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#038 – What Are Executive Functions Skills and Why Do They Matter? with Genevieve Gagnon

After spending 10 years as the President of a transportation business building high-performance teams, leveraging strategy and handling complex multimillion dollar negotiations, Genevieve Gagnon is now on a mission to play a part in advancing the mental and emotional development of children.

As a mother to two sons with mental health and developmental challenges, she’s become an expert in executive functioning.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Genevieve shares an in-depth explanation of executive function skills and describes how weaknesses may be misunderstood as laziness or lack of motivation.

She also highlights many examples of how understanding and focusing on executive function skills can help leaders to better support the performance of their team members.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

🎙️ Understanding various executive function skills

🎙️ Why executive function skills need to be viewed as key life skills

🎙️ How executive dysfunction can impact individual and team performance

🎙️ Tips to compensate for executive function weaknesses

🎙️ How to assess your own executive function strengths and weaknesses

Genevieve Gagnon is a Child Wellness Expert & Public Speaker on a mission to play a part in advancing the mental & emotional development of children.

She spent over 10 years as the President of a transportation business, building high-performance teams, leveraging strategy, and handling complex multimillion-dollar negotiations. Her Executive career behind, she took her business world skills and applied them to something that would make a true impact: children.

As the mother of two sons with mental health and developmental challenges, she became determined to share her knowledge & experiences with parents who struggle with similar issues.

Genevieve has been referred to as one of “Canada’s Most Influential People” & “20 Under 40” with features in multiple newspapers, and was recently appointed on the Executive Board of Family Resource Centre ADD.

If you’re looking to delve deeper into your understanding of team performance, then this episode is for you!

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A written transcript of this podcast episode is available upon request.  To request a copy, please send us an email.

Genevieve’s contact information:

Website: https://twoclearminds.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/genevievegagnonmba

Twitter: @GenevieveGagn14

Lindsay’s contact information:

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

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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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