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Expatriates, you've "been there". And now you're here, in Austin.Nobody understands your stories, challenges, successes, and, yes, your failures like other expatriates.We speak with:Entrepreneurs who've overcome the struggles of starting a business even though they are "outsiders"Professionals that assist expatriates with their unique problems And with speak with You, you who have left the country of your birth to live here in Austin, Texas.Join me, Kurt Russell, as we cover everything from ...
 
The Planners on Purpose podcast is created for ambitious and driven event planners that are looking to scale their productivity, get valuable time back in their day, and focus on their personal goals and aspirations. If you want to stress less to live more, Naomi will take you on a journey of self-discovery. She will help you to uncover your hidden strengths as a leader, become more productive, so you can live the life you desire while balancing your commitments.
 
In this show, The Conference Board of Canada brings you the connections that make us stronger as individuals, as organizations, and as a country. Hear from senior-level executives from our biggest institutions and leaders from Canada and around the world. For us, leader isn’t a title, it’s a way of acting in the world. You’ll hear leaders who are working to create a bright future. Since 1954, we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, net ...
 
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Decisions about our communities are made based on data. That data comes from many places, but these days, a lot of it comes from what we do and the decisions we make. Over the course of the pandemic, our actions changed dramatically. Having local, current data meant decision-makers were able to target their reactions to the communities that needed …
 
More than five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report, progress on the 94 calls to action has been slow. But are Canadians starting to finally understand the truth of how Indigenous Peoples have been treated in this country? Reconciliation is a long journey. Knowing the truth is just the first step. The head of …
 
I'm delighted to have Nyna Caputi, Founder of The Expat Woman and Digital Event Academy as a guest on the podcast. Nyna has an inspiring story of purpose that starts as she settles into her first years in America. Nyna imagined a world in which she would bring together a network of women, that are also experiencing this country for the first time. …
 
This is a new yet special episode of the podcast. We're celebrating the BIG 50! Annnnd, I'm introducing you to my accountability partners! Yes, as you know I've talked many times about the importance of having someone in your life to help uplift and empower you to meet your goals. That may be a coach for you, or a team like this, but it is so impor…
 
In this episode, I pull up with Katherine Frost, returning guest on the Planners on Purpose Podcast. We discuss what is happening at ORO Planner, and also discuss how the event industry is returning post-pandemic. We also discuss some key event trends to keep an eye out for. I hope you enjoy this episode! Episode Highlights Katherine discusses the …
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health should be elevated and discussed. In this episode, you will hear about 3 myths that you should know about mental health, and what to do about them. Understanding some myths around mental health will be able to help us continue to bring important conversations forward. Episo…
 
What do you do when your technology trips you up more than it helps you out? In 2014, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation found itself with a collection of legacy technologies that were getting in employees’ way and limiting the organization’s impact. Initially, they thought it was just a technology issue. Turns out, they needed more than j…
 
Procrastination can get the best of us, especially when we are trying to reach our goals. In this episode of the Planners on Purpose Podcast, we discuss how to overcome procrastination through 5 easy tips. Episode Highlights When you are dealing with procrastination, take a deeper look at the core issue of why you keep pushing things aside. Place t…
 
“Comply or explain” disclosure requirements were intended to improve women’s representation at the top of Canada’s major organizations. Five years later, the ratio of women on corporate boards has improved, but is it thanks to the disclosure requirements? Dr. Susan Black, CEO of The Conference Board of Canada, and Rob Davis, Chief Inclusion & Diver…
 
Have you ever been busy working, but not necessarily being productive? In this episode, I'll share with you three ways to be productive rather than spending your time being busy for the sake of being busy. Episode Highlights: Being busy is all about being occupied, but with what? You can be busy doing many things but are you moving the needle forwa…
 
Expatriate parents face special challenges, in addition to all the normal challenges of parenthood. Culture, family history, extended family, languages, religion, values, and principles, all are taken for granted in our home country. But expatriates often find themselves reexamining and questioning virtually one of these issues, and parents even mo…
 
Refugees bring very few “things” with them when they arrive in Canada, but they don’t arrive empty-handed. They bring experiences, perspective, passion, and fresh ideas. When Tareq Hadhad left war-torn Syria and settled in Nova Scotia with his family, he brought a delicious path to peace, prosperity, and community. The founder of Peace by Chocolate…
 
Want to start a business? Are you afraid that - as a foreigner - the hurdles are too high and too many? Meet Marco Silvestrini. He, his sister, Francesca, and her fiancé, Leo, are co-founders of Dolce Neve Gelato of Austin. His story will give you useful tips and information to help you realize your dream. https://www.dolcenevegelato.com…
 
Green Card? Employment Visa? Temporary? Permanent? I thought I knew what I knew. After all, I have extensive personal experience with several "Green Cards". I was extremely surprised: I knew virtually nothing. Jason Finkelman opened my eyes. Immigration to the United States is complex. It can be very expensive, too, especially if you don't know wha…
 
As event planners we should know about what burnout is and how it actually can affect our performance in our careers. This episode walks through what burnout is, the effects of burnout, and discuss how you can make adjustments to be more aware of stress in your life doing forward. Episode highlights: Burnout is a syndrome that results from occupati…
 
Policies need to make sense with how people and businesses already operate. Otherwise, they won’t work. Knowing how people make decisions can help policies make sense to the people they’re supposed to support. A misplaced nudge can sometimes feel like a shove. Policies work better when they line up with how people already make their decisions. Sash…
 
This week’s episode we are digging deeper into Opposition Factors that affect us and may prevent us from reaching our goals. In episode 43 we discussed the common internal oppositions that appear for us, and this week, we are discussing several external oppositions. Episode Highlights Seeking the validation from others can help in some cases, howev…
 
Opposition is what happens when you start to move to completing your goals. This week's podcast discusses three common areas of opposition and what you can do to overcome them. Have you created a life plan yet? Well, creating a plan for where you want to go, only helps you as you journey to your destination. Consider listening to Episode 41 How to …
 
What is an "expatriate" really? What was your relocation process like? If you did not have a Destination Service Consultant like Anna, it was probably, well... a bit "difficult". Just what is a Destination Service Consultant? What is the first thing you should do before you even start packing? What is the one thing you must do after you arrive? Got…
 
Environmental sustainability is one of the most pressing concerns of our time. And while this is something most of us can agree on, turning that consensus into action is more difficult. If we want to make progress on our climate targets, we need to work smarter. One tool policy-makers and organizations are turning to is psychology. If we know how p…
 
Expatriates are unique. Austin is unique. We meet the very special people from around the world who have chosen to leave their country and live here, in Austin. Individuals with amazing stories Entrepreneurs who overcame the struggles of starting a business Professionals who help expatriates with The Big Jump and with Settling In Culture. Languages…
 
In this episode we discuss why having accountability is crucial to you meeting your goals. I discuss 3 unique reasons why accountability matters. I also share some updates on our book club and that we have a new book club selection that we'll be discussing on March 3rd. Links and Resources Register for the Upcoming Book Club on March 3rd Thank you …
 
Using data to make decisions—either by a person or by a machine—has become a big part of our lives over the past couple of decades. Our lawmakers have tried to keep up, but innovation will likely always outpace bureaucracy. And, in a world where most of us have clicked “I have read the terms and conditions” even when we haven’t, the implications of…
 
In this episode, we will discuss how to create a life plan to meet your goals. Because, life plans are important just as much as plans for your events are. So to be purposeful, to be intentional, you will need to create a plan of action for your life. Episode Highlights (bullets below) Life plans are important for keeping track of where you are, an…
 
It's a New Year, and many of us are thinking that resolutions are not exciting given where we've been. However, in this episode, I talk about how focusing on action in the New Year is important to your success. Episode Highlights How reflecting on your past, can help you understand what you don't want to continue, and where you want to go. How visu…
 
This episode is all about how to be intentional about the New Year. You may despise New Years Resolutions, but you don't want to be caught out there without a plan. Times are tough, and many times we aren't able to get through it without a plan of action on how we will endure. So when you listen this this podcast, you'll be able to walk through the…
 
Ada Ketchie and Nathan Getzin are alchemists of the human heart, helping people cultivate greater mindfulness, healing, and self-actualization through the ineffable power of music. As co-founders of Wakes they use their expertise as musicians, storytellers, yoga teachers, healers, and coaches to create experiences that offer radical transformation …
 
Katherine Frost is the Founder of ORO, a new all-in-one digital planning solution that is designed to help event planners plan their event effortlessly with less stress and more productivity. In this interview Katherine and I explore how she started her career, the journey of entrepreneurship and get a sneak peak of her new tool ORO. Episode Highli…
 
This episode features Ashley Jackson Thompson. Ashley is the Owner of Timeless Dreams Events who her mission is to provide terminally ill people and their family members with a timeless dream event on how they celebrate life and love. Her company plans various events at minimal notice due to each unique and sensitive situation. Ashley has been able…
 
My guest Tracey Fuller has learned how to thrive as an entrepreneur after starting her first company, Happy Occasions, 32 years ago in response to a personal tragedy. Nearly three decades later, she leads the team at InnovativEvents, providing event décor, backstage management, and overall coordination and management of all production aspects. She …
 
Sharee Cammon has a story of purpose and perseverance. Sharee's mission is to help the Black community break free from the debilitating chains of economic inequality and oppression. She's the owner of Creative Call Marketing and the creator of the B.A.M. Business Academy. This academy is a community based membership platform with a built-in learnin…
 
In this episode, I'll be giving you some quick tips for planning a stress-free Thanksgiving holiday. Planning events is one thing, but planning for family is another. Here are some quick tips to ensure that not only you but everyone that attends your gathering has a wonderful time. Links of Note Planners on Purpose Book Club Zoom Thanksgiving Happy…
 
In this episode I welcome Tom Pick, a digital marketing consultant who helps B2B clients improve their online visibility, increase brand awareness, and generate leads through SEO, social media, and content marketing. He's the editor of the Webbiquity b2b marketing blog and author of "The Ultimate Guide to Content Marketing Software." Tom is committ…
 
Today we welcome Gillian Behnke, creator of Mom Camp Life to the podcast. Her and I have a wonderful conversation about being a mom, having the juggle all of the things. As a busy mom of two, Gillian cares deeply about helping other moms feel better both mentally and physically. She believes that motherhood does not equal with exhaustion, and that …
 
November 11 is a time of reflection. A time to remember the struggles and sacrifice that have gone into building this country. Margaret MacMillan, bestselling author and professor of history, reminds us in her new book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, that we are all shaped by war. They say we can either learn from our history or be doomed to repeat i…
 
In this episode of the Planners on Purpose podcast, I speak with Jillian Lama certified life and fitness coach, and the creator of The Body You Crave Method. Jillian was able to bring forth some tangible tips on how event planners can manage their physical, and mental health. Episode Highlights Give yourself compassion and grace and recognize that …
 
As a journalist in the ‘90s, John Stackhouse spent many years living overseas meeting and interviewing interesting people. Many of them were his fellow Canadians. He discovered that expats are keen to help their home country. When he returned, however, he found people were concerned over the number of people leaving the country—the perceived “brain…
 
In this interview we catch up with brilliant mind Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, co-founder of Black in Events and Diversity Ally, and Founder & Director of EventMind. Ashanti takes us through the importance of having an inclusive workplace in the events industry. Episode HighlightsMany event organizations aren't quite there yet with being diverse and more i…
 
How can we keep the second wave from turning into a second lockdown? Viruses spread when people spend time in close quarters, so lockdowns are good at slowing their transmission. But they come with a cost—a reality we know well, and don’t want to repeat. Dr. Susy Hota is an infectious disease physician and medical director of infection prevention a…
 
Technology has been affecting how we make a living since we first started using tools. Never before, though, has technology changed as quickly as it does today. As artificial intelligence becomes more common in our everyday tasks, we can expect even more disruption: No longer will a human be the smartest entity in the room. This disruption goes bey…
 
About 15 years ago, then-Prime Minister Paul Martin announced the Kelowna Accord. It was an agreement intended to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and it was ground-breaking for modern politics in terms of consultation and collaboration with Indigenous groups. Mere days after the announcement, however, parliament was dis…
 
Canadian businesses have been scrambling to find ways to stay afloat since the beginning of the pandemic in March. Government programs have helped, but they can’t last forever. We’ve all had to adapt to whatever “normal” was as we progressed through lockdown. As our businesses incrementally reopen, they are tasked with the challenge of being both s…
 
In this episode I speak with Kera Wasserbach all about virtual events. Kera is the co-founder of On The Edge Events and Virtual Events Experts and has a wealth of knowledge with managing and engaging with audiences virtually. Episodes Highlights Virtual events needs to be an experience just as the live events is an experience. Embrace the live virt…
 
It’s back to school season, but many families are uneasy this year. The suddenness of school closures last March had parents—and schools—scrambling to keep kids engaged and learning. We simply weren’t ready to be that nimble. What have we learned since then? These are the types of questions that keep this episode’s guest busy. Paul W. Bennett, auth…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I was able to sit down and have a talk with journaling expert, Mai Oliphant from Shape Mai Life. Mai helps people to use journaling to heal and flourish. We live in uncertain times, and aren't sure of how the end of the year will turn out, much less how 2021 will run. Many event planners have lost jobs, or are workin…
 
In this episode we discuss how to use Atomic Habits to achieve your goals. Recently in our book club, we discussed the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. It was an immensely transformational read that helped us understand not only what habits are, but how to craft good habits, and dismantle old ones. Enjoy the listen.Episode Highlights A habit is a…
 
In this episode, I talk with Amy Branger. Amy is an executive coach and management consultant and has had many positions including working with Presidents and Governors. This episode we discuss leadership and well being and the challenges that both of those affect women, specifically those in midlife. I encourage you to listen and let me know what …
 
This past June, the Parliamentary Black Caucus issued a statement calling on Canadian governments to take five specific steps toward reducing the harms caused by systemic racism. Greg Fergus, MP for Hull–Aylmer and chair of the Parliamentary Black Caucus, joins us to talk about what he hopes the statement will achieve. We discuss the importance of …
 
In this episode, we will be digging deeper into the concept of perfectionism. If you struggle with being perfect all the time, or have suffered from being held under the microscope of perfect, then this episode is for you. Episode Highlights"It is the belief that when we do things perfectly, and look perfect we can minimize and avoid the pain of bl…
 
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