This is a show for you, the enthusiastic leader and entrepreneur who is committed to engaging and building authentic connections with your team – because you see the whole person. With tips and interviews with likeminded leaders we hope to motivate you to take action, and engage, connect and lead consciously – creating a culture of gratitude and value which radiates through your business. Ultimately showing you that when you show up with intention you create a space for your team to show up fully and confidently – enjoying the work they do with you.
Episode 13 - Inspiration is Infectious
Inspiration drives passion in the work you do. And your passion can inspire others - your team, your clients - bringing everyone together to support a common goal. This week I challenge you to think about what inspires you, talk to your team about what inspires them and to bring your passion to work, every day. You'll find your inspiration is infectious, creating stronger bonds, and stronger teams.
Connect with Ashlee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 12 - Think Again with Paul Nazareth
Think Again! In this conversation with Paul Nazareth, VP Education & Development, CAGP, we open up about leadership, personal growth and challenging our own beliefs on what we think we've always known. As leaders and members on teams we need to challenge our assumptions, set boundaries for ourselves and be curious about it all. Take a listen and let me know - what do you need to rethink?
Paul Nazareth has worked in Canada’s philanthropic sector for over 20 years. Currently, Vice President, Education & Development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), and was previously Vice President at the charity CanadaHelps. Paul has been a philanthropic advisor with a national wealth management firm in a trust company and spent 15 years working with charities like the University of Toronto and Canada’s largest network of Churches. Paul is on the board of several charities and on the Advisory Council of Carleton University’s Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program. He serves as a lead faculty for the Master Financial Advisor in Philanthropy (MFA-P) program with the Knowledge Bureau, and is a frequent instructor for the tax and advisor community through organizations like CPA, Advocis and Estate Planning Councils. He frequently speaks on television and radio on the power of personal philanthropy in Canada.
Episode 11 - How your upper limiting beliefs are holding you back in business with Dot Rock
You started your business for a reason but now you are letting so many limiting beliefs stand in the way of your vision. Sound familiar? In this week's Teams with EDGE episode with Dot Rock we discuss the stories we all tell ourselves about what we can't do, how hard it is and why as business owners we must recognize these as just stories so we can scale and grow our business and get back to our zone of genius.
Be curious. Do the Work. See what is possible.
Dot Rock is a CPA, HR Professional and business strategist who helps business owners focus on their passions and leave the minutiae of accounting and HR to the experts. After earning her BA in Accounting, Dot worked for KPMG International as a financial statement auditor and passed the CPA exam. She served in many top level Finance Director roles and worked in public accounting with Fortune 500 companies before realizing that her true passion was people, not being lost in spreadsheet land. Accounting and HR aren’t rocket science… but Dot was briefly the business manager of a rocket engine test facility. She then became an HR Director and now uses her combined experiences to help businesses thrive. Small businesses often fail because managing people and finances aren’t their jam. This is where Dot excels. With a firsthand understanding of scaling and growth, she works her magic by finding patterns, implementing systems, and interpreting behaviors at work. Dot can truly help you connect the DOTS. In her spare time, Dot is passionate about Crossfit, outdoor adventures and flying. She’s dynamic and vibrant in every way and will help your business be the same. She also writes a blog: oxygenfirst.com - encouraging everyone to focus on their needs and desires first, before taking care of others.
Connect with Dot:
Facebook: dot.rock.consulting (facebook.com/dotrockconsulting)
LinkedIn: dotrock (linkedin.com/in/dotrock)
Episode 10 - 5 Benefits to an engaged team!
This episode is all about taking action and carving out the time and space to engage and develop connection with your team now. Put aside all the resistance and excuses and focus on what is possible and what you can do to improve this important business and human function.
Plus there are real "business" benefits to an engaged team
1. Increased Productivity
2. Talent Retention
3. Client Satisfaction & Retention
4. Decreased Absenteeism
5. Increased Profitability
Episode 9 - The importance of "Water Cooler Talk" with Alicia Wood
In this week's Team with EDGE episode my guest, Alicia Wood from Camp Fuel and I discuss bringing back Water Cooler Talk and why these connections are so important for teams and engagement. We all know COVID has changed how we work with our teams BUT we need to not let this continue to affect connection.
Learn the common mistakes we are making which are hindering connection and how to build connection on a consistent basis. Listen in to find ways you can bring back water cooler talk and connectivity to your team today.
Alicia is the founder and CEO of Camp Fuel Inc. a wellness company that empowers individuals and teams to achieve their goals through movement, play, mindset and community. She’s a speaker, corporate wellness consultant as well as a fitness and mindset coach. She loves helping leaders create inclusive, engaging environments so that employees can feel empowered to step up and thrive in the workplace. She provides simple, action-oriented strategies to help teams boost mental and physical health, imagination, creativity and innovation so they can accelerate performance. Alicia is the host of the top-rated podcast, “The Fuel Your Fire Podcast with Alicia Wood”, she’s an experience creator, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, facilitator and consultant.
Episode 8 - Your team are your greatest brand ambassadors with Julie Cole
Julie Cole, Co-founder and Senior Director of Mabel's Labels shares her leadership tips to help entrepreneurs and leaders start to empower their teams, retain great talent and build a team of ambassadors who believe in the work they do. Set aside your ego and surround yourself with smart, creative, empowered people and you will see your business thrive!
Insightful practical thoughts for real world leaders
Today’s workforce has changed in ways that will shape workplace relationships in years to come. Leaders need to be more that bosses. Creating meaningful connections with teams who are working remotely or in a mixed environment is going to be an essential leadership tool. Listen in here for tips on how you can lead your team into the future.
Leadership... it’s essential. I love Ashlee’s perspective
Teams, families, culture, communities. Great conversations for those passionate about creating real change.
We can all relate to the leaders Ashlee describes in this first episode. We all have leaders that stand out for positive reasons and for negative reasons. This podcast will hopefully inspire more leaders to reflect on their leadership skills and make changes that will benefit their team members, their business and themselves!