Wide Open Day asks "What does it mean to you to make the most of your day" and "How do you do it." Wonderfully thoughtful creative people share their approaches to their day with host/creator Heather Kelly, as we navigate the 'new abnormal' of work and life due to Covid19 and its effects on our energy, productivity, and priorities.
Episode 8: Menon Dwarka
Menon Dwarka has led music and cultural organizations in New York and in Toronto. He is a composer and a writer, advisor and thought leader, currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company and is Executive Director of Soundstreams. In this episode, Menon shares his thoughts about meaningful connections with people, showing up fully, the art of listening, team building, and his approach to leadership.
Episode 7: Evelyn Cream
Music industry consultant Evelyn Cream shares how important morning routines are to making the most of her day, as well as goals, how she manages tasks, and what she is doing now during Covid19 isolation that she'll want to continue in the future.
Episode 6: Anthony Sargent
Anthony Sargent has been a culture sector leader in many roles including CEO of Luminato Festival Toronto for the last 5 years. Hear Anthony share his thoughts about open curiosity, transformational leadership, how he prepares for each day, sights and sounds of the city, the role of a leader, and so much more.
Episode 5: Jutta Brendemuehl
Jutta Brendemuehl is the Program Curator at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, a director and programmer of the European Union Film Festival Toronto, film curator, she writes on film, media arts, and international cultural relations, and she has a family. In this episode, Jutta talks about what it means to her to make the most of her day, and ideas around less but better, planning, routine and ritual, resilience and resetting.
Episode 4: Ellen T. Cole
Ellen T. Cole held senior roles at Stratford Festival, Harbourfront Centre, TVO in her career, and she "rewired" (not retired) after 15 years as Executive Director of the Miles Nadal Jcc. In this episode, Ellen shares what is making her days meaningful and productive, her perspective on what is different and what is the same during Covid 19 isolation, pacing tasks, keeping connected with others, and staying entertained.
Episode 3: Kendra Fry
Kendra Fry creates multi-faceted community spaces for the common good though her consultancy Creative Collisions, and her work for Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Faith & the Common Good, The National Trust For Canada, and others. Kendra tells us about her think/work process, working from home during Covid 19, how she manages work life and family life, and makes the most of each day.