The Resilient Journey
Episode 43 - The (Not What You Think) Values of Exercising with Lester Chng

Episode 43 - The (Not What You Think) Values of Exercising with Lester Chng

June 20, 2022

Tabletops, functional exercises. We’ve run them and have a pretty good idea of what to do. When you think about running an exercise, you might feel like you know all there is to know. What if I said I could teach you something new?

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast. Welcome to episode 43. This week I’m joined by Lester Chng, former naval officer and head of Cyber and Crisis Security Exercise Management at Bank of Montreal. In this episode you’re going to learn something new about exercising.

Today we discuss:

  • How to leverage exercising to enhance our operational resilience
  • How to use drills as part of effective exercises
  • What do we mean by exercise workshops?

The bottom line is – we are going to make a positive impact on the way we think about exercising.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

 

Episode 42 - The #Antiwork Movement and Your Resilience

Episode 42 - The #Antiwork Movement and Your Resilience

June 13, 2022

When you think of the great resignation, what do you imagine? Do you picture mid to upper level executives switching jobs?

What about minimum wage earners? Do you think about them? What about the anti-work movement? How can that affect your organization’s resilience?

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast.

Welcome to episode 42. This week I’m going to speak about the anti-work movement and:

  • How staffing shortages are affecting the service industry
  • How minimum wage jobs are likely to affect your supply chain
  • Why staffing shortages matter
  • And a couple of things you can be looking out for within your own organization.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 41 - Foreseeable Risk, Are You Prepared for Violence at Work? -  with Steve Crimando

Episode 41 - Foreseeable Risk, Are You Prepared for Violence at Work? - with Steve Crimando

June 6, 2022

According this week’s guest, recent events related to gun violence in the United States reinforce the need for every employer, organization or municipality to make sure they are prepared. This is – foreseeable risk.

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast. My guest this week is Steve Crimando, a subject matter expert and trainer specialized in human factors/behavioral sciences in homeland and corporate security, anti-terrorism, violence prevention and intervention, emergency and disaster management. This week, Steve and I discuss:

  • How organizations can prepare for violence in the workplace
  • How sticky phrases can help drive home key messages in high stress situation
  • Why you need to be surgical in your delivery of messages during a crisis
  • And an interesting take on the fact that every crisis has a human aspect to it.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 40 - Mass Shootings. Enough is Enough! - with Vince Davis

Episode 40 - Mass Shootings. Enough is Enough! - with Vince Davis

May 30, 2022

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is when there are 4 or more victims in a single incident. The US has experienced over 50 mass shootings, with more than 70 dead and nearly 300 wounded, and that’s in May of 2022 alone!

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast. Welcome to episode 40. My guest this week is preparedness expert Vince Davis and if you haven’t guessed it, our topic is gun violence, specifically mass shootings in the US.

This week, Vince and I discuss:

  • Is this a gun problem or a morality issue?
  • What is “the bad man drill”?
  • What you should be doing within your own organization to be as ready as possible for an active shooter event.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 39 - A Resilient Workforce with Jamie Gassmann (Part 2)

Episode 39 - A Resilient Workforce with Jamie Gassmann (Part 2)

May 23, 2022

If you’re a business continuity professional, this is a topic that deserves your attention. It will help your organization be more resilient and I would encourage you to pay attention to the next 28 minutes or so.

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast. Welcome to episode 39.. This is part 2 of my conversation with Vice President of Marketing for R3 Continuum – Jamie Gassmann. This week, Jamie explains:

  • How a more resilient workforce allows your organization to bounce back faster
  • Some misconceptions about mental health in the workplace
  • And we discuss how a leader can be effective in a crisis situation when they’re struggling to deal with it themselves.

But first, here’s a brief word from Ashley at the Resilience Think Tank.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 38 - Mental Health in the Workplace with Jamie Gassmann (Part 1)

Episode 38 - Mental Health in the Workplace with Jamie Gassmann (Part 1)

May 16, 2022

Hello everyone and welcome as the Resilience Think Tank presents the Resilient Journey Podcast.

Welcome to episode 38.

My guest this week is Vice President of Marketing for R3 Continuum – Jamie Gassmann. In the first of 2 episodes with Jamie, we discuss an area of focus for the think tank in Q2 – mental health.

Jamie and I will cover an area that should get your interest as a business continuity and resilience professional – the idea that business resilience has to start with your people.

Jamie will catch us up on trends related to stress in the workplace as people return to the office.

Be sure to follow The Resilient Journey!  We sure do appreciate it!

Learn more about the Resilience Think Tank here.

Connect with Jamie Gassmann here.

Learn more about R3 Continuum here.

Want to learn more about Mark? Click here or on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 37 - The Great Resignation with Margaret Millett

Episode 37 - The Great Resignation with Margaret Millett

May 9, 2022

The phrase "May you live in interesting times" is an expression that is claimed to be an ancient Chinese curse. While it might sound like blessing, it rarely is. Living through the pandemic and now the great resignation, these are indeed interesting times.

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 37 of the Resilient Journey. My guest today is one of those people we claim needs no introduction. Industry icon Margaret Millett joins me this week on the podcast as we talk about the great resignation.

Listen as Margaret discusses how the great resignation may create critical gaps in your organization, how to adjust business continuity practices to help organizations be more prepared, and why you might even want to consider changing some things in your BIA.

We also get into some practical advice for helping business continuity and resilience professionals head off some problems before they occur.

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Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 36 - Making Good Decisions During a Cyberattack

Episode 36 - Making Good Decisions During a Cyberattack

May 2, 2022

If you’ve never had to respond to a cyberattack or been forced to make difficult time-sensitive decisions, and if you haven’t given serious thought to how you would respond, it’s safe to say you could be headed for a whole lot of trouble.

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 36 of The Resilient Journey podcast, sponsored by ClearRisk.

Today I want to get you started on the road to effectively responding to a cyberattack.

We will discuss why this isn’t just an IT problem, how to involve your crisis management team and how to be as prepared as possible to make those difficult decisions.

Cyber crime is on the rise, and with everything going on in the cyber world, can you really afford not to pay attention?

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Big thanks to my friends at ClearRisk for sponsoring The Resilient Journey!

Want to learn more about Mark? Click here or on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 35 - The Human Side of a Disruptive Event with Jody Copeland

Episode 35 - The Human Side of a Disruptive Event with Jody Copeland

April 25, 2022

As a Business Continuity or Crisis Management professional, it’s important for us to understand the human side of a disruptive event. And if we have insights into the best way to help employees after a trauma, we’re one step ahead of the game.

Welcome to episode 35 of the Resilient Journey podcast, sponsored by ClearRisk.

Today I’m joined by Jody Copeland, a registered psychotherapist.

Listen as Jody tells us what employers should do to support employees post-trauma, the effects of an unsupported employee and Jody encourages employers to get curious about their employees after a traumatic event.

And if you’re struggling with something you just can’t shake, Jody has some advice for you too.

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Big thanks to my friends at ClearRisk for sponsoring The Resilient Journey!

Want to learn more about Jody?  Click here

Email Traci directly here: info@beyondtrc.com  

Want to learn more about Mark? Click here or on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

Episode 34 - A Story of Personal Resilience with Traci Powell

Episode 34 - A Story of Personal Resilience with Traci Powell

April 18, 2022

My friends at the Resilience Think Tank have a series of articles called “What Resilience Means to Me”.

For some resilience is operational or organizational. But for others, it’s deeply personal.

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 34 of The Resilient Journey podcast sponsored by ClearRisk.  Today we get personal. My guest is Traci Powell.

Traci is the founder of a woman’s counseling and trauma recovery center called The Rebuilt Woman.

Traci is a survivor of childhood sexual and emotional abuse and today she is dedicated to providing help to lead her patients to true, lasting healing.

We’re going to talk about everything from overcoming trauma to how to reconnect with yourself and those closest to you.

Big thanks to my friends at ClearRisk for sponsoring The Resilient Journey!

Want to learn more about Traci and The Rebuilt Woman?  Click here

Email Traci directly here: traci@therebuiltwoman.com  

Want to learn more about Mark? Click here or on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Special thanks to Bensound for the music.

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