Ascend Legal 101

Ascend Legal 101

We‘re ordinary people talking about extraordinary challenge and opportunity. Inspiring possibility and empowering leaders (and people who don‘t think they‘re leaders... yet) to share their vision with industry professionals across sectors and organizations.

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October 7, 2021 54 min

Once called Marlboro Man for his cowboy hat and risk taking in both aviation and auto racing, after assisting friends’ widows, he went to work to set safer standards. Canadian Pilots and AMEs will recognize Bill Yearwood as the definitive accident investigator for the Transportation Safety Board, awarded the Governor General’s citation for his years of dedication to bringing safety considerations for aviation front and centre. Well...

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If you’re ready to create high functioning, high performing, diverse and inclusive dream teams that benefit from increased morale, productivity and maximized collaborations then today’s guest is someone you are going to want to meet.

Leslie Rochelle, first and foremost, has her family at heart and believes in family first. In addition to being a wife and mother, she is a coach, mentor, international best-selling author, site-based...

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Businesses are experiencing staffing shortages far and wide. Are people really quitting their jobs at a scale and pace that we’ve never seen before? Is replacing staff impossible? Not exactly.   How creative and open are you and your team when engaging and retaining staff? Are you providing opportunities for learning, growth, and development. Are you managing burn out? Let’s look at some solutions that organizations can use to ca...
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September 14, 2021 2 min

Welcome to our podcast! We are excited about connecting legal people, airplane people, HR people, regulatory people, and people just like you and me. We're ordinary people talking about extraordinary challenge and opportunity. Inspiring possibility and empowering leaders (and people who don't think they're leaders... yet) to share their vision with industry professionals across sectors and organizations.

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How did Gordon Swanson move from regulating safety and compliance, to assisting clients navigate the rigorous and complex safety management requirements in the aviation and aerospace industries? Today we find out in this long form discussion. Gordon is a mind reader. He answered most of my questions before I even asked him and he hadn’t even seen the complex diagram I created before our interview. And unlike any of the other regula...

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I could have spent hours talking to this guy! Ever wonder about regulatory and other legal issues surrounding combat sports and how to navigate them? Me too! Join Erik Magracken and I, as we discuss: what a combat sports regulatory lawyer does, whether MMA and UFC fights are legal in Canada; protections for professional fighters who are potentially the most exploited athletes ever; the “Ali Act” and similar legislation; concussions...

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We've got so much for you today. Join Tracey and I as we walk through how a cancer diagnosis triggered her transformational journey through law to finance to coaching. Propelled by her fascination with human nature and organizational culture we discus coaching, making course corrections, developing leaders from disempowered employees, team coaching, executive coaching, creating corporate change, coaching through strategic plann...

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As a survivor of a very serious car accident, lawyer Lorenzo Oss-Cech knows the importance of focused client care and sound legal advice. Join us today as we take a preliminary look at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s Enhanced Care system (or no fault system) that came into effect on May 1, 2021. This system was designed to increase client care and remove legal fees and other costs associated with motor vehicle accid...

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Ever wonder about skilled trades, apprenticeships, and the long-term job prospects that could be available to you? Me too. Skilled trades people are in demand. There's a massive shortage of skilled workers – which means jobs and opportunities for people with trades training, skills and certification. Today Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte and I discuss the history and issues surrounding apprenticeship programs, the ben...

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Welcome back to Ascend Legal 101 for Part 2 – Setting Healthy Boundaries with Marion Harding-Soare. Join Marion and I for a candid conversation discussing: finding tools to deal with your s**t; saying YES to what is meant for you; and saying NO without guilt, excuses, or justification.

Marion Harding-Soare is a contract paralegal, teacher, and business owner, the current President of the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island ...

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Part 1 – Join Marion Harding-Soare and I for a candid conversation between friends and colleagues about internalizing our client’s trauma; setting healthy boundaries; telling the truth and practicing self-care.

**TRIGGER WARNING** We are discussing some sensitive subject matter including internalizing client trauma, most particularly, historical sexual assault.

Part 2 is on the way and will discuss finding tools to deal with your...

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The law has a few legal mechanisms available to analyze how a global pandemic may impact contractual obligations, including employment contracts. Today, employment lawyer, Dana Quantz, and I discuss unionized and non-unionized lay-offs and terminations, lay-offs vs. dismissal, continuation of benefits, frustration of employment contracts, mitigation of claims from both employee and employer perspectives; and how the CERB has affect...

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We said the B-Word - Burn out. And we talk about it too. Join us as we discuss leadership, making organizational and personal change and bringing out the best in the people around you. Leading with quiet confidence in a high stress environment, Darlene George, is manager with Nav Canada and started her career in air traffic control in 1992. Over the last 28 years she has worked as an air traffic controller, supervisor, instructor a...

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Do you know how much staff turn-over is really costing you? Is your corporate culture deliberate or by default? Intentional or haphazard? Personality driven or policy driven? Are your people supportive or toxic? Compliant or non-compliant? Builders or bulldozers? And what are you going to do about it?

Janet Hodson, a Human Resource Manager at a mid-sized law firm, joined me for a long form Q&A where she didn't shy away fro...

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I should have titled this "How to Become a Human Light Sabre" or "How to stop craving sugar without trying". I started meditating a year ago and have meditated Every Single Day for over a year. As part of our discussion about dealing with your s**t, I thought I would take this opportunity to over-share. A year or two ago, my stress level was so high I thought I was having a heart attack ALL THE TIME. My health was t...

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We keep hearing about the current economic conditions and the coming wave of insolvency for many people globally. I wanted to find out if this was true and what people can do about it. What no one needs right now are creditors calling and additional financial pressures while we are all trying to get through the current world situation. Chris Grew is a Debt Consultant, with 38 years in finance and debt consolidation. He has appeared...

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In these uncertain times, as the risk to workers increases, the burden on employers to ensure that they are providing a safe work environment increases. Join lawyer, Dana Quantz, and I as we discuss the BC Workers Compensation system, safe work environments, and refusals to work due to the current world situation with a view to assisting both employers and employees to navigate this new environment.

Important Note: People should s...

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Trust is tricky. People are tricky. Right now there's a lot of uncertainty. Today we'd like to talk about the intention in building this community of ordinary people talking about extraordinary challenge and opportunity. We're addressing the feedback and letting you in on the conversations we are bringing to you in the next few weeks. Join the conversation to inspire possibility and empower leaders (and people who don&#...

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Legal professionals are often one part legal professional and one part counselor. Now I meet with people all the time who come to me because they think they need a new job when, in fact, it turns out they really need to deal with a problem in their relationship, an alcoholic parent or partner, or a victim mindset they’ve been taking with them everywhere they go. It’s called baggage for a reason. Did you pack your mean g...

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Janet Hodson, a Human Resource Manager at a mid-sized law firm, joined me for a long form Q&A where she didn't shy away from the hard questions or the hard answers. We start with the basics: putting a team together, resumes and references, and training. Then we hit the hard stuff: dealing with personal issues in the office, toxic employees, inequity, bullying, workplace harassment; and sexual harassment.

**TRIGGER WARNING*...

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