#121 – Why Better Conversations Make for Better Futures with Jason Doiron

Ever tallied up the number of meetings you’ve been in since you stepped into the workforce?

How many of those have dragged on endlessly, achieving next to nothing?

Amidst tight deadlines, conflicting priorities and endless emails, meetings can either facilitate progress or be a total soul sucking adventure.

With over two decades of experience in nonprofit and community development, Jason Doiron is here to guide us through the chaos. Jason guides us as we uncover the secrets behind why effective communication is the key to untangling the mess and unlocking the potential of diverse teams.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Jason Doiron, Cocreator at O Stratégies, talks to us about how to leverage your time and efficiency in meetings by consciously crafting meetings to serve the purpose you most need, at each different point in time.

Say goodbye to wasted time, watch-checking, and doodling, and say hello to better conversations that will lead to innovation, clarity, and stronger team dynamics.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

  • Designing meeting structures that align with desired outcomes
  • Creating space for creativity and innovation in team meetings
  • Balancing structured and organic conversation formats
  • Leveraging diverse methodologies for idea generation and decision-making

Jason has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and community development world. He focused his academic studies in language and communications studies at the Université de Moncton. He is a practitioner of Art of Hosting and Applied Improv and has held positions in many nonprofit organizations focused on youth, arts and culture, capacity building and social innovation.  His strong and adaptable skills as group facilitator helps him to guide groups in finding clarity, common purpose and work better together in meaningful ways, creating spaces for learning, innovation and co-creation. Jason is co-owner at O Stratégies, a consulting firm specializing in organizational strategy, leadership and social innovation.

If you’re looking to harness the power of conversation to drive meaningful change and collaboration in your workplace, then this episode is for you!

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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.

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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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