Karen Furneaux - Lessons in Resilience from an Olympian

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Karen Furneaux is a 3-time Olympian, 2-time World Champion, and the winner of 9 medals at the World Championships over her 20-year professional sprint kayaking career. Karen is now a published author, a broadcast analyst with CBC, and a professional speaker. 

I talk to Karen about the lessons she learned through her lifelong dedication to her sport, and how she’s using that learning to motivate others as a speaker and stay resilient after retiring from competitive kayaking.

We discuss how to set meaningful and achievable goals, the connection between wellness, mindset, and performance, the role of alcohol in wellness (including a funny anecdote about the Beijing Olympics), and how to build resilience and avoid burnout.

FREE REWIND 5-Day Drink Less Challenge: www.wendymccallum.com/challenge

More about Karen: www.ipromiseperformance.com

 

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Menopause Policy in the Corporate World with Dr. Afsoon Ghazvinian

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Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D. co-hosts with me as we interview Dr. Ghazvinian, a functional medicine practitioner and change strategist for menopause in the workplace.

We review recent survey results from midlife employees, discuss how hormonal issues can negatively impact corporate women in midlife, and the lack of support in most workplaces around perimenopause and menopause.

We also discuss how this lack of awareness and wellness policy is costing corporate North America.

Finally, we brainstorm some practical strategies women can use to raise this issue and start the missing conversation in their own workplace.

Let’s band together and be the change!

More about Dr. Ghazvinian: https://www.reivas.com/

Wondering if you’re in perimenopause or menopause? Grab our free checklist at www.wendymccallum.com/perichecklist

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Menopause Awareness in Employee Wellness with Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D.

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In this week's episode, Dr. Sarah Baillie, N.D., and I celebrate European company Vodaphone’s global commitment to supporting its employees through menopause. The company has issued a ground-breaking report and rolled out a training and awareness program to all its employees in relation to hormonal and life stages.

We review the report’s findings and suggestions and provide our two cents on how we can help this inclusionary movement gain traction in North America.

You’re not going to want to miss this one – the report and its recommendations will blow your mind.

Grab our perimenopause checklist, here: https://www.wendymccallum.com/learn-with-wendy

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Amy Risley, CEO of Skinfix on the Myth of “Doing It All”

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Amy Risley built a flourishing skincare line now sold exclusively in Sephora stores across North America, but that success came at a price.

With great honesty, Amy shares her biggest regrets and lessons learned as an incredibly busy female entrepreneur and mom of two teens and provides some sage advice to other working moms.

Amy and I discuss Amy’s personal burnout story, the impact of the pandemic on Amy’s balance, and the surprising gifts working from home for the last year has afforded her, including a shift in her relationship with alcohol and unbroken quality time with her children after years of constant traveling for work. 

I loved talking with Amy - we had an easy flow and a lot of shared perspective on women in business and the myth of "doing it all". I think you'll really enjoy this conversation!

Find out more about Amy and Skinfix at https://skinfixinc.com/

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