People Lab Brainstorms

We gather smart people to discuss topics around leadership, team building, and communication. Every month is a different topic. If you have thoughts, insights, or know someone we should talk to – email us.

Upcoming Brainstorms

JUNE 2020: Psychological Safety during a Pandemic. Gratitude during Loss. Craving human contact while fearing human contact. What are the polarities and paradoxes we are experiencing and how do we navigate them?

July 2020: Our working lives have changed during the pandemic. Which new habits should we keep, and which should we discard?

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Powerful Communication

panel discussion

Deep listening, and powerful conversations. How leading with compassion, curiosity and candour can radically change a workplace.

Panelists: Alyssa Huggins, Xania Khan, Anthony Morgan

Being Human @ Work

panel discussion

Our panelists talked about their personal and professional experiences with being authentic at work.

Panelists: J’net AyAy Qwa Yak Sheelth, Michelle de Clair, Andreas Souvaliotis

Resiliency & Adaptability

panel discussion

Our Panelists shared their personal experiences, insights and advice for building resiliency & adaptability.

Panelists: Hassell Aviles, Andy Forest, Julie Jarvis, Renante Rondina

Kindness & Compassion

panel discussion

Our panelists explored the impact of Kindness & Compassion as tools for Authentic Leadership. It was an incredible conversation.

Panelists: Sean McSweeney, Rudy Ruttiman, Michelle Krasny, Anil Kanji, Sadia Zaman.


SKETCH is a community arts enterprise engaging diverse young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who live homeless or on the margins and navigate poverty to:

  • experience the transformative power of the arts
  • build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts
  • cultivate social and environmental change through the arts

People Lab donates all proceeds from our People Lab Panels to this incredible organization.

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