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

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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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Genevieve’s contact information:

Website: https://twoclearminds.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/genevievegagnonmba

Twitter: @GenevieveGagn14

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Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech-Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two neurodivergent children, 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 well beyond her professional expertise.

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

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 well beyond her professional expertise.

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