If You Want To Finish Strong, Go Together


If you Want to Finish Strong, Go Together. That was the theme of the TED Talk that Tim and I delivered at the Advocis National AGM & Symposium held in Saskatoon, SK. Our version was a slightly different take on the African Proverb, “If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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Protect yourself like the kings of old…


Well summer is finally here. My favourite part is all the green; the grass, leaves and of course Gainer’s eyes!? As an avid fan, my family and I attended the season home opener of my beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders. I am sure the fans reaction to Gainer’s makeover caught the marketing team off guard. A night full of the unexpected including a 2-hour game delay because of summer storm.  It was a late-night driving home and my family all fell asleep in the car. 

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Just Jump


Every summer, my husband and I along with our two sons take a week-long vacation to Jan Lake, SK. This location has been a family favourite for more than 20 years and yet somehow, there was a spot on the lake I had never seen before.

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The 4 Pillars


While on vacation recently I had a moment, while sitting 10,023 Feet atop the Haleakala Summit watching the sunset, to ponder and reflect. I was excited to be thankful for that special moment in one of our favorite places in the world with some of the most special people in our lives.

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Home is where you make it


Home is where you make it. I often casually remark that Saskatoon is just a big small town. We all know “somebody who knows somebody”.

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What's your story?


On May 1st I had the opportunity to share our family business story at the 1st Annual Family Business Excellence Dinner, hosted by Family Business Association Saskatoon. This is the organization that was birthed out of the former Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE). Sutton Financial Group was named the Canadian Family Business of the Year for CAFE in 2016, which was a huge honour for my parents as we celebrated their years of success in business.

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Imagine this happening to you…


Imagine this happening to you… You wake up one morning to discover that you are dead. Well, not actually dead. Yet, your local newspaper reports your death and runs your obituary.

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Can’t this wait?


The NSBA Business Builder Awards were held on March 20th and it was an incredible night with many examples of “Persevering to Possibilities” (which was the theme for the night). My business partner, Andrea Hansen, co-hosted the event with Brenda Nowakowski of JNE Welding, and they were outstanding.

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Is part-time advice killing your money?


Each year, the Suttons, Starks and Hansens all pack up their families for a partner retreat and we head north to Elk Ridge Resort, a true Saskatchewan gem, for a weekend getaway. It is a very rewarding time for our families to connect and enjoy some of the great winter activities Saskatchewan can offer.

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Words of Advice


What are the things you want your kids to know? What lessons could you share with your team at work? No one needs to wait until they are in a rocking chair to share their Words of Advice. We don’t know who might need to hear our message right now!

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Here’s why averages are dangerous…


My grandfather, John (Jack) Sutton, passed away on October 11th last year, at the age of 94. My grandmother, Hazel, is also 94 years old, and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in December. While we will miss Grandpa a lot, we are grateful to have had so much time with him.

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Will your grandchildren know?


Once upon a time… Stories impart wisdom. And stories get passed on. Will yours?

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