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39 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
21 - How to work on Fatigue...the less fun F-word!
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast where we dive into topics of life, business and leadership, to help us all be better versions of ourselves tomorrow than we were yesterday.Fatigue is a real thing for small-medium business owners and leaders in many organizations. If you're fatigued, you're not doing stuff. If you're not doing stuff, you're not able to devote dedicated time to your business, home or communities.Sure the pandemic accelerated the issues of low energy, but the fight against fatigue started before and will continue after. Today, Kiran, Nicole and Jason sit down to discuss a bunch of ways to remove fatigue from our day-to-day and create our own energy to thrive.
64 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
20 - Justin Reves on Your Incredible Power in the New World
We imagine a world where people and teams are inspired to dream bigger and enabled to achieve more.Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, business and leadership, to help us all be better versions of ourselves tomorrow than we were yesterday. Today, Kiran and I are extremely fortunate to sit down and chat with Justin Reves. We dig into why everyone, include leaders, need to understand social and how we can best spend our time in social. Why just getting someone young to 'deal with social media' is a mistake, and what the Game of Thrones has to do with the power of the new world and why we don't need permission anymore to go straight to our customers. Oh, and of course, we talk about the great moose war of the 21st century - Moose Jaw Saskatchewan versus Norway!You don't want to miss this one!Justin on LinkedInJustin on YouTube
36 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
19 - Feeding Forward for Effective Feedback
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, leadership and learning, to help us all just be better versions of ourselves tomorrow than we were yesterday. How does the brain react to feedback and how do we use growth mindset to use feedback as a gift? Today, Kiran and Jason tackle those questions and delve into the value of knowing your why as you give and receive feedback, a couple easy feedback tools to add to your communication toolkit, and the most important thing to have in place to make your feedback-based conversations much easier.
43 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
18 - Six pitfalls of the well-intentioned (and ideas on how to get over them)
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, leadership and learning, to help us all learn and grow, so we can be successful personally and professionally.The likelihood that we, as leaders at work or on the team at home, new or experienced, are inherently endowed with the perfect blend of traits, experience, and skills that prevent any mistakes from occurring…well, that's a pretty low chance.Our goal today is to spare you some of the self-inflicted sufferings that we, and many other leaders, have had to learn harsh lessons from along the way. Join Kiran and Jason as they whip through six pitfalls of the well-intentioned, and provide a few ideas to overcome them on your own terms.
38 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
17 - How to Improve Your Storytelling
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, leadership and learning, to help us all learn and grow, so we can be successful personally and professionally. We carry out our everyday routines and behave according to the stories we most believe in, and these days, that story is changing as we write it. Having the insight and tools for finding, owning and sharing your stories build stronger organizations, cultures, creates better teamwork, more fulfillment for yourself, and creates change. Today Kiran and I sit down and start to scratch the surface of storytelling; the five key components of a good story, why relating and creating emotional connection are so important, and the first, most critical step you can take to start becoming a better story teller.
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
16 - Matt Snyder on Leadership as an Emerging Discipline
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, leadership and learning, to help us all learn and grow, so we can be successful personally and professionally. Today we sit down with Matt Snyder, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Ontario. Matt has had an extensive career as an HR practitioner, specializing primarily in employee/labour relations and organizational development; and has worked as an HR leader for the Province of Ontario, SickKids Hospital, and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre for the past 15 yearsMatt has recently completed a Masters in Leadership, and holds Executive Education Certificates from the Rotman School of Business and from the Harvard Business School.What comes across clearly ins our discussion with Matt today is that he's an enthusiastic believer that people are the differentiating factor for business, and that leadership and team effectiveness are the foundations to create an environment in which all of an organizations people can thrive.
54 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
15 - Pam Ross on Making Work Awesome!
Hey there, welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life, leadership and learning, to help us all learn and grow, so we can be successful personally and professionally. Today we sit down with Pam Ross, who believes work shouldn’t suck, and that everyone has the power to make it better. In 2011, Pam quit the corporate world to start Blue Rebel Works, with a mission to make work awesome. Pam brings positive psychology, self-management practices, and her training in Results-Only Work Environment™ to her clients to build more engaged and innovative workplaces where people are free to do their best work. Pam Ross is a sought after speaker about the future of work, the founder of the Reinvent Work Summit, and the co-author of the Blueprint for Workplace Reinvention. She has been featured in Huffington Post, on CTV, and in HR Magazine. Pam shares with us how culture is created by actions, not intentions…an innovative way to structure your 1-on-1 and team meetings, and how to shift leading in a results-focused way rather than by measuring bums in seats. Oh, and we have a bunch of fun and laughs throughout our chat.Pam Ross on LinkedinBlue Rebel WorksBlue Rebel Works - Catalyst Course
59 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
14 - Doug Pflug on Vulnerability Values and Hope in Action
Today we sit down with Doug Pflug. Doug retired as a Sergeant with the Guelph Police Service after 28 years of exemplary service. He holds an executive leadership, high-performance leadership, change leadership and managing for execution certificates from Cornell University. He's been honored by being awarded the Queen's Sovereign medal for Volunteers in 2020, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, The Governor General-Police Exemplary Medal in 2010 and was twice awarded Chief of Police Commendations for two separate life-saving efforts. In 1994, he started IRONWILL 360 where he coached, counselled and mentored athletes in the NHL, AHL, NCAA, OHL, National and Provincial Levels. Doug has coached the Guelph Wellington Buns Master Rollers Special Olympics Floor hockey team the past 12 years highlighted by a Silver Medal at the 2017 World Special Olympics Winter Games-Floor Hockey in Graz, Austria. Doug shares with us why that little dash on tombstones matters so much, what actioning vulnerability in leadership, policing and life looks like, how to identify your 4 core values and how the SARA model can help us keep grounded as leaders.Check out Doug's work and contributions:Rise Up and Excel - WebsiteIronWill360 - TwitterIronWill360 - InstagramIronWill360 - Facebook
51 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
13 - Bruno Jean on Constant Renewal
Welcome to the Thrively podcast, where we dive into topics of life and leadership to help us all learn and grow, so we can be even more successful personally and professionally. Today we sit down with Bruno Jean - long-standing government of Canada public servant (turned coach), trained pilot, stained-glass artist and professional musician. Bruno is gracious and talks to us about constant renewal as a person and professional, four guiding principles that helped him succeed and stay true to himself over the years, and how there's rich learning through failure. Please enjoy our time with our friend, Bruno Jean.*Credit to Bruno Jean for the "Hummel Trumpet Concerto, 3rd movement" as the intro to this episode
64 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
12 - Mike Sazynski on Formidable Leadership
Welcome to the Thrively podcast. In this episode, Kiran and Jason had a tonne of fun talking to Mike Sazynski, vice president of the Saskatchewan's Project Leaders unit with Colliers International. Mike has been involved in the delivery of several multi-million dollar projects throughout Saskatchewan, and he's viewed as a leader in all forms of project delivery in the province. We sit down with Mike (virtually) to dig into and tell a few stories about leadership and why it's critical to business development and selling your ideas, how to serve your customers and applaud your team, knowing who you are and taking care of yourself, and how failure makes you a more formidable and fulfilled.
54 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
11 - How to Begin
We're at the beginning of a brand new year and for many that means defining new goals. For some, that's easy and for others it's not as easy to decide. How and where do we begin? Join Kiran and Jason as they tackle this from a place of uncertainty and ambiguity to vision, understanding and agility. We invite you to contemplate, question and play with all the things we talk about today.
55 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
10 - Top Leader Learnings to Take into 2021
Welcome to the last episode of Season 1 of the Thrively podcast. Join Kiran and Jason as they reflect on the top leadership lessons that have carried them through challenges like we had in 2020, and share how they've applied those lessons in their work and home. Join us for our upcoming Season 2 of the Thrively podcast with a couple format changes and guests we're excited to connect with. Thank you for all the encouragement and feedback for improvement, we're hoping Season 2 is as valuable to you as the first.
50 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
9 - [demo] How to Build Trust
There's no denying that any strong relationship is based on a foundation of trust. Join Kiran, Nicole and Jason work through an exercise you can do yourself to improve trust, demonstrate vulnerability in a low-risk way and help team members understand one another at a fundamental level so that you, and they, can assume good intent from one anothers behaviours and intentions.
37 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
8 - The Power and Pitfall of Positive Thinking
The Thrively Team has some fun today tackling the power and pitfall of positivity and why optimism might be a better answer. If the opposite of dark is light, is positivity the answer to negativity? Can making the choice to employ a positive mindset negate the negativity in the world? And, has Winnie the Pooh had the answer all along?!?
46 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
7 - Living and Leading Virtually
We are months into a pandemic that has changed the face of almost every workplace in the world. Organizations are embracing remote work to varying degrees, which has caused people to struggle to lead, to be self-organized, to adjust to the lack of socialization, and find ways to stay inspired, empowered, and productive. In this podcast the Thrively team delves into the topic of leading and living virtually and addresses some of the challenges that have come from this shift.
45 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
6- Feedback and Growth with Paul Delmas
Receiving and giving feedback can be hard. But feedback can also be a gift that drives our personal learning and the growth of our families, teams and organizations. Join the Thrively team with their guest, Paul Delmas, a Loblaw executive turned leadership coach, as they delve into the topic of feedback and how we can use it to grow. Paul also shares some of the secret sauce at Lowlaw that’s helping shape a company that supports our country in this crucial time.
49 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
5 - Valuing Values
Companies everywhere have values posted on their walls and included in their publications. But what are values? How do they impact our lives? How can we use them as a game changer in our leadership at home, work or in our community? Join us on this episode of the Thrively podcast as we share some thoughts on the value of values, some of the misconceptions around them, and how you can live the value of your own values in an authentic way.
51 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
4 - Teams are Just a Bunch of I's
How many teams are you a member of? How many of those teams are collaborative and high performing, and how many are plagued with problems? Have you taken a moment to dig deep and uncover the root of those problems? In this podcast, the Thrively team discuss the foundations of teamwork and the role leadership plays in ensuring teams are healthy, collaborative and productive.
44 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
3 - Dirty Dirty Perfection
Today we’re digging into that dirty word, "perfection." We'll explore what it is, touching on a few myths and misconceptions, and how seeking perfection might actually be holding us back from achieving success and happiness. We'll share helpful strategies with you that can empower all of us to use 'perfect' at the right times, so we don't fall into those ugly traps.
44 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
1 - Mastering Courage
Courage is contagious, but fear and comfort keep us from being as courageous as leaders, business owners, and sometimes even podcasters. We explore how to show up courageous in the face of unknowns and fears, and making it work out despite the challenges...and it starts with our beginnings together in beautiful British Columbia.
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