Warren Macdonald's Blog

November 2, 2015

By the time you need to draw on your resilience; it’s too late…

I live in Alberta, Canada. You may not know this, but  Alberta is Canada’s oil province; kind of like Texas is for the US. When oil prices first started tanking, I asked friends in the industry […]
February 19, 2014

Perception: Your first step towards building Resilience and Overcoming Adversity

It never ceases to amaze me how deep the rabbit hole goes when it comes to perception. To how, what and why we see what we see… You don’t need me to remind you of […]
November 25, 2013

Climbing out of Addiction and Depression

Imagine for a moment that you’re skipping through a mountain meadow; the sun shining on your beaming face; a gentle breeze blows on your cheeks so that you are not too hot; not too cold. […]
October 23, 2013

Inspired by Nature

I spent a few days in Toronto recently, and while I loved the energy of being in a big city, something interesting happened when I took a shortcut through a tiny park beside St James’ […]
June 28, 2013

Creating through Crisis: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

If you fly as much as I do I’m sure you’ll be with me on this. From the time I leave for the airport, I just want to get the show on the road. Once […]
April 16, 2012

What a Leader Looks like

People often ask me who my heroes are, expecting I think my response to include perhaps a famous mountaineer, a sporting legend; or some other historical figure. I see the look of recognition in their […]
December 28, 2011

What will you create in 2012?

Instead of a resolution, I’ve got a prediction for 2012. It’s going to be “interesting”. What does “interesting” look like? It depends. I spent a lot of time this past year working with my friend […]
September 15, 2011

Emmanuel Kelly has the X-Factor

Get the Kleenex ready… This is not just the story of an incredibly inspiring and brave young man. This is also the story of an incredible woman, Moira Kelly, who has continually shown in her […]
April 22, 2011

In Celebration of Earth Day…

March 29, 2011

The Moth at the PEN World Voices Festival: What Went Wrong?

Tickets now on sale for The Moth at the PEN World Voices Festival: What Went Wrong? Details are: When: Saturday, April 30 Where: The Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., New York […]
February 14, 2011

Wheelchair travel Tip No: 1

We could all use some travel tips from time to time; those of us who use some kind of mobility aid more than others. So, in the interest of sharing best practices I present the […]
February 14, 2011

Join Seth Godin in creating change and a new reality for book publishing

If you’re interested in change, as I’m guessing you are, you’ve probably heard the name Seth Godin. I’m an unabashed fan; suggesting that when a new book becomes available, you run; not walk, to get […]
February 4, 2011

The Badass Project- Your Personal Invite

February 3, 2011

Climb for Change and Win

OK, it’s shwag time! Mt friends at Climb for Change have got together with my friends at Outdoor Research to bring you a competition I think you’re gong to like. Here are the details: Win […]
January 26, 2011

Do you see The Power of One?

A guy named Scott Lewis made my day yesterday. Scott and I have never met, and in one telephone call he solved an issue that’s been plaguing me for THREE WEEKS. The short story goes […]