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with Renee Guilbault
In this episode titled "Boosting Your Career & Making Your Mark", food industry consultant Renee Guilbault, author of A Taste of Opportunity, shares the importance of having a P-Bod (Personal Board of Directors) to support career pathways along our imperfect journey.
Renee Guilbault is a veteran food-industry consultant with expertise in large-scale, global, multi-unit food and beverage operations. Before launching her consulting firm, Essayer Food Consulting, she held leadership roles at Pret A Manger, Bon Appetit Management Company at Google, Compass Group, and Le Pain Quotidien where she was instrumental in developing revolutionary menus and executing high-volume strategies all over the world. Additionally, Renee held a role on the Los Angeles Food Policy Council Leadership Board and its Coordinating Committee for five years in support of her commitment to a more just and sustainable food system for all and has worked as a Board Advisor to both regional food system projects and private sector efforts.
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with Dr. Shainna
In this episode titled "Protecting Your Mental Wellness", we chat with mental health clinician, educator and advocate Dr. Shainna Ali about the importance of designing healthy boundaries in our lives, the importance of self love and positive self-talk, and the steps we can take to bring ourselves out of mental health challenges on a regular basis.
Dr. Shainna Ali is a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to highlighting the important role of mental health in fostering happiness, fulfillment, and overall wellness. She is the author of The Self-Love Workbook, The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, and Luna Finds Love Everywhere, and the owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions, a counseling and consulting practice in Orlando, Florida. In her practice, she uses a strengths-based approach that empowers clients on their journey of self-love. Within the field of mental health, her areas of expertise include exploring identity and culture, fostering emotional intelligence, healing from trauma, and utilizing creative counseling methods. When she isn’t working, she invests in her self-love by practicing yoga, spending time with her loved ones, teaching dance, or exploring the world.Dr. Ali enjoys advocating for the importance of self-love and mental health at workshops and presentations, in the media, and through her Psychology Today–hosted blog, A Modern Mentality. She serves on the board for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, has been named 30 under 30 by her alma mater, The University of Central Florida, highlighted as an emerging leader by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and honored with the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award by the Florida Counseling Association.
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with Nathalie Amlani
In this episode titled "How to Show Up Authentically", photographer Nathalie Amlani offers tips on how to tell your story more authentically, along with insights on how showing your true self allows others to connect with you on a deeper level throughout personal and work interactions.
Nathalie Amlani is a Brand photographer, creative director, soulpreneur, podcast host and founder of Pictonat Photography. She empowers entrepreneurs to go from uncomfortable to comfortable in front of the camera, and then together strategically create at least three months of magnetic visual content from just one photoshoot. Nathalie has helped over 100 entrepreneurs showcase the beauty of their brand inside and out... resulting in an increase in visibility, scaling leads, deepening connections and opening the door to new possibilities.
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with Premier Caroline Cochrane
In this episode titled "Realizing Your Leadership Potential", Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane shares how she realized her own leadership potential, why she is passionate about encouraging women to take up more space in politics, and how she accomplished gender parity in her own government in Northern Canada.
Caroline Cochrane was re-elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Range Lake. Ms. Cochrane was first elected to the 18th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly in 2015. During the 18th Assembly, Ms. Cochrane was also elected as a Member of Cabinet and held the positions of Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, Minister of Public Works and Services, Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. After a Cabinet shuffle on April 4, 2018, Ms. Cochrane was appointed as the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, and retained the portfolio as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. Ms. Cochrane was also a member of the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly.
Ms. Cochrane is especially proud of her work, through successful engagement with residents, to restructuring the philosophies, policies, and programs of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation into attaining overall goals to assist residents to obtain, retain, and maintain their homes. As well, Minister Cochrane led the work to begin the implementation of the first 9-1-1 service in the NWT and continues to lead the Campaign Schools for Women to promote and support women being elected to all levels of government.
Ms. Cochrane is of Métis descent, holds a degree in Social Work, and has twenty years’ experience in administration and direct service provision within accredited agencies that support high risk families. She has developed and facilitated workshops on topics related to parenting, child development, a variety of “train the trainer” and facilitation/service provisions. She has also trained community health workers to conduct developmental assessments for children.
Ms. Cochrane and her partner, Rory, have a blended family of adult children and one grandchild. They look forward to their future generations enjoying the benefits the north has provided to them both. She is excited to be able to work towards ensuring a healthy, prosperous, sustainable future for the generations to come.
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with Dr. Amanda Freeman
In this episode titled "Moving Beyond Low Wage Work", we speak with Dr. Amanda Freeman about the upsetting trends being seen across North America for women and girls in low wage work, the cyclical setbacks that women face, and the ripple-effect that low wage work has on the advancement of girls and women generationally.
Amanda Freeman is a sociologist with research interests in poverty, social policy, qualitative methods, gender, family and education. She was the co-recipient of a Presidential Award for Early Career Scholars from the Russell Sage Foundation for 2017-2019. The award supported the production of her book manuscript for Getting Me Cheap: How low wage work traps women and girls in poverty, based on interview data that explores the experience of low-income parents pursuing higher education in the United States. Her current work explores work-family conflict for low-income mothers.
Amanda is also public sociologist who translates her research about the struggles of low-income families into news articles for media outlets including the Atlantic. In 2013, she received the Dentler Award from the public sociology section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in recognition of “exceptional research and writing on the challenges facing low-income single mother-headed families and communication of research and its policy implications to a broader audience.”
At the University of Hartford, Professor Freeman teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Social Welfare and Inequality. Amanda is also a board member of the National Center for Student Parent Programs.
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with Coco Brown
In this episode titled "Gender Diversity in the Modern World", Coco Brown shares insights on how women can more successfully make the jump from middle management to the senior leadership team, and tips to sustain the journey along the way.
Coco Brown is the Founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Athena has helped thousands of leaders grow and advance in their executive careers, and has brought over 400 women to corporate boards from growth stage private companies to name brand public companies. Coco has personally worked with hundreds of top leaders, CEOs and boards to evolve modern leadership. She’s served on ten commercial and non-profit boards and advisory boards, and has led two notable companies (Taos, acquired by IBM, and now Athena). She is part of Nasdaq's Governance Insights Council, and is often called on to share guidance to the evolving focus and breadth of responsibility within the Modern Boardroom.
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