Recorded on Juneteenth, June 19, 2020, this special episode of Inspiring Leaders tackles the thorny and provocative topic of Racism in a conversation that needs to happen.
Special Guest Kashmel McKoena, otherwise known as "Major Kash" joins Terry Lipovski to review what's happened to George Floyd, the subsequent protests, other cases of race discrimination, systemic racism and unconscious bias.
Join us to hear about what is being done in Canada, USA and around the world, and our own call for action. We hope this episode resonates with everyone and helps build momentum and constructive dialogue aimed at ending racism everywhere.
Käsh McKöena on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/käsh-mcköena-46bbb81b
Käsh McKöena on Twitter https://twitter.com/imajorkash
Käsh McKöena’s Email firstname.lastname@example.org
McKöena Law Hotline: 613-695-MLAW
McKöena Law Website: http://mckoenalaw.com
Ubiquity Leadership: Ubiquity.coach
Yann Toutant believes companies can be more innovative by creating and working as remote teams. As the CEO of the Dutch division at Econocom, and based in The Netherlands, Yann is a visionary, inspiring and courageous leader who is spearheading a move to make his company remote friendly. He believes the associated focus on experiences versus possessions which comes with the location independence, presents a new opportunity to Corporates.
Yann is a strong believer in the ‘location independence’ movement. He believes the associated focus on experiences versus possessions presents a new opportunity to Corporates. He sees CEOs dealing with three major challenges, shifting business models, integrating startup mentality into company culture and attracting the "Y" generation. He believes the mindset shift from possessions to experiences frees up the mind to create new solutions. Also, employees open up to new experiences when they are outside of an office environment.
On this episode of Inspiring Leaders, Yann Toutant shares with us the secrets of successful remote teams and how they can become your secret business advantage.
Based in The Netherlands, and with over 10,000 employees in 18 countries and over $5B in annual revenues, Yann’s company, Econocom, designs, finances and oversees digital transformations of companies
Yann Toutant on LinkedIn
Yann Toutant on Twitter
Yann Toutant’s Email
Dan Hendry strives toward promoting sustainable initiatives for the Limestone District School Board, and is the manager of community based learning & innovation at St. Lawrence College. An architect behind the internationally recognized Kingston Transit High School Bus Pass Program – the program which has grown high school ridership from 28K to over 600K rides yearly from 2012-2016 by onsite transit orientation and free bus passes.
"You have to give AND take, because reciprocity creates trust"
His concern for the environment is what drives him to take initiative in promoting sustainable solutions within the Kingston community. He continues to engage in initiatives that promote positive sustainable change throughout the Kingston community. His combined interest in sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, student mentorship, and community have been well integrated into his personal, academic, and professional experiences. Dan is continuously seeking new opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals who engage in sustainable & innovative initiatives within the community.
Dan Hendry on LinkedIn
SustainableDan on Twitter
Dan Hendry’s Email
“Inspiring leadership isn’t about being perfect, it’s about making sure that what you do matters”
Being strategic is important, however, strategically leading an entire organization requires great forethought, strong intentions, great communication, some humility and outstanding leadership. On this episode we speak with Martha Saunders who is leading the University in West Florida to some lofty goals.
“We’re not the oldest university, not the largest and not the richest, but we can turn on a dime!”
Martha Saunders is the sixth President of the University of West Florida. In her 30-plus years in higher education, she has served as in academic and leadership roles at universities in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Mississippi. She has led the University of West Florida to its status as a top-performing public universities with the third-highest score in the Florida Board of Governors performance metrics. She established the UWF Innovation Institute, Center for Cybersecurity and the Office of Equity and Diversity.
“We are a spirited community of learners, launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world”
Dr. Saunders’ vision for UWF is for it to grow beyond its beginnings as a regional comprehensive university and be seen as a leader in innovation and cutting- edge academic programs. She plans to build on the University’s strengths and its undergraduate traditions while creating programs that will attract the faculty and research funding needed to make the leap to the next level.
“We are not about bigger, we are about better. I want us to be the next big thing"
Under the strategic leadership of Dr. Saunders, the University of West Florida has become the buzz of the Post-Secondary Education world. The perspectives that Dr. Saunders shares are fundamentally important for any organizational leader. Tune in now to become even more strategic and don't forget to share this episode with someone you care about.
Dr. Martha Saunders on LinkedIn
Dr. Martha Aunders on Twitter
Dr. Martha Saunders’ Email
University of West Florida
“Leaders need to consider the value of building resilience in your people and your teams”
Mike Coyle is a creative and goal-oriented leader who believes in the power of teams and how they can be used as a force multiplier in navigating today’s complex global environment. He specializes in connecting people, organizations, and ideas to create synergies and in encouraging others to challenge the status quo to simple and sustainable solutions.
Mike has over twenty-five years of experience spanning both public and private sectors. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for twenty years holding several key leadership appointments, including as a Senior Officer in Canada’s Special Operations Forces that critically shaped his thinking.
During the last five years, Mike has supported the successful growth of three separate defence and security companies during their start-up phase and is a Founding-Partner and Vice-President of Reticle Ventures Canada Incorporated. Mike holds several degrees, including: Master of Science (Cranfield University, UK) and Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Engineering (Royal Military College of Canada). Mike lives in The Netherlands with his wife Laura and their three children.
Mike Coyle on LinkedIn
Mike Coyle’s Email
“Personal success doesn’t always translate into organizational success”
What makes leaders effective? Tune into this episode and you just might be surprised to learn what the research points to.
On this episode of Inspiring Leaders, we catch up with Dr. Scott Gregory, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems to “Decode Leadership”. Scott shares an inside perspective of what it is like to work at Hogan Assessments. He also offers insights about why Hogan Assessments are the preeminent leadership assessment provider, and he shares some research-backed facts about three essential ingredients to exemplary leadership. If you are serious about your career, you should not miss this episode.
“Leadership isn’t about power, it’s about creating and sustaining a high performing team”
Scott Gregory, Ph.D., CEO, Hogan Assessment Systems, has spent his career researching, applying, and consulting on the links between personality, leadership, and performance. His work has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, and many other international publications. He is a frequent speaker on personality in the workplace, has provided executive coaching for numerous CEOs and executives, and with his colleagues at Hogan, provides personality-based leader selection and development to organizations across the globe.
Dr. Scott Gregory on LinkedIn
Dr. Scott Gregory’s Email
Hogan Assessment Website
How Do You Derail?:
Chris Tuff became the youngest partner in the 100-year history of Atlanta-based advertising agency, 22squared, where he turned a team of Millennials from an “investment” to a major profit center in short order. He is the author of The Millennial Whisperer (Morgan James), a practical, profit-driven playbook for leaders to better understand the world’s largest generation.
Having started his career as one of the first marketers to focus on helping startups work with Fortune 100 brands, including Facebook in 2005, Chris is obsessed with emerging trends in marketing. As EVP and Director of Content Marketing and Partnerships at 22squared, he helps push to get their existing clients access to first-to-market ad products and offerings. He’s responsible for partnership development with tech and media companies like Twitter, Google, and Facebook.
A sought-after leader in the digital marketing space, Chris has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Fast Company, The New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Digiday, Social Times, Social Fresh, and consistently in advertising trade publications like Ad Age and Advertising Weekly.
Chris Tuff on LinkedIn
The Millennial Whisperer Website
The Millennial Whisperer on Amazon
Chris Tuff’s Email
“Fear limits what is possible. Let go and embrace BEING”
Radha Kalaria is not just a human BEING but a passionate champion of “well‐BEING”. Devoted to empowering individuals and organizations to BE who they are meant to be, by tapping into their own uniqueness and innate resourcefulness.
“The power lies within ourselves”
As a direct result of implementing wisdom & strategies learnt from Radha’s journey, her clients have optimized their return on investment, enhanced creativity & innovation, experienced healthy connections, created meaningful engagement, improved productivity and overall quality of life & work.
“Embrace your uniqueness”
Radha’s unique background with 20‐years of diverse industry experience in interior design, project management, client relations and leadership roles, gave her a strong foundation to go through life‐changing stressful events. Ten years back, Radha was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given 30 days to live. During the same 1‐1⁄2 year period, she suffered catastrophic losses in her career, relationships, finances, leading to suicidal depression and loss of self‐worth.
"Well being starts with being well"
Radha now shares her story of how she transformed her dark night of the soul, to a life of real “well‐being”, as a speaker, coach and consultant. Her mission in life is to help shape the way “well‐being” is perceived and pursued in the world.
Radha on LinkedIn
Radha on Twitter
Radha on YourTube
Radha on Facebook
Radha on Instagram
“You can’t call yourself a Diverse Organization just by checking boxes”
Kim Carlin knows a thing or two about working with leaders and helping them grow high performing teams. With over two decades of management consulting expertise working with over 200 leading companies across five continents, Kim has a proven track record for analyzing business problems, defining a vision for change and implementing sustainable solutions.
“Unless they actually feel like their voices are heard and they are actually contributing to that business, then you’ve failed to have inclusion”
She is an author, professional speaker, and blogger. She has written and published articles on issues related to gender related management outcomes, change management and cultural transformation. Kim is a speaking contributor at many industry events in North America and is an ongoing guest lecturer at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (NYU) in New York City. She is also the Executive Leadership Coach supporting the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and Life Sciences at The Rotman School of Management. Kim has an MBA in Strategy and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership.
“There is a lot of benefit that comes from diversity of thought and questioning of ideas, doing things differently and looking to be innovative and strategic and that comes from people questioning and doing things differently, and that is an imperative”
When not working Kim is a world wanderer and an ‘adrenaline junkie’ with a quest for adventure whether it is hiking to Mt Everest Basecamp, skydiving in Australia, paragliding in the Swiss Alps or running a marathon in Africa. Her bucket list is never-ending!
Learn what a Meeting Test is and how you can leverage this for a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Press Play Now!
Kim Carlin on LinkedIn
Kim Carlin Email
Kim Carlin's Website
Dana Janzen on LinkedIn
Dana Janzen’s Email
Dana Janzen’s Website
For the first time in history, there are four Generations that are active in the workplace today.
For anyone who leads people, projects or organizations, you need to know that each one of these Generations is looking for something different and are motivated by unique factors.
Understanding these differences can make or break your organization or initiatives, so on this episode of Inspiring Leaders, the Leadership Brothers reunite to explore Generational Differences and what you can do to live, grow and thrive by “Engaging Generations”.
The Leadership Brothers are Terry Lipovski and Pat Lipovski, two industry-leading Executive Coaches and Consultants based in Canada. Terry Lipovski is based in Ottawa, the National Capital Region of Canada and Pat Lipovski is based in Calgary, Alberta, nearly 3,000km apart. Terry and Pat team up periodically to record useful episodes on the Inspiring Leaders show to help others become even better at leading their people, projects and organizations.
Terry Lipovski on LinkedIn
Terry Lipovski on Twitter
Terry Lipovski’s Email
Pat Lipovski on LinkedIn
Pat Lipovski on Twitter
Pat Lipovski’s Email
Envision Group’s Website
Your Podcast Hosts:
Know An Inspiring Leader?
They could be our next Guest!
Choose your platform:
Angry Boss 68
Artificial Intelligence: 56
Authentic Leadership: 52, 76
Aviation: 37, 69
Body Language: 80, 81
Boundless Leadership 71
Coaching: 24, 36, 75, 76, 83
Communication: 80, 81, 86, 87
Community Leadership: 15
Controlling Bosses: 30
Customer Experience: 4, 9, 25, 49, 69
Distributed Leadership: 5, 53
Diversity: 3, 21, 53
Ethical Leadership: 36
Emotional Intelligence: 48, 85
Entrepreneurship: 4, 23
Fear Monger Bosses: 51
Financial Leadership: 9
Generational Change 66
Grounded Leadership: 57
Harassing Bosses: 42
Healthcare Leadership: 14
High Performance: 3
Human Resources 18, 70
Imposter Syndrome 76
Indecisive Bosses: 34
Innovation: 2, 17, 19, 49, 56, 58
Inspiration: 3, 8, 12, 19, 21, 22, 33, 35, 37, 41, 46, 50, 69, 70
Intolerable Bosses 29, 30, 34, 38, 42, 47, 51, 55, 60, 64, 68, 73
Introvert Leaders: 27
Language of Leadership: 87
Leadership Mindset: 11, 16, 22, 28, 35, 48
Leadership Philosophy 72, 84, 78
Leadership Styles: 84
Legal & Law Leadership: 43
Making A Difference: 32
Measuring Leadership: 54
Millennials: 6, 11, 17, 66, 75
Military: 40, 43, 61
Mindfulness: 20, 39, 35, 44, 48, 88
Moody Boss 73
New Leaders 75
Non-Profit Leadership: 16
Organizational Change: 41, 57
Paradigm Shift: 78
Performance Management: 18
Perseverance: 3, 8, 39, 46
Resilience: 3, 8, 39, 46, 76, 85
Remote Work 100
Risk Management: 61
Sales Leadership: 26
Servant Leadership: 1, 19, 83
Software: 7, 18
Spiritual Leadership: 44, 45, 48
Strategic Planning: 31, 61, 74
Stubborn Bosses: 38
Team Building 67
Transformation: 24, 28, 48
Truth: 45, 78
Veteran Leadership: 13
Visionary Leadership: 7, 19, 69
Visionless Bosses: 55
Women Leaders: 1, 5, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27, 32, 33, 40, 45, 48, 49, 53, 70, 82, 85, 86
Weekly interviews with great leaders around the world, sharing perspectives and best practices to help you become a more Inspiring Leader.
HUGE THANKS to Hank at Gremlin Studios for Post Production Editing and to Mike Petrusky at Kayrell Connections for recording our Intro. You guys ROCK!
Want to Sponsor this show?
Want to be on this show?
Want to explore your goals with an Executive Coach?
Need some Team Building?
Let's Talk Today