Want to make work better for yourself and those around you? This is the podcast for you! People at Work is a series of conversations with individuals leading change to create extraordinary workplaces. We get real about common workplace issues like engagement, teamwork, leadership, and culture, and discuss practical ideas for making change happen. We’re people at work!
Overcoming organizational challenges [Recap]
In this episode, we’re looking back on our previous conversations about challenges most organizations face and how to overcome them. We spoke with industry leaders including Presidents, Founders, and CEOs about the challenges of change management, showcasing vulnerability, and making moves towards building better workplaces.
Continue listening to learn more and see what tips you can adopt at your organization. We hear from the following leaders:
- Robert Kohlhepp, Former Chairman of Cintas
- Dr. Grace Lee, the CEO & Founder of Mastery Insights
- Ebony Smith, the President of Ebenum Equation
- Matt Thieleman, the Founder of Golden Bristle
Cultivating culture through change [Recap]
It's no secret that workplace culture has undergone dramatic changes in the last couple of years, and is continuing to do so as we redefine what this means to us. In today's episode, we revisit our conversations with industry experts including Doctors, founders, Culture officers, and owners.
Listen to how we can design organizational culture to lead change, what it means to build a welcoming culture that supports Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, and how you can build a culture based on relationships and not fear.
Our guest round-up today features:
- Jason Richmond, Founder and Chief Culture Officer of Ideal Outcomes
- Shayna Pond, the President of Model Teaching
- Dr. Steve Yacovelli, the Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group
- Dr. Grace Lee, CEO & Founder of Mastery Insights
Elevate your employee experience [Recap]
Employee experience is often a topic that’s nebulous and hard to wrap your head around. It starts from the moment someone applies to an open position, and lasts till their departure from the company.
In today's episode, we share tips from past guests on how to enable trust, transparency, and meaningful work, so leaders like you can elevate the employee experience your organization offers. Hear from:
- Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber
- Megan Purday, the Marketing Manager of Canadian Payroll Services
- Peter Yawitz, Founder of Clear Communication
- Maryna Shkvorets, a Public Speaking & Communication Coach
[Replay] Prepare for change with Liz Lewinson
What’s your relationship with change? Do you welcome it with open arms or avoid it like your worst fear?
If you’re Liz Lewinson, you seek it out as a way to grow and expand your life experience. Liz went from writing to television to computer science to finance IT, and is still looking for ways to change.
The one constant that prepares her for change is a still mind. By practicing some form of meditation, Liz believes we can surf through even the roughest life swells.
In a world that’s ever-changing, the more prepared we can be, the better. Liz shares her experiences of moving through big and small changes with curiosity.
She also talks about how a life of meditation has given her the tools to enjoy change as an energy boost, not a drain.
I’m certain Liz will help you approach change more wholeheartedly, starting with your mind.
Communication for clarity and collaboration [Recap]
Communication doesn't mean talking louder than your introverted peers. In today's episode, we return to our previous conversations with communication experts, some of whom are life coaches, managers, and CEOs. We tap into why it's important to improve communication in the workplace and how this affects relationships and collaboration. We also explore the ways to do communication right.
Join us to unpack how workplace harmony isn't just about being nice, and other facets of this intricate topic. We hear from the following guests:
- Libby Robinson, Managing Partner at Integral
- Dr. Nicole Tschierske, positive psychology coach
- Dan Manian, Co-founder and CEO of Donut
- Catherine Gillespie, Managing Director of Workplace Harmony Solutions and Workplace Conflict Resolution
[Replay] Manage stress with a deep breath with Nicole Mixdorf
Stress is part of daily life, even more so with the ripple effects of the global pandemic, social injustice, and political unrest. While there’s a lot swirling around all of us, shaking us to the core some days, we can manage this stress.
Nicole Mixdorf has experienced the damaging effects of stress firsthand. She left her corporate career that was literally making her sick from stress, and started a wellness business to help busy professionals take care of themselves.
Nicole helps her clients understand their own stress response, and then teaches them how to take control of it. Whatever the cause of the stress, the first step to getting in the driver’s seat usually involves taking a deep breath.
Doing this not only gives us space between stimulus and response, it helps introduce more oxygen to the brain (70% in fact!) and that opens us up to be more calm, receptive, creative, and in control of our own emotions and physical state.
In this episode of People at Work, Nicole talks about a few simple tools that she uses to control stress, and turn each chronic stress state into an opportunity. Nicole leads us through a breathing exercise (bonus content!) and her key tips on how to change your mindset to “what can I do?” versus “what can’t I do?” when faced with stressful situations.
If you’re listening for yourself, Nicole’s simple approach will help you immediately. If you’re listening as a leader trying to help your team cope with stress, Nicole’s here for you too with thoughts on how best to support your people. Either way, just breathe.
A great podcast!
I really appreciate listening to this podcast with the wonderful hosts, Bev Attfield and Dustin Tysick!
As someone who is very interested in the future of work it was insightful to hear from such a wide perspective of guests and topics, for example Enrique Rubio (Hacking HR) and Heather Odendaal (WNorth).
I was very honoured to be a guest on the show and to talk about one of the topics I feel very passionate about - top sharing.