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Episode 67 - Talent & Culture Leadership: Why Organizations are Looking For Transformation, Growth & Change

Episode 67 - Talent & Culture Leadership: Why Organizations are Looking For Transformation, Growth & Change

January 22, 2021

This episode was created from my heart to you. ♥

Anne Bloom, CPHR, SHRM-SCP

Anne is a senior human resources executive who is strategic, pragmatic and effective in leading HR and Business projects. Her experience lies in building, transforming and leading people and projects. Anne possesses business acumen to quickly understand how to improve the bottom line.

Anne is the consummate relationship manager; builds cultures of inclusivity, diversity and collaboration and helps businesses achieve success by being a trusted, forward-thinking strategic human resources business partner. Some highlights:

  • Research and implementation of North America wide HRMS including the creation of COEs
  • Audit of payroll (found $400,000 error) and implementation of new payroll provider
  • Found savings of $40,000 in benefits and pension plans
  • Reorganization of Operations department; led extensive downsize project

Anne collaborates with business leaders to successfully achieve results in a timely manner while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance within all areas. She is a highly influential professional striving for success through high understanding and optimism with a need for change, growth and challenge.

Anne is industry agnostic having worked in multiple industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing


Episode 66: Transcending Leaders & Managers: Why Leaders Need to Be Both

Episode 66: Transcending Leaders & Managers: Why Leaders Need to Be Both

January 20, 2021

This episode was created from my heart for you. ♥

Dr. Wilma Slenders is a highly skilled executive coach and strategic advisor with a proven record of success in helping leaders transform themselves and their organizations. A change catalyst, Wilma challenges leaders to break through the status quo to transcend to higher levels of performance. Recognized by clients for her pragmatic, business results focus, she asks provocative questions challenging her clients’ usual perspectives, leading to new possibilities and opportunities. Wilma’s experience includes working in government, leading not-for-profit organizations, global consulting, and entrepreneurship as a founder of four companies in four different industry sectors. She helps her clients – leaders, their people, and their organizations grow faster, perform better, and achieve more. 



Episode 65: Leading With Heart Influence & Presence

Episode 65: Leading With Heart Influence & Presence

January 15, 2021

This episode was created from my heart for you. ♥

Jeff Baietto is the COO and Co-Founder of InJoy Global, Host of the InJoy Success Podcast, and Co-Creator of the revolutionary self-care app - InJoy Daily: The Self-Care Game.

What started decades ago with a childhood passion for discovering the most successful ways to live was materialized almost a decade ago when Jeff co-founded InJoy Global - a company aligned with his personal mission to help as many people as possible live the life of their dreams.  As COO he brings a unique combination of skills to the corporate culture-shaping and personal development arena.

Jeff has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, and a background in the video game industry, along with years of experience in executive coaching and personal development. With this cocktail of gamification and positive psychology, Jeff is on the cutting edge of what makes changing for the better, easier and faster than ever before.

What you’ll find is Jeff’s experience, stories and overall energy will make it clearer than ever that no matter where you are in your life or what change you want to create for yourself… YOU CAN DO IT.




Episode 64 - Resiliency In Heart-Centered Leadership: Finding Light On The Other Side

Episode 64 - Resiliency In Heart-Centered Leadership: Finding Light On The Other Side

January 13, 2021

This episode was created from my heart for you. ♥ It's dedicated to Perrin Thompson. ♥

Tommy Thompson is a native of Richmond Virginia, a graduate of Davidson College with a BS in Sociology, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. He has been an owner for the last 35 years in a wide array of businesses including retail, manufacturing, and service, both by way of start-up and acquisition. In each of these entities he has served as CFO and/or CEO. Tommy has served for the last 15 years as a partner and CFO of Washington DC South, a land development company actively developing over 2000 acres between Richmond and Washington, D.C.

Tommy is also the founder and owner of Thompson Coaching and Consulting which provides coaching, consulting and resources for those seeking to integrate and maximize who they are in all areas of their life. Tommy hosts a podcast, Space for Life, a weekly blog, Reflections, and released his first book, Space to Breathe Again in the fall of 2021.

Outside of work hours Tommy leads a Mentoring Ministry at his church in Richmond and is an avid golfer. Tommy has been married to Weezie for over 38 years with two amazing sons, Chris and Alex.




Episode 63: Ageism Leadership: Paving the Way for the Aging Population in the Workforce

Episode 63: Ageism Leadership: Paving the Way for the Aging Population in the Workforce

January 8, 2021

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Helen Hirsh Spence has spent her career as an educator and in more recent years as an independent consultant, adviser and entrepreneur. As a principal, headmistress and President of the Ontario Principals’ Council (representative for over 5000 public school principals), she has devoted her career to assessing and evaluating the performance of children and adults in order to maximize potential and success. This has necessitated a good understanding of metrics, indicators of success and both qualitative and quantitative research.

Helen has a proven record in designing state of the art, original programming for varied audiences which has contributed to her success as an advisor and consultant since 2007. Helen designs retreats and delivers seminars and workshops that are rooted in research and in practice. As a respected facilitator and motivational speaker, Helen is a strong performer in multicultural environments with the ability to gain trust and build rapport quickly among those with diverse backgrounds, interests and life circumstances. Helen conveys a natural enthusiasm for learning and a gift for motivating both colleagues and audiences. She is fluent in French, German and Spanish.

Over 30 years of her experience was dedicated to public education with the largest school board in Eastern Ontario (87,000 students and over 4000 employees). She was enlisted to participate and conduct research, present it to superiors, trustees and at national professional associations (CSSE). She developed innovative programs for the induction of teachers, principals, and administrative staff and published them in refereed journals. Each project was always rigorously evaluated. In her role as the political representative for principals in the province of Ontario, she was in regular contact with Ministry officials in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of standards, projects, courses, performance appraisals and provincial tests.

Helen’s formal studies extend beyond a Masters”‘degree, having taken numerous courses to
qualify as both principal and superintendent and more recently training in a new psychometric evaluative tool, Emergenetics. Her understanding of how to design projects for implementation is extensive as she has continued this as a consultant and as Chair of several boards. Understanding how to effect change, demonstrate impact and results was a major focus of her voluntary work as Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. All projects funded by CIDA, now GAC, had to undergo rigorous assessment and evaluation.

Helen is committed to building a strong community and is active in several local organizations and boards. She also serves as a mentor and life coach to youth and new immigrants.



Episode 62 - An Innovative Approach To Documenting Our Lessons

Episode 62 - An Innovative Approach To Documenting Our Lessons

January 6, 2021

This episode was created from my heart for you. ♥

Tanmay Vora is a business leader and a performance improvement specialist who loves to work at the crossroads of people, process and change leadership. He is currently serving as Head of India operations for QMetry and holds non-executive board positions with multiple companies.

Tanmay is the author of three books and an award-winning blog. He is ranked amongst "Top Indian HR Influencers on Social Media" by SHRM India for 6 consecutive years. He is known for his work in illustrating ideas worth sharing through hand-drawn sketch notes. You can find the collection of sketch notes on leadership, learning and change at

Tanmay writes and illustrates at and shares on Twitter/Instagram as @tnvora

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Episode 61 - Humanitarian Leadership: One Meaningful Conversation At A Time

Episode 61 - Humanitarian Leadership: One Meaningful Conversation At A Time

December 18, 2020

This is our final podcast for 2020! What an exciting year we have had! Thank you! ♥

This episode is sponsored by CORE. How can you help your team with self-care and progression? Click Here.

Dr. Chris Stout’s career includes business, government, and nonprofits, as well as the UN and academia. He’s traveled the world, published 38 books, won a wide range of accolades, including four additional doctorates (honoris causa), and invitations to TEDs, Davos, Renaissance Weekends…


He’s is a licensed clinical psychologist and Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, a Top Rated Healthcare Nonprofit. His entrepreneurial experience is demonstrated in multiple start-ups and serving as an advisory board member, and early-money-in investor. He's been faculty in the University of Illinois' College of Medicine and Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. He served at the UN and was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow and an Invited Faculty at Davos. He is the founder of Gordian Knot, LLC, and is Emeritus VP of Clinical Research and Data Analytics at ATI.

Dr. Stout is a Fellow in the APA, past-President of the IPA, and is member in the National Academies of Practice. He is a best selling nonfiction author whose works have been translated into 8 languages. He has been awarded with 4 Humanitarian Awards and is in 3 Halls of Fame.

He has served as C/E/O/I/Officer. He has traveled to over 100 countries and founded a kindergarten in Tanzania. He is listed in TED-Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” Purdue has named a scholarship in his honor.

Dr. Chris Stout was educated at Purdue, University of Chicago, and Forest Institute, gaining over 24 awards and 4 scholarships and was Valedictorian of his doctoral class.

He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He has been awarded over 40 other postdoctoral awards. He has been interviewed on CNBC, CNN, NBC, PBS, NPR, Oprah, Time, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and others. He's an amateur alpinist, ultra runner, and diver.

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Episode 60: The Heart-Leading Concierge for the Aging Population

Episode 60: The Heart-Leading Concierge for the Aging Population

December 16, 2020

This episode is sponsored by CORE. What are you ready to shift in 2021? Click Here.

Sue Lantz is a boomer who is hoping to live a long and healthy life. Throughout my professional life, I have helped to organize home care, create supportive housing, improve how healthcare services are delivered, and support families who often find themselves in a crisis situation.

Sue's passion is sharing her healthcare, housing, and caregiving expertise in a way that helps my peers (fellow boomers) and those who will be supporting them, to envision their best possible aging experience, and create proactive plans to ensure their visions are achieved!  

Our Forward Looking Focus

Collaborative Aging offers educational and consulting services to help individuals, families, communities, charities, faith-based groups to prepare the way for healthy, empowered aging in thriving communities.  We can help you to discover your own unique ways of leading your planning- while working with others – to shape your own aging experience. 

Collaborative Aging helps you look forward and make your plans in ways that solve problems before they arise.  We help you identify your key risks and take actions to reduce these risks, prevent hardships.  We also help you  think about and generate more creative, community-led housing and care options!

We also contribute to the policy making process and support businesses to create the enabling environment for your successful aging.

OPTIONS OPEN: The Guide for Mapping Your Best Aging Journey

This practical guide offers a five-strategy framework to lead, plan and organize their best aging journey, in collaboration with others. This guide provides a systematic way of proactively mapping your plans for aging on your own terms – in the right places with the right supports.  With advance planning, timely choices and key actions, your options will open!

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Episode 59 - Recruitment Leadership: Make Recruiting Fun, Fast and Fair!

Episode 59 - Recruitment Leadership: Make Recruiting Fun, Fast and Fair!

December 11, 2020

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Need a new modality to help with recruiting? Click Here.

Camille Morvan is the co-founder and co-CEO of Goshaba and received the 2019 Woman in AI France. Camille is a cognitive scientist by training and was a researcher and teacher at the College de France, Sorbonne Universities, New York University (NYU), and Harvard University. Her domain of expertise is in decision making and implicit biases.

Goshaba’s technology measures candidates’ hard-skills, soft-skills, experience, and culture fit using scientifically precise cognitive video games. Goshaba addresses two key points: it makes the labour market more fluid & increases companies’ competitiveness. In addition, Goshaba makes hiring fairer by revealing a candidate’s true potential and avoiding the biases inherent to resume-based selection.

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Episode 58 - FIRED Leadership™ -  Reinventing the Future of Leadership

Episode 58 - FIRED Leadership™ - Reinventing the Future of Leadership

December 9, 2020

This episode is sponsored by Core. It is time to disrupt your leadership? Click Here.

Paul McCarthy is fascinated by people and why we do the things we do, Paul is a non-traditional thinker who thinks big, questions deeply, and strives to create the conditions for leaders of all levels to have honest, courageous and forward-moving conversations that build strong and healthy organizations.


Paul’s background in anthropology, sociology and social policy creates a natural curiosity about culture, social structure, and how this informs and shapes corporate systems. This exploration formed his desire to help people and organizations be the best they can be. Paul is a straight talker who reframes perceptions and provokes change conversations so that leaders can make a difference and deliver results.


Paul is focused on defining the true intention and purpose of an organization in order to align around a preferred future. While he sees value in challenging the status quo, he is a trusted client collaborator and a key influencer of how leaders are shaping the future workplace. He has operated as a leader within big firms based in the UK and Canada and brings a global perspective to his work. His real-world experience, guidance and expertise inform and supports leaders and leadership teams in navigating through existing and future opportunities and challenges.


Paul is involved in several game-changing quests to better understand what leaders and organizations of tomorrow will need to set themselves apart and prepare for the future of leadership. Currently, he is exploring the topic of why leaders are fired. This will be the focus of his upcoming book, speaker series and leadership development and leadership coaching program, which will be underpinned by a counterintuitive theory that future leaders and organizations will set themselves apart by the current attributes that they are fired for in today’s organizations. Through this, Paul argues that the leadership development model is broken and we need to reframe the narrative around how future leaders will need to be developed as part of being equipped to handle ongoing disruption.


Simply put, Paul’s mission over the last 25 years has been to rid the world of toxic leaders, one leader at a time.


An avid traveller, Paul has explored over 30 countries, is a veteran snowboarder of Canada’s best powder and divides his time between western and central Canada. Paul passionately provides mentorship to the next generation of young entrepreneurs and future leaders through a collaboration with non-profit organizations or simply over a cup of Earl Grey.

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