loved ones of… Now what?

  • How do you move forward?
  • How do you experience the present?
  • How do you support those around you who are grieving?
  • What do you need to do in the moment?
  • What do you do with overwhelming sadness, anger, guilt or even numbness?
  • What can you expect in the immediate and distant future?
  • How do you create a new normal for yourself and your family?

 

One thing Corrie knows for sure, is that people experiencing loss often want (and need) direct answers to questions like this. They need guidance from someone with both personal and professional experience and knowledge to help them navigate what can be an overwhelming experience.

 

Corrie holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, facilitates a number of support groups, and has been supporting people in an official capacity since 1994.

Someone Died Now what book cover

But that’s just the official part. On a personal level, Corrie seems uniquely suited to help people through this process. Her unending optimism, deep sense of compassion, and enduring hope mesh perfectly with her professionalism and practicality, giving readers the reassurance that they are in capable hands.

 

Neither Corrie, nor her book, offer “quick fixes”. Instead, Corrie takes a strength-based approach, helping people work through their experience, building their own strength and recognizing or rediscovering their own abilities and balance in life.

 

Most of all, she knows that everyone’s experience of loss and bereavement is unique. She knows that you have it within you to work through your experience, and she will be your guide to do so.

 

Corrie’s insightful, inspiring, helpful and hopeful book is an incredible gift to yourself or someone you love who is experiencing loss or bereavement.

 

Corrie also has a wonderful Facebook page that shares helpful resources and powerful messages to help you see loss and grief through a new perspective.

 

 


Melissa DawnMELISSA DAWN : Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be | Corporate and Leadership Coach | Best-Selling Author | Speaker

I am Founder of CEO of Your Life, an organization helping individuals and businesses get clear on where they are, where they want to be and what they need to do to get there. Read more on Melissa

 

Love Coach Diana Eskander

 

Love Coach Diana Eskander takes a unique and conscious approach to helping her clients create the love they want.

Working primarily with single women, Ms Eskander’s message is clear: the love you seek from others, is the love you need to give yourself. This is the foundation to attracting and keeping the kind of relationship you’ve always dreamed of. She shares this message with women of all ages, from young girls to women in their fifties via one-on-one coaching, workshops, retreats, public speaking and her newest venture, The Conscious Love Blueprint.

The Conscious Love Blueprint, otherwise known as CLBP, is a 12-week online program designed to transform the way you approach and experience relationships.

 

Contrary to a lot of love and relationship advice, you don’t have to resort to playing games when you’re dating. Those games do nothing to serve you. They keep you inauthentic and stuck inside your head trying to figure out your next play! What I share in The Conscious Love Blueprint are sustainable practices that allow you to not only be yourself in dating, but to actually enjoy yourself! Nothing to memorize or pretend, this is heart-centred work that will stay with you throughout your lifetime.”

 

Diana has also been coined as a Self-love teacher, empowering groups of young women to own their strengths, focus on what they love about themselves and treat themselves the way they desire to be treated by others.

Love Coach Diana Eskander

While Diana enjoys a harmonious relationship with her husband, her past relationships didn’t look or feel quite the same. After three back-to-back relationships filled with struggle, pain and what she calls, “bargaining for their love”, Diana took some time to be on her own and reflect back on these experiences. What she saw was a recurring pattern, “and I was central to it” says Diana.

 

She realized that she wasn’t being appreciated, because she didn’t appreciate herself. Her relationships, which she sees as mirrors to the soul, were reflecting back her insecurities, unmet childhood needs and lack of self-admiration.Diana Eskander

 

So she went on a journey inwards; she learned how to give herself the love she was so desperately seeking in others. She learned who she was outside of a romantic relationship and how to not only enjoy, but savour her time alone. She started appreciating all the aspects of herself, and somewhere along this journey, she met Jack, her loving husband.

 

Diana uses her story to relate to women and inspire them to know that they too can turn their love lives around. By helping them build their confidence and let go of past stories and limiting beliefs, they are empowered to visualize their future relationship and align their visions with their thoughts, words and actions. Simply put, she helps them transform their love lives – and shows them how to have fun doing it!
Ms Eskander’s journey to becoming a Love Coach was born out of her genuine desire to shift the conversation about relationships to a more empowering one. Her mission is to make this area of women’s lives flow with ease and joy, so that they can spend their time and energy on thriving – not worrying about how to navigate their love lives.

 

Interested in a consultation with Diana? Take two minutes to fill out this form

 


Tarek RimanFounder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

As Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency, I have worked with 100+ agencies, SMBs and Fortune 500s. I hold 30+ certifications in digital marketing including AdWords, Analytics, Bing, Hubspot, Woorank, Facebook & Hootsuite.

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I also founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

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JMUCC - Concordia’s John Molson School of Business hosts an annual competition

JMUCC – John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition 2019

The most happening Annual Business Case Competition in Montreal.

Did you know that Concordia’s John Molson School of Business hosts an annual case competition that pits 24 teams of business school undergrads from some of the top universities around the world against each other in a battle of business badass-ness?

 

Since 2009, the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) has brought together some of the best and brightest from around the world to compete in a week-long event that tests their knowledge, skills and performance under pressure.

 

Throughout the week, teams are presented with live business cases to solve using the strategies, techniques and knowledge they’ve gained in class. It’s an opportunity for students to put their hard work into action and get valuable, practical experience. Team solutions are presented to a panel of judges featuring industry specialists and respected business leaders.

JMUCC organizing team

Winning this prestigious competition is a huge feather in any business student’s cap, but even simply participating can be a major stepping stone towards a vibrant career in the business world. Organized by a committee of John Molson School of Business students, the competition also features several networking events and activities throughout the week, so that participating students can mingle, make connections, learn from each other, and begin to build powerful networks that will help them, and allow them to help others, throughout their careers in the years to come.

 

This year’s participating schools come from 13 different countries across 4 continents and include Concordia, University of New South Wales, University of Münster, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, American University of Beirut, National University of Singapore, TU Dublin, Universidad Panamericana and many more.

 

Applications to participate in the 2019 event are currently closed, but sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses and organizations looking to build brand awareness and even recruit tomorrow’s top talent.

Learn more about the JMUCC.

 


Tarek Riman

Founder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

As Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency, I have worked with 100+ agencies, SMBs and Fortune 500s. I hold 30+ certifications in digital marketing including AdWords, Analytics, Bing, Hubspot, Woorank, Facebook & Hootsuite.

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I also founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

Tarek on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter 

Montreal Jewelry maker

Clusterflux Jewelry by Dominique Nicholson

Woman of the Month Feature

Originally from Quebec City, Dominique Nicholson now lives and creates in Montreal. What does she create? Tiny pieces of stunning artwork.

Nicholson is a talented jewelry designer and creator, as well as the founder of Clusterflux Jewelry.

Gold necklase

The road to craftsmanship

Nicholson originally set out to study physiotherapy. “Oh boy! What I disaster! I am not made for school,” she says. With traditional learning environments not fitting her personal learning style and needs, she decided to try something new and enrolled in the Jewelry School of Montreal. There, she discovered the classes were 100% tactile and 0% theoretical. Ideal for someone of Nicholson’s particular brand of talent and drive.

In this unique learning environment, she excelled and absolutely loved working with her hands, creating gorgeous and positively charming pieces. She studied there for three years, with an additional year of study in 3D design, while working as a designer for renowned Canadian jeweller, Ecksand.Dominique Nicholson

 

 

Creating with Clusterflux

Today, Nicholson makes fine jewelry that is a balance between traditional craftsmanship and 3D design. She specializes in custom pieces that have a personal touch, as well as stunning earrings, rings, necklaces, high end body jewelry and more for her in-house collections.

Taking inspiration from the latest trends, Nicholson adds her own flair through the details. Her pieces are typically minimalist, but often with a hint of detail, only visible when looking closely. “Almost like a little secret only you know about,” she says. The result is charming, for sure, but also eye-catching and beautiful, blending touches of industrialism with a delicacy that is truly unique.

 

 

Pieces that last

All of her pieces are made with top-quality materials and using thoroughly studied and practiced techniques to create jewelry that is meant to be worn and loved for years to come.

Working mainly with gold and genuine stones, her emphasis is on quality, but also affordability. Looking ahead, her goal is to continue to create beautiful, eye-catching pieces that are affordable and accessible.

In a field where design possibilities are endless, technology is now catching up with the imagination, making more and more possible. Nicholson is on the forefront of these developments, continually pushing her own limits to create beautiful and original jewelry.

Dominique Nicholson

Where to get it

You can purchase Nicholson’s work through the Clusterflux Jewelry website, and much of her high-end body jewelry at select local tattoo parlours including Adrenaline, Slick Styled Steel and South Beach, St. Jerome. You can also contact Nicholson at info@clusterfluxjewelry.com, if you’re interested in a custom project.

 

Creating with purpose

As of 2019, Clusterflux Jewelry will be donating 2% of its profits to the Fraser Recovery Program in Quebec City. This rehabilitation centre is dedicated to helping youth recover from substance abuse. The donations from Clusterflux will specifically be going towards helping the centre’s clients complete or continue their education. Financial trouble is too often a huge struggle for anyone getting sober, especially youth. The efforts of the Fraser Recovery Program, with the support of organizations like Clusterflux Jewelry, help give them a second chance at bettering their lives.


Tarek Riman

Founder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

As Founder of Cap.TaiM, a full-service digital marketing agency, I have worked with 100+ agencies, SMBs and Fortune 500s. I hold 30+ certifications in digital marketing including AdWords, Analytics, Bing, Hubspot, Woorank, Facebook & Hootsuite.

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I also founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

Tarek on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter