Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

I’ve been offering the workshop “Fabulous Facilitation” for over 10 years now. When I talk about the importance of icebreakers and energizers, I often hear polite groans within the group. And I get it. People are reluctant to step out of their comfort zones and that is exactly what icebreakers ask them to do. But icebreakers and group warm ups are essential in workshops, conferences, and staff meetings

She Leads Interview with Lhadon Tethong, a committed activist for Tibet and for social justice everywhere.

She Leads Interview with Lhadon Tethong, a committed activist for Tibet and for social justice everywhere.

Lhadon Tethong, for me, is magic. That is one word (amongst many) I would use to describe her. She challenges me, makes me think harder, and it is my honour to be able to call her my good friend for over 25 years.  She is a true transformational leader. In 2007, Lhadon made international headlines as an exiled Tibetan who boldly challenged the occupation of Tibet from inside China, posting real-time accounts of her travels through Beijing as it was preparing for the 2008 Olympics on her blog, BeijingWideOpen — one of the first Tibetan blogs in existence. Her presence in Beijing drew the ire of the Chinese authorities and Lhadon was detained and deported from China. A renowned spokesperson on Tibetan issues in the media, Lhadon has also addressed audiences around the world about Tibet's occupation and the movement for freedom.

She Leads: Interview with Lora McKay – Acting Director of Creative Sector Policy and Governance

She Leads: Interview with Lora McKay – Acting Director of Creative Sector Policy and Governance

She Leads is the result: a series of focused conversations featuring women who are leaders in their fields. It is a safe space where women can speak frankly about their experiences, the work-life juggling act these positions demand, the obstacles and rewards, and all the ways they navigate leadership roles as women.  She Leads is a place to share stories about women who lead in their own unique ways and an opportunity for them to pass on their invaluable wisdoms to others.