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Hosted by Bart Egnal, President & CEO of The Humphrey Group, Inspire is THE podcast for anyone who wants to influence and lead others every time they speak.

Each episode features a new guest who will share insights, stories and tips on how you can intentionally inspire others, both in work and in life. Our interviews skip the theory and provide you with practical advice to inspire others during every interaction.

This first season includes insights from a former TOPGUN instructor, the CEO of a major North American Port, and our company's very own founder.

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The Inspire Podcast The Inspire Podcast by the Humphrey Group

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Hosted by Bart Egnal, President & CEO of The Humphrey Group, Inspire is THE podcast for anyone who wants to influence and lead others every time they speak.

Each episode features a new guest who will share insights, stories and tips on how you can intentionally inspire others, both in work and in life. Our interviews skip the theory and provide you with practical advice to inspire others during every interaction.

This first season includes insights from a former TOPGUN instructor, the CEO of a major North American Port, and our company's very own founder.

Follow our page so you never miss an episode.

    S2 E26 - How Leaders Can Use Simulations To Foster High Performance With Matt Confer

    S2 E26 - How Leaders Can Use Simulations To Foster High Performance With Matt Confer

    In today's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart interviews Matthew Confer. Matt is VP, Strategy and Business Development at Abilitie. Abilitie develops award-winning corporate leadership development and mini-MBA programs for rising leaders and executives around the world. Their team-based business competitions involve aspiring leaders in an active, learn-by-doing environment.

    Matt and Bart discuss how simulations can build leadership skills, and what leaders can do to create simulations of their own to foster better team performance.

    Here are some moments from their conversation:
    Abilitie- 04:04.6
    What is experiential learning?- 05:31.0
    Simulations- 06:05.4
    Competitive component- 07:29.2
    The relationship between experience/practice and learning- 08:34.1
    Study on student engagement- 08:47.6
    How to manage and develop talent- 11:58.5
    Rethinking 'coaching'- 12:26.4
    Objections to simulations- 13:59.8
    How to get the most out of role plays- 15:38.5
    How to do experiential learning in a team context- 17:00.4
    Common learning themes- 19:07.4
    Look to replicate in-class training experiences like coffee breaks etc.- 20:21.4
    How to do leadership in a virtual work world- 21:45.4
    Bias towards thinking that our choices will succeed- 23:29.6
    Role play worst-case scenarios-24:55.7
    Mistakes to avoid- 28:00.2
    Where to go for more- 30:52.4

    Link to Matt's TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/matthew_confer_before_you_decide_3_steps_to_better_decision_making

    • 33 min
    S2 E25 - Opportunities And Challenges Of Inspiring In A Virtual World With Rick Davidson

    S2 E25 - Opportunities And Challenges Of Inspiring In A Virtual World With Rick Davidson

    At The Humphrey Group we have been hard at work to develop programs that will help our clients communicate inspirationally.

    Right now we are focused on helping our clients answer the question, “how can we amplify our leadership in today’s digital world?”

    The norms are changing, the opportunities are changing and so communication must change too. To delve into these changes on the Inspire Podcast, Bart interviews Rick Davidson. Rick is a Senior Vice President - Banking and Financial Services at CGI. CGI is amongst the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Listen in to learn about what CGI has done to better engage with their employees in this new world of remote work, and the opportunities and challenges remote work possesses. 

    This conversation will definitely help you inspire in your virtual communication.

    Here are some moments from the conversation:
    About CGI -02:25.9
    COVID challenges -06:34.2
    Wakeup call -07:12.8
    Stressful transitions -07:29.8
    CGI challenges -08:09.7
    Investment in tech tools to work from home -08:36.3
    How to deal with loss of connection -10:31.9
    How to support members -11:05.3
    Health and wellness focus -11:44.1
    Making it fun -12:39.6
    More about the people -14:22.1
    Mistakes made at first? -14:54.1
    More work than normal -15:10.5
    Handling childcare -16:52.3
    What causes people doing more work -18:08.0
    Untold demands on leaders -22:31.9
    What paradigm of leadership works in COVID times... -22:42.6
    Business world needs more compassion -24:37.5
    Make it fun -25:16.6
    What do you want to keep from the COVID times? -30:26.1
    Keep the humanity -31:31.1

    • 33 min
    S2 E24 - Speaking with Courage: A Lifetime of Standing up for Equity With Martine Roy

    S2 E24 - Speaking with Courage: A Lifetime of Standing up for Equity With Martine Roy

    A leader's inspirational mindset stems from courage. The courage to speak up and persuade people of what you believe is right. In today's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart interviews Martine Roy. Martine has spent a lifetime standing up for equity. She exemplifies courageous speaking.

    After being driven out of the Canadian Forces for her sexuality, Martine spent her life speaking up for inclusion and the LGBTQ+ community. She was a key plaintiff and advocate in seeking and securing a formal apology from the Canadian government for the purge of LGBTQ+ persons from the Forces, and continues today as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the LGBT Purge Fund.

    In addition, Martine blazed a trail as a co-founder of Pride at Work, and as the creator of ERG groups at IBM Canada. Today she continues to champion LGBTQ+ rights in her work at TD today, where she serves as Regional Manager, LGBTQ2+ Business Development Quebec Eastern Canada.

    Here are some moments from the conversation:
    Introduction -02:34.4
    Martine's time in the army -03:24.9
    Anti gay policies during the 80s -05:49.5
    CF1920 -06:15.5
    Special investigator unit -07:05.4
    Under arrest -08:10.5
    2nd interrogation -10:03.5
    Dishonourably discharged for homosexuality -10:54.2
    80s Taboos -13:28.7
    Therapy -15:03.5
    Intersectionality -15:34.6
    1992 law changed -- but still silence from govt -18:50.9
    IBM -19:42.4
    LGBTQ+ group at IBM -20:05.5
    1953 TJ Watson Policy letter -21:07.9
    "Pride at Work" organization -23:26.1
    The power of the allies -24:22.7
    The vision of Pride at Work -25:08.0
    National Bank -26:05.1
    Employee resource group -27:10.0
    Benefits of employee groups -27:42.1
    Lost time to inauthentic life -27:56.1
    No apology from military -29:22.4
    2014 -- need to do something -30:54.1
    Advice for others -33:29.3

    • 38 min
    S2 E23 - Why Every Leader Should Learn To IKIGAI With Tim Tamashiro

    S2 E23 - Why Every Leader Should Learn To IKIGAI With Tim Tamashiro

    In today's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart interviews Tim Tamashiro. Tim is the author of "How to IKIGAI", along with being a jazz singer, speaker, and radio broadcaster.

    He now however focusses on bringing the Japanese concept of IKIGAI to the world. The term translates to "life's worth", and helps one understand how they can live a more fulfilling life.

    Here are some moments from the conversation:
    Welcome - 02:38.5
    Tim's journey - 03:28.6
    Origin of the word IKIGAI - 04:00.4
    4 directions of IKIGAI - 05:19.6
    Clarifying ideas on IKIGAI - 08:40.5
    Left CBC to self study IKIGAI - 11:26.9
    Figuring out your IKIGAI - 12:30.7
    IKIGAI coach/introducer - 14:32.5
    Young adult career journey - 15:13.3
    The power of the subconscious mind - 17:00.5
    Gap years - 17:43.0
    How to do IKIGAI when dealing with commitments - 18:34.1
    Save up... plan for it - 19:38.8
    Advice on starting to explore - 20:50.7
    How to know when you've found your IKIGAI? - 22:37.5
    Advice on communication.... - 26:52.6
    Do more "You"! - 27:29.2
    Angela Knight's "Do Crew" - 27:49.0
    Tim's IKIGAI - 29:55.3
    Don't defer fulfilment - 31:52.0

    • 36 min
    S2 E22 -Rules For Inspiration From The Political Podium With Demetrios Nicolaides

    S2 E22 -Rules For Inspiration From The Political Podium With Demetrios Nicolaides

    In today's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart interviews Demetrios Nicolaides. Demetrios is the MLA for Calgary-Bow and Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education.

    Listen in to learn more about the rules politicians follow to refine their messaging, how they deal with criticism, and what it takes to inspire their audience.

    Here are some moments from the conversation:
    Demetrios recent political postings -02:44.3
    Reason for having him on... -03:09.8
    The campaign -- what you learned? -04:11.6
    Examples of mistakes -04:55.5
    What helped him get chosen for the cabinet -06:26.5
    Defining a vision helped position him for success -07:25.7
    Having a vision for education -08:48.0
    What shocked you about politics -11:19.0
    Any slip ups? -12:26.9
    Working at The Humphrey Group was great training -12:50.0
    Types of language to use in politics -13:42.5
    Being ready to be 'on' -14:39.8
    How to deal with discrepancies between govts' position and your own -16:12.8
    Re-introducing the "I" in politics -16:55.8
    Polarization -19:26.9
    Humanize communications whenever possible -22:01.0
    Personal attacks? -22:50.6
    What lessons would you share with leaders? -25:25.5

    • 30 min
    S2 E21 - Move Your Body, Settle Your Mind, Improve Your Leadership With Nathania Harrison

    S2 E21 - Move Your Body, Settle Your Mind, Improve Your Leadership With Nathania Harrison

    In today's episode of the Inspire Podcast Bart speaks with Nathania Harrison who is the founder of Saor Studio. Saor is a movement studio where their efforts are grounded in self study, body awareness and mindfulness to help you uncover new possibility within.

    Listen in to learn how you can keep your mind healthy by keeping your body healthy.

    Moments from the conversation:
    How Nathania started Saor Studio - 03:57.8
    Backyard teaching - 06:21.9
    Leaving the dream job - 07:21.1
    Balancing work and family - 08:08.4
    Joyful stress - 08:42.9
    Philosophy of movement and positive stress - 09:32.3
    Movement helped with anxiety and depression - 09:55.4
    Alternative to medication - 10:51.8
    Movement at Saor Studio - 11:26.0
    How does movement help the mind? - 12:04.2
    Explore how we respond to discomfort through movement - 12:18.7
    The mind's response to discomfort - 13:06.0
    Awareness builds strength - 13:37.0
    Learning your response to challenges - 14:06.0
    Awareness is 80% of the battle - 14:51.2
    How to learn from discomfort - 15:25.9
    Rewriting your limiting stories - 16:22.1
    Focus on feelings in the body instead of mind - 17:01.5
    "Courageous confidence" - 20:31.6
    Courage to stay with discomfort - 21:27.1
    Creating a new ability - 22:21.8
    Listening to deeper self to reach full potential - 22:57.2
    Plug section - 26:53.5

    • 30 min

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