Beyond the Checkbox is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ryan Todd, a clinical psychiatrist, award-winning filmmaker, and founder/CEO of mental health tech startup, headversity. The goal of the show is to help listeners future proof their organizations through stories of innovation and progressive leadership that pertain to mental wellness at work, where they’ve gone above and beyond checking the box. This is accomplished through Dr. Todd diving into hard-hitting topics of mental wellness in the workplace with some of the world’s top business leaders, executives, and technologists that are leading exemplary initiatives.
Episode 31 | Shaping a Better Tomorrow | ft. HRD Mental Health Panel
A special episode of Beyond the Checkbox took place live at the HRD HR Mental Health 2021 conference on May 11th, where Ryan had the opportunity to moderate a panel that included Nabeela Ixtaban, EVP of People & Corporate Affairs at Walmart Canada, Sandy McIntosh, EVP People & Culture and CHRO at TELUS, and Sapna Mahajan, Director, Genomics and Society and Genome Canada. This group of powerhouse leaders discussed how to shape the workplace of tomorrow by building a strong foundation for mental health and employee wellbeing.
Episode 30 | The Lifelong Journey of Mental Health | ft. Rob Vanstone
Rob Vanstone is a Sports Editor and Columnist with the Regina Leader-Post, where he is well known for covering the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team. On Bell Let's Talk day in January of 2021, Rob disclosed to the world that he has been suffering from mental illness for much of his life, living in the shadows of stigma, where it took years to even admit to his wife what he was going through. Rob discusses his mental health story, how he's lived with anxiety and depression, and how it's impacted him since disclosing to the world.
Episode 29 | How Employee Experience Has Emerged as a Focal Point | w/ Gethin Nadin
Gethin Nadin is an award-winning psychologist and employee wellbeing expert. His book, titled A World of Good, saw him travel around the world and glean lessons from what organizations are doing - or not doing - when it comes to engaging with employees...
Episode 28 | The State of the Union of Workplace Mental Health | w/ Dr. Bill Howatt
Dr. Bill Howatt joined us nearly one year ago, early in the pandemic, and spoke about the effects he anticipated COVID-19 would have on workforce mental health. Now one year later, and on the cusp of releasing his new book, "The Cure for Loneliness",...
Episode 27 | Smashing Mental Health Stigma | w/ Rob Stephenson
Rob Stephenson is the founder and CEO of FormScore and InsideOut LeaderBoard and has had personal experience living with bipolar disorder, where he was first diagnosed at the age of 30. Rob lived through mental health stigma throughout his career, where...
Episode 26 | The life of a physician during a pandemic | with Dr. Rahim Kachra
Dr. Rahim Kachra has been instrumental on the front lines of the healthcare system during the COVID-19 struggle, training physicians at Foothills Hospital to help when cases surge and supplies are limited. Dr. Kachra joined us on the podcast in the...
So well done!
Amazing conversations, funny and professional. Definitely one of my favourite podcasts.