conversations with leaders.
By Mike Desjardins
conversations with leaders.Aug 18, 2021
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:
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.
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/
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Episode 002 - Yabome Gilpin-Jackson
Episode 001 - Ken Sim
Ken Sim and I talk about entrepreneurship, leadership, city politics, and leading through Covid-19.