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Mental Health in the Workplace: Adaptability, Stress Management, and the “New Now”

Mental Health in the Workplace: Adaptability, Stress Management, and the “New Now”

August 4, 2020

With all that has happened so far this year, how do we manage our own mental health while meeting work demands? How can business owners and leaders help employees adapt to new working conditions? Is it possible for us to minimize our stress? And, what is the current state of mental health in Canada? Keirstyn answers all these questions, and more, on this episode.

 

You can connect with Keirstyn and learn more about her work through her website (keirstynsecord.com) or by engaging with Dancing With Darkness (@dancingwithdarkness_) and The Brave Space (@thebravespacepodcast/@thebravespaceTM) on social media.

 

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The Magic of Sleep: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life

The Magic of Sleep: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life

July 21, 2020

Have you experienced interrupted sleep? Learn 5 major reasons why sleep is more important than many of us even know, and the 4 keys to getting your best night's sleep. Sleep expert, Rick Tiedemann, shares his tips for improving your sleep, and overall quality of life. 

For more information about Rick Tiedemann and Copeman Healthcare, visit: https://www.copemanhealthcare.com/about-us/staff/rick-tiedemann

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What Do Accountants Recommend for Small Businesses Seeking Financial Relief from COVID-19?

What Do Accountants Recommend for Small Businesses Seeking Financial Relief from COVID-19?

July 7, 2020

2020 has been a whirlwind for Canadians, and small businesses have been hit hard. As a result, the Government of Canada announced Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. On this episode, Chartered Professional Accountants, Matthew Peterson and Curtis Gabinet, discuss: the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Business Account, and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Listen to find out which financial relief program is the best fit for your business, and what considerations you should be making.

True North Accounting's COVID-19 Resources: http://go.truenorthaccounting.com/blog/covidsupport 

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How Influencer Marketing Helps Small Businesses Reach New Customers

How Influencer Marketing Helps Small Businesses Reach New Customers

June 16, 2020

Influencer marketing provides the opportunity for small businesses to reach a new, highly-engaged audiences. On this episode, Rachel Antony, local Calgary influencer and marketer, explains what types of businesses may benefit from influencer marketing, how to find local influencers, how to properly reach out to an influencer to collaborate, how to set budgets and expectations, and how creative direction is determined. If you’ve never tried influencer marketing, or you’d like to learn more about it, this is the episode for you.

Find Rachel on Instagram: @almostffamous

Rachel's Digital Marketing Agency: https://poolsidedigital.ca

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What Should You Eat for Productivity & Stress Relief?

What Should You Eat for Productivity & Stress Relief?

June 2, 2020

Registered Dietitian, and self-proclaimed “chocoholic,” Andrea Holwegner talks nutrition and productivity. She explains what the 3 kinds of hunger are, the components every meal should have, the best foods to serve in the workplace for productivity, how to incorporate the foods you love into a healthy diet, and more. 

To learn more about Andrea Holwegner ND, visit: https://www.healthstandnutrition.com

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How to Maintain a Success Mindset During Difficult Times

How to Maintain a Success Mindset During Difficult Times

May 19, 2020

Discover strategies for staying in a success mindset during highly stressful times. Success Mindset Consultant, Nana Jokura, joins The Small Business Mastermind to provide leading tips and inspiration to help small businesses find opportunity during even the most difficult times.

Learn more about Nana Jokura: https://www.nanajokura.com/

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How to Recover from Debt of Any Size

How to Recover from Debt of Any Size

May 5, 2020

Money and debt tend to be topics we shy away from in conversation. Yet, with the average Canadian looking at a $4k+ credit card bill, debt affects us all. On this episode, Mark Kalinowski of the Credit Counselling Society explains the good and bad types of debt, strategies to get out and stay out of debt, and if bankruptcy is really so bad.

Learn more about Mark Kalinowski and the Credit Counselling Society: https://www.nomoredebts.org

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

April 7, 2020

Did you know that up to 86% of employees are currently disengaged? Or that 72% of companies fail in their first decade due to engagement issues? How can you get more engagement out of yourself and your team when you’re already stretched so thin? On this episode, Shane Wallace of Culture Smith Inc. explains the connection between emotional intelligence and workplace engagement. He provides a frame-work to determine your behavioural type and actionable tips for improving your emotional intelligence today.

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Learn more about Culture Smith Inc.: https://culturesmithinc.com

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1. Free Emotional Intelligence eBook: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/the-role-of-emotional-intelligence-in-the-workplace 

2. 11 FAQs About Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/faqs-about-emotional-intelligence-in-the-workplace

3. What Role Does Emotional Intelligence Play in the Workplace: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/what-role-does-emotional-intelligence-play-in-the-workplace

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How to Boost Engagement, Retention, and Sales with Content Marketing

How to Boost Engagement, Retention, and Sales with Content Marketing

March 17, 2020

Consumers have higher standards than ever when it comes to who, and what, they allow to pull their attention. Providing valuable content is one of the best ways a company can build trust in their brand and earn the consumer’s time. On this episode, we discuss how a small business can use content marketing to boost engagement, retention, and sales. As well, we explore the future of content marketing and the importance digital media will play.  

To learn more about Mike and Mitzi Payne, please visit: https://www.arcadearcade.ca/

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Additional resources:

1. Here's How a Small Business can Excel in Marketing: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-a-small-business-can-excel-in-marketing-part-1

2. How to Complete a Digital Marketing Strategy in 4 Simple Steps: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-to-complete-a-digital-marketing-strategy-in-4-simple-steps

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The Connection Between Financial, Physical, and Mental Health

The Connection Between Financial, Physical, and Mental Health

March 3, 2020

What impact do our finances have on our physical and mental health? How can we gain back our control over our finances?

On this episode Russ Dyck, of Frame Financial, explains the connection between financial, physical, and mental health, and discusses what business owners can do to help themselves and their employees take control of their finances. Russ also explains why focusing on the small things isn't the best strategy for long-term financial health, and gives advice on budgeting.

To learn more about Russ Dyck, please visit: http://www.frameplans.ca

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Additional resources:

1. Why You Should Care About Financial Wellness in the Workplace: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/why-you-should-care-about-employee-financial-wellness-in-the-workplace

2. A Small Business Workplace Wellness Program that Actually Works: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/a-small-business-workplace-wellness-program-that-actually-works

3. 6 Tips to Getting Financial Fit in the New Year: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/6-tips-to-getting-financially-fit

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