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Marion Harding-Soare - Part 1 - Internalizing Client Trauma

Marion Harding-Soare - Part 1 - Internalizing Client Trauma

September 14, 2021

Part 1 – Join Marion Harding-Soare and I for a candid conversation between friends and colleagues about internalizing our client’s trauma; setting healthy boundaries; telling the truth and practicing self-care.

**TRIGGER WARNING** We are discussing some sensitive subject matter including internalizing client trauma, most particularly, historical sexual assault.

Part 2 is on the way and will discuss finding tools to deal with your s**t, saying YES to what is meant for you, and saying NO without guilt, excuses or justification.

Marion Harding-Soare is a contract paralegal, teacher, and business owner, the current President of the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island and has over 30 years of experience in law firms and committees and board work in the legal community.

To find out more about Ramona and what we are all up to at Ascend Legal 101 you can find us at www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com.

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Dana Quantz - The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Employment Contracts

Dana Quantz - The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Employment Contracts

September 14, 2021

The law has a few legal mechanisms available to analyze how a global pandemic may impact contractual obligations, including employment contracts. Today, employment lawyer, Dana Quantz, and I discuss unionized and non-unionized lay-offs and terminations, lay-offs vs. dismissal, continuation of benefits, frustration of employment contracts, mitigation of claims from both employee and employer perspectives; and how the CERB has affected wrongful dismissal claims.

Important Note: People should seek their own legal advice tailored to their own situation. These discussions are for information and discussion only.

You can discover more about this topic and Dana Quantz at www.hom-law.com.

To find out more about Ramona and what we are all up to at Ascend Legal 101 you can find us at www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com.

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Darlene George - Burn Out! Leadership in High Stress Environments

Darlene George - Burn Out! Leadership in High Stress Environments

September 14, 2021

We said the B-Word - Burn out. And we talk about it too. Join us as we discuss leadership, making organizational and personal change and bringing out the best in the people around you. Leading with quiet confidence in a high stress environment, Darlene George, is manager with Nav Canada and started her career in air traffic control in 1992. Over the last 28 years she has worked as an air traffic controller, supervisor, instructor and for the last 9 years as a manager.

To learn more about Darlene's work please visit: https://www.navcanada.ca

To find out more about Ramona and what we are all up to at Ascend Legal 101 you can find us at www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com.

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Janet Hodson - Builders or Bulldozers: Is Your Corporate Culture Intentional or Haphazard?

Janet Hodson - Builders or Bulldozers: Is Your Corporate Culture Intentional or Haphazard?

September 14, 2021

Do you know how much staff turn-over is really costing you? Is your corporate culture deliberate or by default? Intentional or haphazard? Personality driven or policy driven? Are your people supportive or toxic? Compliant or non-compliant? Builders or bulldozers? And what are you going to do about it?

Janet Hodson, a Human Resource Manager at a mid-sized law firm, joined me for a long form Q&A where she didn't shy away from the hard questions about why law firm corporate culture is often not curated; it's inherited.

For more information about Janet and her firm: https://johnssouthward.com/

To find out more about Ramona and what we are all up to at Ascend Legal 101 you can find us at www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com.

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Ramona Reynolds - A Year of Meditation and Transformation

Ramona Reynolds - A Year of Meditation and Transformation

September 14, 2021

I should have titled this "How to Become a Human Light Sabre" or "How to stop craving sugar without trying". I started meditating a year ago and have meditated Every Single Day for over a year. As part of our discussion about dealing with your s**t, I thought I would take this opportunity to over-share. A year or two ago, my stress level was so high I thought I was having a heart attack ALL THE TIME. My health was terrible and my relationships were tanking. As a self-employed mother who was the President of everything, I was convinced I didn’t have the time to meditate. I was wrong. While this is a little bit long and a little bit personal, it chronicles a year of meditation and transformation.

For anyone wondering which meditations I use, I use many of the meditations available at Dr. Joe Dispenza’s website. What is going to be best for you depends on your own goals. I certainly have favorites but my best advice would be to do some of your own research. Read the books and build a model. What I liked about these meditations is that I could start meditating right away. In fact, some of my best meditations were at the beginning when I didn’t know anything about meditating.

https://drjoedispenza.com/ - Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, bestselling author, chiropractor, and neuroscience researcher who has dedicated his life to studying the mind-body connection after he used meditation and the power of his mind to heal his own broken spine.

https://kylecease.com/ - I mention Kyle and his work in this video because he is a master at talking about hard things in a way “that isn’t boring”. His work is easy and relatable – and funny!

To find out more about Ramona and what we are all up to at Ascend Legal 101 you can find us at www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com.

Chris Grew - Debt Consultant - Consumer Financial Protection

Chris Grew - Debt Consultant - Consumer Financial Protection

September 14, 2021

We keep hearing about the current economic conditions and the coming wave of insolvency for many people globally. I wanted to find out if this was true and what people can do about it. What no one needs right now are creditors calling and additional financial pressures while we are all trying to get through the current world situation. Chris Grew is a Debt Consultant, with 38 years in finance and debt consolidation. He has appeared on "The Wealthy Life" tv program, authored newspaper articles and been featured in magazines. Chris is highly regarded in the industry and takes great satisfaction in assisting clients who are in credit crisis regain their financial foothold and peace of mind. He applies his knowledge of the financial world to develop strategies to steer his clients out of debt, rebuild their credit and get on with life.

Other Helpful Resources: Government of Canada Resource: https://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/consumer-help/debt-collection/

Government of British Columbia Resource: https://www.consumerprotectionbc.ca/consumer-help/debt-collection/

Chris' personal website: https://chrisgrew.ca/

4Pillars Victoria: http://www.4pillarsvi.ca/

8 Lies About Debt Blog Post: http://www.4pillarsvi.ca/debt-freedom-blog/2018/3/8/8-lies-about-debt-you-probably-believe

Ascend Legal Recruiting: http://www.ascendlegalrecruiting.com

Dana Quantz - Safe Work Environments and Refusal to Work - BC Employment Law

Dana Quantz - Safe Work Environments and Refusal to Work - BC Employment Law

September 14, 2021

In these uncertain times, as the risk to workers increases, the burden on employers to ensure that they are providing a safe work environment increases. Join lawyer, Dana Quantz, and I as we discuss the BC Workers Compensation system, safe work environments, and refusals to work due to the current world situation with a view to assisting both employers and employees to navigate this new environment.

Important Note: People should seek their own legal advice tailored to their own situation. These discussions are for information and discussion only.

You can discover more about this topic and Dana Quantz at www.hom-law.com.

Ramona Reynolds - Count Me In and Other Revelations

Ramona Reynolds - Count Me In and Other Revelations

September 14, 2021

Trust is tricky. People are tricky. Right now there's a lot of uncertainty. Today we'd like to talk about the intention in building this community of ordinary people talking about extraordinary challenge and opportunity. We're addressing the feedback and letting you in on the conversations we are bringing to you in the next few weeks. Join the conversation to inspire possibility and empower leaders (and people who don't think they're leaders... yet) to share their vision with industry professionals across sectors and organizations.

Margo Fosbery - Dealing with Your S**T… I mean stuff

Margo Fosbery - Dealing with Your S**T… I mean stuff

September 14, 2021

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Legal professionals are often one part legal professional and one part counselor. Now I meet with people all the time who come to me because they think they need a new job when, in fact, it turns out they really need to deal with a problem in their relationship, an alcoholic parent or partner, or a victim mindset they’ve been taking with them everywhere they go. It’s called baggage for a reason. Did you pack your mean girl or guy today? I’m not qualified to help with that but here is one person who can. Please join our first discussion about dealing with your s**t (I meant to stay stuff) with certified Martha Beck Coach, Margo Fosbery.

Janet Hodson - Hitting It Hard - Law Firm Human Resources Management

Janet Hodson - Hitting It Hard - Law Firm Human Resources Management

September 14, 2021

Janet Hodson, a Human Resource Manager at a mid-sized law firm, joined me for a long form Q&A where she didn't shy away from the hard questions or the hard answers. We start with the basics: putting a team together, resumes and references, and training. Then we hit the hard stuff: dealing with personal issues in the office, toxic employees, inequity, bullying, workplace harassment; and sexual harassment.

**TRIGGER WARNING** We have made sure to use title cards to alert you to discussion with sensitive subject matter.

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