The impact of COVID-19 has created an opportunity for each of us to think about how we want to emerge. Joyful Sundays is a podcast series hosted by Jodi Kovitz, delivering weekly insights, inspiration and tools to help you live a more conscious, connected and intentionally meaningful life. Jodi has long been fascinated by the power of mindset, using hard moments to fuel growth, wellness & grit habits and generosity to find joy and soar. Join us as we go into the minds of some of the world’s most inspiring leaders to discover the keys to unlocking your best self.
It’s the twelfth episode of Joyful Sundays! On this week’s episode, Jodi sits down with Avery Francis to discuss inclusion in the workplace. Avery discusses her passion for HR, recruitment, and building culture, while opening up about her own sexual assault in the workplace. The two chat about how we can become better allies for women and people of colour to ensure that everyone feels safe and secure in their jobs.
Who Am I Today?
On this week’s episode of Joyful Sundays, Jodi sits down with Karlyn Percil. Karlyn opens up about some of the most challenging moments in her career, where she experienced consistent racism while working in corporate settings. The two discuss how Karlyn overcame her fears during that time, and today continues to help and empower others. They also talk about the importance of self-care, and the need for more education and understanding in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Surrender to Joy
This week’s episode is a little bit different. For the first time, Jodi speaks directly to her listeners, to tell her personal story of how she’s been dealing with the pandemic. From pausing her organization #MoveTheDial, to how meditation has helped her heal and surrender, Jodi’s moving story will inspire and motivate you to have faith that even in tough times, you have the strength to move forward.
Parenting, Pandemics, and Perseverance
On this special edition, mini-episode of Joyful Sundays, Jodi sits down with Marissa Freed, the President and CEO of Freed&Freed, a 100 year old Canadian fashion manufacturer. The two discuss how Marissa pivoted Freed&Freed, and how they’ve managed to stay true to their family values during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[BONUS] The Power of Uplifting Others
On this special edition, mini-episode of Joyful Sundays, Jodi sits down with Hannah Parish, the General Manager, Ontario at Lyft. During their conversation, they discuss the importance of empowering others, and how Hannah’s north star values of safety, kindness, and candor affect her perspective on work-life wellbeing.
Moving the Dial for Black Founders
On the seventh episode of Joyful Sundays, Jodi has an inspiring conversation with three incredible female leaders; Amoye Henry, Co-Founder of Pitch Better Canada, Claudette McGowan, Global Executive Officer, Protect Fusion & Cyber Experience at TD, and Danielle Graham, Founder and Investment Principal at Sandpiper Ventures. During their conversation, the four discuss the gaps that currently exist in our innovation ecosystem for black founders, how to start solving these challenges, and the need for capital and access for underrepresented founders.