The Unlimited Newsletter

Potential Unlimited

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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January 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 11 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...

Welcome to a brand new year! It's a chance to make a fresh start while building on the foundation of your past experiences. I challenge you to take some time to reflect on who you are and what your gifts are to offer to the world. Are you living your life to the fullest?

My family was recently travelling late at night in the car. My eldest daughter awoke from a sleep and expressed an interest in going to McDonald's for a burger and fries. I told her I think she loves that place so much that maybe some day when she is older, she will work there!

She thought for a moment about what I said, and then my five year old replied, "No, I want to be a plain Mommy just like you!" By the way, this was a compliment! To her, I am not my career or the people I help. I am her Mom, but I also am a caring person who loves her unconditionally. If you were stripped down of everything in your life, who are you? When you know the answer to that question, you can move mountains in your career and your life.

Enjoy the ride!

Carey-Ann Oestreicher
Chief Engagement Officer
Potential Unlimited

p.s. For the month of January, I am offering FREE 15-minute consultation calls to learn if working with me as your coach is right for you! Contact me at to set up a time. I'd love to hear from you!


How to Use Intentions to Achieve Your Goals in 2015!

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Last January, I tried a new way of goal setting for the year. This was in addition to the traditional business planning that I think is important for all leaders to do. But, I have also learned that this type of MBA business planning can take you only so far (speaking as a MBA grad myself!).

Throughout my life, I have always been very driven. I am goal oriented and work with laser focus to achieve what I set out to make happen. But about five years ago, I noticed there was something missing in the way I went about my work. Sometimes, it felt like I was trying too hard. Exerting too much effort, and trying to control situations that were actually left better out of my control. So last year, I experimented with intention-setting as a way of accomplishing my goals and I felt this was very effective. It also reduced my stress considerably.

Interested in finding out how to use intention setting to achieve your goals? Read more                                                                        


Now is the Time For You to Work With Me As Your Coach!Image2

There is no better time than the new year to think about making changes and fresh beginnings. But, we know new year's resolutions often fall by the wayside as we return to old habits and become too busy to make the changes we really want to make.  Working with a coach is a great way to make changes stick. It will challenge you to reflect, and take action in a way that feels right for you. It also adds the consistency of regular sessions to help you keep up with new routines or continue to develop your growth in key areas.

I do the majority of my work with corporate clients, helping develop leaders and high potentials. But, I also take on some life coaching clients when the fit is right. When I talk to people before we begin coaching, we discuss details of the process and what benefits they can expect to receive from our relationship.

If you feel that working with me as your coach may be of interest, please read on to learn more about the transformations you can expect to occur and details on the process. Read more.



Quote: "
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change." Taylor Swift, singer


Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.

Recipient of Top 40 Under Forty Award and Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.

Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.

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