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Being Proactive about Mental Health – An Interview with Genevieve Primus

Posted: May 28, 2021

Living through a pandemic has brought mental health and wellbeing to the forefront. Boundaries between work-life and home-life are blurred, kids being bounced back and forth between in-person school and online school and multiple people working from within the home has taken a toll on all of us.  It’s important for everyone in the organization – owner, CEO, leader, manager, employee, etc. to ensure mental health is a topic of focus and that steps are being taken to encourage taking time off to rest and reset.  With summer time slowly approaching it’s a good time to start talking with your...

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Being a Diverse and Inclusive Organization Requires More Than Just a Training Session

Posted: March 24, 2021

Diversity and inclusion has been a topic of conversation as of late, for good reason. Individuals and organizations are beginning to see how unconsciously their bias has played a role for too long. Many organizations have been evaluating themselves and their business from a diversity and inclusion lens to see how they can change this. They have focused on training their staff and leadership on what diversity and inclusion is and how to counter unconscious bias.   While these efforts are a step in the right direction, the education can’t stop there. Being a truly diverse and inclusive organization requires ongoing...

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Strategy Planning for 2021

Posted: December 18, 2020

It seems that most people are already looking forward to the New Year after the whirlwind of a year that 2020 has been. The New Year is a time for personal resolutions but also a time for leaders in an organization to pause and plan for the future with some strategic planning.   We seem to be somewhat settled into this new normal on a surface level even after a lot of pivots and adjustments along the way. What do we mean by that? A lot of companies have transitioned to having their employees work remotely full-time or part-time and some...

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Building Trust in Your Organization

Posted: September 8, 2020

Just like that, summer has come and gone and fall is upon us, which means back to school (for some) and settling back into routines of this new normal. Everyone is doing their best to move forward with these adjustments. Many people are still working from home with plans to go back to work and some have opted to permanently work from home. Leaders are having to adjust quickly and lead a remote workforce. Given these changes, how can leaders create the culture they want from a distance and maintain a trusting relationship with their employees?  Setting the tone for...

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Mental Health Check in for You and Your Employees

Posted: July 15, 2020

Alberta’s relaunch strategy means the reopening of many businesses and with Stage 2 implemented on June 12, many more people will be returning to work. Some may be eager to be out of the house and back to the office, but others may have just gotten used to their ‘new normal’ and now have anxieties about going back to work. Others will still be working remotely and facing their own challenges. Regardless of your work situation, your mental health has likely been affected by the pandemic in some way. It’s no surprise that isolation, physical distancing and changing work and...

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