Episode Guide



Episode #2: November 17th from 1:30-4:00 - Save the Date!


Sarah McVanel

Keynote: F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others' Greatness™


Energize yourself and your workplace (wherever that may be!) through this fun, informative and inspirational session. Get ready to turn your notions about recognition on their head by exploring it through a powerful solution focused lens. A proven process for self, team and organizational recognition is offered, F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others' Greatness™, inviting you to identify key ways you can begin to shift your organizational culture right away. By the end of this session, you will be ready to trial easy, inexpensive and proven techniques for recognizing others in your workplace that support meaningful connection and lasting change. Let's focus on the strategic language, business case and human case for recognition that will convince, inspire and influence decision makers. Especially in these unprecedented times of change, more than ever we need to recognize others...starting now!

Shawn Casemore

Collaborating for Success: Building Relationships for Success

Creating powerful relationships is critical to the success of any organization, however as each and every person is unique, the specific approach and time necessary to create a stronger and more productive relationship can often seem unclear or impossible. Add to this the demands on employees today to work with diverse groups, to “stay-connected” at all times and to hit organizational targets that are often disconnected from their daily reality, and the result can be a feeling of overwhelm and disappointment.

Fortunately, the solution is not as difficult to achieve as we might think. Achieving greater levels of collaboration is not a methodology as much as it is an understanding of people, our unique differences and how to capitalize on individual and group strengths in order to be more creative. Put differently, our success both individually and organizationally all hinge on our ability to build strong collaborative relationships. In this interactive session we’ll discuss the attributes of building powerful and productive collaborations with members, vendors and each other, helping us to help each other be more effective and achieve greater levels of success.

Michelle Cederberg

The Myth of Multitasking How to Find Focus in a Distracted World

In an era of 24/7 connectedness and 'nose to the grind-stone' ideologies, multitasking has become something of a workplace badge of honour. In fact, it's often heralded as a 'work skill' in interviews and on resumes. But is it really? These days the overwhelm of technology and lack of boundaries between work and the rest of life mean that multitasking feels more like a necessity than a choice. How else will I get it all done? The truth is that multitasking doesn't make us more productive; in fact the exact opposite is true. With the pace of life ramping up, and hours in the day slipping away, focus and mindfulness matter now more than ever. In this session, we'll look at how multitasking impacts productivity, what's happening in your brain when you take on too much, and how it hinders learning and memory. Then we'll explore ways to re-focus, prioritize, and really get the job done.

Episode #1: July 7th 1:00-3:00 - Renew


Michelle Cederberg

Keynote: The Success-Energy Equation - How to Adapt at our ‘new’ Work and Still Have a Life


Success is something we all want more of; career success, successful relationships, success saving money or sticking to an exercise plan, success raising kids or retiring well, … success in life. Which all demands time, energy and effort. What if you could get more of what you want, and do it with better clarity, higher confidence and less burnout? When you address your goals, habits, mindset and energy as integrated variables for success, it improves your capacity in measurable ways, and can truly transform how you work and live. Ideas and laughs converge as Change Agent Michelle Cederberg shares the four cornerstones of her Success-Energy Equation. In this high-energy keynote you will:

  • Get clear on your own definition of success; what really matters to you in work and life, and what drives you to do what you do.
  • Look at typical barriers that get in the way of success, and how you can effectively navigate them.
  • Discover the four variables that contribute to higher levels of goal success and overall well-being - direction, mindset, discipline and energy - and how to make them work for you.
  • Learn the single most important thing you can do to ensure on-going success with everything you do that’s important to you.

Full of hilarious stories, anecdotes and innovative strategies, you’ll leave this session with a renewed sense that it's possible to win big at work and still have a life. That’s Success-Energy, and it’s a formula worth calculating.

Shawn Casemore

Self-Empowerment: Developing Resolve, Resilience and the Drive to Thrive

In today’s fast paced, high stress work environments it’s crucial to be clear on what success looks like for us, our customers or clients and our organization. Achieving this clarity results from developing resolve, resilience and a deep-rooted internal drive. Although how we develop these traits is unique to everyone, there are key distinctions in their development that are based in becoming and remaining self-empowered. In this talk we discuss the origin of stresses in today’s workplace and introduce proven methods to develop resolve and resilience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our unique characteristics and their influence on our perceptions and abilities.
  • The power of resolve and resilience to navigate today’s new world.
  • Proven methods to develop our individual resolve and resilience.
  • Empowering ourselves to thrive and live a fulfilling life

Shawn's Biography

Sarah McVanel

The Flip Side of Failing

Failure isn't something we like to talk about, let alone experience. We play it safe. We contain our expectations. We hide it and wonder "what's wrong with me?" or "what's wrong with this place?" What if, instead, we could ACCEPT failure as an inevitable, undeniable reality, and by doing so, build failure-resiliency in our organizations? Through powerful stories of greatness - from Everest Climbers to 3M Scholars, from award-winning Journalists to Olympians - learn how failure was their gateway to success. And how these transferrable lessons can be for your company culture. In this energizing and entertaining presentation (with a few fun twists), you will awaken possibilities, deepen connections, and improve individual and organizational performance by seeing greatness in a while new light.

Sarah's Biography