May 16, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Allan Kehler, who's a mental health advocate, international keynote speaker, and best-selling author of four books. His writing has been published in countless national magazines and he has been featured on several television and radio programs. He has also instructed various mental health related courses at the college level, and spent years working as an addiction counselor and clinical case manager.
Allan is one of Canada’s most sought-after speakers when it comes to the topic of mental health and wellness. He has stood on more than 500 stages and is recognized for his engaging style and captivating approach. Having persevered through his own mental health issues and substance use, Allan speaks from a place of experience. His moving stories tug on heartstrings, inspire a new perspective, and allow people to connect with themselves and others at a deeper level. He uses humor and compassion to create a safe space where people feel seen, heard and supported.
In this episode we discuss why vulnerability shows immense strength, how to surrender to the things you can't control, why expressing feelings leads to healing, the difference between existing and living and tapping into your resilience.
May 2, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Roxanne Derhodge, who's a registered psychotherapist, corporate consultant, keynote speaker, coach, trainer and author. With over 20 years’ experience, she works with senior leadership to enhance their resilience and assists companies with their corporate mental health strategies. She has presented at national conferences to companies and associations on mental health and wellness. A BIPOC leader, Roxanne is an Amazon best-selling author. Her new book, “ROR – Return on Relationships: Amplify Your Authentic Leadership to Create More Resilient Teams“ is due to be released in May 2022. The book has strategies for authentic leaders to enhance leadership awareness and functionalities in order to create teams with more resilience.
In this episode we discuss how to understand and change core patterns that are no longer serving you, becoming more objective when receiving constructive feedback, getting more attuned to your body's physical intelligence and how to lead from your heart and embrace a more authentic leadership style.
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April 18, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Sarah Noll Wilson who's on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Her goal is to empower leaders to understand and honor the beautiful complexity of the humans they serve. Through her work as an Executive Coach, in-demand Keynote Speaker, Researcher, and Author, Sarah helps leaders close the gap between what they intend to do and the actual impact they make. Sarah creates a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful conversations, and create purposeful relationships. Working with CEOs, Human Resources leaders, and organizations that care deeply about their employees and understand the connection between employee development, employee satisfaction and organizational success, Sarah specializes in transforming relationships from good to great.
In this episode we discuss how to create more space for vulnerable discussions at work, the difference between consciously and re-actively avoiding, what gets in the way of psychological safety, the ROI for deeply caring and empathetic workplaces and getting more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
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April 4, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with with Corey Blake who began his storytelling career as an actor, starring in one of the 50 greatest Superbowl ads of all time. In 2006, Corey created Round Table Companies (RTC), which serves CEOs, thought leaders, and organizations in helping them to unpack and share their authentic story through books, film & video, and art installations.
I changed things up in this episode and instead of having Corey "talk" about the art of storytelling I had him unearth part of my story LIVE on the podcast and he gives step by step instructions as we go so you can join in and do the exercise with us. This was a beautiful and moving experience that allowed me to show up with a lot of vulnerability and model it for all of you. It also gave me a chance to lean into my intention for 2022 which is embracing #CourageOverComfort. In this episode we also discuss how to unpack the origin story behind your unique gifts and talents, why storytelling is the most profound way to elevate trust with others and how to create the psychological safety necessary for exploring our stories.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/PodcastCoreyBlake
March 21, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Rachel Druckenmiller who's on a mission to humanize the workplace by igniting resilience, connection, engagement and compassion in organizations, leaders and teams. Recognized by Forbes as a Next1000 honoree in 2021, the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. by the Wellness Council of America in 2015, a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, and one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women of 2020, Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of employee engagement and wellbeing.
In this episode we discuss why you’re blind to your own dysfunction, unapologetically asking for what you need, illuminating toxic leadership behaviors and working through the pain and discomfort that comes with transformation.
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March 7, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Asif Sadiq, who's the Senior Vice President at WarnerMedia for Equity and Inclusion, International, he was previously the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas and has a long and rich career in the diversity and inclusion space with senior executive roles at The Telegraph Media Group, EY Financial Services and the City of London Police. He is a board member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the board of advisors for Hedley May. Over his 20-year career he has worked in Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In this episode we discuss how to implement a more effective diversity and inclusion strategy, listening openly without being attached to preconceived judgments, why human-centric leadership is the future of work and how to manage imposter syndrome.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/AsifSadiq
February 21, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Rasie Bamigbade who's a leadership coach, bestselling author and speaker. She helps business and corporate leaders lead their teams more effectively through self leadership at RB Jumpstart Coaching. Rasie was born and raised in Sierra Leone, lived in The Gambia and moved to Canada at a young age for a better future. She has over 14 years of leadership experience working at Starbucks, McDonalds, HMShost and ISSofBC. Her new bestselling book is called, Lead in Your Truth.
In this episode we discuss why self-leadership is so important and how it impacts your success as a leader, speaking up and sharing your accomplishments, bringing your whole self to work and how to process emotions more effectively.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/RasieBamigbade
February 7, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Richard Newman, who's an award-winning expert in Leadership Communication, Storytelling and Influence, working in advanced communication since 1995. Richard specializes in showing leaders how to speak with greater impact and influence. He is regularly featured on BBC London Radio and is the author of the best selling book ‘You were Born to Speak’. Richard founded Body Talk in 2000 and began working with a well-known Formula 1 team. His team at Body Talk have now worked with over 100,000 clients from 46 countries around the world.
In this episode we discuss how Richard went from being an introverted, shy, high-functioning autistic, to teaching advanced communication skills to global business leaders, the one secret that shifts your influence in every situation, actionable ways to be a more effective storyteller and how to convince 42% more people, using small changes in every meeting.
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January 24, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Michael K. Sahota, who's a Thought Leader, Author, Trainer and Speaker in the Agile Industry. Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc: a next-generation conscious training & consulting firm that specializes in Culture, Organizational Evolution and Evolutionary Leadership. His life’s work is a system to enable evolutionary capabilities in people and organizations, creating high performance through Business Agility. Michael's latest book “Leading Beyond Change'' is a practical guide on “How To” lead evolutionary change and unlock the success of your organization.
In this episode we discuss how to create a high-performance organization, moving from servant leadership to evolutionary leadership, the truth about company culture and why your brain is designed to keep you from learning and how to break out of it.
January 10, 2022
For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Areva Martin, who's one of America's leading voices in the media. An award-winning attorney, advocate, legal and social issues commentator, talk show host, and producer, she is a CNN/HLN legal analyst, former co-host of The Doctors and Face the Truth, and a regular contributor on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, and Dr. Phil. A Harvard Law School graduate, Areva founded Martin & Martin, LLP, a Los Angeles–based civil rights firm, and is the CEO of Butterflly Health, Inc., a mental health technology company. A best-selling author, Areva has dedicated her fourth book, Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We’ve Been Told, to helping women worldwide recognize, own, and assert their limitless power.
In this episode we discuss the five lies told by society that have held women back for years, how our system actively works against women to keep them “the inferior sex", why small-scale strategies to enact change ultimately fail and simple tips to help men become powerful partners, rather than passive allies, in creating a more equitable world.
⇢ Get full show notes and more information here: https://bit.ly/PodcastArevaMartin