27 - Crafting Your Personal Story - Pamela Slim

In today's episode of The Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal speaks to Pamela Slim. Pamela is an author, community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.

Pam is best known for her book Escape from Cubicle Nation (named Best Small Business and Entrepreneur book of 2009 from 800 CEO Read) along with her follow up book Body of Work.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

- Pamela's Story. (3:46) 
- Helping to build meaning and purpose at work. (8:45)
- Ignoring fear is ignoring instincts. (12:51) 
- How do I create my story? (14:21)
- Completing an assessment of your roots. (16:30)
- Connecting your experience with your roots. (19:57)
- Bart crafts his story with Pamela. (22:57) 
- Writing Body of Work (31:21)

Learn more about Pamela here: pamelaslim.com/

Check-out her books: pamelaslim.com/books/

26 - Speak Up To Promote Mental Health In The Workplace - Deborah Gillis

On this week's episode, Bart Egnal speaks to Deborah Gillis, President and CEO of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). As a recognized thought leader on gender equality, diversity and inclusion, Deborah has dedicated her career to driving social change.

In this episode, Deborah speaks on the importance of having open conversations in the workplace regarding mental health, and what we can do to better address issues related to it.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

- What does CAMH do?(5:21) 
- What culture can we aspire too?(9:39)
- Inclusive workplace conversations. (10:59)
- Telling stories and experiences around the issues. (13:38) 
- Having role models in the workplace. (13:50)
- How to talk to someone who may be experiencing issues. (17:06)
- Not just about Management - anyone can help a co-worker. (20:46)
- Leaders set the tone. (22:18) 
- Future of mental health issues in the workplace. (24:39)

To find out more about the work Deborah does, click here:
www.camh.ca/en/driving-change/a…-bio-deborah-gillis

Listen Now to hear more!

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25 - Ground Your Communication and Leadership In Your Values - Mike Cory

In this episode, Bart Egnal speaks with Mike Cory, Chief Operating Officer at CN Rail. They discuss the factors that contribute to being a leader, and what it means to lead. Mike talks about his growth within CN and what has made him successful over the years.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

How to define leadership? (3:04)
Thirst to be curious. (3:36)
The value of teamwork and leadership. (4:21)
Leadership is about sharing. (8:55) 
Create the experience. (10:43) 
Helping different teams communicate. (12:00)
Clarity on the mission. (13:47)
How to communicate the mission. (16:32)
Using experiences your audience will relate too. (18:08)
Where integrity and trust comes in. (21:22)
Keep learning, serve and collaborate. (27:52)
Having the courage to course-correct. (28:31)

Listen Now to hear more!

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24 - Fostering A Commitment To Lifelong Learning - Elizabeth MacGillivray

Bart Egnal interviews Elizabeth MacGillivray who is a Global Learning and Development Leader at Mercer. They talk about the benefits and importance of organizations taking on a "life-long learning" mindset.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

The future is now! (6:41) 
New demands on leadership (8:02)
What qualities should leaders foster? (9:50)
Teaching balance between humility and confidence in leadership. (13:25)
Change in leadership qualities from 10 years ago. (15:43)
Life-long learning is important. (17:47)
Adopting a learning mindset. (18:22)
Embrace change and learning. (22:38) 
What is VUCA? (23:04)
Changing the culture around learning. (29:15)

Listen Now to hear more!

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Check out Mercer for great articles on the future of work:
mercer.com
www.mercer.com/our-thinking/navi…ture-of-work.html

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23 - Myth Busting: How To Challenge Beliefs and Drive Change - Mike Michalowicz

On this week's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal interviews Mike Michalowicz who is a business author and speaker. Mike brings to light some of the issues we face in our career when it comes to the hustle, work-life balance and why we should stop pivoting and move to aligning.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

Mike's journey. (4:15)
Using a journal as a outlet to relieve stress. (5:33) 
What would you do with all the money in the world? (6:42) 
What entrenched beliefs get in the way? (8:33)
Entrepreneurs who focus on deep growth. (11:09)
The myth of grinding and how to tackle it. (14:36)
What's your hustle? (15:37) 
It can take a life set-back to adjust your thinking. (21:25) 
The downside of "pivoting" and why alignment is better. (23:18) 
Different is better! (30:19)

Listen Now to hear more!

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Learn more about Mike and his books here:
www.mikemichalowicz.com/

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22 - Project Management and Communication -- What You Must Do From Start to Finish - David Markwell

On this week's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal interviews David Markwell who is the Senior Vice President Information Technology at Loblaw Companies Limited. They talk about the many aspects involved in delivering a project, and why communication plays such an important role to the success.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

Why IT projects succeed? (4:20)
Examples of communication failures (6:20) 
Details and jargon that get in the way of client communication. (7:43) 
The stakeholders perspective. (10:51)
Lack of ownership, an IT problem. (11:57)
How to link building communication into project leadership? (16:47) 
How to handle and communicate through set-backs? (20:35)
Bringing teams together. (25:03) 
When to pull the plug on a project. (28:30)
Having good communication

Listen Now to hear more!

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21 - The Changing World of Executive Education - Bruce Wiesner

On this week's episode of the Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal interviews Bruce Wiesner who is the Associate Dean at The Sauder School of Business. They discuss current education and the future of education for executives.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

How is learning changing? (3:43) 
Why the model of 'imparting knowledge' is going away. (6:42)
Understanding the business challenges is a key offering. (10:52)
Why listening is key. (13:44)
Faculty engagement and asking what is important to them. (18:49)
Strategies to handle resistance. (24:04)
Lessons from trying to communicate new way of learning. (27:10) 
Why pace of change is key. (33:04)

Listen Now to hear more!

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Learn more about Bruce Wiesner and Sauder School of Business here:
www.sauder.ubc.ca/ 
www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/Executi…bout_Us/Our_Team

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20 - How to Sell Authentically - Mo Bunnell

On this week's episode, Bart Egnal speaks with Mo Bunnell.

Mo Bunnell is the Founder and CEO of Bunnell Idea Group, who has taught business development and influence skills to over 12,000 people. You can learn Mo’s methods for growing your influence in his new book, THE SNOWBALL SYSTEM: How to Win More Business and Turn Clients into Raving Fans, at snowballsystem.com and get a gratis, 8-part video training on creating demand at createdemandcourse.com.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

- What the Snowball System is about. (3:13) 
- Everyone has a role in selling ideas. (4:22)
- Why people are uncomfortable with the idea of selling. (4:33)
- Learning leadership. (5:37)
- Success depends on the ability to influence. (8:28) 
- The science of how people think. (9:55) 
- What will your audience respond too? (13:07) 
- 3 Ways to make sure your message fits with your audience. (16:33)
- 5 Ways to persuade and be likable. (18:44) 
- Follow-up questions the highly correlate with likability. (24:49) 
- People aren't bad at closing - they're bad at creating demand. (32:21)
- 4 Steps to build up to the close. (33:26)
- Why proposals fail. (36:19)

Listen Now to hear more!

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Learn more about Mo Bunnell here:

mobunnell.com/book/
www.bunnellideagroup.com/

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19 - Leading Change in Education - Garth Nichols

On this week's episode, Bart Egnal speaks to Garth Nichols, Vice Principal, Student Engagement and Experiential Development at Havergal College about creating and implementing change in the education system.

He discusses the initiatives he took at Havergal College and the challenges that come along with leading change.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

- What is a teacher? (2:32)
- How do you start leading change? (9:34) 
- Dealing with organizational change. (14:32) 
- Responding to cultural resistance. (15:35) 
- Creating a symposium. (21:05)
- Engaging people in what good learning organizations do. (22:08)
- Embracing dissenting voices, when creating change. (23:20) 
- Importance of flexibility when introducing cultural change. (25:40) 
- Communicating changes. (29:19)

Listen Now to hear more!

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Learn more about Garth Nichols and his work here:

cohort21.com/
twitter.com/Think_teach

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18 - Creating A Tribe of Storytellers

On this week's episode, Bart Egnal speaks to both Keri Fraser (Vice President, people Services) and Kerris Hourgary (Director, Talent Acquisition) from Colliers about the significance of creating a storytelling culture within the business.

Here are some moments from their conversation:

- What is storytelling (4:14)
- Why storytelling was previously underutilized (6:29)
- How to start building storytelling capability (9:16)
- What is a story bank? (16:55) 
- How to tell other people's stories (17:27) 
- What are the keys to telling better stories (22:30)
- How can organizations benefit from a storytelling capability? (24:44)

Listen now to hear more!

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Learn More about Keri and Kerris here: 
www.collierscanada.com/people/keri-fraser
www.collierscanada.com/people/kerris-hougardy

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17 - What It Takes To Communicate Successfully Through Negotiation - Geoff Lyster

On this weeks Inspire Podcast, Bart Egnal speaks with Geoff Lyster who is a Partner at Fasken. Geoff specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and speaks on the importance of having clear communication with his clients.

They discuss:


- The importance of building authentic rapport.
- Getting a good understanding of what both parties involved are 
looking to achieve.
- Managing Emotions during negotiations to achieve success.

Listen now to hear more!

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Learn More about Groff here: 
www.fasken.com/en/geoff-lyster#s…9734%20descending

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16 - How You Need To Communicate To Lead In The Evolving World of Work - Kathy Woods

Did you catch the latest Inspire Podcast episode?

Bart Egnal speaks to Kathy Woods, Partner at Deloitte about the evolving world of work.

They discuss:

- What can be expected in the future of work?

- Leading in an evolving environment includes:

- How you think differently

- How you act differently

- How you react differently

- The new imperatives from a communication perspective:

- Be authentic: Share your challenges/experiences.

- Be a storyteller: Connect with your audience.

- Be present: Create the right moments and recognize the moments that matter when they occur.

Listen now!

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Learn more about Kathy here: https://lnkd.in/eVADsvC

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15 - How to Resolve Conflict: Lessons from a Leading Litigation Lawyer - Gordon Capern

Starting today we are moving over to a weekly podcast release! Tune in every week for a new episode.

In this episode, Bart Egnal interviews Gordon Capern who is a partner at Paliare Roland Barristers about his experience in litigation. Gordon explains some root causes for conflict and why winning can be rarely about the money.

Listen now!
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Learn more about Gordon here: www.paliareroland.com/lawyers/detail…/gordon-capern

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14 - How To Be A High Performance Coach - Dane Jensen

In this podcast Bart Egnal speaks with Dane Jensen, CEO of Performance Coaching.

Dane explains how coaching can help individuals understand what high-level performance is and help them realize their potential.

Tune in next week to learn more!
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Learn more about Dane and Performance coaching here: lnkd.in/gpuC85k

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13 - Creating the Perfect Match Through Inspirational Communication - Lessons From Executive Search

In today's episode Bart Egnal speaks to Nick Chambers, Partner at Boyden about the value an executive search professional provides for their clients.

Nick goes in depth about the the important steps that surround finding the right candidate for an open position. We look into three areas in which the company and the executive search professional must have clear communication.

Tune in next week to hear the details!

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12 - The Hard Work You Must Do To Become Exceptional On Stage - Greg Wells

Are you looking for the key to being exceptional on stage? Then listen to today's podcast, where Bart Egnal speaks to Dr. Greg Wells about some important aspects to take into consideration when preparing for major speaking opportunities.

Dr. Greg Wells, President of the Wells Group dives into his experiences with addressing large groups, and what he has done to prepare to be a great speaker.

Find out more about Dr. Greg Wells and his work here: 
drgregwells.com/

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11 -How To Pitch An Idea — And Maybe End Up Changing The World... The Story of the Rumie Initiative

In this podcast learn about how the Rumie Initiative is revolutionizing global education.

Bart speaks to Tariq Fancy, Founder and Chairman of the Rumie Initiative about how the idea first came to be, and the steps taken to being his vision to life. Tariq shares his experience involved to first create the initiative, to pitching it and working to secure funding.

Listen now to learn now Rumie is changing the world.

Learn more about Tariq Fancy and the Rumie Initiative here:www.rumie.org/

10 - Unlocking The Power of Authenticity - Jodi Kovitz

Are you ready to lead authentically? Here is some insight from a leader who uses her authenticity to connect with her audience.

Bart Egnal speaks to Jodi Kovitz, Founder and CEO of #Movethedial. Jodi provides insight on her movement. #Movethedial, works to increase the participation and leadership of women in tech. Jodi tells us about creating her vision from her own experience and provides lessons on what you can do to #movethedial.

Learn more about Jodi Kovitz here: movethedial.com/
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9 - Changing Cycling For The Better By Speaking Up For Gender Equity - Ellen Noble

Bart Egnal speaks with Professional Cyclocross and Mountain Bike Racer, Ellen Noble about gender equity.

Ellen Noble shares her exciting movement #bunnyhopthepatriarchy and how she has helped speak up for gender equity in cycling. 
She provides insight on her movement, along with how to answer questions that challenge your commitment to equity.

Learn more about Ellen Noble here: ellennoble.com/

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8 - From Plumbing to Purpose - How You Can Create a Higher Calling In Work and Life - Jin Montesano

In this interview Bart Egnal speaks to Jin Montesano, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Lixil Group about defining your corporate purpose, and taking all the right steps to work towards it. Jin gives us insight onto the Lixil purpose, and provides lessons for building your corporate narrative.

Learn more about Lixil and Unicef's partnership here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PREimrYBTLQwww.lixil.com/en/makeasplash/