imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership Podcast
Episode 86: Leading with Radical Acceptance & Embracing the Journey

Episode 86: Leading with Radical Acceptance & Embracing the Journey

March 31, 2021

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Barry was born and raised in St. Louis, MO as the oldest of nine siblings. Those two things made Barry who he is today: a servant leader. Throughout his high school years, Barry immersed himself in the JROTC programs at the various schools he attended, ultimately rising to be the top cadet in the city. This led him to wanting to pursue a career in the military and to also to be the first person in his family to graduate from a four-year institution, he did both! Barry is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point. He obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sociology with a track in Systems Engineering. He served active duty in The US Army as a Transportation Officer and as a Paratrooper in The 82nd AIRBORNE Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. That was just beginning. Things went for a drastic turn when he received a mental health diagnosis that ended his career in the military. Now, Barry is rebuilding by sharing his incredible story and inspiring others just one person at a time.

Social links: https://poplme.co/bbinspires

Episode 85: Cultivating Authentic & Heart-Centered Leadership

Episode 85: Cultivating Authentic & Heart-Centered Leadership

March 26, 2021

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Dr. Lori Baker-Schena, MBA, EdD, CEO and founder of Baker Schena Communications, is a leadership coach and professional speaker who works with individuals, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations to strengthen their management and team-building skills. Her goal is to help clients achieve high levels of excellence, productivity and profitability by reclaiming passion and expertise in their industries.

Dr. Baker-Schena brings to her clients 35 years as a healthcare public relations and marketing consultant, and 25 years as a tenured university professor teaching public relations and journalism. Dr. Baker-Schena holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a MBA from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.

Websites: www.loribakerschena.com & www.leadHERshipconsortium.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoriBakerSchena/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorbs

Episode 84: Taking Leadership to New Heights

Episode 84: Taking Leadership to New Heights

March 24, 2021

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As an international leader, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Simone Knego has the uncanny ability to both motivate and inspire others to be the good in the world. If you were to ask her, Simone would tell you that she leads an ordinary life filled with extraordinary moments. As a mother to both dogs and children, a serial entrepreneur, and a popular speaker and author, Simone treasures each small moment she gets to make a difference. Splitting her time between her family, businesses, and personal growth, she’s realized that the small choices she makes every day to do good actually have the power to inspire others to see the extraordinary moments in their own ordinary lives.

In her new best-selling book, The Extraordinary Unordinary You, Simone details her journey of adopting three of her six children, recounts her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and shares all of the funny, scary, and inspiring stories that came along the way. Simone believes deeply that changing the way you see yourself can help the world around you change. Through her book, she hopes to show people how they are unordinary in the best possible way. She knows that through these realizations, people can redefine what they believe themselves capable of and impact the world the way they were created to.

Simone holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Florida. In 2015, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness for the Livestrong Foundation. Simone served as the 2018-2019 Co-Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet and has travelled around the world on several philanthropic, international missions, including medical missions with her husband Rob, who is a Neurosurgeon. They have been married for 27 years and have six children.

Website: https://simoneknego.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnOrdinaryYou
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsimoneknego/

Episode 83: Leading by Example in the Non-Profit Sector & Adapting during COVID-19

Episode 83: Leading by Example in the Non-Profit Sector & Adapting during COVID-19

March 19, 2021

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Vanessa Morgan is the National Manager for Cam's Kids Foundation, an organization that provides support to young people that are struggling with anxiety. Vanessa has been involved with the organization since it started 6 years ago and has a strong passion for mental health and wellness, as well as leadership. She leads an Ambassador team of over 600 members at 25 universities and colleges across Canada.

Social media links:

Instagram - camskids_8

Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/camskids8/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/camskids_8

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/cam-s-kids-foundation/

Website - https://www.camskids.com

 

Episode 82: Leading with Compassion, Empathy & Experience in the Field of Ayurveda

Episode 82: Leading with Compassion, Empathy & Experience in the Field of Ayurveda

March 17, 2021

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Ingrid is the founder & owner of Bohemia Soul Spa. She is a certified Ayurveda Specialist, Esthetician & Community Service Worker.

Ingrid decided to go back to her East Indian roots & rediscover Ayurveda. She left her career as a Social worker & began travelling. This landed her in Bali, Belize & Bareberyn Reef in Sri Lanka. A beautiful retreat where she decided to pursue her passion! Through extensive training at Arhanta Ayurveda & later attending Elegance Schools to become an Ayurvedic Specialist & licensed Esthetician. It was then, Bohemia Soul Spa was born. She opened a space in Old South, London, ON. Here, she offers ancient Ayurvedic therapies & consultations. 

Ingrid guides women through the importance of Ayurveda and how women can re-awaken their divine femininity & connect with their Dharma (life purpose).

Let her guide you through this beautiful self loving journey & experience the profound transformation Ayurveda has to offer, namaste!

Social Media:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bohemiasoulspa/

Instagram - bohemiasoulspa

Website - https://bohemiasoulspa.ca

Episode 81: Humanizing Leadership & Bringing Heart While Helping People Get Back on Their Feet

Episode 81: Humanizing Leadership & Bringing Heart While Helping People Get Back on Their Feet

March 12, 2021

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Hey you - I’m Colin AKA, Dr. Colin, the Foot guy, or, for some reason I still can’t understand, my daughter calls me stinky ponco.

I’m a husband, father, foot specialist of 20 years, author, researcher and opinionated out the wazoo.

I help people get back on their feet. From bad ass Olympians to octogenarians with arthritis, I’m the guy that gets them better. Bold? You bet!

How, you ask? We figure out your puzzle. I work in the world of shoes, orthotics, rehab, and range (doesn’t that sound exciting?!).

My special ninja skill is finding out the things you need AND being your passionate advocate to get them.

Looking for one size catch-alls? Turn around right now. You won’t find any “Pronation is all in your hips or everyone needs orthotics” nonsense here. What you will find is a reasoned approach to your individual situation.

Agree? Disagree? Maybe you’d rather debate the best candy of our generation instead? Let’s discuss!

Website: https://www.solescience.ca/

Dr. Colin's Books:

*NEW Release* The Foot Strength Plan: Healthy Feet, the Truth About Orthotics, and More (2021)

 
Episode 80: Choosing Resiliency & Owning Imperfect Leadership

Episode 80: Choosing Resiliency & Owning Imperfect Leadership

March 10, 2021

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Allison Graham is a resiliency expert, author and media contributor, Allison Graham shares her problem-solving framework to build resilience and amplify capacity. She’s been engaging audiences since 2006, speaking for Fortune 500 companies and coaching accomplished business owners and professionals to get out of their own way and step into their full potential. Her latest book, Take Back Your Weekends and the accompanying online course Take Back Your Weekends launched March 2021. https://allisongraham.co/book Other books include Married My Mom, Birthed a Dog: How to Be Resilient When Life Sucks http://a.co/d/aNNhV1I, and From Business Cards to Business Relationships (John Wiley & Sons Ltd). https://amzn.to/3nbnRfO You may have seen her featured by media outlets like Global News, Financial Post and Fast Company. Follow her on Linked In https://allisongraham.co/linkedin or Clubhouse @AllisonGraham website: https://allisongraham.co

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Episode 79: Leading in the Prevention of Organizations from Becoming the Next Cyber Crime Victim

Episode 79: Leading in the Prevention of Organizations from Becoming the Next Cyber Crime Victim

March 5, 2021

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Scott Augenbaum - Connect with Scott on LinkedIn!

After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the New York Field Office in 1988 as a support employee, Scott Augenbaum became a Special Agent in 1994 and was assigned to the Syracuse, New York Office, where he worked domestic terrorism, white collar and hate crimes, and all computer crime investigations. In October 2003, Agent Augenbaum was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBI Headquarters, Washington D.C in the Cyber Division, Cyber Crime Fraud Unit and was responsible for managing the FBI’s Cyber Task Force Program and Intellectual Property Rights Program. In 2006, Mr. Augenbaum transferred to Nashville, TN and managed the FBI Memphis Division Computer Intrusion/Counterintelligence Squad in Nashville, TN.

Over the past ten years, Retired Special Agent Scott Augenbaum has had the opportunity to provide hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to not to be the victim of a data breach.

Scott earned an MBA at American Sentinel University in Information Technology and a Masters Certificate in Information Security Management from Villanova University in addition to holding numerous General Information Assurance Certifications.

Website: https://www.scotteaugenbaum.com/

 

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Episode 78: Leading with Environmental Intelligence to Foster Leadership Velocity

Episode 78: Leading with Environmental Intelligence to Foster Leadership Velocity

March 3, 2021

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Hugh Macleod (Connect with Hugh on LinkedIn)

Over his working career, Hugh has had the privilege of experiencing many organizational environments: retail sales; ownership of a small business; human-resource-management services in the insurance, utility, and healthcare sectors; labour relations and labour negotiations; board governance and advisory work; learner engagement at various universities; local and provincial healthcare administration; government service; provincial climate-change planning; and national quality and safety improvement.

He spent time as front-line worker, middle manager, senior executive, and chief operating officer. In the process, I gained an appreciation of the dynamics that take place between people and relationships within and between organizational spaces.

Hugh's executive leadership experience includes: senior vice president, Health Employers Association of BC; senior vice president and interim CEO, Vancouver Coastal-Health Authority; assistant deputy minister, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; associate deputy minister and executive lead of Ontario’s Health Results Team; associate deputy minister, Climate Change Ontario Government Cabinet Office, and retired as CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a consummate learner and knowledge-exchange advocate and lecturer. Professional activities have included: adjunct professor at Griffith University Business School in Brisbane, Australia and senior fellow at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. Currently an adjunct professor for the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.

Website: https://www.cultivateyourleadership.com/

 

 

 

Episode 77: Leading with Creativity, Flair & Grit in the Culinary Industry

Episode 77: Leading with Creativity, Flair & Grit in the Culinary Industry

February 26, 2021

This episode was created from my heart for you.

Yoda's journey into cooking begins with playing in the dirt at my childhood home in Thorndale, Ontario. I started navigating my way through the restaurant scene, and later became a Red Seal Chef, restaurateur and private caterer. I've always loved food and once I got a taste for professional cooking and entrepreneurship, I always knew this is what I wanted to do with my life!

I was raised as your typical 'country' kid... I played in the dirt, always had to help with the chores, and I considered eating cherry tomatoes right off the porch plant an 'after school snack.' I wasn't an incredibly adventurous eater, but was lucky enough to have parents that cared about food. My mom was always a great cook - I have fond memories of making onion buns with her in the winter to go alongside hearty stew (I can still smell those onions!) My dad became a great cook a little later in life, but was always picking carrots out of the ground and encouraging us to take a bite - dirt and all. He has the greatest green-thumb of anyone I know! His garden today is full of meyer lemons, tomatoes of all colours and he even has an avocado tree in his office! If you’ve ever had food from Yoda’s Kitchen, you’ve had food grown from my dad’s garden!

My decision to become a chef came to me in my late teens after my parents separated and, after many meals of Kraft Dinner (eek!), my dad and I decided that one of us would have to learn. I took it on as a hobby and quickly realized that I had immense passion for it. I enrolled in Niagara College's Chef Training program that summer and off I went.

Fast forward a few years to my apprenticeship under Chef Alfred Estaphan at Sunningdale Golf Course in London. I'd been in the restaurant scene as a line cook at a few different establishments, and I'd begun to find my style as a young chef - I  understood the importance of shopping locally, cooking seasonally and making things from scratch. It was during this time that I decided to do a bit of traveling so I took off to Australia for several months. I made enough money to keep traveling by picking macadamia nuts, making candy with a traveling brittle connoisseur and eventually got a job training under a pastry chef on a huge beach resort with a view of the ocean. It was pure bliss. I was missing home though, and after a short trip across Canada to visit the west coast, I came back and settled in London.

While working at some of the city's best restaurants (Braise and The Only on King to name a few) and working part time at Fanshawe College as a lab technician in the Culinary Department, I decided to give catering a go. I developed a business plan in 2010 and it was my Five Year Plan to quit my restaurant job and start catering full time. This dream became a reality in a short 8 months. My dreams were coming true!

During my time as a professional caterer, I had the chance to cater so many amazing events, meet many wonderful people and helped change people's lives. Along the way I had many, many challenges, but got to cater some pretty crazy events. I have catered in an open field with no running water or electricity. I've catered on a moving train. I've catered a surprise engagement in the middle of Springbank Park and a walnut fell and shattered one of my dessert plates! I've been blessed to be invited into many of your homes, and will always consider my time as a private caterer as one of the greatest times of my life.

In 2016 while my catering company was soaring, I decided to do what no one thought I would do... I opened a restaurant! In May 2016, we opened the doors of Glassroots. During the time Glassroots was open, we achieved many wonderful awards and accolades. We won Our London's "Best Restaurant" and "Best Patio" contest, and we were also named "London's Best Kept Dining Secret" by The London Free Press in their 2017 Reader's Choice contest. It was an interesting 16 months to say the least! I had the most wonderful staff, but restaurant life was incredibly different than catering, and very challenging. You can read more about the full story in my best selling book “Salt and Sour.” (Click here to get your copy)

After much thought and soul searching, I decided to leave the restaurant world and return to catering. Before doing so, I took a bunch of time off to work on my book, travel and spend time with family, and in Spring 2018, I relaunched Yoda's Kitchen 2.0! I am currently located at 1010 Dundas Street, behind the Booch retail store. You can currently find me at pop ups around the city, monthly cooking classes at Jill’s Table, eating lunch at Curley Brew Co, or delivering Little Green Meals around the city. I love partnering with other local businesses, playing with my dog Gnowee, writing poetry and of course, cooking dinner for friends.

Website: https://www.letyodacookforyou.com/

 

 

 

 

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