Kristen Harcourt is a keynote speaker, emotional intelligence coach and leadership trainer who’s on a mission to humanize work and transform leaders. She interviews progressive CEOs, strategic HR leaders and forward-thinking experts who are passionate about leadership development and creating positive work cultures. You will leave these conversations with fresh ideas, new perspectives, actionable ways to grow as a leader and tons of inspiration ⇢ Learn more at www.kristenharcourt.com
If You're Not Uncomfortable, You're Not Leading with Dr. Melanie Peacock
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Melanie Peacock, who has over 30 years of experience as a Human Resource Management professional, is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, past president of the Faculty Association and runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting.
Melanie is a published author of various best-selling HR books including The HR Professional’s Guide to Change Management and Understanding Human Resources Management, 1st Canadian Edition. As well, Melanie is an active and sought-after local and national media commentator, having done over 150 interviews in the past few years. Melanie was presented with HRD’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in the HR Industry at the Canadian HR Awards. As well, in 2021 and 2020 she was named to HRD magazine’s list of the top 100 HR global professionals and was acknowledged in HRD magazine’s 2017 Hotlist as one of the top 30, most influential HR practitioners in Canada.
Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) at the University of Alberta, her MBA from Western University and her PhD from the University of Calgary.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/DrMelaniePeacock
Being a Consciously Inclusive Leader with Dr. Steve Yacovelli
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Steve Yacovelli (a.k.a. “The Gay Leadership Dude”) who is the Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC, a leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, Florida, USA but with affiliates (“TopDoggers”) throughout the globe.
Steve and TopDog provide guidance and solutions in leadership and organizational development, change management, diversity and inclusion consulting, instructional design, and custom e-learning creation. Whether it be through providing keynotes and facilitating leadership development programs for Fortune 500 companies like The Walt Disney Company, Bayer AG, or accenture, to providing one-on-one coaching experiences for groups like IBM, Covestro, and The Public Library Association, or creating engaging, effective training solutions for various delivery formats for folks like Tupperware Brands Corporation, The Ohio State University, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Steve is passionate about helping others be their best selves, in and out of the workplace.
Steve holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Educational Policy & Leadership Development from The Ohio State University, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. His current, award-winning and critically acclaimed book, “Pride Leadership: Strategies for LGBTQ+ Professionals to be the King or Queen of their Jungle” “came out” in June 2019.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/DrSteveYacovelli
Connecting Human-to-Human at Work with Sonya Law
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Sonya Law. Sonya is the Founder of SL Human Resources Consulting. She received her Human Resources Degree from Deakin University and completed her Teaching Degree with Monash University and recently obtained her MBA, providing opportunities to work and study abroad in Europe and Asia.
Sonya has recruited thousands of people and has a talent for getting the right people on the bus in the right seats. She has created positive, inclusive workplace cultures in Telecommunications, Government, Pharmaceutical, Water Utilities, FMCG and more recently Mining and Construction for Sullair (Hitachi Group Company) where she achieved an innovation award in 2020 for solving society's problems for social connectedness during the pandemic. In 2020 Sonya started her own business to spread her wings and pursue her passion for consulting. She now helps companies develop their human resources, achieve cultural and strategic alignment and high performing organizations.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/SonyaLaw
Own Your Company Culture with Bretton Putter
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Bretton Putter. Bretton is an expert in company culture development who is consulted by companies and leaders worldwide to help design, develop and build high-performing cultures. He is the CEO of CultureGene, a culture leadership software and services platform. Prior to founding CultureGene, Bretton spent 16 years as the Managing Partner of a leading executive search firm based in London working with startups and high-growth companies in the UK, Europe and USA.
Bretton has written two books on the subject of company culture. Culture Decks Decoded was published in 2018 and Own Your Culture: How to Define, Embed and Manage your Company Culture was published in September 2020. He also writes a popular blog on culture-driven companies and is a sought-after speaker.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/PodcastBrettonPutter
Increasing LGBTQ Inclusion at Work with Elena Joy Thurston
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Elena Joy Thurston. Elena is an inspirational LGBTQ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation - which is dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ community. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 40,000+ times and landed her media and speaking opportunities with ABC, CBS, FOX, Boston’s First Event, Seacoast Wellness Series, and THRIVE.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/PodcastElenaJoyThurston
Transforming Hearts and Minds with John Baldino
For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with John Baldino. With 29 years of human resources and leadership development experience, John’s passion for setting contributors and companies up for success is still going strong. John is a keynote for US and International Conferences where he shares content and thoughts on leadership, collaboration, and innovation, employee success, organizational design, and development as well as inclusion and diversity. John is, also, the proud dad of three amazing young adults.
John founded Humareso to strategize with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/JohnBaldino
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Aside from having been interviewed by Kristen for this podcast, I genuinely enjoy tuning into her episodes! They’re well thought out, carefully considered and yet they flow so naturally. The content is always full of nuggets to consider, and it’s clear that she’s passionate about sharing wisdom. Listen to a few, and you’ll be hooked!
Leadership for the 21st Century - Humanity Driven
Always inspired from listening to Kristen and her humanity driven guests. Alain doesn't disappoint, can't wait to get his book and learn more :)
Founder, Life Works Well
Everyone wants to be inspired by a leader that they can learn from, grow with and be excited to create with. Kristen's podcast shines a light on these leaders. Leaders who are passionate, engaging and not afraid to challenge the status quo. Kristen is also one of these leaders who truly make a change in lives, work and the world. Incredible guests and fantastic dialogue. Thank you!