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Uplifting, Empowering & Amplifying Women’s Voices Globally, hosted by Maria Locker & Grace Moores ✨Supporting Community of 56k+ Women Since 2010


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Uplifting, Empowering & Amplifying Women’s Voices Globally, hosted by Maria Locker & Grace Moores ✨Supporting Community of 56k+ Women Since 2010





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with Alice Min Soo Chun

In this episode titled "Consistent & Steady Progress For Growth", we discuss the power of invention, trusting the process and seeing your vision through with Solight Design inventor Alice Min Soo Chun. --- Alice Min Soo Chun is the Co-founder and CEO of Solight Design, an author, TedX speaker, and female inventor of Solight-Design, SEEU95 and the SolarPuff, the world’s only self-inflatable, portable solar light. She has been featured on Tamron Hall, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Marie Claire’s Powertrip 2022, The Skimm, The Story Exchange, Fast Company, The New York Times, and more. Alice was nominated for USPTO Patents for Humanitarian Winner in 2018, and was nominated as Forbes 50 Over 50 recognizable women of 2022. Alice was also recently featured in the new Apple TV+ show ‘Gutsy’ hosted by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, where Alice is highlighted alongside other female powerhouses such as Wanda Sykes, Amy Shumer, Megan Thee Stallion and others. Her first invention, the SolarPuff, has impacted over 1 million people living in underserved regions worldwide. She has won numerous awards, including the US Patent Award for Humanity. Her inventions have been exhibited at MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 2019, she was featured in Hillary Clinton’s book, “The Book of Gutsy Women”. She was honored as a Fast Company "World Changing Idea" in 2022 and recognized as a Marie Claire Power Trip 2022 Honoree for Most Influential Woman. Additionally, she was named a 2022 Forbes IMPACT honoree and was featured on Apple TV docuseries "GUTSY" Episode 6, alongside Hillary Clinton. She was also featured on ABC's Good Morning America during her recent mission to Ukraine. CONNECT WITH ALICE IG | FB | Tt | WEB


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with Kassandra Reinhardt

In this episode titled "Quieting The Mind & Alleviating Stress", we chat with Kassandra Reinhardt about finding the right methodology to help you find daily zen, the benefits of consistency, and why it's important to follow through. --- Kassandra Reinhardt is an Ottawa-based Yin and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, YouTuber, author, and the face behind Yoga with Kassandra, who is on a mission to help others feel great with yoga. As one of the first yoga instructors to embrace online teaching, her Yoga with Kassandra YouTube channel has grown to more than 2.3 million subscribers and has over 277 million views. Kassandra is the author of "Yin Yoga: Stretch The Mindful Way" and "Year of Yoga: Rituals for every day and every season". Kassandra and her channel have been featured in CBC, Bustle, PopSugar, Well+Good and Elle Australia. Connect with Kassandra: YouTube | Instagram | Website Photo Credit: Jessica Hodgson Photography


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with Mallory Yawnghwe

This episode of AMPLIFY: The RevolutionHer Podcast is proudly sponsored by UPS Canada In this episode titled "Indigenous Values in Modern Commerce", we chat with Indigenous Box Co-Founder Mallory Yawnghwe as she shares the importance of celebrating and championing Indigenous business for everyone to enjoy. As Mallory discusses, success isn't just about money it is also about empowering others, providing a collective lift and learning everyone's story and origin. --- About Our Guest Mallory Yawnghwe comes from Saddle Lake Cree Nation #125 in Treaty Six Territory. Her parents are Peter Jackson and Theresa Anderson. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Indigenous Box Inc. Mallory is a graduate of MacEwan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Supply Chain Management. She also holds the SCMP professional designation, demonstrating her expertise in this field. A lifelong helper, she is on a mission to tell the world about the rapid resurgence in Indigenous business and to take up space for those who will come after. Her passion, drive, integrity, and commitment to life-long learning have helped her catapult Indigenous Box from a $5000 seed investment into a multi-million dollar company in less than two years. She isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon. Connect with Mallory: | @indigenousbox --- About Our Partners UPS was founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, and has since grown into a multi-billion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today UPS, or United Parcel Service Inc., is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. As the largest express carrier and package delivery company in the world, they are also a leading provider of specialized transportation, logistics, capital, and e-commerce services. Every day, they manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. All RevoultionHer Members Receive the Following Discounts from UPS Canada: 50% discount* on all small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S, and worldwide destinations 50% discount* on all small package shipments imported into Canada For access to these discounts, you must be a Registered Member. *Incentives are based on the daily rates in the UPS Rate and Service Guide. The member understands that actual rates for shipments may vary and be less.


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with Grace Leer

In this episode titled "Saying Yes To Opportunities", we chat with former D1 soccer player and emerging Country Music artist Grace Leer about changing direction in your career, trusting your gut intuition, and saying moving forward with new opportunities when they present themselves. --- Grace Leer is a California native that began singing at the age of 6. Instead of skipping college, Leer followed her athletic passion by playing D1 soccer at the University of California, Berkeley. She made the move to Nashville four years ago and appeared in the Top 10 on Season 18 of ABC’s American Idol. Since then, Leer has secured a record deal via 19 Recordings, Inc. and has spent the last year writing and recording music for her self-titled debut EP, available now. The first single off the EP, “Brought A Girl,” was released in February of last year and shortly after its release, gold record holder and Kansas native Logan Mize asked her to join him on his latest single, “Nothing with You,” released April 8, and serve as the direct support act on his spring 2022 It’s About Time tour. Leer has since released singles including the ode to country greats “Ones Before Me," the breakup anthem “After 1" and relatable "The One." Leer was CMT’s Next Up Now artist for November and named Country Now’s Country Next. Leer has also been included in iHeart Women of Country. Connect With Grace: | @graceleermusic


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with Chris McMartin

We're back for Season 2 of AMPLIFY: The RevolutionHer Podcast, and what better way to kick things off than to launch our first episode of a new season during Small Business Week! In this episode titled "Support For Women Entrepreneurs", we chat with Chris McMartin, National Small Business Lead for The Scotiabank Women Initiative, about what makes women uniquely positioned for success in small business, the barriers that women must overcome in order to work towards that success, and the tools that are available to help them get there. --- Chris McMartin leads The Scotiabank Women Initiative Small Business Strategy across Canada, taking on the role in September of 2021, to help build and enhance a program that helps women overcome the challenges they face on their path to success when starting, sustaining, and growing a business. Chris leads many national events and partnerships such as the MasterClass Series, The IWD: She Shoots She Scores, StrikeUP Virtual Conference and the mentorship program. Chris loves to speak about women entrepreneurs and The Scotiabank Women Initiative; you may have had the opportunity to hear her on one of her podcast interviews: She Means Profit, Results Club or Power Presence and Position or perhaps caught her at an event like MaMaCon. Chris joined Scotiabank in 2008 as a Financial Advisor. In 2012 Chris progressed to the role of Small Business Advisor where she found her passion for Small Business which she carried with her throughout her career to date. Chris also has a passion for people which has led her to champion equity initiatives through many diversity, equity and inclusion roles within the bank. She currently sits on the National Allyship Council, a Stream Lead for the Women in Leadership Employee Resource Group and a participant on the Employee Pulse Committee. Outside of Scotiabank, Chris also sits on the Canadian Women Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board and the HELIX Committee for Seneca College. Chris believes in the power of mentorship and participates as a mentor for StartUp Canada Women. At home Chris leads another team; she is a mom of four. Chris has three teenage boys and a young daughter that all keep her on her toes. Even while running her children to dance classes, football practices and part time jobs she finds time to enjoy her own hobbies like going to the gym and watching LIVE music. Connect with Chris & Scotiabank: @scotiabank (IG) | @scotiabank (LI) | @chrismcmartin (LI)


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with Renee Guilbault

In this episode titled "Boosting Your Career & Making Your Mark", food industry consultant Renee Guilbault, author of A Taste of Opportunity, shares the importance of having a P-Bod (Personal Board of Directors) to support career pathways along our imperfect journey. --- Renee Guilbault is a veteran food-industry consultant with expertise in large-scale, global, multi-unit food and beverage operations. Before launching her consulting firm, Essayer Food Consulting, she held leadership roles at Pret A Manger, Bon Appetit Management Company at Google, Compass Group, and Le Pain Quotidien where she was instrumental in developing revolutionary menus and executing high-volume strategies all over the world. Additionally, Renee held a role on the Los Angeles Food Policy Council Leadership Board and its Coordinating Committee for five years in support of her commitment to a more just and sustainable food system for all and has worked as a Board Advisor to both regional food system projects and private sector efforts. Connect with Renee: SITE | IG | LI


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with Dr. Shainna

In this episode titled "Protecting Your Mental Wellness", we chat with mental health clinician, educator and advocate Dr. Shainna Ali about the importance of designing healthy boundaries in our lives, the importance of self love and positive self-talk, and the steps we can take to bring ourselves out of mental health challenges on a regular basis. --- Dr. Shainna Ali is a mental health counselor, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to highlighting the important role of mental health in fostering happiness, fulfillment, and overall wellness. She is the author of The Self-Love Workbook, The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, and Luna Finds Love Everywhere, and the owner of Integrated Counseling Solutions, a counseling and consulting practice in Orlando, Florida. In her practice, she uses a strengths-based approach that empowers clients on their journey of self-love. Within the field of mental health, her areas of expertise include exploring identity and culture, fostering emotional intelligence, healing from trauma, and utilizing creative counseling methods. When she isn’t working, she invests in her self-love by practicing yoga, spending time with her loved ones, teaching dance, or exploring the world. Dr. Ali enjoys advocating for the importance of self-love and mental health at workshops and presentations, in the media, and through her Psychology Today–hosted blog, A Modern Mentality. She serves on the board for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, has been named 30 under 30 by her alma mater, The University of Central Florida, highlighted as an emerging leader by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, and honored with the Pete Fischer Humanitarian Award by the Florida Counseling Association. CONNECT WITH DR. SHAINNA: SITE | IG | FB | LI


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with Nathalie Amlani

In this episode titled "How to Show Up Authentically", photographer Nathalie Amlani offers tips on how to tell your story more authentically, along with insights on how showing your true self allows others to connect with you on a deeper level throughout personal and work interactions. --- Nathalie Amlani is a Brand photographer, creative director, soulpreneur, podcast host and founder of Pictonat Photography. She empowers entrepreneurs to go from uncomfortable to comfortable in front of the camera, and then together strategically create at least three months of magnetic visual content from just one photoshoot. Nathalie has helped over 100 entrepreneurs showcase the beauty of their brand inside and out... resulting in an increase in visibility, scaling leads, deepening connections and opening the door to new possibilities. CONNECT WITH NATHALIE: SITE | IG | FB


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with Premier Caroline Cochrane

In this episode titled "Realizing Your Leadership Potential", Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane shares how she realized her own leadership potential, why she is passionate about encouraging women to take up more space in politics, and how she accomplished gender parity in her own government in Northern Canada. --- Caroline Cochrane was re-elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Range Lake. Ms. Cochrane was first elected to the 18th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly in 2015. During the 18th Assembly, Ms. Cochrane was also elected as a Member of Cabinet and held the positions of Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation, Minister of Public Works and Services, Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. After a Cabinet shuffle on April 4, 2018, Ms. Cochrane was appointed as the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, and retained the portfolio as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. Ms. Cochrane was also a member of the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly. Ms. Cochrane is especially proud of her work, through successful engagement with residents, to restructuring the philosophies, policies, and programs of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation into attaining overall goals to assist residents to obtain, retain, and maintain their homes. As well, Minister Cochrane led the work to begin the implementation of the first 9-1-1 service in the NWT and continues to lead the Campaign Schools for Women to promote and support women being elected to all levels of government. Ms. Cochrane is of Métis descent, holds a degree in Social Work, and has twenty years’ experience in administration and direct service provision within accredited agencies that support high risk families. She has developed and facilitated workshops on topics related to parenting, child development, a variety of “train the trainer” and facilitation/service provisions. She has also trained community health workers to conduct developmental assessments for children. Ms. Cochrane and her partner, Rory, have a blended family of adult children and one grandchild. They look forward to their future generations enjoying the benefits the north has provided to them both. She is excited to be able to work towards ensuring a healthy, prosperous, sustainable future for the generations to come. Connect with Premier Cochrane FB | TW


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with Dr. Amanda Freeman

In this episode titled "Moving Beyond Low Wage Work", we speak with Dr. Amanda Freeman about the upsetting trends being seen across North America for women and girls in low wage work, the cyclical setbacks that women face, and the ripple-effect that low wage work has on the advancement of girls and women generationally. --- Amanda Freeman is a sociologist with research interests in poverty, social policy, qualitative methods, gender, family and education. She was the co-recipient of a Presidential Award for Early Career Scholars from the Russell Sage Foundation for 2017-2019. The award supported the production of her book manuscript for Getting Me Cheap: How low wage work traps women and girls in poverty, based on interview data that explores the experience of low-income parents pursuing higher education in the United States. Her current work explores work-family conflict for low-income mothers. Amanda is also public sociologist who translates her research about the struggles of low-income families into news articles for media outlets including the Atlantic. In 2013, she received the Dentler Award from the public sociology section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in recognition of “exceptional research and writing on the challenges facing low-income single mother-headed families and communication of research and its policy implications to a broader audience.” At the University of Hartford, Professor Freeman teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Social Welfare and Inequality. Amanda is also a board member of the National Center for Student Parent Programs. Connect with Amanda on Instagram


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with Coco Brown

In this episode titled "Gender Diversity in the Modern World", Coco Brown shares insights on how women can more successfully make the jump from middle management to the senior leadership team, and tips to sustain the journey along the way. --- Coco Brown is the Founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Athena has helped thousands of leaders grow and advance in their executive careers, and has brought over 400 women to corporate boards from growth stage private companies to name brand public companies. Coco has personally worked with hundreds of top leaders, CEOs and boards to evolve modern leadership. She’s served on ten commercial and non-profit boards and advisory boards, and has led two notable companies (Taos, acquired by IBM, and now Athena). She is part of Nasdaq's Governance Insights Council, and is often called on to share guidance to the evolving focus and breadth of responsibility within the Modern Boardroom. CONNECT WITH COCO: SITE | LINKEDIN | TWITTER


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with Marie Bodine

In this episode titled "Happiness & Health With Breathing Techniques", Marie Bodine shares how different emotions have different breath patterns. We learn how breathing techniques are like exercise, as they can provide a cardio workout, release stress and provide a pathway to inner peace. --- From Spartan and Tough Mudder racing, to creating panel discussions that fuse unlikely topics such as tattooing and mental health, Marie Bodine is driven to explore the uncommon. Through practicing and teaching the Wim Hof Method principles, Marie influences others to heighten their creativity, elevate productivity, delete stress, and develop unshakeable inner peace. Marie currently teaches breath and meditation classes in Toronto Canada and throughout North America. Marie's workshops and public speaking events provide participants with lifelong skills that create confidence, increase physical and mental resilience, while deepening self respect. CONNECT WITH MARIE: SITE | IG | FB | LI


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with Kaylin Marcotte

In this episode titled "Bootstrapping A New Business Idea", we chat with Kaylin Marcotte, Founder and CEO of JIGGY Puzzles. Kaylin shares her experience working at the startup level with The Skimm, developing her idea for an elevated puzzle experience, and tips learned along the way for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a reality. --- In 2014, Kaylin Marcotte was working around the clock at a fast-paced startup and fell in love with puzzles as her nightly meditation. Burning through a puzzle a week, she grew tired of the outdated and uninspired designs. She dreamed up a puzzle that would be as beautiful as it was therapeutic. Five years later, JIGGY was launched with a vision to bring that same puzzle joy and relaxation to the world. The mission behind JIGGY is to reconnect people with both mindfulness and art; in the process, they're building a community centered on social impact and holistic health, all while supporting and amplifying emerging female creatives around the world. JIGGY aims to inspire others to unplug and experience art in a whole new way - one piece at a time. CONNECT WITH JIGGY: SITE | IG | FB


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with Carly Shuler

In this episode titled "Scaling Impact Through Entrepreneurship", we chat with Carly Shuler, award-winning Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hoot Reading, about scaling impact for others when scaling a business. Carly shares insights on how a double bottom line can create a ripple effect to grow both your revenue and social giveback, as well as tips on how you can implement social impact through collaborations and small steps that can grow over time. --- Carly Shuler is a literacy expert leveraging the power of technology to advance reading skills for thousands of children across North America. As Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Hoot Reading, a cutting-edge, award-winning, international EdTech startup, Carly partners with school districts and nonprofits to impact those who need reading support the most. She has been working at the intersection of children’s technology, education, and media for almost two decades. She holds a Master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied how media and technology can be used to educate children effectively. She has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, including Sesame Workshop, Spin Master Toys, and UNESCO. Carly spent over five years at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where she researched and authored a number of seminal reports focused on the power of digital media and mobile devices to help children learn. Carly frequently speaks worldwide on the topics of early literacy and children’s learning through technology. CONNECT WITH CARLY: SITE | LI | IG


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with Susie Beghin

In this episode titled "Engaging In Play With Children", adoptive mom, entrepreneur and author Susie Beghin shares why it's important for adults to tap into their inner child and not be afraid to act silly or follow their imagination. Susie offers tips on managing a busy life, as well as the challenges of writing a book and advice for choosing a career working with children. --- Susie Beghin wants to give children the best start in life. It’s why she founded Alpha’s Discovery Kids in 2012, a daycare and preschool dedicated to providing quality education and a positive learning environment. Within bright and cheerful classrooms and outdoor exploration spaces, little ones participate in Alpha’s Discovery Kids’ enriched curriculum, designed to develop the whole child. Susie shares the foundation of Alpha’s Discovery Kids’ beloved and celebrated inquiry-based curriculum in her new book, Learn to Play: The Four Pillars Learning System. Alpha's Discovery Kids is an award winning daycare with three locations in Mississauga and Oakville, Ontario. They offer a quality education program for children from 12 months - 12 years, focused on a unique curriculum called "The Four Pillars of Learning". Susie's book, Learn to Play: The Four Pillars Learning System, is a must-read handbook for all educators, parents-to-be or parents with young children. In the book, Susie shares her teaching method with parents and educators as a tool for learning both at home and in the childcare setting. For each pillar of learning, there are strategies on how to build skills as well as sample free-play and intentional play activities – by age group, from infants to preschoolers. Connect With Susie SITE | FB | G+


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with Tanya Hayles

In this episode titled "Protecting Your Future Through Financial Literacy", Black Moms Connection founder Tanya Hayles shares tips and insights for understanding finances, finding economic security and exploring generational wealth for a more prosperous future. --- Tanya Hayles founded Black Moms Connection (BMC) to support black moms dealing with universal parental issues along with specific topics black moms faces. Growing from 400 to 4,000 in 2 months, BMC provides a safe and supportive space for women across the world. FinLit U was developed from listening to the BMC community about financial literacy. FinLit U is now an 8-week course for community members that take away shame and trauma around finances and tackles subjects like credit, savings, investing, estate planning, entrepreneurship and more. Tanya also shares what it takes to do a Ted Talk and how perseverance is key. CONNECT WITH TANYA: SITE | IG | TW | LI


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with Melanie Rodriguez

In this episode titled "Postpartum Careers: Thriving Through Early Motherhood", Melanie Rodriguez shares how the gender pay gap widens when you become a mom, the importance of getting support and where to get that support from. Melanie also dives into how she overcame various barriers and developed stronger leadership skills in the process of being a young mom. --- Melanie is a mother and social impact connector with a decade of experience leveraging technology and cross-sector collaboration to address inequities. Her experiences range from leading the Canadian youth delegation for the G7 summit in France to being an Executive Director of an international children's foundation focused on education. Today, Melanie leads social impact at Hoot Reading, an innovative social enterprise providing 1:1 reading lessons through their proprietary reading app. As the Director of Marketing and Social Impact and Executive Director of Hoot For All, she aims to improve equitable access to teachers and evidence-based reading programs for thousands of children across North America. Outside of work, Melanie is a Board Director, avid volunteer, recent MBA and global fellow at the International Womens Forum. Most importantly, Melanie is a partner and mother to two young children who inspire her and motivate her each day. CONNECT WITH MELANIE: SITE | IG | LI


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with Lisa Guerrero, in Celebration of IWD

In this episode titled "Being Brave", journalist, author and broadcaster Lisa Guerrero shares the lessons she’s learned overcoming incredible challenges, including how taking small courageous steps and supporting others as you grow can lead you down the path to being brave. RevolutionHer™ is proud to release this episode on March 8, 2023 in celebration of International Women's Day. *trigger warning: suicidal thoughts, miscarriage --- As one of America’s most watched and most popular broadcasters, investigative journalist and former sports reporter Lisa Guerrero has blazed a trail for women in television as the chief investigative correspondent for America’s number one syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition. Her career on camera spans four decades and the lessons she’s learned overcoming incredible challenges are the basis for her inspirational memoir, “Warrior: My Path to Being Brave“ which is now being developed into a tv series. “Warrior: My Path to Being Brave,” chronicles Lisa’s journey from a shy, insecure eight-year-old-girl who lost her mother to cancer, to launching a career as a model and actress in her teens, transitioning to NFL cheerleading & sportscasting in her 20’s… and eventually landing as an investigative journalist where she’s won over 40 national awards and honors chasing down bad guys on Inside Edition. Lisa’s book tracks her journey of overcoming challenges and obstacles in both her career and personal life while learning how to practice bravery on a daily basis. CONNECT WITH LISA: WEBSITE | IG | YT | TW | LI


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with Van Lai-DuMone

In this episode titled "Developing a Curious & Creative Mindset", Van Lai-DuMone shares how curiosity and creativity are powerful strengths we all posess. Van explains why being a creative leader isn't about coming up with creative ideas, it is about asking the right questions, to ignite curiosity, and she shares how curiosity changed her family and created a legacy that turned into an $8.3B industry. --- Van Lai-DuMone is a Founder, Creative Cultural Strategist, Fast Company Executive Board Member and TedX Speaker who invites others to think with their hands and use creative tools to disrupt traditional training methods. As the founder of Worksmart, a progressive team and leadership development company, Van proposes that we are all innately curious and creative, that good ideas can come from any level of an organization, and by cultivating idea sharing in the workplace through creativity, everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. And when that happens - company culture, performance, and innovation can skyrocket! She studied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University. She brings over 15 years of corporate and start-up experience to game changing clients including Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora. Connect with Van: SITE | LI | IG | YT


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with Val Upfold

In this episode, hospitality connector Val Upfold shares how to excel in a male-dominated industry and what she learned while progressing in her career. Val offers expert insights on how to find allies and mentors both within and outside of your place of work, and how to pre-plan for challenges as well as come up with solutions for problems. --- Valerie Upfold has worked in the hospitality industry for several decades, in both hotels and restaurants. She has worked in Canada and Australia in various capacities including Restaurant Manager, Sommelier and HR Director. Val also worked with Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality for 15 years – five in a Manager and Sommelier role at the acclaimed Canoe Restaurant in Toronto, and ten as the HR Director for the company. Starting the HR department from the ground up, Val developed all of O & B's HR processes including training and development programs, succession planning and complete recruitment strategies, helping take them from 100 employees to over 1500. In addition, Val conducts Food Television casting, with an eye for placing the best talent in front of the camera. She has now been recruiting in hospitality for 10+ years and offers HR consulting, making her a go-to for some of the hospitality industry's most known and loved brands. Her knowledge of the hospitality industry and the people in it is unparalleled, and she lends her knowledge to both Centennial College and George Brown College, sitting on the hospitality school advisory committees. Val has lectured at the University of Guelph's HAFA program and has spoken at a wide range of industry events across the country. Val donates her time, through the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), toward economic and social change by supporting the hospitality sector in developing markets. CONNECT WITH VAL: WEBSITE | IG | LI