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Selective Attention

Selective Attention: Our unconscious brain tends to notice what it thinks is important and filter out the rest.We can miss a lot. As you begin unlearning systemic racism you will start to notice patterns and instances that you previously didn’t notice. Accept this and take action. Take a few minutes to watch this very well […]

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Doing the Work

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Brainstorms

One of my favourite parts of growing People Lab has been the People Lab Panels. Every few months, we bring together amazing people to talk about aspects of the core skills (previously known as soft skills) needed to excel in the current and future work world. Obviously, during the current global pandemic, these won’t be […]

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Why coaching matters today.

Covid-19 is stopping many of us in our tracks. I’ve heard it referred to as the great pause. (I’m personally not sure how having a 6-year old at home full time while trying to work full time is a pause) but I do know that while we are overwhelmed personally and professionally, there are highlights. […]

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Techniques to Reduce Overwhelm

One of our clients is the Chief of Staff at a hospital in the US. She asked us to pull together a list of quick and simple techniques she could share with her team to help them build personal resiliency and reduce overwhelm. And she truly meant quick and simple. These were going to be […]

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The Good News about Emotional Intelligence

IT’S A SKILL THAT YOU CAN GROW AND DEVELOP. Whether you are an experienced leader or a new one, Emotional intelligence (EQ)is invaluable. It’s the ability to understand others’ needs, feelings, and behaviours and engage them where they are, all while managing and communicating your own. While Intellectual Intelligence(IQ) focuses on cognitive abilities, EQ focuses […]

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Powerful Communication

One of the most popular workshops I facilitate is Powerful Communication. I partner with the team to build a communication toolkit to ask powerful questions, listen deeply and appreciate the communication habits of others. We explore how leading with compassion, curiosity and candour can radically change a workplace. We achieve this through engaging conversations and […]

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Tip of the Iceberg

How the iceberg analogy can help explain the value of having a coach.

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Vulnerability, Trust and Courage

I’m just diving in to Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead . Yesterday my 5 year old asked me to read to him from the book I’m reading, he does this regularly and it’s one of my favourite things. Sometimes he listens intensely, sometimes he plays with his lego guys, but as I’m reading about vulnerability, […]

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Listening: Your secret power.

I’m Canadian, and a communication matcher. I will do whatever it takes to agree with you. It’s part of my nature. You say “It’s a gorgeous fall day today!” I will say either “Yes, it sure is!” or I might get specific and say, “Yes it sure is, especially this afternoon” or if I think […]