The Resilient Journey
Episode 64 - What’s Up with the Competency Framework? - Susie Ansary

Episode 64 - What’s Up with the Competency Framework? - Susie Ansary

November 21, 2022

Recently I posted a poll on LinkedIn asking people how much attention they pay to the BCI Competency Framework. Over half of those who responded said they either didn’t use it or didn’t know what it was.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 64 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast! Today I’m joined by a shining star in the continuity and resilience industry Susie Ansary

Susie and I talk about her fantastic session in London at BCI World and something that surprised her about resource usage during her workshop.

We talk about the importance of the BCI Competency Framework and the benefits of self-assessment. Susie talks about using the framework to build strengths that will make you more effective as a resilience professional and explains that the competency framework isn’t something you should think about only when you want to get to that next BCI membership level.

 

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Episode 63 - Benefits of Being Trauma Informed - with Treena Reilkoff

Episode 63 - Benefits of Being Trauma Informed - with Treena Reilkoff

November 14, 2022

On this podcast we cover everything from operational resilience to personal trauma. But something I’ve never covered before is the concept of having a trauma informed crisis lead. Not familiar with the term? Fortunately, today’s guest knows all about it.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 63 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast! Today I’m joined by trauma response specialist Treena Reilkoff.

Treena explains what it means to be trauma informed and what we should be expecting from our crisis leaders and what leaders should be looking for in their people during an incident.

We’ll talk about trauma triggers and how scripting your own response can be a helpful tool when navigating a crisis – and how scripting can help children cope with traumatic events.

And near the end, Treena tells a fascinating story of how she dealt with a bully who pointed a gun at her son’s head.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 62 - Chatting with Speakers from BCI World 2022

Episode 62 - Chatting with Speakers from BCI World 2022

November 7, 2022

2022 is a bucket list year for me. In July, I got to go whale watching off the coast of Newfoundland. And in November I was able to travel to London, eat some sticky toffee pudding and speak live at BCI World

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 62 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast! Today I’m joined by well…a lot of pretty interesting people.

I interviewed speakers at BCI World Hybrid 2022 in London.

Join me as we hear from BCI Board Chair Chris Horne, speakers Charlie Maclean-Bristol, Sarah Garrington, Susie Ansary, Stella Nunn, Kate Needham-Bennett, Liz Royle, Marie-Helene Primeau and Alex Fullick.

And I’ll explain how Fortnite feels a lot like a business continuity program.

Let’s get right to it.

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Episode 61 - Adapt and Overcome - Nicole Scott

Episode 61 - Adapt and Overcome - Nicole Scott

October 30, 2022

A lot of my guests have one particular thing in common. They didn’t seek out our profession. Today’s guest can thank a persistent recruiter and a hiring manager who was something in her that she didn’t see in herself.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 61 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!  Today I’m joined by someone who relies heavily on networking to build a village of people to support those around her.

Nicole Scott is my guest.

Listen as Nicole and I talk about how her background as a military spouse prepared her for being a successful business continuity and resilience professional. We’ll talk about her career coaching, networking and a project that is near and dear to her heart.

Nicole lives by the motto “Adapt and Overcome” and we’ll explore what that means.

You could even say this episode is “Devine” – and you’ll find out why after this from Lisa.

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Episode 60 - UK’s ”Monopoly” on Poor Communicators, Good Crisis Practices & More - Jim Preen

Episode 60 - UK’s ”Monopoly” on Poor Communicators, Good Crisis Practices & More - Jim Preen

October 24, 2022

Up until now, the coolest thing that has ever happened on The Resilient Journey podcast is my smooth jazz opening. That’s about to change as I’m joined by one smooth cat. Jim Preen is my guest today.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 60 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!

Today I’m joined by independent crisis communications consultant and former ABC news reporter Jim Preen.

Listen as Jim and I talk about the current state of affairs in the UK (is the world really laughing at London?), poor communications from leaders, how to be effective when running crisis management exercises, the value of playbooks vs. plans and best practices when hosting a webinar or large online meeting.

Jim shares some details of his battle with prostate cancer and whatever you do, stick around to the end for a special treat.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 59 - Navigating the Resilient Journey with PTSD - Andew Owlett

Episode 59 - Navigating the Resilient Journey with PTSD - Andew Owlett

October 17, 2022

Are you willing to be vulnerable? Are you able to open up and talk about things that are troubling you? Are you willing to listen to those around you to help someone lighten their load? Both of these things help us to be more resilient.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 59 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast! 

I’m joined by Andrew Owlett, security leader and career coach – and today we’re exploring how Andrew is navigating his resilient journey while dealing with PTSD.

Listen as Andrew and I talk about being vulnerable and how it can help you be a better leader, what to listen for to identify when someone else is struggling and why checking in with those around you is so important.

It’s a good reminder that when it comes to those around you at work, you never really know what someone else is going through.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 58 - Be Resilient Through a Ransomware Attack - FBI Agent Ken Schmutz

Episode 58 - Be Resilient Through a Ransomware Attack - FBI Agent Ken Schmutz

October 10, 2022

October is cybersecurity awareness month. As a resilience professional, you need to understand what’s going on behind the scenes of a ransomware attack, and we’ve got the right guest for you.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 58 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!

Today I’m joined by Supervisory Special Agent Ken Schmutz from the FBI Cyber Task Force.

Listen as Agent Schmutz walks us through the various stages of a ransomware attack, shares his views about the importance of having a response plan in place, gives insight into what you can expect when you engage law enforcement, and he provides us with the FBI’s official recommendation about whether or not you should pay a ransom.

 

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 57 - A Story of Courage & Resilience - Brandi Hunter

Episode 57 - A Story of Courage & Resilience - Brandi Hunter

October 3, 2022

There was a former infantryman who was asked to define courage. He thought about it and finally answered, courage describes those who were afraid to go – but went anyway.

Hello everyone, welcome to a very special episode 57 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!  Today I’m joined by Emergency Manager and cancer survivor Brandi Hunter.

This week Brandi shares a very personal story that is filled with courage and inspiration and reminds us never to give up, and that we haven’t come this far, just to quit now.

From a professional perspective, Brandi tells us – sometimes, in order to get a seat at the table, you have to bring your own chair.

 

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 56 - A Recap of DRJ Fall 2022, with Lisa Jones and James Green

Episode 56 - A Recap of DRJ Fall 2022, with Lisa Jones and James Green

September 26, 2022

As the world begins to crawl out from under the rock that was the COVID-19 pandemic, people are gathering again at conferences. Today, we get a recap of one of the biggest Resilience themed conferences in North America – DRJ Fall 2022.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 56 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast!

Today I’m joined by two co-founders and managing partners of the Resilience Think Tank, and presenters at DRJ Fall 2022 – Lisa Jones and James Green.

This week Lisa, James and I talk about the importance of networking at conferences – even if you’re not comfortable with mingling.

I get James and Lisa to talk about their favorite speakers and share a little from their presentation about finding the next generation of resilience professionals.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 55 - Midterm Elections Impact on Corporate Resilience - John Ashford

Episode 55 - Midterm Elections Impact on Corporate Resilience - John Ashford

September 19, 2022

When we think about the resilience of our organizations, we all think about the elephants in the room – but how much attention do we give to the elephants and the donkeys? The midterm elections are right around the corner.

Hello everyone, welcome to episode 55 - as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey podcast! Today I’m joined by chairman and founder of Washington, D.C.-based organization - The Hawthorn Group. John Ashford has provided senior counsel to clients in all 50 states and several countries, drawing from public affairs and communications experience.

This week John and I discuss the pushback organizations could face when social responsibility turns to social advocacy. We talk about the Four Ps that will likely impact the upcoming midterm elections – and therefore could impact the resilience of corporate America, specifically:

  • Polling
  • Partisanship
  • Passion
  • Populism

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

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