Recommended Resources

Canadian Executive Coaching – is your solution for executive coaching and professional development for Canadian senior executives, managers, department heads, top sales people and leaders. Serving a wide range of industry, government and not-for-profit organizations, CEC offers one-on-one coaching to improve performance, provide personal support, and reflection. Based on a whole-person model that recognizes each leader’s different skills, passions and abilities – Canadian Executive Coaching will help you reach your full potential as a leader and as a person. We also are a resource for human resources, talent management and personnel teams with professional development for their executives, managers, and other leaders. @CDNExecCoach

Customer Service Seminars – How to Give Great Customer Service – These seminars are for every area of industry, government, sales, or not-for-profit organizations. Learn the general principles to sharpen and expand your customer service solutions and then learn the special insights to apply to your particular area of business or government. Challenging, encouraging and fun look at this vital area of serving the public with great customer service. @stratseminars

Discover Your Oasis – Hope for the Weary Caregiver – Coming in 2017, this book is on the subject of compassion fatigue. It is a resource for those in the helping professions such as social workers, nurses, teachers, doctors, and other careers that focus on caring for others. It is also a helpful resource for those who care for a loved-one who suffers from a chronic or debilitating condition. This book is co-authored by William S. Cook, Jr., M.D. and Grant D. Fairley. @SilverwoodsPub

Dr. Bill Cook, M.D. – Dr. Cook is a board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Mississippi with offices in Jackson and Natchez. His practice serves adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship problems, grief issues, substance abuse including opioid abuse and dependence. He is the co-author of a book on aging and retirement, and is also a contributor to a book on concussions, TBI, and PTSD. Coming in 2017 is a book, “Discover Your Oasis – Hope for the Weary Caregiver co-authored with Grant D. Fairley. @DrWilliamSCook

Dr. Blair Lamb, MD – Understanding and treatment of pain conditions affecting people of all ages with special focus on fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, whiplash and more. Extensive articles on different pain topics. The “War on Pain” video series explains some of the most common pain conditions and how to treat them for best results. Home of the Lamb method of using spinal BOTOX® to treat low back pain and many other chronic pain conditions. @DrBlairLambMD

Harcote Industries Limited – Online supplier of digital audio recorders and systems, cameras and other technologies to enhance productivity featuring Olympus and Plantronics products.

Holiday Inn & Suites Ambassador Bridge Hotel Windsor, Ontario – Award winning, newly renovated Holiday Inn & Suites in Windsor with 214 rooms. Ideal hotel accommodations in the Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan area for your next stay. Indoor pool, conference and special events facilities located near the Windsor / Detroit Ambassador Bridge. Great for the business traveler or for families visiting the area or passing through Windsor Ontario when you need a hotel to call home. See our Kids eat free program! Sports teams welcome.

McK Consulting Inc. –  Strategic Seminars group offering seminars on motivation, relationships, sales skills, seminars on how to give great customer service, publishing through Silverwoods Publishing and executive coaching through Canadian Executive

Silverwoods Publishing – Books for business and life. Upcoming releases include a books on cottage life in Muskoka, customer service, leadership, team-building and sales training.

Spinal Solutions  – Do you have back pain? Revolutionary treatment program for persons with chronic lower back pain and disk herniation using US, Canadian, Australian and UK patented method of application of spinal BOTOX™ . If you suffer from chronic low back pain, Spinal Solutions is your next call. Alternative to traditional back

Strategic Seminars – Workshops and seminars for corporations and groups covering topics on Business, Health, Leadership, Motivation, Relationships, Team Building, seminars on how to give great Customer Service and more. Flexible to help corporations and groups of all sizes and with different budgets. Special focus on leadership and group development services for corporations. Seminars offered in the U.S. and Canada. Contact us in Chicago, London, Windsor or


Updated 2nd Edition! Journey back to a time to the Muskoka of small family cottages through the stories of what it was like to spend your vacations at a family cottage on Mary Lake near Huntsville and other places in the Muskokas. Beginning with the family renting a cottage in the 30’s through the purchase of land and then building the cottage in the 50s, the Cowans, Meusers and Fairleys all became part of the story of the lake just as the cottage became a rich part of their life story too. These first-hand accounts reflect both a bygone era and the new world of cottaging in some of the most beautiful places on Earth. For those who remember those rustic days – you will warm to the happy memories of cottage life in the 50s & 60s & 70s. The stories continue through the development years of 80s & 90s. The tales continue up until 2004. Pull yourself up by a fire at the cottage to read this book. If you are not at the cottage, this book will take you there through these enchanting memories and stories of the people and places of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

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