How do we create environments where people thrive, achieve and want to stay? Post-pandemic, it is important to knock down the stigma and stereotypes that surround mental health. We need to get comfortable talking about and dealing with humanity in the workplace. Human first, brave spaces bring out the best in people, promote effective teamwork and drive top level performance. Join us for approachable conversations with leaders who demystify the tough topics and share practical advice for today’s changing workplace.
Episode #16: Elmer Hildebrand
“I’ll retire when it becomes work.”
That’s what CEO and President of Golden West Broadcasting,
Elmer Hildebrand says whenever anyone asks him when he’s going to retire. Now the question is not unreasonable, considering he’s 86 years old. But he still continues to love what he does and with 40 radio stations and 20 online portals, he does a lot! But what was the recipe for his success, considering it all started with one small AM radio station in Altona back in 1957? And how is AM and FM radio still viable in 2023? According to Elmer it all comes down to investing in people and the communities where you are. He thinks it’s a pretty simple business. So, listen, hear for yourself and enjoy.
Episode #15: Kiirsten May
“Our mission is to make marketing better”.
“Our social purpose is to inspire the social consciousness of
Kiirsten May said both of those things about the company that she
co-owns with Alex Varrichio, Uphouse Inc. A marketing and public relations agency providing services to clients in all different sectors and she is our guest today. Kiirsten is an award-winning copywriter, brand consultant and co-author of The Proximity Paradox (co-written with UpHouse co-owner Alex Varricchio). She and Alex have proven to be some amazing humans doing some pretty amazing things.
Just 6 years ago, they risked doing their own thing and now, 37
employees and counting later, there’s no doubt that the “way” they are doing things is resonating with their employees and the clients they work with. But not only that, even the Advertising Association of Winnipeg is taking note. This year, Uphouse Inc. received 6 of their Signature Awards for their work with Inland Fine Furnishings, Wildlife Haven and TECHNATION. They also received runner up honours for the work they did with Anne Mulaire and the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council.
The list of positives, when it comes to Uphouse Inc, is long and
we’d prefer to let you learn more about it from the story that Kiirsten tells in this episode of “Mental Health for Performance”. Take a listen and enjoy.
Episode #14: Janice Filmon
“The whole thing was just an adventure from the beginning.
Except that in the centre of it all and what it’s about is people. It really is. It’s about people, it’s about relationships, about how you treat others and to this day I would still say that.”
The Honourable Janice Filmon DID say that and you are in
luck because she has a lot more to say than just that, in this episode of “Mental Health for Performance”.
She was Manitoba’s twenty-fifth Lieutenant Governor – only
the second woman to hold the post in the province’s history. She is married to former Premier of Manitoba, The Honourable Gary Filmon, they have four children, plus many grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was born and raised in Winnipeg. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home
Economics from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a social worker with the Children’s Aid Society before finding her true calling in the voluntary sector and she was inducted into the Order of Manitoba in 2007 and the Order of Canada in 2013!!
She is so many things – but perhaps the greatest thing about
her is that she is real and she truly cares about making a difference.… and you will FEEL that when you listen.
Episode # 13: Janet McMahon
Janet McMahon is our guest today. She is also Sport
Manitoba’s President and CEO but when you sit down and chat with Janet – I get
an overwhelming sense that she is simply an amazing woman, passionate about
sport and doing all she can to use her 3 decades of experience in it, to make
it better for us all. She leads with a knowledge that if we start looking at
the human side of people not JUST the performance – the performance side comes
with it because people choose it.
So how do you get people to choose excellence, to work
alongside you, to find joy in accomplishing things, to motivate without
overwhelming, to stay focussed and through it all to enjoy what they’re doing?
Well, if you want to know, then listen to Janet McMahon. An episode we get to
share with you thanks to Pinnacle. Your recruitment firm that has been proudly on the job for
the past 20 years.
Health for Performance”. Enjoy.
Episode #12: Adrienne Leslie-Toogood
What an incredible season of guests here on our Mental
Health for Performance podcast, and we convinced the incredible person behind
this entire podcast project, Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood to sit down and look
back at it all. There are so many take-aways from the stories we’ve been able
to gather and, in this episode, we’re asking Adrienne to put HER ears and eyes
to them and give us HER “take” on the thoughts shared.
Her insights here are perceptive and helpful and give
leaders of any kind and in any field some tangible ways to make a real
difference to the success of those that you have in your care. And, if you are
reading this and have come this far, then get comfortable and enjoy listening
to a game changer herself, Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood.
Episode #11: Dave Angus
“Success for me is defined by impact. Whether it’s impact in
the community, impact at Johnston Group or impact in individual’s lives. How
can I provide a positive impact, is how I would define success.” – Dave Angus,
President of Johnston Group.
What an incredible perspective on success. He measures it by
how he impacts others. The true essence of a leader. There is so much to learn
from Dave Angus and all you have to do is listen. Dave is willing to share all
that has enabled him to have a positive impact as a leader, on those who follow
him and in turn, be part of the great success that is Johnston Group.
Thank you to Pinnacle, your recruitment firm that has been
proudly on the job for the past 20 years, for being on board with “Mental
Health for Performance” and making it possible to get stories like this to you.