7 episodes

They’ve mastered change and uncertainty. They’re disruptors and innovators by necessity. During these challenging COVID times, they can teach us a lot about living and leading better. People with disabilities are talent that we don't regularly see or hear from — Anna-Karina Tabuñar brings us their stories.

A podcast about strength in difference, diversity and inclusion, More Talent Untapped is made possible by our sponsors RBC and EARN - the Employment Accessibility Resource Network, an initiative of United Way East Ontario.

[Image description: “More Talent Untapped” logo and the profile of a white faucet on a purple background. Several white tiles with purple icons pour out of the tap. Each icon represents a disability, including a wheelchair in motion, a service dog, hands signing, a brain, a person with a cane.]

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More Talent Untapped Anna-Karina Tabuñar

    • Documentary
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

They’ve mastered change and uncertainty. They’re disruptors and innovators by necessity. During these challenging COVID times, they can teach us a lot about living and leading better. People with disabilities are talent that we don't regularly see or hear from — Anna-Karina Tabuñar brings us their stories.

A podcast about strength in difference, diversity and inclusion, More Talent Untapped is made possible by our sponsors RBC and EARN - the Employment Accessibility Resource Network, an initiative of United Way East Ontario.

[Image description: “More Talent Untapped” logo and the profile of a white faucet on a purple background. Several white tiles with purple icons pour out of the tap. Each icon represents a disability, including a wheelchair in motion, a service dog, hands signing, a brain, a person with a cane.]

https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast

    Howard Sonnenberg

    Howard Sonnenberg

    We met some of the cast from Talent Untapped. Now we hear from one of the crew members. Howard Sonnenberg was the sound engineer for the film. He had a bout of fame (or infamy) after two very public mental health breakdowns – his adventures as he calls them. Howard opens up about job seeking, disclosure and his tools for maintaining his mental health.
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast

    • 19 min
    Paul & Cathy Wing

    Paul & Cathy Wing

    When award-winning videographer Paul Wing received a life-altering diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, he was forced to stop doing the work he loved. He dove into new hobbies and distractions, channeling his passion through a different lens.
    Because of his symptoms, he can’t plan ahead, so he makes the most out every able moment. He and his wife Cathy embrace the uncertainty and find ways to face the challenges of disability together.
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast

    • 14 min
    Jan Wong

    Jan Wong

    How do you deal with work and low-grade depression, like a lot of us are feeling right now with COVID-19, isolation and uncertainty? How can simple acts of kindness change your outlook? Canadian writer and mental health advocate Jan Wong shares her daily practice. She also talks about racism from an Asian perspective.
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast

    • 20 min
    Sharon Singh

    Sharon Singh

    She’s discovered the secret sauce to high-performing teams. Sharon Singh has built a career out of fostering intentional inclusion. She shares some of the real office challenges and rewards of hiring someone with a disability.
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast
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    • 21 min
    Ahmed Abukar

    Ahmed Abukar

    Ahmed Abukar faced a heap of rejections before landing his dream job at Canada’s largest bank. Ahmed happens to be blind, Black and Muslim – and he hopes to be the new face and attitude of banking. In this episode, we talk about micro-aggressions, disability and getting around as a blind person during a global pandemic.
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast

    • 18 min
    Talent Untapped

    Talent Untapped

    Welcome to More Talent Untapped. We kick off this special series with a young job seeker, a seasoned professional, an executive leader, and a frontline worker. What do they have in common? Disability. Their stories are woven in this abridged audio version of the documentary film Talent Untapped.
    The full documentary is available for private screenings. Visit: http://annakarinatabunar.com
    Download the transcript: https://www.annakarinatabunar.com/podcast
    Original film music by Erin Saoirse Adair: https://www.youtube.com/user/erinsaoirseadair
    Anna-Karina Tabuñar is an award-winning storyteller, communications strategist and community advocate. She focuses her expertise to help organizations build more inclusive workplaces.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fairlady73 ,

Great story telling!!

As a former journalist Anna-Karina and her team have produced beautifully crafted episodes that highlight a segment of our population that isn’t being used to their full potential. Very interesting and eye opening discussions.

Inclusion lady ,

Director

I listened with great intent to all of the inspirational stories and noted how resilient everyone became through the relationships they built. We need to be mindful to support all persons living in our society.

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