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If You’re Not Uncomfortable, You’re Not Leading with Dr. Melanie Peacock

If You’re Not Uncomfortable, You’re Not Leading with Dr. Melanie Peacock

April 5, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Melanie Peacock, who has over 30 years of experience as a Human Resource Management professional, is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, past president of the Faculty Association and runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting.

Melanie is a published author of various best-selling HR books including The HR Professional’s Guide to Change Management and Understanding Human Resources Management, 1st Canadian Edition.  As well, Melanie is an active and sought-after local and national media commentator, having done over 150 interviews in the past few years.  Melanie was presented with HRD’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in the HR Industry at the Canadian HR Awards.  As well, in 2021 and 2020 she was named to HRD magazine’s list of the top 100 HR global professionals and was acknowledged in HRD magazine’s 2017 Hotlist as one of the top 30, most influential HR practitioners in Canada.

Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree (with distinction) at the University of Alberta, her MBA from Western University and her PhD from the University of Calgary.

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Being a Consciously Inclusive Leader with Dr. Steve Yacovelli

Being a Consciously Inclusive Leader with Dr. Steve Yacovelli

March 22, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Steve Yacovelli (a.k.a. “The Gay Leadership Dude”) who is the Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC, a leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, Florida, USA but with affiliates (“TopDoggers”) throughout the globe.

Steve and TopDog provide guidance and solutions in leadership and organizational development, change management, diversity and inclusion consulting, instructional design, and custom e-learning creation. Whether it be through providing keynotes and facilitating leadership development programs for Fortune 500 companies like The Walt Disney Company, Bayer AG, or accenture, to providing one-on-one coaching experiences for groups like IBM, Covestro, and The Public Library Association, or creating engaging, effective training solutions for various delivery formats for folks like Tupperware Brands Corporation, The Ohio State University, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Steve is passionate about helping others be their best selves, in and out of the workplace.

Steve holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Educational Policy & Leadership Development from The Ohio State University, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. His current, award-winning and critically acclaimed book, “Pride Leadership: Strategies for LGBTQ+ Professionals to be the King or Queen of their Jungle” “came out” in June 2019.

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Connecting Human-to-Human at Work with Sonya Law

Connecting Human-to-Human at Work with Sonya Law

March 8, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Sonya Law. Sonya is the Founder of SL Human Resources Consulting. She received her Human Resources Degree from Deakin University and completed her Teaching Degree with Monash University and recently obtained her MBA, providing opportunities to work and study abroad in Europe and Asia.

Sonya has recruited thousands of people and has a talent for getting the right people on the bus in the right seats. She has created positive, inclusive workplace cultures in Telecommunications, Government, Pharmaceutical, Water Utilities, FMCG and more recently Mining and Construction for Sullair (Hitachi Group Company) where she achieved an innovation award in 2020 for solving society's problems for social connectedness during the pandemic. In 2020 Sonya started her own business to spread her wings and pursue her passion for consulting. She now helps companies develop their human resources, achieve cultural and strategic alignment and high performing organizations.

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Own Your Company Culture with Bretton Putter

Own Your Company Culture with Bretton Putter

February 22, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Bretton Putter. Bretton is an expert in company culture development who is consulted by companies and leaders worldwide to help design, develop and build high-performing cultures. He is the CEO of CultureGene, a culture leadership software and services platform. Prior to founding CultureGene, Bretton spent 16 years as the Managing Partner of a leading executive search firm based in London working with startups and high-growth companies in the UK, Europe and USA.

Bretton has written two books on the subject of company culture. Culture Decks Decoded was published in 2018 and Own Your Culture: How to Define, Embed and Manage your Company Culture was published in September 2020. He also writes a popular blog on culture-driven companies and is a sought-after speaker.  

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Increasing LGBTQ Inclusion at Work with Elena Joy Thurston

Increasing LGBTQ Inclusion at Work with Elena Joy Thurston

February 8, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Elena Joy Thurston. Elena is an inspirational LGBTQ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation - which is dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ community. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena’s viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 40,000+ times and landed her media and speaking opportunities with ABC, CBS, FOX, Boston’s First Event, Seacoast Wellness Series, and THRIVE.

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Transforming Hearts and Minds with John Baldino

Transforming Hearts and Minds with John Baldino

January 25, 2021

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with John Baldino. With 29 years of human resources and leadership development experience, John’s passion for setting contributors and companies up for success is still going strong. John is a keynote for US and International Conferences where he shares content and thoughts on leadership, collaboration, and innovation, employee success, organizational design, and development as well as inclusion and diversity. John is, also, the proud dad of three amazing young adults. 

John founded Humareso to strategize with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in.

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The New Golden Rule with Emily Golden

The New Golden Rule with Emily Golden

January 12, 2021

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Emily Golden. Emily is a master certified coach who specializes in executive leadership and career coaching. She has seventeen years of corporate human resources experience; practical experience from more than 2,500 hours of coaching; and a deep understanding of the human mind, spirit, and potential. Her clients range from seasoned executives, to emerging leaders, to career changers who utilize her support to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be. 

Emily's ontological approach allows individuals to clarify their goals, shift beliefs and habits, take risks, execute brilliance, and make quantum leaps rather than incremental improvements. Her patience and brilliance allow others to discover ah-ha moments that enable what once seemed impossible. As a result, her clients emerge as leaders who bring value, impact, and connection to their professional and personal lives.

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Healthy Conflict at Work with Liz Kislik

Healthy Conflict at Work with Liz Kislik

December 28, 2020

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Liz Kislik. For 30 years as a management consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, Liz has helped clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems while strengthening their top and bottom lines. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces.

She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker on Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It, and has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University. She has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward.

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Embracing Discomfort with Elizabeth Charles

Embracing Discomfort with Elizabeth Charles

December 14, 2020

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Elizabeth Charles, the Senior Director of People & Culture at CNIB. Elizabeth is an Educator, Writer and HR Executive who is completing her doctoral studies in Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE at UofT). For over 20 years, Elizabeth has coached executive teams within Higher Education and in the private and not-for-profit sectors and is the Founder of EHC Solutions, a company that specializes in building inclusive leadership through innovation, transformation and education.

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Leading at a Higher Level with Ron Carucci

Leading at a Higher Level with Ron Carucci

November 30, 2020

For this week's Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Ron Carucci, the Owner and Managing Partner of Navalent. Ron has a thirty-year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership — from start-ups to Fortune 100s, non-profits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth.

With experience in more than 25 countries on 4 continents, he helps organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and then designs programs to execute those strategies. The best-selling author of eight books, including the recent Amazon #1 Rising to Power, Ron is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where Navalent’s work on leadership was named one of 2016’s management ideas that mattered most. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and a two-time TEDx speaker.

⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/RonCarucciPodcast

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