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The Harassment Free Workplace Podcast

The Harassment Free Workplace Podcast

By April Terreau
A podcast to help HR professionals and CEO's create healthy workplaces by eliminating harassment and discrimination.
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Maryann Kerr - Chief Happiness Officer - How To Increase Happiness In Your Workplace
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: Website: www.themedalistgroup.ca LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrmaryann/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
28:20
June 21, 2021
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: Website: www.slpclaw.ca LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/slpclaw Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SLPCLawyers/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
28:02
May 31, 2021
Leslie Zann Outrageous Achievement - How to lead your team through change with courage!
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: Website: www.lesliezann.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesliezannconsulting/ Linked IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliezann/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
24:14
May 11, 2021
Rikki Smith - Racism and Microaggressions in the Workplace
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: www.stratustrains.com How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
28:04
April 19, 2021
Ruthann Weeks - Domestic Violence in the Workplace
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 rweeks@harmonytraining.ca 780-460-1019 https://www.harmonyintheworkplace.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruthann-weeks-harmonyintheworkplace/ https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyInTheWorkplace/ https://twitter.com/toxicprevention https://www.instagram.com/harmony___official/?hl=en How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
25:46
March 29, 2021
Timothy Clark - The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety
DR. TIMOTHY R. CLARK 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: Website: leaderfactor.com Twitter: @Timothy R. Clark   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyrclark/ The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety™ Behavioral Guide - A Free guide https://www.leaderfactor.com/the-4-stages-behavioral-guide How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca  april@niassociates.ca  https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
34:52
March 8, 2021
Chantara Leistner - How to address conflict in the workplace
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 cloudburstconsultingservices@gmail.com www.cloudburstconsultingservices.com Instagram: @cloudburstconsulting Facebook: @cloudburstconsulting Phone: (289) 407-7590 How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
28:54
February 16, 2021
Katharine Manning - The Empathetic Workplace
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 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katharine-manning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpatheticWorkplace/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kl_manning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empatheticworkplace/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
33:04
January 25, 2021
Kellie Gray - Employment Lawyer - Back to the basics
Kellie Gray - Employment Lawyer In this episode, we get back to some of the basics. Do you know how to recognize harassment complaints in the workplace? Do your managers? What is reprisal and how do we avoid it? Please listen in to our conversation with Kellie as she discusses some of the pitfalls that she has seen in her practice when it comes to complaints of harassment or discrimination.   How to find Kellie Gray -  Email: gray@omh.ca How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
25:44
January 4, 2021
Anne Cesak - Organizational Connection Strategist and Founder of the Continuous Connection System ™
Join Anne and me as we discuss the importance of building connections with your employees to improve engagement, ensure customer loyalty and drive business results. How are you connecting with your team in this world of remote work? How can staying connected with your team help decrease harassment? Welcome Anne to our podcast. How to find Anne Cesak- https://www.linkedin.com/in/annecesak/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
24:38
December 14, 2020
Jorge Lasso - Exploring the intersection of race relations and harassment in the workplace
In this episode we meet Jorge Lasso who was the first race relations officer in his police service in 1987.  He has a wealth of information not only in navigating race relations but he has been performing many workplace investigations since his retirement as a police officer since 2012.  How to find Jorge: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorge-lasso-1525b520/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
31:24
November 23, 2020
Bob Stenhouse - Psychological Safety in the Workplace
Bob Stenhouse of Veritas Solutions talks to us about psychological safety. What is psychological safety and how do I make sure my workplace is safe from a psychological perspective.  Bob has a very interesting background as an ex-RCMP undercover officer and knows first hand the risks of ignoring psychological safety. Come and listen to his wealth of information and how he looks at company through 3 different lenses of psychological safety.  The books that he speaks about in this episode: Amy Edmonson - The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth https://www.amazon.ca/Fearless-Organization-Psychological-Workplace-Innovation/dp/1119477247 Timothy Clark  The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation https://www.amazon.ca/Stages-Psychological-Safety-Inclusion-Innovation/dp/1523087684 How to find Bob Stenhouse: https://veritassolutions.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-stenhouse/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
27:58
November 2, 2020
Elevating HR - Uplifting the Voice of HR to create healthier workplaces
Elevating HR - Shari Angle and Michele Bush are committed to elevating the conversation of who HR is in organizations.   Harassment claims and investigations can create a level of discomfort, even for HR professionals who are, often times, expected to facilitate or lead the process.  But we can’t be afraid of the topic because it may make us uneasy.  It can be complex, and some situations can be tricky, especially for HR because we can have unconscious biases, walking a fine line between employee advocate and representing the employer. There are 3 things that we can do proactively in our due diligence to help mitigate harassment in the workplace: (1) Make an intentional commitment to a workplace free of harassment – it’s more that just a written policy;  (2) Define the behaviours – make it real for people by describing what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour; and (3) Hold people accountable - be brave enough to address and/or take action if there is non-compliance. www.elevatinghr.ca https://www.linkedin.com/company/elevatinghr How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
27:46
October 13, 2020
Deborah Jann - Connective Intelligence
Deborah Jann www.connectiveintelligence.com - Make Shift Happen so you can Get Shift Done! Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Innovation.  Listen to learn how important emotional intelligence is to creating a harassment free workplace.  deborah@connectiveintelligence.com 647.998.4608 https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-jann-215ab03/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
23:58
September 28, 2020
Kathleen Hilchey - Anti-Bullying specialist
Bullying doesn't just happen in the schoolyard, it can also happen in the workplace leading to a toxic work environment.  Listen to Kathleen's novel approaches to bullying and how you can apply those to your workplace.   Kathleen Hilchey Bullying & Harassment: Facebook & Instagram @kathleen.hilchey.antibullying Linkedin: Kathleen Hilchey Website: www.kathleenhilchey.com Email: kathleen@kathleenhilchey.com Find Your Voice - Find Your Power: Conflict Coaching for Women Facebook & Instagram: @kathleen.hilchey.findyourvoice How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
27:56
September 7, 2020
Dan Holstein - Certified Master Business & Executive Coach
In this episode with Dan Holstein - Certified Master Business & Executive Coach we discuss how preventing harassment in the workplace must start with the leaders of the organization.  How to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.  How to get in touch with Dan Holstein LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danholstein/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/danholstein Web. danholstein.actioncoach.com Twitter: @Dan_Holstein American Icon book: https://www.amazon.ca/American-Icon-Mulally-Fight-Company/dp/0307886069 How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
21:58
August 17, 2020
Maggie Craddock - Author of LifeBoat
Maggie Craddock https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggiecraddock https://workplacerelationships.com/ mc@workplacerelationships.com Order Lifeboat now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608686841?pf_rd_p=ab873d20-a0ca-439b-ac45-cd78f07a84d8&pf_rd_r=KW24MNR6HNHK50N5S1RM https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/lifeboat-navigating-unexpected-career-change/9781608686841-item.html?ikwid=Maggie+craddock&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0#algoliaQueryId=7ecfe48c0cfc0ce3c91e99563d04b4a4 How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
28:14
July 27, 2020
Dr. Georgette Zinaty - Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Where to find Dr. Georgette Zinaty: https://georgettezinaty.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-georgette-zinaty-a305741b https://www.instagram.com/drgeorgettezinaty/  Resources discussed: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
25:52
July 13, 2020
Kathryn Marshall - Employment Lawyer - What is Workplace Harassment?
In today's episode we talk with employment lawyer Kathryn Marshall of MacDonald and Associates.   You can contact Kathryn at: https://milburnlaw.ca/?team=kathryn-marshall kmarshall@milburnlaw.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/kvmarshall/ How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
32:42
July 6, 2020
About the Harassment Free Workplace Podcast
This is our first episode talking about what to expect from our podcast. Welcome.  Please feel free to leave comments, feedback and suggestions about guests you'd like to hear from.  We are committed to creating workplaces that work for everyone.  How to find April Terreau - Workplace Investigations and Assessments or to be a guest on this podcast: www.niassociates.ca april@niassociates.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilterreau/
02:45
June 12, 2020