Trauma-Informed Management at Work with Dan Jolivet
In our conversation today, Dan and I discuss trauma-informed management, and how it can open up a world of possibilities for your people when you can adapt to their needs.
In our conversation today, Dan and I discuss trauma-informed management, and how it can open up a world of possibilities for your people when you can adapt to their needs.
Some business owners start a business to grow and sell. And while the company may show big profits on their balance sheet, they just might be missing the most important part: the people.
Taking time off of work is important to recharge, but sometimes other things are more important to an employee. Find out more about other ways organizations can “exchange” paid time off (PTO) time to better meet the needs of their employees.
Compassion belongs in the workplace, and leaders get to be compassionate with themselves first. If you’re one of the 91% who want to grow your compassionate leadership but you’re not sure how, this episode is for you!
You’re taking care of your team members during the day-to-day, but what about during big shifts and changes in your organization? Listen in to why people-powered change management is so important to the mental health of your employees and leaders.
Organizations want better leaders, and they create training programs and bring in experts to help support that end goal. But before you schedule your next session, think about how to set your leaders and your organization up for success so that skills training will have lasting impact.
Putting the humanity back in the workplace is essential. And it’s organizations like Swift Medical that are leading the way. Listen in to hear some ideas of how to normalize mental health conversations at work starting with your next team meeting.
Do you ever feel like you don’t have the words to express your feelings, so you just stay quiet? You’re not alone and in this episode we dig into emotional vocabulary and how to encourage empathy at work.
Everyone wants to be understood and heard and it’s usually a lack of listening and understanding that breeds conflict. Learn why conflict resolution might be the best path to understanding.
Tamara Myles and Wes Adams join Lindsay this week to discuss practices leaders can use to help foster meaningful work for their teams, and the positive impacts of implementing these tactics.
There’s a new movement toward more compassion in the workplace and it feels so hopeful. This week on the podcast, we’re talking about why we need to stop training compassion out of leaders so they can start leading from the right place.
Not all trainings and workshops are created equally, as I’m sure you can attest to. Meeting your audience where they’re at, and using language that they can relate to, is key. Listen in to this week’s episode for more.
How leaders show up matters, and it’s a matter of ensuring they have the tools they need to help them clear that mental mess and see the growth they desire. That, and practice. Listen in for more!
Supporting Parents at Work with Haleigh Tebben
Too many leaders don’t prioritize their health and wellness and end up burning out. This week on the podcast, we’re focusing on how to compound performance both in the office and in life. Tune in!
Who’s responsible for making sure that an organization has a culture of psychological safety? This is a whole organization challenge and our leaders need training and time. Technology can help.
Say goodbye to performative diversity work in your organization. It’s time to admit to our biases and be accountable to representing your customers within your teams. Listen in for more!
How your organizations develops wellbeing and wellness programs depends on buy-in from leadership and how they define wellness. Learn more about how to look at these programs from a different perspective so teams get the support they need.
Psychological aggression is rampant in the workplace, but it doesn’t have to be. A few tweaks to body language and behavior response and you’re on your way to a safe workplace.
Toxic workplaces persist, even as so many of us are doing the work. This week on the podcast, we’re sharing some of the ways we can eliminate toxic environments so everyone can feel safe and welcome.
Coaching employees to show up as their best selves is exactly what your organization needs to get to the next level. Find out how and why your people need coaching now.
Investing in your people, having empathy for where they are right now, and offering support in their mental and emotional health will pay dividends for your business. This week on the podcast, I’m talking to THE person who would know: Jim Link, the chief human resources officer of the Society of Human Resource Management.
You have the power to help unlock the potential of your leadership and that of others in your organization by closing the skills gap and teaching the mental health skills they need to know. Listen in to learn how.
I recently attended the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and my number one take-away was that we need to close the mental health skills gap.
Laughing is good for our minds and bodies, which means laughing at work should be great for us too. On this episode we’ll explore why and the fine line between good and bad humor.
Marisa Afton joins Lindsay on the podcast to discuss compassion in the workplace. What does being a compassionate leader mean, and why is it beneficial to your people and your organization? Find out!
Vivian Blade teaches skills and tactics leadership can use to have more influence in the workplace, and how to leverage that influence for their own mental health.
How do you have a conversation at work when you’re still working virtually? Much the same as in-person conversations, but with some additional guidelines. Tune in!
We’ve been taught that emotions have no place at work but that’s impossible because our emotions drive our thoughts and thinking is how we do our jobs. Learn about emotional technology and what happens in your brain, your mind and your body by pushing your emotions down.
Giving and receiving feedback is a mental health skill important to growing a thriving team. But do you know how to receive it in a way that feels safe to those giving it? Tune in to learn how.
Everyone deserves to flourish at work, and they can with psychological safety and vulnerable leaders. On this episode, we’re talking about workforce changes to help teams flourish.
In this episode, we talk about the fear of pushback when you start talking about diversity, why it’s okay to get it wrong (because you will), the role of organizational justice in your DEI work, and the future of diversity work.
Jennifer McClure joins Lindsay to answer questions about what changes HR leadership has faced over the years, with an emphasis on mental health skills.
Want to win at the conversations you need to have every day? Start approaching them with a different mindset…and some respect, empathy, and maturity!
Wendi Safstrom and Lindsay discuss the recent SHRM study on mental health in the workplace, why it needs to be a priority for organizations, and how people leaders can prioritize mental health even when they feel they lack the tools to do so.
One of the best things about human resources professionals is that they get to create a ripple effect of good, just by doing the work they do. That’s what to expect at the upcoming SHRM conference, Cause The Effect.
“This is the one area we keep coming back to to go, “Are we making this as accessible as possible?” People are always saying, “I’m in back to back meetings,” we’re all on Zoom, right? You look at everybody’s schedule and it’s just hard to catch a breath. And we didn’t want this to feel like just another meeting in a calendar.”
Work-life balance is a recipe for burnout. Why not live life and balance some work into your life instead? This week we’re talking about how to do that.
One of the coolest things about the human experience is that we’re all uniquely different, bringing our strengths and opportunities to work. In this week’s podcast, Chris Turner shares how we can recognize our neurodiversity and set everyone up for success.
Talking about addiction in the workplace can be tough but with mental health challenges on the rise, substance use is more and more prevalent at work. You have a great opportunity to provide a level of support that would truly benefit your team members and colleagues (and friends and family!) through addiction and recovery and this episode will share how.
Diversity, equity and inclusion is vital work, but too often it’s work that’s added to someone’s already full plate. This is just one of the mistakes that organizations make when trying to do the work. This week on the podcast, DEI disruptor and consultant Andrea Tatum is sharing the importance of the work, how DEI professionals can take care of themselves, and why change is needed.
Investing in the mental health and wellness of your employees has a big ROI when done right. Learn more about how to get started on this week’s episode.
Leaders play a big role in the psychological safety of their teams, but they also need to take care of themselves so they, too, feel the effects of their work.
Money doesn’t buy happiness and it doesn’t buy quality employees, so says the talent acquisition leader of a tech company that’s doing it right.
This week on the podcast, Amy McCae, a mindfulness leadership coach, shares this and more in an effort to help you to demonstrate more mindfulness at work. Because if you’re practicing it, your employees are more likely to follow suit.
Do your team members have values that align with your organization? If you’re not sure, it might be time to support your team through some values work.
What if you could easily have conversations with your friends at work and be there for them when you’re struggling? Now you have a guide to help you start those conversations.
Alex da Silva joins the podcast to discuss how ego and fear can hinder mental health in the workplace and how leadership can be more responsible for employee wellbeing.
In this episode, Lindsay shares the warning signs of burnout for you to look out for and tactics you can use to come back from the edge of burnout.
Dave Ferro and Lindsay discuss how psychological health and safety and physical health and safety go together in the workplace.
Angelique Hamilton joins the podcast to share how employers and employees can work together to increase mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Allessandria Polizzi joins the podcast to discuss tactics that people leaders and HR professionals can use to handle their emotions and emotional strains in a more productive way.
Erin Perkins joins me to share how organizations can build a more inclusive foundation and how accessibility can benefit all employees.
Melissa Doman shares how we can have constructive mental health conversations at work, including how we can develop the skill set, the science behind why we should, counterproductive mental health at work trends, and more.
Kris Tierney joins the podcast to discuss how organizations can better support the mental and emotional health of HR professionals, and how HR professionals can effectively communicate with and support their teams during the pandemic.
Maryann Kerr shares challenges and systemic issues that exist in the social impact sector, how they can be addressed, and how we can support employee wellness in that sector.
Jennifer Moss and Lindsay discuss how organizations and people leaders can work together to create sustainable practices for employee wellness in the workplace.
Dr. Nicole Tschierske discusses the root causes of stress and burnout in the workplace and minor tweaks that leaders can make in order to better support their teams.
Brett Elmgren and Lindsay discuss how people leaders can find joy and regain a sense of empowerment in their leadership roles and careers.
Michael Vargas and Lindsay discuss the importance of vulnerability in creating connections and strengthening team relationships in the workplace.
Trish Tutton joins Lindsay to discuss the importance of mindfulness at work from a leadership perspective, an employee perspective, and an ROI perspective.
Scott Shute sheds insight on how compassion and mindfulness in the workplace provides long term value for employees, customers, and organizations.
Wendy Ryan teaches us that leaders should be focusing on authenticity in order to cultivate trust and be better leaders.
Listen in as Andrew Soren shares how we can design workplace conditions where individuals, teams, and organizations can be their best selves, and why we should.
Charmaine Hammond joins the podcast to share the skills leaders can develop to improve and support resilience and trust in the workplace.
Creating meaningful connections and promoting employee wellness can be more difficult than it sounds, but Cathy Lim is here to help with easy, actionable steps you can take to make it happen in your organization.
Ashley Cox and I chat about how leading your teams with humanity can foster psychologically safe spaces, positively impacting their health and happiness at work.
Business leadership can create more psychologically safe workplaces by keeping employees’ personal brands in mind.
Karen Pearce has been able to successfully build and implement a workplace wellness program to build resilience at her organization, and she’s here to share how and why you can and should do the same on your own.
Are you aware of where you are along your personal leadership journey? Many people believe that those who are in leadership roles need to be doing all of the things all of the time. Today’s guest, however, strives to counter this point by teaching that we can all bring more value to our organizations by being self-aware human beings instead of overworked human doings.
Today’s guest, Dennis Shinski, is all about raising our collective wellness, and he joins me today to share a plethora of ways we can achieve this. From simply acknowledging that things need to change to organization-wide training and education, he shares from experience how being proactive in the mental health space can create a culture of wellness that benefits everyone.
From the very beginning in recruitment and onboarding, company values should be apparent. On today’s episode of the podcast, we learn from Shahzia Noorally the best way to accomplish this through storytelling and building a culture surrounding vulnerability about personal experiences. Share your story, look for connection, and allow space for your people to be human in the workplace.
Darby Young joins us on the podcast today to discuss why accessibility in the workspace is so important and how it can be implemented in the office. Different employees will require unique approaches, and the workforce needs more forward-thinking leaders making offices more accessible and inclusive for all. By being flexible and making the workplace accessible, organizations prove that persons with disabilities are valued workers and not simply there to check boxes.
Today’s guest, Dawn O’Connor, is a productivity expert and she has practical, actionable advice that can help improve productivity by reducing stress for employees across the board. With proper support, training, and boundaries, employees will naturally improve their efficiency and display higher job satisfaction.
Data analytics is just one of the elements in making employees feel happy and valued at work. Today’s guest, Aoife O’Brien, is a Happiness at Work expert, and she joins us to share her expertise in how keeping employees happy is beneficial for everyone. By using data, knowing and meeting the unique needs of employees, and aligning the values of your organization, the workplace can be a psychologically safe space that builds trust, loyalty, and authenticity throughout its ranks.
Did you know 45% of Canadians report being bullied at work? Or that workplace bullying can be in different forms? Ruthann Weeks, our guest this episode, has firsthand experience with toxic workplace environments and has dedicated her professional life to creating psychologically safe spaces for all. Join us this week as she shares some amazing insights into stress management, creating healthy workplaces, professional self-empowerment, and how to keep from becoming just another bystander in these situations. You won’t wanna miss this episode.
Our cultural experiences shape who we are and the color of our skin often shapes the culture we get to experience. To be good leaders, team members, and allies understanding how to approach the topic of race and ethnicity in the workplace is necessary to ensure equal opportunity and clear communication! Join Kanchan Prinsloo, an Executive Coach with a focus of diversity and equity in the workplace, and I as she educates me on race, leadership, and the often overlooked experiences of BIPOC in the workplace.
When it comes to your leadership, are you walking the talk? Think about it. You’re probably saying all the right things to your team, like telling them to take their breaks and vacations and that they can always come talk to you. But are you actually modeling that behavior for them and providing the mechanisms to make sure these things are happening?
t’s apparent that the “typical” workplace is changing, especially with such a huge shift to working from home during the pandemic. But what changes will we see in the next ten years, and how can we evolve our company culture to keep pace?
Today’s guest, Heike Cantrup, was eager to come on the podcast and share how a leader in her life has been able to accomplish creating a psychologically safe space at work. As a contractor, Heike found this especially valuable in making her feel welcome and part of the team. So, how was he able to accomplish this?
Kolbi Kukurba is here on the podcast this week with a simple, but powerful answer. Invest in your people. Implement people-focused strategies that understand where your employees are at with flexibility and compassion.
Adam Nebbs joins the podcast today to discuss his perspective on workplace mental health and why it matters. From leadership support to addressing the stigma around mental health in the workplace, Adam dives into the importance of organizations making mental health a focus and the different tools and resources available so you can meet your people where they’re at.
Today’s guest has a solution for creating positive team mental health: fun at work. Robert Manolson teaches us that the key to building a fun and engaging workplace is creating an energetic, playful experience where people feel comfortable being open and creating connections. In his work, Robert has proven that fun at work is essential to positive team mental health.
Brandy Payne joins the podcast today to share her expertise on creating an engaged and supported leadership, healthy workload balance, and opening communication on mental health in the workplace. By investing time in preventative measures, teams can become more resilient, productive, and avoid burnout. From setting limits to having conversations surrounding employee mental wellness, Brandy shares how leadership can support their team members to get through hard things in a healthy way.
On this episode of the podcast, Christine Bandy jumps in the conversation to give us an answer. Just start simple. You know your people best. Listen intentionally and make the small changes your team needs to feel comfortable truly being themselves at work. Consistent, ongoing support and resources can create a culture shift toward an authentic, human workplace. Tune in now to hear more of Christine’s story and experiences surrounding human connection at work.
I realized I’d lost my hope the day I recognized I got it back. Totally innocuous moment – driving along, thinking of nothing important – when I sat up a little taller…and immediately slouched back down. Waves of emotion were rolling over me, from pride and relief, to fear and
I don’t know about you but I feel like I’m in nothing but meetings…all.day.long. Way more than before the Coronavirus pandemic, when the majority of my colleagues were working at the office and I was working from my home. Something has shifted in our collective mindset – I think a
The magic of Hope started for me exactly a year ago. My husband and I were out on a dog walk and I was feeling blah – moping along, complaining about feeling uninspired, not typically joyful and really, unmotivated to do much more than go through the paces of my
September is my favourite time of year. It’s usually still warm during the day but getting cooler for sleeping at night. The leaves start slowly but surely changing color, starting their colorful descent into fall. And the campgrounds empty out, leaving lots of space for us fall campers! It also
BusinessLink invited me to be on two panels last week, at events they host each month for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Alberta. The topic was well-being and how to manage your health while also growing a business, the struggles of which I’m all too familiar with. Really interesting
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