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Inspiring interviews and insights from Deborah Bakti and guests to help you lead, connect and engage with your residents’ families and your staff. Strengthen your leadership presence and approach with practical tips to build a relational culture that delivers on what matters to your homes’ success. Seniors’ Care is a busy, challenging place to work. As a leader, you’re dealing with competing priorities every day to keep residents safe and healthy, families happy, and staff engaged. It can be intense and rewarding. In this podcast we’ll be sharing ways to strengthen your abilities and equip you with new ways of thinking, relating and interacting.

Seniors' Care Matters Deborah Bakti

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Inspiring interviews and insights from Deborah Bakti and guests to help you lead, connect and engage with your residents’ families and your staff. Strengthen your leadership presence and approach with practical tips to build a relational culture that delivers on what matters to your homes’ success. Seniors’ Care is a busy, challenging place to work. As a leader, you’re dealing with competing priorities every day to keep residents safe and healthy, families happy, and staff engaged. It can be intense and rewarding. In this podcast we’ll be sharing ways to strengthen your abilities and equip you with new ways of thinking, relating and interacting.

    12. Reset Your Energy through Self-Care with Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley

    12. Reset Your Energy through Self-Care with Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley

    In today’s episode, Elizabeth-Leigh shares valuable ways to avoid stress & burnout with simple daily self-care practice.

    In this episode:

    Elizabeth-Leigh and I talk about a topic that’s especially relevant today, as we all grapple through this pandemic, and the emotional turmoil this has created.



    Hear more about:



    * Taking the edge off for leaders and caregivers who are used to being ‘the voice of calm’

    * How self-care includes building your support system outside your immediate family

    * Ways to bring joy back into your life (that fits in your schedule) and how to break down mental barriers



    Guest Info:

    Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley, Motivational Speaker, Creator of The Balanced Care System, and Chief Motivational Caregiver, is the founder of Every Day Caregivers, a company built exclusively to support the psychological health and wellness needs of caregivers.



    As a result of her own long-distance and long-term family caregiving experience, Elizabeth-Leigh has poured her 20(+) years as a family therapist, chief clinical officer, educator, and national trainer into the creation of The Balanced Care System. She is committed to ensuring no other caregiver, whether one is a family member or a professional caregiver, has to go through an experience like the one that nearly ended her life. Learn more about Every Day Caregivers at https://everydaycaregivers.com/.







     

    Resources:

    You can connect with Elizabeth-Leigh here:



    — EverydayCaregivers.com



    — LinkedIn



    — Instagram (@everydaycaregivers)



    — Facebook (@elizabeth.leigh.bradley.edc)

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    Transcript:

    Intro (00:00): Welcome to Seniors' Care Matters, part of the qodpod Network. Each week, Seniors' Care Matters provides inspiring interviews and insights to help you lead, connect and engage with your teams and your residents' families. We focus on ways to enhance your leadership approach and presence with practical tips to build a relational culture and create breakthrough results. And now, here's your host for Seniors' Care Matters, Deborah Bakti.



    Deb (00:30): I had the pleasure of being on a panel for the Pioneer Network with other family members who have had, or currently have loved ones living in a seniors' care home. And this is where I met today's guest, Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley. First, I'm going to share her bio info with you. Elizabeth-Leigh Bradley is a motivational speaker, creator of the balanced care system, chief motivational caregiver and founder of everyday caregivers- a company built exclusively to support the psychological health and wellness needs of caregivers. As a result of her own long distance and longterm family caregiving experience, Elizabeth-Leigh has poured her 20 plus years as a family therapist, chief clinical officer, educator, and national trainer into the creation of the balanced care system. She is committed to ensuring no other caregiver, whether one is a family member or a professional caregiver, has to go through an experience like the one that nearly ended her life.

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    11. Breakthrough Your BS with Likky Lavji

    11. Breakthrough Your BS with Likky Lavji

    In today’s episode, Likky shares how your BS gets in your way – and how to leverage your knowledge of your blind spots.

    In this episode:

    Likky shares how understanding and embracing your BS — your Blind Spots — can make you a stronger leader, a better partner and help you achieve much more success in your personal and professional lives.



    In this episode you’ll learn more about:



    * How limiting beliefs can be major barriers

    * How to uncover your blindspots

    * How to create an environment for open communication and better connection

    * How your style of driving can reveal your blindspots

    * How to use insights from his assessment to empower yourself and your team

    * How reflecting on childhood interactions can create a better understanding of current behaviour patterns

    * How to use your BS knowledge to relate better with others



    Guest Info:

    Let me introduce Likky to you. Likky Lavji is a Founder and President of Dante Group, a consulting firm that works closely with growth-oriented mid-size companies. He is also known as the “Blind Spot Navigator”, an in-demand workshop leader and keynote speaker who is passionate about helping leaders break through barriers to unleash their full potential. With over 25 years as a CEO of a top IT company, Likky’s extensive experience in executive leadership gives him a unique perspective that enables him to understand the multi-layers of human behavior and how they impact an organization’s growth and productivity.



    Likky has been acknowledged by prominent organizations that include Telus Corporation, Lenovo Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada for his ability to create mindset shifts with company cultures that lead to greater shared commitment, elevated results and clients that are more engaged and excited.



    If you want to learn more about your Blind Spot, Likky has created an Assessment that you can take at no cost. It closely identifies which of the eight personality and behavioral styles describe you the best. You can click on this link to take the assessment at https://likkylavji.com/blind-spot-assessment/.



    He will also be launching his book soon: stay tuned and follow him at his Social Media accounts.





    Resources:

    You can connect with Likky here:



    — LikkyLavji.com



    — LinkedIn



    — Facebook (@speakerlikky)



    — YouTube



    — Instagram (@likkylavji)



    — Twitter (@likkylavji)

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    Transcript:

    Intro (00:00): Welcome to Seniors' Care Matters, part of the qodpod Network. Each week, Seniors' Care Matters provides inspiring interviews and insights to help you lead, connect and engage with your teams and your residents' families. We focus on ways to enhance your leadership approach and presence with practical tips, to build a relational culture and create breakthrough results. And now here's your host for Seniors' Care Matters, Deborah Bakti.



    Deb (00:30): Perhaps you've heard the quote self-awareness is ...

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    10. Cultivating Presence with Elaine Sano

    10. Cultivating Presence with Elaine Sano

    In today’s episode, Elaine shares 3 leadership challenges and how practicing presence can help you manage yourself and your situations more effectively.

    In this episode:

    Elaine and I talk about three key leadership challenges: decision making, building trust, and being innovative, especially as we continue in uncharted territory with COVID-19.



    In this episode you’ll learn more about:



    * Using brainpower to build resilience

    * Learning about your brain’s two binary systems, and how to get them to play nice together

    * How accessing the lower brain can be a strong pathway to being more present

    * How to stay out of the drama, and the stress that causes

    * How to practice “presencing”



    So that you can feel more confident in your decisions, built trust within yourself and others, and tap into your creativity so you can be more innovative.

    Guest Info:

    Elaine’s consulting and coaching experience harnesses over 20 years practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor.  She implements a unique creative process that intersects science, relationship and contemplative wisdom.



    Elaine’s design is a synthesis. Quantum Science, Systems Theory, and Eastern Philosophies become her lens to the emergent field. It is an inquiry-action approach that opens the possibility for alchemical change. Individuals reorient their mind & body flow of energies to the sate of presence. The value becomes foundational for confident choices, innovation and clarity of purpose.



    Clients include executives & teams from Deloitte, Gillette, PWC, EY and professionals of the Artistic, Scientific, Financial, Legal, Global Not For Profit Sectors.



    Elaine’s speaking titles include: Resilience, Mindful Leader, The Zen of Power, The Currency of the Heart and The Art of Listening. Her academics include an Honours Degree in Psychology, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; her research has been published in the Journal of General Psychology. Her continuing studies include Organizational Relationships & Systems Coaching (ICF Certification) and Mindfulness. She recently completed a 6 year apprenticeship in Shamanic & Contemplative Sciences of both East and West.



    Elaine sits on the Board of Camphill Communities, ON: an Anthroposophical lineage of communities for individuals living with diverse disability.



     



     

    Resources:

    Elaine's Contact Info:



    —ElaineSano.com



    —LinkedIn



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    Transcript:

    Intro (00:00): Welcome to Seniors' Care Matters, part of the qodpod Network. Each week, Seniors' Care Matters provides inspiring interviews and insights to help you lead, connect and engage with your teams and your residents' families. We focus on ways to enhance your leadership approach and presence with practical tips to build a relational culture and create breakthrough results. And now here's your host for Seniors Care Matters, Deborah Bakti.



    Deb (00:30): I remember growing up and my dad had two favorite sayings. One was, well, you get freedom with responsibility, which I think was his way of saying no to things. And the other was - just be in the moment. And that was usually when I was complaining about something not going my way or worried about some upcoming event, not going my way. And that was when life was much more simple than it feels now. I think we could all do with a little bit more presencing. This is a term I hadn't heard of before, until my conversation with today's guest.

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    9. Create your Calm through Uncertainty with Samantha Fowlds

    9. Create your Calm through Uncertainty with Samantha Fowlds

    In today’s episode, Samantha shares ways to help get more calm and manage through our times of uncertainty.

    In this episode:

    Samantha and I talk about ways to help ease our anxiety during uncertainty, as well as the power of relational energy



    In this episode you’ll learn more about:



    * Simple mindfulness practices that won’t take you to a mountain top

    * How to create relational energy that build high quality connections

    * The Happiness Study

    * The Rule of 5

    * The 1% Rule

    * The art of savouring

    * How to be more like Mr. Rogers



    Guest Info:

    Samantha Fowlds is the Principal Consultant of Copious Boom; a consultancy that applies the science of positive psychology to change initiatives in global organizations. Samantha’s career objective is to help people flourish at work so they can bring that energy home and optimize the lives of their families as well. She is in the process of writing a series of articles on how to embed inclusivity into organisations. Samantha’s career history includes work at TD Bank, RBC, Oracle, KPMG, and Zimmer Biomet. In April 2020 The Change Leadership invited her to go first in their 6-week line-up of webcast speakers. Her topic was “Positive Leadership when your energy is low.” In March 2018 she was one of 8 women nominated for the Oracle Womens Leadership Top Women Award (Canada) for bringing positivity to the organization. She would like to give a special mention to a talk she gave for the Toronto Police Services 911 Responders in the Fall of 2019.



    Samantha’s volunteer work has been multicultural and community based. She is currently a volunteer Journalist for the think tank Ethical Business Building the Future, and she has been volunteer teaching character strengths and virtues to multicultural multifath children’s classes on alternate Sundays for 9 years.



    She has an MSc.in Knowledge Management and Consultancy, completed graduate courses in applied positive psychology, and holds an ICF accredited Applied Positive Psychology Coaching credential. Samantha offers a free coaching session in exchange for the viewing of a charitable giving receipt.





    Resources:

    Samantha’s Contact Info:



    — SamanthaFowlds.com



    — LinkedIn



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    8. The Gift of Stuck with Laura Vaughn

    8. The Gift of Stuck with Laura Vaughn

    In today’s episode, we unpack 4 different types of stuck, and how to move through them.

    In this episode:

    Laura shares an interesting way to look at how we tend to feel stuck, as well as some practical ways to approach each level so that you can find the gift, then get unstuck and move forward.



    In this episode, you’ll learn more about:



    * The 4 levels of feeling stuck

    * Ways to diagnose which type of stuck you’re experiencing

    * Getting to the root of the stuck through questions

    * A great cooking metaphor to help distinguish your level of stuck

    * Embracing stuck as a gift



    Guest Info

    Laura brings 20 years of business leadership experience into the realm of training and consulting in carrythe3 inc. Laura earned her leadership stripes during her 7 years running a $30m business with her Dad and her husband (you can ask her what that was like over a coffee).



    Laura has a CPA designation, a degree in Music Performance from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Management and Professional Accounting from the University of Toronto. She has filled a variety of senior leadership roles, from General Manager to COO and CEO.



    Today, Laura stays inspired by coaching and training Managers, and carrying high-stakes consulting projects for CEOs. She is on a personal mission to expunge the words unprecedented, pivot and new normal from our current vocabularies.





    Resources

    Laura's Contact Info:



    — Email



    — LinkedIn



    — Facebook



    — Laura’s 90-Day Manager’s Training Program, called Linchpin.



    — The balanced manager webinar dates are here: www.thebalancedmanager.com



    — Visit www.carrythe3.ca for Laura’s recently released eBook, "The Gift of Stuck."



    — Link to Laura’s article “What kind of stuck are you?"



     



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    Transcript

    Intro (00:00): Welcome to Seniors' Care Matters, part of the qodpod network. Each week, Seniors' Care Matters provides inspiring interviews and insights to help you lead, connect and engage with your teams and your residents' families. We focus on ways to enhance your leadership approach and presence with practical tips to build a relational culture and create breakthrough results. And now here's your host for Seniors' Care Matters, Deborah Bakti.



    Deb (00:30): Have you ever felt stuck? Well, yes, of course you probably have once or twice, maybe even just in the past week or the past day. I think we're all very familiar with that angsty feeling of being stuck. Perhaps our self limiting beliefs that are rearing their ugly head, or we may be lacking the tools needed to get the job done. Or maybe we just don't feel like working on a project or we just don't know why we're stuck or how to get unstuck. Recently. I was feeling stuck with a writing project that I'd been working on for months and just didn't know what the problem was. Why was I feeling so stuck with it? And how was I going to get well, unstuck and writing again? I happened upon an article that today's guest Laura Vaughn wrote called "What kind of stuck are you?" And there it was in black and white - what kind of stuck I was mired in,

    • 30 min
    7. Improve your Relationships through Improv with Nancy Watt

    7. Improve your Relationships through Improv with Nancy Watt

    In today’s episode, we talk about how embracing an improv mindset and approach can strengthen your relationships.

    In this episode:

    Nancy and I talk about cultivating an improv mindset and approach and how that can actually strengthen your relationships. We can only control how we choose to show up, and yet with the intention to connect, we can definitely influence how other people respond (versus react) to us.



    * The improv principle of “Yes, and…”

    * How to accept even when you don’t agree

    * How to shift out of binary thinking through improv

    * How silence can create connection

    * How your brain works with improv

    * Creating an ensemble environment for better communication and teamwork

    * How to break through resistance and embrace adaptability



    Guest Info

    Nancy is President of NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS, a specialized consulting and creative agency that works with all sectors exploring the social science of collaboration, communication and connection. Using a ‘Pracademic’ approach, Nancy Watt elucidates evidence-based research in an engaging and entertaining way using the tools and techniques of improv honed from her days at The Second City Conservatory in Toronto. This form of experiential learning has been used in diverse setting with a wide swath of clients from marginalized populations to the judiciary, medical school faculty and law societies.



    In order to capture effective experiential learning, she builds a camaraderie-filled ensemble where the participants learn while laughing.



    Rated in the top five Leadership Workshops at Microsoft’s global conference for the last four years, NITA’s Communication Specialist and regular at corporate team building events, Nancy Watt delivers powerfully creative and memorable sessions. Her dynamic workshops on communication, leadership and collaboration directly impacts any organization that needs to deal with unpredictability, build mental agility and foster innovative thinking.



    Her workshops have been delivered to Engineering and Science departments at Harvard University, Princeton, MIT, Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and McMaster University.

    Nancy is busy in the business, healthcare, and education sectors. Her work is referenced in academic papers for pedagogical experiential learning.



    She’s from Second City’s Improv Conservatory and Sketch Writing Programs in Toronto and Chicago. She has a B.A in Psychology, Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, is a Certified Improv Practitioner, Diversity and Inclusion Executive Program from Cornell University, and EQ-i Emotional Intelligence Certified.



    Nancy is writing H.A.P.P.I.E., How to Apply Positive Psychology Improv Exercises





    Resources

    You can find Nancy at www.nancywattcomm.com, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter



    Charles Limb TEDx Talk “Your brain on improv”



    The book “Gamestorming”



    Barbara Fredrickson



    Keith Johnstone



     



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