Uplift with Nova Mutual
Reset Your Work Brain with Sue Rivard

Reset Your Work Brain with Sue Rivard

December 15, 2021

Today on Uplift, we are Joined by Nova Employee Experience Director Sue Rivard to explain to us - Resetting Your Brain. In this episode, you will learn how most of us will have five careers in our professional lives, and throughout our jobs and careers, we will carry assumptions and expectations with us. Learn how Sue helps the team at Nova to realize their value and embrace a new and exciting work culture.

Topics Covered in this episode:

01:03: What is Employee Experience?
04:40: Reset your work Brain
11:20: Empowering the team through support
14:24: Being encouraged to be courageous
20:00: Trust above all
22:31: Managing Expectations during a global pandemic

Do U want to join the Nova Mutual team? Check out our Careers page at NovaMutual.com/Careers

Being an Awesome Leader with Leo Massi (REACH)

Being an Awesome Leader with Leo Massi (REACH)

December 1, 2021

Today on Uplift, Hosts Gloria and Jodi are joined by Leo Massi, Executive Director of Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H. Learn about the depth of R.E.A.C.H. as an organization with over 200 team members and a plethora of community services across Haldimand Norfolk. Leo shares insight on how such a large team provides quality service while working towards the same goals. With a challenging handful of years behind us, you'll also better understand managing expectations for your customers and team during such uncertain times.

 

Around since the early 1980s, Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H. is a multi-service agency that provides: 

  • Children's mental health services
  • Developmental services
  • Autism services
  • Youth justice services
  • Family services
  • A residential program for transitional-aged youth
  • Several early learning and care services
  • And more

Learn more about R.E.A.C.H., their programs and how you can support: www.hnreach.on.ca

 

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Team? Check out our website www.novamutual.com/careers to see how U can join our all-star roster. 

 

Do U want to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the "Find a broker button" on our website NovaMutual.com

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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How to Flourish and Prevent Burnout with Bonita Eby

How to Flourish and Prevent Burnout with Bonita Eby

November 10, 2021

Are you feeling run down or burned out? How have you and your team been managing the fluid nature of the pandemic? This week on Uplift, Burnout Prevention Strategist Bonita Eby joins us to talk all about flourishing in a stressed-out world. In this episode, Bonita will introduce you to the differences between burnout and stress, symptoms of burnout and start you on the path of prevention.  

Join us for a 1-hour webinar featuring Burnout Prevention Strategist, Bonita Eby Owner of Breakthrough Personal & Professional Development Inc. Bonita will share her own story of burnout; you will learn what burnout is, common myths, how to recognize it, and three practical wellness strategies to prevent burnout so you can thrive. You will also receive access to free resources and have an opportunity to ask questions in the Q&A period.

Check out more Nova Webinars and community videos;

 

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Team? Check out our website www.novamutual.com/careers to see how U can join our all-star roster. 

 

Do U want to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the "Find a broker button" on our website NovaMutual.com

 

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Ep42: Nova Mutual At The Fair

Ep42: Nova Mutual At The Fair

October 13, 2021

Mini Donuts, Horse Competitions and Haunted Mansions - the Norfolk County Fair and Horse show has it all. Today on this very special episode of Uplift, Graeme is taking you, the listener, to the fair. The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is one of Ontario's only 7-day fairs, and it happened last week. However, if you missed it, join me this week as I chat to a couple of volunteers, vendors and fair folk!

 

Launch into The Nova Galaxy: vimeo.com/showcase/novagalaxy

 

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Team? Check out our website www.novamutual.com/careers to see how U can join our all-star roster. 

 

Do U want to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the "Find a broker button" on our website NovaMutual.com

 

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Ep41: #WorkingTogetherMatters - 1 Year in Podcasting!

Ep41: #WorkingTogetherMatters - 1 Year in Podcasting!

October 6, 2021

Today on Uplift with Nova Mutual, we celebrate one year in podcasting! We have shared stories from our policyholders, broker partners, team members, and community for the past year. Join hosts Graeme, Gloria, and Jodi to reflect on a year of Uplifting interviews and #WorkingTogetherMatters projects. We share some project highlights and our favourite episodes from the podcast. Plus, get a peek behind the curtain at all the magic that goes into a Nova community project and understand what "going beyond the cheque" really means. 

We thank all our guests who have the courage to appear on uplift this past year and share their authentic stories. Most importantly, Thank U, the listener who hits download every Wednesday!

 

"When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment"

-Simon Sinek

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Uplift with Nova turns 1 - 00:58

The First #WorkingTogetherMatters - 04:41

Beyond the giant cheque - 08:12 

How Nova notices a need for help - 13:17

Favourite Episodes and Community Projects - 22:09

Nova's biggest #WorkingTogetherMatters Project - 29:57

 

Launch into The Nova Galaxy: vimeo.com/showcase/novagalaxy

 

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Team? Check out our website www.novamutual.com/careers to see how U can join our all-star roster. 

 

Do U want to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the "Find a broker button" on our website NovaMutual.com

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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Ep40: Social Entrepreneurship with Scott Williams

Ep40: Social Entrepreneurship with Scott Williams

September 22, 2021

Today on Uplift with Nova Mutual, we are joined by Executive Director of ABEL Enterprises in Simcoe, Scott Williams, to talk all about creating opportunities. ABEL Enterprises provides mentorship and development for those with a mental illness or addiction. Scott shares just the surface of the programs and products available at ABEL, which houses a full woodworking workshop offering development in woodworking, carpentry, decorating, computer skills and more. We Learned about ABEL enterprises after Nova's CFO, Glenn Pick, stopped by looking for a shed on a Sunday - hear the entire uplifting story on this week's podcast!

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

How we heard about ABEL - 01:15

Scott's Story - 03:48

Career Change and Personal Development - 06:45 

Programs offered at ABEL - 11:05

Creating new passions - 23:05

How U can collaborate with ABEL - 30:19

 

Learn more about ABEL Enterprises: www.abelenterprises.ca

 

Are you looking to be part of the Nova Mutual Team? Check out our website www.novamutual.com/careers to see how U can join our all-star roster. 

 

Do U want to be part of the Nova Mutual Family? Click on the "Find a broker button" on our website NovaMutual.com

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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Ep39: Flux Brewing - Champions Of Change

Ep39: Flux Brewing - Champions Of Change

September 15, 2021

What is your passion, and what brings U joy? Today on Uplift with Nova Mutual, we are at Flux Brewing in Scotland, Ontario, with co-owner Jeremy Hansen celebrating one year in business. Always having a passion for beer and a unique culinary experience, Jeremy tells us how an old horse barn became a destination brewery. Flux represents being open to change and how good things can come from that. This episode reveals how championing change isn't just about a new beer but a new experience, a new culture, and maybe even a career change.

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Career Change: Manufacturing to Brewing - 01:15

Perspective Change: Burnout - 02:o0

Passion for beer - 03:49 

Why the name Flux? - 08:11

Champion of Change - 10:43

An all-inclusive environment - 13:02

History of the building - 19:50

Name of the beer - 26:31

 

Learn more about what's on tap at Flux Brewing: FluxBrews.ca

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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Ep38: Thank U Healthcare Heroes with Aaron Gautreau

Ep38: Thank U Healthcare Heroes with Aaron Gautreau

September 8, 2021

To all the Healthcare Heroes - We Thank U. This week on Uplift, we are joined by motivational speaker and Director of Communications at Norfolk General Hospital & West Haldimand General Hospital, Aaron Gautreau. Recently Nova donated to the Norfolk General Hospital, and as we do - we said no to the big cheque presentation. Aaron joins us on the podcast today to find out why. Peeling back the curtain, Aaron shares how our Healthcare heroes have been dealing with the pandemic and all we can do to keep them Uplifted.

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Why Nova Donated to Norfolk General - 00:47

How Healthcare workings are handling the pandemic - 07:04

How can the community assist - 13:20

Aaron's personal story - 17:28

 

Learn more about the Norfolk General Hospital: ngh.on.ca

Learn more about West Haldimand General Hospital: whgh.ca

Stay Standing with Aaron Gautreau: aarongautreau.com

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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Ep37: The Mindset of a Champion

Ep37: The Mindset of a Champion

September 1, 2021

Are you a champion in your field? We are just a few days away from the closing ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games. This past year on Uplift, we have had the pleasure to interview a handful of local champions who represent the traits of a worldwide competitor: courage, respect and integrity. 

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

It takes a team to Uplift someone extraordinary - 00:44

The Forward Movement - 10:53

Train like an Olympic Athlete - 21:50

 

Learn more about the Norfolk Association for Community Living: nacl.ca

Train with the best at Spectrum Gym: spectrumgymnastics.ca

Embrace the Forward Movement: theforwardmovement.ca

Go Above and Beyond with Anthony Frisina: anthonyfrisina.ca

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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Ep36: The Truth about Automation with Adam Harrison

Ep36: The Truth about Automation with Adam Harrison

August 25, 2021

Ep36: The Truth about Automation with Adam Harrison

Imagine you could save an extra 30 seconds, 5 minutes, or even 30 minutes in your day. Today on Uplift, Graeme talks the truth about automation, efficiency and productivity with Nova's own Adam Harrison. Removing the tedious so you can flow in whatever you might be doing is what Adam is all about. Time is our most precious thing, and in today's episode, Adam shares how U can respect your time by removing the monotonous.

 

Topics Covered in this episode:

Nova News and Updates - 00:44

Lights Along The Grand - 01:57

Automation and Productivity in the Workplace - 10:00

Learning through Mistakes - 17:03

The Gift of Time - 27:00

 

Uplift is produced by Nova Mutual

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#WorkingTogetherMatters

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