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Rae Stonehouse

Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.


Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books:

Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

PROtect Yourself!PROtect Yourself! Empowering Tips & Techniques for Personal Safety: A Practical Violence Prevention Manual for Healthcare Workers.

E=Emcee SquaredE=Emcee SquaredTips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth

You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course. 

Phone Rae 250-451-6564 or info@raestonehouse.com

Rae’s social … are you?

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RaeStonehousehttp://twitter.com/RaeStonehouse

Linkedin? Rae is http://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehousehttp://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehouse

Copyright 2018 Rae Stonehouse. The above document may be freely copied and distributed as long as the author’s name and contact info remain attached.


To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at http://raestonehouse.comhttp://raestonehouse.com.

Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:39

Your New Car

A father said to his daughter: You graduated with honors, here is a car that I acquired many years ago... it is several years old.
But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you.
The daughter went to the used car lot, returned to her father and said, "They offered me $1,000 because it looks very worn out."
Thursday, 06 August 2020 07:33


As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.
It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers.

Not so sure about hacks, but here’s some sage advice.

The question is rather challenging in that you’re asking how to appeal to two different groups. If your main purpose is to appeal to recruiters, in that you are currently in job searching mode, your promotional copy needs to target them. Your promotional copy needs to be crafted so it attracts recruiters, lets them know you are looking for work and what you have to offer.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:06

Shaken... Not Stirred


No, this isn't me it's an irritated young man driving a vehicle and expressing his road rageI won a lottery the other day. Not the kind that puts money in your pocket, the kind that doesn’t take money out of it.

Or so I thought. You be the judge.

ladder on roofWelcome to the first offering in my Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks Series.

Some people seem to learn things easily. Not me, I’ve had to learn many lessons the hard way, hence the reference to the School of Hard Knocks. Yes, I’ve been knocked around more than a few times in my quest for knowledge.

They say that experience is a good teacher. The saying ‘you learn through your pocketbook’ holds true for me. Many of my life’s lessons had to paid for with cash. Money I had to earn elsewhere.

The concept behind these lessons will be that I will share a few short personal anecdotes, then conclude with a teaching point.

Velrose Dr v2This is an announcement advising all my friends, relatives and connections that my family and I will be moving from our home of 16 years to our new location of … well … exactly the same location!

File this one under ‘Absolutely Ridiculous.’

Last week I received a registered letter from the City of Kelowna.


Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:20

Windows 10 Sucks!

Rae's Desk topHere’s the scenario:

My desktop PC decides to display the dreaded blue screen of death. I haven’t seen one for years. After numerous restarts, nothing but blue screen.

The next step was to fire up the laptop to visit Mr. Google to research how to reboot a PC after a Windows 10 crash.

My laptop booted successfully and I was able to locate several pages that offered ‘solutions’ to my problem. And I use the term solutions, lightly.

As I didn’t have a start-up disk or thumb-drive with fix-it technology installed, I worked my way through the other options.

Nothing worked. This necessitated bringing out the big hammer in PC repair … reinstalling Windows 10. Ouch!

Smokanagan 2018: Smoke on the Water, Fire in the HillsOnce upon a time, the hot dry summers of the Okanagan Valley were anticipated by its citizens and tourists from far off lands … well, at least from Alberta. Sun worshippers would travel here to languish in the endless sunshine and take in all the benefits the Okanagan lifestyle has to offer.

That Okanagan summer vacation destination perspective may become a distant memory if the trend of the past few years continues.

The electrical storm of last week sparked at least seven different forest fires in a twenty-mile radius of Kelowna, with more seemingly random fires popping up on a daily basis.

We are a Valley under siege by Mother Nature. The fires and the damage they cause are horrific. Firefighters are staying ahead of this round of the battle and I don’t believe there has been any major property loss i.e. buildings and homes.

Friday, 20 July 2018 15:31

Onwords & Upwords July 20-18

Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!In this edition of Onwords & Upwords we explore my motivation to write Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

The content is derived from an on-line Author interview I recently completed with the Nonfiction Authors Association.

Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:05

The Ten Second Rule

Ten Second RuleCats are known for being extremely agile creatures.

Scientific research has shown that if you push a cat off a fence it will almost always land on its four feet.

And before your mind starts wandering and wondering about that particular fact, I want to let you know that I don't go around pushing cats off fences for research purposes.

However, I have pushed quite a few household cats off our kitchen countertops and believe me, they are not so agile when they go flying through the air.

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