We Help You Help Them
We help organizations and teams establish, reset, and repair workplace culture so employees feel supported, motivated, productive, and engaged.
That one day all individuals feel loved, accepted, and supported for exactly who they are.
To help people become self-confident and empowered by providing them and their support networks with the education, resources, and strategies to finding genuine joy and fulfilment in life and work.
We are bold in our vision, our approach, and our creativity
We act with integrity, and are unafraid of being our true selves
We work in collaboration with experts from various career and life backgrounds to ensure we bring a breadth of perspective
We ensure respect is the foundation of all our relationships
Workplace culture is critical to employee satisfaction, productivity, motivation, and engagement.
A study published in January 2023 by Workforce Institute, and that included Canadian participants, reveals that managers have more impact on employees’ mental health (69%) than doctors (51%) or even therapists (41%).
We know mental health problems affect motivation, engagement and productivity. And that there’s a clear link between conflict and miscommunication in the workplace and stress. All of these things affect the dynamics of a team, which in turn affect the people within that team. The same study shows that a whopping 78% of employees say that stress is negatively impacting their work performance, and that this stress spills over into home life (71%), general wellbeing (64%), and relationships (62%).
Poor mental health leads to an increase in the likelihood of miscommunication and conflict. Which leads to increased stress. That can lead to physical symptoms and burnout. That reduces individual performance. That then affects the entire team. Stressed out teams result in unhealthy workplace cultures that then contribute to declining mental health in their workers... Rinse and repeat.
With all of these factors intertwined, to effectively support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees organizations need to have a plan to address them at all levels. Because workplace culture can't simply be dictated by those at the top, it's the product of the behaviour of everyone working in the organization - from the CEO to entry-level employees.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has identified 13 factors that contribute to a Psychologically Safe & Healthy Workplace. Unsurprisingly, Culture, Workload Management, Civility & Respect, and Psychological Protection are a part of this list. When these factors are unsatisfied, it is impossible for employees to feel supported, teams to maximize productivity, and managers to effectively lead.
The Expert Talk helps organizations address these factors so employees at all levels can develop the skills they need to take care of themselves & their colleagues, and to work toward common goals as harmoniously and productively as possible.
But how do you know our experts are any more trustworthy than anyone else? We’re glad you asked …
To be a part of our community, experts have to meet our 7-point criteria developed by one of our founders – with the most important piece being that all of their information is science- and evidence-based – and backed up by current research. It’s our promise to you.
These days, it seems anyone with a slick website and engaging social media can call themselves an expert. And this leads to a lot of misinformation, and sometimes counter-productive - even harmful – strategies that further frustrate and demoralize teams.
Our experts have decades of hands-on and/or clinical experience working in their fields. And they have extensive background in developing and delivering training for adults –in workplaces across many sectors and industries. Between them, they have worked with and trained over 600,000 people and have more than 60 years of experience.
This makes them a trusted source for strategies and support on those topics that are the hardest to deal with – things like: mental health, conflict resolution, and motivation.
But then we take you that missing step further – you’ll engage directly with our experts – in live events and workshops.
And with that support, you’ll develop the confidence and skills to take care of the wellbeing of yourself and those around you, leading you to genuine joy and fulfilment in life and work.
Who We Work With
What We Do
Instructor-led certification courses for leaders and teams
- Administration and Management of Workplace Culture
- Conflict Management and Mediation for Leaders
- Mental Health First Aid
Presentations, Workshops & Keynotes
Tailored or Customized For Your Group Or Conference
Choose one of the sessions our experts have already developed, or have a custom event created just for your group. All of our experts are experienced speakers and educators and can work with groups large or small.
From mental health, to burnout, to conflict navigation and more, sessions are available for audiences of leaders and teams.
Mental Health First Aid
Private Group Training
At any given time, about 21.4% of the working population in Canada experience mental health problems which can affect their productivity*. These disorders can affect productivity, movement into new employment roles, forming of key social relationships and of healthy habits related to eating, sleeping, and substance use. This is why it is so important to detect problems early and ensure the person is properly supported.
This course gives participants the confidence and skills to assist someone when mental health problems start – so they can get the support & help they need ASAP.
*Mental Health Commission of Canada
Live Online Events
Connect With Experts on the Topics You Need Most
Live online trainings and free panel discussions let you get the insights you need from experts you can trust. Events are held on zoom and include presentations and workshops designed to be engaging and interactive – and always include time for Q&A at the end.
Events are recorded and made available for all registrants.
The Workforce Has Changed Dramatically.
We spend a third of our lives “at work". We've seen an increase in work-from-home, flex-time schedules, and greater entrepreneurship. This has resulted in a life where our work is never set aside. We have moved beyond work-life balance to a new era of work-as-life. As such, people are demanding more from their work and their workplace culture. Employees are demanding a sense of shared value and purpose in their work. This is the root of workplace culture. How people experience work has a direct effect on how they show up for, and perform, work.
A company's success is built on the engagement of its employees. We know that workplace culture impacts people's mental health and well-being. Poor mental health impacts productivity and performance. Thus, a company that supports the capacity of its employees is a company that will thrive. Knowledge of the current state of mental health is critical, but not enough. Organizations must be equipped to create strong psychological health and interpersonal effectiveness.
Companies must also keep an eye on the future. Upcoming generations are entering the workforce with unique needs. Increased overwhelm, burnout, and heavy mental loads are prevalent. Also, more people are being diagnosed as adults with ADHD and autism. Neurodivergent employees bring important skill sets that augment a company's potential. Yet, these differences in executive functioning shift how work gets done and managed.
We must also support the increased engagement of women, BIPOC, and otherwise sidelined individuals. These employees offer immense skill, insight, and innovation across industries. But, they often do not receive adequate support.
These days people are seeking genuine fulfillment in all areas of life. Work has become one of the foundational pillars of our identity. It shapes our satisfaction and our purpose. The establishment of safe and supportive workplaces is non-negotiable. Strong workforces have the power to transform the well-being of a nation. The Expert Talk helps facilitate these transformations.
Our programs are designed to elevate the work experience and cater to the new generation and needs of employees to improve engagement and retention. When was the last time you felt fully alive at work? Let us help you feel that again.
How To Find Us
721-304 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4W4
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Contact us today to discuss training courses, Mental Health First Aid, or workshops for your group or conference