TAKING THE HELM with Lynn McLaughlin

TAKING THE HELM with Lynn McLaughlin

By Lynn McLaughlin
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.
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Helping Sexual Assault Victims Find Your Voice: Melissa McCormick
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.  00:24  Introduction 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 23:00  Accolades 23:35  Sexual Assault is a social issue 23:50  A wonderful life and future! 25:00  Guidance for victims of sexual assault www.queensdaughter.com
26:37
May 30, 2020
It's time to Pivot! Take Charge of Your Life and Business with Linda Cousineau
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  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-environmental-values-impact-your-success-tickets-105293934994
27:36
May 23, 2020
Karen Metcalfe: The Power of Medical Research and a Life's Commitment to Advocacy
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/
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May 4, 2020
Unleash Your Potential. No Degree Required: Mitchell Earl
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/
36:20
April 23, 2020
Melissa Lyons: Finding Hope and Healing After Grief and Loss
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.  0:18  Introduction  0:45  Hole in my heart  3:15  Surrendering  5:43  Pivotal moment in time  8:15  I Will Always Love You  10:00  Stop and press pause  11:00  Grief  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!  https://www.melissa-lyons.com/
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April 16, 2020
Stacey Jones: Our Shared Responsibility in Service to Others
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 https://www.facebook.com/kingsvillesouthshore/   
33:54
April 9, 2020
Steve Lowell: Moving from being obscure to having success, influence, impact and wealth
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.  https://www.stevelowell.com/ 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.
40:16
April 1, 2020
Jen Hewson: Canadian Women Healing Our World
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 https://www.cwhow.ca/
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March 20, 2020
Margaret Boersma: Enabling Both Students and Teachers to Thrive
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  20:43 Closing  https://www.margaretboersma.com/    https://lynnmclaughlin.com/
21:00
March 14, 2020
Amie Elias on How to Open Our Doors to Healing (Taking the Helm #2)
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  12:40  Trauma  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  27:35  Manifestation  32:35  How to contact Amie and ALL of the other services at the Stone House  34:10  Closing  https://www.doorstohealing.com/
34:59
February 17, 2020
Tina Brigley: Unleashing Your Power (Taking the Helm #3)
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!  0:10  Introduction 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 8:47  Denial 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? 28:00 Triggers 31:25  Patterns 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 https://tinabrigley.com   
40:39
February 15, 2020
Michael Angelo Caruso on Presenting Like a Pro (Taking the Helm #1)
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  16:48 Impact   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   https://www.michaelangelocaruso.com
25:13
January 29, 2020