Each week, TELUS Talks with Tamara Taggart will bring exclusive conversations with experts and influencers making a difference for Canadians right now. From health and wellness, to community, to social responsibility, we’ll share stories, bust myths, provide simple and practical tips, and deliver information of value to Canadians.
Build a business and change the world: Lane Merrifield
CBC Dragon, tech entrepreneur and Club Penguin creator, Lane Merrifield is back to talk about how to be a successful entrepreneur and make a difference in the world at the same time. Lane believes the best business ideas have social innovation at the core, are born from change and crisis and are critical to Canada’s economy. He also gives our listeners insider advice on how to get from idea to execution, while sharing stories of his own beginnings.
Rethinking elder care in Canada: Dr. Samir Sinha
Dr. Samir Sinha is the director of geriatrics at Sinai Health in Toronto and a passionate advocate for seniors. He shares some sobering stats about the effect COVID has had on seniors and a new survey that reveals more than half of Canadians say the pandemic has changed their opinion on where they want to age. Recently, doctors have become proficient in delivering virtual care, giving seniors more options to live at home longer, so the time to rethink elder care is now.
Finding happiness in human connection: Pete Bombaci
Pete Bombaci is the founder of the GenWell project, a movement that aims to help people understand that human connection is the single most important thing we can do for our happiness. It’s obvious the pandemic is robbing most of us from true connection - from seeing loved ones in person, to interacting with co-workers, even chatting with a barista. However, one of the most powerful outcomes of our collective situation is that we’re learning how to use technology in more positive ways to stay connected.
The psychology of a pandemic: Dr. Steven Taylor
Psychologist and author Dr. Steven Taylor has been studying the psychological footprint of pandemics and sees strong parallels between the Spanish flu from 100 years ago and COVID-19 today. Dr. Taylor shares his insights on the problematic behaviours and mental health challenges we’re seeing now and could see in the future, but he also outlines the promise of post-traumatic growth, which could mean many of us come through this pandemic feeling a greater sense of resilience.
Playing big with Tara Mohr
Tara Mohr is a groundbreaking women’s leadership expert, certified coach and the celebrated author of “Playing Big”. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Goop and in the New York Times. Tara shares what it means to play big in life, even when we’re in the middle of a pandemic. She discusses the messy phase of transitioning from one life stage to another, and how powerful this moment can be when you have the practical skills to make the right changes.
The 4 things you need to know this flu season: Dr. Nowak
Between the flu and COVID-19, Canadians will be hit by a double wave this fall. Dr. Dominik Nowak is a national leader in primary care and health strategy and lead physician for the TELUS Medical Advisory Council, helping organizations across Canada create a proactive pandemic response. Dr. Nowak emphasizes the importance of the four simple actions we can all take to stay well, save lives and reduce stress on our healthcare system.
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Insightful & Actionable 💫
Tamara does a fantastic job of making the incredible insights from her top-notch guests not only relatable but also actionable. 🚀 A must-listen for anyone (especially Canadians) looking to upgrade their health and life! 💚
Not a fan of Tamara
Tamara is such an annoying interviewer. She talks in fragments of sentences, doesn’t seem to be able to put a coherent sentence together. Too many um’s, ah’s, you know’s, etc. She talks too much and interrupts her guests.
Note to the host
Excellent content and impressive guests, but the host keeps interrupting and speaking over the guests, especially during the conversation with Dr Bonnie Henry. Please let your guests finish their sentence before jumping in.