In this stimulating and inspirational podcast series, Lynn is interviewing risk-takers who are steering us all in the right direction. They exude positivity, are shifting mindsets and leading change for the better good in our communities.
Melissa McCormick is the author of the Canadian bestselling book, “The Queen’s Daughter” which is a true story of the worst and most highly publicized case of sexual assault in Detroit history. Melissa is an expert on sexual assault and the aftermath, and served on the board of directors of the Windsor and Essex County Sexual Assault Crisis Center for nine years, holding the position of President from 2005-2008. The highly anticipated sequel to “The Queen’s Daughter” called “Thick Skin” which focuses on the aftermath of trauma including topics such as PTSD, depression, forgiveness, relationship with God and more, was released in 2014.
She is also a past president of the Women’s Economic Forum and is the 2009 recipient of the Athena Leadership Award presented by the Windsor and District Chamber of Commerce In 2015 Melissa was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Windsor and was invited to speak to over a thousand graduates during the commencement ceremony.
Melissa runs her own non-profit agency called the Queen’s Daughter “Cause” to help sexual assault victims move forward in their lives. And, she continues her mission to stand up and speak out on behalf of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who do not yet have the courage to do so for themselves.
00:50 What happened on that terrifying night when Melissa became, "The Queen's Daughter"?
06:00 A cinematic episode and short film
07:30 Empowerment: the courage to report to the police
07:35 Dead inside, motivation to stay alive and Mr. Lewis, an incredible mentor
11:25 The Queen's Daughter Cause
12:40 Perspective from someone who has been through it
14:20 We will not remain silent.
15:30 Forgiveness and changing the law
18:40 Supports for sexual assault victims today
19:50 How to support the Queen's Daughter Cause
23:35 Sexual Assault is a social issue
23:50 A wonderful life and future!
25:00 Guidance for victims of sexual assault
Linda P. Cousineau is an bilingual Entrepreneur, Award-winning Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Best-Selling Co-Author. Linda loves to work with Leaders, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Teams, empowering them to increase communication, collaboration, productivity, efficiency and profit. She is passionate about environmental values (personal preferences) which dictate how people operate within their environment. Environmental values guide the way people see, experience and respond to the world around them (personally or professionally). Most people are not aware of their environmental values and how they can undermine their ability to be successful.
Linda is the Founder of LPC and Associates Inc. She has extensive consulting, coaching and training experience with clients around the globe. Prior to discovering the world of training and coaching, Linda held leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.
00:22 Who is Linda?
01:00 Professional Speaking
01:45 Environmental Values
09:27 Full stop due to Covid-19 and implications to the business
11:30 Re-Envisioning in the midst of a pandemic
16:00 Forced out of a corporate role because of a life changing event
20:25 Award Winner!
21:35 One thing Linda would have done differently as a new entrepreneur
25:10 Free Virtual Training Event coming up for individuals, small business owners and leaders (see link for details)
27:00 Testimonial to Linda
Karen Metcalfe is the Assistant Director of WE-Spark Health Institute, "designed to take health care to the next level through research" where four key organizations have come together in partnership. She shares some of the work currently being done by the Institute specific to Covid-19 and the power of collaboration that this organization brings to the community and beyond. Karen shares her personal experience as a mother whose child was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. This was the catalyst that lead her to become passionate about the importance of research and the advocate she is today, not only with WE-Spark Health Institute, but in her role as a leader and vocal volunteer with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. 00:22 Introduction 00:50 What is the "WE-Spark Health Institute" and collaborative research in one community? 02:10 Covid-19 and the response of a group of community researchers 05:00 Covid Conversations 05:50 A child's life-threatening diagnosis 09:00 The power and impact of medical research 14:00 Common experiences draw us together 15:30 The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada - where does the fundraising money go? 22:50 Additional resources for brain tumour patients and caregivers 23:35 One team evolves over time! 28:50 A local Brain Tumour walk in Windsor/Essex Ontario 30:40 A virtual walk for 2020 on June 27th! Anyone and everyone across the nation can participate in some way 36:30 People with brain tumours need us 38:15 Resource links for more information 38:40 Go Grey in May! 41:10 Different ways to support leading up to the national virtual walk on June 27th and a gift 43:00 Closing comments https://www.braintumour.ca/ https://www.wesparkhealth.com/
Mitchell is COO of Discover Praxis – a startup bootcamp and job placement program for entrepreneurial young professionals who want more than college. He's the author of Don’t Do Stuff You Hate, and frequently writes about how to navigate life and careers. He's radical about creating a better future and helping others do the same. Follow him on Twitter for more: @mitchell_earl 00:24 Who is Mitchell and what is Praxis? 02:20 Who Would Benefit? 03:07 Hurdles Overcome 05:17 Don't Do Stuff You Hate 08:07 Giving Up Law School 11:20 Risk Taking 12:30 Employability Skills 14:00 Six Month Boot Camp 16:50 Virtual, Remote Platforms 19:40 Advice for Secondary School Graduates 21:40 Student Debt 24:00 Parent Perspective 25:21 Three Questions to Ask 27:00 Five, Ten or Twenty Years: Why? 28:45 Middle Ground 30:50 A Season for Everything in LIfe 32:20 Regrets 34:40 Contact Information and Free Resources https://discoverpraxis.com/
Best-selling author and life coach, Melissa Lyons, is passionate about helping people find hope and healing after loss. Raw and relatable, Melissa uses her own vulnerability, heartbreaking experiences and humility, to reach and connect with people, of all ages, in deep and meaningful ways. Her personal journey, which includes decades of entrepreneurial and corporate business experience, inspired her to ask important questions about life purpose and the search for more meaning and fulfillment. Melissa is a master at helping people uncover their limiting beliefs and recurring patterns, giving them the opportunity to reveal and rediscover their purpose – their ‘Why’ and in doing so, they are reminded of their potential and possibilities. Her heartwarming and profound books have helped thousands embrace fresh perspectives during times of struggle and devastating grief or loss.
0:45 Hole in my heart
5:43 Pivotal moment in time
8:15 I Will Always Love You
10:00 Stop and press pause
13:00 Self love
15:00 Take that breath of air
17:00 Setting your destination
17:50 A Path to Healing After Heartbreak and Loss
20:40 Begin with the end in mind
23:00 Easier said than done for many
25:20 Energy that is suppressed
26:00 How do we start?
27:00 Beauty from within
27:50 Words of Guidance
28:27 Contact Melissa!
Stacey Jones, through her drive, commitment, partnerships and passion, chartered the Kingsville Southshore Rotary Club (in Essex County, Ontario) in the winter of 2019. Stacey's leadership opened the doors to young, working professionals and children, who will now move through a life of service. Rotary clubs come in many forms, supporting six many causes internationally and countless projects in local districts.
0:20 Thank you Surge Activewear for sponsoring this episode and offering our listeners a discount! https://www.surgeactivewear.com/
1:05 Who is Stacey Jones?
2:19 The moment/day of change in Italy
7:45 How does a new Rotary club start up?
9:50 Not a traditional club
13:00 Children moving to a life of service
16:15 What a difference one year makes
17:00 Interact, Rotaract and Rotary
18:30 Community Projects and the Food Bank
21:00 Service to others despite personal conflict
22:00 Open to input
22:35 Water Refilling Stations locally
25:00 Fundraising for community projects and around the world
26:40 The gift of giving
28:00 How can we feed our soul, even in a pandemic?
30:30 Showing up as much as we can
32:15 Contact information
Steve Lowell is the past President of the Canadian Speakers Association and the current Vice President of the Global Speakers Federation. Steve will become President in 2021, speaking and performing on the live stage for over 50 years.
For over 30 years Steve Lowell has been training and mentoring executives, thought leaders and professional speakers around the world. He is the author of, "Deep Thought Strategy", helping countless people go from being obscure to having success, influence, impact and wealth.
Steve is one of fewer than 12% of the world's professional speakers to hold the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation: the highest designation in professional speaker.
Sponsored by: https://www.surgeactivewear.com/
0:35 Thank you to Surge Active Wear! - our sponsor for today's episode
1:00 Who is Steve Lowell?
1:43 Deep Thought Strategy - finding the wisdom that comes from within you
3:50 Discovering the gift
8:00 The Repumeter
12:25 How is Steve navigating as a business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic?
15:45 Advice for business owners with the "gift of time"
18:24 Opportunities for business owners to assist financially
20:43 Going too big instead of going too deep
24:38 Outcomes of the Deep Thought Strategy
26:40 Steve's partnership with Jayne
29:40 Past influences
32:00 What has to be in place
33:40 The power of testimonials
37:50 Final words of wisdom
39:00 Contact information and thank you to Surge Activewear - our sponsor for today's episode.
Jen is the founder of the community organization, "Canadian Women Healing the World". She is an inspirational speaker, author and intuitive counselor. In the midst of the COVID-19 Virus, her mission says it all: to connect people from around our world, and inspire them to help one another to grow into healthy, vibrant citizens. "Let's find our spark". Join us on a journey of healing with Jen.
0:23 Introduction to Canadian Women Healing our World
1:37 The calling to begin the organization
3:25 The impact of Jen's stories
3:50 A turbulent and difficult childhood
4:30 Journey of Rediscovery
5:45 Intuitive Counselling
7:45 The sense that something is missing in our lives
9:58 Illness and leaving a career behind
11:35 Inner Peace
12:00 Gathering insights and energies from people around the world
13:50 Getting back to "being"
15:30 One to one and small group programs
16:20 Expressing through Art and Painting
20:10 Intensive and individualized
21:20 Take the first step
23:05 The person who made the difference
25:10 Survivors of life-threatening illness
27:10 Debunking a myth
30:10 A miracle
30:57 The influence of music
32:50 What can intuitive counselling help with?
35:45 How to reach Jen and closing
Margaret Boersma, of Ontario, supports educators in using cutting edge brain research to teach us Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Creative Education in Action helps children from the age of 4 to adults. Teachers transform student relationships to learning through inquiry, discover and play. You CAN have more joy, experience more passion and achieve top-notch, fulfilling success.
0:25 Who is Margaret?
0:56 Why Creative Education in Action was started
1:54 What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
2:30 Teaching Empathy
3:44 Workshops for teachers
4:15 Dealing With Change - example of one unit for students
6:15 21st Century Skills
9:00 Corridor of Voices - Powerful!
9:55 Skills being taught
10:25 Who is this for?
11:30 How we think and communicate
11:45 Defining Moments
12:40 Childhood struggles
13:40 Not good enough
14:33 Shutting down the negative mindset
15:10 How to make the classroom a better place
15:45 The "Make It Right" formula
17:13 The biggest hurdle for the new entrepreneur
18:50 Hurry up and fail
19:10 Travelling around the world
19:40 How to contact Margaret and resources available
20:30 Francis Yap of Mission Informatics
Have you experienced trauma? Amie Elias left a 20 year career to open “Doors to Healing”, operating out of the Stone House, a lakefront wellness retreat privately tucked along Lake Erie. She provides Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and Life Stress Reduction (LSR) services. Amie also runs one on one addictions programs and Mindfulness & Meditation workshops. That’s just a drop in the bucket! She shares much more in this podcast interview. Will you open the door to your own healing?
0:34 Who is Amie Elias?
1:01 How did the name of your business, "Doors to Healing" come to fruition?
3:43 The Stone House Wellness Retreat - a family venture
5:00 $500 changes a life
8:27 A storage closet ... and so it begins!
10:50 Farewell to a twenty year career 11:50 Stone lake house becomes a wellness retreat
13:05 Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
15:50 TIR in person or virtually
18:16 TIR for Children
21:40 Life Stress Reduction and Schema Work
24:08 The work of energy
32:35 How to contact Amie and ALL of the other services at the Stone House
Tina Brigley, of Essex Ontario, took a huge risk in her life when she left her career as a teacher to help us breakthrough to be unstoppable. You are a powerhouse and people fear the day you discover that! You can have it all- better health, unstoppable confidence, more energy and success. The ONLY thing in your way is the beliefs telling you that you can't!
1:15 Life Breakdown
3:40 What is wrong with me?
4:50 The moment that shifted everything
6:44 The blame game
7:30 Rude awakening on Mother's Day
9:25 A piece is missing
11:45 The trigger and transition
13:15 New vision and daunting decision
14:50 Now or never
15:45 Shiny Penny Syndrome
16:40 Limiting beliefs
21:15 Lessons in failure
23:45 What's a Coach?
32:45 Coaching is not for everybody
34:54 Pushing beyond the comfort zone
39:00 Breakthrough to Unstoppable
40:00 How to reach Tina Brigley
Michael Angelo Caruso is an exceptional entrepreneur, an internationally recognized author and speaker. He delivers around 60 presentations a year, including keynote speeches, seminars, and webinars. In this interview, Michael shares the crisis that moved him into this business, his "Present Like a Pro" course and much more!
0:22 Introduction of Michael Angelo Caruso
1:18 The Caruso Brothers - music background
4:15 How does a music career lead to "Everything is a Presentation"
5:30 Public speaking begins
6:30 The Catalyst for Change
9:48 Techniques for Presenters
12:30 Michael's "Present Like a Pro" course
16:00 Live Calls as a Teaching Tool
20:00 One on One Interviews on Michael's "Talk to Me" Podcast
22:30 Testimonial on behalf of Present Like a Pro graduate
23:45 How to contact or follow Michael