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This podcast series presents conversations about, well, conversation. Noted communication and leadership counselor Drew Kugler talks with people from all walks of life, and a range of professions, who have made an impact in the world. These episodes offer insights that you can apply to conversations in the workplace, at home, and anywhere that you want to make a difference.
 
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My newest podcast with Dr. Natasha Bhuyan highlights the lifesaving impact deliberate conversations have in the medical field. I invite you to listen to how she and her teams employ a central pillar of Constructive Candor: getting other people to tell their story. It creates shared vision, understanding, and action when everything is on the line.…
 
What's the difference between "objective" and "subjective" reality? Turns out, quite a bit. And it's in our subjective realities, and the differences in how we experience, interpret, make sense of and communicate those realities that contribute to a lot of the conflict and problems in the world. In this episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard discusses…
 
Bishop Kenneth Ulmer is the leader of Faithful Central Bible Church. He has studied at Pepperdine University, Hebrew Union College, the University of Judaism and Christ Church and Wadham College at Oxford University in England. He received a PhD. from Grace Graduate School of Theology in Long Beach, California, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Div…
 
Peiman Raf is Co-Founder and CEO of Madhappy, a luxury clothing brand that centers its messaging around mental health. Beyond creating products and brand imaging that resonates with consumers, Madhappy strives to reduce the stigma around mental health and frame the conversation with more positivity and optimism. Peiman has said that it should feel …
 
Peiman Raf is Co-Founder and CEO of Madhappy, a luxury clothing brand that centers it's messaging around mental health. Beyond creating products and brand imaging that resonates with consumers, Madhappy strives to reduce the stigma around mental health and frame the conversation with more positivity and optimism. Peiman has said that it should feel…
 
In this episode of Powerful we discuss the "problem with privilege", and how referring to 'whiteness' or 'maleness' as privilege doesn't reflect the depth of the benefits or the inequities in the power dynamic that is generated. Jeff plays a clip from Trevor Noah, where he asks some tough questions about what, exactly, is a society? And how can the…
 
In today's episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard discusses the power of collaboration with Patricia Jones and Carlene Donnelly, the executive directors of Catholic Family Services and CUPS respectively. They cover a wide range of topics, from outcome and evaluation to client-centred practice and some advice for new leaders.…
 
In today's episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard connects with Liam Law, a former youth worker, shift-supervisor and outcomes & evaluation lead at Enviros Base Camp. They discuss the power of "feedback informed practice", and offer practical tools and suggestions for building a culture of feedback in your program, and how to use feedback to both prov…
 
Welcome to Ventin' Quarantinos, the "new" podcast from Jim and Burns (and Dave) about nothing, normalcy, and trying to make the best of it. To keep sane, Burns has been playing PES, while Jim has been watching travelogues on Britbox and adding Live It Up by Mental As Anything to every one of Dave's Spotify playlists. Dave has been watching Tiger Ki…
 
In today's episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard and Scott Schmidt have a wide ranging conversation, centred around the role of media in speaking truth to power and holding government to account for their actions. Scott is the layout editor at the Medicine Hat News, and his Saturday column "Laying It Out" has drawn a great deal of attention lately as…
 
In this episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard continues the conversation about all things leadership with Stephen de Groot, author and human behaviour expert. They explore the hardest task of leadership, closing the "intention - impact" gap, getting meaningful feedback and accurately assessing their own performance. Steve introduces the listener to t…
 
In today's short episode, Jeff introduces you to the other four of the "7 Essential Strategies" for better self-care. Don't forget to jump on the free webinar, where you get all the strategies in one place, complete with slides and watching Jeff talk through them. Self-care isn't optional, particularly if you're a parent, helping professional or le…
 
In today's episode of Powerful, Jeff Couillard invites Stephen de Groot, a leadership and human behaviour expert to the show to discuss the epidemic of burnout in our helping service organizations, and what leaders can do about it! Steve and Jeff talk about practical and proven strategies for increasing the "meaning" that employees find in the work…
 
In today's short episode, Jeff introduces you to the first three of his "7 Essential Strategies" for better self-care. Self-care isn't optional, particularly if you're a parent, helping professional or leader. We're at our greatest risk of accidentally and unintentionally misusing our power when we're burnt out, stressed out and generally not at ou…
 
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