Christine Blanchette is a nationally published health and fitness/lifestyle writer. She writes a weekly column in Quebec’s second largest English language newspaper, The Sherbrooke Record and freelances for other notable publications. In addition, Christine is the creator, producer, and host of Run With It, which is Canada’s only running, fitness and health show, airing on Novus (TELUS) TV and YouTube channel. Christine’s other show on Novus (TELUS) TV and YouTube channel is The Closing Act, which profiles musicians, and other movers and shakers in the entertainment industry. Christine is a regular contributor for Livid Magazine, NY City, and has written stories for The Seattle Times, The Vancouver Sun, Snowshoe Magazine, Canadian Running Magazine, Huffington Post, Women’s National Post, Optimyz Magazine, iRun Magazine and Get Out There Magazine. When she isn’t busy hosting and writing she is running instructor at the University of British Columbia.
Digital Feature Text 1. If I could give my past self some advice it would be when someone in business says no to you the first time it doesn’t mean it is no in six months time for example. The key is to revisit the client and ask again because you never know it could turn into a yes. The reason as it could be now is the right timing, situation changed and/new business plan. 7. My favorite part is interviewing people from all walks of life. I enjoy the process, prepping for the interview, doing the interview and having it air. It is rewarding to air an interview or print a piece for a magazine and the client is happy with the result. 8. My mantra, believe in yourself always no matter what. There are days and will be days that are challenging but believing in your abilities, skill set, support network and also having a positive outlook in life will help you achieve in your goals. 9. My number one priority when it comes to my career and daily work is to be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner. This is important with the people I interview, stakeholders, sponsors to achieve the end result. 10: What keeps me motivated on a daily basis? Everyday is a new day equals new opportunity to improve in your personal and professional life. Running often keeps me motivated. I like to call it my appointment with myself.
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