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Businesses are People Too! A Podcast

Businesses are People Too! A Podcast

By Lindsay Harle
What happened to all the people? Business is changing, sending the "costs first, people last" mentality from past decades right into the deleted folder.

What if leaders supported the HUMAN in human resources, the VALUE in core values, and the SAFETY in psychological safety?

What if businesses were about more than slogans? What if they were fully live beings, with physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs? What if businesses realized that they are people...too?

Leaders looking to cultivate connection and kindness as they add HUMANITY into business wellbeing, this is for you!
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Season 3, Episode 12: What if...businesses practiced being human?
What if...businesses practiced being human? with Me - Lindsay Harle, Businesses are People Too! A Podcast! On this episode, we dive on in and learn: Values definition: an underlying belief upon which we take aligned action. How knowing our values in action improves our business alignment What core values do fo us  What junk values are How to identify our values in action What to do if you're "should-ing" all over your values How to know if they align with our goals and boundaries Why we need to practice taking value-based action Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
19:08
July 23, 2021
Season 3, Episode 11: What if...businesses strategized around the human need for connection?
What if...businesses strategized around the human need for connection? with Terra Argo, Argo Operations & Your Business Peeps On this episode, we dive on in and learn: You cannot fail when you have the right minds connected You must first identify the right WHO, then the right HOW will follow The power of a curated network Why we must connect online and offline the same way How to find your own "go-to" question for networking that's authentic to you The difference between connecting on business vs. connecting on passion Humans are wired for connection How to begin building relationships with a "people-first" mindset What a "Super Connector" is and how to engage one in your own network Connection IS communication Building rapport is merely building a relationship...not an elevator pitch Why it's important to understand what you're willing to share about yourself Terra's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (49:54) Links in this episode: Website: www.yourbusinesspeeps.com LinkedIn: Terra Argo Facebook: @terraargo YouTube: Be a Human in Business Other: Veracious Values: Using YOUR VOICE to take action that MATTERS Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
55:39
July 16, 2021
Season 3, Episode 9: What if....businesses turned off their notifications?
What if....businesses turned off their notifications? with Dawn O'Connor, Focus Bubbles On this episode, we dive on in and learn: The power of micro habits and how they support in very specific ways James Clear - Atomic Habits What happens when setting intentionality as a group The brain science behind working with others  The psychology of mimicry, the Mirror Presence Effect The power of declaration How to combat the different brains in our human heads The need to proactively defend time How to set a meeting for one The difference between work sprints and focused work sessions Dawn's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (31:03) Links in this episode: Website: www.focusbubbles.com LinkedIn: Dawn O'Connor Instagram: @focusbubbles Email: dawn@dawnoconnor.ca, email Dawn, tell her you heard about Focus Bubbles on Businesses are People Too! A Podcast for access to a free month of Focus Bubbles Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
36:50
July 9, 2021
Season 3, Episode 9: What if....businesses saw their dark side of leadership?
What if....businesses saw their dark side of leadership? with Dr. Kevin Sansberry, KEVRA the Culture Company; The Toxic Leadership Podcast On this episode, we dive on in and learn: Abnormal psychology within the workplace  Impacts of toxic positivity and its harm on women and minorities Why it's about eradicating toxic behaviours and not people The contradiction to the good side of the dark side of leadership All companies have toxic behaviours Toxic behaviours are natural Why micromanaging happens...and trust is a big factor Why words matter: it's a toxic behaviour, not a toxic person The importance of evolutionary in business sustainability All behaviours make perfect sense in context How to recognize our own self-deception and its impact on the business personhood The need for values congruence between individual and business values For change, systems and mental models (mindsets) have to be addressed The need for belief challenging for long-term change, real diversity AND inclusion Dr. Kevin's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (37:04) Links in this episode: Website: www.kevraconsulting.com Podcast: www.thetoxicleadershippodcast.com LinkedIn: Dr. Kevin Sansberry II Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
40:34
July 2, 2021
Season 3, Episode 8: What if....businesses tapped into the power of an engaging experience?
What if....businesses tapped into the power of an engaging experience? with Mike Seidle, WorkHere/Pivot CX On this episode, we dive on in and learn: Why hiring is a C-Suite, not an HR issue How companies should interact with potential hires The reality and ramifications of the demographic shift  The importance of bringing along your younger employees up through the company How to give employees opportunities to grow without them having to leave Why businesses should be hiring for POTENTIAL rather than specifics of experience, skills, etc.  How to assess the potential of an individual The power of HUMAN intelligence in hiring What the most important thing a job seeker should be doing in an interview One small thing businesses can do to start engaging their applicants How to fill open positions effectively Mike's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (35:09) Links in this episode: Website: www.workhere.com; www.pivotcx.io LinkedIn: @IndyMike (Mike Seidle) Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
39:27
June 25, 2021
Season 3, Episode 7: What if....businesses connected purpose on all levels?
What if....businesses connected purpose on all levels? with Nemisha Patel Owen, Mindset Coach  On this episode, we dive on in and learn:  What the difference between a mentor and a coach is How high-performers can show up "on purpose" within their corporate roles The need to consciously evolve as you and the business around you changes The interconnectedness between a business's purpose and the individual purposes of those within the business The need for personal responsibility of all individuals to invest in building a reciprocal relationship with the business What the connection between choice and purpose is How you can have influence in how you show up Levels of purpose within a business: the individual, the collective team purpose, and the larger business purpose.  The importance of aligning all levels of purpose The difference between purpose and intention Nemisha's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (46:53)  Links in this episode:  Website: www.nemishapatelowen.com  LinkedIn: Nemisha Patel Owen Instagram: @nemisha.patelowen  Other: Employees First, Customers Second by Vineet Nayar Connect with Lindsay online:  Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
51:41
June 18, 2021
Season 3, Episode 6: What if...businesses gave permission to plan?
What if....businesses gave permission to plan? with TaJuanna Taylor, Bootstrap Dreams On this episode, we dive on in and learn: The human is the brand  Empowering people is really another form of sales Why people are the foundation...and the complexity...of all business Healthy businesses start on the inside and what this means 70% of projects fail - and most are preventable A plan is a roadmap, not a guarantee  D.O.N.E. Formula Our people are everywhere, but not everyone is our people Do it yourself does not mean do it alone Projects have a very clearly defined start and endpoint The power of leveraging human capital at the right moment What transformational opportunities are worth moving forward Why accountability is crucial for every single person How gradual progress is better than no progress TaJuanna's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (55:57) Links in this episode: Website: www.bootstrapdreams.com LinkedIn: TaJuanna M. Taylor Instagram: @bootstrapdreams Facebook: Results Driven Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs - Bootstrap Dreams Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
01:02:20
June 11, 2021
Season 3, Episode 5: What if....businesses maximized abundance through small things?
What if....businesses maximized abundance through small things? with Masami Sato, B1G1 (Buy1Give1) On this episode, we dive on in and learn: How to transform your business through giving Why most businesses start in the first place  How farmers create abundance and what we can learn from them What the byproduct of an abundance-centred business is What the one thing is that starts the development of a company DO CARE - B1G1s own values as meaningful actions Why we should focus on PLAYING, not WINNING the game What sustainable business culture is Masami's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (40:21) Links in this episode: Website: b1g1.com LinkedIn: company page - B1G1 (Buy1Give1); Masami's page - Masami Sato Instagram: @buy1give1 Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
43:49
June 4, 2021
Season 3, Episode 4: What if....businesses didn't use vanilla values
What if....businesses didn't use vanilla values? with Jamie DuBose, Zenplicity On this episode, we dive on in and learn: the power of fostering relationships within marketing the importance of how businesses position themselves and their customers in their marketing why we should connect as a human business rather than a business model that it's okay to connect, share...and yes, make money difference between values-based marketing and fear-based marketing how engagement is the currency of marketing why craving connection and interaction is creating a paradigm shift in how marketing is done the need to reflect on our values as we evolve over time Jamie's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (38:08) Links in this episode: Website: zenplicity.com, Marketing Resources Instagram: @jamiedubose Other: Amanda Bond: The Rise of Bro-Marketing Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
42:08
May 28, 2021
Season 3, Episode 3: What if...businesses just woke up?
What if....businesses had leaders who were real people? with Lourdes Juan, Founder, Hive Developments, Leftovers Foundation, Fresh Routes, Moonlight Market, Soma Spa On this episode, we dive on in and learn: that businesses can be contributors to human rights what problem solving for the community means with business along with how to build the right relationships to solve the right problems that entrepreneurship and business ownership is really just problem solving the power of a constructive dialogue when all voices - and the right voices - are at the table and take the time to listen  why we still need to think about bottom lines as we focus on standing for something as a brand, as a business how entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to influence the future the truth that we are far better off connected than we are in silos how to engage internally and externally within the business the importance of weaving diversity, equality, and inclusion practices and tools into the operations and all levels of business people are given choice when they are listened to why we need to listen in business Lourdes's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (39:82) Links in this episode: Website: www.lourdesjuan.com LinkedIn: Lourdes Juan Instagram: @lourdesjuan @leftoversfoundation @freshroutes @moonlightmkt Other mentions: Madame Premier, Sophie Grace Designs Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
43:13
May 21, 2021
Season 3, Episode 2: What if...businesses had leaders who were real people?
What if....businesses had leaders who were real people? with Tracey Bodnarchuk, Chief Revenue Officer, Hopewell Residential On this episode, we dive on in and learn: why adaptability is key to be a strong leader  the myth of the 'perfect leader' why leaders need to be asked if they, too, are okay  what information leaders need to know to support the mental health of their people the differences between brand, marketing, advertising, and communication   what happens when brand and culture are integrated  the importance of fully showing up as your whole, authentic self Tracey's answer to "What if...businesses realized that they are people too?" (43:00) Links in this episode: Hopewell Residential: https://www.hopewellresidential.com/ LinkedIn: Tracey Bodnarchuk Netflix Culture  Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com; www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
49:41
May 14, 2021
Season 3, Episode 1: What if...businesses listened to better hear their employees?
What if....businesses listened to better hear their employees? with Keith Crawford, Life Support Mental Health On this episode, we learn: Corporate culture of a business is what drives all business.  Different mindsets of a CFO and a SEO when it comes to investing in people. One asks, "what's the cost to invest...and they leave?" The other asks, "What's the cost if we don't invest...and they stay?" If you don't invest in the people who run your business in some way, shape, or form, you will not have a business. It's not about changing the minds of corporations. It's about assisting with the permeation of a psychologically safe culture. Talk, understanding, education, and trust are four things successful sports teams use to permeate a healthy mindset and team culture Trust is a must for health cultures and mental health 85% of long-term disability payouts in 2020 were due to mental health issues (of 4 billion) Discover how corporations can support assessing the mental health of their people High-level overview of the Life Support Mental Health assessment and app. Particularly supportive in assessing for stress due to anxiety, depression, pain, financial stress, etc. Keith shares jaw-dropping stats showcasing the gap between the medical and mental health support industries Remember - the only one who can properly diagnose a mental health issue is a mental health professional who has studied for years! Hear Keith's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? (38:05) Links from episode: Website: lifesupport247.com Mental Health Check Assessment App: for iOS ; for Android LinkedIn: Life Support Mental Health Inc. Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com, www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
46:54
May 7, 2021
Season 3, Intro Episode: What if...businesses knew what their brand really was?
What if....businesses knew what their brand really was with host, Lindsay Harle A breakdown of what brand is beyond super catchy phrases, slogans, and vision/mission/value statements and logos in 5 simple steps. - brand is history - brand is audience - brand is personality - brand is value - brand is capabilities And what the heck do all of these actually mean! Listen and find out. Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com, www.quirkylindsayharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
11:13
April 30, 2021
Season 2: Episode 12: What if...businesses KISSed goodbye to the status quo?
What if....businesses KISSed goodbye to the status quo? with Andrea Jones, I Am Andrea Jones Top takeaways: 6:13: Clients make your business tick. If you can't connect with them, your business won't tick. 7:54: Pyschographics picks up on who the person is: their identity, reality, reactions, etc. 8:05: Psychological triggers are what get people to buy. 8:23: Buying triggers are the things that happen in someone's day that makes them realize they need YOUR solution 8:58: Anyone can write copy. BUT it's the elements in the copy that increase how/why/when people buy. 9:18: A few brain tricks for website content 10:10: Niche is important to have your business thrive (not just survive). It's not tactic-based, it's niche-based. 10:44: The "sea of sameness" pains you as a commodity. This is why you need to niche to create exclusivity for the outcome you create. This is what will help you speak the language of your ideal client so they can say "yes" to you. 15:09: The power in people curiosity allows you to see your brand differently. 15:25: Andrea's definition of what a brand is: what people say about you when you're not in the room. 15:42: No one will buy something they don't value...even if you value it. 17:13: Decisions are always made in the moment. But - they are backed by years of experience leading up to the decision. So, you must know what these experiences are. 19:45-22:10: Anything that's gone wrong in your life is because of communication or lack thereof. The same words DO NOT always mean the same definition. Are you using the same definition? 22:53: If people do not understand in a single sentence what you do, you will not get the buy in...and they will not buy. 23:47: KISS - Keep It Simple Silly. Keep things WISE...not smart. 26:33: Andrea shares how larger businesses can share one unified voice ACROSS the organization. 27:42: Nothing great happens in the status quo. This requires clear articulation of the great vision for it to get across and inspire action. 28:54: Creating a dating profile for your business helps to shift your business to someone that people would want to "date." 29:48-30:53: Clear brand personalities mean either people love or hate you. This shows that you have a clear line in the sand. Find this space that is uniquely yours. 33:09: Hear Andrea's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Andrea online: Website: iamandreajones.com Instagram: @iamandreajones  LinkedIn: Andrea Jones Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
37:43
April 2, 2021
Season 2: Episode 11: What if...businesses worked in collaborative partnership with you and your people?
What if....businesses worked in collaborative partnership with you and your people? with Rebecca Liston, Rebecca Liston Business Coaching & Consulting Top takeaways: 5:55: Rebecca shares the many sources of intuition and the need to discern exactly where this intuition is coming from. 6:05: In business intuition, the key is to "turn the dial" to tune into the innate intelligence of the business proper. 10:12: The non-emotional part of the business proper is what guides the "matter of fact" intelligence of the business person. This is the concrete, calm, and collected data. 12:05: There is a need to pull in and listen to what clients are saying about a product/service. 13:00: We must work IN PARTNERSHIP with our business. It is our partner, not something to push or pull. This is the energy of the business itself. The data informs the humanity of the business. 17:20 - 20:20: The business intuition model (by Lori Wilson, Inner Access 101) allows us to start opening up ourselves to intuitive insight. This is thinking versus feeling about a problem and understanding the difference between the two. 20:30 - 22:25: Rebecca outlines the 2-Pen Method. This allows us to start tapping into our own intuition/higher inner knowing. 24:25: Business intuition allows us to see the possibilities that our brains just can't. Our brains can only do so much...and we must bypass them to open ourselves and our businesses up to opportunities. 27:30: The business is its own seat at the board table because we are NOT our business. They - the business - are their own energy and therefore deserve their own seat. 28:30: The Business Entity is what has to have the value to move the business itself along...because people will leave the business itself. People are important, of course, yet the business itself holds the value. 30:05 - 32:38: Use business intuition to tune into the company ensures the business lines up with who you are, what the customers need, all while making business sense. This allows more alignment to ensure it grows into something you want it to and not "just because." This allows for a healthy balance to keep growing in a sustainable manner, rather than "luck alone." 34:20: The power of pruning. Read Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Dr. Henry Cloud 37:19: Hear Rebecca's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Rebecca online: Website: rebeccaliston.com Email: rebecca@rebeccaliston.com LinkedIn: Rebecca Liston Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
42:38
March 26, 2021
Season 2: Episode 10: What if...businesses didn't have financial bottlenecks?
What if....businesses didn't have financial bottlenecks with Brad Celmainis or Brad Celmainis Accounting Solutions Top takeaways: 6:00: Why accounting should not be done once a year and what's the risk if you don't have efficient systems in place. 9:05: First principle of accounting: everything comes down to cash and you're nothing without it. 9:30: When you put your thumb on your cash, you have your thumb ON your business. 10:30: Why software subscription models for automation can save your business money. 13:31: Traditional accounting is reactive accounting. 14:03: Cloud accounting allows you to latch onto productivity! 15:05: Quickbooks Online (Intuit), Xero , Dext (formerly ReceiptBank) - accounting systems mentioned 16:05 - 18:55: What leaders miss when considering the process or software for their accounting solution - NOT really understanding what accounting is and its systems and data in real-time. 20:05: Cloud accounting allows you to tailor systems to your individual business needs. 23:05 - 24:55: You have to get control of your numbers before you can get stability and peace of mind. This comes down to proper reporting in real-time. 27:46: E-commerce is everything these days as it gives people an opportunity to take an idea and market it effectively. 29:36 - 30:35: Don't ever get hung up on price with subscription-based software as it is an investment. You must look at the RETURN it gives you. 32:35: The E-Myth Enterprise by Michael E. Gerber, working on, not in your business. 35:10: Clarity on what's actually needed. When provided, it's easy to make an impactful decision that brings you peace of mind. 35:58: It's all about making business run more effectively and efficiently - this is what light's Brad up! Build the workflows and systems that work! 43:26: Hear Brad's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Brad online: Website: https://bradcelmainis.com/ Instagram: @bradcelmainis Facebook: Brad Celmainis Accounting Solutions LinkedIn: Brad Celmainis Twitter: @brad_celmainis Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
50:51
March 19, 2021
Season 2: Episode 9: What if...businesses modelled doing different instead of doing more?
What if....businesses modelled doing different instead of doing more with Kylie Woods, Chic Geek Top takeaways: 5:05: Impact of COVID on event-based business models 5:35: Start with the question of what problem do we want to solve and who are we serving in the best way possible 6:00 - 6:58: The reality of how much mental and emotional resiliency is needed to adopt change 7:10: Effect on women in both for and not-for-profit businesses: research showing COVID has potential to set women back in the workplace with women in the workplace falling to 55%, its lowest since 1986 8:58: There's no timeline on how long it takes to pivot! 9:10: The importance of having funds set aside to support when pivoting is required 11:05: The need for different leadership models where 80 - 100 hours of working does not have to be the norm  12:28: Comparison mode and why this inhibits leaders as we learn our own unique capacity levels. Doing more or doing different? 13:20: Why we need more women role models showing HOW they did things FOR them - Kylie's powerful vulnerability  14:37: Kylie shares her compassion as a leader and why this is important to the success of a business, especially in a socially conscious one that relies on volunteers 16:34 - 17:50: Compassionate leadership and its importance for removing a predetermined understanding of "ideal leadership models" 18:33: The challenge of integrating compassion into our businesses. This often starts with compassion for ourselves 21:00: The commitment to being compassionate to others opens the door for us to be compassionate with ourselves 22:26: What can business look like with a socially conscious/conscious capitalist outlook from the ground up 23:20: Women must step into making profit and be unapologetic about it 24:58: Why non-profits need the business savvy in addition to their heart. The power of cross-pollinating the heart and business for profit minds 26:02: Jacquette Timmon's podcast reference: What you should know about capitalism before you destroy it  26:48: Collaboration - it's not about one OR the other. It's about AND. 27:42: Kylie's advice for young leaders who are just starting out. Hint - it starts by going inward first 30:30: We very rarely are starting back at square one. We have the tools and experiences to support us, even in completely NEW spaces. What does compassion then look like in everyday practices knowing this! 35:15: Hear Kylie's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Kylie online: Website: thechicgeek.ca; career pathing Instagram: @chicgeekyyc LinkedIn: Kylie Woods Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
39:36
March 12, 2021
Season 2: Episode 8: What if...businesses allowed employees to thrive with personal brands?
What if....businesses allowed employees to thrive with personal brands? with Tracy Borreson, TLB Coaching Top takeaways: 7:17: The whole point of a brand is to create an experience for someone 7:27: People create experiences...not clever marketing strategies 8:57: You must know who you are as a brand to have the right people manage it for your company 11:02: Do you know if your company only uses the word "culture"...or do they actually have a culture? 12:27: Personal brand alignment = when something resonates with you. When your people are in misalignment, it's hard to get the best out of them for your business. 14:03: Corporate ladders vs. personal brands and what's required to ensure personal investment in growing with your company 15:34 - 17:27: Do the job you love - but do it YOUR way. Highlighting powerhouse professionals owning their personal brands: Kyla Lee, Vancouver Criminal Lawyer and Alice Stephenson, Stephenson Law. Two women in traditionally conservative industries transforming how to work in their fields 18:50: How leaders can support people to contribute as themselves to the larger business personhood. 1) Know your mission and value beyond the written form; 2) Have clarity in communicating these two things 20:43: Use a Love / Loathe List to help your people get aligned and engaged in their roles 27:52: When personal brand misalignment drains and depletes people, they are more likely to leave a company. Organizations are losing good people because of this misalignment 28:10: The role of HR departments is to help employees find their personal brand 28:54: We need to take care of our people as people - not employees. This includes the CEO who is also a real person with human needs 33:07: Clarity comes when we give ourselves space! 33:27: If you want to get the best out of your people, then you have to know who they are as people 39:38: Hear Tracy's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Tracy online: Website: www.tlbcoaching.com YouTube: Be a Human in Business Show Facebook: @brandsthatspeak Instagram: @tracyborreson11 LinkedIn: @brandsthatspeaks A Mighty Network: Your Business Peeps Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
44:25
March 5, 2021
Season 2: Episode 7: What if...businesses engaged with a visual stylist??
What if....businesses engaged with a visual stylist? with Crystal Reynolds, Crystal Ink Top takeaways: 10:51: There's power in not having all the answers, but knowing the questions to ask in order to find them 11:12: Team collaboration is crucial for having a successful end product - including design 12:01: The visuals of a business' personhood comes from knowing how to find your look and feel so the visual represents YOU in YOUR industry, allowing you to easily be recognized 12:46: Design is the visual representation of who you are, what you stand for, and what matters to you. It is an introduction to you 14:42: People can always tell if you've haphazardly thrown together a design 14:54: Comic Sans is designed for COMICS! It should not be used anywhere else! 15:17: Your design has to connect with who is looking for you because they will miss you otherwise.  16:74: You want to be approachable and comfortable for WHO you want to reach 17:36: Design creates the welcome mat to your business 18:43: Crystal shares what happens to the business when there is a disconnect between the design, the story, and the community 20:38: Business as a person gives it a sense of purpose, which translates into what the business itself can do 21:37: There are ways to be intentional with your design so that it works for all people in the business 22.16: A good creative will not tell a business what to do. They'll hear the impact you want to make and translate this into visuals to connect with people where they are 24:06: We must remove our ego to know when we need help with visual representation 26:00: The reason businesses need to be a part of the design PROCESS to understand where we begin and where we end up to ensure there is full connection and engagement with the design 29:13: Consistency in design use build trust 30:33: Hear Crystal's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Crystal online: Website: www.crystalink.ca Instagram: @crystalinkca Faceboo: @crystalink.ca Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
34:40
February 26, 2021
Season 2: Episode 6: What if...businesses decided to invest in workplace trust?
What if....businesses decided to invest in workplace trust? with Shane Osborne, Better Business Bureau Top takeaways: 5:06: Trust today just isn't the same as it used to be 5:37: Trust means that we must be really honest and transparent as we allow businesses to get to know us, including what we believe in 8:25: Trust has to be a 2-way street, otherwise there will be a breakdown in communication 10:45: Trust comes down to a choice as it informs the ethics of a business. Every Tom, Dick, or Harry can start and run a business, but not every Tom, Dick, or Harry can be ethical in running it 11:43: What message is a company inadvertently sending when they simply do not respond to a customer? 12:40: Customers want to be heard and have a dialogue without being ghosted. This is where the breakdown in trust often happens 14:44: Shane shares how to have hard conversations with clients and it means removing our ownership pride  15:45: We must learn how to have open and transparent conversations, even when we're in the wrong! 17:56: How does trust play in business today and how can we build it now as business continues to change? 21:17: How can new businesses start to build trust when they don't have a history behind them? 23:40: All businesses fail someone, somewhere along the way 24:52: The importance of building trust with your team so they can do the same with your customers. This comes to finding the balance between iron fist management and best friend management 26:22 - 30:58: When coaching people you need to: tell them how to do it, show them how to do it, let them do it, then give feedback. This consistency will build trust and help you tur out employees who do things the way you need them to. It's a system for building trusted employees 31:37: We cannot get angry or frustrated with people when we do not tell them what they can or cannot do 34:32: Culture is what's most important - over and above a paycheque 35:30: Retention is how you measure whether your team trusts you 38:25: Hear Shane's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Shane or the Better Business Bureau online: Website: bbb.org Instagram: @bbb_mbc, @bbbcalgary LinkedIn: Shane Osborne Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
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February 19, 2021
Season 2: Episode 5: What if...businesses aligned their people plan with their business plan?
What if....businesses aligned their people plan with their business plan with Ashley Cox, Sprout HR Top takeaways: 6:59: You are going to fail, regardless of how strategic you are. Make peace with this. 8:17: Women leaders are grossly underrepresented across the board, making it difficult to find leaders to look up to, especially ones we can see ourselves in 9:18: You don't have to change who you are at your core to be an amazing leader - including your femininity. This opens the door of possibility for young female leaders 12:02: How to lead from your natural gifts and strengths so as not to lead like someone you're not 12:43: The hypocrisy between male leader traits when used by female leaders 14:03: Creative business owners often miss these things when looking to hire, including the stories we tell ourselves that hold us back 17:49: A primary difference between the creative business owners and other business owners when hiring 18:49: The truth: EVERYBODY has a problem in hiring when doing so for the first time. You are going to mess up. 21:62: How to leverage our natural strengths and talents to support our business personhood. Hint: it's not about cloning yourself 23:08: Where is your business missing "nutrients" in its personhood? 23:31: You must identify goals in business, where you're going, and what you need to get there 24:36: The answer to when you need to hire someone 25:53: The common harmful business mistakes we make when hiring 27:13: The misalignment that causes your business to suffer 30:19: How to identify the tangible thing you need to start hiring the right person 30:49: The cool thing about your business values and how to identify them 36:49: If you are missing the action that defines your values, you are missing the gold that builds company culture 37:22: The most important job as a CEO is to set the vision and tone of a company. This is through your values becoming an intentional culture. Not culture by default 40:59: Hear Ashley's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Ashley online: Website: www.sprouthr.co Instagram: @sprouthr.co Facebook: @sprouthr.co Hiring Roadmap: www.sprouthr.co/roadmap Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
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February 12, 2021
Season 2: Episode 4: What if...businesses chose to embrace their blank canvas?
What if....businesses chose to embrace their blank canvas with David Schmeikal, The Gyst Life; Bear and Unicorn Creative Co. Inc. Top takeaways: 11:06: The process of learning that knowing "that's it" is an ongoing process of exploring what doesn't work to know what does 11:46: Rejection is just PART of our journey 17:11: We need to set the foundation for what we envision. This takes courage and bravery and knowing they are different, yet both required to make progress 19:39: The power of trusting your quiet gut as you continue to ask, "is this it?" and then listening if something is missing 23:32: Stability comes from strong foundations 25:20: Even strong foundations diminish over time. We need to strengthen and reinforce them as we continue to evolve as human beings 27:16: Leaders must be willing to go inward and understand who they are, how they operate, and why this allows them space for growth in curiosity 29:49: How you can go inward without scaring yourself out of the inner conversation comes down to courageously looking inward and asking 1) who do I want to be known as and know myself to be; 2) What kind of person do I want to be? 31:44: There is NO SUCH THING as "getting it right" 33:46: The funny thing about mountain tops...and now what. Having the choice to DECIDE if we want to go further 36:54: Cultivate cultures with people who want to continue to go for more mountain tops 37:41: Are you hikers or climbers in your business as this impacts the directed effort of you and your people within your business personhood 39:56: Leaders - if you commit to getting to know your people, you know the key things that will help to promote or hinder your business. This empowers your people and allows you to create possibilities WITH your people 42:36: We are scarce in this one key thing - TRUST. How can you built it so it doesn't crumble? 45:16: How can we be less fickle as leaders...and as humans? 46:19: There's power in intentionally freeing ourselves from our baggage to create space for something new to show up. 51:21: Do you want to have more TEA (Time, Energy, Attention - our finite resources)? Be careful where you drink your tea. 53:42: Hear David's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with David online: Website: www.davidscheikal.com Instagram: @davidschmeikal Facebook: @theripplemaker LinkedIn: David Schmeikal Youtube: David Schmeikal Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
57:10
February 5, 2021
Season 2: Episode 3: What if...businesses intentionally defined and reinforced their safety behaviour?
What if....businesses intentionally defined and reinforced their safety behaviour? with Eldeen Pozniak, BA, BSc, CEES, CHSC, CHSMSA, CRSP, FIIRSM, CMIOSH, Pozniak Safety Associates, Diggins Safety Consulting Top takeaways: 5:55: The choice we make, things we do, responsibilities we fulfill have repercussions 6:12: There are systems and personalities necessary to have a SAFE business where people go home at the end of the day 6:50: What organizations overlook when considering health and safety for the overall health of the business 9:00: We must focus on both the physical AND psychological hazards to see the whole business being 10:00: Businesses can CHOOSE how risky they want to be. This becomes a CULTURE CHOICE 11:35: We can minimize/avoid harm through systematic processes 12:45: Have the right structure, culture, and conversations in place to support us, otherwise we are setting ourselves up for harm - both physical and psychological 14:25: Stories are what's needed for safety for businesses to help their people apply this within their lives and roles as this reinforces how concepts will personally affect them 16:30: People need stories of how other people are affected and not just "it's out there, so beware" 17:17: Stories of safety must: get people's attention keep their attention give concrete images of what is trying to be conveyed have an EMOTIONAL component have a CALL TO ACTION 18:20: who's the HERO, and who's the VILLAIN in your business safety story as this impacts the culture and personality of your business 20:20: What influences people and organizations is NOT always the same thing. Is it logic or emotion - know WHO you're communicating safety with and then work your story accordingly (e.g. engineering firm connects differently than a marketing firm) 22:08: Importance of message mapping  to ensure the right story is packaged in a way your people will connect to it 24:25: Senior leaders, Health & Safety Supervisors and Managers have to be purposeful in the stories they are building to create the story that reinforces their right behaviour 28:00: Listening is how to start being intentional with your safety stories 31:45: We operate with different definitions of safety. Know the definition that you're operating in so you can connect the value of safety to the behaviour 33:06: It's not about changing people; it's about influencing them 35:07: We must connect all parties to communicate the vision & goals of the business personhood to operate at its most optimal, healthy level as a fully functioning organism 38:20: the heroes MUST be the ones who are doing the behaviour we want reinforced. The villains - discourage the behaviour. 41:51: Hear Eldeen's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Eldeen online: Website: pozniaksafety.com LinkedIn: Eldeen Pozniak Connect with Lindsay online: Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
49:30
January 29, 2021
Season 2: Episode 2: What if...businesses created mental health socially instead of through a workshop?
What if....businesses created mental health socially instead of through a workshop? with Connie Jakab, Brave Parent Institute, Brave Tribe, Wellness Innovates  Top takeaways: 4:14: "Bring them closer" - what this means in Connie's story and why we should never send the hurting away  7:52: A program is not mental health. So, how can companies truly cultivate a culture that supports TRUE mental health?  8:41: A mentally healthy workplace looks like belonging  8:54: Connie shares the number one desire of your employees  9:12: Mental health is created socially  10:15: Belonging creates resilience. YET - belonging is not created by the employer. It is created by the people within an organization  11:28: There is impact when there is a lack of meaningful work and purpose.  Reference Johann Hari, Lost Connections  12:08: A sense of workplace belonging directly impacts your productivity and bottom line  13:52 - 15:11: Connie highlights ways to take mental health conversations and turn them into ACTION for belonging POST workshop   18:39: Switching the onboarding process to create learned experiences over telling people what your vision, mission and values are  20:16 - 21:18: Connie's passion is to impact the future youth. And this becomes about connecting parents and their workplaces as the workplace is who holds the parents of the kids who need to be brought closer.  21:23: When we impact the workplace, we impact the home. When we impact the home, we impact our youth.  23:58: Connie provides tools to encourage connection and conversations with teams  24:53: We want to support people...we just do not know how! This is consistent right across Canada as shared through previous Let's Talk Hope conferences on Bell's Let's Talk day  25:54: Support in the workplace does not magically happen. We have to create it with intention  26:28: National Hope Movement, Let's Talk Hope - mental health conference on Bell Let's Talk Day.  January 28, 2021: is a national conversation around mental health - how ALL of Canada is doing - to open the eyes of people across all ages, genders, provinces and territories Join the conference, register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lets-talk-hope-canada-tickets-129606874651   For more info, visit: www.nationalhopemovement.com  33:07: Hear Connie's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too?  Connect with Connie online: Instagram: @conniejakab LinkedIn: Connie Jakab Connect with Wellness Innovate: Website: wellnessinnovate.com Instagram: @wellnessinnovate  Connect with Lindsay online: Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills, a monthly resource for leaders, mental health, and brand alignment
37:33
January 22, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1: What if...businesses prioritized mental health the same as physical health?
What if....businesses prioritized mental health the same as physical health with Juliet Meskers, Mental Health Global Network Top takeaways: 5:43: Juliet provides the definition of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) 7:58: Friends 4 Friends, University of Delaware. The story of how Mental Health Global Network came into being. 11:22: Why include mental health as a priority for your business and how businesses can begin to prioritize mental health on an equivalent level to that of physical health. 14:40: If your employees are not functioning at their full capacity, then neither is your business. 15:15: Statistics regarding mental health in the workplace (US States): 200 million workdays lost / year due to depression The average individual takes 10 days off / year because of depression or anxiety these numbers impact INDIVIDUALS, which impacts the business, which then impacts the greater economy...circling back and creating stressors in our monetary-focused society 19:30: Tools for leaders to support their team's mental health: First - lead the conversation that mental health matters AND exists. This shows that mental health does not make one weak. It allows people to know they will be safe and supported to share and will not lose their job because of a mental illness Take affirmative action between your community members and health care providers, helping to provide resources and share the signs of a mental health break 27:26: The impact that awareness within the younger generations entering the workforce today is having on the business world 31:40: Mental health education SAVES LIVES. Period. 32:49: We are more likely to witness a panic or anxiety attack in our office than a heart attack.  33:57 - 34:50: 1 in every 5 individuals suffers from mental illness. The impact of early education on physical first aid has shown to decrease the stats of cardiac arrest. If we see the impact that early physical education can have, why are we not implementing the same early education for mental health first aid? 38:14: Hear Juliet's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Juliet and the Mental Health Global Network online: Website: www.mhgn.org Instagram: @mentalhealthglobalnetwork Facebook: @mentalhealthglobalnetwork Mental Health First Aid Training: https://youtu.be/ATRXstR9rw0;  Mental Health First Aid Kit: https://youtu.be/TtqAukaDjao Connect with Lindsay online: Website: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Stay connected with Quirky Quills
43:14
January 15, 2021
Season 2, Intro: What if...businesses reflected to move forward with purpose?
What if businesses reflected to move forward with purpose? Top takeaways: 2:50: Lindsay Recknell's definition of hope and why leaders should focus on hope and what this means for their people 4:11: Hamish Knox's genius about focusing on our individual behaviours to help us reach our mountain tops 5:07: Elise Russell's brilliance in asking: if we're already the best versions of ourselves today...then what's the point of the next 60 years? 6:24: Luanne Whitmarsh insights into why leaders should kindly allow crappy days to happen...and what this actually does for our people 7:43: Mary Tidlund's beautiful story of how collaboration is a true disruptor for how business has traditionally been done 8:35: Tymothy Roy's calming influence highlighting it's about the WHO not the HOW 8:59: The importance of aligning our actions, behaviours, and words to focus on people and treat them with true value To connect with Lindsay: Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com Looking for brand and content? Visit The Write Harle Need some clarity in your values? Visit Lindsay Harle Want to be a guest on Businesses are People Too! A Podcast? Let's chat  Need some focus? Try this ONE SIMPLE tool Just want some quirk? Check this out  Connect online: LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook: @quirkylindsayharle
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January 13, 2021
Episode 12: What if...businesses created their own leaps and bounds for fulfilling success?
What if....businesses created their own leaps and bounds? with Tymothy Roy, Tymothy Roy Coaching Top takeaways: 8:34 - 9:43: Traditional coaching styles versus individual mindset coaching boils down to shifting who you are while you are doing 10:49 - 12:02: The importance of speaking from a future self space in order to pull the future towards you 14:14: What is business is personal? After all, business is created BY people FOR people. So, if you're looking for a shift in your business, go back to why you started in the first place 15:49: Shift in business happens ONLY when shift in people happen 19:32: Aubrey Marcus reference, https://www.aubreymarcus.com/ 20:33: Is it time to redefine what leadership is to you? 24:41: Is is the right vision for you...is it a vision that also stretches you enough? 25:38: Leadership is destined within everybody. It just looks different for you. 32:49: What are the conversations and thoughts you have with a higher level of your self? 35:24: Stop asking what do I want to become. Focus on who do I want to become and when do I want to become? 37:51: Esoteric thoughts are easier to understand when they are just put into action 39:24: The energy power of engaging curiosity! 40:29: EPIC storytelling is your actual transformational piece 43:44: Corporate Compartaliztion - this current model is the separation model that is keeping things broken 48:38: Stop asking how. The how shows up when the who shows up. 51:04: Stumble through showing up as your future self. This is okay as you learn to be WHO...not HOW 52:26: Dan Sullivan, Strategic Coach reference, https://www.strategiccoach.com/ 57:58: Successful people understand that their inner world determines their outer one. 58:06: Tym dives into the "freedom from, freedom to, freedom because" model.  1:02: Hear Tymothy's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Arbinger Institute reference, https://arbingerinstitute.com/shop.html Connect with Tymothy online: Website: www.tymothyroy.com Online School: www. tymothyroy.com/staytuned
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January 1, 2021
Episode 11: What if...businesses cared about eating their veggies before their cake?
What if....businesses cared about eating their veggies before their cake with Lisa Genovese, BottomLine Top takeaways: 8:18: For any recommendation to have an impact, it must have data to support the WHY!  10:12: When you dive into the data research, you can identify gaps in the business, allowing for deeper insights into marketing  11:08: The issue with "Spraying and Praying" - jumping into implementation without research to support a real strategy. This has you run the risk of developing something that doesn't serve, leaving you to then redo. (There's a reason we must eat our veggies before the cake) 12:58: What does your company do best? Ask this of all the execs in your company. If they cannot say the same thing...then there is misalignment in your company 14:00: Evolutionary Leader Stories, https://www.wearebottomline.com/bottomline/ Lisa's passion project to showcase leaders and their knowledge: their learnings, lessons, struggles, and expertise of truly unique companies 15:58: Relationships are key for business entities to healthily thrive.  19:28: For business growth, leaders must invest in: A coach - to have a support system with guidance Relationships and support of our peers 20:29: Ask yourself - what do YOU as a leader NEED to LEAD? 21:28: Marketing tools and tactics for healthy businesses. Start by asking: Where are you now? Where do you want to go? What steps do you need to start before you go and start picking tools off the shelf? 22:15 - 24:18: A few of Lisa's favourite tools: Wrike: www.wrike.com ActiveCampaign: www.activecampaign.com Hubspot for Sales (free version): www.hubspot.com  24:36: KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly: the model we should look at for life 26:08: We must learn how to say now, so we can say YES 28:15: Hear Lisa's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Lisa and BottomLine online: Website: https://www.wearebottomline.com/ LinkedIn: Lisa Genovese,  BottomLine Twitter: @BottomLineInc 
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December 24, 2020
Episode 10: What if...businesses lead by 'power with' instead of by 'pocketbook'?
What if....businesses lead by 'power with' instead of by 'pocketbook'? with Mary Tidlund, Speaker, Author, Philanthropic Coach  Top Takeaways:  6:05: Mary's personal journey leading from the pocketbook to leading from the heart. She shares the honest vulnerability required of her journey to support the philanthropic empowerment work she continues to do today.  6:58: We lead often without knowing that we are leading  8:17: When presented with a very humbling experience, we can choose to dig deep and tap into our moral compass. These experiences allow us to look at who we are and what we really want to be in this world.  11:23: Mary's definition of "rebel" and what this means within the oil industry. Often involves not being concerned with other's watching what you're doing because of the focus on the impact of what you are doing. There's no need to try to fit in, so it's those who are really considered "norm disruptors."  14:28: The power highlighted when a business actively engages and supports the community they live and work in.  15:33 - 16:35: The diverse education and work experience of the company Mary, along with three other co-founders, founded in the late 1980's succeeded because there was a culture of respect for everyone and what they all brought. This respect for the individual allowed for greater adaptability. Three steps for doing this include:  Listen to where the person is coming from  Learn their language (how they communicate and what's important to them)  Respect them for who they are  17:58 - 21:31: "Power with" model that Mary uses with her philanthropic goals and successes. The key is to align with partners who share your values and you are committed to the goal and not having power over another.   25:28: Hear Mary''s answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too?  Connect with Mary online:  Website: www.marytidlund.com  LinkedIn: Mary Tidlund  Find Mary's book, Memoirs of a Wildcat:  Online: https://www.marytidlund.com/bookstore-1  Shelf Life Books, Calgary: 1302 4 Street S.W.  Cafe Books, Canmore: 100, 826 Main Street
30:28
December 18, 2020
Episode 9: What if...businesses kindly allowed crappy days?
What if....businesses kindly allowed crappy days with Luanne Whitmarsh, ARBI (Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured) Top takeaways: 4:24: Great leaders equal great teachers.  7:04 A business is a reflection of the people; both those who are the recipients of its services and those within the business itself. Meaning - if there is a negative feeling from the business, it's often from the top down. This trickles down, resulting in a sick business. You FEEL this in a business. 9:09: Do you know what actually DEFINES the health of your business? And how can you do this with the ebbs and flows of life? 11:09: It's okay to have a crappy day...and acknowledge this. This allows you to then: Get support via programs, people, and so on to address your own inner story Teach your team to do this (simply by doing it yourself) Allow "off" days to happen. And then move forward. 13:28: It should not challenge you to answer "am I true to my mission?" If it does, this is an opportunity to dig into WHY and what can be done about this. Luanne's analogy of "knickers in a knot" provides a great visual! 14:05: What does a business that is KIND in purpose look like?  Involves checking all ego at the door Identifying how this business helps our fellow citizens - our community.  16:34 - 18:21: Being kind as a business starts with three steps: If you're a good listener...listen to yourself If you want to be a good person...be good to yourself If you want someone to be good to you...be good to them. This allows us to start from the basics of being a child who simply trusts and loves again. It becomes about changing the standards of what it means to be a kind, impactful leader. 20:26: Leaders should not set themselves up as completely separate from their teams 21:24: Mental health is something that happens TO us...but it doesn't have to be ABOUT us. We don't have to "live with it" we can work it! 22:19: Must first rebalance our business personhood before we can continue forward 23:11: Who are the people who have your answers? It's your workers. They always do. Ask them 24:21: Difference between eustress and duress. Stress has its place...it's not bad. But we must know its place and purpose 27:54: Power of observation as a leader. It's crucial to use your eyes and not be blind to what is truly going on.  33:14: hear Luanne's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Luanne online: Website: Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) LinkedIn: Luanne Whitmarsh, RSW, CPCA Email: luanne@arbi.ca Phone: 1-403-217-4228
36:30
December 11, 2020
Episode 8: What if...businesses behaved boldly for growth while making incremental shifts?
What if....businesses behaved boldly for growth while making incremental shifts? with Elise Russell of Pony Friday Top takeaways: 7:03: The power of giving yourself the space you need allows you the power to shed pieces of yourself that no longer serve you as you go forward. 8:11: Behave Boldly; Elise's raw tale of shedding light on what it means to be an entrepreneur;  what it means to define a version of yourself; and  what it means to define your version of success 9:06: What could redefining these mean for your business...and your life? This is about accepting what you want that may not make sense to others - or even yourself - in the moment. It's about listening to, and then embracing your instincts 11:09: COVID and its impact on businesses - EVERY INDIVIDUAL on your team became more of their own identity in the chaos. This showed the larger segmentation of teams and its impact on having to consider the added anxiety in the current climate. COVID allowed businesses to see that individuals required understanding and compassion for each person.  13:04: How can we adjust our understanding - and our pace - to be able to now accommodate individuals along the way as pivots, market changes, and pandemics continue to draw attention to the people within a business? 14:54: You have to decide how to handle things when they hit the fan. See this as a time for emotional growth. 19:29: We have to understand the power of incremental shifts...and that they can take a long time. This relies on three things: Shifting your mindset that things may take time and must be done in steps Knowing (and then taking) the steps you have to take NOT putting a timeline on growth 21:13: Think - if you were the best possible version of yourself tomorrow, what's the point of the next 60 years? 22:14: Elise shares the ONE mistakes businesses make with their business and their brands. 25:04: The most important thing we can do in our business, in our lives, is to navigate human connections 25:13: Sometimes - the best move we can take is to simply PAUSE 27:39: There are so many opportunities. These are opportunities to redefine ourselves and understand who we really are and who we really want to be looking forward now 31:14: Hear Elise's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Pony Friday online: Website: https://ponyfriday.com Behave Boldly: www.behavebold.com Kiss My Pony App: www.kissmypony.com Instagram: @ponyfriday Facebook:  @ponyfriday LinkedIn: Pony Friday Twitter: @ponyfriday Youtube: Pony Friday Pinterest: @ponyfriday
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December 4, 2020
Episode 7: What if...businesses added of bit of EQ to their IQ for real organizational excellence?
What if....businesses added a bit of EQ to their IQ for real organizational excellence? with Sandra Crozier-McKee, Facilitator, Executive Coach, Speaker Top takeaways: 6:36: A business of excellence is clear on their values, principles, and who they are as a person. They understand that they are the sum of their parts. 7:57 - 9:42: The best businesses are a combination of EQ and IQ A surgeon can have the best skills...but if they cannot regulate their emotions on a bad day, do you really want them operating on you? 10:35 - 16:36: What exactly is Emotional Intelligence? Daniel Goleman: responsible for bringing the term into everyday lexicon Self-awareness - understanding what your emotions are Self-regulation - understanding what's appropriate for your emotions Social behaviour - not discussed in this episode Motivation - ETHICAL motivation. Within a company, this often relies upon a strong vision, mission, and values IN ACTION Empathy  17:39: Empathy and leaders - how to balance the empathy for the people on the team with the realities of running a business 20:57: Leaders have feelings too. You cannot be empathetic without showing the gaps in your own armour 27:46: the PERSONAL vision of the leader is what often dictates the vision and mission of the overall organization. This comes from the top BUT is supported from the bottom. The vision and mission attract people who share the same vision and approach to life.  29:27: STOP for a moment. Imagine your business without your PEOPLE today. Not the positions...but the people. How does that change your business and role as a leader? 29:52: I/R Theory (Identity/Role Theory). Discover the power of removing the role titles we have. What's left is our identity. This is always a 10 (out of 10) Dive into why we're so connected to people in helping us define our roles 32:32 - 34:25: EQ of a business can be intentionally developed by choosing to focus and create positive neural pathways This often comes from increasing our vocabulary of emotional words. We need to do this for many reasons. One, in particular, is younger generations are being taught EQ earlier and bringing this understanding into the workforce. Businesses without EQ will be unable to attract or retain this generation. 35:52: Where to start developing your EQ. Your business VISION, asking: Is this a strong vision? Are we actively living and working towards this every day? If not, where's the gap from what we're doing to where we want to go? 36:32: Tylenol Case study and the power of their vision. At a massive loss, recalled product that was harming population because vision said that they, "did not do harm." By recalling, they were able to: Create a new and different product (tamper-proof bottles) Made the product safer to sell People came back as customers because of the values and vision that were shown in ACTION 38:45: hear Sandra's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Sandra online: Website: www.hamish.sandler.com; about LinkedIn: Sandra Crozier-McKee Email: Sandra.Crozier-Mckee@sandler.com
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November 27, 2020
Episode 6: What if...businesses decided to first give, rather than make people earn respect?
What if....businesses decided to first give, rather than make, people earn respect with Judith Virag of Clean Club Calgary. Top takeaways: 6:38: Judith shares the 2 things missing in her business that, when added, transformed in Professionalism - which boils down to respect Fun 7:22: Respect - there are two ways of giving it. One is to make people earn it. The other is to simply give it with trust. When we simply give it with trust, THIS is what begins to make a business human because we see our team, our people, as such. 8:58: How can leaders add more "human" back into their business and leadership Continuously be learning. Stay open-minded - particularly if you're working with people. Which...we all are Know your industry and how your business operates as a person within it. This includes staying up to date on your industry. 11:20: Judith's shares how she hindered her own business for years and what she did to stop being her biggest hurdle Big takeaway - get a coach. This helps to remove the isolation leaders feel while creating accountability. Just TRY. Always try your hardest. Whether this is showing respect to customers AND also your people, along with being willing to jump in and do what you are asking your people to do.  Be grateful. Show your team that by working together, you're all making a bigger impact. 14:53 - 18:38: Connection - face to face connection, building trust between people Create moments for your team to connect and show them appreciation Judith speaks to Brene Brown's Dare to Lead and the power of physically writing down and then sharing together what each person is grateful for and why 21:21: Promoting from within is great...but not always the right move Hear Judith's lesson on how she learned that just because one has great skills as a cleaner, does not mean they have the personality to be a manager.  This is about giving the people the right skills while also making sure you have the right person in the right position so the whole business personhood can thrive! b 23:52: hear Judith's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Clean Club Calgary online: Website: www.cleanclubcalgary.com Instagram: @cleanclubcalgary Facebook: @cleanclubcalgary LinkedIn: Clean Club Calgary, Judith Virag
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November 20, 2020
Episode 5: What if...businesses embraced their fear of real growth?
What if....businesses embraced their fear of real growth with Jenn Lofgren, Incito Top takeaways: 5.25: We all have a story about someone when we hear their bio, but it's never their whole story. Listen to Jenn's story about growing up homeless at the age of 16, being a mechanical assistant in the Canadian Reserves, her career as an assistant to an interior designer and how this is not actually in her bio.  8.47 - 10:37: The biggest hindrance to leadership: FEAR mindset that shows up in three main areas. To be liked To be right To win. To be an effective leader, we must let go of all three of these fears.  11:02 - 12:14: Our identity should not be defined by our role as "leader" This allows more choice and ability to belong within the leader role Allows us to be more willing to stand alone Allows us to shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance 13:22: Even in seemingly "choiceless" situations, we always have a choice 14:42 - 16:50: Value behind a coach is rarely about the problem one goes to a coach for Hear how one of Jenn's clients learned to exchange their toxic behaviours There is a gift to having someone support you as you start to see your behaviours and values in action 17:22 - 19:42: There is power in conflict. Conflict is an internal issue, not an external one. Having someone move through conflict with you can create a positive impact 20:37: Leadership is difficult and requires you to step into vulnerability time and again. The key is to work with someone to help you sort through this as you cannot do leadership work along 23:17 - 24:15: How to start embracing conflict, critical feedback, and growth Talk to someone Go through an assessment tool - such as a 360 Assessment - for an objective path forward Look for the 2% truth in any type of assessment providing feedback. 25:52 - 26:52: Fear isn't about leaping out of it. It's baby-stepping your way through it. It's about giving you control over how you want to show up each day. 28:18: hear Jenn's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Jenn and Incito online: Website: http://incito.ca LinkedIn: Jenn Lofgren
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November 13, 2020
Episode 4: What if...businesses chose to be better than zero, one teeny% at a time?
What if....businesses chose to be better than zero, one teeny % at a time with Hamish Knox, Sandler Training Update since interview: register for Hamish's sample Sandler Session called Why Salespeople Fail and What You Can Do About It: November 20: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm MST Your only commitment? Your time and willingness to say if you want a further conversation. RSVP here http://bit.ly/sampleSandlerNov20 Top takeaways: 7:08: Hamish's own Business as a Person story and how this impacted his leadership style Highlights the importance of WHY behind our actions 10:10: Growth happens in small, baby, consistent steps. This is what being better than zero is and why high achievers often struggle in understanding it's the small steps, not the giant leaps, that lead to sustainable, consistent growth 11:30 - 14:32: Discover on what hinders the communication of your business and how you can make this a strengths Hint: adaptation is key as it doesn't matter what you say...it matters what other people hear 14:58: Hear a case study on the impact communication had on a business from the workshop floor  17:08 - 21:40: Tools to assess where your communication, attitude, behaviours,  etc.. are within your business personhood Attitude: it's about them, not me/us Behaviour: Adapting and modifying proactive activities Technique: Focus on questions that speak to a biggest fear OR to bring them into the future 24:03: Learn how companies can communicate with other companies as "people" in a community 26:03: Leaders - are you showing the BEHAVIOURS that back your values. These actions are your real core values. To help your team implement these values and communicate as a business, these behaviours should be defined in a way that's: Specific Measurable 28:08: Leaders are the Rope Builder for their team.  What does Hamish mean by this What exactly does this mean for leaders who claim to be living their business values 31:08: Good person, bad fit. Learn what this belief means within a business personhood 33:51: Do you know what daily, weekly, monthly actions you (as a business) need to be taking to support the overall personhood health of your business? Discover why defining these is crucial to success. 34:00: Be a guest of Sandler Training! Register at www.hamish.sandler.com/guest 34:43: hear Hamish's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Hamish and Sandler Training online: Website: www.hamish.sandler.com Instagram: @sandlerincyyc LinkedIn: Sandler Training in Calgary Specific links: What is the Sandler Support Process from discovery to development: www.hamish.sandler.com/howtosandler  Sandler Agreements with prospects, clients, vendors, and partners: www.hamish.sandler.com/agreements Client Testimonials...because Sandler works!: www.hamish.sandler.com/about/testimonials  
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November 6, 2020
Episode 3: What if...businesses tomorrow could be better than today?
What if....tomorrow could be better than today with Lindsay Recknell, Expert in Hope; Hope Motivates Podcast  Top takeaways:  11:45: Hope plays a major role within any business and it cannot be undervalued  12:34: Lindsay's definition of hope: The future will be better than today by taking actions that we can control  14:32: Hope is something that can be taught and is extremely contagious. When hope dwindles, surround yourself with actively hope-filled people  16:27: Hope Theory  defined as GOALS + AGENCY THINKING + PATHWAYS THINKING where goals = what; agency thinking = individual why; pathways thinking = how  17:10: the difference between hopeful people and optimistic people  19:14: Brain's Hope Circuit Can engage the hope circuit by tapping into your curiosity. Curiosity sparks hope  23:00 - 25:30: how to tap into hope for your business Example: Bring HOPE THEORY into your performance reviews. This will tap into the personal goals and agency thinking of the team member, helping to build out a more hopeful and active pathways thinking  30:45: hear Lindsay's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too?  Connect with Lindsay Recknell online:  Website: https://expertinhope.com/  Mental Health in the Workplace Programming: https://expertinhope.com/programs/workplace-mental-health/ (mention Business are People Too! A Podcast) to get 25% off!  Hope Motivates Action Podcast: https://anchor.fm/hope-motivates-action  Instagram: @lindsayrecknell  Facebook: @expertinhope  LinkedIn: Lindsay Recknell
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October 30, 2020
Episode 2: What if...businesses lead with heart-centred leadership?
What if....businesses lead with heart-centred leadership with Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director, Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids; Founder, Tanya K. Consulting  UPDATE FOR LISTENERS SINCE EPISODE RECORDED: Tanya has recently launched a People Centered Leadership Cohort. This is a  community of opportunity-focused people to create human connection, shared learning, results and togetherness! This group is a bi-monthly cohort of leaders learning, connecting and growing together. There is content monthly to guide the group and conversation. For more info about joining this community of people centered leaders, visit: http://tanyak.ca/people-centered-leadership-cohort  Top takeaways:  8:44 - 12:15: The People Centered Leadership framework for leading from the heart  Listen to yourself;  Know your purpose;  Care about others  Crucial to see our people as a whole person When you care for your people, they'll build into your business  14:00: How to tap into your authentic, real self as a leader when your world is falling apart  20:20: Compassion fatigue IS REAL What do leaders need to do to make sure they're able to show up with compassion and focus on the long term purpose/vision of the organization  22:37: A healthy bottom line MUST ensure that your people are healthy  29:00: The power of a CARE MEETING to create productive teams Download Tanya's free guide for "How to Plan and Facilitate a care and connect" meeting that will have your team more engaged, loyal, and productive...even remotely! Download at www.wearebettertogether.ca.   32:00: Leadership starts with yourself. Tanya shares her personal tips for tapping into your heart-centred self Be vulnerable to share where your head/heart's at Take time to accept, feel, and move through it Model this to your people.   34:02: Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Childhood hunger is a harsh reality in our city. Kids can't learn, grow, or have the opportunity to reach their full potential if they don't have the food they need and a sense of love and belonging that other people care for them!  Be a #heroforhungrykids with Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids www.bb4ck.org/take-action  36:05: hear Tanya's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too?   Connect with Tanya online:  Website: https://tanyak.ca/  Instagram: @tanyakyyc  Facebook: @tanyakyyc  LinkedIn: Tanya Koshowski  Twitter: @tanyakyyc  Connect with Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids:  Website: https://bb4ck.org/  Instagram: @bb4ck  Facebook: @bb4ck  Youtube: Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids
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October 30, 2020
Episode 1: What if...businesses used the power of story?
What if....businesses used the power of story with Suzy & Trevor Rounce, Switchback Creative   Top takeaways:   12:59: why businesses need a story / foundational brand  the power of stories across humanity  stories are how we learn lesson and understand people  story is the foundation for connection   18:55: Substance stories are within everyone. They merely need to be pulled out and crafted   21:25: All businesses have a story inside of use, especially those who are past the startup phase. It's important to reflect to see where you are now, why and how you got to where you are, and what does that mean to your audience? 23:20: 3 questions for getting the story out of yourself NOW Why did you start this (your business)? Why are you now doing what you're doing? What problem do you solve for your hero? (hint...you are NOT the hero in your business story) 31:00: The power of investing in community as a business strategy Highlighting, Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business by Bruce Poon Tip 35:40: one of Suzy and Trevor's favourite client story transformations Evolve Surface Strategies: www.evolveinc.ca 39:20 Trailblazer Fund non-profit applications. Closes November 13, 2020: open to all non-profits in Canada https://switchbackcreative.ca/trailblazer-fund/ 40:17: hear Suzy and Trevor's answer to what if...businesses realized that they are people too? Connect with Switchback Creative online: Website: https://switchbackcreative.ca/ Instagram: @switchback4ever Facebook: @switchbackcreative LinkedIn: Switchback Creative Twitter: @switchback4ever 
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October 30, 2020
Our Very First Episode! What if...businesses realized they are people too?
What if...businesses realized that they are people too? Host Lindsay Harle begins exploring why exactly businesses are people.  Top takeaways: The definition of a corporation in Canada states that it is a separate, live entity, capable of entering into contracts, committing a crime, owning property, and so on. To learn more about this, visit: www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cd-dgc.nsf/eng/cs06641.html 3:50: The importance of resiliency for humans and for businesses 4:40: What is it that your people need to do/be/have in order to support a thriving business 5:04 - 6:35: How to develop a healthy business mind 6:40 - 8:30: How to maintain a healthy business body 8:31 - 10:20: How to grow a healthy business soul  Connect with Lindsay Online: Podcast Website: www.businessesarepeopletoopodcast.com Clarity Consulting: www.lindsayharle.com Brand Building: www.thewriteharle.com Instagram: @quirkylindsayharle Facebook:  @quirkylindsayharle LinkedIn: Lindsay Harle-Kadatz  Email: lindsay@thewriteharle.com 
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October 27, 2020