Posts filed under: Podcast

Bias with Jessica Nordell

  Unconscious bias exists all over the world, whether in the workplace or out in the streets. Everywhere, people stereotype one another by gender, sex, race, age, ethnicity, ability, religion and sexual orientation, and then use these biases to justify... Read More

Ask Us Anything: Rania

A great way to start working in an organization is to learn how to connect with the people on your team. It starts from there. In this Ask Us Anything episode, Debra and lisa explore a complex workplace scenario about... Read More

Women In Trades: A Reality Check With Natasha Fritz

Being a woman in any male-dominated industry is tough. Particularly for women in trades, there are certain realities that are just outright hard to accept and should not be the norm. In this episode, Natasha Fritz, owner of Natural Carpentry, opens up... Read More

The Great Resignation

  In many Western economies, workers of all stripes and sorts are punching out, seeking meaning and purpose outside the confines of employment, or leaving to pursue jobs that are more flexible, bosses who are more supportive, and organizations that... Read More

Ask Us Anything: Steve

  Steve is starting a new consulting gig as he kicks off the next chapter in his career, having just left a large financial institution. As he prepares to lead a critical project for his client, he is facing a... Read More

How To Be Politically Savvy With Mira Brancu

  Most of us have tripped over workplace politics at some point in our career. Many think they can take the high road and avoid playing the political game altogether. Perhaps a better approach is to take the high road... Read More

What Can Business Learn From Deanna Troi?

Emotions and empathy seem like something we don’t see a lot of in the workplace. In today’s episode, our hosts speculate on what role an empath like Deanna Troi from Start Trek: The Next Generation would play in today’s business... Read More

Season 2 Trailer: Join The Work Revolution

  Imagine a workplace where employees are committed, engaged, productive—and safe to express their talents and full humanity—day after day after day. This could be where you work, though it won’t happen without understanding what is getting in the way.... Read More

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As founder of Work Revolution, I am an outspoken advocate for humanizing the workplace, focused on developing conscientious leadership, and supporting professional careers grounded in purpose. Does this sound airyfairy to you? I can assure it’s not. There is a growing body of peer-reviewed behavioral and neuroscience research that shows we can do better. Much, much better! My academic and professional credentials include a business degree and post-graduate certifications in Human Resources Management, and Adult Learning and Development. Amongst my peers and clients, I am known as a principled, straight shooter with a great sense of humour, dedicated to helping people and organizations do their best work. Speaking of humour, one of my passions is Improv; I completed the program at Second City, in addition to many other courses, and I perform occasionally, or at least I used to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The principles of Improv are fantastic for improving listening and collaboration, building trust and practicing non-judgment of self and others. I am always looking for ways to incorporate this into my facilitation and coaching work. On a personal note, I live in Toronto with my husband, two sons and our dog. I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, lake swims, skiing, ice cream cones and inventing new cocktails. Although I sometimes swear like a trucker, I balance it out with Pilates, meditation and gratitude.
As founder of Work Revolution, I am an outspoken advocate for humanizing the workplace, focused on developing conscientious leadership, and supporting professional careers grounded in purpose. Does this sound airyfairy to you? I can assure it’s not. There is a growing body of peer-reviewed behavioral and neuroscience research that shows we can do better. Much, much better! My academic and professional credentials include a business degree and post-graduate certifications in Human Resources Management, and Adult Learning and Development. Amongst my peers and clients, I am known as a principled, straight shooter with a great sense of humour, dedicated to helping people and organizations do their best work. Speaking of humour, one of my passions is Improv; I completed the program at Second City, in addition to many other courses, and I perform occasionally, or at least I used to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The principles of Improv are fantastic for improving listening and collaboration, building trust and practicing non-judgment of self and others. I am always looking for ways to incorporate this into my facilitation and coaching work. On a personal note, I live in Toronto with my husband, two sons and our dog. I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, lake swims, skiing, ice cream cones and inventing new cocktails. Although I sometimes swear like a trucker, I balance it out with Pilates, meditation and gratitude.
Far more than a consultant, I am a thoughtful and pragmatic facilitator who goes to the heart of things, and taps into decades of coaching and supporting leaders at all levels in iconic Canadian organizations such as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the CBC, the Hospital for Sick Children—and internationally with the Mastercard Foundation. I do my best work helping senior leaders get out of the business of managing people, and into catalyzing belonging, innovation, purpose and impact. My core philosophy about development is this: before you can do you, you must be you, which many of us struggle with, having contorted ourselves to fit into workplaces that ask us to bring our best work, but block any thinking or behaviour that threatens the status quo. My focus is on helping leaders get clear on who they are, and want to become—and from there, figuring out what they want to do. My formal education includes a BSC in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry, a Masters of Education in Organizational Change and a professional coach certification. Aside from that, I’m a former speechwriter credited with writing "the Million Dollar speech" for a hospital fundraising campaign, the recipient of Canadian Council literary funding, a contributor to Forbes on leadership and coaching, an occasional essayist on Medium, and a co-host for the first two seasons of the Different People Podcast. I am currently writing both a non-fiction book on how to address organizational dysfunction once and for all, and a novel set in 1980s Montreal. I love travel (and miss it terribly, given pandemic constraints), paddleboarding at sunrise, Scandinavian noir fiction and mucking about in the garden.
Far more than a consultant, I am a thoughtful and pragmatic facilitator who goes to the heart of things, and taps into decades of coaching and supporting leaders at all levels in iconic Canadian organizations such as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the CBC, the Hospital for Sick Children—and internationally with the Mastercard Foundation. I do my best work helping senior leaders get out of the business of managing people, and into catalyzing belonging, innovation, purpose and impact. My core philosophy about development is this: before you can do you, you must be you, which many of us struggle with, having contorted ourselves to fit into workplaces that ask us to bring our best work, but block any thinking or behaviour that threatens the status quo. My focus is on helping leaders get clear on who they are, and want to become—and from there, figuring out what they want to do. My formal education includes a BSC in Human Nutrition and Biochemistry, a Masters of Education in Organizational Change and a professional coach certification. Aside from that, I’m a former speechwriter credited with writing "the Million Dollar speech" for a hospital fundraising campaign, the recipient of Canadian Council literary funding, a contributor to Forbes on leadership and coaching, an occasional essayist on Medium, and a co-host for the first two seasons of the Different People Podcast. I am currently writing both a non-fiction book on how to address organizational dysfunction once and for all, and a novel set in 1980s Montreal. I love travel (and miss it terribly, given pandemic constraints), paddleboarding at sunrise, Scandinavian noir fiction and mucking about in the garden.