No Ego for Better Work and Life, Part 2
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Cy Wakeman
October 22, 2021
Insights from my interview with Cy Wakeman were too plentiful to fit into one blog article, so I felt sharing a part two was important. This blog contains an up close and personal set of insights from how this inspirational author, thought leader, speaker, and human being leads her life. I hope you find Cy’s insights and tips as useful as I have.
No Ego for Better Work and Life, Part 1
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Cy Wakeman
September 21, 2021
In my 20 years in the field of Organizational Psychology, I have rarely come across a more engaging and relevant read than No Ego, which a colleague of mine recommended as a “must-read” a few years ago. When I observe how toxic organizations can become, and hear about so many workplaces with constant interpersonal drama, I can see that ego is at the heart of many of these challenges (not to mention, many challenges our world is facing).
Better Sleep, Better Life!
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Aaron Telnes
September 9, 2021
Sleep is a topic that touches all of us, which is why I was delighted to interview Aaron Telnes, one of the psychologists on my team, about tips and tools for a better sleep. Aaron is a Registered Psychologist with Synthesis Psychology, helping people overcome their sleep challenges.
Humanizing Work for a Better World
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Dr. Steve Hunt & Robert Richardson
August 9, 2021
After 20 years as an IO Psychologist, I have realized the great need to humanize work and workplaces. This blog summarizes my conversation on Humanizing Work for a Better World, with fellow IO Psychologist, Dr. Steve Hunt, and his colleague and podcast co-host, Robert Richardson.
Optimizing Your Brilliant Brain for Work and Life Success
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Mary Rensel & Ali Hively
July 7, 2021
A healthy brain is key to a healthy life. I was excited to dive deeper into brain health with two amazing leaders in this arena: Dr. Mary Rensel and Ali Hively, Co-Founders of the BrainOps Group based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fierce, Funny, and Focused Making a Difference, with Adora Nwofor
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Adora Nwofor
April 14, 2021
In last month’s podcast and blog, I discussed Walking the Talk on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This month, I continued the conversation around this topic by speaking to the President and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter YYC, Adora Nwofor.
Walking the Talk on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Julie Carignan
March 14, 2021
I had the opportunity to interview a well-respected and inspiring Organizational Psychologist from Montreal, Quebec: Julie Carignan. We discussed EDI from the perspective of her own family, and her vast experience working with organizations to help them foster each person’s unique skills, in a healthy and sustainable way. This article summarizes my March 14th podcast episode of Where Work Meets Life™ with Dr. Laura.
Writing the Career You Love
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Suzy Vadori
February 14, 2021
Given that this episode launched on Valentine’s day, I felt it was important to focus on loving your career. This blog shares the two main topics covered in this episode. First, hearing from someone who has made a major career pivot to follow their passions can help inspire others who are considering their next steps. We are each the authors of our own careers, and we can create our chosen futures. Second, for those of you who have thought about writing, or perhaps started to write, but haven’t been able to get your book or story completed, this episode is full of inspiration!
Finding Meaning in Work for 2021 and Beyond
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Tom Morin
December 28, 2020
In December 2020, I had the opportunity to interview Tom Morin, author of the book Your Best Work: Create the Working Life That’s Right for You. I met Tom in 2014 when he was transitioning into his current career as a keynote speaker and coach, and I learned that he is dedicated to helping people find meaning in their work lives. Given that I founded Calgary Career Counselling and Canada Career Counselling in 2009, Tom and I both share a common passion for helping people find meaning in their careers.
Building Mental Fitness to BE WELL and EXCEL in work and life
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Karen MacNeill
December 14, 2020
I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Karen MacNeill, a Performance Psychologist whom I met 14 years ago and very much respect. She brings vast knowledge from competing at the national level and working with many elite athletes. Dr. MacNeill was the Lead Mental Performance Consultant for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea, and will perform the same role in the 2021 Olympics in Japan. Our conversation centered around mental fitness, and how people can not only be well, but excel in their work and lives.
Work-Life Wellness – How we Can Stay Resilient During Challenging Times
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with April Dyrda
November 14, 2020
I had the joy of interviewing one of my own psychologist colleagues on a topic we are both passionate about: helping people build work-life wellness during difficult times. I first met April Dyrda in 2013, when she joined my psychology practices as a student. She is now a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Consultant who brings over six years of experience in the realms of both counselling and workplace psychology. April traverses both organizational consulting and counselling, enabling her to understand how people can thrive in both work and life settings.
Why Does it Take a Catastrophe to Change the Way we Work and Live?
By Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett with Philip Vanhoutte
November 2, 2020
Our work and lives have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Through this catastrophe there is opportunity for positive changes in both our work and home lives. Now being almost 9 months in, organizations are examining longer-term strategies beyond the immediate shift of their people working from home to stop the spread.