I live here now.

I live here now:   That’s right – this Torontonian has made the move to the West Coast – Hello, Vancouver!   When I started with Kashoo (almost two years ago now!), I got to get to know Vancouver – the fresh air, mountains, beaches, and SO much good food! As time has gone on, my bicoastal life has definitely been fun, but I’m happy to say goodbye to long hotel stays and a few less 5 hour flights with my new home. With this move comes some other exciting news – I’ve taken on a newly expanded role as […]

Business Travel Tips and Tricks [a post from the Kashoo blog]

It’s been awhile! My latest post on the Kashoo blog helps to explain why. As part of my role at Kashoo, I travel — a lot. I meet with customers, I speak at conferences, I do product demos. In fact, there’s a good chance I’ve met you! (Yes you!) And to the disbelief of my friends and family, I do not fly first class, personal assistant in tow. Instead, I’ve mastered the road warrior ways with a few trusted business travel tips and tricks that can help any small business owner stay sane. To read more, check it out here… […]

Kashoo Survives SXSW

Check out my latest post on the Kashoo blog: Earlier this month, we (along with thousands of other tech entusiasts) descended upon Austin, Texas for SXSW. Representing Kashoo and all things small business accounting software, Kasey and Chris met countless interesting people, sampled some delicious food, and even managed to come back with a few takeaways that we think will get any small business owner pumped to go out there and get theirs… Be the Company You Want to Keep One of Kasey’s favourite sessions was Age of Damage: Be the Company You Want to Keep, led by David Jones. […]

I <3 my customers

If you know me (or perhaps, even if you don’t), you know that I love my customers. They make me so happy, and really make it a joy to come into work at Kashoo every day. Since I get to work with such awesome people (there are very few exceptions, and for that I’m very lucky), there’s nothing better than what I get to do to make our customers even happier! A few months back at IC Opportunities in Chicago, this topic came up amongst this amazing group of thought leaders. The discussion moved to the fact that we all […]

What I’m Reading: I’m Feeling Lucky

Last month, on the advice of many friends, I picked up I’m Feeling Lucky by Donald Edwards. It’s the story of “Employee 59” at Google, and an insider’s view of the early days of the company. Written from the perspective of one of the early marketers at Google, it tells the story of the years between start-up, and household name. In terms of the book itself, it’s an easy read – some technical details, but I found those just added to the storyline (and added an extra layer of interest for those into those kind of thing, like I was). […]

What I’m Reading: The Power of Habit

The summer of reading continues! This week, after much recommendation from collegues, I’ve started reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. While only a third of the way through, I wanted to share some early thoughts. Part One: The Habits of Individuals The timing of this book is perfect. I’ve gotten back into a more frequent training schedule (I’m running my third half marathon in October), so I was definitely in the right state of mind for an inspiring kick in the ass. A lot of the this section is topics you’ve heard before, it’s about replacing bad habits […]

3 questions

My colleague, marketing inspiration, and perhaps even friend (I will have to ask, haha)(eta – I checked, friendship confirmed :)), Saul Colt posted these three questions from Jelly Helm recently. This post has come for me at a good time – a time where I’m realizing how important it is to sit down and really think about who I am, and what makes me happy. It’s so easy to go through things, day-to-day, and before you know it, months have passed and you’re still in the same spot. Discovering what I love to do, what I need to be happy (being […]

Running

This past Sunday, I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon in downtown Toronto. With 22,000 other runners, I headed out on a windy fall morning, to take on a huge personal challenge, one I didn’t even know I wanted to do only a year earlier. To back up a bit, I have never been an athlete, or even remotely athletic. Growing up, I would choose a book over soccer every time, and I did. Towards the end of high school, I started going to the gym, but that was more in vain (I’ll admit), and nothing I’d call physical excellence. […]