Last summer of 2013, we moved our family to our home in Toronto for over 10 weeks. It was a wonderful time for us and the kids – no work, no help, no 3G or 4G. I wasn’t really online much, hence the lack of Toronto stories. Well, here is an amazing one (for me).
I had the opportunity to meet Arlene Dickinson of CBC’s Dragons’ Den during that Toronto stay. We had a long meeting, exchanging ideas and learning about each other’s work and products. I’m sure my Canadian readers all know Arlene. To those who need an introduction, check out some of her episodes on You Tube. Dragons’ Den is a show where entrepreneurs make a pitch for money from venture capitalists or “dragons.” The US version is called Shark Tank.
My meeting with her was memorable. I took away a lot of lessons, such as “how do you know you’re not under-valuing yourself?” As someone who handles her own negotiations, I took this to heart. Arlene is someone I would love to be my mentor, investor, business partner. Arlene was also starting a new online community for Canadian entrepreneurs called You Inc, and she asked to feature me on this site. Here’s how it went.
I was pleasantly surprised to find my interview featured on You Inc this week. The site is a great resource for entrepreneurs. I am under the category of “game changer.” Truly honoured! The photo they used was taken by Mau Aguasin and first appeared in Philippine Star. You can read my You Inc feature here.
And here’s my interview as a “Game Changer” in You Inc.