Stress is Optional: A Global Epidemic

This is the first in a four-part series. Why am I an advocate for convincing others that stress is optional? Simple—because it is simply not okay that there is a global stress epidemic. Moreover, it doesn’t need to be this...

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The Cost (and How to Counter) the Stress of 24/7/365

Your cell phone buzzes on a Thursday evening in the midst of family time. You answer and once again, off hours, are swept into work mode, compelled by the responsibilities of your professional role. Sounds familiar? Driven by technology, time...

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HR LeadersTalk: Leading the Mental Health Conversation at Work

There may be no tougher—or more worthwhile—discussion for a leader to initiate in the workplace. Destination Mental Health As CEO of Destination BC, a crown corporation that promotes British Columbia as a tourist destination, Marsha Walden knows how hard it is...

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Money, Stress and Work: Talking Through the Taboo

Money is a strange phenomenon. We use it every day in business transactions to purchase goods and services. And yet, as much as money is about dollars and cents, account balances, and transactions, it is so much more. Money is...

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HR Mindset Betters Organizational Mental Health (But Who Looks After HR?)

In the face of change, the face of HR has been changing for some time. The recognition by employers that their employees are assets has transformed the HR professional’s role irrevocably and for the better, but with added burden. Given...

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Diversity and Inclusion Key to Healthy Culture

“Diversity is inviting people to the party. Inclusion is asking them to dance.” V. Slavich No longer just an HR program, diversity and inclusion are key elements of an organization’s business strategy. The “why” is no longer in questions. Diversity...

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Whole-Life Leadership: Self, Others, All

What does it mean to lead from any level? Through our interaction with people, we help to raise people up. We instill a sense of confidence and create leaders who are confident and ready to inspire others. Whether I am facilitating...

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Presidents Group Champions Inclusivity: Vancity Invests in Mental Health

Did you know there are people experiencing mental health challenges in your workplace? Consider the following: One in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem; Mental health is the leading cause of disability in Canada; and By...

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