The Workplace Communication Podcast

The Workplace Communication Podcast

A podcast dedicated to leaders who want to elevate team performance by refining leadership communication skills. Join Lindsay Lapaquette, Workplace Communication Expert, as she interviews leading experts on topics related to leadership development, effective workplace communication and personal development to help you unleash the full potential of both you and your team.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 43 min

From the front-line battlefields in the US Army to Chief of HR Operations with the White House Communications Agency and Presidential Communications Officer for both Presidents Bush and Obama, Robert “Bo” Brabo has had a ton of experience leading in zero-defect environments - where there is absolutely NO room for error.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Bo shares his insights about the importance of af...

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Michelle Auerbach has dedicated her life to using story as a way of making this world a better place.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we talk about the profound ways in which storytelling impacts our lives – everything from increasing connection and resilience, to persuading others to consider viewpoints that are different from their own.  We also explore what makes and breaks a good story, to help you ...

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Making decisions that don’t align with who you truly are is costly.  You wake up one day and realize that you’ve built a life that you no longer love.

The tricky part is knowing what to do about it.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Virginia Lauzon about the rat race culture, burnout prevention and innovative ways to thrive.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

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Conscious self-leadership is about radical ownership of what is and isn’t working in your life.  It’s creating a values-based vision for your life, identifying the goals needed to bring that vision to life and tapping into your own inner wisdom to get you there.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Frances Hickmott about the link between conscious self-leadership and success, as well a...

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After decades of silence, Madeleine Black decided to share her story about being gang raped at the young age of 13.

She’s passionate about speaking out to end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence and to help others find their voice too.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Madeleine speaks with us about the power of forgiveness, both in our personal lives and when leading a team.

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Imagine being a young female in your 20s and being assigned to work as an undercover police officer in the drug unit.

Now imagine how quickly you’d need to build trust so you could fit in seamlessly in the criminal underworld – or have your life depend on it.

This is exactly how Pamela Barnum became such an expert in body language and trust.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Pamela shares her top t...

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We’ve all been there.  Looking for that next big, innovative idea and feeling completely stuck.

Lee Kitchen spent 32 years working at Disney, 10 of which were as a Creativity and Innovation Catalyst for Disney's in-house creative problem-solving agency, Creative Inc.

He basically got paid to travel the world and help people learn how to think WAY outside of the box.

It turns out there’s a process that can help you do this to...

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Asking great questions is a skill. And it takes practice. 

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Brenden Kumarasamy to learn more about asking incredible questions.  

We delve into mastering your message, sharing your ideas and knowing how to ask the right clarifying questions so that you can get the answers you need.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Understanding the differ...
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    “You don’t have to agree with someone’s perspective to respect it.”

    Inclusion is not about tolerating others.  It’s being able to see our common humanity despite difference.

    On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Jackie Handy to learn about the power of inclusion and what you can do today to create a more inclusive workplace.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Creating an inclu...
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    Are you looking for a new executive career?  Do you know how to sell yourself?  On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Martin Buckland, Executive Career Coach, who shares his top tips to help you stand out in an overcrowded market.  His holistic approach to career management will leave you with both the mindset and skills necessary to find your dream job, even in such a competitive market.

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    Talking about feelings in the workplace used to be taboo.  But if there’s one thing this pandemic has shown us, it’s about the importance of a whole-person approach to business.  On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco to understand the benefits of being a more compassionate leader in business today.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

    🎙️ Why compassion is so i...

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    Have you ever found yourself feeling stuck and hopeless?  Like nothing will ever change?  On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Luis Gonzáles to learn how to break out of the victim mindset and choose accountability instead.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

    🎙️ Signs that you might have a victim mindset

    🎙️ Powerful questions to walk yourself out of this mindset

    🎙️ E...

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    As a black, nonbinary woman of mixed heritage, who is also Autistic and Hard of Hearing (HoH), Kelly Bron Johnson knows a thing or two about what it's like to not feel included or accepted. 

    Through her personal life experiences, she has now made it her mission to make workplace environments more inclusive. 

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, Kelly shares how organizations can embrace diversity and look for...

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    Does happiness feel like an elusive target that you’re struggling to consistently hit?

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking all about happiness with Becky Morrison: how to find it, what might be holding you back and how to make it a consistent part of your life.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Stepping away from the next logical step
  • Identifying your happiness gaps
  • The perfect recipe for maxim...
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    Are you looking to better bridge the communication gap between technical teams and leadership decisions?

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking to Rachel Stuve to learn more about the importance of storytelling for data professionals. 

    Rachel shares how storytelling can help leadership teams better understand data to make better and more informed decisions.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Demo...
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    Building and growing a successful business doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your own happiness. 

    In fact, getting clearer on what truly makes you happy will lead to more business growth and success.

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, Shawn Johal shares his top tips about how to create massive business success while also cultivating true happiness.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • The 4 laws of hap...
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    “The healthiest teams embrace conflict.”  

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Penny Tremblay about some of the newer trends in workplace conflict. Join us for this powerful and motivating discussion about conflict and how we can effectively build strong relationships – even when it’s tough.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Conflict resolution from the inside out
  • Finding your conflict pa...
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    For many who are in technical fields, connecting with others is not always easy. But not doing so can lead to huge lags in productivity.  

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Emily Nichols, Professional Engineer and Keynote Speaker about how learning to connect with others enhanced her ability to influence change in technical environments.

    Emily also shares her insight on what you can do to fo...

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    Many people think that the key to success is having big dreams and working hard. 

    If only it was as simple as that.

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, Michelle Cederberg shares how approaching success more holistically, using her Success-Energy Equation, will not only help you achieve greater success, but will also leave you more focused, recharged, and happier.  Tune in to learn which particular barriers are h...

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    Conflict in the workplace often leads to intense stress, affecting productivity, focus and mental health. 

    On this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Charmaine Hammond, Expert in Conflict Management and Resilience to learn how to support your team through conflict and difficult conversations.

    Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • From correctional officer to expert in conflict management and resili...
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