16 episodes

An evolution on the Ways We Work publication, this podcast is about how we work, in every sense of the word. In each episode, host Amandah Wood interviews a different guest about what they're currently putting work into. While conversations might often be career focused, they’ll also explore “work” in a different way, how people are putting work into self-development, learning, growth and change. We’re all continuously learning and growing and the hope is that listeners feel both inspired by new ideas or perspectives and also relieved to be reminded that everyone is at different points on different spectrums when it comes to their growth. Artwork by Evin Lachance

Ways We Work Amandah Wood

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

An evolution on the Ways We Work publication, this podcast is about how we work, in every sense of the word. In each episode, host Amandah Wood interviews a different guest about what they're currently putting work into. While conversations might often be career focused, they’ll also explore “work” in a different way, how people are putting work into self-development, learning, growth and change. We’re all continuously learning and growing and the hope is that listeners feel both inspired by new ideas or perspectives and also relieved to be reminded that everyone is at different points on different spectrums when it comes to their growth. Artwork by Evin Lachance

    Acceptance and adaptability in times of transition

    Acceptance and adaptability in times of transition

    Today I'm doing a solo episode sharing some pretty big news and some thoughts on how to bring in more acceptance and adaptability when we're in times of transition. When change enters our life we often try to just carry on with our familiar routines and habits from before, which can feel easier but often end up being more difficult. 

    Content warning: Pregnancy

    Host:
    @amandahwoodWork with Amandah: Coaching Website

    • 23 min
    Bringing your whole self to your career with Prasanna Ranganathan, Diversity & Belonging Leader and Storyteller

    Bringing your whole self to your career with Prasanna Ranganathan, Diversity & Belonging Leader and Storyteller

    On today's episode I'm talking to Prasanna Ranganathan (B.A., J.D., LL.M.) (he/him) he’s worked as a lawyer, diversity and inclusion consultant and lead, speaker, and social media strategist and he is currently the Senior Lead of Diversity and Belonging at Shopify. Prior to his work at Shopify, Prasanna was a human rights lawyer working on international development and justice sector reform programming with the Government of Canada in countries including Jamaica, Mexico and Ukraine. He has over 15 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, working in the legal profession, the entertainment industry, and in tech. He is a Consulting Producer on the 2021 docuseries Born for Business about entrepreneurs with disabilities (currently airing on NBC Peacock and Crave Canada) and an Associate Producer on the 2016 documentary film Dream, Girl about women entrepreneurs that premiered at the Obama White House.

    We talk about what it means to bring your whole self to your career, how storytelling has been a thread throughout Prasanna's entire career and the power that sharing our stories can have. We also talk about defining your own personal definition of success and Prasanna shares why joy and gratitude are key focuses for him this year. Having worked with Prasanna for multiple years I knew he'd be an absolute joy to speak with and he did not disappoint.

    Amandah's Links:
    @amandahwoodWork with Amandah: Coaching WebsitePrasanna's Links:
    @prasran on Instagram@PRanganathan on TwitterPrasanna's website

    • 58 min
    Leadership and personal growth with Loren Padelford, COO at Podium

    Leadership and personal growth with Loren Padelford, COO at Podium

    On today's episode I'm talking to Loren Padelford, COO at Podium. Previous to that he was the GM of Revenue and the VP of Shopify Plus for 7 years which is where we both met. He's also a dad and a self-proclaimed space and physics nerd, as well as an amateur EDM DJ fun fact.

    I met Loren for the first time almost six years ago when I was interviewing for a role at Shopify in Waterloo. And in that time I've been very privileged to learn from him and also witness him grow and evolve as a leader. A big reason I wanted to have him on the podcast is that I know that that kind of growth and personal evolution takes a lot of really intentional work. We talk career, leadership and personal growth and Loren drops a lot of powerful wisdom.

    Amandah's Links:
    @amandahwoodWork with Amandah: Coaching WebsiteLoren's Links:
    @LorenPadelford

    • 58 min
    How I decided to quit my job

    How I decided to quit my job

    In this episode I talk about how I came to the decision to quit my job and the six month process involved to finally make the leap.

    Host:
    @amandahwoodWork with Amandah: Coaching Website

    • 18 min
    Why I can't stop talking about self-compassion

    Why I can't stop talking about self-compassion

    This episode is dedicated to self-compassion and why it's so crucial. I share a blend of my own personal experience and research on how self-compassion doesn't just make us feel better, it also makes us better people and more productive.

    Links:
    Being Kind to Yourself - Hidden Brain Podcast with Kristen Neff: https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/being-kind-to-yourself/Self-Compassion Resources: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#exercisesNew Happy - Near Enemies Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMSNV8kDCar/?utm_medium=copy_linkHost:
    @amandahwoodWork with Amandah: Coaching Website

    • 18 min
    What if this were enough?

    What if this were enough?

    Hello friends, I'm back and we're getting right into it. In this episode I'm sharing my own story: what I've learned since I started Ways We Work all those years ago, and what I've been up to since. But really this is a story about grief, burnout, never feeling good enough and my own journey to discovering just how crucial self-compassion is. This is an adaptation of a talk I gave at a conference a couple of years ago and in sharing that talk I realized just how familiar my own story was for everyone in the room. That's why I'm sharing it here - if I can make one extra person feel less alone in what they're experiencing that feels so worth it to me. If you connected with this episode please let me know on Twitter @amandahwood or on Instagram @coachingwithamandah. Enjoy!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

Caleighlynndavis ,

Great way to start my day

Being mindful of my media consumption, and this is a positive and healthy way for my daily over-breakfast podcast.

Super Fury ,

Thoughtful and interesting

I really enjoyed reading the blog and I'm really enjoying the podcast now :)
All the interesting and thought provoking ideas from the blog, in a fun, casual conversational format

ahart16 ,

Excellent!

Interesting and insightful, Amandah truly is a gifted speaker. Can't wait to hear more!

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