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The Nine Oh Six
50 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 38: Choose to Challenge Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Linda Crockett is known for pioneering the first and only full-service workplace bullying and harassment resource centre in Canada! She is very active in spearheading regional, national and global awareness with active government endorsement since 2010! She has won awards from the Government of Alberta and the University of Calgary for her services. Linda’s clinical and professional training includes a master’s degree specialising in workplace bullying and trauma. She is a certified trauma therapist and social worker with 33 years of experience in her profession. Linda is an active member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment Association and a proud alumnus of the Workplace Bullying Institute in the United States. In this episode Linda unpacks why she call’s workplace harassment and bullying an epidemic and provides examples of how this has showed up in her personal life that led her on her journey to help eradicate it. She shares strategies for victims of workplace harassment and bullying on how they can lead with clarity, courage, confidence and reporting to make their way to recovery. She challenges us all to speak up and act in helping end this epidemic! Links of resources discussed in the show: https://www.guardingmindsatwork.ca/about/about-psychosocial-factors https://www.trackassess.com/
44 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 37: Real Talk with Olivia and Archita
In this the Season 4 opener of The Nine Oh Six, Olivia Cream and Archita Fritz tackle fear, power and limiting beliefs. Learn how to step into your strategic power and identify when you are letting tactical power sideline the clarity on focusing on the controllables. It is a firecracker of an episode to kickoff what promises to be a great new Season!
48 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 36: Choosing to challenge with your voice
Jessica describes herself as a wife, toddler mom, beach bum, aspiring foodie and a Broadway super fan. She is a vocal coach, professor, and researcher who is hell bent on helping women get what they want and change their lives. In this episode she shares how learning to use your voice is powerful! In the way you speak to others, and the way you speak to yourself. She shares her journey with finding her own voice and how the magician’s toolbox that she has built empower many women from the stage to the boardroom!
53 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 35: Choosing to Challenge that Women Can't have it All
Mecca Moore Tartt's love of empowering women and creating safe spaces for women to come together has led to her creating events for women focused on Health/Wellness, Relationships, and Motherhood with the launch of her company BESTU LLC. This busy multi-tasking wife and mother of two beautiful girls shows women that its true “You Can Have It All!”. Mecca a Power 30 Under 30 Recipient strives for excellence in all that she does and shows other women how to do it too. In this episode she shares how important mindset is towards anything you want to accomplish in life. She shares how coaches and advocates can help shape your journey as an 'Only' at the table. Most importantly she implores women to embrace their own health and wellness as they choose to challenge the notion that women can't have it all!
46 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Episode 34: Choosing to Challenge Workplace bullying and retaliation
Dr. Kimberly Young-McLear is a Black, queer, scholar, engineer, and educator who is unreservedly committed to human resilience, human dignity, and human rights. Inspired by her educational foundation at Florida A&M University and the long legacy of freedom fighters from the African diaspora, she became an anti-bullying and anti-harassment policy expert who uses evidence-based research to promote justice and equity. In 2019, she was one of few LGBTQ active duty service members invited as a State of the Union Guest of Honor. Kimberly represented Connecticut’s 2nd District for her tireless efforts to stand against systemic bullying and harassment in the Coast Guard. Following her public testimony at a joint Congressional hearing into the Coast Guard, she has been credited for the advancement of over 30 service-wide policy changes. In this episode she unpacks what carrying the badge of whistleblower brings and how she has had to build up her self esteem. She shares how she doesn't let fear get in her way of having the audacity to be her full self and so much more!
30 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 33: Leading with grace and resilience as a two time cancer survivor
Jessica Michalak, a two time cancer survivor #chosetochallenge two diagnosis as she fought Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jess was first diagnosed at the age of 19 and then seven years later she found herself as a patient in the stem cell transplant unit where she served as an ICU nurse. She finds strength in her meditation, prayer, mindfulness and gratitude practice. She encourages all to embrace the challenges they are given because oftentimes those challenges can lead to blessings you didn’t expect. For Jess, it was her cancer diagnosis that brought her to her nursing career and doctorate degree, using which she now cares for and comforts patients and family members as they navigate their journey’s through what might seem like insurmountable challenges.
48 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 32: Real Talk with Archita and Olivia
On this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Archita and Olivia unpack how we all can intentionally ride the ship vs. the wave of the social injustice movement. They then look at the workplace and talk through the impact of the bystander effect and how important it is to choose to challenge our limiting beliefs, those of others in a way, in which you can control the controllables. They wrap it up with talking about the shadow we cast as leaders, workplace burnout and how asking for help and knowing how to do so has never been more important than now! Tune in to unpack how you #choosetochallenge!
40 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 31: Choosing to Challenge Aviation as the first Black female aviator in the U.S Coast Guard
Jeanine McIntosh Menze was awarded her ‘wings of gold’ on June 24, 2005 and became the first Black female aviator in the 215-year history of the United States Coast Guard! In this episode of The Nine Oh Six Jeanine shares how her staying true to not only her why but her how helps her conquer fear in all walks of her life. She challenges us to cancel out the noise, especially the negative self talk that keeps ‘the only’s’ from seeking with clarity the light they were meant to shine in. She encourages us all to reach back and pull up another person as we continue to scale our leadership journeys.
65 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Episode 30: Choosing to Challenge Systemic Racism in the U.S Justice System with curiosity and kindness
In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Sanhita Sen who works for the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia. shares how she is choosing to challenge systemic racism in the United States Justice system by helping Philadelphia launch a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission. She shares how this is the most important and challenging work she has ever done. She deconstructs how her class, career, education and race motivate and fuel her passion for finding ‘individual justice’. She challenges with kindness on how we can be intentional in what we choose to challenge and how uncomfortable we are willing to get. She walks us through the power of being the opressor and being opressed and her continued journey to challenge the underlying power conversation which requires an investment in imagination.
5 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Bonus: Season Three Sneak Peek #ChoosetoChallenge
This episode provides a sneak peek into Season Three of The Nine Oh Six. Lots of changes: new guest co-host Olivia Cream join us this season! Focus this season is #ChoosetoChallenge. We will interview extraordinary women who are being intentional in what they #ChoosetoChallenge. Season 3 episodes drop March 8th!
24 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Episode 29: Season Two Finale - Real Talk with Meha and Archita
In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Meha and Archita reflect on the year that was 2020 - our personal journeys, how we navigated the year and what continues to shape us and our approach to life, including the social justice reckoning in the U.S. We also share how we plan to show up in 2021, and most importantly, we express our gratitude to our listeners, our family and our friends.
43 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Episode 28: Winning as an 'Only': From the U.S. Coast Guard to Corporate America
Olivia Grant-Cream is a U.S. Veteran born and raised in Jamaica, and is one of the first Black female Engineer Officers of a major Coast Guard cutter to graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Olivia has spent the past decade working in the healthcare industry in Human Resources, and is passionate about changing the face of Corporate America. Recently, she started a coaching practice to help under-represented high performers discover their why and win in the workplace. Olivia is also writing a book - "The Only: A survival guide for under represented employees in Corporate America." In this episode Olivia challenges our listeners to ask the right questions in the pursuit to discovering their individual 'why', especially when part of an underrepresented community. She also reflects on her experiences in the U.S. Coast Guard and how we should empower ourselves with our intentions.
34 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Episode 27: Leadership Lessons as an Executive in Social Impact and as a New Mom
Anastasia Thatcher Marceau is an executive in social impact consulting at Accenture. She's also a world traveler, an adjunct professor at The New School in New York City, and mom to two young daughters. In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Anastasia shares with us how she dealt with the new reality of going back to corporate life after maternity leave, and how she is teaching her daughters the concept of self-love. Anastasia also reflects on how we don't need a title to make a difference in our workplace or our communities.
34 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 26: Breaking stereotypes and leading with curiosity
Monique Ball continues to break stereotypes society has and continues to place on her. Very early on, education empowered her to her first job in broadcasting and has been her cornerstone as she moved up the ladder in digital advertising prior to transitioning to be a stay at home mom and most recently a licensed real estate agent. In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Monique highlights how she decided at age nine that she was not going to be a 'stereotype' that society expected her to be. She discusses how going to a historically black university gave her an opportunity to live four years as one of a majority, preparing and empowering her for the rest of her life as a minority. She finally challenges us to be curious, as she believes curiosity drives connection.
35 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Episode 25: U.S. Election Special - A Conversation with Saloni Multani, CFO of the Biden-Harris Campaign
Saloni Multani is the Chief Financial Officer of the Biden-Harris campaign for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Saloni underscores for us why we all have a responsibility in playing our part in our democracy. She shares how her journey in corporate America took on a different turn when she reflected on what she can do as an individual to make a difference in this world. Saloni also reflects on how she is raising her daughters to be educated and responsible young citizens, and gives us specific actions that we all can take, in the days to go before the U.S. Presidential election.
44 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Episode 24: Writing her many life stories with courage, compassion and empathy
Annette Maxberry-Carrara has many stories. From helping her Afghan daughter escape the Taliban, Annette herself escaping the Algerian civil war to political activism in the United States, her experiences are rich and unencumbered. She lives her life through the power of imagination to battle chronic pain from lupus and fibromyalgia, not giving failure power and working through adversity.
38 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Episode 23: Leading a Diverse and Inclusive Life...as an Executive and as a Mother
Tamika Jean-Baptiste is an executive in the diversity, inclusion and belonging space. She is also a mother who is raising her young son with a strong, value-based multicultural identity. In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, Tamika shares how her life experiences, role models and her 'village' have all shaped her into the strong leader and mother that she is today. Tamika also emphasizes to us that diversity is a reality, and inclusion is a behavior...and behavior needs to be exercised over time. And ultimately, we all are a byproduct of our own life experiences.
27 minutes | May 27, 2020
Episode 22: Bonus Episode- A Soldier, a Doctor, and a Mother on the Frontlines of a Pandemic
In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, we catch up with Dr. Ashlesha Tawde - a Major in the Indian Army. Ashlesha is a Soldier, a Doctor, and a Mother - and today, she is an active physician working in rural India, in the midst of a global pandemic. Ashlesha shares with us how how her army background has trained her for facing crisis situations. She discusses the revolutionary impact of technology in building awareness of COVID-19 in Indian communities. Ashlesha also reflects on how positivity is a weapon, and how we all truly are warriors today during this pandemic.
15 minutes | May 26, 2020
Episode 21: Leading with resilience and self-awareness during a crisis (mini episode)
In this episode of The Nine Oh Six, we catch up with Elsbeth Hurry - an entrepreneur and life coach. Elsbeth discusses how she has prioritised making strong connections during the time of a crisis. This has led her to reset short term goals while not losing sight of her vision of what she wants to accomplish. She shares how resilience and self-awareness coupled with courage will help us lead with more purpose.
15 minutes | May 26, 2020
Episode 20: The Importance of Female Role Models in a Global Crisis
In this mini episode of The Nine Oh Six, we check back in with Trisha Oreta. Trisha is an international banking executive based in New York City. Today, we talk about managing a team during a global crisis, and how she's had to reset expectations for herself with what success looks like as we adjust to this new normal. We also reflect on the importance of showing vulnerability, particularly as female role models, during these challenging times.
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