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The Ambition Theory Podcast focuses on strategies and thought leadership around creating a workplace where everyone is welcome and everybody can thrive and we’re not going to shy away from the difficult conversations.

Ambition Theory: Women in Construction Andrea Janzen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Ambition Theory Podcast focuses on strategies and thought leadership around creating a workplace where everyone is welcome and everybody can thrive and we’re not going to shy away from the difficult conversations.

    Get More Done In Less Time With Nava Ahadipour

    Get More Done In Less Time With Nava Ahadipour

    Nava Ahadipour took part in the first cohort of our Leadership Accelerator For Women In Construction. The most powerful insight for her was articulating what drives her ambition and building her day around that. Nava shares how this simple concept helped her to become more productive, improve relationships, and level up in her career.

    Highlights:


    How to work fewer hours and get more done.
    How leveraging other people's strengths and expertise can take you to a new leadership level.
    How to find more fulfillment at work, take on new challenges and contribute more to your company.

    Links:


    Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/
    Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/
    PCL https://www.pcl.com/

    Connect on LinkedIn


    Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/
    Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Nava Ahadipour https://www.linkedin.com/in/nava-ahadipour-8870b882/

    • 24 min
    Why Women’s Leadership Initiatives Should Start At The Top With Brad Kohl

    Why Women’s Leadership Initiatives Should Start At The Top With Brad Kohl

    Brad Kohl is the President and CEO of Lafarge Western Canada. Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of sustainable construction materials and a member of the global group Holcim.

    Highlights:


    Lafarge's strategy to promote women internally to grow and excel within the company.
    The barriers that women face when entering the construction industry.
    How to shift your mindset to lead change in your company.
    Why we can't rely on the past to predict the future.
    Why Lafarge's women in leadership initiatives are always on the executive team's agenda.

    Links:


    Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/
    Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/
    Lafarge https://www.lafarge.ca/en

    Connect on LinkedIn


    Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/
    Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/
    Brad Kohl https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-kohl-7b607a100/

    • 29 min
    Transformational leadership leads to growth in the construction industry

    Transformational leadership leads to growth in the construction industry

    Years of experience and technical knowledge are highly valued in the construction industry, and today we share a different perspective. Phil Diochon and Jill Tremblay from Verge Technologies talk about how they learned about the industry and grew the company by relying on their transformational leadership skills.

    Highlights


    How you can learn about the industry quickly.
    They are leveraging communication to build morale and strengthen relationships with their clients.
    Having confidence in your leadership abilities can help you figure out any challenge.

    Links:


    Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/
    Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/
    https://www.vergetechnologies.ca/

    Connect on LinkedIn


    Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/
    Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/
    Verge Technologies https://www.linkedin.com/company/verge-tech/
    Jill Tremblay https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-tremblay-466690b9/
    Phil Diochon https://www.linkedin.com/in/phildiochon/

    • 47 min
    How to work with your head up to create opportunities with Lynn Walsh and Melanie Pinto

    How to work with your head up to create opportunities with Lynn Walsh and Melanie Pinto

    Lynn Walsh and Melanie Pinto work at PCL, Lynn as a Project Manager, and Melanie as an Estimator. They shared how they could level up their leadership by making small changes that lead to a big impact.

    Highlights:


    Why keeping your head up and connecting with people is critical if you want to rise to leadership and how to stop working with your head down.
    How delegating tasks to others can build trust and improve morale on your team.
    Why focusing on your behaviour instead of your technical skills can accelerate your path to leadership.

    Links:


    Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/
    Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/

    Connect on LinkedIn


    Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/
    Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/
    Lynn Walsh https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynn-walsh-a9b7602a/
    Melanie Pinto https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-pinto-09aba757/
    PCL https://www.pcl.com/

    • 36 min
    Using your voice and overcoming imposter syndrome with Lisa Fougere and Laura Hynes

    Using your voice and overcoming imposter syndrome with Lisa Fougere and Laura Hynes

    Lisa Fougere and Laura Hynes from Lindsay Construction took part in the first cohort of our leadership accelerator for women in construction. They shared what it was like to take this program, how they could implement what they learned, and its impact on their company.

    I want to say thank you so much to Lisa and Laura for getting out of their comfort zones and coming on the podcast.

    Highlights


    Overcoming imposter syndrome
    How to use your voice to bring value to your company
    Why delegating tasks that you’re really good at is what’s required to get you to your next level of leadership.
    The importance of networking within your own company and how to do it authentically.

    Links:


    Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/
    Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/
    Listen to the podcast interview with Jeremy Tucker https://ambitiontheory.ca/how-men-are-learning-to-be-allies-for-women-in-construction/
    Lindsay Construction https://lindsayconstruction.ca/

    Connect on LinkedIn


    Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/
    Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/
    Laura Hynes https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-hynes-1982062a/
    Lisa Fougere https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-fougere-019443100/

    • 46 min
    The secret to exponential career growth in the construction industry with Jennifer Cross

    The secret to exponential career growth in the construction industry with Jennifer Cross

    Jennifer Cross shares what it’s like when you take 1:1 coaching with Ambition Theory. During her coaching program, Jennifer successfully transitioned into the commercial construction industry. For her the secret to exponential growth started by answering the question what drives your ambition and finding a company that aligns with her personal values.

    We talked about the future of work and how a new perspective on ‘going back to the office’ can change the way we view construction projects.

    Highlights

    - Why Jennifer decided to enter the commercial construction industry 25 years into her career.

    - How to get crystal clear on your long-term career vision.

    - How to network in an authentic way

    - How to attract opportunities

    Links:

    ● Free Report: Imposter Syndrome, If You’re a Woman in Construction, It’s Not All in Your Head http://ambitiontheory.ca/imposter/

    ● Watch the Webinar: Gold Seal Certification And Women in Construction https://ambitiontheory.ca/gold-seal-cert/

    ● Marant Construction https://www.marant.ca/

    Connect on LinkedIn

    ● Ambition Theory https://www.linkedin.com/company/ambition-theory/

    ● Andrea Janzen https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    ● Jennifer Cross https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkcross/

    ● Marant Construction https://www.linkedin.com/company/marant-construction/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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SSPCL123 ,

Fantastic!

I have been absolutely loving this podcast! It has been motivating me to be a more reflective and engaged colleague. If your curious about which episode to start with - I found the episode with Nicole Tanel to be inspiring.

Odyssey gal ,

The Ambition Theory Podcast

Excellent podcast providing much needed insight, encouragement, and practical application into a growing field for women and great opportunity for the construction and trades industries! Thank you, Andrea, for advancing this content!

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