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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.

The Ambition Theory Podcast Andrea Janzen

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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.

    4. How to motivate your employees with a simple question

    4. How to motivate your employees with a simple question

    Why are my employees not taking initiative right now? Why are they not stepping up to the plate? Why are they not motivated? On this episode of the Ambition Theory Podcast I talk about my Forbes article where we discuss motvation and how to unlock your employee's hidden potential.

    The article mentioned in this episode was originally published on Forbes.com. You can read the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/07/01/how-to-motivate-your-employees-with-a-simple-question/#5d0ab38865ba 

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 7 min
    3. How to capitalize on social capital with Amelia Merrick

    3. How to capitalize on social capital with Amelia Merrick

    Amelia Merrick is studying for her PhD at the University of Toronto. In her research, she is looking to answer these big questions: “How do we support young people’s transition into life-giving work?” “How do we learn to think critically about and for our work?” “What is the role of the workplace?” “What is the role of post-secondary institutions?” “What do we do to make it more likely that work enables us to do and be what we have reasons to value?”

    In our conversation we discussed how social capital can give you opportunities others may not have access to, how to recognize your privilege, and how to create trust and pass on knowledge in your organization.

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 34 min
    2. How to bridge the education gap with Charles Milton, CEO of Bursity.org

    2. How to bridge the education gap with Charles Milton, CEO of Bursity.org

    I met Charles Milton about a year ago, and the thing that stood out to me about him was this desire that he has to help people. He wants other people to succeed, and to help them overcome whatever barriers are in the way of them moving forward in creating the success that they want. I am so honoured to consider him one of my friends and that he came on the podcast to share his story with you. He is the founder and CEO of Bursity, which is a company that is bridging the education gap, and getting more students the money they need to pursue higher learning.

    Charles Milton is the founder of Bursity.org, and is a community advocate and social entrepreneur dedicated to helping marginalized demographics improve access to post secondary education. A recent graduate of Nova Scotia Community College, in the Data Analytics and Information Technology, he is the recipient of the 2019 Business Innovation, and Alumni Rising Star awards. He landed on the idea of Bursity, North America’s largest database of financial awards exclusively for marginalized students, when he realized he had the skills and life experience to address such a big problem.

    Listen to Sylvia's interview here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1-how-to-have-open-honest-conversation-around-blacklivesmatter/id1455263707?i=1000485213957

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 38 min
    1. How to have an open and honest conversation around the #blacklivesmatter movement with Sylvia Parris-Drumond

    1. How to have an open and honest conversation around the #blacklivesmatter movement with Sylvia Parris-Drumond

    In the inaugural episode of the Ambition Theory Podcast, I sit down with Sylvia Parris-Drummond, CEO of Delmore "Buddy Daye" Learning Institute. I am very grateful to have people like her in my life, as we had an open and honest conversation about the #blacklivesmatter movement and learned about the black community in Nova Scotia.

    Previously the Diversity at Work Podcast, 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. The rebranding of the podcast reflects the rebranding of my company, which was previously Andrea Janzen Professional Coaching, and is now Ambition Theory.

    To learn more about Sylvia's work and for resources: https://dbdli.ca/

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 43 min
    19. How Fathers Can Give their Daughters a Better, Brighter, Fairer Future with Michelle Travis

    19. How Fathers Can Give their Daughters a Better, Brighter, Fairer Future with Michelle Travis

    On this episode of the Diversity at Work podcast, we are sharing a special episode in honor of Father's Day. I sat down and talked with Michelle Travis, who is a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and the authour of the book, Dads for Daughters. In this interview we talked about practical things that fathers of daughters can do today to make the workplace better for women, so that when their daughters get to the workplace their daughters can thrive and can more easily get into a leadership postition if that's what they want. 

    Unfortunately, today in the workplace the gender gap is real, and the progress that we're making is very slow, and if we don't speed things up, things are not going to be different for the next generation. Today, even if you tell your daughter she can be anything she wants when she grows up, the truth is it will be harder for her, especially if she wants to be in a leadership role. 

    The reason I'm sharing this today is to give fathers very practical tools to take to their workplace right now and implement them in order to have an impact and create a place where everyone can thrive, including their daughters. 

    Learn more about Michelle's book: https://michelletravis.net/dads-for-daughters/

    Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-a-travis/

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 43 min
    18. How to prepare for a job interview

    18. How to prepare for a job interview

    In this episode of the Diversity at Work podcast, we are talking about preparing for a job interview. I actually started out as a career coach – I could see all of these amazing skills that they had, but they couldn’t see it for themselves let alone convince someone else in a job search process that they were capable of doing the job. A lot of the interview prep I saw online was very scripted. But when you’re rehearsed and just saying a script you can’t connect authentically with people. And let’s be honest that connection during an interview is what gets you the job. People decide based on feelings and then they justify their decision based on qualifications. The other problem was – no matter how many potential questions we brainstormed, there was always one that we never thought of that would stump someone.

    Listen to this weeks epiosde to find out how to make yourself stand out from other candidates in an interview. If you want more resources or coaching contact me on our website: https://ambitiontheory.ca/contact/

    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreajanzen/

    Or on Instagram: @andreajanzen or @ambition.theory

    Buy an Ambitious Every Day Journal Here: https://ambitiontheory.ca/product/ambitious-every-day-journal/

    • 21 min

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