Best Boss Ever
Sending me on a new career path

Sending me on a new career path

May 24, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 8 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Mary Shannon, Inside Sales Manager at Manulife.  Mary shares stories about her best boss who changed her career path by taking a chance on her and led her on the track to sales.  Jasmina Garbus was invested in her team's development, recognized strengths in others and motivated and empowered her team.  They talk about the importance of networking, excellent communication, building culture and relationships as well as the best simple advice for all leaders. 

Fostering the next generation of leaders

Fostering the next generation of leaders

May 10, 2022
In Season 2, Ep 7 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews four leaders from Rangle - Cindy Diogo, Dawn Jardine, Cher Timmins and Catherine Marchand.  Each of them share stories, experiences and qualities they've seen in leaders such as radical candour, empathy, unwavering trust, authenticity, and leaders who meet you where you are.  They discuss the importance of psychological safety, being an advocate for other women especially in tech, fostering the next generation of leaders, having space to be creative as well as attracting and retaining the best people in this current war for talent.
 
The value of natural consequences

The value of natural consequences

April 26, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 6 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Jeff Barrett, Founder of Blue Mountain Wild School.  Jeff speaks about his experiences guiding expeditions in Antarctica and The Arctic, being a landscape architect, leading wilderness adventures and his deep love for wild spaces and places that influenced him to start the Blue Mountain Wild School where children are taught to be their own pilot and learn natural consequences.  They talk about personal accountability, teaching leadership by leading yourself, the lessons from failure, the core values of leadership and how these values can be taught early by learning grit, problem solving, adaptability, perseverance and resilience through nature.

Having a seat at the table

Having a seat at the table

April 13, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 5 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Stephanie Wolfe, Strategic Business Leader, Financial Literacy Advocate and Strategic Advisor, Women's Segment at BMO Private Wealth.  Stephanie mentions 4 best bosses - the confidence builder, the heart centred leader, the visionary and the tweaker who all shaped who she became in her career and as a leader.  They talk about being willing to share your thoughts, ambitions and challenges which helps best bosses support you, being challenged to do things in a non-traditional way and how talent and output are the return on investment of having the best boss ever.

Pretend you have done this 100 times

Pretend you have done this 100 times

March 29, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 4 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Omnia Helbah, Senior Manager of Talent and Organizational Development at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.  Omnia speaks about several bosses that spoke encouragement and belief into her career by having unwavering trust in her and by giving her opportunities to take risks like presenting to a leadership team for the first time at the age of 23.  These leaders saw her potential, supported her, removed roadblocks and gave her executive access to skyrocket her confidence and career.  They talk about representation of marginalized communities, navigating a career with a big family and how the best bosses recognize we are all human.

Harnessing innovation as a cultural priority

Harnessing innovation as a cultural priority

March 15, 2022
In Season 2, Ep 3 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Bea Lozinski, VP Talent & Total Rewards at Magna.  She speaks about her best boss Jan Baan, whose motto was 'my success is our success' and was an inspiring individual that focused on giving people development opportunities.  Jan helped Bea realize that her biggest value was her ability to dream and innovate which leads to discussion on the culture of innovation that attracts and retains the best people.  They talk about leaving a leadership legacy to be proud of and how great leaders impact and enrich those around them.
Confidence and decisiveness attracts top talent

Confidence and decisiveness attracts top talent

March 1, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 2 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Laura Todd, Sr. Manager, Logistics & Customer Operations at Baxter International. Her best boss story begins when and after Fiona interviewed her. Laura was offered the job within three to four hours, which created a terrific first impression of confidence and decisiveness. Laura went on to really appreciate and value the diversity of talent of Fiona's team. The Best Bosses Ever possess many of these and other skills. Also, Laura shares the ONE tip Fiona excels at to attract and retain excellent, interworking talent at Baxter. 

Engaging people in a non-profit organization

Engaging people in a non-profit organization

February 16, 2022

In Season 2, Ep 1 of the Best Boss Ever podcast, Christine interviews Chris Gruits, Executive and Artistic Director at Penn Live Arts.  He speaks about two bosses who ignited passion and purpose through context, curiosity, and collaboration.  Additionally, he shares how these bosses effectively and consistently communicated their mission to define the future clearly.  In turn, their teams were motivated and empowered to be successful.  They also discuss the value of leaders who cultivate talent and leverage their professional network to support and develop their people.  

2021 Best Stories of Best Boss Ever - Part 2

2021 Best Stories of Best Boss Ever - Part 2

February 1, 2022

Ep 25: Part two of the best stories from year one of the Best Boss Ever podcast.  While Christine expected to hear about amazing traits in leaders, her guests opened up and shared their stories of vulnerability and authentic leaders that believed in their people, challenged them, found their passion and brought out the best in them.  Here's the second recap of the best stories and qualities that make a Best Boss Ever.

2021 Best Stories of Best Boss Ever - Part 1

2021 Best Stories of Best Boss Ever - Part 1

January 18, 2022

Ep 24: Part one of the best stories from the first year of the Best Boss Ever podcast.  Christine started this passion project in 2021 to find common themes in great leadership.  What she got from her guests was amazing stories of trust, caring, empowerment, support, and engagement.  Here's the first of two recaps of the best stories and traits that make a Best Boss Ever.

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