Welcome back to SEASON 2! Thank you to all of our listeners for making our podcast such a success!
Dr. Betty Pries - Creating Organizational Health with Policies, Tough Conversations, and Unconditional Positive Regard
With over 28 years of experience coaching, mediating, training, facilitating and consulting, Betty is highly regarded as a Conflict, Change, and Leadership Specialist. Betty specializes in working with complex challenges, supporting leaders and their organizations to be at their best. Betty’s capacity to care deeply, listen well, and provide wise and thoughtful support allows her to help her clients engage in tough, meaningful, and important conversations, set directions, and achieve positive organizational change.
Betty is a specialist in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), leading anti-racism / anti-prejudice workshops, supporting EDI committees, reviewing and writing EDI-related policies, coaching leaders, and offering support to organizations wrestling with EDI challenges.
Betty brings a wealth of experience to her work, having worked with a wide range of organizations, both nationally and internationally. Betty has extensive education, training, and experience in coaching, mediation, negotiation, consensus building, consultation, facilitation, and organizational health. As Co-Founder and CEO at Credence, Betty’s great joy has been the opportunity to mentor and support the growth of the Credence Team. Betty has a Ph.D. from the Free University Amsterdam on the topic of conflict transformation. She is a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario. Betty is a regular instructor at the University of Waterloo.
How to Find Dr. Betty Pries:
Join in the last episode of our first season of the Harassment Free Workplace Podcast. Learn how to increase happiness in your workplace. Don't we all need more happiness in our lives? Let's create it at work too.
Maryann Kerr is Chief Happiness Officer, CEO, and principal consultant with the Medalist Group. Maryann has worked in the social profit sector for 34 years and helped raise over $110M. She has led at the local, provincial, national, and international levels and is passionate about her family, feminism, and continuous learning.
Maryann knows that successful organizations create and nurture a climate where everyone understands their role; politics are minimal; engagement is high and turnover low. Environments where employees co-create the roadmap to mission delivery. Compassion, kindness and a deep commitment to the co-creation of collaborative and productive workplaces are core to her work.
Maryann has participated on many social profit boards and committees and her first book, “Tarnished: It’s time to rebuild, reimagine and repurpose the social profit sector,” will be out this Fall.
Maryann earned her master’s in organizational leadership and is currently applying to do her Ph.D. If that doesn’t come through, Maryann will take her research idea and turn it into her next book.
How to find Maryann Kerr:
Jasvinder Sandhu - Employment Lawyer - A Case Study in Sexual Harassment
Listen as Jasvinder Sandhu and I discuss a case of sexual harassment in the workplace. We discuss the takeaways that everyone can learn from this case.
Jasvinder Sandhu, Esq. - After having worked on Bay Street for a couple of different firms, she went in-house at one of the big-5 Canadian banks and worked most recently in the employee relations space. While she focuses much of her practice in Ontario, she is licensed in the great state of New Jersey and comes to us with a lens of an employer, advocate, and politician. She runs a successful solicitor's boutique here in Ontario and dabbles in politics part-time as a municipal representative.
Where to find Jasvinder:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/slpclaw
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SLPCLawyers/
Join Leslie and me as we talk about how to lead your team through such massive change with courage!
Leslie is passionate about what it takes to live with Courage - and inspiring others to do the same. Having risen from the ashes of loss, abuse, betrayal, and illness, her mission is to inspire people on a global scale to get unstuck, stop settling for less than they desire, and harness the courage to create major breakthroughs!
Leslie is a dynamic speaker who has presented live to more than 100,000 people around the world dedicated to achieving their full potential and living their best life. She is in high demand as a speaker and personal development coach.
The National Speaker’s Association awarded Leslie their highest honor of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Less than 17% of NSA members worldwide hold this prestigious title.
Leslie is a member of the exclusive “Inner Fitness Team” at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, consistently voted “Best Spa in the World” by Travel and Leisure magazine. There, she brings her unique approach, inspiring guests to live a life without limits. Leslie has a unique talent for helping people overcome their “limiting beliefs” to create exponential success in all areas of their lives. Her newest book, Outrageous Achievement, is a #1 International Bestseller on Amazon.
Where to find Leslie Zann:
Linked IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliezann/
Come and join the tough conversation of microaggressions and racism in the workplace and learn how to address microaggressions in a way that works.
Rhonda “Rikki” Smith is the founder and Chief Training Officer of Stratus Training and Consulting, LLC; a training management company providing soft skills training for managers, teams, and associates. Rikki is passionate about training and the ability that practical training has to build confidence increase productivity and ultimately affect the bottom line.
Rikki has worked in various positions in Homeland Security, the hospitality industry, Home health care, and Health care insurance. She is a Military Veteran having served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist. Rikki holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and is an avid volunteer in her community.
Rikki is an inspirational, motivational speaker, and author with an emphasis on transformational living. Her weekly YouTube channel, Faith on Friday, is a source of encouragement, humor, and challenge to those who see it.
Rikki enjoys reading, working out, and playing golf. She has been married 22 years to a retired Army Veteran, she is mother to four adult children and grandmother to two grandsons.
How to find Rikki Smith:
As an employer do you know what your responsibilities are for protecting your employees who may be involved with domestic violence? Listen to this episode to learn more from Ruthann about Domestic Violence in the workplace.
Ruthann Weeks is a Cultural Change Strategist and Principal Consultant at Harmony In The Workplace. She is a change agent whose efforts have helped to bring the importance of an abuse-free work environment to the forefront of public awareness. She is a best-selling author and gifted speaker who delivers a powerful message about today’s workplace challenges. Working as a Certified Resource Specialist in the human service sector, Ruthann went on to graduate as a Human Resource Manager. She is a Certified Psychological Safety Advisor and specializes in diversity and inclusion, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and mental health in the workplace.
Ruthann Weeks, CRS, Cultural Change Strategist
Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tim ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books and has written more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Copany. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world.
Tim’s leadership experience is extensive. He was previously President and CEO of Decker, a consulting firm based in San Francisco, and CEO of Novations SDC, a consulting and training firm based in Boston. Prior to these assignments, Dr. Clark spent several years in manufacturing, serving as a vice president of operations and plant manager of Geneva Steel Company. He began his career as a survey research project director for what is now Harris Interactive in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Clark earned a doctorate degree in Social Science from Oxford University and was both a Fulbright and British Research Scholar. He also earned a master’s degree in Government and Economics from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he was named a first-team Academic All-American football player where he completed a triple degree cum laude.
Where to find Tim:
Twitter: @Timothy R. Clark
The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety™ Behavioral Guide - A Free guide
How are you as a leader in your organization addressing conflict when it arises? Is your culture one that buries its head in the sand? Or do you combat conflict with more conflict? Listen in to learn simple steps to create healthy, sustainable ways to address conflict in your workplace.
Chantara Leistner is the Owner of Cloudburst Consulting Services. Cloudburst provides support to individuals, families, and businesses faced with conflict by helping to develop long-lasting conflict solutions. After graduating from Brock University with her Honours B.A., Chantara went on to obtain her Honours Post Graduate Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) from Humber College. After extensive work in the social service sector Chantara decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship in 2019. Chantara combines her unique skillset/experience in mediation, negotiation, conflict coaching, and restorative justice with an intense passion, to deliver creative conflict resolution content and strategies.
Where you can find Chantara:
Cloudburst Consulting Services: www.cloudburstconsultingservices.com
Phone: (289) 407-7590
Katharine Manning - The Empathetic Workplace - Recognizing and addressing trauma in the workplace. (Jan 25, 2021)
How to recognize and address trauma in the workplace.
Join Katharine and I as we discuss how trauma affects the workplace and how to address it. We also discuss her new book The Empathetic Workplace which discusses concrete ways to address trauma through empathy. Lots of great practical tips in this episode.
Katharine Manning is the President of Blackbird, which provides training and consultation on issues of trauma and victimization, and the author of The Empathetic Workplace: Five Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job. As a Senior Attorney Advisor with the Justice Department, for 15 years Katharine guided the Department through its response to victims in cases like the Boston Marathon bombing, Bernie Madoff, and the violence in Charlottesville. She has been an advocate, counselor, and legal advisor for victims for more than twenty-five years.
How to find Katharine:
Author website: www.katharinemanning.com
Business website: www.blackbird-dc.com
How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast:
I am so excited to announce that The Harassment Free Workplace Podcast has reached 500 plays! Thank you to everyone who has contributed, shared, liked, rated, and reviewed the podcast. It has helped so much in getting the word out and helping to create workplaces that work for everyone.
A special thank you to all of my guests who have been a part of it so far: Kathryn Marshall, Dr. Georgette Zinaty, Maggie Craddock, Dan Holstein, Kathleen Hilchey (Wright), Deborah Jann (she/her), ElevatingHR, Michele Bush, Shari Angle, Bob Stenhouse, Jorge Lasso, Anne Cesak, CHRL, and Kellie Gray
Thank you to everyone for being a stand for workplaces that are psychologically safe, where employees can truly shine. It is wonderful to be meeting and connecting with so many others who are committed to similar missions.
And of course, thank you to all of the listeners! Please feel free to send feedback, questions, or suggestions for future episodes that you would like to hear. I am here to serve you!
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