Kickass Conversations

Kickass Conversations

Everyone should feel valued and recognized for who they are and in the work they do while impacting the lives of others. Your Kickass Career provides unique educational experiences for you and your workforce with boldness, empathy, and ingenuity. Join us as we talk about the future of work, leadership development, and creating mindset shifts to support you in finding your unique Kickass Career. #yourkickasscareer #careerdevelopment #leadershipdevelopment


March 21, 2023 47 min

Motivation is a powerful, yet tricky beast. Sometimes it's super duper easy to get motivated. 

Then there are those other times when it's nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself. What's up with that?!  

Many people struggle to find the motivation they need to achieve the goals they have created for themselves. 

Often, they get stuck wasting time and energy on things that aren't moving them forward. &...

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We often focus on how much time we have to complete things - tasks, projects, etc. However, most folks rarely address the question of how much energy they have to complete those same things.   Very often, time isn't the hindrance. 

It's energy.   

While we think we have an unlimited supply of energy, and in many ways, we do for as long as we're alive, the reality is that if we're not resourcing it appropria...

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“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.” - Henry Ford

Building a team is the easy part. Having the team work well together, that's the hard part. It takes synergy to make it work.

What are the best ways to develop synergy for your team? That's what Kim and Louise will be discussing in this episode of Kickass Conversations.

#yourkickasscareer #worklife #careerdevelopment...

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Is fear holding you back from making decisions or taking actions you really want to make? 

Then a healthy dose of courage is just what the doctor ordered.  Courage doesn't always mean we're not afraid. Sometimes, it means being scared, worried, unsure AND finding a way to do what we need to do.  

Courage involves recognizing fear and embracing it.  In this episode, Kim and Louise will be joined by their gue...

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Often, we allow perfectionism to get in our way. It can stymie our progress and keeps us from truly performing at our best.

As recovering perfectionists themselves, Kim and Louise shared a mentor who instilled in them the idea that "it's ALL an experiment." 

That idea has become a keystone in both of their lives and their businesses.

What's possible if you allow yourself to see life, work, everything as an experiment inst...

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi are almost endless. Just ask someone who does it! Whether you're wanting to get stronger, make new friends and connections, or even fill out your resume - there are countless...

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In general, the workforce landscape has significantly changed over the past two years. And, with mass layoffs a regular occurrence these days, it's continuing to shift.

Whether you're in the marketplace for a new job or not, brushing up on interviewing is a skill that can benefit you in many ways. 

In this week's episode, Kim and Louise are joined by Amber Brabrand, Global Chief People & Culture Officer at Spiro to discuss...

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Values help us live with direction and purpose. They are our guiding compass.

Whatever is going on in our lives or businesses, our values can show us a path forward. They help us make aligned choices and inform our thoughts, words, and actions.

In this episode, we're leaning into an exploration of our values - how we identify them, live into them, and adapt when they are challenged by others (directly or indirectly).

Louise an...

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Through self-assessment, you are able to become more aware and gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what makes you tick, find out what your weaknesses and strengths are, and better understand your emotional triggers and your leadership qualities.

Assessments are also powerful tools for organizations and teams. They can enable better hiring decisions and create individual development plans to improve performance.

By i...

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On this week's episode, Kim and Louise are joined by their guest coach and author Sabrina Lindner as they discuss what it looks like to create a plan forward. Chock filled with stories, anecdotes, and some tangible tips and techniques on how to do just that, you won't want to miss this joyfully kickass conversation.

Known for her impactful work as a creative life coach, growth mentor, author, and podcaster, Sabrina supports people ...

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Authenticity is all the buzz. Many workplaces are encouraging employees to bring their best, most authentic selves to their jobs. But what does it actually mean to be authentic?

Kim and Louise are joined this week by their guest, author and realtor Serena Holmes, as they explore ways to develop and maintain authenticity, why it’s hard to live an authentic life, and the benefits of being true to yourself.

Prior to becoming a realtor...

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January 2, 2023 38 min

The year 2022 brought it's fair share of ups and downs. Join us on this special episode as Kim and Louise take time to pause and reflect on the past year. 

Starting as they always do with celebrations and ending with their golden nuggets for the entire year - this juicy episode incorporates the benefits of taking regular time to reflect as a way to stay present while creating momentum in our personal and professional lives.


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December 23, 2022 34 min

We are living in a topsy-turvy world - one that feels like it's filled with uncertainty around every corner.

So, even at this time of year that feels cozy and celebratory for so many, how can we show up when the uncertainty has us feeling out of sorts?

In this episode, Kim & Louise settle in and talk about what uncertainty looks and feels like and how to navigate the raging waters of uncertainty.

  • What are you celebr...
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December 19, 2022 49 min

Emotions. We all have them. It's part of being human.

However, some folks are really good at not showing them or letting them out at work. Others feel challenged dealing with the myriad of emotions that rise up throughout the day.

Which way is right? And how do we start to manage our emotions in the workplace in a way that doesn't siphon our humanity along with it?

These questions, and more, are what Kim and Louise dive into i...

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We have heard numerous times good leaders are characterized by their ability to empower their teams to achieve maximum success.

But what does it actually mean to empower others?   On this episode, we're joined by our guest Gianna Rahmani (often referred to as "G"), co-founder of Day Hustle, an angel employment company, as we discuss what it means to empower others, why it's important, and how to do it.

This lively di...

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The average human makes more than 35,000 decisions every day. Not all decisions are big decisions, but every decision does take energy for us to make.

Decision fatigue happens when decision-making becomes increasingly difficult.

So how can we prevent decision fatigue? And what are the signs that we're dealing with it?

That's what Kim, Louise, and guest, Amanda Neely of Wealth Wisdom Financial discuss on this  Kickass...

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No matter what kind of work you do, you are always working for yourself.

It doesn't matter whether you own your own company or are an employee of an organization. Being the CEO of your career means that you think of your professional life with passion and vision. You operate strategically, not focusing on building up your resume, but actually doing work that aligns with your mission, vision, and values.

In this episode, Kim an...

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November 21, 2022 37 min

There are certain times in our lives when we know exactly what we want, but no matter what we do, the universe just doesn’t seem to give it to us. What's up with that?! Why does it feel like such a struggle to get what we want?

To paraphrase what we all grew up hearing the Rolling Stones tell us: "You can’t always get what you want. But you get what you need."

Is this true? Or is it something we've conditioned ourselves t...

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November 11, 2022 34 min

On the day of this recording, there are 50 days left in 2022. It is also Remembrance Day in Canada and throughout the British Commonwealth, Veterans Day in the United States, and we are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving in the United States.

So we thought it would be a great time to pause and reflect together.   Where has 2022 brought us so far? What is it we see ahead of us in the next 50 days leading into ...

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November 7, 2022 39 min

We've been hearing from so many people recently that they are feeling like so much is at risk these days.

Businesses are seeing changes in the marketplace and are considering pivoting or closing shop.   Individuals are afraid of losing their jobs or being down-sized and are considering jumping ship.  On both sides of the coin, the risk to continuing feels massive... and yet the risk to making a change feels even scar...

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