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conversations with leaders.

conversations with leaders.

By Mike Desjardins
My name is Mike. I have conversations with leaders as part of my lifelong pursuit of becoming a stronger leader.
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Episode 009 - conversations with leaders - Jay-Ann Gilfoy - Social Purpose Lending

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Episode 011 - conversations with leaders - Yabome Gilpin-Jackson - Decolonizing & Rebuilding
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson and I talk about decolonizing and rebuilding, Black Lives Matter, Canadian Residential Schools, Colonial education, and what taking action looks like from an individual perspective today. Video version here: https://youtu.be/BYJN5uKUekw Here are the links that we mentioned in the podcast: Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad: http://laylafsaad.com/meandwhitesupremacy Murray Sinclair Podcast on Indigenous Deaths: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1904061507879 NYC 1619 Project: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html U of A Program: https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada? Indigenous Flag: https://www.canadiannativeflag.ca/; https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/what-i-choose-to-celebrate-on-this-day-called-canada-day-1.3660300 Canada History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html Yabome Gilpin-Jackson: https://sldconsulting.org/quilting-global-futures/ Anti-Black News in Canada: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/clive-mensah-black-man-taser-peel-police-1.5967692 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/police-shootings-2020-yer-review-1.5849788 https://globalnews.ca/news/7675321/surrey-rcmp-black-family-complaint/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53141449 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/black-judge-handcuffed-racism-1.6033332
47:29
August 18, 2021
Episode 010 - Georgianna Lee - Mental Health at Work
Georgianna and I talk about how to have the mental health conversation at work and how to show-up with empathy as a leader.
41:06
May 25, 2021
Episode 009 - conversations with leaders - Jay-Ann Gilfoy - Social Purpose Lending
Mike and Jay-Ann talk about Vancity Community Investment Bank, the first and only social purpose lending bank in Canada that's also a B Corp. We talk about what it means to be leading a start-up bank that has social and environmental change are part of their financial model. https://vancitycommunityinvestmentbank.ca/about/
27:38
April 29, 2021
Episode 008 - conversations with leaders - Brenda Rigney
Brenda Rigney and I talk about her passion around Three Uniques: her discovery through years of coaching leaders that each person has their unique skillsets that truly create a significant differentiator for them if they decide to focus on them. Video version available on youtube: https://youtu.be/qnF4MKMMgos
42:01
February 10, 2021
Episode 007 - conversations with leaders - Curtis Christopherson
I chat with Curtis Christopherson on what it was like to pivot his chain of personal training gyms, Innovative Fitness, through Covid, and the subsequent genesis and launch of Wrkout.com.
53:33
January 13, 2021
Episode 006 - conversations with leaders - Tana Heminsley - Authentic Leadership
Tana Heminsley (www.leadauthentic.com) and I talk about Authentic Leadership and her third book on the topic.  Find all of her books here (non-affiliate link): https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=tana+heminsley&crid=2SO2WWKIRL8PT&sprefix=tana+h%2Caps%2C198&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_6
46:32
October 28, 2020
Episode 005 - Dan Pontefract - Lead Care Win Book
Mike and Dan talk about his fourth book, Lead Care Win, available Sept 29th, 2020. https://www.danpontefract.com/books/lead-care-win/ Video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xSDFPouzvs8
43:59
September 24, 2020
Episode 004 - Conversations with Leaders - Kristy O'Leary - BCorp and Impact Businesses
An engaging conversation with Kristy O'Leary from Decade Impact (www.decadeimpact.com) about all things B Corp and Impact Business.
49:37
August 20, 2020
Episode 003 - Dr. Gillian Simonett
Dr. Gillian Simonett and I talk about Workplace Burnout (https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/burn-out/en/): why treating the individual and having them go back into the same system/environment that caused their burnout just doesn't work and what leaders can do about it. Book: Essentialism by Greg McKweon: https://gregmckeown.com/book/   Book: The Purpose Effect by Dan Pontefract: https://www.danpontefract.com/book/the-purpose-effect/ Muse Brainsensing Meditation Headset: www.choosemuse.com   Spire Belly Breathing Monitor: https://spirehealth.com/pages/stone
01:00:14
July 20, 2020
Episode 002 - Yabome Gilpin-Jackson
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson and I talk about racism, white supremacy, anti-racism, and allyship. Follow Yabome at: https://sldconsulting.org Here is are the two blog posts we refer to in the podcast: 1. https://sldconsulting.org/i-cant-breathe/ 2. https://sldconsulting.org/i-cant-breathe-resources/ Here is the book we speak about: Me & White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad: https://www.amazon.ca/Me-White-Supremacy-Combat-Ancestor/dp/B081G8HNW8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=me+and+white+supremacy&qid=1593194910&sr=8-1 Here is the course that my team and I at ViRTUS are taking: https://adawaygroup.com/rework/
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June 29, 2020
Episode 001 - Ken Sim
Ken Sim and I talk about entrepreneurship, leadership, city politics, and leading through Covid-19. http://kensim.ca
42:10
June 26, 2020