Changing Lightbulbs is a podcast that is dedicated to investigating and understanding change and transformation in all of its forms. Each episode is part of a larger investigative journey focused on the transformation process. By interviewing fascinating people who have experienced transformation first hand (personally, leading, or industry), the goal is to understand how change and transformation happens, and more importantly, how we can use these lessons to support our own transformations. Each episode describes a wide range of raw personal stories from compelling individuals who have overcome challenges and disruptions in their lives. These stories reveal consistent overarching themes and lessons we can all learn when faced with change and transformation. Enjoy!
This week’s Podcast is about how leaders can affect and implement positive, successful change.
“There are a lot of people who resist change for the sake of resisting change. Those are not people who typically lead. Well functioning teams are made up of leaders. The first step in any #changeproject is to identify those that are not resistors and are willing to take on risk. If you are afraid of the word ‘no’, you are not meant to le...
Listen to our guest Hashmeen Hosein who is a prominent change leader within a large financial institution. Deeper than describing change management best practices, she offers insights into how personal and organizational changes are inextricably linked.
Listen to the great Alan Cross (host of the Ongoing History of New Music: https://edge.ca/show/the-ongoing-history-of-new-music/) describe his radio journey and the changes the industry has had to make resulting from online media. Alan nicely illustrates the key change concept of reacting to change when it is thrust upon us: positively embracing change! As he says, 'the change was bigger than me'; rather than fight the c...
From 8 years old, all John Ogiltree wanted was to play professional baseball. So much focus, so much success (NCAA, professional player, and Olympics), yet his dream remained just out of reach. Listen to how John dealt with the loss of a dream and an uncertain future.
Listen to my guest, Kathy, as she recount her teenage pregnancy and the trails and tribulations that come with that stigmatizing event. The lack of empathy and incredible judgement of others and how that shaped her later life. Change affects everyone differently, empathy and support can be the key element to help others make the change they need to achieve greatness.
Listen to our guest's, Franco, and his raw story of recovery from addiction. How he not only transformed his life but is now helping other to transform theirs. It is truly an inspirational story of redemption from the depths of drug addiction.
In this episode, my guest Daniel Lewis, discusses his complete transformation from a troubled youth to become a remarkable and successful entrepreneur. While recovering from knife wounds, he witnessed and understood the value that everyone had a role in that hospital towards his healing and ultimate recovery. This was his ‘ah-ha’ moment where he realized that he too wanted to impact people’s lives in a positive way. In his own word...
Listen to our guest, Karen Stintz, talk about her journey as an elected official dealing with a contentious issue concerning the future vision for the city. Despite the battles, her hope and positivity that governments can change is inspiring. She suggests that if politicians take the bold steps needed to build a better future, they will translate that hope into opportunity no matter what political path is taken.
Listen to a progressive teacher of children with special needs. Her discussion hits on the key elements of a modern teaching approach focus on the child and life goals far more than specific scholastic messages. This is a key lesson every business leader should internalize.
Listen to our guest share how mentorship creates hope for a better future for at-risk youth. Not only can they see what is possible, they can begin to believe that it can be achieved. Mentorship creates hope and opportunity for both the mentor and youth; it is a truly life altering experience.
Listen to today's guest Mike, who, after returning from a war zone as a peacekeeper, struggles to understand his relationships and the non-physical wounds he must manage. Hear how those experiences helped him to understand true leadership in the face of adversity.
Listen to today’s guest Chrys, who transforms a youth soccer team form a rag-tag group to league champions. Most interestingly, he recognizes that was not the goal; it was the result! His understanding of the real objective in youth sports, the battles with parents, and the possible end results illustrate that anything is possible when a group of individuals set their collective minds toward an objective.
Losing a child is be the most difficult transformation. Monique, today’s guest, changed dramatically as a result of her child's passing. While it is impossible to ever forget the pain from that loss, Monique has used it as a catalyst to become the leader she is today.
Listen to how my guest, Mike, realizes the emotional impact of a difficult divorce. His ability to recognize this 'dark place' and secure the supports he needed to move forward positively is an inspiration. More importantly, I believe his story helps to breakdown the stigma associated with asking for help - a key element of any transformational journey.
This episode investigates recovering from alcohol addiction. It is an introspective story of coming to grips with addiction and the road to recovery. Our guest (Lois) is open and transparent about her journey and the better place she is now – sober. Listen to her powerful story of family supporting a difficult recovery process.
An incredible, one of a kind story about cheating death and the lessons learned from the experience. Take a listen to Andrew describe his journey through multiple health challenges and how they changed his perspective on life and how to live every day like it is your last!
This episode follows Gil as he describes his weight and health issues. Listen to how he was able to change his entire life through determination, focus, and support. He is a completely different person today, both on a physical and emotional level.
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