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2nd Annual Book Review

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What was your favourite read of 2017?  I have four books I would highly recommend.

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

By far my favourite book of 2017.  This is a 12-week course on unlocking your creativity and finding the artist that is inside all of us.  If it seems familiar, it might be. This book is 25 years old! It is part spiritual journey – part practical task list. If you want to bring more beauty into your life, spark innovation, make a change, have more fun – read this book. I snuck upstairs and did my exercises on a weekly basis sitting on a newly covered dark purple velvet chair and drank in the possibilities of my life.  This course led to the creation of new programs, new blog entries and new clothing for me.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert

Keeping on my creativity kick, I also recommend Big Magic. Warning, I read this book in Los Angeles so this might be the avocado toast talking. It’s about living into your life.  Choosing to do the things you want to do.  Living beyond fear.  I had many “ah-ha” moments reading this book. It’s poetic and poignant and will help you get over your “I’m not worthy to be creative” hang ups.

Expert Secrets – Russell Brunson

If you are in business and you haven’t heard of Russell Brunson you are missing out. This book is perfect for anyone who is or wants to be considered an “expert”.  It’s a guidebook on how to create a following and lead your following to improved circumstances – in absolutely any field.  Seriously, any field. For example, it includes stories of how he became an expert in potato guns and made money making videos teaching other people how to build potato guns.  If you are a leader or want to be a leader – this is a great book for you.

The Average Joe’s Marketing Book – Joe Polish

If you spend enough time with me, I will mention Joe Polish.  He’s a marketing guru and leader of the incredible Genius Network.  This book is essential reading for every business owner.  It’s practical. It’s fun. It will help you get over your fear of marketing. It gives you expert content in a digestible format.  Business owners can no longer afford to delegate their marketing – so why not learn from the best?

Happy holiday reading!


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Team Privacy Training Events

September 17, September 24, October 16, October 24 and November 21

For Primary Care clinics, Children’s Aid and FHTs

Kate trains health professionals from many more primary care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. more details...

Speaking event

October 23, 2019

Osgoode Professional Development – Mental health Certificate

Kate joins the faculty for this training event. More details...

Primary care webinars: Contracts & Communications

September 5 and October 3, 2019, 12 noon

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Our September webinar is about understanding contracts you may be asked to sign, and in Octber our title is Managing incapacity in the workplace.

Full details of the 2019 webinar series and registration here.

Privacy Officer training

November 5, 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 2019

Kate is the program chair for the Osgoode Certificate in Privacy in Healthcare.

This program explores the range of privacy interests that must be protected in the day-to-day treatment of patients, the development of information systems and the creation of institutional policies.More details ...

Advanced Privacy Officer training

December 10, 2019

For experienced Privacy Officers within healthcare organisations.

This one day training course focuses on how to handle difficult privacy situations using real-life (but anonymized) case studies and role-play. Full details and registration here...

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August 7 and September 4, 2019, 10-11am EST

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Whether you're an experience privacy officer or new in the field, pick Kate’s brain for free for an hour, in this live webinar. No charge, but you’ll need to register in advance.

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