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A podcast that gets people with disability the information they need to create an awesome life. Created by Eric Goll, professional life coach, entrepreneur, and brother to Sarah, who happens to have a developmental disability.

A podcast that gets people with disability the information they need to create an awesome life. Created by Eric Goll, professional life coach, entrepreneur, and brother to Sarah, who happens to have a developmental disability.
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Canada

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A podcast that gets people with disability the information they need to create an awesome life. Created by Eric Goll, professional life coach, entrepreneur, and brother to Sarah, who happens to have a developmental disability.

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English

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Episodes

#047: Mindshift & Enlightened Attentiveness, with Michael Kendrick

6/21/2018
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Learn how people with disabilities have lived, how they are living, and what we have learned from renowned consultant Michael Kendrick. [4-minute read, 65-minute listen] It is my pleasure to bring to you episode #047 with well-known international consultant in Human Services, Michael Kendrick PhD. Michael is involved in consulting, education and evaluative work with many governments, private agencies, advocacy groups, community organizations, universities and colleges across the globe....

Duration:01:04:28

#046: Re-Writing Our Stories, with Brian Raymond King

6/6/2018
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Brian shares his story of multiple health challenges and family adversities, and his insights about how we can re-write our story and take control of our lives. In this episode, I have an engaging conversation with life coach, Brian Raymond King. Throughout Brian’s life he’s been a student of adversity as he experienced multiple health diagnosis including; cancer, ADHD and MS – as well as going through a divorce, and being a single parent to three children with ADHD. Brian shares his...

Duration:00:36:03

#045: Uncovering the Truth: We are Oppressing People with Disabilities, With Lynne Seagle

5/23/2018
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Guest Lynne Seagle shares how her organizaton was oppressing people with disabilities, and what they did about it. This week’s guest is Lynne Seagle, CEO of Hope House Foundation, a not-for-profit organization started in 1964 by family members whom had sons and daughters with developmental disabilities in Virginia, USA. These families wanted something other than an institutional living for their loved ones, so they started the first group home in the state of Virginia. Hope house grew...

Duration:00:47:51

#044: Resiliency and Compassion, with Joscelyn Duffy

5/8/2018
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Guest Joscelyn Duffy shares her strategies of resiliency through her recovery from a life threatening illness, & we discuss how to be a compassionate supporter. Joscelyn Duffy is a communication and contribution strategist who travels the world serving leaders in the development of their messages, model and methodologies. At the young age of 26, Joscelyn went from high potential employee in the financial sector and marathon runner to being bed ridden for 2 years with a life threatening...

Duration:00:40:25

#043: Building Relationship and Inclusion, with Nick Maisey

4/25/2018
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Guest Nick Maisey, founder of Befriend, shares his insights on building relationships and creating more inclusive cultures. Nick is an Occupational Therapist, social entrepreneur and community builder from Perth, Australia. With the support of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, Nick completed a Social Change Fellowship to undertake an international information exchange, to enhance his learning of innovative, effective approaches to fostering the development of relationships and...

Duration:00:51:26

#042: Understanding the Sibling Experience, with Helen Ries

4/10/2018
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Welcome to Episode #042 of the Empowering Ability Podcast/ Blog. Today’s episode is about ‘Understanding the Sibling Experience, with Helen Ries.’ Before we get into the content of this episode, first some housekeeping because it has been awhile since you have heard from me. Almost 4 months in fact. In December 2017, I shared with you that the podcast would be taking a break for a couple of months so that I could develop new content and complete a few projects. However, life got...

Duration:01:29:14

#041: A 4-Stage Framework to Build Relationships, for People with Disabilities, with Al Condeluci and Keenan Wellar

12/14/2017
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Al Condeluci provides us with a 4-stage framework to build social capital (meaningful relationships) for people with disabilities. Keenan Wellar also joins us to share the experience of putting the framework into action with his team at LiveWorkPlay. This podcast was created from a segment in Episode 006, so it might be the second listen for you long time listeners, but it is so good that it is worth another listen! The approach that Al Condeluci shares is a 180-degree approach from...

Duration:00:22:18

#040: Let it Rain, with Dr. Jennifer Forristal (N.D.)

12/7/2017
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Dr. Jen created the The Umbrella Project which embodies the idea of using challenges life throws at us as an opportunity to learn new skills and cope. In this week’s episode of the Empowering Ability podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with good friend, Dr. Jennifer Forristal (aka Dr. Jen). Dr. Jen helps us to understand the approach a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D) takes with a patient, educates us on gluten/dairy/ egg free diets, shares common questions and answers from the...

Duration:00:26:05

#038: Learn To Empower Yourself, with Dr. Annick Janson

11/23/2017
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In this week’s episode on the Empowering Ability Podcast we welcome guest Dr. Annick Janson, whom resides in NZ. Dr. Annick Janson is a clinical phycologist, and a mother of 3 children. Her youngest child, Yaniv, is on the spectrum, and life changed quite a bit when he came into their lives. Annick carries the deep personal experiences of being both a family member and a service professional. As a professional, clinical phycologist, Annick followed a typical pathway, and became...

Duration:01:05:12

#036: Non-Medical Approaches to Well-Being, with Janet Klees

11/9/2017
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Discussing bio medical (non-medical) approaches to well-being for people with disabilities. This week’s podcast/ blog is a rebroadcast from Episode #026 with Janet Klees. Janet Klees has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and allies in community for over 30 years. Until recently, she has been coordinator with the family-governed Deohaeko Support Network for over 20 years. She is the author of three books which are directly rooted in the Deohaeko...

Duration:00:13:39

#034 How to Build Intentional Community, with Janet Klees and Linda Dawe

10/26/2017
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Learn what intentional community is, and the building blocks to build your own intentional community. This week, I am re-sharing an important conversation from Episode #022 on Intentional Community, with Janet Klees and Linda Dawe. Janet Klees has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and allies in community for over 30 years. Until recently, she has been coordinator with the family-governedDeohaeko Support Network for over 20 years. She is the author of...

Duration:00:17:34

#032: Siblings and The Power of ‘Why Not?’, with Melissa Janson

10/10/2017
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Siblings supporting their brother’s and sister’s on friendships, dating, and dreaming big, with Melissa Janson Today, we are kicking off our second mini-series on the podcast, and over the next few months we are going to focusing in on siblings. Siblings are often forgotten about in the family equation when there is a disability in the family, yet they can play such an important role. In this mini-series, we are going to be trying to answer a couple of questions about siblings; ‘What...

Duration:00:51:37

#031: Innovative Ideas and Mindsets to Housing, with Jessica Cave of Bridges to Belonging

10/3/2017
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Jessica and I discuss her approach to helping families create a home, lessons learned from the Be At Home Creative Housing Supports project , innovative housing solutions, overcoming barriers to housing, as well as some great resources. This week’s guest on the Empowering Ability Podcast/ Blog is Jessica Cave, Creative Housing Supports Coordinator at Bridges to Belonging in Kitchener, Ontario. Jessica supports people with developmental disabilities and their families who are looking to...

Duration:00:37:20

#030: Creating a Secure Future, with Brendon Pooran

9/26/2017
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In this podcast, we discuss the most common question Brendon is asked by families, which is: ‘How do I secure the future for my loved one with a disability?’ This week’s guest on the Empowering Ability podcast / blog is Brendon Pooran, Principal lawyer at Pooran Law in Toronto, Ontario. Brendon always had an interest in disability law, which stems from his life experience as he grew up with siblings that have a disability. Brendon and his team provide advice to families and agencies in...

Duration:00:43:39

#028: Self-Care and Parenting, with Ann Douglas

9/12/2017
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Parenting author, Ann Douglas, discusses parenting a child with a mental illness /disability, and practicing self-care so we are available as care-givers. This week on the podcast/ blog I welcome Ann Douglas, author of numerous books on parenting with over half a million copies sold. Ann and I discuss her newest book titled “Parenting Through the Storm”, which is a guide to parenting a child who is struggling with Mental health, neuro-developmental, or behavioural challenges. We also...

Duration:00:31:12

#027: Creating a Culture of Possibility, with Jeff Dobbin

9/6/2017
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In this week’s podcast/ blog our featured guest is Jeff Dobbin, Executive Director of Partners for Planning (P4P) in Toronto Ontario. Jeff and I discuss the idea of creating a culture of possibility for people with disabilities, why planning and intentionality is so important, the three most important building blocks to think about when getting started with planning, and the resources that P4P provides to help you create an incredible ordinary life. P4P, an affiliate of PLAN BC and a...

Duration:00:31:21

#026: A 4-Part Strategy for Building Natural Relationships, With Janet Klees

8/29/2017
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We welcome Janet Klees back to the podcast/ blog this week discuss building natural relationships, bio medical approaches to well-being, and the different approach her organization, Durham Association for Family Respite Services, takes to supporting families. Janet has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and allies in community for over 30 years. She is the author of three books which are directly rooted in her experience with the Deohaeko Family Support...

Duration:01:10:20

#025: Giving People Their Own Front Door, with Chris Woodhead of Dimensions UK (Housing Mini-Series Part 5/6)

8/22/2017
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This week’s guest on Empowering Ability Podcast and Blog is Chris Woodhead, Group Director of Housing and Business Development for Dimensions UK. We talk about housing in the UK, and the approach Dimensions UK has for supporting people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to find and create a home in Part 5/6 of the mini-series on housing for people with a disability. Chris Woodhead has twenty years of experience in the housing, care and charity sectors in the...

Duration:00:42:28

#024: Breaking Down Stigma, with Jackie Goldstein

8/16/2017
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In my conversations with people with disabilities, their families, and supporters one of the biggest dreams they have is social acceptance. This blog and podcast gives steps we can take to start creating a more inclusive world for people with disabilities. We are talking stigma in part 2 of our interview with Jackie Goldstein. Jackie is an observer, educator, author and speaker on community care support models. Jackie’s book, ’Voices of Hope For Mental Illness; Not Against, With’, shares...

Duration:00:21:21

#023: Michael Mainland’s Story of Building an Ordinary Life, with Alice Mainland

8/9/2017
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This is the story of Michael Mainland’s incredible ordinary life. Michael is 38 years old, works at Boston Pizza, has his own house, lives with a roommate and volunteers regularly. What may come as a surprise to some is that Michael has a developmental disability that caused him to become non-verbal and reduced fine motor skills as he grew older. Michael’s Story in Starting in High School: I had the opportunity to interview Michael’s mother, Alice Mainland, to learn Michael’s story and...

Duration:00:43:32