47 episodes

Originally called "Uncanceled & Unplugged" this podcast was conceived at the outset of the Covid crisis in North America. Being a conference designer I knew a lot of people who had expected to be speaking at events in the subsequent months having them canceled or postponed. So I launched the podcast to provide them with an alternative platform.In August, several months into the pandemic, it was clear that most event organizers had shifted to virtual events and no one was getting canceled anymore.So the podcast has now become "Here Comes Everyone". The name reflects the huge variety of guests we've had in the last few months and the intention to focus a bit more on issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

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Originally called "Uncanceled & Unplugged" this podcast was conceived at the outset of the Covid crisis in North America. Being a conference designer I knew a lot of people who had expected to be speaking at events in the subsequent months having them canceled or postponed. So I launched the podcast to provide them with an alternative platform.In August, several months into the pandemic, it was clear that most event organizers had shifted to virtual events and no one was getting canceled anymore.So the podcast has now become "Here Comes Everyone". The name reflects the huge variety of guests we've had in the last few months and the intention to focus a bit more on issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

    DEI- Logue Episode Four - Diversity Pioneer and Author Peter Trevor Wilson discusses how to make genuine progress with DEI

    DEI- Logue Episode Four - Diversity Pioneer and Author Peter Trevor Wilson discusses how to make genuine progress with DEI

    Since before he developed the concept of Human Equity and wrote the book The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization in 2013, Peter Trevor Wilson has focussed on making lasting fundamental change in organizations.

    Having discussed the murder of George Floyd and the trial of his murderer in previous episodes, Peter is the ideal final guest of 2021 as he reflects on how to make the changes we have seen begun in the last year stick in organizations.  It is now more than a year and a half on from the murder of George Floyd after which many employers made bold public statements committing to greater equity and it is important that we explore how to ensure those commitments result in actions that produce lasting change.

    As with all my conversations with Peter his many years experience, deep humanity and wisdom mean we sometimes stray a bit from our planned discussion - but one thing you can be sure of is time with Peter is always well spent.

    To contact Peter and find out more about Human equity, visit his new site at https://www.humanequityadvantage.com

    • 37 min
    Grief, Gratitude, Grace Episode Four: Grief at Work with Expedia's Sam Lillemoen

    Grief, Gratitude, Grace Episode Four: Grief at Work with Expedia's Sam Lillemoen

    Having been inspired to host this podcast by the response I received at work to tragic loss (and by my friendship with my awesome co-host Sarah Hines), I urge you to listen to this important conversation with Sam Lillemoen.

    Sam lost his husband Brad suddenly two years ago.  While leadership and many colleagues at work were very supportive, Sam still found himself struggling with grief while at the same time having to perform at work and interact with a wide range of people.  Feeling alone, isolated and useen in his grief at times he decided to launch a "Friends of Grief" group modelled on the Affinity Groups for DEI at Expedia.   He was overwhelmed by the response.

    You see those who grieve at work are not really alone - it is such a common experience and through Friends of Grief Sam was able to connect with others living after loss - of loved ones, work, health, pets - and those wanting to support colleagues in these situations. Conversations began, sub groups formed and friendships were made.

    Grief is not an event, it is a journey and one that we don't need to travel alone.  Friends of Grief stands as a tribute to the memory of Brad and also shows how an individual can take the initiative on grief and create a community that brings comfort to so many grieving in the workplace.

    • 36 min
    DEI-Logue: Conversations in DEI - Episode Three. Leadership & Sustainability with Marilyn Johnson

    DEI-Logue: Conversations in DEI - Episode Three. Leadership & Sustainability with Marilyn Johnson

    Marilyn Johnson is Senior Director Sustainability at Clarivate and was recently named by The American Energy Society as one of the top 500 Global Sustainability Thought Leaders.

    Marilyn and her work are great examples of how DEI is increasingly influencing thought and action in other functions across the organization.  While the impact of DEI is perhaps most obvious in HR related areas such as Talent Management or Employee Wellbeing,  Marilyn explains how it has become a core principle guiding sustainability at Clarivate.

    Sustainability and Diversity both share a common characteristic - to be effective they can't be a function bolted on to the organization, they have to inform all activities in the organization.  They are thus natural partners in organizational transformation and culture.

    This is a thought provoking, stimulating conversation that invites listeners to think more expansively about DEI to drive lasting change.

    • 33 min
    Grief,Gratitude, Grace Episode Three: Finding Meaning and Purpose After Tragedy with Mike Cameron

    Grief,Gratitude, Grace Episode Three: Finding Meaning and Purpose After Tragedy with Mike Cameron

    Six years ago Mike Cameron's girlfriend was murdered by her ex-boyfriend who then took his own life.

    In this raw conversation we discuss this event and its aftermath and how Mike found the strength of purpose to carry on.  He shares his memories of Carissa and the day when everything changed.

    Mike's journey is testament to the power of gratitude and grace in the face of grief and his continuing work to end violence against women and teach men to turn from anger to empathy in the face of life's challenges stands as an ongoing memory to Carissa.

    Both Sarah and I were so grateful to Mike for sharing his story with us and we hope you find his vulnerability and strength as inspiring as we do.

    • 36 min
    DEI-Logue - Conversations in DEI. Episode Two - Everyday Inclusion with Maureen "Mo" Berkner Boyt, Founder, The Moxie Exchange

    DEI-Logue - Conversations in DEI. Episode Two - Everyday Inclusion with Maureen "Mo" Berkner Boyt, Founder, The Moxie Exchange

    The last two eighteen months have seen an explosion of interest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in employers across North America.  This has often been characterized by bold statements by corporations committing to creating greater equity both for employees and for the communities they operate in.

    But you can't do diversity by declaration - it requires concrete action by leaders and colleagues on a daily basis.  Given the workload most of us struggle with, it can seem daunting to many to have to now account for diversity in our everyday actions.

    Small wonder then that so many employees are choosing to become part of "The Great Resignation" driven in large part by a feeling that they no longer belong with their existing employer.

    It is this challenge that Maureen Berkner Boyt addresses through her company The Moxie Exchange,  that empowers everyone to become more inclusive and create a culture of belonging.

    In this conversation Maureen and I discuss the six fundamental skills leaders need to make inclusion a reality and drill a bit deeper into three of them - Listen Deeply, Stay Curious and Consciously Include. You'll hear how you can have the information you need to be inclusive at your fingertips when you need it rather than rely on your memory of a training course you may have taken a few months ago.

    You can find out more about Maureen and her company at https://themoxieexchange.com

    • 35 min
    Grief, Gratitude, Grace: Episode Two - Discussing her cancer journey with Jennifer Hollington

    Grief, Gratitude, Grace: Episode Two - Discussing her cancer journey with Jennifer Hollington

    Grief is not just about when you lose a loved one.  We experience grief whenever we face loss, something many have experienced during the pandemic - whether this be loss of job, status, financial security, routine, human connection, or loss of health.

    In this episode we explore grief as an aspect of living with a serious health diagnosis with Jennifer Hollington as our guide.  Many people came to know Jennifer as I did through her daily blog that she began immediately after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  In it she records the day to day experience of living with cancer,  her treatments, her thoughts about her changing world.  

    Jennifer's ability to face the reality of her situation head on and communicate her emotional, professional and health journey has been an inspiration to many and it was a privilege to have her join Sarah and I as she shared her thoughts on issues such as:

    The initial shock of diagnosis and her response
    The role of community in providing support
    How gratitude helped her overcome adversity
    Needing to focus on the here and now - as a friend said to her early on "don't die while you are yet alive"
    Anticipatory grief
    Grief at the loss of work and health
    How sometimes it comes down to Grit - finding an inner strength to move forward when things get really tough

    • 37 min

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