I work with organizations who want to elevate team performance by refining leadership communication skills.

#011 – How to Talk About Failure with Sarah McVanel


We all have the ability to develop increased resilience. It’s about the choices we make and the desire to become better.  When we face hard times, whether personally or professionally, if you approach failure with the right mindset, you become able to take on anything that life throws at you.  In this episode of the Workplace Communication Podcast, I speak with Sarah McVanel, Recognition Expert who shares how facing failure head on will lead you to greatness in your life.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • The impact of mindset
  • Why we need to talk more about failure
  • The link between failure and connection
  • How expecting to fail brings more success
  • Creating a more failure-resilient mindset in your organization

Sarah McVanel helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews.

Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is one of 1500 Certified Professional Speakers (CSP) worldwide and Past-President of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.

Sarah has 20 years of experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles, five books, “Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015), The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016), #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love, FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life (2019) and ROCKSTAR: Magnifying Your Greatness in Times of Change (due out June 2020).

If you are wanting to learn how to maximize your personal and professional growth when faced with a failure in your life, then this episode is for you!

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Sarah’s contact information:

Website: www.greatnessmagnified.com

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/sarahmcvanel

Flip Side of Failing: https://greatnessmagnified.com/book-order-flip-side-of-failing/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45859870-flip-side-of-failing

Other products: https://greatnessmagnified.com/store/

Awesome free resources including the Recognition Checklist: https://greatnessmagnified.com/cool-stuff/

Facebook group Great Happy People: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreatHappyPeople/

Sarah’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ZfhShvJCjFV7RTicaSFGw

Magnify Your Greatness In Times of Change interview on #LivewithLindsay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAaCT7vkm6w

Lindsay’s contact information:

To book a discovery call: https://calendly.com/lindsaylapaquette/discovery-call

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://lindsaylapaquette.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaylapaquette/

Previous podcast episodes:  https://lindsaylapaquette.com/podcast

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Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with organizations who want to invest in elevating team performance by refining leadership communication skills. Lindsay’s background as a former Speech-Language Pathologist, specialized in working with clients with social interaction challenges, brings a unique perspective that helps leaders and organizations get to the root of complex communication issues so they can save time, money and sanity.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend beyond her professional expertise.

To learn more about Lindsay’s programs, please visit lindsaylapaquette.com

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