Ottawa politician, media personality Claudette Cain Coulas’ new book
Title: Ladies Take Your Place
Subtitle: Leave Your Mark politically, professionally, and personally.
Claudette Cain Coulas is no stranger to residents of Ottawa. The former politician won five elections and served as the popular, accomplished and dynamic three-term mayor of Gloucester before the regional amalgamation in 2001 that brought Gloucester into the city of Ottawa proper. Since then, Cain Coulas has been busy as an entrepreneur and media personality. Now she adds author to her many accomplishments with the publication of her new “Ladies Take Your Place, Leave Your Mark Politically, Professionally and Personally” that asks women “what is your dream job.” In it, she provides a roadmap to passion, poise and power for women seeking success drawn from her own extensive personal experience.
Known for being feisty and telling it like it is, Cain Coulas remained very visible on the local scene after politics hosting a public affairs show on Rogers community television and “Raising Cain” on CFRA talk radio, while penning a municipal affairs column for the Ottawa Sun. For four decades Cain Coulas has mentored aspiring women and men to a more fulfilled life. Although she recently retired as Justice of the Peace with the Ontario Court of Justice, she remains passionate about helping women achieve the lives of their dreams.
Her step-by-step handbook provides a starting point to pursuing a fulfilled with a roadmap to break the cycles of fear and anxiety that surround moving up in the world—whether that is trying to win an election, starting your own business, becoming CEO or reaching inner peace. Cain Coulas authentic and straightforward narrative explains strategies you can use to achieve your own success, on your own terms, without compromising your integrity or having an arm’s length of degrees.
Her book promises a path to discovering your “why” for aspiring to a life in public office, the boardroom, or courtroom, and the secrets of becoming a trusted straight shooter in your field. She discusses the importance of authenticity in overcoming the skepticism towards female politicians, CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Sheila Copps, the sixth deputy Prime Minister of Canada is a friend and admirer of Cain Coulas and says she is “proud to see more and more strong women leaders making life-changing decisions around the world on a daily basis.” Merle Nicholds, a former three term mayor of Kanata, writes that “Claudette Cain Coulas did it five times and she can help you win your election too…with class.”
Finally, lawyer Natasha Beitman writes that Coulas is “passionate about helping people get exactly what they want in life. Whatever your gig, be it politics, entrepreneur, communications of a simple, peaceful life, Claudette’s toolkit will propel you to amazing heights.”
Cain Coulas is passionate about helping women reach their dream life. She feels strongly that women bring unique and exciting ideas to any decision-making table and are simply more responsive and nurturing when times get tough.
Claudette Cain Coulas hopes that by sharing her public life experiences, challenges and wisdom, she will inspire more women to take the plunge into politics, or be a leader in the boardroom, the courtroom, in the media or in their own business.
As she is now in the “give thanks and give back” business, proceeds of Claudette’s book will be shared with “Women for Mental Health” at The Royal Ottawa and Dawn House, a homeless women’s shelter.