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December / January Client of the Month: Rayana Kalombo

December / January Client of the Month: Rayana Kalombo

Meet Rayana Kalombo, a multidisciplinary artist from Montréal, with a current focus on painting and poetry. In addition, she is a singer-songwriter and founder of Le Royaume Agency, which is a creative development service. Rayana utilizes art to connect people deeper to God, themselves, and their community. Through the use of vibrant colors and an underlying theme of connection; her work pays tribute to her Caribbean background.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Welcome to November! This month holds special significance as it’s often considered a “power” month. As the end of the year draws closer, many of us take the time to reflect on our aspirations and achievements. November is all about taking action and maintaining momentum! Why not seize this moment to think about your future and set a list of goals for yourself? We’re thrilled to offer a diverse range of workshops and events, both online and in-person, to support you in achieving your professional ambitions – one workshop, one event, one service at a time.

Idea to Action in 7 Steps

Idea to Action in 7 Steps

In a workplace landscape where working ‘smarter’ rather than ‘harder’ actually takes a lot of effort, the importance of making wise choices cannot be understated. Whether you’re starting a company from scratch or trying to generate new growth, there are countless decisions to be made on your path to success. Many obstacles to action are emotional. From a lack of inspiration to low self-confidence or being overwhelmed at the volume of work, paralysis is understandable. Read more to find out 7 actionable steps that can help break the paralysis.

November Client of the Month: Adriana Smith

November Client of the Month: Adriana Smith

Adriana Smith is a multidisciplinary artist and graphic design intern residing in Montreal, Quebec. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia/Cyberarts from Concordia University in 2020, where she explored the nexus of art and technology and honed her talent for creating unique and exciting visual work. Currently a flourishing participant in the first cohort of YES’ new CREATE: Career Readiness + Employability Advancement Through Education program, Adriana continues to develop her artistic practice, business acumen, and technical skills as both an artist and graphic design intern at YES and Presentation Matters.

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Welcome to October, a month of transformation and new beginnings! As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, we’re reminded of the natural shift from old to new!
Are you seeking new opportunities or tackling challenges in your career or business? We’re excited to offer a diverse lineup of workshops and events, both online and in-person, to assist you in achieving your professional ambitions.

The Pros and Cons of Remote Work

The Pros and Cons of Remote Work

Until a few short years ago, the idea of working remotely was firmly planted in “must be nice” territory for most employees, with just 20% of people whose work could be done remotely actually working remotely. Fast-forward to the post-pandemic landscape of 2023, and remote work has become the new normal. But, as many employees are fast discovering, remote work arrangements have their pros and cons. It’s worth considering both before deciding what works best for you!

Winners of the 2023 ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator Program

Winners of the 2023 ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator Program

Three months, countless hours of preparation, and one pitch: it all came down to the wire for 8 women entrepreneurs pitching for over $20,000 in prizes at the 2023 ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator Demo Day. The event took place on Thursday, September 29 at Desjardins – Montréal Centre-ville to a packed house of attendees from the Montreal business sector.

October Client of the Month: Nick Meireles

October Client of the Month: Nick Meireles

Nick Meireles is an example of a forward-looking hustler. A man and a groom that in two years has built a business to last! Nick started his business, Kleaniko in August 2021 to provide five-star hotel-quality residential and commercial cleaning services. Prior to this, Nick came to YES for guidance in discovering his true entrepreneurial self. At that point in time, Nick was neither fully aware of his potential nor completely understood his abilities. Find out more about Nick’s inspiring journey with YES.